Contrasts of Switzerland

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All aboard the world’s first-ever ‘Swisstainable’ tour. Experience the local culture and delight in regional produce as you support the ecology and economy of Switzerland. Every hotel, experience, meal and transport is accredited as ‘Swisstainable’ - Switzerland’s national benchmark certificate for sustainability.
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
    • 7 Breakfast (B)
    • 1 Lunch (L)
    • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
    • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)
    • Chexbres: Savour an exclusive Be My Guest lunch at Chexbres on the shores of Lake Geneva.
    • St Moritz: Enjoy the views of St. Moritz by travelling along the most spectacular rail routes of Switzerland.
    • Saint Moritz: Hop aboard the Glacier Express and take in the magical views of the alpine landscapes.
    • Zermatt: Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of Zermatt.
    • Geneva: Spend the day taking in the spectacular views of Geneva.

What's this trip about?

    All aboard the world’s first-ever ‘Swisstainable’ tour. Experience the local culture and delight in regional produce as you support the ecology and economy of Switzerland. Every hotel, experience, meal and transport is accredited as ‘Swisstainable’ - Switzerland’s national benchmark certificate for sustainability.


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityZurich
End CityZurich

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural


  • Europe
  • Switzerland


  • Culture

Trip includes

    • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Train from Zürich to St. Moritz
    • Glacier Express Train from St. Moritz to Zermatt
    • High-speed train from Zermatt to Vevey
    • Golden Pass route train journey from Geneva to Lucerne
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.


Travel Map

Day 1: Welcome to Zürich

Zürich is your springboard to a spectacular journey through Switzerland. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers to explore the city's ancient heritage and modern verve during your orientation tour this afternoon. This evening, attend a Welcome Reception to launch your Swiss experience.

Mövenpick Airport

Welcome Reception

Day 2: Onwards by Train to St. Moritz

Our love affair with the snow-capped peaks of Switzerland begins on a scenic train journey via Chur to the stylish resort of St. Moritz, set against the beautiful backdrop of Lake St. Moritz. Admire the inspiring natural setting and perhaps travel on one of Switzerlan...

Day 3: Catch the Glacier Express to Zermatt

Embrace the glamour and romance of a bygone era. Watch the epic alpine landscapes drift past as you chug along one of the world's most unforgettable rail journeys from the comfort of the Glacier Express. Cross hundreds of bridges and the Oberalp Pass at 6,700 feet (2,...

Day 4: Zermatt at Leisure

Spend a full free day soaking up Zermatt's crisp mountain air and panoramic vistas. Relax in beautiful surroundings or consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views.



Day 5: A Train Journey to Lakeside Geneva Connect with Locals

This morning we board a train to Geneva and continue through green pastures to La Ferme Enchantée for a memorable Be My Guest experience over lunch. This sustainable farm also hosts beehives, and we meet the beekeeper during our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. This af...

Day 6: Journey on the Golden and Brünig Pass to Interlaken and Lucerne

Picture-perfect landscapes are our constant companion as we journey from Geneva along the Golden Pass route. Passing through Interlaken, enjoy superb views of the Bernese Oberland and Brünig Pass on the way to Lakeside Lucerne. See the Iconic Chapel bridge and the poi...

Day 7: Explore Medieval Lucerne

Mountain peaks surround you as you spend a day at leisure in beautiful lakeside Lucerne. Consider an Optional Experience to a nearby Mountain Peak, explore the medieval streets and shop for delicious Swiss Chocolate. Before we enjoy our Farewell dinner together, you m...

Day 8: Journey Home

We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and newfound friends at the end of a remarkable Swiss holiday. Your Travel Director will give you tickets for the short train journey from Lucerne to Zürich Airport, which can be used at your convenience, on the last day of the tour, for your onward journey.


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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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Trafalgar Reviews & Ratings

4.6/5  Excellent

Russell Swasey

Jul 2024

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Contrasts of Switzerland

Too large of a group


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Jul 2024

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Contrasts of Switzerland

Great itinerary. I loved all the scenic train rides. I wish I could have spent more time in Zurich.


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Jul 2024

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Contrasts of Switzerland

Lots of train time, need more city time. More detail information on optional tours in advance to better plan "free" time. Optional tours were OK, but not much exciti...



Jul 2024

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Contrasts of Switzerland

It was an excellent trip. Switzerland is an amazing place, best part of the trip was seeing the beautiful snow capped mountains. Rob, the Travel Director is outstand...

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Meals Included
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 7 Breakfast (B)
  • 2 Dinner (D)
  • 2 Lunch (L)
Age Requirements
6 years and up
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