With its unspoiled scenery, majestic peaks, fascinating old towns, sparkling lakes, rich history, and cities with a cosmopolitan flair, Switzerland is the perfect vacation offering something for everyone. On this Switzerland tour, you’ll experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities with overnights in Zurich, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, the Lausanne area, and the Lucerne area. No tour to Switzerland is complete without seeing the stunning scenery. Enjoy a scenic drive through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. Witness quaint villages, finely carved chalets, green pastures, beautiful forests, magnificent mountain peaks, and rolling, green hills on your way to St. Moritz, one of the world's most famous resorts. Switch mode of transportation in Täsch, where you’ll board a mountain train to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the famous Matterhorn. If you desire to see lakes, you'll enjoy Lake Maggiore, Italy’s second-largest lake; stunning Lake Geneva; Lugano, the popular subtropical resort on the shores of Lake Lugano; Interlaken, situated between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz; and Lucerne, situated on Lake Lucerne in the shadows of the snowcapped Alps. One highlight of this Switzerland tour is the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the “red train”, the highest railway across the Alps, you’ll witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery, and you’ll travel through tunnels and over bridges that are engineering masterpieces! Enjoy a visit to a local cheese factory in Gruyères, a picturesque medieval town that has been unaffected with the passage of time. You’ll also spend time in Switzerland’s capital, Berne, and storybook Lucerne. From stunning scenery and vibrant cities to its special experiences, this Switzerland tour is sure to delight. So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing vacation!
Visits to Appenzell, Vaduz, St. Moritz, Bernina Express train, Lugano, Zermatt, Gruyères cheese factory, Berne, Interlaken, Lucerne Chapel Bridge.Guides:
Professional Tour Director while touringScenic Highlights:
Julier Pass, Engadine Valley, Swiss-Italian Lake District, Lake Maggiore, Simplon Pass, Matterhorn, Lake Geneva, Bernese Oberland
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Old City of Berne
- Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
- Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; Bernina Express train; Mountain Train Täsch-Zermatt
Good accommodations are vital to your enjoyment on tour, so we pre-screen before selecting. Hotels are as shown, although it may be necessary to substitute with an alternate hotel of equivalent standard.
ZURICH Novotel Zurich City-West (F) ST.MORITZ Hotel Baeren (ST) LUGANO Ibis Lugano (TC) ZERMATT Best Western Butterfly (ST) or Holiday Hotel (ST) LAUSANNE Novotel Bussigny Lausanne (ST) LUCERNE BW Rothaus (ST) or Drei Koenige (ST)