Swiss Charming Tour
Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken – Berne – Gruyères – Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt – Nufenen Pass
This 4 day guided tour covers a few of the very best highlights of Switzerland. The tour starts in Zurich and takes you first to Lucerne with its beautiful Old Town. You will have an excursion up to Mt. Titlis before continuing to Interlaken for the first overnight. You will continue to Bern and Gruyeres and then spend the night in Geneva. You continue via Montreux to Zermatt to see the famous Matterhorn before traversing the Alps over the Nufenen Pass to head back to Zurich.
Tour Program (4 Days / 3 Nights)
Starting in: Zurich
Ending in: Zurich
Guaranteed departures: Every Monday
Valid: April 24 – October 9, 2017
Departure: Swissôtel Zurich, Schulstrasse 44, 8050 Zurich
Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken
1st Day (Monday)
We leave Zurich at 8.30 a.m. A short drive takes us to the city of Lucerne where we visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge, time at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. At noon we proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis brings you up into the high alpine region with its glaciers and eternal ice. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the new revolving “ROTAIR” gondola. (Take a warm sweater along.) In the after noon we cross Brunig Pass to the Bernese Oberland and reach the village Brienz, which is famous for its long tradition of woodcarving. We continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first class hotel.
Interlaken – Berne – Gruyères – Geneva
2nd Day (Tuesday)
We leave Interlaken in the morning and drive along beautiful Lake of Thun to the Swiss capital, Berne. The city is attractively set on a steepsided curve of the River Aare and backed by the majestic Alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A drive south takes us to the scenic dairy farmlands, to Gruyères. A beautiful hilltop town, preserved against time, which could be the magical setting for fairytales with its impressive, medieval castle. An informative visit to a factory of delicious milk product is a further highlight of our day. We continue our drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland. Dinner on your own. Overnight at superior tourist class hotel.
Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt
3rd Day (Wednesday)
We start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. We will show you the beautiful parks along the lake, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning we leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. We pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. Time for lunch in Montreux. In the afternoon we proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch we will board a cogwheel train that takes us to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at first class hotel.
Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Zurich
4th Day (Thursday)
Morning at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint old farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. After noon board the train to Täsch where our bus is waiting to take us over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass to Airolo. Return to Zurich by bus or train. Arrival in Zurich approx. 6.30 p.m.
Prices per Person in CHF
|Double occupancy with bath or shower||1,422|
|Supplement for single room||206|
|Discount (age group 60+)||40|
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