• Swiss Vacation with Tesla / 8N-9D

    Swiss Vacation with Tesla
  • Swiss Vacation with Tesla / 8N-9D

    Arrival Zürich

    Day 1 Arrival Zürich

    After arrival at Zurich airport, individual transportation (private transfer can be arranged at extra cost) to Hotel Opera for car pick-up. As a «metropolis of experiences» by the water, with a magnificent view of the snowcapped Alps on the horizon, Zürich offers a unique mixture of attractions – over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, international fashion labels and Zurich designs, and the most flamboyant and lively nightlife in Switzerland. Recreational activities range from a visit to the riverside and lakeside bathing areas in the very heart of the city, to a spectacular hike on the Uetliberg Mountain. One of the recommended Grand Tour attractions is the Grossmünster, which is an Evangelical Protestant church in the Old Town of Zürich, and is one of Zürich‘s most famous landmarks. Construction of this Romanesque church was begun in 1100 and it has since been rebuilt and renovated several times. Overnight in Zürich
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    Zürich – St. Gallen – Appenzell – Bad Ragaz (ca. 260 km)

    Day 2 Zürich – St. Gallen – Appenzell – Bad Ragaz (ca. 260 km)

    After breakfast drive to St. Gallen with a stopover at the Rhine Falls, Europe‘s largest waterfall, feeling the roar and vibration of the water over one‘s entire body - this can be experienced at the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen. Continue to St. Gallen. The compact metropolis of eastern Switzerland between Lake Constance and Appenzellerland has a charming, traffic-free old town. Colorfully-painted oriel windows are a town feature. The Abbey precinct with the cathedral and Abbey Library has been accorded UNESCO World Heritage listing and belongs to the top attractions along the Grand Tour. On your way you will pass the village of Appenzell that is situated in a singularly beautiful landscape of rolling hills. The Appenzell region is known for rural customs and traditions such as the ceremonial descent of the cattle in autumn and cultural events such as folk music and rustic dances, as well as hiking tours in the Alpstein region. Drive to Bad Ragaz and visit the Highlights along the route. Overnight in Bad Ragaz
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    Bad Ragaz – St. Moritz (ca. 155 km)

    Day 3 Bad Ragaz – St. Moritz (ca. 155 km)

    Today you will drive from Bad Ragaz to St. Moritz. Continue your drive and have a stopover at `Heidi`s Village` in Maienfeld. The town lies in the distinctive Bündner Herrschaft region of Graubünden and inspired the poetess Johanna Spyri to write her novel Heidi. In the Heidi village, the story of this cheerful, nature-loving little orphan girl comes to life at the original locales of the story. Continue your drive to Davos. After enjoying lunch in Davos continue your journey to St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B)
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    St. Moritz – Lugano (ca. 267 km)

    Day 4 St. Moritz – Lugano (ca. 267 km)

    After Breakfast, proceed to your way to Lugano. This route in particular will create a magic of Switzerland to you. You will drive through thusis, you can visit the three castles of Bellinzona are a group of fortifications located around the town of Bellinzona, the capital of the Swiss canton of Ticino. Situated on the Alpine foothills, the group is composed of fortified walls and three castles named Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro. Later Continue to towards Lugano, you will pass through the famous town Locarno which is famous for a Lago Maggiore & the heart of the city is the Piazza Grande, well-known for its annual film festival. The narrow lanes of the Old Town all lead to the Piazza. Castello Visconteo, a castle dating back to the 12th century, lies at the edge of the Old Town. About a fifth of the castle has been preserved in its original state. And also on your way you can visit beautiful Bellinzona. With its castles, walls, towers, battlements and gates, this impressive fortress is a source of wonder and amazement and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. The pilgrimage church of Madonna del Sasso is located above Locarno, in Orselina. The church is said to have been established as a result of an appearance of the Virgin Mary. It is the most notable sight in Locarno, and boasts an extraordinary view of the city, the lake and the mountains. on arrival at Lugano, check in at hotel Overnight in Lugano (B)
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    Lugano – Zermatt (ca. 215 km)

    Day 5 Lugano – Zermatt (ca. 215 km)

