An intimate journey of discovery. Sparkling lakes, fortified towns, snow-laden Alpine peaks and beautiful panoramas. A spectacular expedition by rail aboard the world famous Glacier Express.
1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 6 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Lunch aboard the Glacier Express (L), 2 three-course table d'hote Dinners with wine, plus tea or coffee (D) and 1 Celebration Dinner with wine (CD).
Departures on tour for Christmas and New Year's Eve enjoy a festive Highlight Dinner.
|Depart Date||Return Date||Price||Discount||AvailabilityPrice|
|10 Dec 16||17 Dec 16||$2,395pp||
|20 Dec 16||27 Dec 16||$2,595$2,465pp||Early PaymentPay by Oct 27||
$2,595 $2,465 pp
|29 Dec 16||5 Jan 17||$2,675$2,541pp||Early PaymentPay by Oct 27||
$2,675 $2,541 pp
|7 Jan 17||14 Jan 17||$2,495$2,370pp||Early PaymentPay by Oct 27||
$2,495 $2,370 pp
|24 Jan 17||31 Jan 17||$2,550$2,423pp||Early PaymentPay by Oct 27||
$2,550 $2,423 pp
|4 Feb 17||11 Feb 17||$2,495$2,370pp||Early PaymentPay by Oct 27||
$2,495 $2,370 pp
|18 Mar 17||25 Mar 17||$2,395$2,275pp||Early PaymentPay by Oct 27||
$2,395 $2,275 pp
|27 Mar 17||3 Apr 17||$2,395$2,275pp||Early PaymentPay by Oct 27||
$2,395 $2,275 pp
On these departures, a coach operates from St. Moritz to Disentis, a panoramic car is attached to a regular train to continue your journey from Disentis to Brig. Route does not travel by the Landwasser viaduct and Rhine Gorge.
December 20th departure will include a Christmas Highlight Dinner and gift in Brig. December 29th departure will include a New Year's Eve Dinner in St. Moritz. These additional dinners will replace dinners shown in the itinerary.
Christmas Markets: Will explore Lucerne on November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th and December 20th.
Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
Single Room Supplement: from $320.
Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $65 per person.
Early Payment Discount: Pay in full to save the amount listed above. For details, click here.
AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift! Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.
Frequent Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the price of the vacation.
The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc (CHF). While the country is not part of the European Union and thus is not obliged to convert to the Euro, many prices are nonetheless indicated in euros to help travelers compare prices. Some Swiss merchants may accept euros but are not obliged to do so. Change given back will most likely be in Swiss francs. While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive in Switzerland, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination. The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in Switzerland. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling. It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.
Swiss cuisine is a flavorful blend of German, Italian, and French influences and a wide variety of regional offerings. Specialty dishes include fondue and raclette (cheese dipping dishes), sausages and rösti (fried potato), bündnerfleisch (air-dried beef) and fondue bourguigon (cubes of steak with various sauces). Swiss pastries and desserts are excellent. There are also spirits made from fruit; the most popular are Kirsch, Pflümli and Williamine. And don’t miss out on the world-class selection of Swiss chocolate.
A service charge is typically included in the bill at restaurants in Switzerland. While there is no need to leave an additional tip, you can round up to the next franc for service if you choose.
At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director. Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit. A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.
Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.
You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions. All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers. In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group.
If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.
We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.
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