Geneva – Lucerne – Lugano - Zurich
This package includes
- 9 Nights’ Accommodation with Breakfast.
- Half day guided city tour of Geneva.
- Half day guided city tour of Zurich.
- Aiguille du Midi Cable Car.
- Lake Geneva Cruise.
- Chillon Castle.
- Chocolate train.
- Maison Cailler Chocolate Factory.
- Maison de Gruyere.
- Mt Titlis Cable Car.
- Lake Lucerne Cruise.
- Bernina Express (subject to seat availability and rates)
- Swiss Miniature
- All internal transfers and sightseeing by private AC coach.
9 Nights / Breakfasts
Day 1 - Geneva
Welcome to Switzerland! Upon arrival at Geneva Airport, meet your coach and transfer to your hotel to check in. In the afternoon meet your guide for a half day city tour of Geneva. Enjoy a cruise on Lake Geneva. While cruising you’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 around Geneva.
Day 2 - Geneva - Mont Blanc - Geneva
After breakfast, embark on a full day tour to Chamonix, a destination popular the world over. From the centre of Chamonix, a 20 minutes ride in the Aiguille du Midi cable car takes you to a height of 3,842 m above sea level. From its height of 3,777m, the Aiguille du Midi and its laid-out terraces offer a 360° 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 around Geneva. (B)
Day 3 - Geneva - Lausanne
Full day excursion around Lake Geneva, firstly visiting Lausanne and the Olympic Park, given Lausanne is home to the International Olympic Committee headquarters. Then it’s on to Montreux where you will visit the famous Chillon Castle, 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 Lausanne. (B)
Day 4 - Lausanne - Lucerne
Today, you have the chance to visit a famous chocolate and cheese factory. Continue to Montreux and 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 Gruyères, 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 Gruyère. After lunch at Maison du Gruyère. Continue driving to Bern, enjoy a brief orientation tour to discover the unique beauty of Bern’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. Overnight at hotel in Lucerne (B, L)
Day 5 - Engelberg - Mt Titlis
After breakfast departure towards Engelberg. Enjoy an excursion to Mt Titlis, the 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! After lunch head towards Lucerne and visit the lovely Chapel Bridge, the Jesuit Church, the famous Lion Monument, finishing with a panoramic evening cruise on Lake Lucerne. Overnight around Engelberg. (B, L)
Day 6 - Engelberg - St. Moritz
Board the coach and drive to Andermatt via Furkapass. The Furkapass was immortalised by the Aston DB5 / Ford Mustang car chase in James Bond’s Goldfinger. It is one of the highest mountain passes in the Alps. The drive is breath-taking. Pass through Andermatt and head to the south of Switzerland and the exquisite scenery of snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear lakes. Welcome to Ticino, located in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. In James Bond-style, drive to the Verzasca valley and the water dam where Pierce Brosnan did his famous bungee jump in Golden Eye. Enjoy the valley and the view from the dam. Overnight in St Moritz. (B)
Day 7 - St. Moritz - Lugano
Board the coach and drive via Furkapass to Andermatt. The Furkapass was immortalised by the Aston DB5 / Ford Mustang car chase in James Bond’s Goldfinger. It is one of the highest mountain passes in the Alps. The drive is breathtaking . Pass through Andermatt and head to the south of Switzerland and the exquisite scenery of snow - capped mountains and crystal-clear lakes. 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 bungee jump in Golden Eye. 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 (B)
Day 8 - Lugano Region
After breakfast depart for a fun packed day: - Switzerland at its best and all within a short distance: Swiss Miniature. Visitors can admire more than 120 models at a 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 the funicular will take you to Monte Bre. The Funicular makes the way up from Cassarate by Lugano to the scenic mountain above Lake Lugano. Descend back to Lugano and spend the rest of the day shopping of enjoying Lake Lugano. Overnight in Lugano. (B)
Day 9 - Lugano - Zurich
After breakfast, depart the hotel to visit the largest waterfall in Europe, Rhine Falls, continue to Zurich for a city orientation 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 Frauenmünster Church. Overnight around Zurich. (B)
Day 10 - departure
After breakfast take your private transfer to Zurich airport for your return flight home.