Orlando Ski and Travel Club

SWISS DREAM TRIP!!!

Geneva, Zermatt, Lucerne & Zurich, Switzerland

March 9 - 22, 2022

                Space offered June 15th thru July 15th to returning 2020 trippers to use CREDITS. 

After July 15th, will open to 2021 signups & after Aug 1st

will 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! ALL Swiss trip, starting in Geneva on the southern tip of Lake Geneva, surrounded by the Alps, home of many famous boutique Chocolate producers. Major French influence both in the language and cuisine. ** Next, travel east to Zermatt for FSC portion of trip, via clean & comfortable train with beautiful scenery, pass through the deepest cleft valley with views of the highest mountains. Stay at the foot of Matterhorn (iconic pyramid shaped peak) in a luxury, eclectic, fun, family owned & operated EUROPEAN hotel!  **From Zermatt, travel north via train to Lucerne with its well-preserved medieval core, elegant historic buildings, and genial atmosphere. ** Next, via luxury coach, further north to Zurich, global finance city; a cultural, social and historical melting pot with more Chocolate producers & stained glass windows by Chagall.

     

         Snow Covered Matterhorn             Lucerne - historic area     Zurich - historic area    Train from Geneva to Zermatt

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING FEATURES:

  • Zurich 2 nights in 5* Radison Blu, Zurich Airport w/walking tour of city https://www.guestreservations.com/radisson-blu-hotel-zurich-airport/  
  • Air - Orlando > Frankfurt non-stop on Lufthansa, connect to Geneva. 
  • Two scenic train rides, all ground transportation, guided walking tours, separate luggage transport both train rides, in city transportation card. Pre-trip party. Return air from Zurich thru Frankfurt to Orlando. All details taken care of for you!
  • Full Bkfast buffet X 12 days; Dinner @ Hotel Alex X 3; Gala Party w/Flying Buffet; OSTC Happy Hrs

LIFT TIX PRICES:    Average $91 daily  (based on 2021 pricing, 2022 pricing not available yet)  

                                          

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


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, other policies are available. Or shop other carriers.  Other Options at 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 between airport & hotel both arriving & departing. (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 RETURING Trip Registrants - (same price Classic & Deluxe as you've already paid the difference) Ground & Air Full Package   $2,192
2020 RETURING Trip Registrants - (same price Classic & Deluxe as you've already paid the difference) Ground ONLY - no air or ground transfer from Geneva Airport to arrival hotel 

    $1,240

   
2022 NEW Trip Registrants - Classic Room - Ground & Air Full Package  $4,602
2022 NEW Trip Registrants - Classic Room- Ground ONLY - no air or ground transfer from Geneva Airport to arrival hotel  $3,650
   
2022 NEW Trip Registrants - Deluxe Room w/seating area Zermatt Only- Ground & Air Full Package  $4,847
2022 NEW Trip Registrants - Deluxe Room Zermatt Only- Ground ONLY - no air or ground transfer from Geneva Airport to arrival hotel  $3,895


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

09MAR            LH465             MCO/FRA       07:35pm/08:40am (MAR 10th)

10MAR            LH1216           FRA/GVA        11:55am/01:00pm

22MAR            LH1185           ZRH/FRA        09:30am/10:35am

21MAR            LH464             FRA/MCO       01:10pm/06:30pm

*Between trip registration & Nov 26th, air can be cancelled with no penalty.

*After Nov 26th and before January 11, 2022, tix can be cancelled with a $100 fee.

*After Jan 11th, no refunds.

Between Jan 11 – Feb 16, 2022 tix can be transferred for a $100 name change fee.

After Feb 16th, no name change, no refunds, or cancellations. Yet, tix may be used as credits towards another Lufthansa flight up to 1 year from Jan 16th, 2022. However, penalties will apply & may be up to $450 or more, plus any additional air increases or service surcharges at that time.

09MAR            LH465             MCO/FRA       07:35pm/08:40am (MAR 10th)

10MAR            LH1216           FRA/GVA        11:55am/01:00pm

22MAR            LH1185           ZRH/FRA        09:30am/10:35am

21MAR            LH464             FRA/MCO       01:10pm/06:30pm

*Between trip registration & Nov 26th, air can be cancelled with no penalty.

