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Swiss Express (Tailor Made)

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Swiss Express - 5 Days - Travel on any date you want!
 

Social distancing? But you still want to go away this summer?

Star Tours is introducing Social distancing tours, to ensure our passenger's safety, comfort and peace of mind are paramount.

We are offering a new way to travel on our tours. Opposed to travellers booking multi-person tours, you may instead opt for small, private tours that are limited in number but still large in scope.

We appreciate that many of our passengers will want to travel by ensuring that their fellow travellers are individuals they know well, see often, and feel safe around — their immediate or extended family, or a close community of friends – their “social bubble”.

You can now travel in smaller groups ranging from two passengers up to sixteen passengers, on a limited number of itineraries that we are currently offering. See details for further information and pricing.

Price Includes

  • Return transportation by deluxe AC car/van/minibus from your selected pick up point
  • Return channel crossing via Eurotunnel or Ferry
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in 3/4* hotels with breakfast & 1 overnight drive
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in Tour Highlights
  • All tips and service charges
  • Premium service of a Star Tours’ Representative/Driver
  • Fuel, Toll Charges & Parking Charges

Price does not include any entrances or any meals. This can be added at an extra cost. (One overnight journey in a coach). Alternatively, you can avoid the overnight travel at an additional cost. Please enquire. 

Price

Travel on any date you want!

No. of passengers

Vehicle

Adult

Child 2-11 YRS

2-3

Private Car

£975

£895

4-5

Private Car

£680

£595

6-8

Private 9 Seater Van

£650

£570

9-12

 Private Minibus

£550

£475

13-16

Private Minibus

£450

£375

  • Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room
  • Child 2-11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults
  • Infants 0-23 months price is £100 for a seat in a vehicle
  • Max. occupancy per room is 3 person (excluding infants)
  • Single supplement will be £150

Additional Services

Additional Services

Charges

Mt. Titlis

Adult £65, Child £35

Ice Flyer

Adult £11, Child £5

Mt. Jungfrau & Trummelbach Waterfalls*

Adult £135, Child £80

Mt. Jungfrau (during Trummelbach closure)

Adult £120, Child £70

Veg Lunch or Dinner in Switzerland

£20

Non -Veg Lunch or Dinner in Switzerland

£28

Veg Lunch or Dinner in Germany and/or France

£13


Tour Highlights

Free time to explore Mt Titlis
Free time at Rhine Falls
Zurich City Tour Free time to explore
Lucerne City Tour
Interlaken Free time to explore & shop

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1/5 London - Calais - Overnight Drive (Distance: 850 Kms - Overnight)

Today evening join up with your personal Car Driver/Tour Manager and depart towards Dover or Folkestone for your crossing to Calais; you will require your passports at hand as we will cross the UK and French immigration, as well as security. The crossing on the ferry will last approx. 90 Minutes; 40 minutes if the crossing is from the Euro Tunnel train.

Once we are in mainland Europe, we make our way directly towards Switzerland. We will be crossing through France, Belgium and possibly Luxembourg whilst we make our way towards Switzerland.

We will be covering quite a distance tonight and be driving throughout the night.

Day 1/5
Day 2/5 Rhine Falls - Central Switzerland (Distance: 250 Kms)

In the morning we will stop to freshen up at services after the overnight drive, you can purchase your own breakfast from the services.

We continue our journey heading through the Black Forest region of Germany and into Schaffhausen a city in north-eastern Switzerland on the river Rhine, next to the German border. On arrival why not take the time to admire the prime tourist attraction of the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest open-plan waterfalls. You have the time to enjoy a quick trip to the centre of falls on the erosion-resistant rock or simply bide the short time we have here admired the beauty from the banks of the River Rhine with the Wörth Castle in the backdrop.

We continue our journey from the Rhine falls toward Central Switzerland to our hotel where we settle in for our two nights. We anticipate being at the Hotel by 18:00 today.

Day 2/5
Day 3/5 Central Switzerland - Interlaken (Optional – Mt. Jungfrau) - Central Switzerland (Distance: 180 Kms)

We have an early breakfast today and head out on the car towards Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen.

Today spend time in Interlaken, a small town nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. The Höheweg is Interlaken's main street which runs between Interlaken West and Interlaken Ost Railway Stations, spend the time shopping away for souvenirs along the high street or simply admire the rich views of the Bernese Alps. Why not wander through the Kursaal Garden, where you can see a 350 Kg statue of the renowned Indian filmmaker, the late Yash Chopra.

