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2021 Zermatt

  • 03/08/2021
  • 03/20/2021
  • Zermatt, Switzerland
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SWISS DREAM TRIP!!!

Zurich, Lucerne, Zermatt & Geneva

March 8-20, 2021

As of Aug 15th open to General Membership!

 

Trip Leader - Kathryn Hardage 407-341-3796 hardage.kathryn@gmail.com

Co-Leader – Betty Downs 407-876-4677 Disney40@cfl.rr.com

Bucket list DREAM SWISS SKI & TOUR trip! 2021 ITINERARY: we’ll start in Zurich for 2 nights in global finance city, a cultural, social & historical melting pot w/Chocolate producers & stained glass windows by Chagall. Next, we move to Lucerne for 2 nights with its well-preserved medieval core, elegant historic buildings & genial atmosphere (walking tour in each city). Next, we move by train to Zermatt to meet other Florida Ski Council clubs for 6 nights with optional Day Excursions &/or skiing/boarding. In Zermatt, we’ll be staying at the foot of Matterhorn (iconic pyramid shaped peak) in a luxury, eclectic, fun, family owned & operated EUROPEAN hotel! Ending the trip w/taking a very scenic train from Zermatt to Geneva, stay overnight and depart following day. Thus, we’re starting in NE Switzerland with mostly German influence, moving southwest toward French influence, both in language & cuisine. Ending with clean & comfortable train ride with beautiful scenery, passing through the deepest cleft valley with views of the highest mountains as we travel to Geneva.

     

      Snow Covered Matterhorn                    Lucerne - historic area                   Zurich - historic area

2021 TOUR PRICE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING FEATURES:

  • Zurich 2 nights in 4* Swissotel w/walking tour of city.

https://www.swissotel.com/hotels/zurich/

  • Lucerne 2 nights in 4.5* Hotel Wilden Mann w/walking tour of city.
  • Zermatt 6 nights in 4.5* Hotel Alex w/ski & day tour options.

https://www.hotelalexzermatt.com/?lang=en

  • Geneva 1 night in 4* Hotel Royal w/walking tour of city.

https://www.hotelroyalgeneva.com/en/

• Two scenic train rides, all ground transportation, guided walking tours, separate luggage transport both train rides, in city transportation card. Pre-trip party.

• Full Breakfast buffet X 10 days; Dinner @ Hotel Alex X 3; Gala Party w/Flying Buffet; OSTC Happy Hours


Trip insurance HIGHLY recommended. OSTC does NOT endorse any Insurance providers; however, it is recommended consider insurance thru Holidaze, our Tour Operator, since they are most knowledgeable ref our trip. Unfortunately, CFAR Insurance must be purchased within 14 days of INITIAL trip registration, thus not available to returning trip participants. However, the Deluxe policy is available & could be helpful for non-Covid situations. Or shop other carriers. New registrants may purchase CFAR within 14 days of registration & does include clause ref Covid-19. Visit https://orlandoskiclub.com/Trip-Insurance

TRIP PRICING INFORMATION:

NOTE: Persons booking their own air will be responsible to arrange their own ground transportation & handle your own luggage from Zurich Airport to Swissotel and for departure from Hotel Royal to Geneva Airport. (PROVIDED flight times coincide, you may join Group bus; yet, Group will NOT wait for late arrivals.)

OSTC cannot be responsible for assisting with return air or ground transportation for persons NOT using Group Air, should any incident occur

2020 RETURNING Trip Registrants - (same price Classic & Deluxe as you've already paid the difference) Lodging & Air Full Package SOLD OUT 
2020 RETURNING Trip Registrants - (same price Classic & Deluxe as you've already paid the difference) Lodging ONLY - no air or ground transfer from Zurich Airport or to Geneva Airport     SOLD OUT
   
2021 NEW Trip Registrants - Classic Room - Lodging & Air Full Package  $4999
2021 NEW Trip Registrants - Classic Room- Lodging ONLY - no air or ground transfer from Zurich Airport or to Geneva Airport  $3913
   
