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Unpack Just Twice • An in-depth look at the world famous Bernese Oberland


9 Days - Tour Dates: August 20 - 28, 2018
13 Meals Included
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Price Per Person:
$3999.00 Double Occupancy
$4479.00 Single Occupancy
$3929.00 Triple Occupancy

Prices include airfare from SAN/LAX. Please call or refer to our catalog for prices from your home city.

Additional Departure Dates:

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Round Trip Home Pick-up
  • Round Trip Airfare Including Bag Fee
  • 9-Day First Class Escorted Vacation
  • 13 MEALS: All 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Dinners (D) + In Flight Meals (IFM)
  • 6 nights in alpine Wengen & 1 night in Zurich
  • Berner Oberland Pass: a travel card good for cog railroad, bus, cable car, gondola, train & ferry throughout the region
  • Day trips to Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen Valley, Grindelwald & Schynige Platte, Merrigan with Reichenbach Falls
  • Lake Brienz cruise / Trummelbach Falls
  • Gimmelwald & Murren by tram & rail
  • Sightseeing in both Bern and Lucerne
  • Deluxe Motorcoach with Restroom
  • AFC Tour Manager Chris McCool (July)
  • AFC Tour Manager Chuck Denny (Aug)
  • Baggage Handling, RT Airport Transfers

FEATURED  HOTELS
  • Wengen (6 nights) - Hotel Silberhorn
  • Zurich (1) - Dorint Hotel

Economy Plus Air Upgrade: From $450 p.p.

Jungfrau View Room w/ Balcony ADD: $199 pp
Courtyard View Room Upgrade ADD: $149 pp

 

Daily Itinerary:
Day 1
Monday, 8/20/2018 - You may have been to Switzerland, but you may NOT have seen this Switzerland! Spend 6 nights in the quaint alpine village of Wengen (1,000 people at 4,800 feet), surrounded by 14,000 foot mountains like the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau.

Fly to Zurich
Transfer by home pick-up to your airport.  Depart today for Zurich, Switzerland.

In-Flight Meal
Day 2
Tuesday, 8/21/2018 - Lauterbrunnen / Wengen
Arrive in Zurich, board our coach and travel through the Swiss landscape past sparkling lakes.  Stop in the capital city, Bern, to see the Rose Gardens & Glockenspiel. Then, it's up into the massive Swiss Alps. The scenery is increasingly spectacular as you arrive in Lauterbrunnen, with its towering cliffs. Then, travel by cog-rail up to the enchanting alpine  village of Wengen for 6 nights (altitude 4,800').

Dinner
Day 3
Wednesday, 8/22/2018 - Interlaken / Lake Cruise
Enjoy a day trip to Interlaken with its mile-long shopping district filled with woolens, lace, and watches. Ride the vintage cog railway up to Schynige Platte for an incredible view (altitude 6,800'). Later, sail on a lake steamer across Lake Brienz. In Brienz, visit the Jobin Wood Carving School, or take a ride on the Rothorn steam train for a view of the lakes. Later, board Swiss Rail back to Lauterbrunnen, then cog rail up to Wengen.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 4
Thursday, 8/23/2018 - Grindelwald / Jungfrau  
Free morning or optional rail up to the Jungfraujoch Mountain at 11,133 feet (due to high altitude, we have not included this trip and it is at an extra cost).  This afternoon, we will all go via cog railway to Grindelwald for shopping. Continue on to “First Summit” via what was once Europe's longest cable car (altitude 7,600') for spectacular views.  Then, return to Wengen via the Mannlichenbahn cable car.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 5
Friday, 8/24/2018 - Schwarzwald / Reichenbach
Ride the train down to Interlaken and cruise Lake Thun to Grindelwald to board a PTT bus for an excursion over the Grosse Scheidegg to Schwarzwaldalp. Later, arrive in Merrigan to visit famous Reichenbach Falls (where Sherlock Holmes met his match in Professor Moriarty). Then, ride the Swiss Rail from Merrigen along Lake Brienz and back to Wengen.  What a fabulous day!
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 6
Saturday, 8/25/2018 - Lauterbrunnen Valley 
Board the cograil for an excursion to the glacier-carved Lauterbrunnen Valley. Board a PTT bus for Trummelbach Falls. Go inside the mountain and see how the falls have carved incredible caves. Next, take the cable car to Gimmelwald, then to Murren for free time. Ride the funicular up to Allmendhubel (altitude 6,200') for the view, or take the optional Schilthorn cable car up to the “top of the world” and setting for a James Bond movie (altitude 9,700'). 
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 7
Sunday, 8/26/2018 - Free Time / Matterhorn Optional
Today, the July tour will include special Swiss Confederation Day holiday activities in town. Enjoy free time, or join the optional day trip to the Matterhorn. Travel to the ski resort of Zermatt. Choose to ride to the ice world of Klein Matterhorn (altitude 12,780’). From there, up to the “Gipfel-lift” (subject to weather) is an exceptional 360º view. Explore the glacier grotto, “Gletschergrotto.” Then, stroll & shop in town, or visit the Matterhorn Museum. Return after a long but very rewarding day. Reserve this option at booking +$85 pp.
Breakfast
Day 8
Monday, 8/27/2018 - Coach to Zurich 
Descend on the now familiar cog-rail train.  Board your private motorcoach and travel to Lucerne. See the Lion’s Monument and Chapel Bridge.  Continue on to Zurich for the night and your Farewell Dinner.
Breakfast
Dinner
Day 9
Tuesday, 8/28/2018 - Zurich / Fly Home 
Coach to the Zurich airport and fly home. 

Note: This tour involves high altitude. Please check with your doctor, if you have any health conditions affected by high altitude.
Breakfast
In-Flight Meal
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