what’s included in
A Trip Off The Old Block to Switzerland! ($2249, $199 Deposit)

12 Days / 11 Nights
Jul 11 - Jul 22, 2019

Accommodations Based on Double Occupancy

Tours and Transportation

Welcome & Farewell Celebration

Select Meals (Breakfasts, Welcome & Farewell Dinner)

Relaxation Time

Daily Breakfast

Airport Transfers

Farewall Dinner

Welcome Dinner

Accommodations Based on Single Occupancy

About this trip

$2249 Double Occupancy, $199 Deposit!

Swiss Alps, Swiss Cheese, Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate, Swiss Watches, Swiss Knives, Swiss Banks! You name it, the Swiss have something to do with it! It is time for us to take a Trip Off The Old Block to Switzerland!  We will enjoy the second week of the Montreux Jazz Festival, visit castles, go on a riviera cruise, hop on the Chocolate and Cheese Train, travel to Geneva and tour the U.N., go to the Zermatt Ski Resort and see “the Matterhorn,” hop on the Glacier Express train and explore the Swiss Also and arrive at St. Moritz Winter Wonderland (where the first Winter Olympics were held), go mountain biking for those inclined and then travel to Lausanne, walk along the lake, visit the Olympic Museum and attend the Afro-Fusion Festival, a music and live art experience, with a Pan African Summit co-organized by yours truly! 


“Single Occupancy” is for five nights in the standard room, lake view and balcony in the luxury hotel in Montreux and first choice of single rooms in the hostels, based on availability. You do not need to “Add on” the single supplement.

“Double Occupancy” is for the hotel in Montreux (and is also Single Occupancy for the standard room, lake view and balcony). Two adults must pay the listed price in order to be confirmed.

“Multiple Occupancy” is hostel accommodations per person/bed.


Deluxe Room in Luxury Hotel, five nights in Montreux, modern furnishings. Choose double OR triple occupancy but ONLY if your roommate(s) have also paid for the trip. Confirmation is based on double or triple occupancy PAID.

Junior Suite, five nights in Luxury Hotel in Montreux. Largest Suite, has two bathrooms, sofa bed, 3 adult maximum. Choose double OR triple occupancy but ONLY if your roommate(s) have also paid for the trip. Confirmation is based on double or triple occupancy PAID.

(the Family suite and the Junior Suite are the same size. Families are allowed two children and receive WiFi games and a ground floor suite as requested).

We will all still be in a hostel for Zermatt and St. Moritz. The hostel is 1/2 block away from the luxury hotel in Montreux. There are enough single and double rooms in Lausanne, where the hostel was a hotel. Whether it’s a hostel or a hotel, all of the accommodations are clean, in gorgeous locations and stellar. 

Because, Switzerland!

All Hotel payments must be made by February 28, 2019! But it’s first come-first served in terms of requests and payments paid in full! The sooner the better!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Day One

Day One

  • Arrival
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Late Night Jazz Fest
Friday, July 12, 2019

Day Two

Day Two

  • Chillon Castle
  • Lunch
  • Jazz Fest
Saturday, July 13, 2019

Day Three

Day Three

  • Riviera Cruise
  • Jazz Fest
Sunday, July 14, 2019

Day Four

Day Four

  • Geneva & United Nations Tour
  • House of Jazz
  • Jazz Fest
  • Free Time
Monday, July 15, 2019

Day 5

All Aboard the Chocolate and Cheese Train!

  • Gruyere Cheese Factory
  • Chocolate Factory Tour and Tasting
  • Dinner on Your Own
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Day 6

Depart to Zermatt and “The Matterhorn”

  • Board the Train to Zermatt
  • Visit the Matterhorn
  • Group Dinner
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Day 7

All Aboard The Glacier Express!

  • Panoramic Glacier Express through Swiss Alps
  • Arrive in St. Moritz
  • Group Dinner
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Day 8

Climb Every Mountain!

  • “Climb” Mount Corviglia
  • Free Time
  • Group Dinner
Friday, July 19, 2019

Day 9

“Climb” Muotta Muragl

  • Behold, Muotta Muragl
  • Group dinner or on your own
Saturday, July 20, 2019

Day 10

LAFF Like a King!

  • Train to Lausanne
  • Group Dinner
  • Afro-Fusion Festival
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Day 11

Olympic Sized Partying!

  • Visit the Olympic Museum
  • Pan-African Summit
  • Afro-Fusion Festival
  • Free Time!
Monday, July 22, 2019

Day 12

So Long, Farewell Switzerland!

  • Farewell Breakfast
  • Depart to Geneva
  • See You Next Trip!