Ready for the experience of a lifetime? Switzerland! We will be renting a large 5 bedroom chalet high in the swiss Alps outside of Geneva from May 15 to June 7. You pick when you want to come within those dates, and when you want to leave. Stay as long as you want, but we do want a 5-night minimum. Once you pick your dates we’ll arrange round trip airfaire. Limit is 10 people double occupancy at any time.
Double Occupancy rate is $89 per person per night
Single Occupancy is $178 per night
Typical air from Nashville to Geneva during this time ranges from $650 to $1100 depending on the connections.
$500 down saves your dates. Air must be paid when booked. Other than train and food, there should not be any other expenses unless you travel elsewhere during this time. Thus total trip package for a week would be under $2,000 for air, lodging, and incidentals. Exact amount will depend on your specific dates.
The chalet is located in the beautiful alpine village of Chateau D’Oex, on the train line from Geneva. The picturesque journey is 2.5 hours and is about €35. There will be a fairly heavy itinerary for each day which you can either choose to participate in or not.
The group will either make meals at the chalet or eat out in one of the many great local restaurants. If enough people are interested we can contract with a local cook to make meals for about $35 per person per meal.
Monday – hike alpine meadows. Difficulty level will be determined by participants. Lunch in a café overlooking the Alps.
Tuesday – Take the train into either Interlaken or Montreux to explore. Group decides.
Wednesday – Explore Chateau D’Oex and surrounding area. In afternoon hike to the next village and return.
Thursday – Do one of the local activities – river adventure raft tour, Artisan and Folklore Museum, Disc golf on the meadow, or visit Mike Horn Park.
Friday – Take the train into Geneva and overnight. Cost of hotel is on your own.
Saturday – Relax in the chalet and greet arriving travelers. Hike surrounding meadows. Adventurous ones can kayak the local rivers or go horseback riding.
Sunday – Take train to either Paris or Rome to overnight 1 or 2 nights. This trip would only be feasible for those staying longer than a week.
Book soon as this trip will surely sell out and rental chalets at this time of year are hard to come by. So it’s very doubtful we could trade to a larger chalet.