Duration: 8 hours
One of the greatest attractions of Switzerland, apart from its well-planned cities and cultural capitals, is the picturesque Alps Mountains. In the late 19th century, the Alps were made popular by Joanna Spyri, whose book "Heidi", about a little girl living in the Swiss Alps was an instant bestseller. Lord Byron was so astounded at the sight of the Alps in the Switzerland that he said he felt like he was in a dream. Switzerland Flexi Tours will take you on a journey through the Swiss Alps, where you will be able to see the sights that awed Lord Byron and make the Swiss mountains a favorite with children who wish to live in the same fairyland as Heidi.
Duration: 9 hours
Dates: November 02, 2005 until March 31, 2006 ; Daily
Destinations: Lucerne, Kriens, Mount Pilatus
The first stop on your journey of Swiss mountains will be Mount Pilatus, known as the "Mountain with Swiss Cheese Fondue". Your journey starts with a brief tour of Lucerne. From Lucerne, you will be taken to Kriens, from where cable cars will take you to Mount Pilatus. For 9 hours, you will be exploring the wonders of Mount Pilatus. From the summit you can see the snow covered valleys and slopes far below. In one of the many restaurants on the Mount Pilatus, you can treat yourself to the celebrated cheese fondue, which is prepared by dipping slices of bread in a melting fondue of the delicious Swiss cheese. This seasonal tour is organized between the winter months of November to March. A multilingual guide accompanies you on this tour, so you will face no difficulty in communicating with the locals.
Dates: November 01, 2005 until March 31, 2006: Daily
Unavailable Dates: November 07 - 25
Next is Mount Rigi, known as "The Queen of the Swiss Mountains". An expert guide takes care of your needs as you take in the wonderful sights of this majestic peak. You can opt for an enjoyable walk through the snow or use sleds for a quicker ride. On the summit, you can treat yourself to hot punch or chocolate at one of the many cozy inns dotting this popular tourist destination. This seasonal tour is organized between the months of November to March and starts at 9:30 sharp every morning.
Destinations: Shwagalp, Appenzell
Duration: 8 ½ hours
Dates: Tuesday to Friday, 10.30 am
For those who wish to tour the chocolate manufacturing districts of Eastern Switzerland, Switzerland Flexi Tours organizes the Mountains and Chocolates Tour. You will be taken to chocolate country Schwagalp. Visit the many chocolate manufacturers' dotting this region, where you may even be treated to a complementary bar of your favorite Swiss chocolate! Later, you will be taken to the summit of the Mount Santis, the highest mountain in the region. A brief stopover at the lovely Alpine village of Appenzell is included in the itinerary. The tour is organized on all weekdays barring Monday.