- 6 Days
- 6 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 2,668
Experience the beauty and culture of Switzerland on this journey across the nation. Heading from Zurich to Interlaken, Lake Geneva, and Zermatt, you’ll take in the mountain air, stroll alongside world-famous lakes, and learn about the history of this alpine nation.
This 6-day Swiss vacation takes you throughout this magical nation, from Zurich to Interlaken, Lake Geneva, and Zermatt.
Your Switzerland vacation begins in Zurich, one of the most livable cities in the world and the centre of Switzerland’s financial industry. Located beside a lake and river, Zurich is picturesque, but it also has a trendy edge to it. Head on a sightseeing tour to see the Old Town and famous Grossmunster, the Evangelical Protestant Church that has been around for nearly a thousand years. After sundown, head to trendy Zuri-West to tap into the city’s burgeoning nightlife.
From Zurich, continue to Lucerne, a small city with massive style. A sightseeing tour will showcase some of the highlights of one of Switzerland’s prettiest old towns, including Chapel Bridge, the famous covered bridge built in 1,333AD. Continue to Engelberg, where you’ll ride the cable car up to Mt. Titlis and gaze upon its glacier, located 3,020m above sea level. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Central Alps before continue to Interlaken, briefly stopping in Brienz to see some of its famous woodcarvings.
Interlaken is surrounded by two cobalt lakes and several towering peaks. It also lies in the shadow of Mt. Jungfrau, one of the country’s most popular mountains. Get a taste of its gorgeous sights before continuing to Bern, the nation’s capital, where you’ll have just enough time to see the Old Town and the clock tower, Zytglogge, with its mechanical astrolabe. From Bern, head to Gruyeres, where you’ll see the medieval castle and have a chance to taste the world-famous cheese that shares the city’s name.
Reach Geneva and experience the picturesque banks of Lake Geneva. Head on to the chic resort town of Montreux to visit Chillon Castle and stroll along the lakeside boulevard with its famous views of the Swiss Riviera. Continue into the Rodano River Valley to reach Tasch, where you’ll board a narrow gauge train and journey to Zermatt, a gorgeous town sitting in the shadow of the Matterhorn, Europe’s most famous mountain. After exploring the town and soaking up the famous views of the Matterhorn, head back to Tasch and journey through the Nufenen Pass to eventually connect back to Zurich.
- 6 Days
- 6 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 2,668
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Arrival in Zurich and transfer to your hotel.
This is a large hotel with high standards of service, and despite not being central, its location is still convenient. The hotel is in a convenient location, although not central. It is located on the outskirts of Zurich in front of a large shopping complex …
This is a large hotel with high standards of service, and despite not being central, its location is still convenient. The hotel is in a convenient location, although not central. It is located on the outskirts of Zurich in front of a large shopping complex and next to Oerlikon railway station. There is regular transport to the main railway station which is a 5-10 minute drive away. The rooms are medium in size and decorated in bright summery colours. All rooms offer a very good standard of comfort and have been recently renovated. The bathrooms which are decorated in marble, are also in a very good condition.Nespresso coffee and tea makers as well as a great choice of pillows cater for your individual needs.
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In the morning, you enjoy a sightseeing tour of Zurich and its main monuments: take in the fabulous views of the Alps and Lake Zurich from the Höhenstrasse. We will stop briefly in Rapperswil, the quaint city of roses.
On our way back to Zurich you enjoy a lovely cruise on Lake Zurich (no guide). Arrival at Zurich-Burkliplatz. Make your own way back to the hotel.
Zurich - Lucerne - Mount Titlis - Interlaken
Departure for Lucerne. Short sightseeing tour and free time to explore Lucerne on your own. At noon we continue to Engelberg. Take the rotating Rotair cable car to the top of Mount Titlis and its spectacular glacier. From an elevation of 3.020 m, visitors enjoy breathtaking views of the Central Alps.
In the afternoon, you visit the lakeside town of Brienz and see the talented woodcarving artisans. Continue to Interlaken, at the foot of Mount Jungfrau.
