12th – 17th September 2022
Where snow-capped mountains overlook lost valleys and chiselled glaciers neighbour luscious, green pastures, Switzerland is the very definition of rural beauty. This trip will allow you to discover the picturesque Bernese Oberland, from panoramic views at the top of mountain summits, to the Alpine towns on the shores of is beautiful lakes.
From your base in Interlaken, you will enjoy a boat trip on Lake Thun and ascent the heights of the Schilthorn. Of course, no trip to this region of Switzerland would be complete without a trip to the WAGGGS World Centre, Our Chalet, where you will take part in a special pinning ceremony.
Prices are per paying passenger and based on 2 people sharing a twin room and a minimum of 25 paying passengers. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
Depart from a London airport to Zurich. Transfer to Interlaken in time for your first evening meal.
A visit to Switzerland wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Our Chalet WAGGGS centre. Take part in special ceremony at the flagpole which includes a welcome from Our Chalet staff, the presentation of a traditional Our Chalet pin, and raising of the flag followed by a guided tour of Our Chalet.
After breakfast board your coach as you ascent the heights of the Schilthorn. It just takes you 32 minutes by Cable car to reach the 2970m summit. Enjoy the spectacular view from the panoramic terrace of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (UNESCO World Heritage) and on more than 200 other summits.
Spend the day at leisure in the beautiful lakeside town of Interlaken.
Today you’ll take a boat trip on the breath taking Lake Thun. Embedded within an imposing backdrop of mountains, the deeply-blue Lake Thun lies on the northern periphery of the Alps, between the Bernese Oberland towns of Thun and Interlaken.
After breakfast, transfer to Zurich and fly back into London.
You’ll be based in the Interlaken Hostel, located in the heart of the beautiful town of Interlaken, surrounded by a park and spectacular views of Elger, Mönch and Jungfraujoch. The hostel offers free WiFi, a restaurant, a snack bar and an outdoor terrace.
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