2021 NEW Trip Registrants - Deluxe Room w/seating area Zermatt Only- Lodging & Air Full Package  $5199
2021 NEW Trip Registrants - Deluxe Room Zermatt Only- Lodging ONLY - no air or ground transfer from Zurich Airport or to Geneva Airport  $4113


GROUP FLIGHT SCHEDULE (Schedules are subject to change at any time)

UA 2379          08MAR            MCO/IAD        2:13P/4:25P     MO 

UA   52            08MAR            IAD/ZRH         5:55P/7:55A     MO/TU

UA  975           20MAR            GVA/IAD        10:40A/3:05P   SA 

UA 1188          20MAR            IAD/MCO         5:50P/7:55P    SA

LIFT TIX PRICES: Average $306 - 5 day lift (based on 2020 pricing)


PAYMENT SCHEDULE – RETURNING 2020 PARTICIPANTS:

$ 200.00 per person – GROUP AIR Deposit upon registration

$ 100.00 per person – LODGING Deposit upon registration

BALANCE DUE – Dec 15, 2020 GROUP AIR & GROUND


PAYMENT SCHEDULE – NEW 2021 PARTICIPANTS:

$ 200.00 per person – GROUP AIR Deposit upon registration

$ 500.00 per person – LODGING Deposit upon registration

$ 700.00 per person – September 1, 2020 - 2nd PAYMENT

BALANCE DUE – Dec 15, 2020 GROUP AIR & LODGING


RESERVATIONS: Orlando Ski and Travel Club membership, deposit & completed online registration form for BOTH RETURNING and NEW participants is required to reserve space. Go to www.orlandoskiandtravelclub.com to both register as a member & sign up for this trip. Parties of 2 must each register separately with their own email login. Payments can be made on-line by credit card, or by check payable to Orlando Ski and Travel Club & mailed to Betty Downs, 127 Oak Laurel Drive, Winter Garden 34787.

FOR LODGING ONLY with NO AIR PARTICIPANTS: It is imperative that all participants arranging their own air be fully aware of the following facts pertaining to the tour program:

1. Transfers between airports & hotels are arranged for main group, coordinated w/main group’s flight itineraries.

2. Transfers pick up & drop off only at airport terminals of main group’s itineraries. Transfers do not stop at alternate terminals for pick-ups or drop offs.

3. To be included w/ground transfers, it is the responsibility of such passengers to coordinate their flights with the group & to be at the appointed place & time that the group is being picked up.

4. There can be no special arrangements made for GROUND ONLY passengers for alternate pickups or drop offs by the transfer companies involved.

5. All of the above is equally applicable to any luggage for such passengers.

CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations must be received by Trip Leader for Orlando Ski and Travel Club in writing.


FOR LODGING PACKAGE:

Up to 115 days (by Nov 12, 2020) prior to departure .................... $ 100.00 PP PENALTY

Between 114 (Nov 11, 2020) & 45 days (Jan 20, 2021) prior ........ $ 250.00 PER PERSON *

After 44 days (Jan 19, 2021) prior.................................................. FULL PENALTY


FOR AIR PROGRAM:

Up to 115 days (by Nov 12, 2020) prior to departure ........................... $ -0- PP PENALTY

Between 114 (Nov 11, 2020) & 45 (Jan 20, 2021) days prior ............... $ 100.00 PER PERSON *

After 44 days (Jan 19, 2021) prior ........................................................ FULL PENALTY


NO SHOWS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

* PLUS ANY OTHER NON-REFUNDABLE CHARGES FOR AIRLINES, HOTELS AND SUPPLIERS

NO REFUNDS FOR UNUSED ACCOMMODATIONS OR SERVICES

(Please see information about trip Cancellation/interruption insurance)

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING BY THE OSTC TRIP LEADER BY ABOVE DATES. AFTER WHICH CALCULATIONS WILL BE MADE OF THE AMOUNT OF REFUND DUE, if any. Only cash refunds will be 2021 payments (based on above), no refunds or carryover for 2020 credits. Refunds for 2020 credits sold to new participants will be issued post trip and will be refunded based on initial Trip Registration date for 2020 Trip.


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