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9 Dec 2007 Lauren87 said

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Looking at doing either the European Vista or the European Panorama in July/August 08...<BR>I am really interested in going right up the swiss alps to Jungfrau, in the optional extra's for those two tours it doesn't mention it though <img src="http://connect.contiki.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif" alt="Frowner" width="15" height="15"><!--graemlin::(--> <BR><BR>How come they don't offer this as an optional extra? <BR><BR>I have seen snow before but my fiance hasn't so really wanna go right up there as I have heard it is awesome plus we wanna see snow...!!
  • 9 Dec 2007 ptooma said

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    Hummm … well if it’s any consolation, instead of a visit to Jungfrau at 3454m, the hotels that you stay at for the Panorama/Vista are atop Mt. Pilatus at a leisurely 2100m.



    The views are still stunning …






    Sunset:


    Sunset on the back side … different day:


    Midnight:


    No snow in July/August … but it can be quite cold!!

    - Vic

  • 10 Dec 2007 KiWi Chick said

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    wow thats awesome

  • 10 Dec 2007 Lauren87 said

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    Wow that looks so awesome!!

    Oh ok thanks for the info Matty!!

    So will we maybe end up seeing snow anyway??

    I have heard that not all tours end up staying at that place though, have heard of some people being disappointed coz they thought they were gonna stay there & didn’t? Is that true?

    I’m sure either way it will be absolutely unreal!! Big Grin<!--graemlin::D-->

  • 10 Dec 2007 ptooma said

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    You probably will see snow – just that it’ll be on the mountains very far away and much higher up. BTW, those pics were taken mid August.

    There are probably only 2 reasons for not being able to make it to your hotel atop Mt. Pilatus; #1 is inclimate weather, but chances of you getting snowed-in in July/Aug are the same as myself walking on water or winning the lottery. So that leaves you with possibility #2 – that is your tour arrives late due to traffic or some acident and you are parked on the highway going nowhere fast. Then you’ll miss the last Gondola/cog train ride up the mountain. You could always hike up the trail if you’re feeling adventurous …

    - Vic

  • 13 Dec 2007 Erin C said

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    I did the European Vista and in Lucerne we were able to spend our full day catching a train up into the Alps and then Cable cars, thats the cloest we were able to get…

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