The Wines Of Switzerland


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Jul 17 - 23, 2019
Group size: 10 - 12
The Wines Of Switzerland

Cheema's Travel
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Deposit: $550
Jul 17 - 23, 2019
Group size: 10 - 12

About this trip

Join me, Rani Cheema and a like-minded small group of foodies, Sommeliers, Chefs, Oenologist, and drinkers on this wine centric exploration of one of the most enchanting places on Earth, Switzerland. 

Why Switzerland? Only 1% of Swiss wines are exported, what is exported is marked up pretty high. Besides the wines being expensive to export their also amazing! So why would the Swiss want to share? Which is just one of the reasons I've designed this custom frolic through the country. 

Another reason is that Switzerland will be celebrating one of the largest wine festivals in the world that also only happens to happen every 20 years, this year is the year! We will be there for opening day, enjoy the parades, the Swiss, France, German, and Italy delicacies, and taste wine.

We will also travel as green as we can using rail, ferries, funicular, and a car when we need it.


Initial non-refundable deposit of $550 is due upon booking.

Payment of 1,1816.67 due March 15

Payment of 1,1816.67 due April 15

Final Payment of 1,1816.67 due May 15

Terms & Conditions

For more detail information, you can view our Terms & Conditions on our website.

In consideration of being permitted to participate in an Cheema’s NYC, LLC & Cheema’s Travel trips, I hereby acknowledge, and agree to, the following  terms and conditions:

All bookings are made with Cheema’s NYC, LLC & Cheema’s Travel, a New York limited liability company and the owner of all of its advertised itineraries (“Cheema’s Travel,” “Cheema’s NYC,” “Rani Cheema,” “me,” “we,” or “us”). By booking a trip with us, paying a deposit or signing this agreement, you accept all of the terms in this agreement on your own behalf and on behalf of all persons listed on the booking, including any minor under your custody, care or control (“Minor” or “Child”) (individually, “Traveler,” and collectively, “Travelers”), and direct us to perform services for each and every Traveler. The terms and conditions set forth in this agreement constitute the entire understanding and agreement between you the Traveler (“you” or “your”) and Cheema’s NYC, LLC & Cheema’s Travel  with respect to any and all bookings, reservations, trips, or transactions made with Cheema’s NYC, LLC & Cheema’s Travel.

All Travelers must be 18 years of age or older to travel with Cheema’s NYC, LLC & Cheema’s Travel  unless they are accompanied by an adult. 

Insurance Requirements

It is mandatory that all of Cheema’s NYC, LLC & Cheema’s Travel travelers provide proof of current and adequate travel insurance before the trip begins. Travel insurance must cover personal injury, medical treatment, repatriation, and evacuation expenses, including helicopter rescue and air ambulance internationally. It is recommended that travel insurance also address personal property and trip cancellation coverage. *Trip cancellation insurance may be the only means of receiving reimbursement* for flights and other non-refundable expenses should an we trip be cancelled for any reason, whether voluntarily by you or as a result of our actions. You are responsible for understanding the specifics of your travel insurance policy, ensuring that your policy covers all optional and included activities listed in the trip itinerary, and ensuring that there are no exclusion clauses (e.g., air delays due to mechanical issues) that would limit the coverage that you might reasonably need. If you have current health insurance coverage, check your insurance policy to see if it provides the coverage described above while traveling outside your country. It is your responsibility to verify your insurance policy details with your insurance provider to ensure Cheema’s NYC, LLC & Cheema’s Travel requirements are satisfied.

Deposits, Payments, Refunds and Cancellations

Bookings may be made through our online booking system. The deposit and payment schedule for our various trips appears below. Review the deposit and payment schedules carefully, as they vary depending on the type of trip, e.g., private versus non-private trips and multi-day versus single day trips. Note that a booking is not accepted and there is no contract between us until we confirm your booking in writing.

The following are specifically excluded from the Program rates and are the sole responsibility of each Traveler: Airfare, costs of obtaining passports; visas; excess baggage charges; items of purely personal nature, such as drinks, laundry, communication (calls, faxes, emails etc.); international airport departure tax (to be paid in US dollars or acceptable foreign currencies); excursions or deviations from any trip itinerary.


