- Dates of Operation - 1 May to 18 October
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Destinations : Geneva » Montreux » Zermatt » St. Moritz » Vaduz » Zurich » Rapperswile » Lucerne » Mt. Titlis » Interlaken » Berne » Geneva
DAY 1: ARRIVE GENEVA
On arrival at Geneva on the first day of Swiss Splendour Tour with Glacier Express, enjoy the day at leisure at Hotel Le Warwick. Relax and rejuvenate with natural Swiss glory. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 2: GENEVA - MONTREUX - ZERMATT
See beautiful Geneva as a part of the Swiss Splendour Tour with Glacier Express and regale enchanting sights while you tour beautiful parks along Lake Geneva; tour the old town with its cathedral, 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. In the afternoon we proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Taesch 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
DAY 3: ZERMATT
Quaint farms, mountain barns drenched in ethnic Swiss charm enamor you while you relax and freshen up during the day at Zermatt with Switzerland Flexi Tours packages. Shop or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. Dinner and overnight at FIRST CLASS HOTEL
DAY 4: ZERMATT - GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN (unescorted) - ST. MORITZ
Today you will travel on the legendary 'Glacier Express Train'. You board the train in Zermatt in the morning and travel to some of the most beautiful Swiss locales. Seated in a comfortable premium panoramic viewing car, you will pass by breath-taking mountain scenery, snow covered peaks, meadows with wild flowers and tiny old villages. Delicious lunch is served right at your seat along with a movable table on which you can dine in comfort. In the late afternoon you will arrive at the world-renowned mountain resort of St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight at FIRST CLASS HOTEL
DAY 5: ST. MORITZ - VADUZ - ZURICH
We leave St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to arrive at 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 that is the home of the present Prince and his family and 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
DAY 6: ZURICH - RAPPERSWIL - BOATRIDE ON LAKE OF ZURICH
At 10.15 a.m. the Switzerland Flexi Tours coach will pick you up for a tour that shows you the marvelous Zurich in all its heritage glory. We start with a city-tour of Zurich along the Höhenstrasse that offers spectacular views of the Alps; we drive to Rapperswil, the town of the Roses, tour the castle and Deer Park on the Lindenhof. Return to Zurich by boat approximately by 4 p.m. - return to your hotel individually. Dinner on your own. Overnight at FIRST CLASS HOTEL
DAY 7: 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. Enjoy shopping for souvenirs and set out on fun sightseeing tours. 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. (Carry a warm sweater along). In the afternoon we cross Brunig Pass to Bernese Oberland and reach the village Brienz, where we admire Swiss woodcarvers at work. We continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken at the foot of Jungfrau Mountain. Overnight at FIRST CLASS HOTEL - dinner on your own.
DAY 8: INTERLAKEN - BERNE - GRUYERES - GENEVA
We leave Interlaken in the morning and drive along beautiful Lake Thun to the Swiss capital, Berne. The city is attractively set on a steep 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-Gruyeres. Tour a beautiful hilltop town with its impressive, medieval Castle and old world charm. An informative visit to a factory of delicious milk product is a further highlight of the Swiss Splendour Tour with Glacier Express We continue our drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland. Tour ends at approximately 5.30 p.m.