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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3ZürichHeritage & Culture, Old Town, Lake Zurich, UetlibergGlockenhof, Walhalla Hotel
3 - 6InterlakenHarder Kulm, St. Beatus Cave & Waterfalls, Lake Thun & Lake BrienzHotel Interlaken, Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage
6 - 9ZermattMatterhorn, Gornergrat, Cablecar SystemJägerhof Hotel & Apartements, Romantik Hotel Julen
9 - 11GenevaPalais des Nations, Reformation Monument & Parc des Bastions, Lake Geneva & Views of the Alps, Jet d’EauHôtel Edelweiss, Hôtel Beau-Rivage

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International arrival

You will be transferred from Zurich airport to your hotel in a private vehicle

Zürich

2 Nights

Explore beautiful Zurich, with the Limmat River and Lake Zürich running through the city and the majestic Swiss Alps towering over it. While the old town (Altstadt) of Zürich offers a collection of preserved heritage buildings and old churches, modern Züri is a thriving financial center with a lively nightlife.

Included Activities

Personalized Zurich Walking Tour
On this private walking tour, explore Zurich’s charming Old Town, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. The Old Town is situated on either side of the Limmat River and renowned for its narrow cobblestoned streets, winding alleys, fountains, medieval houses, antique shops and quaint cafés. Stroll along the 19th-century pedestrian-friendly Bahnhofstrasse, one of the world’s most exclusive shopping boulevards. Head to Lindenhof Hill, site of an ancient Roman castle with stunning views of the river and medieval quarter. At the Church of Saint Peter, find the largest clock faces in Europe. Wind your way to one of Zurich’s most prominent landmarks, the Fraumunster Church, with its green steeple and stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall and Augusto Giacometti. Listen to entertaining stories and anecdotes as you follow your guide to Niederdorf district, to the 12th-century Grossmunster, a Romanesque-style Protestant church. Legend says that it was built on the graves of the city’s patron saints, Felix and Regula. (Duration: 2 hrs; Time: Flexible; Private Activity & Transfers, Fitness Level: Easy; Entrance Fees not included; Please wear sturdy walking shoes. Carry water).

Group Tour to Mount Rigi and Lucerne from Zurich
Spend your day visiting Mount Rigi, the ‘Queen of the Mountains’, where you will be swept away by the spectacular 360-degree views overlooking Switzerland’s snow-capped peaks and reflective lakes. Your journey will begin with a coach ride crossing Albis Pass along Lake Lucerne to Weggis. Here you will board the aerial cable car to Rigi Kaltbad. A quick transfer to Europe’s first-ever mountain railway will grant you access to the incredible panoramic views of Switzerland’s most natural landscapes. Do not forget to bring you camera for the captivating ascent to the peak of Rigi-Kulm. After which, you will descend by cogwheel train and enjoy a lovely cruise to Lucerne. Lucerne’s charming Old Town will be the perfect place for a stroll – enjoy a quick bite to eat in a cafe along the town’s promenade before you head back to Zurich with your group. (Duration: 9.5hrs hour; Shared Activity; Shared Guide; No Transfers to meeting point; Fitness Level: Easy; Meeting Point: Bus park near Zurich main station. Tram stop ‘Sihlquai’ with Tram 4 or 13. Arrive 15 mins before departure.)

Group Tour of the Lindt Home of Chocolate
Make your way to the Lindt Home of Chocolate for an hour-long guided tour of the world of Swiss chocolate! Learn how the cocoa pod is cultivated, harvested, and processed into the finest chocolate. Master a history that goes as far back as the Mayan civilization as you tour the glass-windowed factory to see how the skill of chocolate production has developed today. At the end of your tour, you will also have the chance to sample the world-famous Lindt chocolate. (Duration: 1 hour; Shared Activity; Shared Guide; No Transfers included; Fitness Level: Easy; Meeting Point: Lindt Home of Chocolate; Inclusions: 1 hour guided tour, entrance fees, chocolate sampling.)

Hotel Options
Glockenhof – Opt 1
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StyleInternational
Walhalla Hotel – Opt 2
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StyleInternational
Day 3 - 6

You will be transferred from your hotel to Zurich train station in a private vehicle

Board your train from Zurich to Interlaken (Duration: 2 hrs)

You will be transferred from the Interlaken train station to your hotel in a private vehicle

Interlaken

3 Nights

Interlaken is a paradise for outdoor sports enthusiasts and adventure travelers from around the globe. Framed by the Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in a spectacular Alpine valley of central Switzerland, Interlaken boasts of flowering meadows, verdant parklands, pretty timber chalets, and majestic fir and juniper forests.

Included Activities

Personalized Jungfraujoch Tour
Spend a day at Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest train station, on a private full-day excursion. A coach journey through Lauterbrunnen takes you to the beautiful alpine village of Wengen where downhill ski races take place every winter. Take a train to Kleine Scheidegg and then board the cogwheel train for a picturesque ride up to Jungfraujoch. From the adventure platform 3,455 meters above sea level, enjoy stunning views of the famous peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Your guide takes you through the Ice Palace with its tunnels and sculptures, and walks you through the Alpine Sensation corridor that connects to Sphinx Hall. At the Sphinx observation deck, you can see the snow-covered Aletsch glacier, while Jungfrau Panorama offers a 360-degrees virtual viewing of the surrounding area. Don’t miss the Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven chocolate shop, with interactive displays on the chocolate-making process. A train then takes you to the mountain village of Grindelwald for a short halt before returning to Interlaken by coach. (Duration: Full day; Time: Flexible; Private Activity & Transfers, Fitness Level: Moderate-High Altitude; Entrance Fees and Meals Not Included; Please wear sturdy walking shoes. Carry water).

