Three-day teambuilding and incentiveCategory: Destination, Ideas
Issues: July 2015
Zurich – Thun – Gruyères – Montreux
Upon arrival in Zurich, participants take a quiz related to the Swiss International Air Lines that has just flown them to the country. A second quiz on the Swiss Travel System is given when the group is on the way to Thun by train and boat.
At Thun, participants are divided into teams to play two traditional Swiss games – flag throwing and Talerschwingen (rolling a coin inside a bowl).
They then transfer by coach to Gruyères to visit a medieval village. Lunch follows, after which they visit the chocolate factory of Cailler. Teams then compete in yet two more games, shooting an apple with a bow and arrow, and hammering a nail into a piece of wood in as few blows as possible.
Participants then head to Montreux by overnight coach.
Montreux – Vevey – Lavaux – Lausanne
Participants depart in the morning by coach to the village of Vevey for a walking tour and a visit to the Alementarium Museum of Nestle.
During the tour of Vevey, the teams have to sample some milk and guess which was cow, soya and almond milk. They then have to try to weigh some cacao beans, and the team that manages to weigh closest to the required 187 grams wins.
Next, participants take the coach to the vineyards of Lavaux, a UNESCO world heritage site. Here, they visit wine producer Domaine the Daley’s wine cellar, taste some wine, and after lunch, tour the vineyard.
At the wine cellar, teams will play a water game. They are each given an empty vessel marked to indicate a certain volume of liquid it should be filled up to, choosing five out of a number of bottles of different sizes, all filled with water.
Next, participants head to Lausanne by coach to visit the old town and taste local products. They again take a quiz about the city’s facilities, before enjoying an unforgettable evening at The Olympic Museum.
Montreux – Gstaad – Glacier 3000 – Montreux
Participants take a train ride from Montreux to Gstaad on the Golden Pass Line. Upon arrival, they take a walking tour of the main street of Gstaad, enjoy the local specialties, and play the native instrument alphorn in the village.
Then, participants take the coach to Glacier 3000 to experience the new Peak Walk attraction. After lunch, four members from each team put on a pair of special skis designed for four people and race with other teams on a short course. Next is the five-hole snow golf for three members from each team.
Participants return to Montreux by coach. They take a boat ride to Chillion Castle for a gala dinner.
Itinerary by SCIB in collaboration with Kuoni Group Travel Expert
The historic centre of Laussane
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