SwissMade Tours Announces Its 2006 Packages From $189

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ — SwissMade Tours has prepared the most comprehensive independent tours to Switzerland for travel in 2006, with packages beginning at $189. The 2006 rates have been reduced, some as much as 30 percent, from last year because of the buying power of SwissMade Tours and the more favorable exchange rate.

Travel for three days/two nights for just $189 per person, double occupancy, in a selection of 13 Swiss cities with daily breakfast, service and all taxes included in three star hotels. Upgrades to four or five stars are available in all cities except Locarno.

Besides offering the best value for tours, greatest flexibility in planning a Swiss vacation, and the most destinations in Switzerland, SwissMade Tours guarantees the best international airfare available at the time of booking. Car rentals can also be arranged.

SwissMade Tours offers a variety of independent three to seven night packages throughout Switzerland such as four days/three nights in Graubunden — a hikers paradise — priced from $349 per person with three nights in Pontresina and visits to Davos and Diavolezza with spectacular mountain climbing and glacier viewing.

All SwissMade Tours packages can be easily combined to create very individualized, custom vacation.

For longer stays, select a Scenic Wonder Route itinerary such as Scenic Wonder Route 1, priced from $599 per person, double occupancy. This seven day/six night tour enables visitors to see Lucerne, Lugano, Saas Fee, Zermatt, Montreux, and Interlaken.

With many of the packages, travelers need to purchase a pass on the simple Swiss Travel System, a unique transportation method, including railway, bus and lake steamers throughout Switzerland that must be purchased in the US prior to departure. The Swiss Pass offers consecutive days of travel for up to one month starting at $236 in first class and $158 in second class for four consecutive days of travel. The Swiss Flexipass offers up to any eight days of travel in one month starting at $224 in first class and $150 in second class for three days travel in the month. Rates quoted are for two or more people traveling together; single rates are slightly higher.

For more details about these Switzerland packages, call SwissMade Tours at 1-800-995-7997 or visit its web site at

About SwissMade Tours

SwissMade Tours, a division of Picasso Travel, offers independent tours to Switzerland. Headquartered in Los Angeles with eight offices nationwide, Picasso Travel has been serving the traveling public for 25 years. Picasso Travel is a member of ASTA, IATA, CLIA, USACA, ARC and BTC.

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