Dating back to the 14th century, Hotel Interlaken offers a unique mix of old and new and has been carefully renovated over the past few years. "Pure Swissness" combined with modern facilities makes this hotel a one-of-a-kind experience. Here the focus is on genuine hospitality, …
Dating back to the 14th century, Hotel Interlaken offers a unique mix of old and new and has been carefully renovated over the past few years. "Pure Swissness" combined with modern facilities makes this hotel a one-of-a-kind experience. Here the focus is on genuine hospitality, a family-friendly atmosphere and Swiss coziness.
- Ironing Board
- Computer Station
- Dry Cleaning
- Free WiFi
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Interlaken - Bern - Gruyeres - Geneva
From Interlaken, we drive along Lake Thun to Bern, located on the Aare River, overlooking the Alps. Visit the city before we continue to Gruyeres, a picturesque village with an impressive medieval castle.
Accommodation at the Hotel Ramada Encore.
This hotel was built in 2002 and is in very good condition. Although, it is a 3-star hotel, it offers first class facilities and service. It is a perfect base for FIT as well as groups as it is close to the city centre as …
This hotel was built in 2002 and is in very good condition. Although, it is a 3-star hotel, it offers first class facilities and service. It is a perfect base for FIT as well as groups as it is close to the city centre as well as to the airport and Palexpo. It has many amenities and it comes highly recommended. Included for all tourists in the price of all hotels is a free transportation card, which is valid for the entire length of stay for all guests booked in the hotel. The card is valid on trains, buses, trams and the local lake water taxi 'Les Mouettes'. Located on the South bank of the city, near the Geneva stadium. It is a short bus ride to the centre with a bus stop in front of the hotel going directly to Cornavin station. It is also next to a large shopping centre, which offers a large selection of shops as well as an entertainment arcade and various restaurants on the top floor. Rooms are medium-sized and are in perfect condition. They are nicely decorated and have wooden floors. All rooms have showers. They offer modern amenities including air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities.
Geneva - Montreux - Zermatt
Sightseeing tour of Geneva. Visit the beautiful parks along the lake, the cathedral and the European headquarters of the UN. Then, you travel to Lausanne and Montreux with its magnificent Chillon Castle. Free time to visit Montreux.
In the afternoon, you explore the Rodano river valley as far as Tasch. From here, you continue by narrow gauge train to Zermatt, nestled at the foot of mighty Mount Matterhorn.
Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel Alex.
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Today the ambience of Resort Hotel Alex is reminiscent of a luxurious mountain chalet. If there were a league table of the most original Swiss hotels, the Alex would surely be in first place. The traditional log-cabin exterior conceals an exciting world of experiences that …
Today the ambience of Resort Hotel Alex is reminiscent of a luxurious mountain chalet. If there were a league table of the most original Swiss hotels, the Alex would surely be in first place. The traditional log-cabin exterior conceals an exciting world of experiences that is packed full of surprises. Hand-turned furniture, brocade curtains, velvet cushions, exquisite carvings, valuable pictures of the Matterhorn and thousands of other little details make the whole hotel into an amazing work of art that captivates visitors with its passionate love of hospitality. The spacious Alex Lounge Bar has themed alcoves such as the 'Highlander' or the 'Scottish Corner' and is the perfect place to sit back and relax for a while with an impressive selection of whiskies and cigars.
- Banquet Facilities
- Lounge Cocktail Bar
- Mountain Bike Rentals
- Seminar Room
- Squash Court
- Swimming Pool
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Zermatt - Nufenen Pass - Zurich
In the morning, you are free to explore Zermatt at your leisure or undertake an optional excursion to the top of Mount Gornergrat (not included). In the afternoon, you return to Tasch where you board the bus for a spectacular drive over the high Nufenen mountain pass to Airolo.
Return to Zurich. Arrival in Zurich at train station or Swissotel at 6:30 pm.
Sunday, April through October
- Transfer from Zurich airport or train station to your hotel on day 1 of the tour
- Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour (depending on number of participants)
- English speaking tour guide (driver-guide for groups of 7 persons or less)
- Accommodation at the hotels described or similar
- Daily buffet breakfast, Dinner in Zermatt
- Visits and excursions as mentioned
- Cable car ticket to Mount Titlis
- Boat ride ticket on Lake Zurich (no guide)
- Train ticket Tasch - Zermatt - Tasch
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Visa fees if applicable
- Meals and beverages not mentioned
- Items of a personal nature
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.
3 Oct 2020