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Gstaad, located in the Bernese Oberland, is a name which rings with wealth and winter skiiers. However, Gstaad is not just a single village but a region collectively called Saanenland with a total of 10 small mountain villages and some excellent summer walking. The region is predominantly German speaking, but being located on one of Switzerland’s linguistic borders, some of the walking extends into the French speaking part of the country. The locality benefits from nearly 200 miles of walking paths offering the walker an immense choice with diverse mountain scenery. A railway line links many of the villages and others are accessible by post bus - many of which extend far into the mountains to reach the start points of our walks. Post-buses and trains also link you to the many cable cars and chairlifts on which you can swiftly rise into the mountains


The Centre 

The main village of Gstaad has become internationally well known for its rich and famous residents. This has brought some excellent boutique shopping which would not be out of place in most major cities - designer hiking gear included! There are superb restaurants and cafes for sumptuous lunches both in the villages and high in the mountains. The main village only has 1500 residents but swells enormously in the winter peak season and less so in the summer time. We have chosen two hotels in quiet locations - one just outside Gstaad and one in the nearby  village of Schoenreid. Both provide easy access to all transportation including the network of cable cars and chairlifts so useful to walkers!

The Walking 

We offer a superb collection  of walks for all levels which explore the many lakes and alpine meadows in the area. There are 9 cable cars  or chairlifts  which start  from a number of the villages and generally take you from the valley floor at 1000 – 1200m to one of the many peaks in the area at between 1700m and 2100m. An exception to this is the one cable car which rises to nearly 3000m offering an opportunity to walk above this altitude in a land of high mountains and glaciers. Glacier walking is just one option and an exception,  as most of the walking takes in gentle flower covered alpine meadows and clear blue glacial lakes. One opportunity is to walk from the alpine village of Lenk to Saanen - a walk on our Bernese highlights trek.


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Hotel Alpine Lodge *** - 3 Star

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This hotel is located just outside Gstaad in a lovely quiet area. The bus stop is 300 metres away and the railway station is 15 minutes walk.  There are 30 rooms all with their own Apple computer and free internet access. There is a choice of smaller north facing rooms or larger south facing which also have a balcony and overlook the garden. Dinner is 4 courses of Swiss cuisine with an international touch. Breakfast is a generous buffet to start your day.

This hotel is  located just outside Gstaad in a lovely quiet area. The bus stop is 300 metres away and the railway station is 15 minutes walk. There are 30 rooms all with their own apple mac computer and free internet access. There is a choice of smaller north facing rooms or larger south facing which also have a balcony and overlook the garden. The hotel has a swimming pool that is designed to be both an indoor and an outdoor pool. Dinner is 4 courses of Swiss cuisine with an international  touch. Breakfast is a generous buffet to start your day.

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GolfHotel Les Hauts de Gstaad **** - 4 Star

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Set in the village of Saanenmoser, this superb hotel run by the von Siebenthal family is situated on a sunny  site and is only 100 metres  from the  railway station. The hotel offers 55 luxuriously appointed rooms all with a balcony and outstanding  views.

Dinner has a choice for every course, breakfast is a delightful buffet. There is an indoor swimming pool & a tennis court. The owners, the Siebenthal family, pride themselves in taking care of every detail so that you enjoy your stay to the full.

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It is possible to walk in the Gstaad area from May to October, but with a possibility of snow in the first and last month. Some cable cars and chairlifts operate year around, whilst some operate for a very short season in summer. Most are running from the end of June to the middle of October.

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Geneva airport is a 2 ½ hour rail journey with a change in Montreux. Zurich airport is 3 ¼ hours with a change in Spiez and Zweisimmen. Basel airport is 4 ¼ hours, onto the special bus to the city station, then changes in Spiez and Zweisimmen.

