Grand Tour of Switzerland - 2023

Grand Tour of Switzerland - 2023

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Grand Tour of Switzerland - 2023

10 Days Starting and ending in Zürich, Switzerland

Visiting:

Zürich

,

Appenzell District

,

Liechtenstein

,

Saint Moritz

,

Bernina Express

,

Tirano

,

Lugano

,

Lake Maggiore

,

Täsch

,

Zermatt

,

Lausanne

,

Gruyères

,

Bern

,

Interlaken

,

Lucerne

Tour operator:

Cosmos

Physical rating:

Steady pace

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

6020-2023

Age range:

5-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

From:
$2139

$1808 (USD)

Operator discount: $240

EXTRA tourhub discount: $90

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Tour Overview

With its unspoiled scenery, majestic peaks, fascinating old towns, sparkling lakes, rich history, and cities with a cosmopolitan flair, Switzerland is the perfect vacation offering something for everyone. On this Switzerland tour, you’ll experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities with overnights in Zurich, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, the Lausanne area, and Lucerne. Switzerland is famous for its stunning sceneries. Enjoy a panoramic drive through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. Witness quaint villages, finely carved chalets, green pastures, beautiful forests, magnificent mountain peaks, and rolling, green hills on your way to St. Moritz, one of the world's most famous winter resorts. Switch mode of transportation in Täsch, where you’ll board a mountain train to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the famous Matterhorn. If you desire to see lakes, you'll enjoy Lake Maggiore, Italy’s second-largest lake; stunning Lake Geneva; Lake Lugano, the popular region enjoying a subtropical climate; Interlaken, situated between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz; and Lake Lucerne, situated in the shadows of the snow-capped Alps. One highlight of this Switzerland tour is the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the “red train”, the highest railway across the Alps, you’ll witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery, and you’ll travel through tunnels and over bridges that are engineering masterpieces! Enjoy a visit to a local cheese factory in Gruyères, a picturesque medieval town that has been unaffected with the passage of time. You’ll also spend time in Switzerland’s capital, Berne, and storybook Lucerne. From stunning scenery and vibrant cities to its special experiences, this Switzerland tour is sure to delight. So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing vacation!

Highlights

  • A sensational drive today takes you through some of Switzerland’s most renowned cantons.

  • Enjoy a whole day to explore this scenic Engadin valley resort.

  • Discover the highlights of charming, subtropical Lugano before traveling to Lake Maggiore, Italy’s second-largest lake.

  • Discover the wonders of Lucerne, a city straight out of a storybook.

Places You'll See

Novotel Zurich City-West

Hotel Baeren

Ibis Lugano

Hotel Walliserhof

Alpine Hotel Perren

Ibis Styles Luzerne City

Ibis Lausanne Crissier

Züri by Fassbind

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Arrive In Zurich, Switzerland
Location:

  Zürich


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Novotel Zurich City - West (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Dinner


Check into your hotel in Zurich and start exploring with the assistance of your CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

icon Day 2 : Zurich–Appenzell–Liechtenstein–St. Moritz
Location:

  Appenzell District, Liechtenstein, Saint Moritz


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


A sensational drive today takes you through some of Switzerland’s most renowned cantons. Stop in Appenzell to see the Old Town with its 16th-century Town Hall. Continue to the minute Principality of Liechtenstein for a visit of its tiny capital, Vaduz. Pass through scenic “Heidiland” and into the Rhine Valley before ascending mighty Julier Pass. Soon, you’ll be in the heart of Switzerland’s largest canton, the Grisons, where you’ll marvel at some of the world’s best alpine views. Spend the next two nights in glamorous St. Moritz, host of two Winter Olympic Games (1928 and 1948) and the premier winter retreat of European royalty, celebrities, and the international jet set for more than a century.Today’s Distance: 177 mi/ 285 km

icon Day 3 : At Leisure In St. Moritz
Location:

  Saint Moritz


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Enjoy a whole day to explore this scenic Engadin valley resort. Renowned for its stunning forest, lake, and mountain setting and an average of 322 days of sunshine per year, St. Moritz is comprised of two villages separated by a mile of lake shore—St. Moritz Dorf and St. Moritz Bad. Extending up the slope from the lake, terraced Dorf is a tapestry of grand hotels, upscale boutiques, and traditional Engadin architecture, characterized by arched wooden doors, small deep-set windows, and artistically etched facades. Neighboring Bad is known for its ice rink, mineral and mud baths, and lakeside promenade.

icon Day 4 : St. Moritz–Bernina Express Train To Tirano, Italy–Lugano, Switzerland
Location:

  Bernina Express, Tirano, Lugano


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ibis Lugano (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Experience one of Europe’s most spectacular train rides, the Bernina Express. Board the train in St. Moritz, and travel across the lofty Bernina Pass via the Swiss Poschiavo area to Tirano in the Italian Valtellina. Here, rejoin your coach and journey to the shores of sparkling Lake Lugano.Today’s Distance: 112 mi/ 180 km

icon Day 5 : Lugano–Lake Maggiore, Italy–Täsch, Switzerland–Zermatt
Location:

