STC are the destination experts, passionate about bringing Switzerland closer to individuals and touring groups. STC’s dedicated groups team have an abundance of experience arranging group travel to Switzerland. Adrian Millan provides more information about STC’s personal service and those extra special touches that make all the difference when planning your trip
Thanks to STC’s strong ties to Switzerland Tourism, the Swiss Hotel Association and the Swiss Federal Railways SBB, they can recommend the best places to visit and the best ways to get there.
From a train ticket that takes you from A to B to a complex itinerary, practical tips and ideas, STC have a wealth of advice available to help you plan your group trip abroad.
Among the most famous – and most recognisable – attractions in the Alps is the Jungfraujoch aka the ‘Top of Europe,’ which boasts a thrilling journey up, with plenty of attractions at the summit that draws thousands of visitors daily. One of STC’s favourite excursions for groups, the Schilthorn offers the best views of the Jungfrau, preceded by the Mönch and iconic Eiger.
The Schilthorn provides a fascinating day out, with its breathtaking panoramas from the revolving restaurant, and Bond World 007, which is perfect for film buffs. A key feature to many group itineraries is the world-famous Glacier Express, consisting of a scenic rail journey, with magnificent vistas changing at every twist and turn. Watch as snow-capped peaks and majestic glaciers suddenly part to reveal gushing waterfalls and breathtaking views over deep valleys, with a sheer rock face suddenly falling into the deep blue lakes and winding rivers below. At STC, we give groups a true taste of what it is to be Swiss. We have created special experiences exclusively for groups, from cooking risotto in the Ticino or making your own chocolate in one of the finest boutiques in the country. Alternatively, spend a day on a farm discovering agricultural traditions with local farmers. You can even stay the night if you are feeling adventurous.
BOOKING WITH THE EXPERTS
STC is the only exclusively Swiss specialist in the market, boasting access to the best rates for all our services, from flights, rail and coaches to hotels, guides and much more.
STC have over 30 years’ experience in creating holidays to Switzerland. For group travel organisers, we will develop your itinerary according to the needs of your group, not only organising all the usual travel arrangements, but also offering unique services, including luggage transfer from hotel to hotel, recommendations on where to visit and access to exclusive areas or activities not available for the independent traveller.
- Booking direct may seem like the best option, but it is time consuming and you often won’t get the best deal
- Plan ahead – the most popular resorts get booked over a year in advance
- Be flexible – if you don’t set exact dates, you’re less likely to receive great deals
- Identify what you want, not where you want it. There are lots of hidden gems in Switzerland just waiting to be discovered, and often the best places for activities are located off the beaten track
To find out more about how to plan your next group departure to Switzerland, visit the STC office in Covent Garden for its Switzerland Workshop. Switzerland Workshop lasts for four hours and includes lunch.
“The Workshop I attended was extremely informative and also inspiring. The presentations gave practical guidance about the ease of organising a group tour through Switzerland Travel Centre, especially the efficient train travel possibilities and luggage transportation. It was a pleasant surprise to hear about the regional passes available and the access to much free travel and reduced admission with these.” – Sue Povey, GTOA Southern Branch
STC’s next Switzerland Workshop will be held on October 8, 2015 – to register, email email@example.com or call 020 7420 4903.