Grand Tour Of Switzerland
A superb holiday with glorious mountain scenery, crystal blue lakes, pretty
villages splashed with colour from window boxes of bright red geraniums and
- and exhilarating ride on the spectacular bernina express glacier train.
Your itinerary day by day
Day 1: Zurich. Check in at your hotel. This evening meet your tour
director and fellow travellers.
Day 2: Regensdorf - Appenzell - Liechtenstein - St. Moritz. A
sensational drive today through some of Switzerland's most famed cantons.
First to see the old town centre of appenzell with its town hall, fine
painted wooden houses and the legendary 'Landsgemeindeplatz'. Further east
to vaduz in the minute principality of liechtenstein, then the rhine valley
before starting the ascent of the mighty julier pass. Soon you'll be in the
heart of switzerland's largest canton, the grisons, where yu'll see some of
the world's best alpine views, crystal clear blue lakes and quaint white
villages. Overnight in St. Moritz. B.
Day 3: St Moritz - The bernina express glacier train to tirano -
Lugano. Leave St. Moritz this morning via the bernina express train for one
of europe's most spectacular train rides and a wonderful way of crossing the
alps. Beginning in st. mortiz you cross the lofty bernina pass via the swiss
poschiavo area to tirano in the italian valtellina. Rejoin your coach for
the journey along the shores of charming lake como to reach the swiss border
ad the lakeside city of lugano. B,D.
Day 4: Lugano - lake Maggiore - Tasch. Morning break in Lugano with
a visit to a chocolate factory in nearby caslano. Afterwards return to italy
to savour the luminous atmosphere of lake magglore, set in almost
mediterranean scenery. Time for an optional boat trip to isola bella. Then
back into switzerland via the scenic simplon pass for overnight in tasch.
Day 5: Tasch - Zermatt - Lake Geneva - Lausanne. This morning an
included excursion by train to zermatt, the famous swiss mountain resort at
the foot of the mighty matterhorn. In the acternoon pass through the lower
rhone valley to lake geneva and on through the terraced vineyards lining its
shores before arriving in lausanne. B.
Day 6: Lausanne - Gruyere - Berne - Lake thun - Interlaken - Lake
lucerne area. To Gruyere for a stop in this once medieval stronghold. On to
switzerland's beautiful capital, berne. Included sightseeing features the
bear pit and the monumental federal palace. Then by way of the shores of
enchanting lake thun to interlaken. After a visit continue over the brunig
pass to lake lucerne for overnight. B,D.
Day 7: in Lucerne - Regensdorf. Lucerne - one of switzerland's
finest cities nestling amid snow capped alps, surrounded by a lake and
embellished by the clear mountain waters of the river reuss. Yoursightseeing
takes in the main highlights. Time at leisure to explore or alternatively
you can join an optional cable car ride to the 10,000 ft. summit of Mount
titlis. In the evening drive to Regensdorf for overnight. B.
Day 8: Zurich. Transfer to Zurich airport where your tour ends. B.
Hotels on tour
Zurich:Novotel Techno Park 4*, ST. Moritz: Sporthotel Baeren 4*, Lugano:
Cassarate lago or Acquarello 3*, zermatt area: Walliserhof at taesch or City
Rhone at visp 3*, lausanne: City lausanne or Continental 3*, lake lucerne:
Loewen at lungern 3*, or hirschen at fluelen 2*, Zurich: Novotel Techno Park
|Holiday price includes
Price and departures
- Accommodation and meals. Twin-bedded room with private facilities
plus breakfast (B) and dinner (D) as ashown in itinerary and price
- Worry fee luggage service on tour.
- Professional tour director touring by modern airconditioned
- Single share option.
|Apr 3, 10, 17, 24
|May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
|Jun 5, 12, 19, 26
|Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
|Aug 7, 14, 21, 28
|Sep 4, 11
|Sep 18, 25