  Lugano, Lake Maggiore, Täsch, Zermatt


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Perren (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Discover the highlights of charming, subtropical Lugano before traveling to Lake Maggiore, Italy’s second-largest lake. Consider joining the optional boat trip to visit to the garden island of Isola Bella with its splendid 17th-century palazzo (palace). Return to Switzerland via picturesque Simplon Pass and hop aboard a train in Täsch for the only connection to car-free Zermatt, a resort surrounded by Switzerland’s highest mountains—including the celebrated Matterhorn.Today’s Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km

icon Day 6 : Zermatt–Lausanne Area
Location:

  Zermatt, Lausanne


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Novotel Lausanne Bussigny (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Time to stroll through town and maybe take a break to sample the local fare, like raclette (melted Swiss cheese), fondue, or hand-made chocolate. Perhaps shop for an authentic Swiss watch or Swiss Army knife. Then, take the train back to Täsch, where you will rejoin the coach and continue your journey through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley to crescent-shaped Lake Geneva, one of Europe’s largest lakes.Today’s Distance: 112 mi/ 180 km

icon Day 7 : Lausanne Area
Location:

  Lausanne


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Novotel Lausanne Bussigny (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Spend either a whole day at leisure exploring Lausanne and its environs, or join an optional excursion to charming Geneva with its cobblestoned Old Town and the Palais des Nations, European headquarters of the United Nations.

icon Day 8 : Lausanne Area–Gruyères–Berne–Interlaken–Lucerne
Location:

  Lausanne, Gruyères, Bern, Interlaken, Lucerne


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ibis Styles Luzerne City (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


The first stop today is in picturesque Gruyères to visit a local cheese factory. Then, on to Berne, Switzerland’s charming 12th-century capital. The Old Town is a showcase of medieval architecture, arcaded shops, artistic fountains, and the landmark Zytglogge (clock tower), an ornate animated astronomical clock built in 1530. Travel on, skirting the shores of Lake Thun, and stop in the renowned resort of Interlaken for a visit before crossing Brünig Pass to Lucerne.Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km

icon Day 9 : Lucerne–Zurich
Location:

  Lucerne, Zürich


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Zuri by Fassbind (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Discover the wonders of Lucerne, a city straight out of a storybook. Situated on Lake Lucerne beneath the snowcapped Alps, Lucerne highlights include cobblestone streets lined with frescoed homes, the world-famous Chapel bridge, and the poignant Lion monument. Perhaps choose from a wonderful selection of optional activities—the most popular is an excursion to mount Stanserhorn. Return to Zurich for an overnight.Today’s Distance: 62 mi/ 100 km

icon Day 10 : Zurich
Location:

  Zürich


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Meals

    9 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 4 dinners

  • Accommodation

    It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Fully Guided

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Check out our Q&As

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are flights included in this tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes

Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

Yes

Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

Yes

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1961

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Cosmos is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and to reducing dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavor, we have implemented policies to support this mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations.

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    All guests are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for travel through February, 2023. Beginning March 1, 2023, while we highly recommend vaccination, we will no longer require it. We ask all guests to comply with airline and destination requirements, which still may apply. To check your destination requirements for your travel dates, view the Latest Travel & Health Restrictions for Travel.

Dates & Availability

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Saturday

May 20, 2023

Monday

May 29, 2023
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  • Low Deposit

    Cosmos requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of cosmos charges.

    Up to 65 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 7 days before tour starts: 50% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

Grand Tour of Switzerland - 2023

10 Days Starting and ending in Zürich, Switzerland

Visiting:

Zürich

,

Appenzell District

,

Liechtenstein

,

Saint Moritz

,

Bernina Express

,

Tirano

,

Lugano

,

Lake Maggiore

,

Täsch

,

Zermatt

,

Lausanne

,

Gruyères

,

Bern

,

Interlaken

,

Lucerne

Tour operator:

Cosmos

Physical rating:

Steady pace

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

6020-2023

Age range:

5-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

From:
$2139

$1808 (USD)

Operator discount: $240

EXTRA tourhub discount: $90

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"Loved visiting the Damrak and the iconic flower market! Nice to see so many beautiful flowers in one place! "

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

United States

What do you love most about Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area?

"The Columbia River Gorge has one of the best concentrations of waterfall hikes with over 90 waterfalls in the area waiting to be explored!"

Favourite time of year to visit Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

"Late spring or early autumn! Both provide good weather conditions, a chance to see new blooms or fall foliage & minimised crowds."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get lost in nature!"

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Wear layers & always bring a jacket. The Gorge is known to have big wind gusts, especially in the late fall, winter, and early Spring. Best to be prepared with a jacket or layers."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"The historic Vista House at Crown Point is an excellent starting point for your drive on HWY 30. Climb to the top for the best views of the Columbia River."

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