Best of Switzerland.from $6,099.00pp
Various Dates | 2 nights pre-tour stay Zurich | 8 Night Tour | 1 night post-tour stay Lucerne | Flights & Transfers
All the Best of Switzerland with a side visit to Italy. What could be better? Your travels will take you to Lake Geneva for local wine, cheese and delicious desserts in Lavaux, Lord Byron’s enchanting Chillon Castle and the pretty town of Brienz for a masterclass in Swiss wood carving.
Connect With Locals
Enjoy Swiss hospitality and the flavours of local wines, cheeses and breads with the owner of a local vineyard overlooking Lake Geneva.
Dive Into Culture
Learn about Switzerland’s wood-carving heritage at the Jobin wood sculpture museum in Brienz.
Discover Zürich and Lucerne
Visit Bern, Chillon Castle, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Interlaken and Brienz
View the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne, the Jungfrau and Matterhorn mountains (weather permitting), Lake Maggiore and Lake Como
Scenic Train Ride from Tirano to Pontresina
- International Flights with a Premium Airline
- 2 Nights pre-tour accommodation
- 8 Nights Accommodation included in the Tour
- 1 Night post-tour accommodation
- 12 Meals – 1 Be My Guest, 1 Dinner, 1 Farewell Dinner, 1 Welcome Reception, 8 Breakfasts
- On-Trip Transport- All transport shown
- Airport Transfers (subject to flight arrival times)
- Train from Tirano to Pontresina
Depart Sydney to Zurich on Premium Airline
Day 2 - 3
Arrive Zurich. Complimentary Transfer to hotel at scheduled times only.
2 Nights hotel stay Zurich
Welcome to Zürich
Welcome to the sophisticated Swiss city of Zürich - a flawless blend of fascinating heritage and modern spirit. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and orientation in this beautiful lakeside setting
Journey to Lake Geneva
We leave the bright lights of Zürich behind and stop in Bern with its Old Town, admiring its medieval streets, ornate fountains and arcaded walkways. Journeying to Lake Geneva, we arrive in the resort town of Montreux, set against the pristine backdrop of snow-covered peaks and vineyards. After lunch, consider joining an Optional Experience to cruise Lake Geneva, including a visit to the Charlie Chaplin museum in his former estate, Manoir de Ban.
Onwards to Chillon Castle and Zermatt
This morning, we visit Chillon Castle, immortalised by Lord Byron's 'Prisoner of Chillon'. For nearly four centuries, this water fortress was the residence of the Counts of Savoy and an important stop for traders. Our next stop is Bourg en Lavaux, a charming wine village above Lake Geneva, where we’ll Connect With Locals over lunch at our Be My Guest experience. Continue your journey to the resort town of Zermatt, set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Matterhorn.
Zermatt Your Way
Spend the day soaking up the crisp mountain air and panoramic alpine vistas. You have a full day on your own to explore the town, or simply relax in beautiful surrounds. Consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views or explore the heritage of what was once a remote mountain village.
Venture to the Italian Lake Maggiore
Departing Switzerland, we travel to the lakeside town of Baveno on Italy's Lake Maggiore. Spend the rest of the day indulging in the laid-back lakeside
atmosphere or consider joining an Optional Experience to Isola Bella, one of the lake's Borromean islands, with its palazzo and exquisite gardens.
Off to Alpine St. Moritz
We travel through the scenic Italian countryside to the fortified town of Tirano. Here, we will board the famous Bernina Express train and wind our way through scenic landscapes en route to the stylish resort town of St. Moritz. This evening, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers.
Journey to Lakeside Lucerne
Journeying through lush green landscapes, past Lake Zürich, we arrive in lakeside Lucerne. Pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards, who lost their lives defending King Louis XVI at the Lion Monument, and cross the iconic wooden Chapel Bridge before strolling past the city's colourful façades. Consider joining a cruise on the tranquil lake waters and then ride the world's first double deck 'CabriO' cable car to the top of Mount Stanserhorn.
Admire Scenic Brienz and Interlaken
We travel to Interlaken at the heart of Switzerland, which lies in the shadow of the Jungfrau Mountain. Stopping in the village of Brienz en route, we’ll Dive Into Culture and gain insights into the centuries-old tradition of wood carving for which this village is so famous. Spend some time on your own and enjoy superb views of the peaks of the Bernese Oberland. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our fellow travellers and Travel Director toasting the highlights of Switzerland we've enjoyed along the way.
As our journey through the Best of Switzerland comes to an end, we bid our new found friends a fond farewell.
Enjoy one last night in Lucerne
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