Step inside a Swiss postcard filled with quintessential images of Alpine life: mountain chalets, snowcapped, towering peaks, steep gondola rides and famous ski resorts. This flexible getaway offered by Brendan Vacations includes a choice of hotels, sightseeing, rail transport, airport transfers and the assistance of local English-speaking hosts. It’s a perfect way to experience the land of chocolate, watches and the spectacular Alps!
Customize your trip with a wide selection of popular city combinations:
• Extend your itinerary by adding extra nights in any of the four cities.
• Combine this trip with one or more other locally hosted European city itineraries.
$40 per person dining voucher redeemable at select local restaurants**
AAA Vacations® Best Price Guarantee and 24/7 Member Care**
$40 per person discount on packages totaling $2,000 or more per person
Jagged peaks and shimmering lakes are only two of the thrills you’ll experience on this independent rail journey that takes you to dizzying heights. Summer travelers will discover idyllic green valleys, clear mountain streams and quaint villages, while winter travelers get to join Europeans, jetsetters and the native Swiss as they hit the slopes for some of the best skiing anywhere. No matter when you go, breathtaking Alpine scenery will greet you at every turn.
With the train as your primary transport, you'll navigate easily between cities, traversing some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world. Hotel stays, train travel and a sightseeing tour in each city are all prearranged but the rest is up to you. English-speaking hosts in Zurich, Zermatt and Lucerne will be glad to offer advice on excursions, dining and entertainment.
Begin in Zurich, Switzerland's financial capital. Explore its medieval Old Town and lakefront setting before taking the train to glamorous St. Moritz, a legendary haven for the rich and famous set in a stunningly romantic setting of forest, lake and mountains. Here you'll board the Glacier Express which follows the Rhine River before ascending to Zermatt. The train's oversized windows let you view castles along the river with the mighty Alps as a backdrop. The mountain village of Zermatt is set in a valley near the foot of the mesmerizing Matterhorn and features picturesque chalets, medieval twisting alleys (no cars are allowed), and spectacular scenery. End your journey in the charming lakeside city of Lucerne, a shopping mecca that still manages to epitomize the storybook image of a Swiss village.
• 6 nights first class accommodations in your choice of 4-star or 5-star centrally located hotels; includes hotel taxes and service charges
• Daily breakfast
• Rail transportation with reserved seating between each city - standard class on 4-star hotel option (upgrades available) and first class on 5-star hotel option
• Services of an English-speaking local AAA Vacations® host in each city who can offer advice on excursions, dining and entertainment
• Sightseeing with local guides in Zurich, Zermatt and Lucerne
• Private round-trip airport/hotel transfers
*Prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to availability at time of booking, and may change without notice. Price given based on first class hotels for travel departing between April 1 and October 31, 2013. Single supplement may apply. Except for packages including air transportation, unless stated otherwise, airfare, taxes and government fees are not included. Offers valid for new bookings only. Member Benefits are per person and apply to first and second traveler only. Member Benefits are available only with advertised fare and are subject to change without notice. Your travel arrangements may be modified or canceled subject to the travel providers’ policies. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. We make every effort for accuracy at time of printing but reserve the right to correct errors. AAA Travel strongly recommends the purchase of trip protection insurance. Except for packages including air transportation, fares may not reflect additional fuel supplement or port charges and vary by provider.
**The AAA Vacations® dining credit voucher is redeemable at participating pre-selected restaurants only. Advance reservations must be made through the local host. Vouchers are non-refundable and have no cash value. Restrictions apply to the AAA Vacations® Best Price Guarantee and 24/7 Member Care. Should you find a valid better rate for the exact same itinerary within 24 hours of booking, AAA will match the lower rate. Ask your AAA Travel Counselor for details.
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