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Bern, The Bernese Way

Bern, The Bernese Way

3 nights from
AU$819 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Guided
  • STC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Switzerland
  • Travel From
    01 Jan 2019
  • Travel Until
    31 Dec 2019
3 nights from
AU$819 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Guided
  • STC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Switzerland
  • Travel From
    01 Jan 2019
  • Travel Until
    31 Dec 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Choice of accommodation in a 3 or 4-star hotelInclusionInclusion Bern Card for public transportTourTour Self-guided walking tour of UNESCO old town of BernTourTour Visit Emmental Valley, the site of Emmental Show Dairy and join a cheese making workshop

Summary

Think Toblerone, Clock Tower, Ovaltine, and pedestrian crossing lined with Swarovski crystals - these, plus its UNESCO recognition make Bern a perfect bucket list destination - and one of the most liveable cities in the world. Bern serves as the capital and political centre of Switzerland overlaid with medieval features, friendly ambience, and a relaxed pace of life. Tucked in an expansive meander of scenic River Aare, the city presents a beautiful picture of densely populated countryside laced with leafy hills, secluded wilderness, and modern reinvention. The city is blessed with a manageable size - just enough space that the urban and rural can mingle closely together. This is why it's best to explore Bern by foot.

Just let its medieval air push you along its amazing 6 kilometres of arcades and shops extending throughout town. See its wild side with a trip to Bear Park where you can watch the famous family of bears frolic in their natural surroundings. Linger for a moment at the elevated Rose Garden and enjoy perfect view of the Old Town and river Aare. Join a cheese making workshop and make your own Swiss cheese in the fairy tale land of Emmental Valley. Discover Bern’s historical core by visiting the Berne Historical Museum, one of Switzerland's most important cultural attractions. Stroll around Bern a bit more and see yourself veer away from what a conventional capital city should be. Bern surprises you at every turn, at every corner.

INCLUSIONS

  • 2nd class rail travel as per itinerary
  • 3-night accommodation in a selected hotel category
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • Self guided City Walk Sightseeing tour
  • Emmental excursion – roundtrip, incl. visit of the Emmental Show Dairy and cheese making workshop, unescorted
  • Bern Ticket for free transport in the city
  • Detailed itinerary and travel documentation

EXCLUSIONS

  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary or list of inclusions.
  • Personal expenses

Optional Extras

  • Jungfraujoch - Unescorted/Guided Mountain excursion
  • Mount Schilthorn - Unescorted Mountain excursion
  • Lucerne – Unescorted/Guided City excursion
  • Dinner at the Klötzlikeller (one of Bern’s Oldest vaulted cellars)

ITINERARY

Day 1, Zürich – Bern

Upon arrival, transfer to Bern via rail from Zürich Airport. Make your way to your hotel where you’ll stay for the next three nights. Bern is the hidden gem of Swiss cities. It might be the country’s the political centre but you’ll surely be drawn to its atmospheric and very relaxed nature. In here life goes at a slower pace than in the rest of the world. Bern will surprise you with its winding alleys, cosy sidewalk cafes and laid-back atmosphere.

Overnight at your hotel in Bern.

Day 2, Bern Sightseeing

Breakfast at your hotel.

In the morning you'll venture into the charming Capital of Switzerland, with its unique blend of traditional architecture and contemporary events, on a relaxed self-guided walking tour. Discover the UNESCO-Old Town of Bern with its most famous attractions and have a look at the little shops and cafes under the medieval arcades which provide year-round sheltered sightseeing. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at your hotel in Bern. 

Day 3, Excursion to the Emmental Show Dairy

Breakfast at your hotel.

Enjoy a full day excursion to the Emmental valley. The Emmental is one of Switzerland’s most authentic areas with big farmhouses and a storybook scenery. It is especially famous for the Emmental cheese that originates from this region. In the morning you’ll take the train from Bern to Hasle-Rüegsau, where a bus will be waiting to take you directly to the Emmental Show Dairy. The Emmental Show Dairy gives you an insight into four generations of cheese production. Discover how this traditional trade has changed over time and learn how the Swiss put the holes in the cheese. At 2:00 pm, you’ll join a cheese making workshop and make your own Swiss cheese. 

In the afternoon return to Bern via Hasle-Rüegsau. Spending the evening at your leisure. You can indulge in a delectable dinner in one of Bern’s unique vaulted cellar restaurants.

Overnight at your hotel in Bern.

Day 4, Bern Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. Departure from Bern.

Important Notes

  • Open jaw possible (ie. start in ZRH ending in GVA or vice versa)
  • Extension nights available
  • Combinable with other arrangements (pre-/post extensions)
  • Upgrade to 1st class rail travel available
  • Extra night, child rate and triple room on request. Children under 6 years travel free when sharing room with their parents (no extra bedding)
  • If the selected hotel is not available, alternative accommodation is offered. Supplements or reductions may apply. Prices for families are available on request.

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Your Accommodation

3, 4 or 5-Star Accommodation in Switzerland

Switzerland Travel Connection offers you a wide-range of comfortable accommodation across the different cities and towns of Switzerland. From standard 3-star to luxury 5-star hotels, we've got your Swiss accommodation covered. We offer small to medium sized, sometimes family-run, often centrally located and close to train stations. They are chosen for their charm and style, Swiss hospitality and the relationship built with them over time. Choose from our handpicked accommodation Basel, Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Lugano, Montreux and Zurich.

 
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