Duration: 9 Days
Chocolate and Cheese. Alps and Alp horns. Precision timepieces and timeless scenery. There is so much to yodel about in sweet and scenic Switzerland. With snow-dusted peaks in view from Zurich to Geneva to Lucerne, this uplifting tour of Switzerland has many elevating experiences in store. A stroll through the13th-century Gruyères Castle, a drive through the picturesque vineyards of the “Swiss Riviera,” and a tasting at the delectable Maison Cailler chocolate factory are just the beginning of your delightful ascent. You’ll also visit the resort towns of Gstaad and Interlaken before heading via mountain train to the “Top of Europe,” the nickname for Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station at more than 11,000 feet. This Alpine wonderland of ice and snow, complete with multiple viewing terraces and an Ice Palace, is not just high in elevation—it’s the highlight of this spectacular Swiss journey.
Please note: Itinerary and pricing is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
ZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town includes the Fraumunsterkirche.
BIEL/BIENNE Free time at the historical centre.
NEUCHATEL Free time for lunch en route to Geneva. (B) 174 mi / 280 km
GENEVA Guided sightseeing includes Reformation Park and a walk through the Old Town. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
EVIAN-LES-BAINS Free time to browse.
GRUYERES Visit the castle and enjoy lunch with local specialties and a traditional dessert with meringue and double creme.
BROC Visit Maison Cailler Swiss chocolate factory for a tasting. (B,L,D) 87 mi / 140 km
GSTAAD Orientation walk and free time to browse.
INTERLAKEN Free time to explore.
GRINDELWALD Free time this afternoon and evening. (B) 87 mi / 140 km
GRINDELWALD Excursion to the Jungfrau Massif includes a mountain train ride to the top, Ice Palace, and the Jungfrau Passport. Free time. (B,D)
BERNE Guided walking tour includes a stop at Bear Park, panoramic views of the city from the Rose Garden and the Old Town. Free time for lunch.
LUCERNE Free time late this afternoon and evening. (B) 112 mi / 180 km
LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and the Chapel Bridge. Farewell dinner this evening at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Complimentary morning transfer to Zurich Airport. Schedule departing flights after 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich. (B) 42 mi / 68 km