The Best Ever, Obviously
During this ten day trip to Switzerland, you will go to twelve different cities including:
Zurich, Berne, Evian, Montreux, Lake Geneva, Zermatt, Lugano, St. Moritz, Liechtenstein, Interlaken, Brienz, and Lucerne. While enjoying four star hotels, first class travel, and all included meals, you have time to relax but still see the country. With this tour you get the real Switz experience with seeing all the sights and visiting the most known cities in the country.
All of this and more for only $2600! That's a steal and who wouldn't want that deal? You can't pass this up. Get it while it's hot and enjoy your vacation!
Adventure to Switzerland
Monday, Jul 8th, 5am to Wednesday, Jul 17th, 10pm
Places You Will Go
Montreux- Jazz Festival
Lake Geneva- Castle of Chillon
The Château de Chillon (Chillon Castle) is an island castle located on the shore of Lake Geneva in the commune of Veytaux, at the eastern end of the lake, 3 km from Montreux, Switzerland. The castle consists of 100 independent buildings that were gradually connected to become the building as it stands now.Chillon Castle during the late 19th century, viewed from east.The oldest parts of the castle have not been definitively dated, but the first written record of the castle is in 1160 or 1005.From the mid 12th century, the castle was home to the Counts of Savoy, and it was greatly expanded in the 13th century by Pietro II. The Castle was never taken in a siege, but did change hands through treaties. It was made popular by Lord Byron, who wrote the poem The Prisoner Of Chillon (1816) about François de Bonivard, a Genevois monk and politician who was imprisoned there from 1530 to 1536; Byron also carved his name on a pillar of the dungeon. The castle is one of the settings in Henry James's novella Daisy Miller (1878). I picked this place because I thought it was very interesting that it was a setting in a book.
The Matterhorn is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Its summit is 4,478 meters (14,690 ft) high, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps. The Matterhorn was one of the last great Alpine peaks to be climbed and its first ascent marked the end of the golden age of alpinism.It was made in 1865 by a party led by Edward Whymper and ended disastrously when four of its members fell to their deaths on the descent. The north face was not climbed until 1931, and is amongst the six great north faces of the Alps. The Matterhorn is one of the deadliest peaks in the Alps: from 1865 , when it was first climbed, to 1995, about 500 alpinists died on it. I picked this because I like to ski with my boyfriend, Patrick and my sister, Kennedie.
Lucerne- Lion Monument
The Lion Monument in Lucerne is a giant dying lion carved out of a wall of sandstone rock above a pond at the east end of the medieval town. It was designed as a memorial for the mercenary soldiers from central Switzerland who lost their lives while serving the French king Louis XVI during the French Revolution. When the revolutionary masses attacked the royal Tuileries castle in Paris on August 10, 1792 the Swiss mercenary troops tried to defend the royal family and make sure the royals could escape. The latin inscription HELVETIORUM FIDEI AC VIRTUTI means "To the loyalty and bravery of the Swiss". I picked this place because I thought it was amazing how this was in a rock.