*After Nov 26th and before January 11, 2022, tix can be cancelled with a $100 fee.

*After Jan 11th, no refunds.

Between Jan 11 – Feb 16, 2022 tix can be transferred for a $100 name change fee.

After Feb 16th, no name change, no refunds, or cancellations. Yet, tix may be used as credits towards another Lufthansa flight up to 1 year from Jan 16th, 2022. However, penalties will apply & may be up to $450 or more, plus any additional air increases or service surcharges at that time.


PAYMENT SCHEDULE – RETURNING 2020 PARTICIPANTS:

$300 per person - GROUP AIR & GROUND Deposit due upon registration       

$100 per person –  GROUND ONLY Deposit due upon registration

BALANCE DUE –         Nov 23, 2021 GROUP AIR & GROUND


PAYMENT SCHEDULE – NEW 2022 PARTICIPANTS:                 

$ 700.00 per person –  GROUP AIR & GROUND Deposit upon registration                                         

$ 500.00 per person –  GROUND ONLY Deposit upon registration

$ 700.00 per person -   Nov 23,, 2021 - 2nd PAYMENT DUE BOTH PACKAGES

BALANCE DUE –         JAN 11, 2022 GROUP AIR & GROUND

  

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


FOR GROUND PACKAGE FOR RETURNING & NEW PARTICIPANTS:

Between registration & Nov 23, 2021 ……………………$ 100.00 PP PENALTY

Between Nov 23, 2021 & Jan 11, 2022 ……..………….. $ 300.00 PER PERSON *

After Jan 11, 2022 ………………................................................. FULL PENALTY


FOR GROUP AIR FOR RETURNING & NEW PARTICIPANTS:

Between registration & Nov 23, 2021………………….... $ -0-   PP PENALTY

Between Nov 23, 2021 & Jan 11, 2022 ............................ $ 100.00 PER PERSON *

After Jan 11, 2022 ......................................................................... FULL PENALTY


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

NO REFUNDS FOR UNUSED ACCOMMODATIONS OR SERVICES

(Thus, highly recommend investing in Trip Cancellation/interruption insurance)


ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING BY THE OSTC TRIP LEADER BY ABOVE DATES. AFTERWHICH CALCULATIONS WILL BE MADE ON THE AMOUNT OF REFUND DUE, if any. Only cash refunds will be for 2022 trip payments (based on above), no refunds or carryover for 2020 credits. Refunds for 2020 credits sold to new participants will be issued post trip & will be refunded based on initial Trip Registration date & time stamp for original 2020 Trip.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All U. S. Citizens participating in this tour program are required to have a U. S. Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the return date of the tour (September 30, 2022).  The Airlines will not let you board the aircraft if your passport is EXPIRED OR WILL BE EXPIRING WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF YOUR SCHEDULED RETURN FLIGHT.

COVID POLICY:  Currently, Europe is planning on opening the borders only to those that have received the vaccine. Some countries are still requiring a negative PCR test upon arrival at the gateway airport. Once these tests are administered, you must wait for the result until you are able to depart the airport. Of course, we expect these policies to change and be more relaxed as more people get vaccinated and the overall spread of the virus continues to diminish. We will continue to monitor any updates provided by the government of the countries involved in this tour and advise of any restrictions and regulations at the time of your scheduled departure. Holidaze, nor OSTC, is responsible for travelers who choose to not get vaccinated nor travelers who test positive upon arrival. We recommend that all participants take a negative Covid Test at least 72 hours prior to departure to avoid any issues upon arrival in the gateway country.

INSURANCE RELATED TO COVID: We highly recommend travel insurance. Most insurance companies are treating Covid as any other flu condition and will cover participants who test positive for Covid prior to their departure. Participants will be able to claim the nonrefundable tour costs based on the medical coverage as long as the trip is canceled 48-hours prior to the departure date.  Similarly, if you test positive for Covid while on your tour, the medical coverage should 47581cover medical payments and any necessary evacuation costs.



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