The Best of Switzerland

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4.7 . Excellent
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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
8 days
From: $ 2,969 $ 371 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Zurich: Welcome dinner; orientation walk of the Old Town; taste Sprüngli chocolate pralines
  • Vaduz : Visit the capital of Liechtenstein
  • Lake como: Picture stop
  • Swiss-italian lake district:
  • TÄsch–zermatt–tÄsch: By mountain train
  • Berne: Guided walking tour, stop at the Bear Park and enjoy a panoramic view from the Rose Garden; lunch at a working farm
  • Lucerne: Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; Mount Pilatus excursion including a souvenir cap; farewell dinner
  • With its stunning mountains, fascinating old towns, beautiful lakes, and long history, Switzerland is the perfect vacation offering something for everyone
  • On this Best of Switzerland tour, you will experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities, with overnights in Zurich, St

Short Description

If you have dreamed of taking in storybook-setting vistas, breathing in fresh Alpine air, and tasting mouth-watering Swiss chocolates, this enchanting tour of Switzerland has you covered from A to Zurich. Bustling cities, chalet-dotted hillsides, and pastoral valleys welcome you to the land of lush green farmland, glorious fondue, and glitzy fun. Join the capricious and carefree in the posh playgrounds of swanky St. Moritz, sparkling Lake Geneva, charming car-free Zermatt, and Italy’s celebrated and celebrity-full Lake Como. As you near lively Lugano and the Italian border, the scenery delightfully changes from mountainous panoramas to a Mediterranean paradise complete with chestnut groves, olive and fig trees, and fruitful vineyards. Dinner at a shady and cool grotto and lunch on a traditional Swiss farm provide local, delectable dining experiences like no other.

Style Small group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City ARRIVE IN ZURICH
End City LUCERNE–ZURICH AIRPORT Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

Destinations

Italy Switzerland

Attractions & Cities Visited

Lake Como Lucerne Zermatt Zurich

Activities & Interests

Culture

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Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2

ZURICH–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND Swiss Chocolates & Sweet Views ZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town includes a [LF] Sprüngli chocolate-praline tasting. Take a scenic drive along Lake Zurich and Lake Walen into the high Alps en route to the Principality of Liechtenstein.
VADUZ Spend free time to browse and for lunch.
ST. MORITZ Enjoy free time this afternoon. (B,D)
137 mi / 220 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Since chocolatier David Sprüngli opened Confiserie Sprüngli & Fils on Zurich’s Marktgasse in 1836, its irresistible confections have been tempting many a sweet tooth for generations. Today Confiserie Sprüngli continues its tradition as a pioneer of Swiss chocolate making, whipping up sweet temptations from truffles to pralines in the many chocolate shops bearing its name throughout Switzerland.

Day 3

ST. MORITZ–LAKE COMO, ITALY–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND Legendary Lakes of Italy & Switzerland LAKE COMO See the stunning lake en route to Lugano.
LUGANO Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
87 mi / 140 km

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE in Lugano to see its mix of Italian and Swiss style and culture reflected in its architecture and cuisine. Standing on the Lake’s northern shore, the city is surrounded by mountain peaks. Lugano’s Piazza della Riforma and pastel palazzos share the ambience of this lovely Swiss city with impressive architecture and bold and innovative street art.

Day 4

LUGANO–STRESA, ITALY–TÄSCH, SWITZERLAND–ZERMATT The Heights of Beauty STRESA Enjoy free time.
TÄSCH Take a scenic mountain train ride to Zermatt. (B)
165 mi / 265 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEMS Stresa is an example of Italy’s splendid elegance on Lake Maggiore, overlooking the surrounding islands. With natural beauty, ornamental gardens, and grand architecture, Stresa is a study in sophistication. Luxury villas and art nouveau hotels along the shores make for a perfect place to stroll.

Day 5

ZERMATT–LAKE GENEVA Life on the Lake ZERMATT Spend free time this morning before returning to Täsch. Take a scenic drive through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley en route to Lake Geneva. (B,D)
93 mi / 150km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT The glistening waters of Lake Geneva lap against its French and Swiss shores in the serene surroundings of sublime vineyards and countryside. Belle Epoque sailboats traverse the lakeshores amid castles, museums, and resort towns as they have for over a century.

Day 6

LAKE GENEVA–BERNE–LUCERNE Coming Up Roses in Berne BERNE Guided walking tour. Enjoy [LF] lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm before continuing to Lucerne. (B,L)
162 mi / 260 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS Explore the “City of Fountains,” Berne - the capital city of Switzerland, dating back to the 12th century. Take in the medieval architecture in the Altstadt (Old Town) with its 6 kilometers of arcades and animated clocktower, then indulge in lunch at a local farm.

Day 7

LUCERNE Lion Hearted in Lucerne LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and Chapel Bridge. [LF] Scenic railway ride to the top of Mount Pilatus and receive a special souvenir cap. Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening. (B,D)

LOCAL FAVORITE
EPIC RIDE Feel your heart soar as you ascend to the summit of magnificent Mount Pilatus, home to the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. Look out for the legendary dragon and take in the heavenly vistas. Direct your gaze as far as the eye can see with views as far as the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Down below, sparkling lakes catch the sun for a view unlike any other.

Day 8

LUCERNE–ZURICH AIRPORT Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
A morning complimentary transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich. (B)
42 mi / 68 km

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Accommodations



Renaissance Zurich Tower

This 300 room luxury hotel is housed in a modern tower building located in the vibrant Zurich West quarter. The exclusive Grill restaurant serves urban cuisine and the lounge bar offers drinks, snacks and cocktails. Other amenities include a fitness area on the 15th floor with city views, sauna and steam bath.


Zurich
Switzerland
Turbinenstrasse 20

Laudinella

Traditional mountain architecture with lots of woodworks & local grisons style; in center of St Moritz-Bad; near spa & ski slopes.


St.Moritz
Switzerland
Via Tegiatscha 17

Novotel Lugano Paradiso

This modern mid-scale 97-room hotel is located just a short walk away from Lake Lugano with Free Wi-Fi connection and tasteful, elegant décor throughout. Soundproofed guestrooms perfectly blend comfort with technology and the restaurant is an informal setting serving fresh, tasty, healthy specialties with a bar area for simply enjoying drinks in a friendly atmosphere. The property also offers a fitness centre and an outdoor seasonal swimming pool & bar.


Lugano
Switzerland
Via San Salvatore 11

Pollux

Chalet style hotel with modern comforts and amenities, restaurant, sauna and solarium; located near the Gornergrat station.


Zermatt
Switzerland
Bahnhofstrasse, 28

Eurotel Montreux

Located on the shores of Lake Geneva with views of the Alps and strides away from the Montreux Music & Convention Center. Rooms have free Wi-Fi and a minibar. Guests can enjoy Swiss and international cuisine at the lakeside restaurant, or on the terrace, where barbecued dishes are prepared during the summer months. Other amenities include a fitness center.


Montreux
Switzerland
81 Grand Rue

Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann

Comprised of 7 historic town houses, this delightful property is an oasis of charm and hospitality snuggled in the picturesque old town of Lucerne. Complimentary coffee/tea making facilities are available in the public area, the spacious lounge is an inviting place to relax and the hotel's two restaurants offer a choice of local specialties and international cuisine.


Luzern 7
Switzerland
Bahnhofstrasse 30

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