All of our school trips to Switzerland are tailor-made, ensuring your group will get the perfect school trip. However, we are well versed in creating itineraries for groups, and are well placed to assist in creating your itinerary. Below is an itinerary you may wish to consider, or simply use as a starting point in your planning with Adaptable Travel.
DAY 1: Travel & Spa
After arriving in Switzerland by air, (subject to flight times) transfer to the amazing Lavey-Les-Bains spa with free time to relax in the mineral rich waters of this naturally heated geothermal spa with outdoor pools surrounded by the mountains. You may also have time to visit the amazing Bex Salt Mines which is located nearby to the spa. An audio-visual installation will take you through centuries of history of the salt mine. Afterwards you will head onto your accommodation to check in and enjoy your evening meal.
DAY 2: Glaciation
Today your students will have the chance to explore glacial landforms at the Langgletscher Glacier. With coach and guide, head over to the Langgletscher Glacier to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site forefield of this huge glacier, which lies within the largest valley on the northern side of the Swiss Rhône valley, Lötschental.
As an alternative today, you can choose instead to visit the amazing Aletsch Glacier, Europe’s longest glacier and unquestionably one of the most spectacular in the world. Carrying 27 billions tons of ice, the ease of accessibility make this one of the most popular large glaciers to visit. Visit requires additional cable car transport.
Return to your accommodation for evening meal.
DAY 3: Swiss Industry & Chocolate
Today you will travel to the nearby village of Gruyere, to take a tour of the famous La Maison du Gruyère, cheese making factory, named after its location. Students will learn how the cheese is made with an interactive exhibition, including tasting of course! Following this, you can visit the nearby Maison Cailler - Chocolate Factory.
Return to your accommodation for evening meal. Why not add in a visit to the local bowling alley in Chateau-d’Oex?
DAY 4: Glacier 3000 & River studies
After breakfast, today you visit the fantastic Glacier 3000. After a double cable car ride atop the glacier, your guide will accompany students on a tour of area, showcasing fantastic tourism and glacial landforms examples. Those brave enough can walk across the newly constructed Peak Walk suspension bridge, giving views of Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Atop Glacier 3000, you can also add-on the Snow Bus snow cat ride, the Alpine Coaster, and enjoy free sledging.
Following your visit to Glacier 3000, take a trip to the Grand Eau river basin with your guide for real life studies of river processes with a river ramble with your guide to explore river processes and landforms, exploring the snow and ice melt from the Gletsch and Rhone glaciers.
Return to your accommodation and evening meal. You can also choose to add on another visit including a trip to the cheese making demonstration in Chateau-d’Oex or the unique Espace Ballon, the hot air balloon museum in Chateau-d’Oex.
DAY 5: Boat Cruise and Return Home
You may have some free time before your return the UK. If you do, why not travel via Lake Geneva Enroute to the airport and enjoy a Lake Geneva Boat cruise?
Options to travel from the UK by coach are also available, please enquire.
Adaptable Travel can tailor make an itinerary around the needs of your group. Contact Adaptable Travel today to start organinsing your next Swiss Alps school trip.