A 9 days tour visiting Zurich, Berne, Greiburg, Nyon, Yvoire, Geneva, Chillon Castle, Gruyere, Gstaad, Grindelwald, Meiringen, Chiasso, Lugano, Burglen, Altdorf, Lucerne, Einsiedeln, Vaduz, Feldkirch, St. Gallen, Constance, Steinam, Rhein, Rhine, Waterfalls, Zurich, Rapperswill, Zurich.
DAY 01 MON. Zurich.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.
Welcome to Europe!!! On arrival at the airport we shall be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. You can enjoy free time until your tour starts, information about the meeting place and start time can be found on the information boards in the hotel reception area.
DAY 02 TUE. Zurich- Berne- Greiburg- NyonYvoire- Geneva.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Berne. Boat to cross Leman lake. Dinnerincluded.
We leave for BERNE, the capital of the country and one of the most beautiful historic cities in Switzerland. We go to the Garden of Roses for review of the city from its viewpoint. Free time for a stroll and lunch. In the afternoon we leave for French-speaking Switzerland, stopping in FREIBURG, a beautiful bilingual city. After this we go on to Lake Leman, where we stop in NYON, a little Roman city on the shores of the lake. From here we take a boat to cross Lake Leman to France. Arrival in YVOIRE, a beautiful mediaeval village on the shores of the lake with its fortified gates, its castle and its streets full of flowers. GENEVA – Arrival at the end of the day. Normally our hotel is located in the French area of the metropolis. Dinner included.
DAY 03 WED. Geneva- Chillon castle – Gruyere – Gstaad.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Geneva, Vineyards Landscapes, entrance to Chillon Castle, Visit to Cailler chocolate factory.
After breakfast, we include a panoramic tour with a local guide in Geneva, a city by Lake Leman that houses the European headquarters of the International Labour Organisation, of the Red Cross and of numerous other international bodies. After this, we will go on to CHILLON CASTLE, built in the waters of the lake. Entrance included to this fantastic mediaeval castle. We go on to the picturesque walled village of GRUYERE, known worldwide for its cheese. Very nearby there are some of the main chocolate manufacturers in Switzerland (NESTLE amongst them), we will visit the Cailler chocolate factory, tasting included! Continuation along little roads amidst bucolic mountain countryside and through very picturesque wooden villages. Arrival in GSTAAD a pretty little village with its wooden houses.
DAY 04 THU. Gstaad – Grindelwald – Meiringen – Chiasso.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Mountain scenery, Cable car in Grindelwald and walk along a path in the Alps. Lunch included. Entrance to Aareschlucht Gorge.
Today´s journey has fascinating mountain scenery. We passed Interlaken and we outline its beautiful lake. Arrival to GRINDELWALD where we will have time for a coffee before taking the cable car (ticket included) up to Grindelwald First. We will walk along the path (30 minutes) in which we shall be able to take the ¨footbridge over the empty¨ among the fantastic scenery enjoying glaciers around us. Lunch included (vegetarian option available). After that we continue to MERINGEN and the spectacular AARESSCHLUCHT Gorge (entrance included). Then we enter the region of Switzerland where the official language is Italian. Accommodation in CHIASSO, a Swiss city on the Italian border.
DAY 05 FRI. Chiasso – Lugano – Burglen – Altdorf – Lucerne.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Beautiful landscapes with mountains and lakes. Knowing Lugano and Lucerne. Visit the village that was made famous through William Tell.
We will know LUGANO the cosmopolitan capital of the Italian Switzerland with its beautiful lake. Time to stroll. We continue on the highway, we crossed St. Gotthard Pass. We stop in BURGLEN, the tiny village where William Tell was born, we shall see the chapel of the XVI century with paintings illustrating his life. If you want, you can also visit the museum of William Tell. In the neighbouring city of ALTDORF we can also find traces of his history. Continue to LUCERNE, free time to explore this beautiful city by the lake that bears its name.
