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Lakes & Mountains

Lakes & Mountains

12 nights from
AU$3,125 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Guided
  • STC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Switzerland
  • Travel From
    11 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    21 Sep 2019
12 nights from
AU$3,125 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Self-Guided
  • STC Main Accommodation
    Accommodation in Switzerland
  • Travel From
    11 May 2019
  • Travel Until
    21 Sep 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 12-night accommodationCruiseCruise Cruise on Lake Constance & Lake Lucerne, plus a sailing tour in the Cinque TerreInclusionInclusion Lucerne Transport Ticket & Guest CardInclusionInclusion Rail tickets in 2nd class (Swiss Card including half fare discount)MealsMeals Daily breakfast plus lunch & dinner as per itineraryTourTour Guided city tours in St. Gallen & Lucerne and overnight stay on Mount Pilatus

Summary

Embark on an exciting journey across Switzerland to discover fantastic lakes and mountain sceneries. In Appenzellerland, the Rorschach-Heiden train will take you to Biedermeier village for a chance to hike the “Witzweg” joke trail to Walzenhausen. Continue to Rheineck via a cog railway and then board a ship back to Rorschach. Discover the popular landmarks in Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, with a city train tour and set off to Lucerne via the Pre-Alpine Express, traversing along sloping foothills and flats. Cross Lake Lucerne with a delightful cruise and then ride a train up on the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to Mount Pilatus for breathtaking views of the region.

Make a trip to Wengen before crossing over the Italian border via rail to the resort town of Stresa. Finally, reach La Spezia and experience all its charms by cruising on the Gulf of Poets and along the world-famous Cinque Terre coast. Try some local specialties and enjoy a swim in a magnificent marine protected area.

2019 Departure dates: Daily between 11 May and 21 September

Highlights

  • Day tour to Lichtenstein (un-escorted)
  • Free day in Wengen
  • Overnight stay on Mount Pilatus
  • Lunch cruise on Lake Lucerne
  • Sailing tour in the Cinque Terre

Inclusions

  • 2nd class rail travel as per itinerary, including half fare Swiss card (upgrade to 1st class available on request)
  • 12-night accommodation in 3-star hotels (upgrades available on request)
  • Daily breakfasts, plus lunch & dinner as per itinerary
  • Guided city tour in St. Gallen
  • Excursion to Appenzellerland including cruise on Lake Constance
  • Excursion to Liechtenstein (un-escorted)
  • Guided city tour in Lucerne
  • Lunch cruise on Lake Lucerne
  • Overnight stay on Mount Pilatus
  • Lucerne transport and Guest Card

Optionals:

  • 1-night accommodation in Zurich, instead of St.Gallen
  • Day trip to Liechtenstein from St. Gallen
  • Folklore show in Lucerne
  • Jungfraujoch excursion

Exclusions

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

Itinerary

Day 1, Zürich - St. Gallen
Rail transfer from Zürich airport to St. Gallen and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2, Appenzellerland
Today, you’ll head to the smallest Swiss canton and discover breath taking scenery. Transfer from St. Gallen to Rorschach, where you take the Rorschach-Heiden train up to the Biedermeier village of Heiden. Then, take the Post Bus or hike the “Witzweg” joke trail to Walzenhausen. Here a cog railway awaits you, it will take you down to Rheineck where a ship will take you on a leisurely cruise back to Rorschach. (B)

Day 3, Vaduz (Principality of Liechtenstein)
After breakfast, journey to the Principality of Liechtenstein. One of the smallest and wealthiest countries in the world is still governed by its Monarch. Discover Vaduz with the city train tour which offers the ability to reach all the important sites easily. Return to St. Gallen in the late afternoon. (B)

Day 4, St. Gallen - Lucerne (Pre-Alpine Express)
Following breakfast, you board the Pre-Alpine Express and travel to Lucerne. Upon your arrival into Lucerne take the short walk to your hotel. (B)

Day 5, Lucerne
Today, you will enjoy a guided city tour of Lucerne followed by a vintage paddle streamer lunch cruise on Lake Lucerne. (B)

Day 6, Lucerne - Mount Pilatus
Take a cruise and the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to Pilatus Kulm (2,132m). Tonight, you’ll enjoy an overnight stay on the mountain. Dinner awaits in the Victoria Dining Room. (B, D)

Day 7, Mount Pilatus - Wengen
Descend on the other side by cable car and gondola and journey to the village of Wengen. (B, D)

Day 8, Wengen
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then enjoy the day at your leisure. (B, D)

Day 9, Wengen – Stresa
After breakfast, transfer via rail over the Italian border to Stresa. Upon arrival, make the short walk to your hotel, remainder of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 10, Stresa
Following breakfast, you have a free day to explore the area at leisure. (B)

Day 11, Stresa – La Spezia
This morning transfer to the station and travel via rail to La Spezia. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 12, La Spezia - Monterosso - La Spezia
After breakfast, make your own way to Monterosso as your sailing tour departs here.

You will sail towards the hidden beach of Guvano, located in an enchanting bay between Corniglia and Vernazza. Then, you will sail towards Manarola until Punta Montenero.

Here, you can dive in crystal clear water and enjoy the view of the islands: Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. Enjoy a light lunch after your refreshing dip. Following the tour, make your own way back to the hotel. (B, L)

Day 13, La Spezia
Your journey finishes after breakfast at your hotel. (B)

Accommodation

Standard Package (3-star)
St. Gallen Sorell Hotel Weissenstein or similar
Lucerne Hotel de la Paix or similar
Mount Pilatus Hotel Bellevue or similar
Wengen Alpenrose or similar

Superior Package (4-star)
St. Gallen Hotel Einstein or similar
Lucerne Hotel Wilden Mann or similar
Mount Pilatus Pilatus Kulm or similar
Wengen Silberhorn or similar

Deluxe Package (5-star) - On request

All prices are subject to availability. If the above hotels are not available, alternative accommodation will be offered. Supplements or reductions may apply. Prices for families are available on request.

Important Notes

  • Extension nights available
  • Combinable with other arrangements (pre-/post extensions)
  • Accommodation may be upgraded from 3-star to 4-star upon request.
  • Rail travel may be upgraded to 1st class, supplement applies. Contact us for more details.
  • Children under 16 years travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent. Please request a "Family Card" at time of booking.

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