Watch Valley (8 days)

Swiss Made: Strive for perfection amongst the world’s finest watchmakers

From CHF 2’750.– pp

Summary: This one is a must for lovers of luxurious Swiss watches! Travel to the heart of Swiss watch making, where many of the worlds most prestigious manufacturers have their headquarters. Visit watch manufactures and museums. Build your own mechanical Swiss watch, and take it home as your truly unique timepiece (extra charge) . Of course you will play some fantastic, mostly unknown golf courses at the heart of the Watch Valley.

Golf Courses: Play 4 excellent golf courses which are nestled in the beautiful Jura landscape. Bonmont, Vuissens, Neuchâtel, Les Bois, Wylihof (optionally).

Hotels: Depending on your budget and required level of comfort you have a choice ranging from typical, small and cosy 3* hotels to luxurious 5* palaces. Our recommendations are: Hôtel Château de Bonmont**** near Geneva and Hôtel Palafitte***** in Neuchâtel.

Attractions: Build your own personalized watch like nobody else’s in a typical workshop under the supervision of a senior watchmaker (purchase of the watch is not included in the price).

Day 01 – Arrival and overnight in Geneva

  • Optional visit of the Patek Philipp watch museum
  • Overnight in Geneva

Day 02 – Play golf at Bonmont

  • Play golf at Bonmont
  • Drive to the Lac de Joux and optionally visit the Audmars Piguet watch museum
  • Overnight in Murten or Neuchâtel (2 nights)

Day 03 – Play golf at Vuissens

  • Play golf at Vuissens
  • Optionally visit UNESCO world heritage town of Bern or go for a boat ride on the 3-Lakes
  • Sleep in Noirmont or Neuchâtel (3 nights)

Day 04 – Play golf at Neuchatel

  • Play golf at Neuchatel
  • Drive to La-Chaux-de-Fonds, UNESCO world heritage watch maker town
  • Sleep in Neuchâtel or Noirmont (3 nights)

Day 05 – Build your own Swiss watch

  • Build your own mechanical Swiss watch at a watch manufacturers workshop (you can buy your watch if you like)

Day 06 – Tourism day

  • Guided visit of watchmaking capital La-Chaux-de-Fonds, UNESCO world heritage town
  • Visit the Zenith watch manufacture
    Plus following optional suggestions:
  • Visit the Girard Perregaux watch museum
  • Visit the Longines watch museum
  • Vist of a «Tête-de-Moine» cheese manufacture
  • Expedition to Creux-du-Van rocky cirque
  • Visit of «Saut-du-Doubs» falls and «Lac des Brenets» lake

Day 07 – Play golf at Les Bois

  • Play golf at Les Bois
  • Visit the Camille Bloch chocolate factory
  • Optionally visit the Omega watch museum
  • Sleep in Solothurn

Day 08 – Visit the baroque town of Solothurn

  • Visit the baroque town of Solothurn
  • Optionally play golf at Limpachtal
  • Departure
  • Accommodation in a shared twin/double room with daily breakfast (prices may vary depending on the hotel category of your choice, calculation base is 3*)
  • 4x golf greenfees for 18-holes at Bonmont, Vuissens, Neuchatel, Les Bois
  • Watch assembly workshop (watch not included)
  • Watch museum visit
  • Watch manufacture visit
  • Chocolate factory visit
  • Guided visit of UNESCO world heritage watchmaker’s town La-Chaux-de-Fonds
  • Personal expenses. Tips, and any additional tour or service not mentioned in the travel itinerary.
  • Peak season surcharges and compulsory festive meals (if applicable)
  • Golf weekend surcharges (if applicable)
  • Visa fees
  • International airfares
  • Domestic airfares
  • All meals not included with B&B plan
  • Best period of travel: Ideal: Mai–Oct / Good: Mar–Nov
  • Swiss golf courses tend to be busy with member play on weekends