Step into a world of snow-capped mountains, traditional alpine villages and warm hospitality. This idyllic journey takes you to fairy-tale castles, breathtaking peaks and storybook meadows. Along the way you will meet local experts who will share the stories of the region as you enjoy tasting local specialties, such as fondue and creamy chocolate. Stay in luxurious hotels, see beautiful cities and marvel at some of the most extraordinary scenery on the planet.
Our prices start from6,425 LAND ONLY
10 Days • GUIDED • 15MealsOperated Tour
- 9 nights accommodation
- Services of a Traveling Concierge
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round-trip airport to hotel transfers (Restrictions apply)
- Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
- 9 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 5 dinners
Day 1 - Welcome To Switzerland
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. Arrive at Zürich airport and be transferred to your prestigious downtown hotel, located just steps away from the tree-lined Bahnhofstrasse, one of Europe's most exclusive shopping streets. Join your traveling concierge at 6 p.m. for a welcome dinner of traditional Swiss cuisine, hosted at Brasserie Lipp, a local favorite.
Day 2 - Relaxed Start - Vaduz And St. Moritz
Journey to Vaduz, the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Known for being one of Europe's smallest countries, Liechtenstein is dotted with medieval castles, traditional villages and dramatic mountains. On arrival, ascend the Julier Pass until you reach the sparkling Engadine Valley and the chic, jet-set resort of St. Moritz. Dine in style at the local restaurant Engiadina in the evening.
Day 3 - The Roof Of Europe
Experience St. Moritz your way and choose between joining a nature guide for a gentle mountain hike, if the weather permits, or hearing a talk about the incredible local wildlife, including Marmots, Red Deer and the Golden Eagle. Enjoy spending the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps shopping in the designer boutiques. Alternatively, enjoy the facilities of your prestigious hotel, which boasts a selection of gourmet restaurants, a luxury spa and a tennis-and-squash center.
Day 4 - All Aboard The Glacier Express
Step on board the world-famous Glacier Express and take your first class seat for a spectacular ride through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Descend through the spiral tunnels of the Albula Pass and over the lofty Landwasser Viaduct. Picturesque landscapes of ice-capped mountains and stone-built villages, with chalet-style houses, will be in sight as you ascend to the highest point of the route, 2,033 meters to the icy Oberalp Pass. Enjoy an included lunch on-board whilst taking in the scenery. The modern panorama viewing car means you won't miss a thing. Arrive in Zermatt in the late afternoon where you'll be escorted to your hotel. As dusk descends, Zermatt offers a wealth of dining possibilities. This evening you're invited to choose from a hand-picked selection of fine local restaurants and authentic menus for a your choice evening.
Day 5 - Relaxed Start - Zermatt And Gornergrat Experience
Board the cogwheel train that winds slowly up through the aromatic forests and alpine meadows of Gornergrat Mountain to reach the highest outdoor train station at 3,089 metres. As you travel through the aromatic forests and alpine meadows, keep an ear out for the soft chiming of cowbells in the background. From the summit, expect superb views of the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, among Switzerland's highest peaks. In the afternoon, spend time at leisure, perhaps enjoying a swim and spa treatment at your luxury hotel.
Day 6 - Chillon Castle And The French Bank of Lake Geneva
Journey along the Lower Rhone Valley to the shores of Lake Geneva. Marvel at the grandeur of one of Europe's largest lakes, known for inspiring the early European Romantic movement. With your local guide, visit the beautiful Chillon Castle, former home to the Counts of Savoy and set on a rocky islet in the lake. Here, following his walk through the dungeons, Lord Byron was inspired to write the poem, "The Prisoner of Chillon." Look out for his name, which he carved into a pillar. In the afternoon, drive along the French bank of Lake Geneva passing the resort town of Évian-les-Bains, famous for its natural mineral water. Once in Geneva, arrive at Hotel d'Angelterre, perfectly situated on the banks of the Lake. Voted the number one hotel in Switzerland, the hotel blends British charm with the finest Swiss hospitality. This evening, you're invited for a special dinner at La Ferme de l'Hospital. This former farmhouse, now a highly acclaimed restaurant led by chef Jean Jacques Noguier, offers a creative menu using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, and a large selection of local wines.
Day 7 - Relaxed Start - Highlights Of Geneva
Join your local guide for a walking tour of Geneva with stops at the Floral Clock and the Reformation Monument, before enjoying the rest of the day at your leisure. Perhaps have high tea in the afternoon at your hotel or walk across the road to the banks of Lake Geneva and watch the sun dip beyond the mountains.
Day 8 - La Gruyère And On To Lucerne
Journey through story-book Alpine scenery en route to see the dairy cattle of La Gruyère, famous for producing delicious milk and cheese. Visit Maison Cailler in the village of Broc where chocolate creation has been raised to a specialized art form. Travel to the lovely medieval town of Gruyères, Switzerland's cheese manufacturing mecca. For your lunch, savor the region's most famous culinary treat with a pot of bubbling fondue and a glass of chilled white wine. Continue on to beautiful Lucerne where your traveling concierge will show you its many highlights. See the stirring Lion Monument, Old Town Hall and the Chapel bridge.
Day 9 - Relaxed Start - Lovely Lucerne
Enjoy some leisure time in the afternoon. This evening, embark on a scenic journey with a romantic cruise upon Lake Lucerne to reach Stans, followed by a cable car to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn.
Lucerne: Join a military guide at the Vitznau Artillery Fortress, carved into the side of a mountain, to discover the munitions halls, galleries and armaments.
Day 10 - Farewell Lucerne
After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Zürich airport for your onward journey. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.
Prices are subject to change. Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and rail only, based on June 13, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Single Supplement from $1380 p.p. to $1440 p.p..
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