Bridge in the Swiss Alps, Wengen

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2 Jun 2020 - 11 Jun 2020
Duration: 9 nights
Ref: 20043
With: Andrew Kambites

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With: Andrew Kambites and Barry & Maggie Watts

Wengen is a picture postcard Swiss mountain village, situated high on a sunny plateau overlooking the mighty Jungfrau and Eiger Mountains, and down into the valley onto Lauterbrunnen, the valley of 72 waterfalls. This charming village nestling between floral pastures, lush green countryside and snow-capped mountains is traffic free and reached by mountain railway.

We stay in the Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn which is situated in the main street amongst the timbered chalets and belle epoque hotels, and just 50 metres from the mountain railway and aerial cable stations.

This hotel boasts spectacular views of the mountains and valley from its terraces, restaurant, bar and indoor pool. It is possible to upgrade to a guaranteed Jungfrau view room and enjoy one of the most photographed images in the world 24/7!

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INCLUDES 7 DAY JUNGFRAU REGION PASS WORTH £230

INCLUDED in your package is a 7 day Jungfrau Region rail pass worth £230. It is the ONLY way to fully experience the Bernese Overland and travel unlimitedly on mountain railways. It also includes boat trips on the Brienzersee and Thunsee, the two lakes at the foothills of the majestic mountains, with Interlaken, one of the most visited places in Europe nestling between them. It also gives you a reduction on the journey up the Jungfrau - to the Top of Europe at 3454 metres above sea level. The views from the Sphinx Observation Deck at the top are incredible and on a good day you can see as far as the Black Forest in Germany and the Vosges Mountains in France.

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There is so much to do in this region the list is endless. Using your pass you can reach snow capped mountain tops and sun blessed villages where walkers can enjoy hiking trails of all levels or you can simply relax and appreciate the gorgeous scenery in picturesque Grindelwald, on the Kleine Scheidegg or up the Harder Kulm. Take the cable car up the Mannlichen Mountain in Wengen where you have 360 degree views of the mountains and valley and you can walk the Royal Walk in 30 minutes across the mountain top.

Or find time to relax in your hotel and use the excellent indoor pool heated to 33 C and the full wellness facilities on offer ….and simply enjoy the spectacular view that is like no other.

OUR BRIDGE PROGRAMMES

During your duplicate bridge holidays nothing is obligatory, you can play in as many or as few bridge sessions as you wish. Our bridge programmes will vary according to the length of your break and in addition to playing bridge, we will always endeavour to provide a minimum of two bridge seminars for breaks of 7 days or more.

All of our bridge holidays include bridge seminars with handouts in addition to a varied and interesting duplicate bridge programme. We use duplimated boards every evening to ensure fairness and consistency. Bridge hand records are provided, as well as bridge partners if needed.

Your duplicate bridge will usually be available twice daily, at 2.30pm and 7.45pm. The afternoon sessions usually finish between 4.45pm and 5pm, the evenings between 10.45pm - 11.15pm. The afternoons are normally given over to open pairs/teams. We endeavour to vary the evening sessions, with a balance between teams and pairs, with at least one Swiss style event during a two-week bridge break.

During all evening sessions, we utilise a duplimate machine, which means we are able to produce hand record sheets at the end of the session and when we have two or more sections, both can play the same hands. On our UK duplicate bridge breaks, provided numbers allow, we usually will lay on an "Early Bird" afternoon session on the day of arrival.

We don’t forget you are on holiday, our bridge programmes allow time for relaxation plus giving you plenty of opportunity to explore the surrounding area and relax.

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PRICES

FLIGHT INCLUSIVE OPTION - INCLUDING FLIGHTS & TRANSFERS
£1599 per person
Includes flights from London Heathrow with Swiss Airlines and return transfers by coach from Zurich airport to Lauterbrunnen and Mountain train on to Wengen. Transfer by coach is approximately 2 hours 20 minutes.
02 June 2020 Depart London Heathrow at 08.40
11 June 2020 Depart Zurich at 15.30

"MEET US THERE" OPTION - INCLUDING RETURN RAIL TICKETS FROM ZURICH AIRPORT
£1399 per person
Travel independently from your preferred UK airport to Zurich, and we will include your return rail tickets from Zurich airport to Wengen. The train station is located on airport at Zurich, and despite a few train changes on route, Swiss Rail services are excellent, with their trains running and connecting like clockwork. This will allow you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery as you travel alongside Lake Thun and into the Bernese Overland.
At Wengen your luggage will be collected from the mountain railway station by the hotel, which is just a few minutes’ walk from the station itself.

SUPPLEMENTS
Single supplement (double room for sole use): £280 for the duration
Supplement for guaranteed view of Jungfrau: £160 per person, per duration Please note not all rooms have a balcony
Supplement for for room with balcony & view of Mannlichen Mountains and/or mountains £45 per duration

Please note there is a local tourist tax of 4.3 CHF per night that is to be paid directly to the hotel.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • 9 nights half board accommodation at the Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn
  • 7 day Jungfrau Region pass - with unlimited access to mountain railways, cable cars, boats on the lake etc. Plus reductions on journey up the Jungfrau. Worth £230
  • Access to the wellness area with indoor pool, sauna, steam bath
  • Full and varied bridge programme with Masterpoints & prizes awarded.
  • Two morning bridge seminars with Andrew Kambites
  • Welcome cocktail

Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn ★★★

The Arenas Resort Victoria-Lauberhorn is locally rated as a 3 star hotel, however in this region of Switzerland a 3 star rating is very good, and the hotel rates very well on Trip Advisor 4.5/5. It dates back to 1897 and was completely renovated and extended with new buildings in 2000. It is just 50 metres from the railway and aerial cableway station and in the heart of the village.

The location is enviable, high on a sunny plateau in this beautiful traffic free mountain village with views of the Jungfrau and Eiger, and the valley below.

The hotel boasts excellent wellness facilities including a saltwater indoor pool heated to 33 C , lounge Jacuzzis, wild water channel, massage & neck showers, sauna , steam bath, hot and cold plunge pools, and solarium and fitness room.

GUEST ROOMS

  • Full bathroom with walk-in shower and toiletries & hairdryer
  • TV with good choice of English speaking channels
  • Direct dial Telephone
  • Radio
  • Safe deposit box (charge)
  • Desk
  • Free WIFI
  • Bathrobe & slippers

Please note that rooms can vary in size and not all rooms have a balcony, even those with Jungfrau views. The view from the front of the hotel overlooking the Jungfrau, Eiger and valley is spectacular and one of the most photographed views in the world - hence this is why these rooms have a supplement.

OTHER FACILITIES & DINING

There is a pleasant restaurant with outdoor terraces and those amazing views. Here they serve a good buffet breakfast, and a 3 course dinner served to the table, with a salad or soup starter, choice of 3 main courses and a desert..

You can relax in the Lauberhorn bar or outside in the rose garden and on the terraces with those amazing views!