Regarding cancellations, *any cancellations by you will result in the loss of your deposit and other monies paid to us for your trip*. For this reason, we strongly recommend you have comprehensive travel insurance for every traveler within your group that includes cancellation coverage so everyone is protected financially in case anything comes up that prevents them from joining the trip. More information about our cancellation policy appears below, which we urge you to read carefully. 

Multi-day Small Group Trips

a) If booking a multi-day trip more than 60 days before the departure date, a deposit totaling 50% of the trip cost is due to confirm your space. The remaining balance is due no later than 30 days before the departure date. If your booking is made within 25 days or less before trip departure date, the entire trip cost must be paid at the time of confirmation.

b) Cancellations

i. Any cancellations by you will result in the loss of all monies collected from you. For this reason, we strongly recommend you have comprehensive travel insurance that includes cancellation coverage so you are protected financially in case anything comes up that prevents you from joining your trip.

ii. If you do not pay the balance of your trip no later than 25 days before the departure date, your booking will be cancelled, resulting in the loss of all money collected.

iii. If Cheema’s NYC, LLC & Cheema’s Travel is forced to significantly alter or cancel your trip, we will let you know as soon as possible. In these circumstances, you can choose one of the following options:

1) Accept Cheema’s NYC, LLC & Cheema’s Travel offer of a comparable replacement trip (offered at our discretion and subject to availability), or

2) Receive a refund of all monies paid.

2) When accepting an offer for a replacement trip:

i. If the cost is lower than the price of your original trip, you will receive a refund for the difference in cost.

ii.If the cost of the replacement trip is equivalent or higher than your original trip, you owe nothing. 

Form of Payment: All payments must be made by credit card. Prices are in US dollars, and all payments must be made in US dollars.

Cancellation Process: To cancel your booking, you must send written notice to us by email at Cancellation fees will be applied per person according to the schedule set forth in this section, based on the date we receive your written notification, not when you send the email.

Unused Portion of Trip (no refunds): No refunds will be provided for any unused portion of a trip once the trip begins, including but not limited to if you leave a trip for any reason, miss the trip’s departure date or an activity, or have to be removed from a trip. There are no exceptions to this cancellation and refund policy, including for reasons related to weather, civil strife, personal, family or medical emergencies or any other circumstances beyond our control. For this reason, we highly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance.

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    Private Rooms, no single supplement
  • Transportation
    Rail, Private Car, Ferry
  • Meals
    All mentioned meals
  • Alcohol
    All mentioned tastings and at dinner and some lunches
  • Alpine Spa Use
    $100 a day value
  • Entry & Activity Fees
  • Tips & Taxes
  • International Air
    We can book this separately, additional fees will apply
  • Travel Insurance
    Mandatory, we can issue this for you, no additional fee


July 17: Day 1
Welcome to Lausanne!

Say “Hello” and then “Goodbye” to Zurich! We arrive into this city and to then catch the most efficient rail line in the world to the lovely city of Lausanne where we will check-into our hotel by the lake. For lunch we will have our first tasting of wine and Swiss delicacies! This all takes place in the stunning terraces of the UNESCO Heritage vineyards, Lavaux Vineyards which over look Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) and France, le sigh. 

You might be asking, “Why a light lunch?” It’s because I want to make sure you have enough room in your belly for the 8 course Welcome dinner at Hotel de ville de Crisser. Crissier, near Lausanne, is world famous to food lovers for its Hôtel de Ville, with 3 Michelin stars and19/20 points in the GaultMillau. Since Frédy Girardet – the ‘best chef in the world’ – arrived in 1965, the restaurant has been a leader in French-style fine dining.

Lunch and Dinner

Hotel Royal Savoy

Your Organizer

Cheema's Travel
Rani Cheema, is the Founder & CEO of Cheema's Travel, a travel agency for the modern traveler. Rani has been recognized as a Travel + Leisure Rising Star at ILTM Cannes Luxury Travel Advisor Magazine Trendsetter Bloomberg Pursuits South Korea expert New York Times South Korea expert "My goal isn't to visit as many countries as possible, but to truly understand the place I'm visiting, the food, and the people that I meet." - Rani Cheema Rani's mission on this planet is to inspire everyone around the world to see, eat, drink, smell, and meet their world, their home, Earth. She believes that the ability to travel is a human right. We dream about going to exotic lands like Laos, India, Nebraska... but too frequently feel held back by fear, finances, or work (take your PTO people!).