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TSC Zermatt, Switzerland Ski Trip




TSC Ski Trip to Zermatt, Switzerland -
This Trip is Closed
To get on the wait list
please contact Laurel Levin at laurel@urbanpawsdallas.com


When:
January 18 - 26, 2019

Trip Leader:
Laurel Levin

Lodging: Astoria Hotel

Cost:  $2,050 

Package Includes:
          Round trip air, Dallas to Milan on Delta Airlines
   

1/18/19

American

2242

Dallas

JFK

10:21am

2:46pm

1/18/19

American

198

JFK

Milan

6:05pm

8:10am+1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/26/19

American

207

Milan

Miami

10:20am

3:45pm

1/26/19

American

2469

Miami

Dallas

5:40pm

8:02pm


          7 nights lodging at Astoria Hotel, 2 persons per room
  
          Lodging and airline taxes and fuel surcharges

          Breakfast and dinner daily
        
         Round trip bus transfers from Milan to Tasch

          Train from Tasch to Zermatt, and return

           Excursions to be sold separately prior to arrival Zermatt

Post Trip: Malta


Deposit: $200

First Payment Due: September 15, 2018     $1000
2nd Payment Due:  October 1, 2018  $675
Final Payment Due:
 November 15, 2018  Balance

Non-Ski Activities

If a skier wants a break from the slopes for a day or for the non-skier destination traveler, we are planning three excursions with lots of options. At the moment these activities are still in the planning stages but will likely include:

·        Saas-Fee – Take the cable car up to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. At 12,780 feet, it’s the highest mountain lift station with revolving restaurant In Europe. Down inside the glacier is Glacier Palace where there is a walkway carved through the ice and filled with ice sculptures, an ice throne and slide. New since 2016 is an exciting simulated avalanche experience. Another activity is sledding down one of the longest runs in Switzerland – 7 miles! For the most adventurous ones, there is a guided mountain tour along a gorge with frozen waterfalls that takes you across suspension bridges, ladders and steel ropes and a zip-line.

 

·        Leukerbad – The largest thermal spa in the Alps with 32 pools and various spa facilities.  This location also has a cable car ride up to a panoramic restaurant. Before going to the spa you may want to go snowshoeing or do another sled ride – much shorter than the one at Saas Fee. Or if you want to do another challenging winter hike, there is the famous 25-mile, 4-hour Gemini hike.

·        Brig –the cultural hub of the region. The visit includes a city tour and a guided tour of the 17thcentury Stockalper Palace. If you didn’t go to the Leukerbad spa, instead of the tours you can go into thermal baths here as well.

·        Castles and wine tasting - always popular. This one is in the Valais region. More castle info to come but the wines are known. In this area Pinot Noir and Gamay are the favored reds. Switzerland's favorite white grape, Chasselas (Fendant) is also found here.

 

 

Leukerbad Spa
Courtsey of Leukerbad Tourismu


There is also the option to explore the nearby area on your own as the train station is right in town and services the area with frequent departures. And of course you should save some time to enjoy your own backyard. The Bahnhofstrasse is Zermatt’s main street and it’s a delight to walk along it day or night with its bars, restaurants, boutiques, souvenir shops, bakeries and more. Of course the Swiss chocolates must be tried! Did you know that the triangular shape and the logo of the Toblerone chocolate candy were inspired by the Matterhorn?

Excursions:

Sion - Monday 1/21/2019  $135

2-hour guided tour in Sion

Old town of Sion including a visit of the Tour des Sorciers, Maison Supersaxo, Roman, thermal baths,...

 

Last vestige of the ancient ramparts that surrounded the city of Sion, the Tour des Sorciers was a defense tower at the northwest corner of one of the walls, built in the 14th century. At first it had a flat roof then it was transformed into a prison and topped with a roof in the second half of the 16th century (1753). During the reorganization of the prisons, one adds to the original tower, a turret of staircase as well as an appendix including the new corridors. In addition to the dungeons, there is also a torture room.

After the Revolution, the tower was no longer used as a prison. It survived the demolition of the

ramparts and was classified as a historical monument.

Its name refers to witchcraft trials  that took place between the 15th and 18th century.

 

Maison Supersaxo, this grand old home, tucked into a passageway off Rue Supersaxo, was built in

1505 by Georges Supersaxo, the local governor, to put his rivals to shame. This extravagantly decorated building includes a Gothic staircase and grand hall, whose painted wood ceiling is a dazzling work of decorative art.

 

Free time for lunch in Sion.  

 Les Celliers: Winery visit followed by a commented tasting of six wines – total 2 hrs.

Coach transfer to Tasch

Brig - Wednesday 1/23/2019  $85

30-minute city tour by "Little Simplon Express" train

1 -hour guided tour of Stockalper Palace

Lunch on your own

Option A: Free time in Brig to shop and walk around

Option B: Additional $25.  Transfer by Postal bus to Brigerbad thermal baths. Spend 2 hours relaxation time.

Leukerbad - Thursday 1/24/2019  $129

Take a bus to Leukerbad then take a cable car ride to Gemmi Pass.  Enjoy a 3-course lunch in the panoramic restaurant at the Gemmi Pass.

Option A - Additional $16.  Enjoy a 2-hour guided walk around the Lake Dauben (Daubensee) Cable car ride down to Leukerbad.

Option B - Additional $30.  Take a cable car ride down to Leukerbad to the Leukerbad Therme (thermal baths) and enjoy 2 hours spa experience.


When:
Friday, January 18, 2019 to Saturday, January 26, 2019
Where:
Astoria Hotel
Steinmattstrasse 32
Zermatt,   

Switzerland
Contact:
LAUREL LEVIN
Category:
Trips
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted
Cancellation Policy:
CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations made after deposit paid and prior to the first scheduled payment due date will result in a $50 administrative cancellation fee.

Any cancellation made after the first scheduled payment due date will result in the loss of all moneys paid UNLESS: 1) a wait list exists, and a “gender specific” replacement can accommodate the cancellation; 2) a wait list does not exist, and the canceling party can provide an appropriate “gender specific” replacement; or 3) the trip leader receives and signs up a “gender specific” participant to replace the canceled participant after having received his/her notice to cancel. If a replacement is obtained, an administrative cancellation fee of $100 AND the cost of an “airline ticket name change” (if one required) will be deducted from any refund to the canceled participant. When a wait list is in effect, substitutions of one’s own reservation is prohibited.

Note: The afore stated policy remains in effect when a cancellation is made as a result of a medical or family death situation which prohibits the attendance of the trip participant. Trip participants are encouraged to subscribe to a Trip Cancellation Insurance to ensure reimbursement for such situations. Reimbursement for such cancellation is between the Insurance Company and the insured and not the DSC. Work related cancellations are not generally accommodated by Trip Cancellation Insurance.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Sion Excursion - Monday 1/21/2019
Brig Excursion - Wednesday 1/23/2019
Leukerbad - Thursday 1/24/2019 $129
Zermatt Ski Trip - Malta Land Only
Leukerbad - Thursday 1/24/2019 $129 Option A +$16
Leukerbad - Thursday 1/24/2019 $129 Option B+$30
TSC Zermatt Ski Trip With Air
TSC Zermatt Ski Trip Single Supplement Additional Cost
Zermatt Ski Trip /Post Trip To Malta 4 Days
Post Trip To Malta Single Supplement Additional Cost
TSC Zermatt Ski Trip Land Only
TSC Zermatt Ski Trip -“Single Supplement Single Room Additional Cost
Red Caboose Winery