Best of Switzerland

This Best of Switzerland tour promises an extraordinary tapestry of experiences, blending natural wonders, cultural treasures, and modern wonders
Begin in Zurich, a vibrant city at the heart of Switzerland, where modernity harmoniously coexists with historic charm. Traverse through the scenic landscapes to Lucerne, a mesmerizing town nestled by a pristine lake, and then continue your adventure to the Interlaken region, where the majestic Alps and charming towns create an unforgettable backdrop. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural tapestry of Bern before exploring the idyllic Lake Geneva region, where vineyards, castles, and the iconic lake converge. Finally, discover the allure of the Ticino region, where Italian influences blend seamlessly with Swiss beauty
11 Days from $4999/person CAD
Family
Guided
Premium
Romantic
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Switzerland, Europe

Departures

Available every Saturday throughout the entire year

Included:

  • Accommodation based on 4-star hotels
  • 2 nights in Zurich
  • 2 nights in the Interlaken region
  • 2 nights in the Montreux region
  • 1 night in Geneva
  • 3 nights in Lugano
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private arrival transfer from Zurich airport to the Zurich hotel
  • Guided tours and excursions with an English-speaking driver-guide
  • Enjoy a smooth and delightful journey with transportation provided by comfortable vehicles
  • Zurich City Walking Tour
  • Excursion to Stein-am-Rhein and Rheinfall
  • Lucerne City Walking Tour
  • Excursion to the Waterfalls Valley and the unique Aareschlucht Gorge (from April to November)
  • Journey to the highest railway station in Europe - Jungfraujoch (from November to March)
  • Bern City Walking Tour
  • Excursion to Gruyere region including entrance tickets to the Chocolate factory and Cheese factory
  • Entrance tickets to the Chillon Castle
  • Montreux and Vevey City Walking Tour
  • Lausanne Olympic Park Tour
  • Geneva City Walking Tour
  • Lugano City Walking Tour
  • Excursion to the Verzasca Valley (Lavertezzo, and Verzasca Dam)
  • Locarno City Walking Tour
  • 2nd class train ticket from Lugano to Zurich Airport or Milan Central Station

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • Small-group tour, limited to a maximum of 16 participants
  • The itinerary is subject to change based on the availability of tours. In the event that a particular service is not available, an alternative option will be provided
  • Additional charges may apply during fairs, holidays, and special events
  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Full-day excursion to France (Evian-les-Bains, Yvoire and Annecy) on Day 6
  • Evening excursion to the Thermal Baths in Les Baines de Lavey on Day 6
  • Transfer to/from FoxTown Factory Stores - the largest outlet store in Switzerland on Day 10
  • Excursion to the charming town of Bellinzona on Day 10
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability
  • For those seeking a more exclusive and personalized experience, the option to book this enchanting journey as a private tour is available
  • Enhance your trip with additional options and upgrades available in Switzerland. You have the flexibility to customize your experience by adding extra nights, opting for the convenience of private airport or train station transfers, selecting from a variety of additional shared, small group, or private activities, and upgrading your accommodation to perfectly suit your preferences

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You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: ZURICH ARRIVAL

Your adventure begins the moment you step off the plane at Zurich Airport. Look forward to a personalized and stress-free welcome, as your friendly driver eagerly awaits to greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Zurich.

Immerse yourself in the charm of Zurich at your own pace. Wander through the historic streets, adorned with medieval architecture, or explore the vibrant cultural scene.

Accommodation at the Hotel Züri by Fassbind, Zurich, or similar

DAY 2: ZURICH > STEIN-AM-RHEIN > RHINEFALL > LUCERNE > ZURICH

After breakfast, immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Zurich during a 1.5-hour morning city tour guided by a knowledgeable local expert. Afterward, transfer to the enchanting town of Stein-am-Rhein, where medieval charm meets modern allure. Explore the cobbled streets and historic architecture before marveling at the majestic Rheinfall, Europe's largest waterfall.

As the afternoon unfolds, venture to the postcard-perfect city of Lucerne, where a city tour awaits to unveil its iconic landmarks, including the Chapel Bridge and Water Tower. As the day draws to a close, return to Zurich, leaving you with free time to indulge in the city's offerings, from culinary delights to strolls along its enchanting streets. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Züri by Fassbind, Zurich, or similar

DAY 3: ZURICH > INTERLAKEN > WATERFALLS VALLEY (JUNGFRAUJOCH) > BERNESE OBERLAND

Embark on an enchanting adventure as your day begins with a scenic transfer to the breathtaking Interlaken region. Your experience varies depending on the season:

From April to November:
Embark on an exhilarating excursion to the Waterfalls Valley, where the cascading water creates a mesmerizing spectacle. Discover the awe-inspiring Aareschlucht Gorge, a natural wonder that promises a journey through stunning landscapes.

From November to March:
Indulge in an extraordinary winter experience with an exciting journey to the crown jewel of the Swiss Alps – Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. Marvel at the snow-covered peaks and pristine landscapes that surround you in this winter wonderland.

