2020 Covid-19 Road Trip Day 3 Wyoming USA August 25 – September 5, 2020 Lincoln, Nebraska to Saratoga, Wyoming Day 3: Arrival
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At the end of Lake Zurich, you will find the city of Zurich, standing proudly with spires that pierce the sky. It is one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan and cultural cities.
You’ll find a world-class opera house, museums, theatres and art galleries many that are in factory buildings turned galleries.
Ornate buildings will let you know that you are in central Altstadt or Old Town which tells the story of these majestic city years gone by. Cobbled streets are filled with shops, cafes, and boutiques. Soak up the atmosphere and be sure to try the fine chocolate that Switzerland is known for.
Head to Lindenhof, the historic heart of the city perched atop a small hill on the west bank of the river and take in the glorious view of the Old Town, Grossmünster Church, City Hall, the Limmat river, the university and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Zurich, where the river meets the Lake and revel in one of the world’s most loveable cities.
The Dolder Grand, one of Zurich’s most prominent landmarks is a 5-star hotel & spa where you’ll feel like you stepped back in time visiting a castle, with a perfect setting located in beautiful natural surroundings with a fantastic view out over Zurich. Situated on the edge of the Adlisberg forest and just a few minutes from the city Centre, it is a real oasis of serenity.
A combination tour highlighting Zurich’s culture and natural beauty. Visit the city’s highlights including Old Town, St Peter church, the Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai and the Zünfte gilded houses.
Stop at Enge Harbor to enjoy a beautiful view of Lake Zurich and take amazing Instagrammable photos.
Continue to the surrounding hills, and a visit to the Church of Our Lady (Fraumünster) to admire and learn about the famous Chagall Windows.
In Adliswil take a ride on an aerial cable car, affording incredible panoramic vistas of the city, Lake Zurich and the snow-covered Alps.
Finally, take a 10-minute ferry ride across Lake Zurich. When you reach the shore, you’ll take a drive back to Zurich along the stunning Gold Coast, a prosperous region on the northeastern shore of the lake that’s graced by the warm yellow light of the evening sun.
Swim in what once was a former Hürlimann Brewery and enjoy an unobstructed view across Zurich. Experience an over 2,000 year-old-bathing culture originating from Rome that combines well-being with health. The ideal place from which to draw new strength. You’ll bathe between hundred-year-old stone arches inside the mountain as well as in the open air in the rooftop pool.
Meet the owner of the ranch in the lobby of your hotel for an up-close and personal visit to the ranch. Arrive at the ranch and receive a welcome drink. After you will meet the dotted Minipigs Henry and Josephine. Then enjoy a 30-min walk with their llamas, Larsen and Melissa.
Next head to the village of Schaffhausen for a visit to Munot Fortress and Old Town. An old city with 171 bay windows and artistically painted facades, a majestic fortress above the town, with a guard who has been ensuring law and order since 1377. A visit to the city of Schaffhausen is like a journey through time.
Whisk your loved one away to Schloss Laufen. Sensuality, culinary delights and a spectacle of nature all await you here. In the panoramic glass lift, a romantically set table for two overlooks the roaring Rhine Falls. Enjoy precious moments together, allow us to spoil you, and experience an unforgettable evening. The perfect setting for a romantic honeymoon.
At the foot of the Gotthard Pass, just 67 miles south of Zurich, lies one of the most impressive upland valleys in Switzerland. Andermatt, a church-spired village of 1,500 residents set at the foot of nearly 5,000 vertical feet of skiing is the largest of the three villages in the valley. A Swiss ski gem, with narrow streets lined with traditional chalets and up the Ursern Valley you’ll find the Devil’s Bridge, which spans the sheer Schöllenen Gorge. With the coming of the Chedi Hotel expect Andermatt to soon become the land of the rich and famous.
Romantic Package Includes:
Enter the best five-star deluxe hotel in Switzerland located at the heart of the Swiss Alps. This exclusive hotel has awakened the sleepy ski town and will captivate your imagination with its 123 elegant rooms and suites, five outstanding restaurants and bars, a modern Health Club and an exceptional spa area.
Learn about, and see, Switzerland’s indigenous animals as they roam large enclosures that mirror their natural habitat. Founded in 1869 by the Zürich city forester Carl Anton Ludwig von Orelli.
Unlike most zoos, the park’s enclosures give the animals plenty of room to roam and are landscaped to reflect their natural habitat, allowing them to retreat or behave as they would in nature. The 16 native species that call the park home include wolves, brown bears, elks, wild boar, and as of 2012, European bison and Przewalski’s horse.
Thanks to the park’s layout, visitors can enjoy what feels like a quiet walk in an animal-filled forest.
It’s a private, exclusive and authentic fondue experience under the stars. Your evening begins with a chauffeur-driven Porsche to take you to Realp. After changing into snowshoes, you will walk through a winter wonderland to a wonderfully cozy alpine cabin.
You will be greeted with an aperitif and then served an authentic Swiss cheese fondue, followed by coffee and the famous local beverage of schnapps.
After the gourmet indulgences, hand-carried fire torches will light the way to the Porsche for your return journey back to The Chedi Andermatt.
The city of Lucerne sits beside Lake Lucerne couched in a heart-lifting mountainous, snow-capped landscape. Centrally located in Switzerland, Lucerne is considered one of the prettiest cities in the world. Switzerland’s most photographed monuments; the Chapel Bridge and the Water Tower (from the 14th century) are all here in this beautiful city.
