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Best of Switzerland

02 June, 2023 | Tours

9 Day Switzerland Tour of Zürich, Zermatt, St. Moritz and Lucerne


Starting from USD 3150 /Per Person

HIGHLIGHTS

All the Best of Switzerland with a side visit to Italy. What could be better? Your travels will take you to Lake Geneva for local wine, cheese and delicious desserts in Lavaux, Lord Byron’s enchanting Chillon Castle and the pretty town of Brienz for a masterclass in Swiss wood carving.

  • Day 01

    Day 1

    Welcome to Zürich

    Welcome to the sophisticated Swiss city of Zürich - a flawless blend of fascinating heritage and modern spirit. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an orientation in the afternoon. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception in this beautiful lakeside setting. Accommodation : Hyatt Place Zurich Airport The Circle Included Meals: Welcome Reception Zürich Orientation: During an orientation, your Travel Director will show you some of the highlights of this beautiful lakeside city.

  • Day 02

    Day 2

    Journey to Lake Geneva Zürich Bern Montreux

    We leave the bright lights of Zürich behind and stop in Bern with its Old Town, admiring its medieval streets, ornate fountains and arcaded walkways. Journeying to Lake Geneva, we arrive in the resort town of Montreux, set against the pristine backdrop of snow-covered peaks and vineyards. After lunch, consider joining an Optional Experience to cruise Lake Geneva, including a visit to the Charlie Chaplin museum in his former estate, Manoir de Ban. Accommodation: Eurotel Montreux Included Meals: Breakfast Bern Orientation Explore Switzerland's capital and see the Cathedral of St. Vincent, clock tower and Ogre Fountain.

  • Day 03

    Day 3

    Onwards to Chillon Castle and Zermatt Montreux Zermatt

    This morning, we visit Chillon Castle, immortalised by Lord Byron's 'Prisoner of Chillon'. For nearly four centuries, this water fortress was the residence of the Counts of Savoy and an important stop for traders. Our next stop is the Lavaux region, a charming wine village above Lake Geneva, where we’ll Connect With Locals over lunch at our Be My Guest experience. Continue your journey to the resort town of Zermatt, set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Matterhorn. Accommodation: Le Mirabeau Zermatt Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Included With Trip Enjoy the Flavours of Local Wine, Cheese and Breads at a local Vineyard Overlooking Lake Geneva -Enjoy Swiss hospitality and the flavours of local wines, cheeses and breads with the owner of a local vineyard overlooking Lake Geneva Chillon Castle Visit The beautiful fortress of Chillon Castle, set on a rocky islet on Lake Geneva, is widely regarded as one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Europe.

  • Day 04

    Day 4

    Zermatt Your Way Zermatt

    Spend a full free day soaking up Zermatt's crisp mountain air and panoramic vistas. Relax in beautiful surroundings or consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views. Accommodation: Le Mirabeau Zermatt Included Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 05

    Day 5

    Venture to the Italian Lake Maggiore Zermatt Baveno

    Departing Switzerland, we travel to the lakeside town of Baveno on Italy's Lake Maggiore. Spend the rest of the day indulging in the laid-back lakeside atmosphere or consider joining an Optional Experience to Isola Bella, one of the lake's Borromean islands, with its palazzo and exquisite gardens. Accommodation: Hotel Simplon Baveno Included Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 06

    Day 6

    Off to Alpine St. Moritz Baveno Tirano Pontresina Saint Moritz

    We travel through the scenic Italian countryside to the fortified town of Tirano. Here, we board the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Rhaetian Railway to cross the Bernina Pass and wind our way through scenic landscapes en route to the stylish resort town of St. Moritz. This evening, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers. Accommodation: Hotel Reine Victoria by Laudinella St. Moritz Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Farewell Dinner Included With Trip: Travel on the Bernina Express - Board the famous Bernina Express train and travel through stunning landscapes en route to St. Moritz.

  • Day 07

    Day 7

    Journey to Lakeside Lucerne Saint Moritz Lucerne

    Journeying through lush green landscapes, past Lake Zürich, we arrive in lakeside Lucerne. Pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards, who lost their lives defending King Louis XVI at the Lion Monument, and admire the iconic wooden Chapel Bridge before strolling past the city's colourful façades. Consider joining a cruise on the tranquil lake waters and then ride the world's first double deck 'CabriO' cable car to the top of Mount Stanserhorn. Accommodation: Grand Hotel Europe Lucerne Included Meals: Breakfast Included With Trip: Lucerne Orientation - During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the Lion Monument, Old Town Hall and Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.

  • Day 08

    Day 8

    Admire Scenic Brienz and Interlaken Lucerne Brienz Interlaken Lucerne

    We travel to Interlaken at the heart of Switzerland, which lies in the shadow of the Jungfrau Mountain. Stopping in the village of Brienz en route, we’ll Dive Into Culture and gain insights into the centuries-old tradition of wood carving for which this village is so famous. Spend some time on your own and enjoy superb views of the peaks of the Bernese Oberland. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our fellow travellers and Travel Director toasting the highlights of Switzerland we've enjoyed along the way. Accommodation: Grand Hotel Europe Lucerne Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Included With Trip: Visit the Jobin wood sculpture museum and discover Switzerland's wood-carving heritage - Learn about Switzerland's wood-carving heritage at the Jobin wood sculpture museum in Brienz.

  • Day 09

    Day 9

    Homeward Bound Lucerne Zürich

    As our journey through the Best of Switzerland comes to an end, we bid our newfound friends a fond farewell. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers. Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms and Conditions Apply

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Price quoted is in USD per Person on twin sharing basis
Minimum 2 Passengers
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Fine Print

Bookings: Bookings can be made via email

 

Payment: Full payment is required at the time of booking.

 

Cancellations: Cancellations made up to 30 days before departure will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of the total package cost. Cancellations made less than 30 days before departure are non-refundable.

 

Changes: Changes to the itinerary can be made up to 30 days before departure, subject to availability and an administration fee. Changes made less than 30 days before departure may not be possible and will incur an additional fee.

 

Travel Documents: It is the responsibility of the traveler to ensure they have the necessary travel documents, including passports and visas.

 

Health: The traveler should ensure that they are in good health and have the necessary vaccinations before traveling.

 

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is strongly recommended and should be purchased before departure.

 

Accommodation: Accommodation is based on double occupancy. Single supplement charges will apply for solo travelers. 


Tour Inclusions: The package includes all activities, transfers, and accommodations as specified in the itinerary.

 

Tour Exclusions: The package does not include international & Domestic flights, meals and drinks other than those specified in the itinerary, personal expenses, and any other items not specified in the itinerary.

 

Liability: We are not liable for any loss, damage, injury, or expenses incurred by the traveler during the tour.

 

Unused Package: Any unused portion of the package, including but not limited to accommodations, transfers, and activities, is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

 

Force Majeure: We are not liable for any delays, changes, or cancellations due to circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, conditions and restrictions issued by the government or airline schedule changes.

 

Jurisdiction: These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Thailand, and any disputes shall be resolved by the courts of Thailand.

 

It is important for the traveler to carefully review and understand these terms and conditions before booking the package. By making a booking, the traveler is deemed to have accepted and agreed to these terms and conditions.

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