Come and experience the Swiss Alps from a balloon!
Each year we offer the opportunity for you to enjoy the magical Chateau d’Oex Balloon Fiesta – the most prestigious event of the winter ballooning calendar – as well as ballooning trips to Switzerland throughout February and March.
The 37th year of the Chateau d’Oex Balloon Fiesta is set to be even more spectacular than previous years and runs from 21st – 29th January 2017.
Between seventy and one hundred balloons are invited to attend this nine-day extravaganza in the beautiful Swiss Alps set in sunshine and snow.
Chateau d’Oex is a small, picturesque mountain village that comes alive once a year to host this sensational ballooning event in style, with mass balloon ascents, special shaped balloons, night glow and fiesta dinners. There are also many sights to see, not to mention the great local skiing.
Balloon trips to Switzerland are also available in February and March and can include breath-taking 4 hour flights across the Alps.
You will be staying locally at one of the best hotels in Chateau d’Oex, on a bed and breakfast basis. The hotel has an excellent reputation for delicious food and is set in an old barn from the 1700s, now converted into a beautiful, luxury hotel.
Your trip will include an unforgettable balloon flight, weather permitting, flying next to snow-capped Alpine peaks, with stunning views of both the valleys and the mountains. Flights to 10,000 feet are normal to take in the amazing alpine scenery and four-hour flights from Switzerland to Italy can be planned, giving stunning views of the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Mont Blanc. We can also arrange skiing, tobogganing and visits to a local luxury health Spa with an outside salt bath, Gruyere Castle, Gstaad and helicopter flights.
We can tailor the itinerary to meet your needs and create a bespoke package to enable you to make the most out of this fantastic place.
We have attended this festival and flown in the Swiss Alps for over 20 years with many clients including Motorola, Carphone Warehouse, Scottish Courage, Fyffe, Tesco and D S Smith Packaging (the 2nd largest packaging company in Europe, who have attended for 11 years).
‘The success of these events are never pre-ordained and you certainly work hard to make everyone feel involved and part of an extra special event. It was an excellent few days both for the DSSP team and also for the customers. Indeed many of them commented that it was the best corporate entertaining ever for them. The piloting as usual was exemplary and we all had an excellent time.
A very special thank you to all at Bailey Balloons.’
Terry Ousley, Marketing Director DSSP
The price per person is available on request and includes 2 nights, bed and breakfast based on a group rate, train from the airport (minibus/private transfers can also be arranged) and local transport, and balloon flight – weather permitting. Bailey Balloons will present clients with an outline itinerary for their stay after discussing their requirements with them which includes booking restaurants, picking up times etc. Travel to Geneva and other meals and beverages are not included.
The Fiesta is from 24th January- 2nd February 2020 but flights can also be arranged at other times in February and March. Most of our clients stay for 2-3 nights. Budget airline flights are usually available departing from local airports. We can arrange all transport from Geneva, hotels and skiing if required.