BEST OF SWITZERLAND

10 Nights/ 11 Days

Overview

1st day: Arrive Lucerne
Arrival in Lucerne by train 2nd class from the Swiss border or airport. Overnight in Lucerne.

2nd day: At Lucerne
Full day at leisure in Lucerne.
We suggest the following excursions:

» Mount Titlis
From Lucerne the train takes you to the mountain monastery village Engelberg where you board a gondola which takes you up to the Trübsee. You continue your trip by another gondola to Stand and finally the first revolving Titlis Rotair cable car takes you up to Mount Titlis. Visit the glacier cave and ride the Ice Flyer chairlift.
» Mount Pilatus
A trip by boat, Cogwheel railway and Aerial Cableway operating from mid-May to mid-October 2019
» Mount Rigi
Queen of the mountains with a view over 13 lakes and 360° panorama.
Overnight in Lucerne.

3rd day: Lucerne – Lugano
Train journey from Lucerne to Lugano. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel – with 57 kilometres it is the longest train tunnel in the world. It takes only 17 minutes to travel this fast flat-track route under the Alpine massif in the heart of Europe. Overnight in Lugano.

4th day: Lugano – St. Moritz
The Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway takes you along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from a land of swaying palms to one of towering glaciers. Overnight in St. Moritz.

5th day: St. Moritz – Zermatt
Today you board the Glacier Express which is one of the greatest train journeys in the world. You travel from St.Moritz to Zermatt. An 8-hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2’033 metres in altitude. Travel in comfort through the unspoilt natural beauty of a landscape rich in ancient, fragrant mountain forests, peaceful Alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams and mountain valleys, soaked in tradition and centuries-old culture. Optional lunch – if required, please indicate on the booking request. Overnight in Zermatt.

6th day: At Zermatt
An incomparable experience awaits you today. The Zermatt Bergbahnen AG takes you up to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise which is Europe’s highest cable car station at 3883 m. The 360° panorama is unique, and many highlights are waiting for you to be discovered: Snow-Tubing, Cinema Lounge, Glacier palace, Peak Shop, Viewing platform. Overnight in Zermatt.

7th day: Zematt – Montreux
Wonderful rail journey through the Valais which is well known for its excellent wines to Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva in the French part of Switzerland. Overnight in Montreux.

8th day: Montreux – Interlaken
From Montreux take the GoldenPass Line to Zweisimmen. You will find yourself among alpine forests, bubbling mountain springs and picturesque mountain villages. In Zweisimmen you change train to Interlaken. Possibility to stop in Gstaad for an excursion to Glacier 3000. Overnight in Interlaken.

9th day: At Interlaken
The journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe at 3454 metres is Europe’s highest altitude railway station and a highlight of your visit in Switzerland. It offers visitors a high-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock, which can be marvelled at from vantage terraces, the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. Overnight in Interlaken.

10th day: Interlaken – Zurich
Take the train to the lakeside discovery metropolis Zurich and enjoy some time at leisure. Overnight in Zurich.

11th day: Depart
Return to Swiss border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own request.

This tour can also be booked in the opposite direction.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Included
» Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Best of Switzerland (8 transfers) in 2nd class from/to Swiss border or airport
» Seat reservation Bernina Express (train + coach), Glacier Express, Golden Pass Line Montreux–Interlaken
» Excursion to Matterhorn glacier paradise incl. Glacier palace
» Excursion Jungfraujoch
» 2 nights each in Lucerne, Zermatt + Interlaken, standard room with private facilities, breakfast.
» 1 night each in Lugano, St. Moritz, Montreux, Zurich, standard room with private facilities, breakfast
» Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coach and cable car can be purchased at 25–50%of the regular fares

Exclusions:
Airfare, Visa.
Goods and Service Tax @ 5%.
Any expenses of personal nature.
Any other item or expenses not specifically mentioned under inclusions.

Prices

PRICES PER PERSON IN EURO

3* Hotel

01.04-23.04.19

3* Hotel

23.04.-13.10.19

4* Hotel

01.04-23.04.19

4* Hotel

23.04-13.10.19

Double Room 1770 1800 2110 2090
Single Room 2090 2085 2495 2550
Triple Room 1470 1710 N/A N/A
Hotels to be used:

3* Hotels Lucerne: Des Alpes, Ibis Styles, Waldstätterhof, Drei Könige
4* Hotels Lucerne: Continental Park, Wilden Mann, Ameron Flora
3* Hotels Lugano: Federale, Delfino, International au Lac, Continental Park
4* Hotels Lugano: City, Dante Center
3* Hotels St. Moritz: Bären, Hauser, Soldanella, Laudinella
4* Hotels St. Moritz: Steffani, Art Boutique Monopol, Reine Victoria
3* Hotels Zermatt: Sarazena, Excelsior, Bristol, Butterfly
4* Hotels Zermatt: Schlosshotel, Swiss Alpine Allalin, Simi, Pollux, Alpen Resort
3* Hotel Montreux: Helvetie
4* Hotels Montreux: Eurotel, Suisse-Majestic
3* Hotels Interlaken: City Oberland, Beausite, Bernerhof, Weisses Kreuz, Du Lac
4* Hotels Interlaken: Interlaken, Du Nord, Krebs, Metropole, Carlton Europe
3* Hotels in Zurich: Montana, Rütli
4* Hotel in Zurich: Central Plaza

Extras per Person
» CHF 208.– upgrade to 1st class rail
» CHF 45.– lunch on board of the Glacier Express
» Supplement per night Montreux Jazz Festival 28.06.–15.07.19: CHF 110.– double room/CHF 215.– single room/ CHF 85.– triple room
» Supplement per night Fête des Vignerons 18.07.–12.08.19: CHF 50. – CHF 100.– double room & triple room/single room on request
» Supplement per night Hotel Central Plaza Monday–Friday: CHF 40.– double room/ CHF 110.– single room
» Excursion Mount Titlis from CHF 80.–
» Excursion Mount Rigi from CHF 59.–
» Excursion Mount Pilatus from CHF 55.–
» Excursion Gornergrat from CHF 49.–
» Excursion Glacier 3000 Gstaad from CHF 66.–
» Meet the locals Lucerne from CHF 47.–
» Meet the locals in Lugano from CHF 56.–
» Meet the locals Interlaken from CHF 56.–
» Meet the locals Zurich from CHF 37.–
» Additional nights
» Supplement for higher room categories
» Supplement for 4* Superior hotels
» Some hotels may charge CHF 2.– to CHF 7.– local city taxes per person/night