Today you also have the opportunity to conduct two optional tours that your tour manager will present to you. You can choose to do Mt Jungfrau and Trummelbach Waterfalls, which are both located in the Lauterbrunnen valley. You will still have some time in Interlaken if you choose to do these optional tours.

If you choose the Mt Jungfrau optional you will head towards Lauterbrunnen Valley, the deepest U-shaped valley in the world with either side rising a sheer 1000 meters. We have a jaw-dropping train journey on a cogwheel that takes us up to the top of Mt. Jungfrau at 3454 meters above sea level. At the top, have free time to explore the Ice Palace to view life-sized ice sculptures carved from the Glacier, visit the Sphinx observation tower for spectacular views of the Aletsch glacier and surrounding peaks, often said you could see as far as Italy on a clear day. Then spend your remaining time buying souvenirs and chocolates before we meet up.

You also have an opportunity to conduct an optional tour of “Trummelbach Waterfalls”. This unique Spectacle in the Lauterbrunnen Valley comprises various Glacier fed Waterfalls inside a mountain. The impressive falls are floodlit and accessible by a special tunnel. The falls carry up to 20,000 litres of water every second. The Trümmelbach Falls are accessible underground by galleries, tunnels, paths and platforms.


After a jam-packed day in Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen, we make our way back to our hotel. With a day full of memories get in a good night sleep for another adventurous day tomorrow.

Day 3/5
Day 4/5 Mt Titlis - Lucerne - Zurich City - Strasbourg Region (Distance: 350 Kms)

After breakfast today we drive to Mt titlis, where we ascend 10,000ft to the summit of Mt. Titlis (Entrance not included). We take a small cable car or funicular depending on the time of the year before we take the world's first revolving cable car, the Titlis Rotair. The Rotair makes one full revolution whilst we ascend to the top of Mt Titlis giving you a 360-degree view of the Uri Alps. Once we reach the top you can not only enjoy the breath-taking panoramic views of the surrounding Swiss landscapes, but you will have ample time to take pictures in traditional Swiss outfits, buy souvenirs and walk the highest Cliff Walk, a suspended pedestrian bridge along the cliff of Mount Titlis 3,000 m above sea level, it is believed to be the highest elevation suspension bridge in Europe (subject to operation). Spend the morning playing in the snow and visit the ice caves.

On Mt Titlis, you can also enjoy the optional Ice Flyer (subject to operation). The Ice Flyer chairlift sweeps you smoothly and safely over crisp, virgin snowfields and icy depths. Some of the crevasses are up to twenty metres deep. Only on Mt Titlis can you expect such a fantastic glacier experience, and don't forget to smile as you can purchase a perfect souvenir of your picture from the photo studio shop.

We make our way down in the early afternoon, board our car and make our way down from Engelberg to the beautiful city of Luzern (Lucerne).

In Lucerne spend the time admiring Lake Luzern, the fourth largest lake in Switzerland, with Mt Pilatus, Mt Rigi and the Swiss Alps in the background, or take a wonderful walk around the Old Town and shop to your heart content in the pretty cobbled streets with top high street fashion names. Don’t forget to walk and view the Chapel Bridge also known as Kapellbrücke, the famous 204 meters long wooden covered bridge originally built in 1333, regarded as the oldest covered bridge in Europe. We later visit the Lion Monument, or the Lion of Lucerne, a rock relief, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris. The carving has often been heralded as "the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world".

We then drive heading North towards the commercial capital of Zurich. On arrival in Zurich spend the one-hour free time that your tour representative gives you in the city centre to discover Zurich city by foot, with the main highlights including - The Fraumünster Church, renowned for its stunning stained-glass windows created by Chagall. The Grossmunster evangelical protestant church in the mediaeval old town, or simply admire the beautiful lake of Zurich. The free-time given to you to check out a snapshot of Zurich city centre.

We board back onto the car after another fun filled day heading for our hotel located in Strasbourg.

Day 4/5
Day 5/5 Strasbourg Region - Calais - London (Distance: 850 Kms)

Today morning we check out from the Hotel, depending on the location we may be given a packed breakfast and depart towards Calais for your crossing to Dover or Folkestone.

We will be covering quite a distance today to reach London, so ensure you carry your key essentials and devices for your entertainment for the journey.

Once we reach Calais, we cross over back into Dover or Folkestone depending on our crossing schedule for the tour on the day. We continue our journey towards respective drop-off.

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