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Journeys : MNJ Aug Sep 2011
The word express conjures up images of superfast trains blurr ing the countr yside as you hur tle towards your destination. This is true of many of the fast trains in any number of countries that have adopted these ‘rockets on tracks’. In Switzerland however, the word express is best defined by that schoolmaster’s caution – make haste slowly. Take the Glacier Express (yes, you really should!) Operating between St Moritz and Zermatt over a distance of some 169 kilometres, across 291 bridges and 91 tunnels, and completed in a stately 71/2 hours, it averages just under 23 km/h for the journey. If you have what it takes to sit back, enjoy lunch and your favourite tipple, while some of the alpine world’s most captivating scener y floats past, then this is for you. Once you have exper ienced this very Swiss sense of haste, it’s impossible not to dream of further ‘hasty’ adventures. Here are a few more to whet the hastening traveller’s appetite. • Ber nina Express – between Chur/Davos to St. Moritz, the Ber nina Pass, Poschiavo and Tirano over graceful viaducts, sw itch-back tunnels and rushing mountain streams. • Golden Pass Panoramic – between histor ic Lucer ne across the Br ünig Pass, to Interlaken and on to the hear t of the Swiss Riviera city of Montreux . • Lötschberg to Centovalli Express – between Ber n, Br ig (change here for Zermatt), Domodossola in Italy and on to beautiful Locarno on Lake Maggiore. • William Tell Express – journey by paddle steamer and train from Lucer ne to Lugano, with lunch on board the paddle steamer. With so many ‘express’ experiences on offer, and so little time, take a look at Holidays on Location’s Independent R ail Tours incor porating one or more of these rail experiences. If you have more time, then HOL will create custom itineraries to your needs, at ver y affordable pr ices. Like to know more? Contact your local RACT Travelworld branch or call us on 1300 368 111 Switzerland by Express Lucerne Engelberg Chur St. Moritz Berne Basle Lausanne Geneva Brig Zürich (If arr/dep ZRH APT) Montreux Lugano Spiez Interlaken Zermatt HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS FOR THE INDIVIDUAL TR AVELLER WWW.HOLIDAYSONLOCATION.COM RESERVATIONS 1300 65 10 65 Swit zerland HolidayS ««««« 2011-12 Your Destination Specialist www . ho li dayson l oca ti on . com|1300651065 Ge rman Ho lidays 2011- 12 INDEPENDENTRAILTOURS AUSTRIAN HOLIDAYS AUSTRIAN HOLIDAYS PAN EUROPE HOLIDAYS Your Destination Specialist www . ho li dayson l oca ti on . com|1300651065 2011- 12 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CALL or contact your nearest RACT Travelworld branch: BURNIE, DEVONPORT, GLENORCHY, HOBART: COLLINS ST., HOBART: MURRAY ST., KINGSTON, LAUNCESTON, ROSNY, ULVERSTONE 1300 368 111 Swiss Mountain Peaks Prices from: 3 Star 4 Star 1May - 4Nov 11 795 889 936 1155 3Dec 11 - 31Mar 12 815 915 - - 3-24Dec 11 - - 953 117 8 Additional Nights, Child and Seniors rates on application. Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. The price shown is for a cash payment – Credit card fees of up to 2% will apply. For any additional travel arrangements outside this offer ser vice fees may apply. Please ask at the time of the booking. Valid from 01 May - 04 Nov 2011 and 03 Dec 2011 to 31 Mar 2012 Price Includes • Swiss Card Swiss Mountain Peak s (4 trans fers) including excurs ions Schilthorn and Titlis with Ice Flyer chairlift in 1st class from/to Swiss border or airport • 1 night in Interlaken, 1 night in Engelberg, 1 night in Züri ch in room w ith pri vate facilities & breakfast daily • A ny additional tickets for excurs ions to travel by rail, boat, postal -coach and cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% off the regular fares • Ser vice charges and taxes SWISS MOUNTAIN PEAKS 4 Days - 3 Nights - Interlaken – Schilthorn – Engelberg – Titlis – Zürich Day 1 Arrival Interlaken Arrival in Interlaken by train 1st class from Swiss border or airport. In the afternoon excursion to Schilthorn/Piz Gloria with its revolving res taurant and its James Bond 007 histor y. Overnight in Interlaken. Day 2 Interlaken - Engelberg Today yo u continue your trip to the mou ntain mo naster y villag e Engelberg, the village at the foot of Mt. Titlis. O vernight in Engelberg. Day 3 Excursion to Mt Titlis Excursion to the glacier paradise of Mt. Titlis at 3020m. A scending in the world’s first revolving gondola ROTAIR and ride the spectacular Ice Flyer chairlift and see the ice grotto in the Titlis Glacier Park. Trans fer by rail to Zürich with a shopping and sightseeing stop in Lu cerne. Overnight in Zürich. Day 4 Depart Switzerland Departure to Swiss bo rder or airp or t or continue yo ur stay in Switzerland at your own request. Lic.No. TAS025 62 August / September 2011
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