Best of Switzerland - Leisure Holidays

Best of Switzerland Switzerland

From RM10,543 / per person for 8 nights
Get a slice of Switzerland on this breathtaking trip, guiding you seamlessly through mountainous landscapes, serene lakes and picturesque towns.

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Summary

Switzerland's indigo lakes and imposing Alpine backdrop seem to go on forever as you explore sophisticated cities, an ancient castle and the shores of Montreux. Enjoy the rugged beauty of the Alps in Zermatt cross Lucerne's Chapel Bridge, and traverse the picturesque Italian countryside, boarding a train from Tirano to St. Moritz for equally spectacular views.


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Transfer

At the start of the trip, the Radisson Blu hotel is located at Zurich Airport for convinience, so guest can make their own way to the hotel from the airport terminal.

Return transfers will arrive at Zurich Airport on the last travel day at 8am from Lucerne.

Accommodation

Day 1: Hotel Radisson Blu

Day 2: Hotel Eurotel Riviera

Day 3 & 4: Hotel Mirabeau Alpine Residence/ Ambassador

Day 5: Hotel Simplon/ Grand Dino

Day 6: Hotel Reine Victoria

Day 7 & 8: Hotel Grand Europe

Day 9: Check-out 

Sightseeing

Day 1: Arrive Zurich
Welcome to the sophisticated Swiss city of Zurich - a flawless blend of fascinating heritage and modern spirit which you will have an opportunity to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and orientation in this beautiful lakeside setting.


Day 2: Zurich - Berne - Chillon - Lake Geneva (Montreux)
We leave the bright lights of Zurich behind and stop in Berne with its charming Old Town, admiring its cobblestone 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, we visit the island castle of 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.


Day 3: Lake Geneva (Montreux) - Zermatt (2 Nights)
Enjoy a full morning to explore Montreux at your leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience to cruise Lake Geneva, including a visit to the Charlie Chaplin museum in his former estate, Manoir de Ban. Our next stop is the 15th century vineyards of Cave Champ de Clos for an unforgettable Be My Guest lunch in charming Chexbres. Continue your journey to the resort town of Zermatt, set against the backdrop of the imposing snow-capped Matterhorn, where we'll stay the next two nights.


Day 4: Zermatt
Spend the day soaking up the crisp mountain air and panoramic alpine vistas. You have a full day at leisure to explore the town on your terms, or simply relax in beautiful surrounds. Consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views or explore the heritage of what was once a remote mountain village.


Day 5: Zermatt - Baveno
Departing Switzerland, we travel to the lakeside town of Baveno on Italy's picturesque Lake Maggiore. Spend the rest of the day soaking up the laidback lakeside atmosphere or consider joining an Optional Experience to Isola Bella, one of the lake's Borromean islands, with its palazzo and exquisite gardens.


Day 6: Baveno - St. Moritz
We travel through the scenic Italian countryside, crossing the Swiss border into the scenic Upper Engadine Valley. We stop in the fortified town of Tirano where we will board our train and wind our way through spectacular alpine landscapes en route to the chic resort town of St. Moritz. This evening we dine at our hotel.


Day 7: St. Moritz - Lucerne Orientation & Free Time (2 Nights)
Meandering through lush green landscapes, past Lake Zurich, we arrive in the fairy-tale lakeside city of Lucerne, surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending King Louis XVI at the Lion Monument and cross the iconic wooden Chapel Bridge before meandering through the city's cobblestone streets lined with colourful façades. Consider joining a cruise on the tranquil lake waters and then ride the world's first Cabrio cable car to the top of Mount Stanserhorn.


Day 8: Brienz & Interlaken Excursion
We travel to Interlaken at the heart of Switzerland, which lies in the shadows of the Jungfrau Mountain, stopping in the village of Brienz for a Cultural Insight into the centuries-old tradition of wood carving for which this village is so famous. Spend some time at leisure 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.


Day 9: Lucerne - Depart Zurich
As our journey through the Best of Switzerland comes to an end, we bid our newfound friends a fond farewell. Transfers are available to Zurich airport. Conditions apply.

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

On-Trip Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach

Meals

12 Meals as per itinerary - 8 buffet breakfast, 1 lunch (Be My Guest) & 3 dinners

Local Specialist

Local specialist to bring locations alive

Travel Director

An expert Travel Director & separate driver

Charges & Taxes

All baggage handling, hotel charges & local taxes

Connect with Locals

Explore centuries of wine tradition at the 15th-century vineyards of Cave Champ de Clos during an unforgettable Be My Guest lunch in charming Chexbres. (Day 3)

Stays with Stories

Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas at the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, where warm Swiss hospitality and a grand past spanning over a century. (Day 7)

Dive into Culture

Explore the wood-carving heritage of Switzerland's picture-perfect lakeside town of Brienz. (Day 8)

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

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