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Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Prepare to experience the best that Switzerland has to offer on this comprehensive 6-day tour, ideal for first-time visitors and travellers with limited time in Europe. During carefully chosen routes, you’ll see some of the country’s most scenic spots and travel past natural highlights including Lake Como and Nufenen Pass. Enjoy a balance of guided tours and free time in Geneva, Lucerne, and Berne, the Swiss capital, and experience exciting activities such as a cable car ride to the top of Mt. Titlis, a cogwheel train journey to Zermatt, and cheese tasting in Gruyere. See, too, the lush vineyards of Vilais and luxuriate in 3 and 4-star accommodation throughout the excursion. Breakfast and select dinners are included.
Day 1: Zurich - Lucerne -Mt Titlis - Interlaken
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 world's innovative revolving 'ROTAIR' gondola. (Take a warm sweater along). In the afternoon 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.
Overnight: 4-star hotel Interlaken in Interlaken - dinner is on your own.
Day 2 (B): Interlaken - Berne -Gruyeres - Geneva
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 Gruyeres. 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.
Overnight at Overnight: 3-star Superior Ramada Encore Hotel in Geneva or similar- dinner on your own.
Day 3 (B, D): Geneva - Montreux - Zermatt
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. 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: 4-star Hotel Alex or similar if not available
Day 4 (B): Zermatt - Nufenen Pass - Lugano
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 into the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, to the garden city of Lugano.
Overnight at 4* Hotel De La Paix or similar - dinner on your own.
Day 5 (B, D): Lugano - Lake Como - Maloja Pass - St Moritz
We leave Lugano and drive along the scenic road to Gandria where we cross the border into Italy. Along the romantic shores of Lake Como we pass by Menaggio and reach Chiavenna in the lovely Breggaglia Valley. In Castasegna we re-enter to Switzerland and drive thirteen hairpin bends over the Maloja Pass. Passing by crystal blue Lake Sils and Silvaplana we reach the world-renowned mountain resort of St. Moritz in the late afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at 4*Hotel Schweizerhof or similar
Day 6 (B): St. Moritz - Chur - Vaduz - Zurich
We leave St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Julier Pass to Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland which has a settlement history of over 5000 years. In the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for lunch and for sightseeing. This tiny country with the mighty castle, which is the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the afternoon we will return to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its picturesque farmhouses. Tour ends at approx. 5 pm
Professional guide (English & Spanish)
Transport by air-conditioned deluxe motor coach
5 nights of accommodation in 3 and 4-star hotels
Breakfast included daily and 2 dinners
Meals as per itinerary (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner, 4-course)
Titlis Cable car ride
Cogwheel train ride to Zermatt
Visit to a factory of delicious milk products
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Vehicles are collapsible-wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
Please wear comfortable shoes and warm clothes, according to weather conditions
Please choose either single or double accommodation (both have private bathrooms) when booking
Child rates (4-12 years) are available; please contact the local supplier for further information (contact details are provided on your confirmation voucher)
Double rooms can only accommodate a maximum of one additional child bed
Please note: There will be a 50CHF fee for any amendment or cancellation made after the booking has been confirmed. See below for full cancellation policy.
Near Zurich Oerlikon train station, north Zurich
Concludes in central Zurich on day 6 at approximately 5pm