    Leaving Lugano to Zermatt one must visit Monte Brè. Since 1912 a funicular rail has been making its way from Cassarate by Lugano to the scenic mountain above Lake Lugano. Trips up there are worthwhile if just for the views! The romantic little Brè village with its grottos has succeeded in maintaining its original character of country settlement – further embellished by numerous works of art. On your way and just a footstep away lies Ascona. The city is famous for its mild climate, its Old Town and a lake promenade which is dotted with street cafés and boasts a Latin ambience. Further north and also on your way you can visit beautiful Bellinzona. With its castles, walls, towers, battlements and gates, this impressive fortress is a source of wonder and amazement and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Depart Mediterranean Ticino, heading north to cross the famous St. Gotthard Pass and Furka Pass and continue into the region Valais. Here lies the Aletsch Glacier - the biggest glacier in the Alps, with a length of 23 km. To explore the Aletsch Glacier is a magnificent journey into a stunning world of ice and rocks, Alpine flowers and forests. Continue moving down to Täsch, last stop for your car before you continue by train on to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt (B)
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    Zermatt – Lausanne (ca. 180 km)

    Day 6 Zermatt – Lausanne (ca. 180 km)

    After Breakfast, check out - Take time this morning to walk through Zermatt, at the foot of the Matterhorn: traditional shops and wooden clad houses creating a charming place to explore. A morning trip up the exhilarating open air Gornergrat railway is not to be missed, for unrivalled views over the 4000m peaks surrounding Zermatt. After making your way back down to Täsch to collect your car, your route begins with a stunning drive up through the Valais, views dominated by amazing peaks. The river and forests accompany you as you enter French speaking Switzerland, heading through Sierre and Sion. After travelling through Martigny, your final leg takes you up through Aigle and along the shores of Lake Geneva to Montreux, one of the most popular holiday resorts in the Lake Geneva region. One must not miss a visit to the famous Castle Chillon. The castle is located on a rock on the banks of Lake Geneva. The water castle is the most visited historic building in Switzerland. For nearly four centuries Chillon was the residence and profitable toll station of the Counts of Savoy. After visiting the castle continue to the surrounded orchards and terraced vineyards of the Lavaux and further to Lausanne, the second-largest city on Lake Geneva. Sports and culture are given a high profile in the Olympic capital. Make sure you visit the Olympic Museum. Overnight in Lausanne (B)
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    Lausanne – Interlaken (ca. 400 km)

    Day 7 Lausanne – Interlaken (ca. 400 km)

    Today you have one of your longest drives but also a very fascinating one with interesting sights to see along your way to Interlaken. Continue your drive to Freiburg, which is nestled on a rock promontory and surrounded on three sides by the Saane River. It is one of the largest medieval towns in Üechtland. Over 200 unique Gothic facades from the 15th century impart incomparable medieval charm to the Old Town. Drinking a cup of coffee in a leisurely fashion, admiring the old facades and beautiful fountains, listening to two local languages or gazing from the 74-meter spire of the Cathedral far into the countryside - this is an experience enjoyed in Fribourg. Further on your way you will pass the Greyerzer (Gruyère) region, with its rolling green landscape, it`s peaks of the Fribourg Pre-Alps and which is home to the world-famous Gruyère cheese. The picture-book little medieval town of Gruyères is perched atop a small hill. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the chalet village Gstaad, which attracts countless stars and starlets. Continue your drive to Interlaken. From Interlaken you can experience the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits, together with close-up views of the longest glacial flow. The Jungfrau railway travels from the heart of the mountains to Europe’s highest lying mountain station at 3454 meters altitude. Overnight in Interlaken (B)
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    Interlaken – Bern – Lucerne (ca. 167 km)

    Day 8 Interlaken – Bern – Lucerne (ca. 167 km)

    After Breakfast, check out & then If you have some time left before you head to Lucerne, spend some time on the lake and visit Bern. Enjoy a lake cruise on the turquoise Lake Brienz and neighbouring Lake Thun that are situated in the spectacular mountain setting of the Bernese Oberland. The city of Bern has managed to retain their historic features quite as successfully as Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The old town of Bern is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and thanks to its 6 kilometres of arcades - the locals refer to them as ‚Lauben‘ - boasts one of the longest weather-sheltered shopping promenades in Europe. Overnight in Lucerne (B)
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    Departure Lucerne - Zürich (ca. 140 km)

