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Let's Drive - Grand Tour of Switzerland (Self Drive)

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After the successful Europe trip of last year http://www.meetup.com/LetsDrive/events/222633092/

Let's Drive is pleased to announce its big Road Trip for 2016... the Grand Tour of Switzerland with the support of Switzerland Tourism.

Grand Tour Of Switzerland:Self Drive is ideal for those believe in self exploration and are looking for an amazing road trip that allows flexibility at all times, while ensuring in-depth discovery of the destination. It links the country’s highlights along one journey. The route leads through four linguistic regions of Switzerland , with its majestic snow-capped mountains, spectacular waterfalls, beautiful villages, picturesque alpine lakes, thrilling mountain passes, historical monuments and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. So Let's Enjoy an unforgettable journey of discovery! Let's Drive through the most spectacular and scenic route of Switzerland.

Our pre-designed itinerary helps you avoid time-consuming search for accommodation, sightseeing options plus it gives you a chance to explore the country at your own pace and enjoy the best of the route.

So come out, join our convoy and Let’s Drive!

Route:

09 Sept- Zurich - Free day / local excursion

10 Sept- Zurich - Rheinfalls - Appenzell/Badragaz

11 Sept- Appenzell -Flüelapass* - Silvaplana/St Moritz

12 Sept- St. Moritz - Julierpass and San Bernardinopass - Lugano

13 Sept- Lugano - Gotthardpass and Furkapass or Nufenenpass - Täsch - Zermatt

14 Sept- Täsch - Lac Souterain (lake in a cave) or Crans Montana - Western Switzerland: Lausanne/Vevey/Montreux/Morges/Villars

15 Sept- Western Switzerland - Gruyere or Col de la croix and Col du Pillon - Interlaken

16 Sept- Interlaken - Lauterbrunnen the valley of waterfalls

17 Sept- Interlaken - Local excursion - Brünigpass - Lucerne- Zurich Airport

Note: The route is safe to drive however route or destinations might be altered depending on weather, local conditions, and number of participants.

Approximate Driving: 1,300 KM

Cost: AED 6700 Per Person on twin sharing basis in hotel and car

Please note that these prices are based on best efforts basis and subject to change with time. However, we will try to book and block prices to save on expenses as much as we can.

We have not chosen the cheapest hotels but the most suitable ones mostly 4* with decent amenities. (Mid range) and did same for the car rentals too (Intermediate Luxry).

The cost mentioned above includes:

· Audi A4 / Audi A5 / BMW 3 / VW Passat Automatic transmission rental car to complete the drive(Twin sharing) (Each car is subject to T&C of rental car company)

· Basic comprehensive car insurance

- Vingette toll ticket for GTS route

· Programmed GPS with each car

· Map of the route

· Other relevant information for the destinations you will visit

· Overnight accommodation (Twin sharing) on a bed-and-breakfast basis at the hotels, including city taxes (4* & 3* hotels subject to availability)

· Route Marshal and guidance.

The cost excludes:

· Visa, flights, travel and medical insurance

· Fuel for the car, parking charges, toll or other tariff

· Any meal, food, drinks or refreshment excluding breakfast

· Any optional addition to your rental car

· Any other item(s) not specifically included above.

Important Note:

Due to the high demand and holiday season we have limited number of car and hotel bookings and will be allotted on first payment first serve basis. To secure your car booking please provide your passport and DL copy and a payment of Aed 300 (Non refundable) max by 6:00 pm 20th July 2016. The remaining payment of Aed 6400 has to be made max by 6:00 pm 03 Aug 2016.

*There will not be any refund on cancellation after 6:00 pm 25th Aug 2016. However 50% of total paid amount will be refunded on cancellation before this date (Except Aed 300 for car rental booking).

*Preference will be given to those who confirm participation with a partner.

*We are working to get group discount on air tickets on best efforts basis and will update to confirmed participants at RSVP closure.

For Further details and payment please send a PM (personal message) on meetup or email on [masked]

Disclaimer – please read carefully:

By accepting to participate in this event, You agree that:

(a) Acceptance of your RSVP is only notional, and the Organizers reserve the right to select the final list of attendees.

(b) You are above 18 years of age, and in case you are bringing family or guests below 18, they shall be accompanied by you at all times and remain your sole responsibility.

(c) You have joined us voluntarily and you have the required skills, licenses and permits to be on this trip.

(d) Let’s Drive or the organizers do not hold any responsibility for loss or damage of property (vehicle, gear etc.).

(e) You are responsible for your own safety and any act of negligence by You that endangers the safety of fellow passenger(s) or others.

(f) You give explicit consent to Let’s Drive and the organizers that any photos or videos of you and/or your family/ guests/ pet/ car/ gear taken on this trip (or an earlier trip), whether by the organizers or an attendee may be freely shared, used or published by Let’s Drive or the organizers in any form – print or digital – and/or posted on the group’s social media pages (Meetup/ Facebook/ Whatsapp/ Twitter/ Instagram/ Youtube and the like) for the purposes of illustration, promotion, branding, advertising or marketing or record and You explicitly waive any rights whatsoever to challenge or bring an action against Let’s Drive or the organizers/ hosts for use of such media for the stated purposes.

GTS preview: http://grandtour.myswitzerland.com/en/