Switzerland Adventure
July 15- 31, 2022

Hold onto your hats, because this is going to be a barn burner. My father put together this trip for the family many years ago, and I want to repeat it with the club. We're contracting with a chalet for two weeks in the Swiss Alps above Geneva. The little village is Chateau D'Oex, and is famous for a previous resident, Charlie Chaplin, who lived out his final days there.

 

You may stay either one week or the entire two weeks. However the chalet has only four bedrooms so we can only accommodate a maximum of eight travelers at any one time.

Like all club trips, the dates and itinerary are flexible and there will not be a firm agenda until we get input from travelers after the chalet is booked. But here's the plan:

  • Fly to Geneva (price includes air from Atlanta, Miami, NYC, and Nashville. Other gateways available.)

  • Arrive Geneva in the morning and settle into our hotel for the evening. Rest of the day is open to explore this beautiful city - and recover! We can optionally arrange to stay a second night in Geneva.

  • The next day we board the train for the 3-hour trip along Lake Geneva and up into the High Alps. Get ready for spectacular views.

  • On arrival in Chateau D'Oex we'll check into our chalet. If you're only joining us for the second week, someone will greet you at the airport.

  • We'll decide as a group how much to eat out in local restaurants, and how much to cook in.

  • One day we'll explore Chateau D'Oex, the Museum of The High Alps, and check out the many shops.

  • Plan on taking the train or hiking to nearby villages on at least 2 days.

  • If we really get bored (!) we can go back down the hill to Montreux, Vevey, or Villeneuve, France. The world is our oyster.

  • At the end of our stay we'll check out and make our way back to Geneva where we'll spend the night.

  • On the morning of the 15th, we'll board our plane for the trip home. I'm guessing we'll be catching up on our sleep.

We're also offering two excursions:

  • Paris 4 day / 3 night pre-trip - $995 including air

  • Rome 4 day / 3 night post-trip - $995 including air

Costs:

2-week option - $4,400

1-week option (either week) - $3,350

Cost includes:

  • Round trip air

  • All transfers

  • One night 4-star Geneva hotel in city center

  • Accommodations in an upscale chalet per person, double occupancy ($550 single upgrade per week)

  • Round trip transportation by train Geneva to Chateau D'Oex.

Price does not include meals, additional transportation, or optional tours and visits.

$995 - per person, double occupancy. Paris pre-trip extension includes air to Paris and to Geneva, 3-nights at a Paris boutique hotel near Notre Dame, entry to The Louvre as well as an evening dinner cruise on the Seine. Price is per person double occupancy.

$995 -  per person, double occupancy. Rome post-trip extension includes air from Geneva and 3 nights at the Damaso Hotel or similar. A tour of the Coliseum and the ancient ruins is included, as well as dinner at the home of a local.

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Chateau D'Oex location

The picturesque village of Chateau De'Oex is a 3-hour train ride from Geneva along Lake Geneva.

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Village of Chateau D'Oex

The village has some surprisingly good restaurants, unique shopping experiences, and incredible vistas.

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Hiking for All

Pick your hiking intensity - from a casual stroll to an ambitious trek to the top of a nearby mountaintop.

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Geneva

We'll overnight in Geneva on our last night.

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Trains

We'll use the reliable Swiss and European rail systems for all of our transportation.

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Rome and Paris Options

There's a pre-trip to Paris and a post-trip to Rome.