: 13 Nights / 14 Days
: UK – Zurich – Villars – Swiss Country - Lake Geneva - Zermatt – Lugano – St. Moritz – Interlaken – Engelberg – Mt. Pilatus
Day 01: (Sun): UK - Zurich
Arrive at Zurich Airport where our representative will be waiting to escort you to Hotel Swissotel at 9:30, 11:00 & 12:30hrs. Then you will go on an orientation tour of the city that includes exploring places like Fraumünster and Bahnhofstrasse. In the evening, you will be joining other travelers for a Welcome Drink. Have an overnight stay in Zurich.
Day 02(Mon): Zurich – Villars
Second day of your Country Roads of Switzerland Tour starts with a short drive to Berne, where you will see the Bear Pits, Cathedral of St. Vincent, the Federal Palace and fountains. Also, watch out the clock tower before viewing the Ogre Fountain. You will also visit Murten with its towers and yachts. Stroll down the main street having the 13th century castle that offers enchanting views of the lake. Then follow the scenic road into the mountains to the Alpine village of Villars. Have an overnight stay at Hotel Du Golf.
Day 03(Tue): Swiss Country Excursion
Morning drive through vineyards and alpine meadows to the fortified town of Gruyères, known for its cheese. Explore the main street and castle before returning to the hotel via Gstaad, famous as one of the most fashionable ski resorts of Europe.
Day 04: (Wed): Lake Geneva Excursion
On the fourth day of your Country Roads of Switzerland Tour, you will follow the shores of Lac Leman to the international city of Geneva. Watch out the Floral Clock, Jet D’Eau and Reformation Monument. Then board the Highlight cruise sailing on Lake Geneva between Lausanne and Montreux. Visit Chillon Castle, before you return to your alpine hotel. Have an overnight stay in Geneva.
Day 05: (Thu): Villars – Zermatt
Start your journey in to the upper Rhone Valley to Martigny and view the Roman Amphitheatre. Then proceed to the town of Sion that is dominated by two rocky peaks and visit the Cathedral and Old Town Hall. End your journey by reaching the traffic free mountain resort of Zermatt by mini-bus and electric taxi. Relish Highlight Dinner of Swiss cuisine served at the Hotel Alpen Resort and have an overnight stay there.
Day 06: (Fri): Zermatt Leisure
Spend the 6th day of Country Roads of Switzerland Tour relaxing in the fresh mountain air. You can choose to take an excursion on the Gornergrat rack railway or reach a mountain by cable car.
Day 07: (Sat): Zermatt – Lugano
Reach Täsch and again join the coach. Then you will drive through Brig and ascend the Simplon Pass, watching beautiful views over the Alps from a height of 2,000 meters. Have a stoppage on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Then back in Switzerland, proceed on to the lakeside resort Lugano. Have an overnight stay at Hotel Grand Eden.
Day 08: (Sun): Lugano AT Leisure
Have a relaxing time in the promenades and splendid gardens of the elegant Swiss resort. You can choose to go on an excursion to Italy and enjoy a Sunday market or simply relax at a sidewalk café.
Day 09: (Mon): Lugano – St. Moritz
Head towards north, passing through three castles at Bellinzona via Grisons region. Watch out the amazing Misox Castle and travel via San Bernardino and the town of Tiefencastel. Then move towards the ancient Roman Julier Pass and visit the jet set resort of St. Moritz, situated in the Engadine Valley. Have an overnight stay in Hotel Monopol.
Day 10: (Tue): St. Moritz – Interlaken
Today you will board one of the world’s great railways, The Glacier Express. Pass through the spiral tunnels of the Albula Pass and cross the Landwasser Viaduct and then head down through the Oberalp Valley to rejoin the coach at Andermatt. Then drive over the Susten Pass and admire the glaciers and rocky peaks of the Steingletscher in the late afternoon. Tonight you will stay between the lakes in the charming Hotel Royal St. George of Interlaken.
Day 11: (Wed): The ‘Valley Of Waterfalls’
Watch out the Wetterhorn Peaks when you travel along the Grindelwald Valley. Then follow the dazzling Lutschine River to Lauterbrunnen set at the head of the ‘Valley of Waterfalls’ and watch out the Staubbach Falls. You can choose to take the funicular up to the Trummelbach Falls.
Day 12: (Thu): Interlaken – Engelberg
Drive along the shores of Lake Brienz that leads to wood craving workshop. Have a peep inside Swiss rural life at the Ballenberg Open Air Museum before resuming over the Brunig Pass to Lake Lucerne up to the sunny Alpine village of Engelberg that is surrounded by the Spannörter peaks and Mount Titlis. Have an overnight stay at Hotel Ramada Regina Titlis.
Day 13: (Fri): Mt. Pilatus Excursion
Today you will go on an excursion by cogwheel railway to the summit of Mount Pilatus that offers a stunning view of Lucerne and that of lakes and countryside surrounding it. Then continue to Lucerne to see the wooden bridge along with the famous Lion Monument carved out from a limestone cliff. Spend the afternoon strolling down the shops. Have an overnight stay at Mt. Pilatus.
Day 14: (Sat): Engelberg – Zurich - UK
Your Country Roads of Switzerland Tour ends with a transfer to the Zurich Airport at 8:30 and 12:30 hrs.