Those booking a 7 night vacation package will enjoy fascinating day trips, with guidance in Hebrew by experienced guides.
*Site entrance fees not included.
Weekly Trip Route – Guided by Arie Segev:
Wednesday — Geneva:
Departing from Ben Gurion Airport, you will arrive at Geneva, the third largest city in Switzerland. After landing, you will ride to the water-jet fountain which jets water up to a height of 140 meters. Next, you will visit the flower clock located in the English Garden, and from there a tour by foot through the alleys of the old city will take you to the Reformation Wall. You will then continue to UN headquarters, and from there head to the French border in the direction of the hotel in La Tania.
Thursday —Chamonix Mont Blanc:
Chamonix, the capital of the French Alps is located at the foot of Mont Blanc — the highest mountain in Europe, reaching an altitude of 4806 meters. From town, you will ride on a mountain train to the giant glacier Mer de Glace and visit one of the world's most beautiful ice caves. Back at Chamonix, you will tour around the beautiful city center and see the statues of Balmat and Paccard, who made first successful ascent of Mont Blanc. You will have the chance for a quick peek into the shops and cafés, and then it's back to the hotel.
Friday—A Trip in Nature in the Area of La Tania & Courchevel
Sunday - Annecy & Aix-les-Bains:
Start your morning with a visit to the nature reserve George de Pierre — and enjoy an hour's walk on a suspended terrace above a narrow, beautiful canyon. Then, you will continue on to the lake-side town of Annecy. The Thiou River flows through the town and into the lake.
From the parking lot at the "Gardens of Europe", you will head towards the Old Town, where the narrow lanes create an intricate web of streets on both banks of the Thiou River. In the center of the river is an island with a palace, which functions today as a museum.
After a visit to the new part of Annecy, you will ride to Aix-les-Bains, which is located on the southern bank of Bourget Lake. You will pass by Roman Baths, and wrap up your day at a Yeshiva, which is attended by students from Europe and from Israel.
Monday – Courchevel & Chambéry:
Courchevel is known as one of the most prestigious ski resorts in the world, and is especially favored by the upper classes. The site is part of the "Les 3 Vallées", the largest skiing area in the world.
You will ride a cable car from an altitude of 1850 to an altitude of 3200 meters, marvel at the view of the "3 Valleys" and the Mont Blanc from the peak, and ride the cable car down to Méribel. Then, you will take a stroll along the edges of Lake Tueda and pass through the botanical garden. From there, you will continue to Chambéry, the old capital of the district of Savoie. You will visit the Old Town, and see places such as the Château of the Dukes and the Elephant Fountain, while passing through the beautiful alleys of the city.
Tuesday — Lyon:
Lyon, with a population of approximately 2 million people, is the second largest city in France. Two rivers run through the city: the Rhône and the Saône.
Old Lyon resides to the west of the Saône River, at the foot of Fourvière hill. You will begin your trip with the impressive Opera House and Municipality buildings, see the traboules – secret passageways from the Middle Ages, and then ride the funiculaire to Fourvière hill for a visit and viewpoint. Next, you will visit an ancient Roman archaeological site and continue on to the ancient synagogue. The end of the trip will include, of course, shopping in the elegant promenade of Lyon.
** There may be slight changes in the itinerary