A Taste Of Romandie Tour

A Taste of Romandie

Day 1 – Tuesday 5 May 2015
Welcome to Switzerland
Your private transfer driver will greet you at the arrivals gate at Geneva airport and take you to Hôtel Suisse-Majestic in Montreux on the Swiss Riviera. We will have a Group welcome reception in order to meet fellow tour participants.

Day 2 – Wednesday 6 May 2015 (B, L)
Montreux
Today is a leisurely day. We will start with a walking tour of Montreux to learn of the local history, followed by a group lunch. The afternoon and evening will be open to enjoy optional tours and to discover local cuisine.

Day 3 – Thursday 7 May 2015 (B)
The Swiss Chocolate Train
Beautiful scenery and tasty, world-famous chocolate make for an unforgettable experience. We’ll board the Swiss Chocolate Train in Montreux; enjoy breathtaking views of the vineyards that surround Montreux and travel to medieval Gruyères; visit a cheese-making factory; go to Gruyères Castle; enjoy a local lunch on our own; transfer to Broc to tour the Cailler-Nestlé Chocolate Factory.

Day 4 – Friday 8 May 2015 (B, L)
Lavaux Wine Region
This is a day-tour of Switzerland’s premier wine area known as the Lavaux region – classified a UNESCO World Heritage site, with beautifully manicured terraced vineyards dating back to the 11th century and even back to the Romans. The Lavaux receives three doses of sun: direct sunshine, reflection from Lac Léman and additional heat from the stone walls of the terraces.

Day 6 – Sunday 10 May 2015 (B, L)
Val-de-Travers – Neuchâtel
Today, we check out of Hôtel Suisse-Majestic and take a leisurely drive to Neuchâtel. Before reaching Neuchâtel, we’ll visit a winery in Cressier, just outside of Neuchâtel for a tour and wine tasting. We will have lunch consisting of neuchâtelois specialties at a local restaurant. We will then go to Val-de-Travers to tour the unique Asphalt Mines and taste absinthe, a local “elixir” made from herbs that grow in the surrounding Jura Mountains and which had been outlawed for many years. After a short drive, we check in at Hôtel Beaulac in Neuchâtel, a waterfront hotel on beautiful Lac Neuchâtel with gorgeous views.

Day 7 – Monday 11 May 2015 (B, D)
Neuchâtel
Discover Neuchâtel on your own – see the historic Suchard Village; or go to Le Locle, a watch-making centre; or do some shopping. Return to the hotel for our end of tour banquet at the elegant Hôtel du Peyrou, where the chef will prepare a sumptuous dinner tailored for us.

Day 8 – Tuesday 12 May 2015 (B)
End of Tour
Tour ends after breakfast. After check-out, take a short drive to the Neuchâtel train station. The efficient Swiss rail company operates hourly train service to both Geneva and Zurich airports and daily service to many destinations in Europe.

What’s Included:

  • Private transfer from Geneva airport to Montreux hotel. A supplement will be charged for transfers after 7:00pm.
  • Private motor coach transportation during the tour.
  • Stay at the Belle Époque Hôtel Suisse-Majestic in Montreux .
  • Stay at the contemporary Hôtel Beaulac on Lac Neuchâtel.
  • Welcome reception at hotel in Montreux.
  • Private guided tour in Montreux.
  • Full-day tour to Gruyères: Travel on board the Chocolate Train.
  • Admission tickets and tours for: Gruyère cheese making, Cailler Chocolates, Château de Gruyères.
  • Tour-end banquet at the elegant Hôtel du Peyrou in Neuchâtel.
  • All other meals as outlined in the tour description.

Full-day wine tour of Lavaux region:

  • Privately escorted winery tours, cellar visits, wine tastings and commentaries,
  • Visit to the Swiss Wine Museum at the Château d’Aigle,
  • Visit to the Château de Chillon.

Full-day tour in Neuchâtel region:

  • Visit to Cave de Lauriers Cressier, winery tour, cellar visit, wine tastings and commentaries,
  • Asphalt Mines tour,
  • Absinth tasting.

What’s Not Included:

  • Air transportation.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Meals that not indicated in the Tour Itinerary above.
  • Pre- and post-tour extensions.
  • Personal expenses.

Price:

  • $3,599.00 per person, based on two people sharing a double occupancy room.
  • Single occupancy is available on a limited basis; the additional cost is $749.00.

Payments:
A deposit of $500.00 per person at time of booking is required to confirm the reservation. This deposit is fully refundable if cancellation is received before 1 September 2014.
Final payment is due by 1 December 2014.

Method of payment:

Preferred method of payment is Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit cards. Bank drafts are also accepted and must be payable to TierOne Travel and addressed to:
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A Taste of Switzerland tour, May 2015

Terms and Conditions:
All prices are listed in Canadian dollars, per person, based on two people sharing a room unless otherwise indicated. Single
supplement is available upon request. Government taxes are included in the price but are subject to change.

Travel Documents:
It is mandatory to carry a valid passport when traveling to Europe. A valid passport’s expiry date must be at least 6 months beyond the return date to Canada. The name provided for your registration must be your legal name, as it appears on your passport.

Contact and Booking Instructions:
For general information and to book, please contact:

Gerry Delval, TierOne Travel
Gerry@TierOneTravel.com