Escorted Package Tours

ESCORTED PACKAGE TOUR

Tours ranging from 2 to 8 days
DAY - BY - DAY ITINERARY

ITINERARY:

MONDAY : ZURICH - LUCERNE - MT. TITLIS - INTERLAKEN
We leave Zurich at 8.30 a.m. A short drive takes us to the city of Lucerne where we visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge, time at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. At noon we proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis brings you up into the high alpine region with its glaciers and eternal ice, enjoy a magnificent ride in the world's innovative revolving 'ROTAIR' gondola. (Take a warm sweater along). In the afternoon we cross Brunig Pass to the Bernese Oberland and reach the village Brienz, where we will see woodcarvers at work. We continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. Overnight at FIRST CLASS HOTEL - dinner is on your own.

TUESDAY : INTERLAKEN - BERNE - GRUYERES - GENEVA : (B)
We leave Interlaken in the morning and drive along beautiful Lake of Thun to the Swiss capital, Berne. The city is attractively set on a steepsided curve of the River Aare and backed by the majestic Alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A drive south takes us to the scenic dairy farmlands, to Gruyeres. A beautiful hilltop town, preserved against time, which could be the magical setting for fairytales with its impressive, medieval Castle. An informative visit to a factory of delicious milk product is a further highlight of our day. We continue our drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland. Overnight at SUPERIOR TOURIST CLASS HOTEL - dinner on your own.

WEDNESDAY : GENEVA - MONTREUX - ZERMATT : (B/D)
We start with a city-tour of Geneva this morning. We will show you the beautiful parks along the lake, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning we leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. We pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron's poem and proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch we will board a cogwheel train that takes us to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at FIRST CLASS HOTEL

THURSDAY : (* / **) ZERMATT - NUFENEN PASS - LUGANO : (B)
Morning at leisure in Zermatt - admire the quaint old farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. After noon board the train to Täsch where our bus is waiting to take us over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass into the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, to the garden city of Lugano. Overnight at FIRST CLASS HOTEL - dinner on your own.

FRIDAY : (**) LUGANO - LAKE COMO - MALOJA PASS - ST. MORITZ : (B/D)
We leave Lugano and drive along the scenic road to Gandria where we cross the border into Italy. Along the romantic shores of Lake Como via Menaggio to Chiavenna in the lovely Breggaglia Valley. In Castasegna we re-enter to Switzerland and start our ascent along the thirteen hairpin bends over the Maloja Pass. Passing by crystal blue Lake Sils and Silvaplana we reach the world-renowned alpine resort of St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight at FIRST CLASS HOTEL.

SATURDAY : ST. MORITZ - VADUZ - ZURICH : (B)
We leave St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos. In the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for lunch and for sightseeing. This tiny country with the mighty castle, which is the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the afternoon we will return to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its picturesque farmhouses. Dinner on your own. Overnight at FIRST CLASS HOTEL

SUNDAY : ZURICH - RAPPERSWIL - BOATRIDE ON LAKE OF ZURICH : (B)
At 10.00 a.m. our bus will pick you up for a tour that shows you the most interesting sights of Zurich and its surroundings. We start with a city-tour of Zurich. Along the Höhenstrasse that offers spectacular views into the Alps, we drive to Rapperswil, the town of the Roses, where you will see the Rosegarden, the castle and the deer park on the Lindenhof. Return to Zurich by boat approx. 4 p.m. - return to your hotel individually. Dinner on your own. Overnight at FIRST CLASS HOTEL

MONDAY : ZURICH : (B)
Breakfast is served at the hotel. Check-out individually not later than 11 a.m.
preliminary SWISS TOURS 2016 as of November 2015

* SWISS CHARMING TOUR
THURSDAY according to the above itinerary – over the breathtaking Nufenen pass we reach Airolo. From Airolo return to Zurich by bus or by train. Arrival in Zurich at approx. 6.30 p.m.

** TOURS WITH GLACIER EXPRESS INCLUDES:
THURSDAY Full day at leisure in Zermatt. (B/D)
Dinner and overnight at first class hotel in Zermatt

FRIDAY : ZERMATT - ST. MORITZ - FULL DAY JOURNEY (unescorted)
Travel on the legendary 'Glacier Express Train' seated in a comfortable premium panoramic viewing car (2nd class). During the journey a delicious 3-course lunch is served at your seat Dinner and overnight at first class hotel in St. Moritz : (B/L/D)

ZURICH – ZURICH

Departures every Monday – April 25, 2016 – October 10, 2016
8 DAYS SCENIC SWISS TOUR ZS08Z MON-MON
6 DAYS SWISS GRAND ALPINE TOUR ZA06Z MON-SAT
6 DAYS SWISS GRAND ALPINE TOUR WITH GLACIER EXPRESS ZGL6Z MON-SAT **
4 DAYS SWISS CHARMING TOUR ZC04Z MON-THU *

ZURICH – GENEVA

Departures every Monday – April 25, 2016 – October 10, 2016
2 DAYS ROMANTIC SWISS TOUR ZR02G MON-TUE

GENEVA – ZURICH

Departures every Wednesday – April 27, 2016 – October 12, 2016
6 DAYS SWISS PANORAMA TOUR GP06Z WED-MON
4 DAYS TYPICAL SWISS TOUR GT04Z WED-SAT

GENEVA – GENEVA

Departures every Wednesday – April 27, 2016 – October 5, 2016
7 DAYS SWISS SPLENDOUR TOUR GS07G WED-TUE
7 DAYS SWISS SPLENDOUR TOUR WITH GLACIER EXPRESS GGL7G WED-TUE **

ALL OUR TOURS INCLUDE:

  • MULTILINGUAL (English & Spanish guaranteed) TOURGUIDES
  • OVERNIGHT AT SELECTED HOTELS
  • BUFFET BREAKFAST DAILY
  • DINNER ONLY WHERE INDICATED

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