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The journey begins

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Luzern > Brunig Pass  > Brienz > Giessbach Falls > Spiez > Gstaad > Luzern

Take a Quick Escape to the the magical town of Gstaad.  This upscale resort town is located in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. Its soaring mountains and prestigious international boarding schools have long made it a holiday destination for royalty and celebrities. Cable cars connect surrounding ski areas such as Wispile and Rinderberg.

With hundreds of kilometers of all-level pistes and cross-country trails. Glacier 3000 offers nearly year-round skiing. One of the highlights of this great two day experience is a ride on the world’s highest toboggan giving you an exhilarating descent.

Gstaad Experience is a fantastic choice for anyone who wants to encounter scenic spots and spend time relaxing. Its a great addition to anyone’s holiday in Switzerland nd will leave you with memories that last  lifetime.

Is this package for me?

TRAVEL STYLE Private getaway perfect for couples, families, friends or the solo adventurer.
SERVICE LEVEL This package is a premium quality Quick Escape hosted by our Local Expert Partner – Typically Swiss Tours
PHYSICAL RATING Great for people of all ages and average levels of fitness.
TRIP TYPE Private Package

What’s Included?

  • One night’s accommodation in double/twin shared room
  • Breakfast at your overnight hotel
  • Two lunches
  • Dinner
  • Morning tea
  • Chilled water
  • Private Guide
  • All transfers in private A/C vehicle
  • Toboggan ride pass (5 runs)

Transportation:

  • Upgraded air conditioned private vehicle

Pricing Per Guest (USD)

Travelling Style Superior Deluxe
Solo Traveller $3,339 $3,565
Twin Share $1,933 $2,045
3 Guests $1,564 $1,715
4 Guests $1,407 $1,521
5 Guests $1,292 $1,428
5 Guests $1.163 $1,277

 

Where adult groups are an odd number of guests then prices are based on twin share plus one single room. Final price is dependent on your chosen hotel as room rates can vary depending on seasonal demand and also the tours and activities you wish to include.

 

 

To create your own personalised itinerary and to book this tour let us connect you with our Local Expert Partner

 

 

 

Now that you have booked your Great Journey, click below to find the best deal on flights.

 

 

 

Flights

 

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Day 1: Luzern to Gstaad (L,D)

9am Start

Our journey begins with a 9 am start from Luzern before heading to and travelling along the majestic Brunig Pass. There are numerous options to stop and take in the breathtaking scenery at places like  Brienz, Giessbach Falls, Spiez and other scenic spots before venturing onto Gstaad.

We will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before exploring this alpine village and for those so inclined there is time for some afternoon shopping. Enjoy your hotel facilities in the late afternoon and a delicious dinner at your hotel is included as a great way to end your day.

Overnight Gstaad

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Day 2: Gstaad (B, L

 9am start

Venture vertically to Glacier 3000 and enjoy a host of activities including the highest toboggan run in the world and a suspension bridge that connects two mountains. After a day of adventures high in the mountains we will return to Luzern in the late afternoon.

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Hotels

Gstadd
Bernerhof Swiss Quality Hotel 

4 Star rated

Hotel Valrose 

4 Star rated

Panoramic Double or Twin Room Superior Double or Twin Room with Terrace

Located in Gstaad’s pedestrian zone, this 4-star hotel offers 4 restaurants, a spa area with an indoor pool, and free WiFi. The spacious rooms all have a balcony.Hotel Bernerhof’s elegantly furnished rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a CD player, an iPod docking station, and a seating area. Bathrooms include a hairdryer, bathrobes, and slippers.

Guests of the Bernerhof can dine in the elegant, award-winning restaurant Stafel, as well as in the Italian restaurant Basta, the Chinese restaurant Blun-Chi, and the traditional Swiss Gaststube. A cigar lounge is also available. When booking the half-board option, guests receive a voucher that can be used on all 4 restaurants for food or drinks during the stay.

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property and free outdoor parking, Hotel Valrose is set in the heart of Rougemont, right next to the train station and 300 m from Ski Lift La Videmanette. The on-site restaurant serves local cuisine.

