The Great Swiss Train Tour – Oct.16 – Oct.28, 2019
It’s been twenty-one years since our first Swiss Train Tour, the only all-by-train tour through Switzerland. This year we designed a very special Tour which will take participants to Geneva, Montreux and Chur in Switzerland and the to beautiful resort town of Garmisch Partenkirchen in Bavaria.
Oct. 16 – Depart your hometown for the flight to Geneva in Switzerland.
Oct. 17 – After Arrival in Geneva transfer to your hotel in the old town of Geneva which is set on a hill above the lake. After getting settled and a rest we take a stroll throughbeautiful historic old Geneva to show you what’s where.*** The walk will end with a Swiss dinner in a wonderful little restaurant. *** Taking a stroll depends on your arrival time. In any event we will take you to dinner. D
Oct.18 – After a leisurely breakfast meet to walk down the hill to visit a famous Chocolatier to learn all about how chocolate is made. The visit ends with time out in the comfortable tea room to savor some of their irresistible treats. Afterwards we take a short walk along the lake promenade to take one of the lake ships for a cruise on Lake Geneva. After returning to the hotel the remaindeof the day is at leisure until time we head for dinner in a nearby restaurant. B D
Oct.19 – Today the day is on your own to go shopping or to pursue your own interest. B
Oct. 20 – After a leisurely breakfast we transfer to the train station for the ride to Montreux, the quintessential alpine resort on the eastern end of the Lake Geneva where you stay for three nights in the posh lake-side Hotel Suisse Majestic. After some time to relax for a while, we take a walk along the lakeside promenade after which we we go to dinner. B D
Oct.21 – This morning we head across the street to take a steep cog-rail train to Rocher de Naye, a mountain from where you have spectacular views over the lake, the best views of the lake from anywhere. After returning to the hotel the evening is a leisure. B
Oct.22 – Today a special day is in store for us. After breakfast we take the train to Vevey where we have a hand-on chocolate workshop at the famous Chocolatier Laederach. Afterwards enjoy some time in pretty Vevey which Charley Chaplin made his home for 25 years. In the evening we meet to for a traditional fondue dinner in a restaurant known for this specialty. B D
Oct. 23 – This morning we bid Montreux goodbye and travel by train to the Chur, the oldest city in Switzerland. After getting settled in our hotel which is just across from the train station, we take a stroll though beautiful old Chur ending in the oldest Inn in Chur where we have a have a dinner of dishes not found anywhere else in Switzerland. B D
Oct, 24 – After breakfast a scenic train ride takes us out of Switzerland and through Austria to the resort town of Garmisch Partenkirchen in Bavaria, where the lovely Chalet Edelweiss will be home for three nights. After a mid-afternoon arrival relax in the garden of the hotel before we take you to the oldest part of Garmisch where historic farmhouses date to the 16th century. Dinner is in an equally historic Inn which has been the setting for dozens of films and TV shows. B D
Oct. 25 – Garmisch is set amid the highest peaks in the Alps and at the foot of the Zugzpitze, Germany’s highest mountain. We will scale one of those peaks – no, not on foot – but aboard a cable car which will whisk you to the top of the mountain in a mere 15 minutes. After returning to Garmisch we’ll pause for lunch in the most luscious pastry shop in town, tip off the lunch with something sinfully rich and oh soooo good! Afterwards the remainder of the day is on your own. B L
Oct. 26 – This morning we take a local bus to the nearby mountain village of Grainau and from there a train to a lake set in stunning scenery at the very foot of the Zugspitze. After taking a stroll along the shore of the lake we pause at a lakeside restaurant for lunch after which we return to Garmisch by train. B L
Oct. 27 – Today we have to say goodby to Garmisch to travel by train to Munich where we stay at Hilton Hotel set within the Airport, a convenient overnight stop for the return flight the next morning. You have time to do some last minute shopping, not at airport prices buy at prices the same as in the city. It is the only airport without airport prices, the reason being that Munich’s airport is in the countryside outside the city and many locals come to airport todo their shopping there. In the evening dinner in at the beer garden in the atrium of the Airport. Munich is the only airport in the world which has its own brewery, the Airbrau Brewery. B D
Tour Cost: $3970.00 per person sharing a double room
Single Cost: $4543.00
Included: 11-nights first class hotel accommodation, daily breakfast, 7 dinners, 2 lunches, first class rail pass for all train travel, rail station to hotel transfers, boat and mountain trains excursions, the chocolate work shop and a chocolate tasting, all tips and taxes for included meals and the services of Posh Journeys as your host.
Not included: International flights, airport transfer (needed only in Geneva on arrival, however, we will assist you arranging private transfers or you can take a taxi, it is just a short ride to the hotel) alcoholic drinks with meals unless part of a included meal.
Deposit to hold a space: $400.00 per person
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