GRAND TOUR OF SWITZERLAND
10 Day Tour from Zürich to Zürich
- Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
- Visits to Appenzell, Vaduz, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Gruyère village, Berne, Interlaken, Lucerne.
- Julier Pass, Engadine Valley, Swiss-Italian Lake District, Simplon Pass, Matterhorn, Bernese Oberland.
- Lake Maggiore, Lake Geneva.
- Professional Tour Director while touring
Discover the wonders of this extraordinary country: unspoiled scenery, majestic peaks, sparkling lakes, and cities with cosmopolitan flair. Begin with an overnight in Zürich, then travel through the hilly landscapes to Appenzell with a stop in the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. Enjoy pastoral “Heidiland” on your way to the glamorous St. Moritz resort. Marvel at the breathtaking views on the included Bernina Express alpine train that whisks you to Tirano, Italy. Rejoin your motorcoach to arrive on the shores of splendid Lake Lugano, then to Italy’s Lake Maggiore and crossing Simplon Pass to re-enter Switzerland. Overnight in Täsch and enjoy free time in car-free Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Journey on to Lake Geneva, then to Gruyère to visit a local cheese factory, to the charming Swiss capital of Berne, and to Lake Lucerne, surrounded by snowcapped Alps. Your adventure concludes with a final overnight in vibrant Zürich.
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Check into your hotel in Zürich. The rest of the day is free for exploring this exciting city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D) ZÜRICH Novotel City West (F).
A sensational drive today takes you through some of Switzerland’s most renowned cantons. By way of the market town of Herisau, stop in Appenzell to see the Old Town with its 16th-century Town Hall. Continue east to the minute Principality of Liechtenstein for a visit of its tiny capital, Vaduz. Pass through scenic “Heidiland” and into the Rhine Valley before starting the ascent up mighty Julier Pass. Soon you’ll be in the heart of Switzerland’s largest canton, the Grisons, where you’ll marvel at some of the world’s best Alpine views. Spend the next two nights in glamorous St. Moritz, host of two Olympic Winter Games (1928 and 1948) and the premier winter retreat of European royalty, celebrities, and the international jet set for more than a century. (B) ZÜRICH Novotel City West (F).
Enjoy a whole day to explore this scenic Engadine valley resort. Renowned for its stunning forest, lake, and mountain setting and an average of 322 days of sunshine per year, St. Moritz is comprised of two villages separated by a mile of lake shore—St. Moritz Dorf and St. Moritz Bad. Extending up the slope from the lake, terraced Dorf is a tapestry of grand hotels, upscale boutiques, and traditional Engadine architecture, characterized by arched wooden doors, small deep-set windows, and artistically etched facades. Meanwhile, neighboring Bad is known for its ice rink, mineral and mud baths, and energetic nightlife. (B,D) ST. MORITZ Hotel Bären (ST).
One of Europe’s most spectacular train rides begins today in St. Moritz, whisking you across lofty Bernina Pass via the Swiss Poschiavo area to Tirano in the Italian Valtellina. Here, rejoin your motorcoach and journey to the shores of sparkling Lake Lugano. (B) ST. MORITZ Hotel Bären (ST).
This morning, discover the highlights of charming, subtropical Lugano before traveling to Lake Maggiore, Italy’s second-largest lake. Consider joining the optional visit to the garden island of Isola Bella with its splendid 17th-century palazzo (palace). Return to Switzerland via picturesque Simplon Pass and hop aboard the TRAIN in Täsch for the only connection to car-free Zermatt, a resort surrounded by Switzerland’s highest mountains—including the celebrated Matterhorn. (B,D) LUGANO Admiral (ST).
Time this morning to stroll through town and maybe take a break to sample the local fare, like raclette, fondue, or hand-made chocolate, or to shop for an authentic Swiss watch or Swiss Army Knife. Later, take the train back to Täsch, where you will rejoin the coach and continue your journey through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley to crescent-shaped Lake Geneva, one of Europe’s largest lakes. (B) ZERMATT Tschugge (F).
Spend either a whole day at leisure exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Lavaux terraced vineyard; relax at the hotel; or join an optional excursion to charming Geneva, with its cobblestoned Old Town and the Palais des Nations, European headquarters of the United Nations. (B,D) LAKE GENEVA Novotel Bussigny (F).
Travel northeast today, stopping in picturesque Gruyère to visit a local CHEESE FACTORY. Then, on to Berne, Switzerland’s charming 12th-century capital. The Old Town is a showcase of medieval architecture, arcaded shops, artistic fountains, and the landmark Zytglogge (clock tower), an ornate animated astronomical clock built in 1530. Travel on, skirting the shores of Lake Thun, and arrive in the renowned resort of Interlaken for a visit before crossing Brünig Pass to Lucerne. Tonight, why not join an optional folklore evening, complete with yodeling and alphorn blowing? (B) LAKE GENEVA Novotel Bussigny (F).
Today, discover the wonders of Lucerne, a city straight out of a storybook. Situated on Lake Lucerne in the shadows of the snowcapped Alps, your visit takes in the highlights, including cobblestone streets lined with frescoed homes, the world-famous CHAPEL BRIDGE, and the poignant LION MONUMENT. Perhaps choose from a wonderful selection of optional activities—the most popular is an excursion to Stanserhorn mountain. In the late afternoon, an easy drive returns you to Zürich for a final overnight. (B) LUCERNE AREA Luzernerhof (ST).
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B) LUCERNE AREA Luzernerhof (ST).
Prices are calculated per person as following:
- Adult Price: USD 2099 per person
- Child Price: USD 1889.10 per person
Single supplement price is $350.00.
No triple room reduction.
Zurich Arrival Transfer Zurich Airport :
$25.00 per person
Zurich Departure Transfer Zurich Airport :
$25.00 per person
Based on the same arrival & departure date.
prices may vary in case of extra nights.
please call for the exact pricinig.
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You may confirm this reservation with a $750.00 non-refundable deposit.
Following items are included in the price and you will not charge for them:
- Buffet breakfasts; 4 dinners
Price Does Not Include:
Following items are not included in the price and you may have to pay it:
- Visas and vaccinations.
- Laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant)
- Additional excursions and activities not listed as 'included' in the itinerary.
- Travel Protection premiums.
- Transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; porterage at airports or train stations.
- The price listed does not include your airfare.
Please read the policies carefully. This section contains important information.
* MEALS: Buffet breakfasts; 4 dinners.
* VALID FOR: Minimum 2 person travelling together.
* AIRPORT TRANSFER TIMES & FLIGHT WINDOWS: Zurich Arrival Zurich Airport - 7:30 AM - 4:15 PM
SET TRANSFERS AT 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:45pm and at terminal 2, 15 minutes later
Zurich Departure Zurich Airport - 7:30 AM - 4:15 PM
* CHILD POLICIES: Children ages between 0 to 7 are not allowed in this vacation.
* : Children ages 8 to 17 on the date of departure are welcomed if accompanied by an adult.
* STANDARD CANCELLATION FEES FOR ESCORTED AND INDEPENDENT VACATIONS: 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20%
21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30%
7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50%
On departure day and later: 100%
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