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SWITZERLAND 
Cool Switzerland - Overview
DATES & COST 

August 4 - 14, 2020
11 Days /10 Nights

Tour starts and ends in Zurich

$5,340 per person/double occupancy
$1,620 optional single supplement
$340 early arrival, single or double room (airport transfer included)
Includes all fees and taxes

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This tour may be combined with the Germany in Summer: Fairytales and History (July 25 - August 3, 2020) or the Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands 2 tour to United Kingdom (July 24 - August 3, 2020)


THIS TOUR IS FULL
WE ARE ACCEPTING
 STANDBY RESERVATIONS

If you ever dreamed about an idyllic mountain vacation, Switzerland checks off all the boxes. It offers ravishing landscapes of green pastures, hiking trails, views of glacier-encrusted Alps, glittering lake shores and pea-green vineyards, while the uber-cool Zurich gives it an urban edge. Traveling through Switzerland is mapped by castles and craft beer, new-wave restaurants and relaxed waterfront bars with Alpine views, mountain chalets brightened with red geraniums, folk fairs, and the alp-horn concerts, while the celebration of gooey cheese, velvety chocolate, and air-dried meats provide a flavorful culinary background, spiced with the unexpected encounters with modern aesthetics, contemporary art and fresh-faced design. Beyond cheese, chocolate and cuckoo clocks, lies the contemporary Switzerland, land of four languages, once-in-a-lifetime train journeys, heart-racing Alpine pursuits and tantalizing urban culture.

Defined by unspoiled, iconic mountain ranges with massive, snow-covered peaks reaching to the sky, azure lakes, Alpine meadows filled with rare flowers, sloping green hills sheltering medieval towns and castles, a sophisticated network of trains and cable cars, and of course cheese and chocolate, Switzerland is easy to love. This is a region of geologic and natural wonders, fresh mountain air, cows wandering freely in green pastures, and people adhering to old ways, yet embracing the newest technological achievements and doing their best to preserve the planet.

The Cool Switzerland Tour offers an intimate, in-depth encounter with the Swiss mountain wonderland, with an amazing array of varied activities: Zurich, Lucerne, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Appenzell, the Glacier Express, a castle, hermit's caves, Alpine hikes, lake cruises, scenic drives and train rides, cable cars to famous summits: Jungfraujoch, Schilthorn, Harder Kulm, Gornergrat, Klein Matterhorn, Muottas Muragl; chocolate making and tasting experience, cheese making, Baroque Abbey with a stunning library, each day is different and exciting.

  • While staying in Zurich, we'll tour the Old Town, then take a day trip to Lucerne, where we'll cruise on Lake Lucerne, admire the town's art filled covered bridges and the Lion Monument. On the way from Zurich to Wengen, we'll tour the 12th century Oberhofen Castle.
     
  • While in Wengen, a car-free village in the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Alps, we'll take two easy hikes, ride the mountain trains, cable cars, aerial gondolas and cogwheel trains to the famous summits of Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn. We'll spend a day in Interlaken, cruising Lake Brienz, tour Saint Beatus Caves and indulge in a chocolate making class.
     
  • While in Zermatt, we'll admire Matterhorn both from Gornergrat and from the Klein Matterhorn, as we get to play in the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.
     
  • We'll ride the legendary Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz.
     
  • While in St. Moritz, we'll take a cable car up to Muottas Muragl to admire the stunning panorama of the Engadine Alps.
     
  • Before returning to Zurich, we'll follow the Bernina Express route, then stop at Appenzell for a cheese making class and tasting, then in St. Gallen to see the Baroque Abbey with its beautiful library.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE 
  • 2 nights at a modern urban hotel in Zurich; 4 nights at a luxury mountain chalet style hotel in Wengen; 2 nights at a contemporary boutique hotel in Zermatt; 1 night at a "mountain chic" hotel in St. Moritz; 1 night at an airport hotel in Zurich Airport
     
  • Delicious a la carte meals - traditional Swiss and international cuisine: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 7 dinners, including drinks
     
  • Comfortable, private bus between Zurich and Lauterbrunnen and St. Moritz and Zurich
     
  • Train travel between Zurich and Lucerne, Wengen and Zermatt and all the mountain trains, cable cars, aerial gondolas, and cogweel trains getting to locations during the tour
     
  • Glacier Express between Zermatt and St. Moritz
     
  • Private airport transfer on arrival (departure is from an airport hotel, adjacent to the terminal) 
     
  • Cultural activities as per itinerary: chocolate making class with tasting and cheese making class with tasting
     
  • Experienced tour director, professional local guides, guided tours, all sightseeing and admission fees
     
  • All guides', drivers' and restaurants' gratuities
NOT INCLUDED 

Additional/optional costs may include: optional single supplement, optional travel insurance, additional accommodations, early hotel check-in, meals not included in the itinerary, optional activities not in the itinerary, optional tour director's gratuity, telephone charges, room service, minibar, laundry, personal expenses, etc.

The tour cost does not include airfare.

HIGHLIGHTS 
  • The Glacier Express
  • Jungfraujoch and Shilthorn Summits
  • Hiking the Swiss Alps
  • Chocolate making class with tasting
  • Cheese making class with tasting
  • Traversing the Alps by trains
  • Staying in car free villages in Wengen and in Zermatt
  • The covered bridges of Lucerne
  • Lake cruises on Lake Lucerne and Lake Brienz
  • Zurich's Old Town
  • Oberhofer Castle
  • The waterfalls of the Lauterbrunnen Valley
  • Saint Beatus Caves
  • Seeing Matterhorn from Gornergrat
  • Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
  • Engadine Alps from Muottas Muragl
  • St. Gallen Baroque Abbey and Library
What Makes This Trip Special  
  • Carefully designed itinerary, including signature Swiss experiences
  • Accommodation in upscale, perfectly located hotels throughout the tour
  • Knowledgeable private guides
  • Experienced tour director
  • Private, comfortable transportation
  • Exquisite meals throughout the tour
  • Exclusive, private experiences, not available to larger groups
  • A small group of maximum 16 women
  • No forced shopping
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Many women do not have families or compatible friends who wish to travel. When going on a main-stream tour, women often find that most activities are geared towards couples and quite often they feel left out. Singles' tours are not always what women are looking for. If you do not have a traveling companion, there is also the issue of the expensive "single supplement", sometimes as much as 50 or even 100 percent of the tour cost. By going on women-only tours, women can easily avoid paying for the single supplement by sharing a room with another woman traveler.
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