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Gstaad

Included:

  • 7 Nights accommodation with half board* (Altana Hotel also includes packed lunch)

  • Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Optional:

  • ‘With flights’ includes typical flight prices* from London to Switzerland. Flights from many local airports are also available (exact price for your dates available on request)
  • With flights prices also includes Rail Transfer Tickets between Switzerland airport and hotel, as well as a Swiss Half Fare Card (50% discount on local travel – valid for a month)

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    Not Included:

    • Lunch and drinks with meals

    Please note these prices will differ from our current brochure price list and are the current correct prices.

    All prices valid for 2018

    Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on 7 nights half board* in a shared twin/double standard room. 

     Hotel Alpine Lodge***

    Dates

    7 nights half board*  

    With Flights 
    (includes Rail Transfer Tickets & Half Fare Card)

    7 nights half board*

    Own International Flights

    Extra Night per person

    Single Supplement per night

    01 Apr – 30 Jun

    994

    629

    80

    23

    01 Jul – 31 Aug

    1094

    729

    90

    23

    01 Sep – 31 Oct

    994

    629

    80

    23

    Room supplements (all per person per night):

    • Superior room £20


      Les Hauts Golf Hotel****

      Dates

      7 nights half board*  

      With Flights 
      (includes Rail Transfer Tickets & Half Fare Card)

      7 nights half board*

      Own International Flights

      Extra Night per person

      Single Supplement per night

      01 May – 26 Jun

      1013

      636

      112

      20

      27 Jun – 30 Aug

      1116

      739

      124

      23

      31 Aug – 30 Oct

      1013

      636

      112

      20

      Room supplements (all per person per night):

      ·         Superior relax room £12 (except 27 Jun – 30 Aug = £23)

      ·         Superior panorama room £26 (except 27 Jun – 30 Aug = £31)

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      Fly – Rail Luggage

      Take advantage of the unique fly/rail baggage system which allows you to travel light between airport and your centre. When your cases arrive your hotelier will collect them for you. On your return deposit your luggage at the railway station (not available from all stations) and the next time you see it is at your UK airport carousel. £16** per back per direction.

      Getting about

      The Swiss transport system has a well earned reputation for being the best in the world. The trains are modern clean and run to schedule (late trains make the news in Switzerland!). We provide a personal timetable for all customers showing the relevant train times (including platforms) for transfers between airport/international rail gateway and the hotel for both arrivals and departures. We help to make the journey very much part of your holiday by providing helpful notes offering advice on changing trains and selecting the best seats to enjoy the stunning panoramic views. During your stay you will have the opportunity to experience travelling on the distinctive yellow post buses the lake steamers and many cable cars and funicular railways which will whisk you to high alpine meadows and mountain tops.

      Swiss Transfer Card


      This is included with all of our Swiss holidays if you purchase flights with us. Gives free transfers between airport/international rail gateway and the hotel. Any reasonable route is permitted. Useful for very short stays and on hotel to hotel treks where you plan to walk all the way. If you are not purchasing flights with us, we can still provide you with a Swiss Transfer Card for £120 per person (prices subject to change).

      Swiss Half Fare Card

      This is included on a couple of our Swiss holiday if you purchase flights with us. Gives 50% discount during your stay for all rail and post bus services plus discounts on most funicular railways, chair lifts, gondolas and cable cars. Useful for those arriving by car. If you are not purchasing flights with us, we can still provide you with a Swiss Half Fare Card for £105 per person (prices subject to change).

      Family Card

      Free travel on most transport for all children under 16 years traveling with their parents; provided free of charge with any of the travel cards listed above.

      Two & Multi Centre Holidays - Switzerland

      Clients often want to enjoy more than one area and find that traveling even a couple of hours on the train leads to a totally different walking experience. We are extremely happy to put these together for you. We will make all hotel reservations and provide the rail ticket between the centres free of charge** if the total stay is over 11 nights. For holidays over 13 nights we upgrade the rail travel between centres to First Class free of charge**. For example why not combine Zermatt with Davos having 7 nights in each resort in 4* hotels and journey between the two on the ‘Glacier Express’?

      ** As long as a Swiss Half Fare has been purchased



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