Ski & See Europe 2024

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Ischgl, Austria

January 27 - February 3

 

 

 

I have been to over twenty different European ski resorts and Ischgl is at the top of my list of my all time favorites!  It is a beautiful

and traditional Austrian ski village. It is a compact village that packs a punch and checks all the boxes. The skiing is vast and wide

ranging with over 175 miles of trail skiing and a great snow record. You will have plenty of fun on the slopes.  Ischgl is in a league

of its own off the slopes too. Ischgl's apres ski scene is #1 in all of Europe and appeals to all tastes. Whether if you want to dance

on a table inyour ski boots or hang out at a wine bar you can find it all in Ischgl.  There truly is fun to be had everywhere in Ischgl!

 

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The ski area is huge and caters to all levels of skiers.  Each area can easily be reached from the village. Our hotel is located smack

dab in the middle and just steps from the gondola and all the restaurants and nightlife.  

 

What you will love about Ischgl...

  • Most fun ski resort ever!
  • #1 après in Europe!
  • #1 ski lift system in Europe!
  • Huge ski area for all levels!
  • Beautiful traditional Austrian village!
  • Great snow fall record!
  • Connected to a Swiss ski resort. You can ski two countries in one day!

 

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South Africa Extension 

February 4

(4 day or 7 day option)

 

I have been to South Africa and it is truly one of the most amazing countries I have ever visited! The sheer variety of experiences

on offer in South Africa is diverse, and never has the phrase "there’s something for everyone" been more true. People come to

South Africa for its natural beauty, wildlife, and cultural experiences. We will visit beautiful Cape Town and see all the

neighborhoods, historical sites, waterfront and cable car up to the top of Table mountain for some epic views.

 

Just drive 45 minutes from Cape Townand you are in one of the world's best wine country.  After our time in Cape Town we will

spend a full day and night in wine country and spend the night at the  5 star Lanzerac Estate & Winery where we will be treated

to wine tastings and a gourmet dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

We will be visiting several historical sights including Robben Island, which is the prison political prisoners, including Nelson

Mandela was held for twenty seven years.  We will meet experts on our tour and learn about this part of South African history. 

We will also visit the District 6 museum.  District Six was a vibrant, communityin Cape Town until its residents were forcibly

evicted by the apartheid government in the 1970's. The museum will walk us through the areas turbulent history. 

 

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What you will love about South Africa... 

  • Culture & history is unlike anywhere else on earth!
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Wine Country dating to 1600's! 
  • Going on a Safari!
  • Robben Island; Nelson Mandela's prison for 27 years!
  • Views at top of Table Mountain!
  • Seal Island & Penguin Beach!
  • Night on a 5 star wine estate! 

 

 

 

Safari 2-night option

February 8-10

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After four nights in the Cape Town area you may choose to continue on for two nights at a game park in the Eastern Cape of South

Africa at renowned Kariega Game Reserve. We will stay in the lodge and have the chance to see all of the Big 5 including Lions,

Rhinos, Elephants, Leopards & Buffalo. This malaria-free safari park is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these wild animals

up close and is the perfect complement to our visit to Cape Town. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flight Pattern:

Sat. Jan 27  - Depart Chicago 7:10pm arrive Zurich at 10:50am (United-flight #UA9727 or Swiss A3)
Sat. Feb 3 - Depart Zurich 6:40pm arrive Sunday, Feb 4 at 7:05am - overnight flight (Edelweiss Air flight #WK 86...United partner)

Sat. Feb 10 - Depart Port Elizabeth (airport near Game Reserve)  2:35pm arrive Cape Town 4:00pm. Book your next flight at least

two hours after arrival in Cape Town (you may fly from Port Elizabeth instead if it works better for you)
 
Extension Snapshot Itinerary
Day 1  Arrive Cape Town at 7:55am - full day sightseeing starts from airport (overnight in Cape Town)
Day 2   Full day of sightseeing Cape Town (overnight in Cape Town)
Day 3  Full day of sightseeing Cape Town (overnight in Cape Town)
Day 4  Drive to wine country & visit vineyards (overnight in Stellenbosch)
Day 5  Fly and drive to Game Reserve (overnight at Kariega Game Reserve)
Day 6  Kariega Game reserve two (2) game drives plus optional activities (overnight at Kariega Game Reserve)
Day 7  Morning game drive / Fly back to Cape Town. Arrive at Cape Town airport
 

There are four trip options... 

Option #1 - Ski Ischgl, Austria  

6 nights in Austria

Cost: $2390  

Single Room: $270

Includes:  6 night hotel room, 6 breakfasts, 5 dinners, round trip airport transfers, 
Not Included Flight between U.S and Europe & possible new Euro entry tax
Note: There are no reductions offered for not using any bus transfer 

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Option #2 - Ski Ischgl, Austria & See Cape Town, Wine Country
6 nights in Austria, 4 nights in South Africa
Cost: $3375  
Single Room:  $605* Includes: Austria: 6 night hotel room, 6 breakfasts, 5 dinners, airport transfers, South Africa ext. includes : 

4 nights hotel, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner at vineyard, 4 wine tastings
Not includedRound trip flight between U.S and Europe/South Africa

Note: 1) Due to limited space all safari rooms will be doubles 

         *2) There are no reductions offered for not using any bus transfer 


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Option #3  Ski Ischgl, Austria, See Cape Town, Wine Country & Safari

6 nights in Austria, 6 nights (7 days) in South Africa 

Cost: $4395 
Single Room: $595*

Includes:  Austria: 6 night hotel room, 6 breakfasts, 5 dinners, airport transfers, 
South Africa extension: 6 night hotel, Round trip flights between Cape Town & Game Reserve, four nights hotel, four breakfasts,

2 lunches, 1 dinner & all meals at game reserve, game drives
Not included: flight between U.S and Europe, flight between Zurich and Cape Town, & possible new Euro entry tax 

Note: *1) Due to limited space all safari rooms will be doubles 

           2) There are no reductions offered for not using any bus transfer 


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Option #4   Cape Town, Wine Country & Safari Kariega Game Reserve (Sightsee only)

Cost: $2488
Single room: $335*   
South Africa extension: 6 night hotel, 4 full days of guided tours, Round trip flights between Cape Town & Kariega Game Reserve,

four breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 gourmet dinner & all meals at game reserve, game drives

Not includedFlights between U.S and South Africa.   
Note: 1) Due to limited space all safari rooms will be doubles 

         *2) There are no reductions offered for not using any bus transfer 


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If you can do the full  extension, I highly recommend it.  As always, please forward this email on to anyone

that you feel may be interested in joining the trip.

 

Gary Hazan
Trip Leader
gary@playerssports.net

 
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