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Switzerland

Churfirsten in the Alps: walk, swim, boat...
Includes an exciting three-country tour
Travel by flight or luxury coach

 
 

An awe-inspiring location

Join us to explore the region of Switzerland known as Heidiland, a beautiful world of mountains, valleys, caves and waterfalls. Whether you enjoy walking, adrenaline-filled activities or relaxing with a lakeside view, there is plenty on offer. There are magnificent mountaintops with blue lakes, sun-blackened farmhouses and lively little towns. The cable cars take you to numerous footpaths, crystal clear alpine lakes and vast pastures.

Our accommodation is on a sunny terrace in the mountains above Lake Walen with awe-inspiring views. The prices for accommodation in Switzerland put holidays in this country out of reach for many, so we are pleased to have use of this accommodation in a stunning setting in the mountains. It is a simple, traditional style building but it is well cared for and has been a favourite with Oak Hall guests for many years.

 
 
 
 
"We enjoyed the excursions very much. They were each excellent."
David, August 2019
 

Something for everyone

There is plenty to do in the area, including a superb network of walking paths that make it easy to explore, some of which start right by our accommodation. A cable car running up Mount Maschgenkamm goes even higher into the mountains, and another runs down the mountain to Lake Walen.

A toboggan run provides an exhilarating way to see the amazing scenery. A wide range of other activities can be arranged with local suppliers from mountain biking to climbing. The beautiful, clear water is just the right temperature in the summer, and is ideal for swimming or activities on the water. A large indoor swimming pool is also available locally.

 

From lake cruises to alpine cafés

Our optional package includes three excursions: a lake cruise, a visit to Bad Ragaz, and a three-country tour. For the lake cruise, a spectacular cable car ride takes us down the mountain to Lake Walen. From the lakeside we cross to Quinten. Here, there is a peaceful settlement that can only be reached by boat. It is a beautiful place to stop at the café for coffee and cake.

 

Exploring Bad Ragaz

Our second excursion takes us to Bad Ragaz, an attractive town with interesting shops and cafés. It is known for its impressive thermal spa, or for a more active option there is a stunning walk through the gorge.
 
 

A three-country tour

We also enjoy a coach tour exploring three different countries that lie in close proximity to each other. This exciting whistle-stop tour takes us first to Vaduz, the capital of the tiny principality of Liechtenstein. We then explore the ancient city of Feldkirch in Austria, and continue on to Rapperswil in Switzerland, with its beautiful lakefront walks and its castle. 
 

Remarkably affordable...

Switzerland is an expensive country but the Oak Hall team will be providing us with three meals a day. We invite you to join in the fun and teamwork to assist with laying the tables, for example, on one day of the holiday, making our time remarkably affordable.

Our accommodation has a range of different sizes and styles of room. We use most rooms for two people but options for three or more people are also available. Showers and toilets are located on each floor. A limited number of en-suite rooms for two are available at a supplement of £38 per person.


 

A relaxing atmosphere

We have exclusive use of our mountain centre accommodation and we meet each evening to hear a helpful Bible talk.

Do come and join us to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere that everybody associates with Oak Hall Expeditions.
 
 

Dates/Prices

All departures for this destination have been completed this year but please look here again soon for details of next year. (Summer dates are usually released towards the end of November and winter towards the end of May. If any dates are available sooner they will be shown on this page when they are confirmed).

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