Grand tour of Switzerland

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With its pristine Alpine mountainscapes, bucolic dairy villages and glittering international cities, Switzerland combines broad cultural influences with a deeply independent attitude. Surrounded by other European countries yet protected by its forbidding mountain range, Switzerland is a nation of many regions, languages and landscapes. Our specialists have vi...
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Trip type
Private Guided
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Take in the endless vistas at Glacier 3000.
    • Sample traditional Swiss chocolates and cheese.
    • Explore Zermatt's scenic trails with the backdrop of the Matterhorn.
    • Cruise Lake Geneva's smooth waters in style.

What's this trip about?

    With its pristine Alpine mountainscapes, bucolic dairy villages and glittering international cities, Switzerland combines broad cultural influences with a deeply independent attitude. Surrounded by other European countries yet protected by its forbidding mountain range, Switzerland is a nation of many regions, languages and landscapes. Our specialists have visited the whole country, from French-speaking Geneva in the west, where the UN has its headquarters, to the glitzy mountain retreat St. Moritz in the east, where Swiss-German is the main language.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizePrivate - your group only
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityMilan
End CityMontreux

Travel Themes

  • Culinary & Wine
  • Cultural
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Europe
  • Switzerland


  • Geneva
  • Lucerne
  • Milan
  • Zermatt
  • Zurich


  • Culture
  • Hiking
  • History
  • Nature
  • Ruins & Archaeology
  • Wine Tasting

Trip includes

    • Price includes In-destination transfers
    • Activities and excursions as detailed
    • All accommodations

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Day 1 Lugano

 Milan ,  Lugano

Arriving to the airport you'll be met by a private driver who will assist with your luggage and escort you to your hotel in Lugano. Relax and take a stroll along the lake after settling in.

Day 2 Lugano


Today you’ll join a private guide for a foodie’s tour of Lugano. You’ll combine the historic sites of the city with stops for cheeses, meats and treats as well as local wine tastings.

Day 3 Lugano


Spend today exploring the surrounding area at leisure using our recommendations. Make a trip to visit Como in Italy or perhaps the small fishing and olive towns of Morcote and Gandria.

Day 4 Zürich

 Lugano ,  Lucerne ,  Zürich

From Lugano you’ll enjoy one of Switzerland's scenic journeys aboard the Gotthard Panorama Express. A combination of train and boat routes, you'll take in the changing scenery before finally arriving in Zürich in the afternoon.

Day 5 Zürich


Today you'll join a small group to take in some of Switzerland's cultural institutions, with cheese and chocolate tastings, a visit to a traditional Alpine farm and a cable car ride into the Alps, with free time to further explore.

Day 6 Zürich


This morning you'll join a private walking tour of Zürich's old town. Your guide will give you an orientation and history of the city as you take in the famous sights. In the afternoon you'll be able to continue exploring on your own.

Day 7 Zermatt

 Zürich ,  Zermatt

Leaving Zürich, you'll travel west by train, enjoying scenic backdrops along the way. After three hours, you'll arrive to the Alpine ski town of Zermatt where you'll check into your hotel.

Day 8 Zermatt


Today's private tour will begin in the historic district of Zermatt before continuing by cable car to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, where you'll visit Europe's highest mountain station with views of numerous nearby peaks and glaciers.

Day 9 Zermatt


Spend a leisurely day exploring more of Zermatt or perhaps take a short cog rail ride to Gornergrat for sweeping mountain views and a variety of hiking options.

Day 10 Montreux

 Zermatt ,  Montreux

Checking out of Zermatt, you'll travel by train, north to Lake Geneva, where you'll stay in the lakeside town of Montreux. Spend the afternoon walking the shoreline trail or checking out one of the many seasonal festivals.

Day 11 Montreux


The train and bus journey to Gstaad is nearly as impressive as the final destination of Glacier 3000. You'll spend the day exploring on your own the numerous cable cars and suspension bridges, with a number of activities on offer.

Day 12 Montreux


Spend your last full day exploring Lake Geneva, with a private boat tour in a wooden Riva boat, handmade in 1966. Your captain will show you around the medieval villages and estates as you sip on refreshing drinks in the Alpine sun.

Day 13 Return home


Checking out, you'll make your way to the airport in Geneva by train for your onward flight.

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Price From $5,465
Price per day$420
Last Updated: 3/1/2023

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