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Travel Classics International 2016

Bern and Lucerne, Switzerland
May 18-22, 2016


Swiss Travel System - Gotthard Base Tunnel Sustainability
May 22-25, 2015

With the opening of the world's longest train tunnel -- the Gotthard Base Tunnel -- Switzerland is concluding one of the biggest environmental projects in Europe. On this trip, visit one of the tunnels on this North-South axis and learn how the tunnels are built under strict environmental regulations and how parts of the excavation material was used to build an archipelago of islands on the lake of Lucerne for birds to nest and people to swim. Discover the nature in the heart of Switzerland, how vegetation changes between North and South and get to know the villages and people whose history has been defined living at one of the major crossroads of Europe!
May 22 Flüelen: Boat ride on Lake Lucerne, visit Lorelei Islands in Flüelen
Overnight: TBA
May 23 Göschenen: Historic tour in the village, bycicle ride Airolo to Biasca
May 24 Bellinzona: UNESCO Bellinzona, visit the Ceneri Base Tunnel
May 25 Option 1:
Lake Ritom, historic Gotthard train route back to Zürich
Overnight: TBA

Option 2:
Transfer to airport
Photo: Tourism Switzerland
Photo: Andermatt Swiss Alps
Pre and post spouse/guest fee is $200 per day, payable to Switzerland Tourism.
Media is complimentary.

For questions and reservations, contact:
    Ursula Beamish-Mader
    Manager Media Relations North America
    Switzerland Tourism
    480 University Ave, Suite 1500
    Toronto, ON M5G 1V2
    phone: 416-695-3496 / cell: 647-899-4094 / fax: 416-695-2774
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