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Specially offered to all congress participants on Sunday, August 11, 2002

Chamonix (Tour 11C )

Drive via the White Highway to the prestigious alpine resort of Chamonix, where a cable car takes you to the top of Aiguille du Midi (3800m/11550ft) where you will enjoy a breathtaking panorama over the Swiss, French and Italian Alps. If the weather permits, you will be able to see the Matterhorn. Free time for a visit to the charming village of Chamonix is also part of this excursion.
(!! Nationals of certain countries require a visa to France as well as a re-entry visa to Switzerland)
Price: CHF 150.00.- per person (lunch included)

Lake Geneva Tour (Tour 11LG)
09:00-17:00 Hours

Drive along Lake Geneva to Lausanne. In the wonderful surroundings of the lakeside you will visit the Olympic Museum. The permanent exhibits are designed to let us relive the emotions experienced during the Olympic Games. Lunch will be eaten at the Museum and afterwards we drive to Montreux to visit the famous Chillon Castle, which is located on the lake. Return to Geneva.
Price: CHF 138.00.- per person (lunch included)

Gruyere and Berne (Tour 11GB)

Drive to Fribourg; discover the small, but lovely village of Gruyere. Afterwards visit a cheese factory with a demonstration and exhibition. You will have typical Swiss lunch at the factory. After lunch drive to Berne, there you will enjoy a City Tour with an English-speaking guide including the following attractions: the Rose garden, the Bearpits, the Clock Tower, the Cathedral and the embassy quarter. Return to Geneva.
Price: CHF 140.00.- per person (lunch included)

Tour 1
Visit the Chocolate Factory and the Clock & Watch Museum
Wednesday, August 7, 2002
A visit to Switzerland would simply not be complete without a visit to a chocolate factory as the Swiss create some of the very finest, richest and smoothest chocolate in the world. You will first visit the Nestle chocolate factory in Broc and then enjoy lunch in a typical Swiss restaurant.
Switzerland also sets exacting standards for keeping time! In the afternoon, our bus will bring you to the "Vallee de Joux", where you will have the opportunity to visit the Clock & Watch museum, learn about the watch-making history of this part of the country and admire clocks from the past centuries as well as the latest watches
Price: CHF 130. - per person (lunch included)

Tour 2
Saturday, August 10, 2002
Olympic Museum in Lausanne & Swiss Wine Tasting

The picturesque city of Lausanne is the home of the International Olympic Committee. The prestigious Olympic Museum, opened in June 1993, is located on the shores of Lake Geneva. Learn about the history of the Olympic movement from Ancient Greece to the modern games and how the organization operates today. You will then enjoy lunch at a typical Swiss restaurant located near Lausanne. In the afternoon, you will stop at a winery located in a castle in the countryside. It is a little known secret that the Swiss create some of the very best wines in the world, but very little of it ever leaves the country. This tour will give you an opportunity to sample some Swiss wines and learn about Swiss winemaking.
Price: CHF 160.- per person (lunch included)

Tour 3
Monday, August 12, 2002
Interlaken and Schilthorn

Interlaken is a small, charming city in the heart of the Bernese Oberland between the lakes of Thun and Brienz. It is surrounded by a magnificent mountain landscape. With this tour, you will also make an unforgettable excursion to the "Schilthorn" (2970m), have lunch at its famous rotating restaurant "Piz Gloria" and see the exact location where the James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was shot in 1969. Of course, this will also be an opportunity for you to admire an unforgettable view of the Swiss Alps.
Price: CHF 255.- per person (lunch included)

Rates for all tours are based on a minimum of 15 participants
Rates include guide, lunch, city tour and entrance fees.

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