Zurich, Zermatt, & Geneva, Switzerland

Although we are currently sold out, contact Barbara to get on the wait list!

Get on the wait list to join Ski Club of Sarasota and other FSC clubs in Switzerland!  Ski Club of Sarasota will start with a couple of days in Zurich, a city with rich history contrasting between the picturesque Old Town and the modern urban quarters. Then travel by bus and train to Zermatt, a car-free pedestrian village with travel by foot, bike, eBus or eTaxi.  The Matterhorn provides a breathtaking mountain panorama where skiers can enjoy 360 km of top-prepared pistes with international connections to Italy.  In addition to alpine skiing there are trails for winter hiking, showshoe trails, a toboggan run and cross-country skiing.  Non-skiers can also enjoy optional daily excursions to St. Jodern Winery, Visperterminen; Bern; Stresa, Italy; Montreux and more.  The final two nights will be spent in Geneva. Join us!  

Dates of trip:  March 11-23, 2020
Trip Details:
   Air between Tampa and Zurich via Delta Airlines departing March 11, 2020
   Transfer between Zurich Airport and Swissotel via private coach
   Two night’s accommodations at Swissotel, Zurich (Mar. 12-14) in a classic room
   Breakfast daily at Swissotel
   Two hour walking city tour of Zurich with English speaking guide
   Twenty-four hour Zurich Card good for the trains and buses
   Luggage forwarding of one suitcase per person from Swissotel to Hotel Alex
   Transfer between Swissotel and town of Tasch via private coach with English speaking assistant (Bus transfer time is approximately 3½ hours.)
   Round trip train transfer via 2nd class rail between Tasch and Zermatt
   Seven night’s accommodations at the Hotel Alex (March 14-21, 2020) in your choice of a classic or deluxe room with double occupancy (One single room is also available.)
   Welcome orientation
   Breakfast buffet daily at Hotel Alex
   Five night’s dinner at the Hotel Alex
   Florida Ski Council Party at the Post Hotel with “Flying Buffet Dinner” and 2 drinks per person
   Optional excursions for non-skiers (See attachment)
   Transfer between Tasch and Geneva Hotel via private coach (Bus transfer time is approximately 3½ hours.)
   Two night’s accommodation at Hotel Royal in Geneva with breakfast (March 21-23, 2020) in a standard room
   Two hour city tour of Geneva with English speaking guide
   Transfer between Geneva hotel and Geneva Airport via private coach
   Air between Geneva and Atlanta via KLM and Atlanta to Tampa on Delta
   All current air taxes of $120 per passenger (subject to change until ticketed)
   Fuel surcharge of $300 per passenger (guaranteed)
   Passport case, luggage tags, and FSC pin

Cost per person, double occupancy:
            $3995 in a classic room at Hotel Alex (only 1 room available)
            $4275 in a deluxe room at Hotel Alex
Single occupancy (1 room available) in a classic room at Hotel Alex:  $4515

Current (tentative) air itinerary, subject to change at any time:
            11 MAR 2020  DL 2593          TPA / JFK       3:35 PM / 6:22 PM
                                    DL 408             JFK / ZRH       7:34 PM / 8:40 AM on 12 Mar
            23 MAR 2020  KLM 1928        GVA / AMS     11:50 AM / 1:35 PM
                                    KLM 621          AMS / ATL      4:50 PM / 9:20 PM
                                    DL 2729          ATL / TPA       11:33 PM / 12:59 AM on 24 Mar

Tentative Trip Itinerary:
MAR 11, WEDDEPART TPA AIRPORT


DL 2593   TPA/JFK   3:35PM/6:22PM


DL 408     JFK/ZRH   7:34PM/8:40AM on Mar 12
MAR 12, THURARRIVE ZURICH 8:40AM, BUS TO HOTEL

TWO HOUR WALKING TOUR OF ZURICH

DINNER ON YOUR OWN

OVERNIGHT SWISSOTEL, ZURICH
MAR 13, FRIEXPLORE ZURICH USING 24 HOUR ZURICH CARD FOR TRAINS & BUSES

OVERNIGHT SWISSOTEL, ZURICH
MAR 14, SATBUS TO TASCH / LUGGAGE FORWARDING TO HOTEL ALEX

TRAIN FROM TASCH TO ZERMATT / WALK TO HOTEL

PICK UP RENTAL EQUIPMENT

ORIENTATION AT HOTEL ALEX -- SIGN UP WITH GUIDES AND INSTRUCTORS

DINNER AT HOTEL

OVERNIGHT HOTEL ALEX, ZERMATT
MAR 15, SUNDAY FREE TO SKI OR SEE ZERMATT

NON-SKIERS SHOULD EXPLORE WALKING TO URANIA PARKING AREA

DINNER AT HOTEL ALEX

OVERNIGHT HOTEL ALEX, ZERMATT
MAR 16, MONSKIING OR OPTIONAL TOUR TO ST. JODERN WINERY, VISPERTERMINEN

DINNER AT HOTEL ALEX

OVERNIGHT HOTEL ALEX, ZERMATT
MAR 17, TUESHAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!

SKIING OR OPTIONAL TOUR TO BERN

DINNER ON YOUR OWN

OVERNIGHT HOTEL ALEX, ZERMATT
MAR 18, WEDSKIING OR NON-SKI ACTIVITIES IN ZERMATT

FSC GALA AT POST HOTEL -- DINNER INCLUDED

OVERNIGHT HOTEL ALEX, ZERMATT
MAR 19, THURSKIING OR OPTIONAL TOUR TO STRESA, ITALY

DINNER AT HOTEL ALEX

OVERNIGHT HOTEL ALEX, ZERMATT
MAR 20, FRISKIING OR OPTIONAL TOUR TO MONTREUX

DINNER AT HOTEL ALEX

OVERNIGHT HOTEL ALEX, ZERMATT
MAR 21, SATBAGGAGE TRANSFER TO GENEVA

TRAIN FROM ZERMATT TO TASCH

BUS TO GENEVA

2 HOUR CITY TOUR OF GENEVA

OVERNIGHT HOTEL ROYAL, GENEVA
MAR 22, SUNEXPLORE GENEVA

DINNER ON YOUR OWN

OVERNIGHT HOTEL ROYAL, GENEVA
MAR 23, MONDEPART GENEVA AIRPORT


KLM 1928   GVA/AMS   11:50AM/1:35PM


KLM 621     AMS/ATL   4:50PM/9:20PM


DL 2729   ATL/TPA   11:33PM/12:59AM on Mar 24