Swiss Charming Tour & Jungfraujoch
Zurich – Jungfraujoch – Interlaken – Berne – Gruyères – Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt – Nufenen Pass
This 5 day guided tour covers a few of the very best highlights of Switzerland including Mt. Jungfrau. The tour starts on Sunday in Zurich and takes you right away to Jungfraujoch in the Bernese Oberland. On day 3 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 (5 Days / 4 Nights)
Starting in: Zurich
Ending in: Zurich
Guaranteed departures: On Sunday
Valid: May 1, 15, 29 – June 12, 26 – July 10, 24 – August 7, 21 – Sept. 4, 18 2022
Departure: Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel, Turbinenstrasse 20, 8005 Zurich
Zurich – Jungfraujoch – Interlaken
1st day (Sunday)
We leave Zurich at 8.00 a.m. for an unforgettable Alpine tour to the majestic world of the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe at 3'454 m /11'333 ft. A guided coach tour takes you to the magnificent mountain world of the Bernese Oberland. In Lauterbrunnen we board the cogwheel train for the most interesting mountain train trip via Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the famous Eiger North Face to Jungfraujoch - Europe's highest railway station. Today’s highlights include the beautiful Ice Palace, the Sphinx Observation Hall overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (Switzerland’s largest glacier) and the snow-capped peaks of the neighboring countries. The downhill mountain trip includes a spectacular ride in the Eiger Express gondola to Grindelwald. In the late afternoon check-in at your hotel in Interlaken. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first class hotel.
Independent stay in Interlaken
2nd Day (Monday)
Today’s day is at your leisure. Interlaken is located between the lakes of Thun and Brienz, at the foot of the towering trio of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. A perfect place to relax, or to do some sightseeing and shopping along the Höheweg, the boulevard street in Interlaken with nice restaurants, elegant fashion, watch and jeweler’s shops. Interlaken is ideally located for many excursions. Enjoy a leisurely cruise on a modern motorship or one of the renovated stately steamers on Lake of Thun, or visit to Ballenberg Open-Air Museum (near Brienz) a unique museum offering a fascinating insight into Swiss rural dwellings and lifestyles dating back several centuries with some 90 buildings to be visited. At about 6 p.m. meet with your guide in the lobby for the coach tour starting the following morning. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first class hotel.
Interlaken – Berne – Gruyères – Geneva
3rd 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 chesse factory 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
4th 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
5th 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. In the afternoon 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||1,863|
|Supplement for single room||280|
|Discount (age group 60+)||40|
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