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Clocks & Castles - Bern to Alsace

Clocks & Castles - Bern to Alsace

5 nights from
AU$1,685 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • Travel From
    01 Jan 2019
  • Travel Until
    31 Dec 2019
5 nights from
AU$1,685 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Rail
  • Travel From
    01 Jan 2019
  • Travel Until
    31 Dec 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 5-night accommodationInclusionInclusion Rail tickets in 2nd class (Swiss Card including half fare discount)TourTour Self-guided walking tour of UNESCO old town of BernTourTour Visit Emmental Valley, the site of Emmental Show Dairy and join a cheese making workshopTourTour Visit Haut-Koenigsbourg, a fairytale castle and one of the most popular monuments in FranceTourTour Guided tour of Strasbourg

Summary

Swiss ingenuity with a touch of French brilliance, plus a great deal of charming landscapes thrown into the mix. You simply can't afford to miss this incredible Bern to Alsace itinerary. Visit the UNESCO old town of Bern and watch the hourly spectacle of the Zytglogge, an 800-year old iconic landmark. Walk through its charming alleys and streets and you'll wonder how the Swiss capital was able to serve as Switzerland's political centre while keeping its vintage archaic charm. Get into character and enter the fairytale land of Emmental. The Emmental is one of Switzerland’s most authentic areas with big farmhouses, storybook scenery and well-preserved traditions. You'll discover four generations of cheese production Emmental Show Dairy before your rail transfer to Strasbourg. Treading a fine tightrope between France and Germany, between past and the future, the capital of Alsace seduces you with spellbinding maze of half-timbered houses, vineyards, glossy waterways, vintage streets and arcades, and cascading brightly colored flowers. Your tour of Strasbourg includes a visit to the storybook landscape of Colmar, Riquewihr and the formidable Haut-Koenigsbourg, one of the most popular monuments in France.

INCLUSIONS

  • 2nd class rail travel as per itinerary
  • 5-night accommodation in a 3 & 4 star hotel (upgrades available)
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Self-guided Bern city walking tour
  • Emmental excursion (un-escorted)
  • Bern ticket for free transport in the city
  • Arrival transfer from Strasbourg station to your hotel
  • Full day, guided small group tour of Strasbourg
  • Entrance fees and guided visit of Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle

ITINERARY

Day 1, Zürich - Bern

Upon arrival, transfer via rail from Zürich Airport to Bern, make your way to the hotel, where you will stay for the next three nights.

Bern is the hidden gem of Swiss cities. Political centre yet very relaxed where life goes at a slower pace than the rest of the world.

Day 2, Bern

Following breakfast, you have the chance to explore the charming Capital of Switzerland 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 themedieval arcades which provide year-round sheltered sightseeing. Afternoon at leisure. 

Day 3, Emmental Show Dairy

Following breakfast, 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 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.

Day 4, Bern - Strasbourg

Following breakfast at your hotel. you will board the train for a rail transfer to Strasbourg. Upon your arrival you will transfer to your hotel for check in. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 5, Strasbourg

Following breakfast, you will spend the day discovering the highlights of Alsace, begining with a visit to charming Colmar. From there, travel to the small villages that line the wine route before arriving in Riquewihr. After a walking tour and some free time for lunch, end the day with a visit of the mighty “Haut-Koenigsbourg” castle.

Day 6, Strasbourg

Following breakfast at your hotel, your journey will end. 

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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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