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Swiss Grand Alpine Tour
with Glacier Express

2017 prices are in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

Destination: Zurich » Lucerne » Mt. Titlis » Interlaken » Berne » Gruyeres » Geneva » Montreux » Zermatt » Glacier Express Train
» St. Moritz » Principality of Liechtenstein » Zurich

Experience the charming cities and towns of Switzerland with this unique coach tour which takes you through the heart of Switzerland and on the Glacier Express.


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Itinerary

Day 1 | Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken

Depart Zurich at 8.30 a.m. A short drive takes us to the city of Lucerne where we visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge. Time at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. At noon we proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis brings you up into the high alpine region with its glaciers and eternal ice. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s innovative revolving “ROTAIR” gondola. (Take a warm sweater along.) In the afternoon we cross Brunig Pass to the Bernese Oberland and reach the village Brienz, where we will see woodcarvers at work. We continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first class hotel.


Day 2| Interlaken – Berne – Gruyères – Geneva

Depart Interlaken in the morning and drive along beautiful Lake of Thun to the Swiss capital, Berne. The city is attractively set on a steep-sided curve of the River Aare and backed by the majestic Alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A drive south takes us to the scenic dairy farmlands, to Gruyères. A beautiful hilltop town, preserved against time, which could be the magical setting for fairytales with its impressive, medieval castle. An informative visit to a factory of delicious milk product is a further highlight of our day. We continue our drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first class hotel.


Day 3 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt

Start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. We will show you the beautiful parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning we leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. We pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. In the afternoon we proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch we will board a cogwheel train that takes us to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at first class hotel.


Day 4 | Zermatt

Full day at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. Dinner and overnight at first class hotel.


Day 5 | (unescorted) Zermatt – Glacier Express Train – St. Moritz

Today you will travel on the legendary “Glacier Express Train”. You board the train in Zermatt in the morning and a magnificent traveling day is ahead of you. Seated in a comfortable 2nd class compartment, you will pass by breathtaking mountain scenery, snow-covered peaks, meadows with wild flowers and tiny old villages. In the late afternoon you will arrive at the world renowned mountain resort of St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight at first class hotel.


Day 6 | St. Moritz – Principality of Liechtenstein – Zurich

Depart St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos. In the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for lunch and for sightseeing. This tiny country with the mighty castle, which is the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the afternoon we will return to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its picturesque farmhouses. Arrival in Zurich at approx. 5p.m.

As the tour ends late in the day, consider prebooking a night in Zurich or other arrangements.

 

Price includes:

  • First-class hotels*, in rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast daily and dinners on days indicated
  • Touring in deluxe air-conditioned coaches
  • Glacier Express 2nd class rail - supplement available for upgrade to 1st class rail
  • Services of a multilingual tour director
  • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Service charges and taxes

Geneva-Carouge:
Hotel Ramada Encore 3-Star +


Trip Map:

Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with the Glacier Express
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Dates and Rates

Prices starting from, per person.

Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with Glacier Express ZGL6Z Adult Senior 60+
Twin Single Twin Single
Zurich - Zurich 3060 3425 2992 3357
Upgrade to 1st-class Rail 3281 3646 3213 3578
Departs Zurich, every Monday 24 April - 09 Oct 2017
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