The spacious and bright rooms are comfortably furnished and have a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Bathrobes and slippers are available in the bathroom.

Guests can relax on the terrace or in the bar’s lounge. The restaurant serves local cuisine made from regional products.

A ski room and a bike room are available for guests and a ski equipment hire is located next door.

Sporthotel Victoria 

3 Star rated

Hotel Alphorn 

 3 Star rated

Superior Double or Twin Room Comfort Double or Twin Room
Located right on the promenade in the centre of Gstaad, Sporthotel Victoria is next to the tennis centre and just a short walk from the cable cars and ski lifts.The Sporthotel’s rustically furnished rooms feature a safe, a TV, and a bathroom with hairdryer. WiFi is available in the rooms.

Traditional Swiss cuisine, Italian dishes, and fine wines are served in the Victoria’s restaurant, which also features a bar and a winter garden. In summer, guests can dine on the terrace overlooking Gstaad’s pedestrian zone.

Free Wi-Fi is available in Sporthotel Victoria’s public areas.

The charming chalet-style Alphorn hotel in Gstaad, close to the cable cars to the Wispile and Eggli ski areas, offers you cosy, rustic rooms and tasty cuisine.

Enjoy culinary pleasures in the inviting “Möschgstube” or on the grand sun terrace, providing superb views to the ski slope, and spend peaceful nights in snug rooms. There is a small wellness area with a sauna, a steam bath, a whirlpool, a solarium, a hairdresser and a beauty salon on site. Right behind the hotel you will find a ski school and a ski kindergarten, and within an 8-minute walk you can reach the pedestrianized city centre. The sports centre and the Menuhin marquee are 800 m away and a golf course is 9 km away.

These are our selected Hotel Partners and prior to final booking confirmation, we will confirm the availability of your requested hotel and room type. We cannot guarantee your preference and in the unlikely chance that all of our Partner Hotels are unavailable we reserve the right to provide an alternative comparable hotel. If you are not satisfied with the available alternative then Guests have no obligation to continue with booking.

QUICK ESCAPES

Exclusions

  • Visa fee
  • Flights & airport taxes
  • Other personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Other activities
  • Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned
  • Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance which is required

 

Remarks

  • Prices are net per person in United States Dollars (USD) and are subject to change without prior notice
  • Prices are based on twin-share basis except solo travellers and are subject to room availability upon Package booking
  • No refund for any un-utilized Package
  • Surcharge for other languages speaking guide (Advise at time of booking)
  • Airport transfer surcharge of USD 5 per person each way for pick-up or send-off from 21:00 hrs to 06:00hrs (adjust based on group size)

Child policy

  • Child under 2: Free of charge
  • Child 2 years old and above: 100% of adult cost

CANCELLATION: 

  • Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the holiday price
  • More than 60 days before arrival- Free Of Charge (FOC)
  • More than 45 days before arrival– 30%
  • Less than 21 days before arrival – 50%
  • Less than 14 days before arrival – 80%
  • Failure on traveling date at point of arrival 100%

Local Culture

The Swiss people are very modest, so avoid wearing clothes that are too short or revealing in public and in particular at religious or culturally significant places.

Ask permission before taking someone’s photo.

Due to the nature of travel in Europe, a backpack can sometimes be more suited to this trip than a suitcase.

Local Dress

In Switzerland, the dress standard can be more conservative than it is back home. When packing, try to choose long, loose, clothing that will keep you comfortable in the season you are travelling in.

Local Flights

There are no flights on this Package

Joining Hotel

For details of your joining hotel, please refer to your Green Cultural Travel tour voucher. Alternatively, contact the Green Cultural Travel office or your travel agent.

Arrival Complications

We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you. However, if you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled for any reason, please contact us immediately. Please refer to our emergency contact details.

Emergency Contact

If you need to contact us in an emergency, it is best to call either the Green Cultural Travel Local Representative or our Green Cultural Travel Local Office first. If you don’t receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message with your contact information so they can return your call as soon as possible.

Emergency contact numbers

Typically Swiss Tours 

From within Switzerland 079 286 0451

From outside Switzerland +04179 286 0451 

What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit during your entire vacation. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible.

