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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

Delta

3413

Dallas

JFK

1200N

451pm

1/18/19

Delta

418

JFK

Milan

553pm

745am+1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/26/19

Delta

419

Milan

JFK

945am

130pm

1/26/19

Delta

5241

JFK

Dallas

620pm

929pm


          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?

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.
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