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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, Juhui Flumserberg, is on a sunny terrace in the mountains above Lake Walen with awe-inspiring views. The prices for accommodation in Switzerland put holidays 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.

 
 
 
"It is the best location I've ever been to anywhere in the world!' "
Karen, August 2023
 

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 boat trip, a visit to the spa town of Bad Ragaz, and a three-country tour.

For the lake cruise, we travel down the mountain by coach to the lakeside and then 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...

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 in Switzerland remarkably affordable.

Our accommodation has a range of different sizes and styles of room (including bunk beds in some rooms). Rooms for two, three or four people are available. Showers and toilets are located on each floor. A limited number of en-suite rooms for two are available at a supplement of £98 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

Travel by luxury coach
CF: The cost includes all taxes and return travel by luxury, air-conditioned double deck coach from Folkestone (other coach pick-ups available at Sainsbury's in Otford or Borough Green train station: £16 return. Click here for more details). It also includes accommodation in mountain centre rooms for two, breakfast, packed lunch and evening meals while at the accommodation.

Optional excursion package: £88

The deposit is £50 (if booking more than two months in advance) plus any room supplements.

For coach timings click 'View/Book'

  TripDatesPrice
CF33 - £498View/Book ->
CF38 - £548View/Book ->

Travel by air
CA: The cost includes return flights from London Heathrow to Basel with British Airways, airport taxes and charges, airport transfers, accommodation in mountain centre rooms for two, breakfast, packed lunch and evening meals while at the accommodation.

Optional excursion package: £88

The deposit is £50 (if booking more than two months in advance) plus any room supplements.

For flight times, click 'View/Book'.

For details of independent travel, scroll down on this page

  TripDatesPrice
CA33 - £698View/Book ->
CA38 - £758View/Book ->
Availability Key:
Full but waiting list available
Place may be available on request
Places still available
A few places still available
 

Independent Travel

You can select to travel independently during the booking process (NB we are unable to book one way flights or change the date of travel).

Please book on to the flight option (code CA). Click on 'View/Book' above to see the independent discount and the cost for the optional airport transfer.

The airport transfer is booked to coincide with the group flights. Please note that the driver would not be able to wait if you miss the transfer.

If you are travelling independently but someone else in your party will use the group flights, please make separate bookings.

If there are any changes to the holiday, we would not be able to cover the cost of changes to your independent flights. We would therefore recommend booking fully flexible tickets or joining the holiday using our flights.