From East to West: Experiencing two cultures


Day 1

Morning: Arrival and discovery of Thun

  • Arrival in the morning in Zürich Airport
  • Journey by train to Thun, in a special 1st class coach
  • Arrival in Thun short walk out of the train station to the pier.
  • Boat cruise on Lake Thun 
  • Folklore welcome and 1st activities in front of Schadau castle: flag throwing and Talerschwingen competition (local music-making tradition)
  • Short walk to the Seepark Hotel and refreshment
  • Departure by bus to Gruyères

Afternoon: Visit of Gruyères & the chocolate factory Broc

  • Arrival in Gruyères. 2nd activities stop: competition of crossbow shooting and hammering nail game
  • Lunch at the Restaurant Chalet de Gruyères
  • Time at leisure in the village
  • Transfer from Gruyères to Broc and visit of the chocolate factory
  • Departure to Montreux

Evening: Montreux

Day 2

Morning: Visit of Vevey & the Lavaux vinyards

  • Meet in the lobby. Transfer to Vevey
  • Visit of the Alimentarium 3rd activities stop: Chocolate and Milk tasting
  • Walk in the village with stop in a watch shop
  • Continuation by bus to Lavaux
  • Arrival at the Domaine du Daley. Visit of the cellar.
  • Lunch with views over the vineyard terraces

Afternoon & Evening: Lausanne, the Olympic Capital

  • Departure by bus to Lausanne
  • Arrival and visit of the old town. Tasting of regional food in the city centre
  • Time at leisure
  • Meet on the terrace of the Royal Savoy for an aperitif
  • Transfer to the Olympic Museum by coach
  • Arrival. Refreshments and possibility to visit the museum
  • Buffet style dinner in the restaurant of the Olympic Museum
  • Short walk to the Beau-Rivage Palace.
  • After desert, transfer back to hotel and overnight in Montreux

Day 3

Morning: Visit of Gstaad & the Glacier 3000

  • Meet in the lobby and short walk to the train station (across the street from Grand Hôtel Suisse Majestic).
  • Departure by train to Gstaad
  • Arrival and 4th activities stop in the centre with an alphorn playing competition
  • Departure by bus to Col de Pillon
  • Arrival, Cable car to the Glacier 3000
  • Arrival, 5th activities stop: Peak Walk, Long ski and snow golf on the glacier, Alpine Coaster 
  • Lunch

Afternoon & Evening: Montreux & the Chillon Castle

  • Departure by cable car back to Col de Pillon
  • Departure by bus to Montreux
  • Arrival in Montreux and time at leisure
  • Meeting in the lobby and transfer to the pier
  • Boat trip to Chillon Castle
  • Arrival at the castle and dinner with medieval animation
  • Return to Montreux
  • Overnight in Montreux

Departure day

  • Individual breakfast in the hotels
  • Or (individual) departures of participants