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Journeys : Feb March 2012
H ol i day destinations for tHe individual traveller Lic.No. TAS025 Yo ur Desti nation s pecial ist | s w itzerl an D rail,citYstaYs,coachtouring,cYcling/hiking,groups&incentives www.switzerlandholidays.com | 130065 1065 2012 -13 Switzerl and HolidayS Your Destination s pecialist | austria rail, citYstaYs,coachtouring,cYcling/hiking,groups&incentives www.austrian-holidays.com| 1300 65 10 65 2 012- 13 AUSTRIAN HolIdAyS Your Destination specialist |GermanY rail,citYstaYs,coachtourinG,cYclinG/hikinG,Groups&incentives www.german-holidays.info | 1300 65 1065 2012- 13 GERMAN HolidAys Golden Pass Plus 6 days - 5 nights Day 1 Arrive Lucer ne Arrival in Lucerne by train 1st class from Swiss border o r any Swiss airport. Overnight in Lucerne. Day 2 Luce rne Full day at leisure. MEMBERS BENEFIT BONUS*: Offer a free mountain excursion in the Lake Lucerne Region (Rigi or Pilatus). Valid for all bookings made until 31.3 .2012 with travel date until 30.6.2012. • Mount Pilatus – the golden round trip • Mount Rigi – Queen of the mountains Overnight in Lucerne. Day 3 Lucerne – Interlaken From Lucerne over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken by GoldenPass train Panoramic Brünig. Overnight in Interlaken. Day 4 Interlaken Full day at leisure. We suggest an optional excursion to the Jungfraujoch the highest train station in Europe (Top of Europe). Impressive views of snow - capped peaks and the Aletsch Glacier, w hich extends for 22 km and is the longest glacier in the Alps. Overnight in Interlaken. Day 5 Interlaken – Montre ux Travel by train to Zweisimmen (by Golden-Pass Panoramic BLS train). Change to the GoldenPass Panoramic MOB train for the rest of the memorable trip to Montreux. Overnight in Montreux. Day 6 Depart Montreux Return to Swiss border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own request. Price includes • Swiss Card Golden PassLine (4 transfers) in 1st class from/to Swiss border or airport • 1st class seat reservations for Golden-Pass Panoramic Brünig, BLS + MOB trains • 2 nights in Lucerne, 2 nights in Interlaken, 1 night in Montreux, in room with private facilities including breakfast daily • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% off the regular fares • Service charges and taxes Valid from 01 May – 06 Nov 2011 and 03 Dec 2011 to 31 Mar 2012 RTSP24 Golden Pass Plus GPP-6LIM Prices from: 3 Star Hotel 4 Star Hotel Twin Single Twin Single 1Sep11-31Oct11 875 1088 1111 1293 1Nov11-31Mar12 860 1067 1097 1247 MEMBERS BENEFIT OFFER: Free mountain excursion in the Lake Lucerne Region (Rigi or Pilatus). Valid for all bookings made until 31.3 .12 with travel date until 30.6 .2012. 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. BONUS Members Benefit Receive a Free Mountain Excursion* Journeys-half-page-2012-v-Jan-Mar.indd 1 20/12/2011 10:54:32 AM ‘Sprechen Sie Deutsch?’ If the answer is ‘yes’ or even ‘ just a bit’, you can get by in the most widely-spoken language in the European Union. German is the principal language spoken in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland, as well as in many communities on all the inhabited continents. So brush up on your school German or start on some German grammar basics, and look forward to great touring adventures. Of course, if language skills are not your thing, most hotels, restaurants, bars and venues in major cities and towns will have some English-speaking staff to look after your needs. In Austria, Vienna’s imperial past dominates the city. But do pop into one of the many ‘heurigens (wine taverns) that serve Viennese wines to get a street-level perspective. A visit to the Salzkammergut village of Hallstatt, with its crystal-clear waters and cosy mountain resort atmosphere is a must. Biking and hiking are also popular, with numerous well-signed trails, catering to different fitness levels. With its medieval walled cities and imperial castles, Germany invokes many of childhood’s fairytale images. But it’s also a ver y modern nation. Berlin, Cologne and Frankfurt are at the heart of the European clubbing scene, catering to every taste from techno to tango. Enjoy cruising the Rhine and Mosel Rivers, take in an opera or a concert and visit a market for bratwurst and beer or gluhwein. The true polyglot need go no further than Switzerland where there are four official languages – French, German, Italian and Romansch. English is widely understood in the larger towns and cities. Place names such as Zurich, Lucer ne, Geneva, Interlaken, Zermatt invoke a variety of images ranging from hard-working bankers to picture-perfect meadows and mountains. Switzerland certainly has more than its fair share of stunning scenery and a truly welcoming people. Holidays on Location’s tour ing programs offer a great insight into all things German. For all you need to know on European travels, call RACT Travelworld on 1300 368 111 or visit your local branch. February / March 2012 55
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