Swiss Splendours

Explore the delights of Zurich, Geneva, St. Moritz and Lucerne with plenty of time in the Swiss mountains across gorgeous fairy-tale landscapes!
Join a 7-day tour and explore the splendours of Switzerland! From lakeside towns to flowerbox-perfect villages, and hiking trails — you will find yourself in a nature-lover's nirvana. This tour combines the delights of Zurich, Geneva, St. Moritz and Lucerne with plenty of time in the Swiss mountains across gorgeous fairy-tale landscapes!
7 Days from $3200/person CAD

Primary Location

Switzerland

Departures

Weekly Wednesday Departures from April 29 to October 7, 2020

Included:

    Included:

  • 6 nights in accommodation in first-class hotels (4-star) and superior tourist class hotel in Geneva (3.5-star)
  • Multilingual escorted tour and guides
  • Daily Breakfast and 2 Dinners
  • Transportation by deluxe bus with air conditioning, reclining seats, toilet, stereo equipment and microphone
  • Guided tours throughout by a professional multilingual tour manager (English & Spanish)
  • Ride in the new revolving “ROTAIR” gondola at Mt. Titlis
  • Boatride on Lake of Zurich
  • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Local City Tax

Pricing Details

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  • Pre and post overnight in Geneva available on request with at an additional cost
  • All prices are per person
  • The tour starts at 8:30 am and we would recommend arranging to arrive in Geneva the day before the tour begins
  • Children between 4 and 12 years old receive a 20% discount when accommodated in parents room (max. 3 persons per room)
  • Only one bag per person allowed (any size) plus one piece of hand luggage
  • Drinks are not included with meals unless specified
  • In the case that there is only a small party booked (less than 10 persons) the operator reserves the right to operate the tour with a Driver/Guide in an air-conditioned minibus
  • Itineraries and arranged sightseeing are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. Every effort will be made to operate tours as planned, but alterations may occur after the final itinerary has been issued

Itinerary

DAY 1: GENEVA > MONTREUX > ZERMATT

Meet your guide in the early morning in central Geneva. 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 and 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 a first-class hotel. Meals: D

DAY 2: ZERMATT > NUFENEN PASS > LUGANO

Morning at leisure in Zermatt–admire the quaint old farmhouses 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. Afternoon 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. Dinner on your own. Overnight at a first-class hotel. Meals: B

DAY 3: 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 via Menaggio to Chiavenna in the lovely Bregaglia Valley. In Castasegna we re-enter Switzerland and start our ascent along the thirteen hairpin bends over the Maloja Pass. Passing by crystal blue Lake Sils and Silvaplana we reach the world-renowned alpine resort of St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight at a first-class hotel. Meals: B, D

DAY 4: 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. We continue to the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein and visit Vaduz its capital. 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. Arrival in Zurich at approx. 5 p.m. Dinner on your own. Overnight at a first-class hotel. Meals: B

DAY 5: ZURICH > RAPPERSWIL > BOAT RIDE ON LAKE OF ZURICH

At 10.00 a.m. our bus will pick you up for a tour that shows you the most interesting sights of Zurich and its surroundings. We start with a city-tour of Zurich. Along the Höhenstrasse that offers spectacular views into the Alps, we drive to Rapperswil, the town of the Roses, where you will see the Rosegarden, the castle and the deer park on the Lindenhof. Return to Zurich by boat approx. 4 p.m. - return to your hotel individually. Dinner on your own. Overnight at a first-class hotel. Meals: B

DAY 6: 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 at a first-class hotel. Meals: B

DAY 7: 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 steep-sided 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 products is a further highlight of our day. We continue our drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city in Switzerland. Tour ends at approx. 5.30 p.m.