The iconic Chapel Bridge is a wooden pedestrian bridge that spans Reuss River and is one of the oldest wooden bridges in all of Europe. walkway over the water. Cross it and you will feel like you are in a fairytale. Lake Lucerne combines the old and the new. Go back in time as you travel down the river passing by timber houses and craggy peaks. The views are unmatched.
Magical Lucerne with plenty of charming towns and scenic walks is as romantic as any Swiss town comes. Lucerne has the best things that a tourist could want: nature in the mountains and hiking trails, boat rides in the lake and the city life, with a lot of shops and restaurants to give you an authentic taste of the Swiss cuisine.
The 5-star Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern is located directly on Lake Lucerne and close to the city center of Lucerne. The Hauser family has run the festival hotel for over 150 years. It has been home to kings, emperors, writers, politicians, musicians, and actors while on vacation. Spacious rooms and suites, excellent service, three specialty restaurants, a wellness area, and beautiful banquet rooms and the best location and views of Lake Lucerne.
Lucerne is surrounded by soaring peaks and fertile vineyards, where diverse grape varietals thrive in the sun-soaked earth. On this wine-tasting tour, visit Lucerne and the Kastanienbaum region’s vineyards and winemakers, and sample the delicate wines in production accompanied by Swiss cheeses and fresh bread. You’ll travel by boat, bus, and gondola, and see the best of Lucerne in one day.
Start at your hotel and head to central Lucerne to begin your tour. Take in top attractions such as Chapel Bridge and the concert hall designed by Jean Nouvel and enjoy sweeping views over the pretty Reuss River to the surrounding mountains beyond.
Explore the car-free inner-city circle and the Old Town with houses that date back to the 16th Century. Then, cross the Spreuer Bridge and stop for coffee on the banks of the Reuss River. Explore the city walls once used to defend Lucerne from attack and gain insight into Lucerne’s French Revolution history.
With your guide hop aboard your boat on Lake Lucerne for a relaxing 1-hour cruise on the tranquil waters. Admire panoramic views over the shoreline and peaks en route to Alpnachstad. Then, take the steep cog-wheel railway to the summit of Mt Pilatus at 6,981 feet (2,128 meters) above sea level. With breathtaking views over the surrounding peaks and valleys, you will have free time for a fabulous photo op. After free time at the top, descend through the pretty village of Fräkmüntegg and Kriens then return to Lucerne.
Delve into the historic and dynamic city of Geneva. It is where the influences of international rein exist. Home to the headquarters of numerous international organizations such as the International Red Cross Committee, the European headquarters of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization, and other numerous international organizations. It was the site of the signing of the Geneva Convention after the Second World War and is often referred to as the City of Peace.
The smooth surface of Lake Geneva reflects the snow-dusted peaks and brilliant green hills. Small quaint villages, heritage buildings, beautiful churches, and temples wait to be discovered, while at the southern tip of the lake, the French-speaking city of Geneva entices with a fascinating history and vibrant culture.
So, take a deep breath of fresh mountain air and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this beautiful area and Geneva won’t disappoint.
Exclusive Lakeview Room includes:
Elegantly poised at the edge of Lake Leman with magnificent views of the famous Jet d’Eau and Mont Blanc, this beautiful 5-star boutique hotel showcases British charm with the finest Swiss hospitality.
Indoor or outdoor, three large pools of thermal water await you. The water is naturally warm, between 33 and 36°C. Enjoy at your leisure bubble beds, massage jets, swan-necks, underwater currents or the underwater sound system.
Relax on their benches in the therapeutic bubbling waters and in the many Jacuzzis. Relax in the steam of the hammams and in the dry heat of the saunas. At night, its light effects make it look like a fairytale.
You will have Full-day access to thermal baths.
The perfect ending to your romantic journey in Switzerland one that you will never forget with a full day journey through Lake Geneva and its nearby pristine alps that goes beyond the traditional tick-the-landmark-off-the-list day tour.
Aboard a luxury vehicle, you will bet to visit their favorite spots on the roads less traveled.
Your day begins on a sweet note with a private chocolate workshop with one of the country’s most celebrated chocolatiers before exploring the UNESCO-protected Lavaux wine country, overlooking the French Alps and Lake Geneva, for a tasting of our delicious local wine with the owner of a family vineyard.
After a memorable swiss lunch, you will head to Gruyères with its incredible vistas and historic medieval village.
Throughout the most scenic alpine routes in the “Heidiland”, we will reach the glamourous destination of Gstaad for an unforgettable cheese experience in the company of a local character.
Soon, it will be time to head back to Geneva, with memories to last more than a lifetime.
Visit the renowned Cigar Bank in Geneva, where you will be immersed in the world of cigars. You will find out what makes a truly fine cigar and learn about the different varieties.
Then, return to the hotel’s stunning Cigar Lounge, where you will discover the art of lighting a cigar and taste three different cigars.
Private transfer from the hotel to the airport.
A package can be customized to your wishes.
Day 2 of my Road Trip to Wyoming! What a great experience. We traveled from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Lincoln, Nebraska, and found the most luxurious boutique hotel and had drinks at one of the most famous Olympic figure skaters of all time!!