    Day 9 Departure Lucerne - Zürich (ca. 140 km)

    You will spend your last day in one of the nicest cities in Switzerland. Lucerne is the gateway to central Switzerland at Lake Lucerne and it is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, its souvenir and watch shops, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby Excursion Mountains of Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, the town is a destination for many travel groups and individuals on their journey through central Switzerland. One of the highlights along the Grand Tour lies in Lucerne - the Chapel Bridge. The covered, wooden pedestrian walkway on the Chapel Bridge was built in the 14th century. In 1993 the bridge burned down but it was reconstructed true to the original. This large fire hit the international headlines. Do visit this landmark bridge. Return to Zurich for car drop-off at Hotel Opera.
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    Accomodation

    Location Premium (4.5 – 5*) Deluxe (3.5 - 4.5*) Standard (2.5 - 3.5*)
    Lugano Hotel Dante
    Lausanne Hotel Alpha-Palmiers by Fassbind
    Bad Ragaz Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
    Zurich Hotel Opera
    Zermatt Romantik Hotel Julen
    St. Moritz Hotel Schweizerhof
    Lucerne Continental Park
    Interlaken Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage
    Note: Accommodation will be provided in the Hotels/Resorts mentioned above or in similar category.
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    Package Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    Self-Drive Included services • 8 x overnight stays with breakfast in Zürich, Bad Ragaz, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Lausanne, Interlaken, Lucerne (1 night per destination) • Tesla Model S for 9 days • Parking at hotels included (except in Zermatt/Täsch and St. Moritz - public parking) • Taxi service Täsch - Zermatt - Täsch • Grand Tour of Switzerland Road Map from Hallwag • Grand Tour of Switzerland Travel Guide • Swiss Coupon Pass with 100 exclusive “2 for 1“ - Dine & Discover 50% Discount offers en route worth over CHF 4‘500

    Exclusions

    Self-Drive Exclusion • City Tax • International Flight • Travel Insurance • Any extra paid other than above services mentioned • GST Excluded • Visa & Car Insurance • All expenses of personal nature and any other service which is not part of the inclusions list

    Notes

    • Most hotels selected provide charging stations free of charge or at a small cost. • With your e-car you save more than CHF 350- of gas cost. • The Grand Tour attractions in the day to day itinerary are a selection, in total there are 44 attractions to explore. • Swiss Coupon Pass- Let yourself be inspired by our selection of “2 for 1”-offers for restaurants, entrance to attractions and souvenirs along the Grand Tour of Switzerland or the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland. Save up to CHF 4’500 – with 100 discount coupons available across 11 famous tourist destinations in Switzerland. Destinations: Basel | Bern | Geneva | Interlaken| Lucerne | Lugano | Montreux | St. Gallen | St. Moritz | Zermatt | Zurich Terms on swiss Coupon Pass • The Swiss Coupon Pass is valid for one year (01.12.2017 - 30.11.2018). • The Swiss Coupon Pass is available in English and German. • At least 2 people are required to consume when using the «2 for 1»-offer. • Unless stated other, only the equivalent or least expensive offer is free of charge. • Only one coupon is accepted per table or group. • The coupons are only valid in their original form and in conjunction to the booklet. Any copies or photographs of coupons cannot be accepted. • Coupons cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts, vouchers or promotions. The Swiss Coupon Pass cannot be accumulated. • The coupon must be mentioned at the time of reservation and prior to any bookings/orders being made. ;
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    Swiss Vacation with Tesla

    Package Price (per person)

    Validity: 01 Jan 2018 to 30 Sep 2018 BARRING PEAK AND BLOCK OUT PERIODS

    Rooming Basis Premium (4.5 – 5*) Deluxe (3.5 - 4.5*) Standard (2.5 - 3.5*)
    Adult Twin Sharing - CHF 2250 -
    EXCL GST OF 5.00%
    Package Price may vary as per actual Date of Travel
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