Explore Interlaken on Your Own
Nestled between two Alpine lakes, Interlaken sits in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland and is a popular starting point for travel and outdoor sports in the surrounding mountains. In winter, Interlaken provides easy access to the ski regions of Jungfrau Top Ski or the family-oriented ski region of Beatenberg or Axalp-Brienz. You can also go cross-country skiing or tobogganing or explore more than 150 miles of winter walking trails in the area. A daily ski bus transfer connects Interlaken with the ski-regions of Mürren/Schilthorn, Kleine Scheidegg/Männlichen und First. In summer, you can hop on to one of the historic paddle steamers that cruise Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Take a walk around the lakes or go swimming among ducks and water lilies. Hike in the Niederhorn, where you might spot ibex and chamois. Grab a mountain bike and head for the Giessbach waterfalls around Lake Brienz or bike to Lauterbrunnen two hours away and look inside the Trümmelbach-Waterfalls. About six miles away, find Beatenberg-Niederhorn, a paradise for paragliding. Other adventure sports options include hang gliding, canyoning, river rafting, sky diving and rock climbing. (Duration: Flexible, Self-explore Activity; No Guide; No Transfers; Entrance Fees & Meals are not included)

Hotel Options
Hotel Interlaken – Opt 1
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StyleBoutique
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StyleInternational
Day 6 - 9

You will be transferred from your hotel to Interlaken train station in a private vehicle

Board your train from Interlaken to Zermatt (Duration: 2.5 hrs)

Make your own way from the Zermatt train station to your hotel

Zermatt

3 Nights

Zermatt is a picture-perfect Alpine town that lies in the shadow of the iconic Matterhorn peak, surrounded by the snow-clad Swiss Alps. This Swiss mountain resort has been attracting well-heeled travelers since the mid-1800s.

Included Activities

Personalized Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Tour
This tour gives you the chance to experience a breathtaking Alpine paradise. Your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby and will accompany you to Trockener Steg, where you will board the Matterhorn Glacier ride – the highest cableway of its kind, taking you 3,883 meters above sea level. Relax on board while you take in the views of the French, Italian, and Swiss Alps. The panoramic cabins boast of heated seats and jaw-dropping glass floors which will surely make for a memorable experience as you make the ascent over the mountainous landscape. The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is your destination – a unique mountain resort where you can take in the 38 four-thousand-meter peaks and the 14 glaciers. At the end of your tour, your guide will bring you back to your hotel in Zermatt. (Duration: Half Day, Private Activity; Private Guide; Private Transfers; Entrance Fees included for the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Meals not included. Fitness level: Moderate – visit to higher altitudes may prove more difficult for some. Please wear warm clothing.)

Explore Zermatt on Your Own
Zermatt sits at the foot of the famous Matterhorn in Switzerland. This car free city offers access to some of the best hiking and skiing in Europe. In the summer and autumn, over 250 miles of hiking trails lead through and out of the Matter Valley, including the mule trader’s trails, first used in the 13th century. If you aren’t an experienced hiker or climber, don’t worry. There are plenty of walking trails that you can take to explore the area. Take the cog railway from Zermaat to the 3089m high Gornergrat, which offers unsurpassed views of the Matterhorn and surrounding glaciers. Ride the cableway to Europe’s highest vantage point for a panoramic view of the Swiss, Italian and French Alps. You can also explore the area on a mountain bike. In winter, the ski region includes 54 mountain railways and lifts as well as 220 miles of pistes. You can also go snowboarding in Snowpark Zermatt, where Olympic candidates train. Those who want more of a thrill can try paragliding or off-piste heli skiing with a guide. Make sure to visit the Matterhorn Museum, which tells the story of the mountain and the race to conquer it. The town offers childcare throughout the year as well. (Duration: Flexible, Self-explore Activity; No Guide; No Transfers; Entrance Fees & Meals are not included)

Hotel Options
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StyleBoutique
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Meals
StyleBoutique
Day 9 - 11

Make your own way from your hotel to Zermatt train station

Board your train from Zermatt to Geneva (Duration: 4 hrs)

You will be transferred from the Geneva train station to your hotel in a private vehicle

Geneva

2 Nights

Geneva is a renowned global city, thanks to the Red Cross, the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization, and the European branches of the United Nations and World Bank being headquartered here.

Included Activities

Group Tour of Glacier 3000 and Montreux from Geneva
Today, you will leave beautiful Geneva for the authentic mountain village of Les Diablerets. Located at an altitude of 1,200 meters in the heart of the Alps Vaudoises, this chalet-filled village enjoys a great view of the Glacier 3000. With just a short 15-minute ride on a cable car, you will be transported to a snowy winter wonderland with majestic mountain views. If the weather is clear, you will enjoy the view of 24 summits over 4,000 meters, including the Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Muster the courage to walk across the suspension bridge that connects two peaks at the peak of the Glacier 3000. After time on the Glacier 3000 you will make your way to Montreux for some time at leisure. Be sure to walk the flower decked lakeside promenade of Montreux, one of its many highlights, and admire the Belle Epoque buildings along the way. After your well spent free time, you will return with your group back to Geneva. (Duration: 10 hours; Shared Activity; Shared Guide; No Transfers included to the meeting point; Fitness Level: Moderate – visit to higher altitudes; Meeting Point: Geneva Bus Station (Gare Routière); Be sure to wear warm clothes for visit to Glacier 3000.)

Hotel Options
Hôtel Edelweiss – Opt 1
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StyleBoutique
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Meals
StyleInternational

You will be transferred from your hotel to Geneva airport in a private vehicle

International departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 5,290 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 5,890 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation and meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services as specified in the itinerary
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Not Included

  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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Switzerland: Enchanting Landscapes

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