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Cultural Experience in Eastern Switzerland

where traditions and needs are still lived

from CHF 791.- per person for 3 nights

prices per person in a double room

The offer is bookable from 11 May on for the whole year.

Explore Eastern Switzerland and its beautiful villages, where customs and traditions are still practiced and where history, art and culture come together. Colourfully painted wooden houses, sweeping gables, traditional brewing, the third oldest library in the world and harbour stories on Lake Constance - there is plenty to discover.

Day 1: Customs and historic houses in Appenzell


Your cultural experience starts at the foot of the Alpstein massif in the village of Appenzell or in the local dialect also called "Appezöll". Colourfully painted wooden houses with curved gables give the village a very special character. Find out more about the village fire of 1560, why the Canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden was the last canton to introduce women's voting rights in 1990 and how it came about that today voting is still carried out by hand on the village square.

  • Journey to Appenzell - recommended with the Pre-Alpine Express via Lucerne
  • Visit of the historical and picturesque village of Appenzell
    Tip: Visit the Appenzeller brewery and taste Appenzeller beer and Säntis malt in the "Whiskey-Stöbli
  • Pick up in Appenzell (by appointment at Hotel Hof Weissbad) and transfer to the neighbouring village of Weissbad
  • Wellness, dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Hof Weissbad****S

Day 2: Visit of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in St. Gall


The old town of the eastern Swiss metropolis of St. Gall is characterised by buildings steeped in history. The heart of the city is the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site of the Abbey District of St. Gall with its baroque cathedral and world-famous, ancient abbey library.

  • Travel by train from Weissbad/Appenzell to St. Gallen
  • Visit the beautiful old town of St. Gallen and tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Abbey District of St. Gallen with its beautiful and ancient state library
  • Transfer by post bus to Horn on Lake Constance
  • Wellness, dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel Bad Horn****S
Tip: 2nd overnight stay at Hotel Hof Weissbad and 2-hour hike to the famous Bergasthof Aescher.

Day 3: Along the Lake Constance


The highlight of the third day is characterized by physical activity and natural landscape. By e-bike, a tour takes you along the Lake Constance cycle path towards Romanshorn and Kreuzlingen - two of Lake Constance's harbour places. Across fields and through forests you will then reach the wellness hotel Golf Panorama in Lipperswil, where you can relax your muscles  in the whirlpool.

  • Breakfast from the buffet with lake view
  • E-bike tour from Horn to Lipperswil (4h) - or by train & bus (2nd class) to Lipperswil with sightseeing in the villages Romanshorn and Kreuzlingen
  • Wellness, dinner and overnight stay at the Wellnesshotel Golf Panorama****S

Day 4: Painted houses and falling water masses


You should not miss this: Train journey along Lake Constance and the Rhine to Schaffhausen - a town once considered a reloading point for the movement of goods, as ships had to avoid impassable water rapids. Traces of the Second World War are also highly present, as on 1 April 1944, due to a navigational error, the town became the target of a bombing raid by the US air fleet.

  • Breakfast from the buffet with a view to the countryside
  • Bus ride to Ermatingen and continue by regional train (2nd class) along Lake Constance and the river Rhine to Schaffhausen
  • Visit of the beautiful old town of Schaffhausen and watching the impressive water masses of the Rhine Falls plunging into the depths
  • End of the tour - or extra night in Zurich at the Hotel Glärnischhof****S


Included services


    •  3 or 4 nights in three different Private Selection Hotels
      •    1 or 2 overnight stays at the Hotel Hof Weissbad****S or at the Weissbad Lodge
      •    1 overnight stay at the Hotel Bad Horn****S
      •    1 overnight stay at the Wellnesshotel Golf Panorama****S
    • Rich breakfast from the buffet and 4 to 5-course menu with choice in the evening
    • Free use of the wellness infrastructure in all three hotels
    • Public transport ticket for the whole lake Constance region (2nd class)
    • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
    • Entrance ticket for the Abbey District Library
    • Tips for sightseeing and excursions as well as route descriptions and digital maps for the bike tour
    • On request and at an extra charge: E-bike or country bike rental for one day

    Prices


    3 nights:

    • CHF 791.- per person in a double room
    • CHF 905.- in a single room

    4 nights:

    • CHF 997.- per person in a double room
    • CHF 1'137.- in a single room

    Surcharges:

    • E-Bike rental for one day: CHF 116.-
    • CountryBike rental for one day: CHF 90.-

    The offer is bookable during the whole year.

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    Would you like to book this offer? Then contact us via phone +41 41 368 10 05, send us an e-mail at info@privateselection.ch or fill in the enquiry form.

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    The Private Selection Hotel Service AG is part of the guarantee fund of the Swiss tourism sector and ensures the repayment of your deposit paid in connection with the booking of a package as well as your return journey. For further details kindly ask Private Selection Hotels or on www.garantiefonds.ch.