9 nights / 10 days
GenevaWelcome to Switzerland!
Upon arrival at Geneva Airport, meet your coach and transfer to your hotel to check in.
Optional: Enjoy a cruise on Lake Leman. From the Â«Pierres du NitonÂ» to the Â«Pointe Ã la BiseÂ», youâ€™ll have an unparalleled view of the "Jet d'eau", the Mont-Blanc, monuments, famous villas, the UN or the parks and gardens bordering the Lake
Overnight in Geneva.
Mont BlancAfter breakfast, embark to a full day tour to Chamonix, a destination popular the world over. In the streets of this high-mountain town you'll hear languages from every corner of the globe. But the people who come to this 'summit meeting' share the same way of thinking, the same love for mountaineering, its legends and its ethics.
From the centre of Chamonix, a 20 minutes ride in the Aiguille du Midi cable car takes you to the gateway to the high Alps at a height of 3,842m. From its height of 3,777m, the Aiguille du Midi and its laid-out terraces offer a 360Â° view of all the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. A lift brings you to the summit terrace at 3,842m, where you will have a clear view of Mont Blanc.
Overnight in Geneva.
GenevaFull day excursion around the Lake Geneva, including a boat ride, visiting Lausanne and the Olympic Park, Montreux where you can visit the Chilon Castle, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant with breath-taking views of the lake. For adult groups we suggest a wine tasting as this is the area where the best Swiss wines are produced.
Overnight in Geneva.
Chocolate and cheese tasting on the way to LucerneToday, you have the chance to visit a famous chocolate and cheese factory.
Make your own way to Montreux or use the groups coach. From Montreux on, travel first class on the Chocolate Train, which will take you to the legendary Maison Cailler in Broc. Discover all of the secrets to how chocolate is made and enjoy a tasting session rich in flavour.
You will then visit the charming medieval market town of GruyÃ¨res, with the opportunity to visit its magnificent castle. Finally, the mysteries of how the town's world-famous cheese is made will be revealed at the Maison du GruyÃ¨re.
After, lunch at Maison du GruyÃ¨re.
Continue driving to Bern, enjoy a brief orientation tour to discover the unique beauty of Bernâ€™s Old Town on the UNESCO Old Town Stroll. Hear facts and anecdotes about the Swiss capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not to miss the famous clock tower.
Mt TitlisVisit Mt Titlis, free time in Lucerne to cross the Chapel Bridge and a photo stop at the Lion Monument. Enjoy a dinner cruise on Lake Lucerne
Mount Titlis: Enjoy an excursion to Mt Titlis. The excursion starts with a drive to Engelberg, from where an aerial cable car will take you to the summit of Mt. Titlis incl. Rotair (revolving cable car). Highlights include eternal snow and glacier, ice flyer/fun park/ice grotto and suspension bridge, all included weather permitting!
ZurichVisit the largest waterfall in Europe - Rhine Falls.
Continue to Zurich for lunch and a guided city tour.
After refreshing, spend the day at leisure or take the opportunity of Zurich City tour. See the shopping and business centre on Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai with its medieval Old Town, the largest church clock-face of Europe on St. Peter, the patriarchal Guild Houses, the Opera house with its famous June-Festivals, the lake (picture stop) and finally the Old Town at Fraumünster Church, where you will admire the world-famous Chagall-Windows with detailed explanations.
Overnight in Zurich.
Lugano, Furkapass â€“ Andermatt â€“ Verzasca - LuganoBoard the coach and drive via Furkapass to Andermatt.
The Furkapass was immortalised by the Aston DB5 / Ford Mustang car chase in James Bondâ€™s Goldfinger. It is one of the highest mountain passes in the Alps.
The drive is definitely worth it. Its western side is beside the famous Rhone glacier. The climb starts immediately with the hardest slopes, and a number of hairpin turns. The road is very wide and perfectly surfaced. The second part of the climb includes much more straight forward road, but it's also less steep. Donâ€™t forget your camera!Â
In Andermatt you will pass the Aurora petrol station.
On the way to the south of Switzerland, you will pass a beautiful mountain scenery.
Welcome to Ticino, the Italian speaking part of Switzerland.
In James Bond manner, drive to the Verzasca valley and the water dam where Pierce Brosnan did his famous bungy jump in Goldeneye.
Why not do the same and jump down the 220m high water dam? Perfect for all first time jumpers. If too adventurous, enjoy the valley and the view from the dam.
Overnight in Lugano.
Bernina train to ItalyAfter a night in the glamorous St. Moritz, you board the train to Tirano, Italy (donâ€™t forget your passport). One of the most spectacular ways to cross the Alps: the Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Tirano, Italy. This is not a rack railway and the train winds its way gently through splendid scenery.
One of the highlights is the panoramic journey through the UNESCO World Heritage RhB. On the highest railway across the Alps, the Bernina Express climbs up to the glistening glaciers before descending to the palms of Italy far below. This rail link between Northern and Southern Europe builds bridges between regions with different languages and cultures.
Overnight in Lugano.
LuganoSwitzerland at its best and all within a short distance: Swiss Miniatur.
Visitors can admire more than 120 models at scale of 1:25 which represents the most important buildings, monuments and transportation in Switzerland. A model railway with 18 trains runs through the park, crossing bridges and stopping by at stations. Boats are also in motion on the lakes, cable cars and funiculars go up and down the mountains.
After lunch, go up a hill called Monte Bre. The funicular rail, which has been established in 1912, makes the way up from Cassarate by Lugano to the scenic mountain above Lake Lugano. Getting up here is worthwile if just for the views.
Descend back to Lugano and spend the rest of the day shopping of enjoying the Lake Lugano. Overnight in Lugano