- Dates of Operation - 1 May to 18 October
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Destination: Zurich » Lucerne » Mt. Titlis » Interlaken » Berne » Gruyeres » Geneva » Montreux » Zermatt » Nufenen Pass » Lugano » St. Moritz Lugano » Vaduz » Zurich
Day 01: ARRIVE - ZURICH
On arrival at Zurich, enjoy the day at leisure at Swiss Hotel Zurich International. Day is free on your own. Stay Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: ZURICH - LUCERNE - MT. TITLIS - INTERLAKEN
Leave the Hotel in Zurich at 8.30 a.m. The tour takes you for a short drive to the city of Lucerne where we visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge. After this you get leisure for shopping and sightseeing. At mid-day we proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. Time to visit the high alpine region with its glaciers and eternal ice in a cable car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis to enjoy a magnificent ride in the world's innovative revolving 'ROTAIR' gondola (You are required to 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. Stay Overnight at first class hotel. Dinner is on your own.
Day 03: INTERLAKEN - BERNE - GRUYERES - GENEVA
We leave Interlaken in the morning and drive along stunning Lake of Thun to the Swiss capital, Berne. The city is alluringly set on a steep sided curve of the River Aare and backed by the majestic Alps. While touring the city, we pay visit to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A southward drive takes us to the picturesque dairy farmlands, to Gruyeres. A beautiful hilltop town preserved against time, which could be the magical setting for fairytales with its impressive and medieval Castle. Furthering on an informative visit to a factory of delicious milk product (highlight of our day), we continue our drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva, a cosmopolitan city of Switzerland. Stay overnight at first class hotel. Dine on your own.
Day 04: GENEVA - MONTREUX - ZERMATT
In the morning we take you to the city tour of Geneva showing beautiful parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In late morning we leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. We pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress got renowned by Lord Byron's poem. In the afternoon we 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. Stay Overnight and dine at first class hotel.
Day 05: ZERMATT - NUFENEN PASS - LUGANO
In morning have at leisure in Zermatt and 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 marvelous view of the surrounding snow-clad peaks. In the noon, board the train to Täsch where our bus waits to take us over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass into the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, to the garden city of Lugano. Stay Overnight and dine at first class hotel.
Day 06: LUGANO - LAKE COMO - MALOJA PASS - ST. MORITZ
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 we pass by Menaggio and reach Chiavenna in the lovely Breggaglia Valley. In Castasegna we re-enter to Switzerland and drive thirteen hairpin bends over the Maloja Pass. Passing by crystal blue Lake Sils and Silvaplana we reach the world-renowned mountain resort of St. Moritz in the late afternoon. (Italian Visa necessary for some nationalities). Stay Overnight and dine at first class hotel.
Day 07: ST. MORITZ - VADUZ - ZURICH
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. Arrive in Zurich at approx. 5 p.m.