Most travellers carry a small to medium size backpack or rolling bag or suitcase.

You will also need a day pack or bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like iPods and mobile phones.

Visas

Please note that visas for entry into your Destination are the responsibility of each individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from, and where you are going. Rules do change. For the most up-to-date information, please check your government’s foreign ministry website or contact your travel agent.

Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others, while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs. Consider your likely spending habits when budgeting for drinks, shopping and tipping.

Money Exchange

During your holiday, you will use the Swiss Frank. Because currency exchange rates in Europe do fluctuate quite frequently, we ask that you refer to the following website for the most up to date information on exchange rates: www.xe.com

The best way to access local currency in Switzerland is from an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) with a debit card. ATMs are readily available throughout Switzerland and will usually accept cards from both the Visa and MasterCard international networks. If possible, travel with both a Visa and a MasterCard to provide backup in case of loss or access problems with one card. Please note, your bank will usually charge a fee for overseas withdrawals.

You should bring some cash with you for emergency situations (please refer to our trip dossier) but not a substantial amount as carrying only cash is high risk. The ideal mix is two or more ATM card/s with some cash as back-up.

Credit cards are accepted at some upmarket hotels and restaurants, and some larger stores if shopping for big items. 

Cash advances with your credit card are also possible at some banks. However, the process is time-consuming and tends to attract high fees.

Traveller’s cheques can be tricky, time-consuming and expensive to exchange. While we do not recommend that you bring them as your primary source of funds, you may choose to bring one or two cheques in case of emergency. American Express travellers’ cheques in US currency are the easiest to exchange.

Tipping

Depending on the service, it is customary in Europe to tip service providers, such as waiters, approximately 10%. Though not compulsory, tipping is expected and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your holiday. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is an opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. 

Health

Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.

We recommend that you carry a small First Aid kit, hand sanitizers or antibacterial wipes, and any personal medical supplies you might require.

Please be aware that for those Packages that are in remote areas and away from medical facilities. For legal reasons, our Green Cultural Travel representatives are prohibited from administering any drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. In Europe, pharmacies tend to stock the same western drugs available in your home country, but they are usually locally produced and may have different names. To ensure you can access to the right treatment, ask your doctor for the details of the active components and dosage instructions if you think you might need to purchase prescription medication while here.

When selecting your trip, please read the brochure and itinerary carefully to assess your ability to cope with our style of travel.

Safety and Security

Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government’s advice for their latest travel information before departure.

We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt for keeping your passport, air tickets, travellers’ cheques, cash, and other valuable items safe. Leave your expensive jewellery at home. You won’t need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables while on tour. We recommend a lock for securing your luggage.

During your journey, you will have some free time to pursue your own interests. You can relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your Green Cultural Travel representative can assist you with options available in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary. We, therefore, offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your personal judgment before selecting an activity in your free time.

Although the locations you will visit on your selected Package are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering about at night. We recommend our guests stay in small groups and take taxis for any night time excursions, including restaurant visits.

Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a photo opportunity and leave the area immediately.

Medical Form

As a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their personal luggage. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. These requirements ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to complete their chosen trip comfortably.

While our Representatives work hard to ensure all our traveller’s needs are catered for, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day’s activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information.

A Word of Warning

When exploring on your own carry only the necessary minimum with you and use a well-hidden money belt for cash and credit cards. The majority of your valuables, including your passport, should be left in the hotel safe. You can organise use of the safe at the reception of your accommodation. There is no need to get paranoid, just be cautious.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory to participate in any of our packages. Your Green Cultural Travel representative will communicate with you prior to your departure to ensure you have insurance in place and we will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy, please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance, we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name.

Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage, and emergency contact telephone number.

Green Cultural Travel – Community Programs

As we are owned by Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited UEN 201705140R a Singapore registered “Not for Profit” company our profits allow us to continue our support of community projects in the destinations our guests visit.

Purchasers of our Packages will automatically become members of our Green Cultural Travel Hub and Members of our Hub receive a bi- monthly magazine and access to some great travel specials and follow the progress of the community programs we support. Guests can also take the opportunity when booking a Package to make their own donation to Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited.