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The dates for this trip may be from about 1 until 10 August, but possibly it will be from about 14 until 24 August. The Swiss high season lasts until mid August, after that prices are generally lower which makes the trip more affordable. Needless to say “CH” is rather expensive in general, so we are trying to prevent unnecesarry high rates. We hope to present the first tentative program before Christmas, but we can assure you it will be EPIC and impressive!
We are working on an epic Switzerland road trip for summer 2017. Expat Club is known for its great trip programs and this one will be even better than anything before. We are not just going to visit this Alpine country, but really discover all the most beautiful places and all the things that it is famous for. This is not just any trip to Switzerland as we’ll make several unique group excursions that you would otherwise not do or not even could do on your own as it requires special access. And all that with a friendly, diverse and open-minded group of people.
This is the perfect way to discover Switzerland. If you are not a “group trip” kind of person, maybe you would first want to join one of our daytrips to see for yourself how we organise our events and much fun they are, especially with a group of like-minded international people. Although there are quite a few “have-tos” on the program, you will also be able to do things on your own by not joining all program parts.
Swiss mountain passes – places you cannot come without a car (2300+ meter), e.g. Süstenpass & Furkapass
Swiss cable cars and trains – ascend to the highest points in Europe
Swiss clocks & watches – visiting a major brand like IWC, Patek Philippe, Rolex or Jaeger-le-Coultre
Swiss army knives – visiting Victorinox factory
Swiss army – visiting an underground nuclear bunker city
Swiss power supply – visiting a hydroplant and water power lake
Swiss dogs – “get rescued” by those lovely St Bernard dogs
CERN – the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (the famous particles accelerator)
The International Red Cross
When? Either around first 10 days of August or from about 14 until 24 August. The exact dates and trip details are not yet known.
Price? Switzerland is a very expensive country. We are working hard on getting the best deals and offer you this magnificent trip for a great price. The price is likely to be around or above €1500.
How? We will be travelling at the very least with a 4* luxury coach. This coach offers more space than the great majority of buses in Belgium. However, we are striving to travel with a 4* Royal Class bus, which has considerably more space than our regular daytrip bus. We are now even considering taking a combined Royal Class – First Class bus along, which again offer much more space as it only has 3 seats next to each other, instead of the usual 4.
Accommodation? We are looking for the best price/quality accommodations in and around the major cities, as well as in typical smaller Swiss towns in the mountains and valleys. Note that our general standard of the top 3* or 4 star hotels are probably too expensive, so we are searching for the hidden gems, including well reviewed 2* hotels in great authentic locations. All this information will be shared with you asap.
We need to get an idea of the interest in this trip. If you are serious about joining please pre-register now. Whenever we can confirm the trip you will have the first chance to register and receive an interesting pre-registration discount. Simply leave your name and email address in the registration field above.
We’ll be travelling through France and Germany towards the Swiss border town and worldwide banking city Basel, followed by Zürich, Luzern, Zermatt, Geneva. Along the way we’ll be seeing tons of amazing sights and do many fun and unique things.
You want pictures?
In due time (early 2017) we’ll be providing you with an updated program, but for now just lets have a look at these amazing pictures.
The spectacular Grimsel & Furka Passes | by Cooper.ch (own work), via Wikimedia Commons
Aletsch Glacier, you can literally hear the ice moving from a distance.
Matterhorn, possibly the world’s most iconic mountain
Gornergrat near Zermatt | by Johnw (own work), via Wikimedia Commons
Towards the Kleiner Matterhorn, the highest point reachable by cable car in Europe. Stunning views of Italy! | by Papa Lima Whiskey 2, KleinMatterhorn,jpg
Lac Leman or Lake of Geneva, with France on the left and Switzerland on the right | by Schnäggli (own work), via Wikimedia Commons
Geneva, city of banks, watch makers and international institutions