Zermatt & Geneva, Switzerland

Although we are currently sold out, additional space has been requested.  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 arrive in Zurich 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 12-22, 2021
Trip Details:
   Air between Sarasota and Zurich via Delta Airlines departing March 12, 2021
   Transfer between Zurich Airport and town of Tasch via private coach with English speaking assistant (Bus transfer time is approximately 3½ hours.)
   Round trip luggage transfer of one suitcase per person between Tasch and Hotel Alex
   Round trip train transfer via 2nd class rail between Tasch and Zermatt
   Seven night’s accommodations at the Hotel Alex (March 13-20, 2021) 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 (to be announced)
   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 20-22, 2021) in a standard room
   Two hour city walking tour of Geneva with English speaking guide
   Transfer between Geneva hotel and Geneva Airport via private coach
   Air between Geneva and Amsterdam via KLM and Amsterdam to Atlanta and Sarasota on Delta
   All current air taxes of $113 per passenger (subject to change until ticketed)
   Fuel surcharge of $438 per passenger (guaranteed)
   Passport case, luggage tags, and FSC pin

Cost per person, double occupancy:
            $4735 in a classic room at Hotel Alex
            $5015 in a deluxe room at Hotel Alex
    $5255 in a classic single room at Hotel Alex
Air allowance: $1294 per person for passengers who provide their own air
FYI:  All ground transportation is arranged according to the group schedule.  A member who arranges their own air must be waiting in baggage claim for the group arrival when it is time to board the bus to the resort.  On departure, all passengers are dropped off at the group's check-in desk and own air passengers must make their own way to their departure area.  Arrival and departure times of buses are based on the group air schedules.

Current (tentative) air itinerary, subject to change at any time:
AMS = Amsterdam, ATL = Atlanta, GVA = Geneva, SRQ = Sarasota, ZRH = Zurich
            12 MAR 2021  DL 2460          SRQ / ATL       4:19 PM / 6:02 PM
                                    DL 074             ATL / AMS      8:08 PM /10:50 AM on 13 Mar
    13 MAR 2021  KLM 1959     AMS / ZRH    12:15 PM / 1:35 PM
            22 MAR 2021  KLM 1926        GVA / AMS      9:10 AM / 11:00 AM
                                    DL 075      AMS / ATL       1:15 PM / 6:25 PM
                                    DL 2559            ATL / SRQ       7:52 PM / 10:22 PM

Tentative Trip Itinerary:  (subject to change)
Fri, 3/12 Depart Tampa
Sat, 3/13 Arrive Zurich, Bus and train to Zermatt, Welcome orientation, Dinner, Overnight at Hotel Alex
Sun, 3/14 Enjoy skiing or exploring Zermatt, Dinner at Alex
Mon, 3/15 Skiing or optional excursion, Dinner at Alex
Tues, 3/16 Skiing or optional excursion, Dinner on your own
Wed, 3/17 Skiing, FSC Gala w/buffet at Post Hotel
Thurs, 3/18 Skiing or optional excursion, Dinner at Alex
Fri, 3/19 Skiing or optional excursion, Dinner at Alex
Sat, 3/20 Train and bus to Geneva, Walking city tour of Geneva, overnight at Hotel Royal
Sun, 3/21 Explore Geneva and dinner on own
Mon, 3/22 Return to USA