We were going to do the ship extension, but realized for about $300 total more, I could secure Lakeview Deluxe rooms with balcony, instead of the standard city views most likely provided by the hotel (Fairmont Palace).Info about this came from Viking and the hotel. I decided since this was a special anniversary (45years) I wanted to end this special vacation with a beautiful room and balcony overlooking the lake and Alps.
Only problem is to do this we lose the tour of Geneva and Lausanne and transport from Basel to hotel.
Tours, not an issue. Train station is five minutes from the hotel, I love Swiss trains, and we would just as soon visit on our own for a day trip.
HOWEVER, I just got a quote from a car service that it would be $1200 to get to Lake Geneva from Basel!
The van holds 8 people, so if anyone going on this cruise would like to share a van with us, we could save a lot of money, splitting the cost. I am going to continue searching , hoping there are better prices out there.
If I can get this cost down, it will be well worth it, to get a gorgeous lakeview room instead of a standard city room for our three nights in Montreux.
I am going to continue my search for a less expensive company.
If anyone can recommend someone, or if they are interested in sharing a ride from Basel to the hotel, please let me know.
(My husband and I are both 66, so doing the trains with all of our luggage is pretty much out of the question).
2016 Celebrity Silhouette British Isles Cruise
2014 Viking Guillveig Rhine Getaway Amsterdam to Basel River Cruise
2012 Celebrity Silhouette Adriatic/Italy Cruise
2009 Celebrity Solstice Mediterranean Cruise
1999 Seabourn Legend Mediterranean Cruise
Too many RCL Caribbean cruises to remember--we live in South Florida!