As the day unfolds, the magic continues with a transfer to your hotel near Interlaken. After settling in, the evening is yours to enjoy, offering free time to explore the charm of the area or simply unwind at the hotel. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Seiler au Lac, Bonigen, Interlaken area, or similar

DAY 4: INTERLAKEN REGION/BERN > BERNESE OBERLAND

After a hearty hotel breakfast, enjoy a leisurely day in the captivating Interlaken Area. Ascend to the iconic Harder Kulm Platform for breathtaking views of Lake Brienz, Lake Thun, and the majestic peaks of Eiger, Jungfrau, and Monch. Immerse yourself in nature's beauty.

Add a touch of adventure with a boat trip on Lake Brienz, revealing numerous excursion destinations. Explore charming lakeside towns or revel in alpine landscapes. Experience a day of relaxation and discovery in this picturesque corner of Switzerland. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Seiler au Lac, Bonigen, Interlaken area, or similar

DAY 5: INTERLAKEN REGION/BERN > GRUYERE > REGION OF LAKE GENEVA

Enjoy a delightful morning with breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a journey to the heart of Bern. Immerse yourself in the charm of the Swiss capital during a 2-hour city tour, exploring its historic sites and cultural landmarks.

Following the city tour, venture to the picturesque Gruyere region, where medieval charm awaits the city of Gruyères. Discover the secrets of Swiss cheese at La Maison du Gruyère, and indulge your sweet tooth at the renowned Maison Cailler chocolate factory in Broc. Entrance tickets to both the Chocolate and Cheese factories are included for an immersive experience.

As the day unfolds, transfer to the enchanting Region of Lake Geneva, where you can enjoy free time in the evening to explore at your leisure. Overnight accommodations in the region promise a relaxing stay amidst the scenic beauty of Lake Geneva. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Modern Times, Vevey, Montreux area, or similar

DAY 6: REGION OF LAKE GENEVA

Indulge in breakfast at the hotel before enjoying a leisurely day in the Montreux region (Lake Geneva). Stroll along the blooming promenade, renowned as one of Europe's most luxurious. Uncover the beauty of Lake Geneva with a classic steamboat trip from Vevey, offering breathtaking views of picturesque towns and the Swiss and French Alps. It's a day filled with cultural exploration and scenic delights.

Consider an enticing 8-hour day excursion to France, opting for a tour that takes you through the highlights of Evian-les-Bains, Yvoire, and Annecy. Or opt for a relaxing evening 3-hour excursion with a visit to the Thermal Baths in Les Bains de Lavey. Unwind in the therapeutic waters of the baths, enjoying a serene and rejuvenating experience amidst the picturesque surroundings. It's the perfect option for those seeking a tranquil and soothing evening retreat. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Modern Times, Vevey, Montreux area, or similar

DAY 7: REGION OF LAKE GENEVA > MONTREUX > VEVEY > LAUSANNE > GENEVA

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a captivating journey through the Swiss Riviera. Explore the Lausanne Olympic Park, soak in the charm of Vevey and Montreux, and delve into history with a visit to the iconic Castle Chillon in Montreux, where entrance tickets are included.

Following your Riviera adventure, transfer to Geneva for a 2-hour city tour, discovering the cultural and historical highlights of this vibrant city. Afterward, check-in at your hotel and enjoy free time in the evening to explore Geneva at your own pace or simply unwind. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Cornavin, Geneva, or similar

DAY 8: GENEVA > LUGANO > TICINO REGION

Enjoy a delightful start to your day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Following breakfast, embark on a scenic transfer to the charming city of Lugano. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Lugano through a captivating city walking tour, exploring its picturesque streets and absorbing the local atmosphere. After a day of exploration, unwind and make the most of your free time in the evening. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel De La Paix, Lugano, or similar

DAY 9: VERZASCA VALLEY > LAVERTEZZO > LOCARNO

Indulge in a delicious breakfast at your hotel, setting the stage for a day of exploration. Embark on a captivating journey through the Verzasca Valley, where you'll encounter the charming village of Lavertezzo and the iconic Verzasca Dam. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and architectural marvels that grace this scenic valley.

Later, explore the historic city of Locarno through a guided city tour, discovering its cultural treasures and vibrant atmosphere. From historical landmarks to quaint streets, Locarno offers a rich tapestry of experiences.

Conclude your day with leisure in the evening as you enjoy free time in the enchanting city of Lugano. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel De La Paix, Lugano, or similar

DAY 10: TICINO REGION > BELLINZONA

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel, setting the tone for a day filled with possibilities. Today, you have the freedom to explore Lugano at your own pace, making it a day tailored to your preferences.

For those looking to indulge in some retail therapy, there's an option to transfer to and from FoxTown Factory Stores, the largest outlet in Switzerland. Discover a wealth of shopping opportunities and discounted luxury brands in this shopping haven.

Alternatively, if you're drawn to history and culture, consider the option of an excursion to Bellinzona. Immerse yourself in the charm of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city, known for its well-preserved medieval castles and rich history.

Whichever option you choose, make the most of your free day in Lugano, creating a personalized experience that caters to your interests and desires. Whether it's shopping for bargains or exploring historical sites, this day is yours to enjoy. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel De La Paix, Lugano, or similar

DAY 11: LUGANO > ZURICH AIRPORT OR MILAN CENTRALE

Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast at the hotel. Following breakfast, prepare for a smooth and convenient departure. Opt for a comfortable transfer by train to either Zurich Airport or Milan Central Train Station, depending on your preferred destination. Confirm your preference at the time of booking, ensuring a seamless transition to your next destination. Meals: B

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