DAY 06 SAT. Lucerne – Einsiedeln – Vaduz – Feld- kirch.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Baroque Abbey. Heidi’s Village. Journey through beautiful landscapes.
We leave Lucerne driving along the Four Cantons Lake towards EINSIEDELN, its immense baroque abbey is the most important pilgrimage centre in Switzerland. After that we continue towards the East of Switzerland. MAIENFELD is the village which inspired Heidi’s story. A walk in its historic centre after which we will be visiting Heidi’s House (Ticket not included. Entry to the facility is free), a picturesque place with beautiful landscapes that we will reach through a pedestrian path. Then we enter into the independent country of Liechtenstein, and its capital city VADUZ with its impressive castle. Time to stroll and have lunch. Subsequently, we go to the neighbour city of FELDKIRCH, in Austria, located next to the borders of Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany: charming walled city with a genuine historic city centre and a castle. Free time.
DAY 07 SUN. Feldkirch – St. Gallen – Constance – Stein am Rhein – Rhine Waterfalls – Zurich.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Constanza Lake. Botanic Gardens. Rhein Waterfalls. Fantastic scenery.
We start our day heading to ST. GALLEN, whose centre is part of the World Heritage List by UNESCO with a wonderful cathedral and its historic centre. Afterwards we will continue by Constance Lake, between Germany and Switzerland. We will have time for a walk at Constance’s centre before visiting MAINAU Island (access by pedestrian bridge) with its stunning botanic garden (entry included). Then, again in Switzerland, we will take a stroll in STEIN AM RHEIN, a typical village on the Rhine River with precious houses with painted walls. We will also visit Rhine Waterfalls (entry included), the waterfalls with the most abundant flow in Europe. Arrival in ZURICH at the end of the day.
DAY 08 MON. Zurich- Rapperswill- Zurich.-
TODAY’S HIGHTLIGHT: Zurich. Cruise on the Lake Zurich. Train.
With our guide, we will make a tour of ZURICH, the most populated city of Switzerland, and the country’s financial and cultural capital. The city of the banks has twice been declared the city with the best quality of life in the world. After this, we will include a cruise of almost two hours on Lake Zürich. The boat makes brief stops to allow us to see the villages on the way. We get off in RAPPERSWILL, a picturesque little village overlooked by its mediaeval castle. We go back to Zurich by train and appreciate the efficiency and punctuality of the Swiss railways. Note: Depending on the number of travellers, on this stage, the transfers to the centre and from the station may be made on public transport.
DAY 09 TUE. Zurich.-
After breakfast, end of our services.
- Travel by bus with English speaking guide.
- Basic travel insurance.
- Hotels according to the itinerary.
- Breakfast buffet.
- Arrival transfer
- Boat: Leman lake
- City tour in: Geneva
- Ticket admission: Chillon castle, Cailler chocolate factory, Aareslucht Gorges
- Funicular: Cable Car to Grindelwald
- 2 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Geneva, Grindelwald
- Ticket admission: Botanic garden in Mainau, Rhine Waterfalls
- Boat: Zurich Lake
- Train: Rapperswill – Zurich.
- May.22: 09, 23
- Jun.22: 06, 20
- Jul.22: 04, 18
- Aug.22: 01, 15, 29
- Sep.22: 12, 26
- Oct.22: 10, 24
- Nov.22: 07
PRICES PER PERSON
SEASON DBL SINGL
High S. $1.592 $2.129
Mid S. $1.592 $2.129
Low S. $1.592 $2.129
- It is a general policy in the hotels that may request a deposit of money on arrival at each of the hotels where you will be staying. This deposit is charged at the time of check in and is refunded upon departure if you did not make any expenses at the hotel.
- The space in the holds of the coaches and in the train wagons is limited and this determines the maximum amount of luggage authorized per passenger on our circuits: one suitcase per person and one handbag. Carrying more luggage than allowed can be checked in at destination.