Day 1. Saturday - Zurich
Zurich on your own and transfer to the hotel from the airport or railway
station. Rest of the day is free for own activities. Overnight in Zurich at the Hotel Swissôtel Zürich****.
This morning we will embark on a sightseeing tour of Zurich,
one of the world's financial centers, a neat and historic city in beautiful
lake setting. View its main monuments and marvel the amazing views of the
surrounding Alps and Lake Zurich from the Höhenstrasse. We go to the nearby
Medieval town of Rapperswil famous for its rose gardens. On our return trip to
Zurich we will take a short cruise on Lake Zurich. Arrival at Zürich-Bürkliplatz
at the center of the city.
Walk on back to the hotel or discover the city on your own during
your free time. Accommodation at the Hotel Swissôtel Zürich****.
3 Monday Zurich - Luzern -
Mount Titlis - Interlaken
Departure for Lucerne, a lovely lakeshore city surrounded by mountains on the shores of Lake Lucerne. Short sightseeing tour
and free time to explore Lucerne on your own. At noon we continue to Engelberg, a ski
resort town with fantastic views in summer and winter alike. Take
the rotating Rotair cable car to the top of Mount Titlis and its spectacular
glacier. From an elevation of 3.020 m, you can enjoy spectacular views of
the Central Alps. In the afternoon we continue to the lakeside village of Brienz, again in fantastic setting
to visit the local
wood carvers the village is famous for. Our next destination is Interlaken nestled near two beautiful
lakes at the foot of Mount
Jungfrau. Accommodation at the Hotel Interlaken****.
Tuesday Interlaken - Bern - Gruyeres - Geneva
From Interlaken we drive
along the majestic glacier lake, Lake Thun to Bern. After a sightseeing tour of the
capital city famous fort its high culture and sophistication, we continue
to Gruyeres, capital of Swiss cheese production and a picturesque village with its impressive medieval castle.
Overnight in Geneva at the Hotel Ramada Encore***.
Geneva - Montreux - Zermatt
Morning tour of lovely Geneva and visit
the beautiful parks along the lake, the cathedral and the European
headquarters of the UN. Then we travel to Lausanne and Montreux, passing the
magnificent Chillon Castle. Arrival in Montreux. In the afternoon
we travel up the Rodano river valley as far as Täsch, the gateway to Zermatt with its typical Swiss Alpine houses and flower covered balconies. From here you continue
by narrow gauge train to Zermatt, a popular alpine ski resort nestled at the foot of mighty Mount
Matterhorn. Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel Alex in Zermatt****.
Thursday Zermatt - Nufenen Pass – Zurich
In the morning you are free to
explore Zermatt at your leisure or undertake an optional excursion to the top of
Mount Gornegrat of an elevation of over 10 thousand feet 3146 metres.(not included). In the afternoon we return to Täsch where
you board the bus for a spectacular drive over the high Nufenen mountain
pass to Airolo. Return to Zurich. Arrival in Zurich at train station or
Swissôtel at 6.30 pm.
Different version of this
tour with Glacier Express train and Zermatt
overnight on day 5 is also available!
• Transfer from Zurich airport to hotel or
railway station to your hotel
(only on day 1 of the tour)
• Transportation by car, minivan or bus
during the entire tour (depending on number of participants)
English - Spanish speaking tour guide (driver-guide for groups
of 7 persons or less). Tour is guaranteed with minimum 2 people. The tour will be bilingual (English, Spanish)
• Accommodation as specified in the itinerary.
• Visits and excursions as listed in the program
• • Dinner in Zermatt
• Cable car ticket to Mount Titlis
Boat ride ticket on Lake Zurich (no guide)
• Train ride Täsch -
Zermatt – Täsch
€2085 per person
in double or triple room
Extra night in Hotel Swissôtel Zürich****
€165 per person in double room
€285 in single room
The US$ price will vary with the