Grand Tour of Switzerland

Grand Tour of Switzerland

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Grand Tour of Switzerland

10 Days Starting and ending in Zürich, Switzerland

Visiting: Zürich, Appenzell, Liechtenstein, Saint Moritz, Tirano, Lugano, Lake Maggiore, Zermatt, Lausanne, Gruyères, Bern, Interlaken, Lucerne, Europe

Tour operator:

Cosmos

Tour code:

6020-2025

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

25 - 43

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
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$2428
$2240 (USD) Operator discount: -$125 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$63
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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 or Täsch, 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 train from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Riding on the highest railway across the Alps, witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery, and 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. Spend time in Switzerland’s capital, Berne, and storybook Lucerne. From stunning scenery and vibrant cities to special experiences, this Switzerland tour is sure to delight. So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing vacation!

Highlights

  • 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

  • Board a mountain train to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the famous Matterhorn

  • Enjoy a visit to a local cheese factory in Gruyères, a picturesque medieval town that has been unaffected with the passage of time

Places You'll See

Ibis Zurich City West

Hotel Baeren

Ibis Lugano

Alpine Hotel Perren

Hotel Taescherhof

Ibis Lausanne Crissier

Ibis Styles Luzerne City

Züri By Fassbind

Ibis Zurich City West

Hotel Baeren

Ibis Lugano

Alpine Hotel Perren

Hotel Taescherhof

Ibis Lausanne Crissier

Ibis Styles Luzerne City

Züri By Fassbind

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive In Zurich,Switzerland
Location: Zürich
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Ibis Zurich City West
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 travel companions.

Day 2: Zurich,Appenzell,Liechtenstein,St. Moritz
Location: Zürich, Appenzell, Liechtenstein, Saint Moritz
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Baeren
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

Day 3: At Leisure In St. Moritz
Location: Saint Moritz
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Baeren
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a 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. The nearby town of Bad is known for its ice rink, mineral and mud baths, and lakeside promenade.

Day 4: St. Moritz,Bernina Express Train To Tirano,Italy,Lugano,Switzerland
Location: Saint Moritz, Tirano, Lugano
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Ibis Lugano
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 by coach: 112 mi/ 180 km

Day 5: Lugano,Lake Maggiore,Italy,Zermatt Area,Switzerland
Location: Lugano, Lake Maggiore, Zermatt
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Alpine Hotel Perren
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 to your overnight destination, a resort surrounded by Switzerland’s highest mountains—including the celebrated Matterhorn.
Today’s Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km

Day 6: Zermatt Area,Lausanne Area
Location: Zermatt, Lausanne
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Ibis Lausanne Crissier
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Time to stroll through car-free Zermatt, connected to Täsch with an alpine train. 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, rejoin the coach in Täsch 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

Day 7: Lausanne Area
Location: Lausanne
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Ibis Lausanne Crissier
Meals Included: Breakfast

Spend either a 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.

Day 8: Lausanne Area,Gruyères,Berne,Interlaken,Lucerne
Location: Lausanne, Gruyères, Bern, Interlaken, Lucerne
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Ibis Styles Luzerne City
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

Day 9: Lucerne,Zurich
Location: Lucerne, Zürich
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Ibis Zurich City West
Meals Included: Breakfast

Discover the wonders of Lucerne, a city straight out of a storybook. Situated on Lake Lucerne beneath the snow-capped 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

Day 10: Zurich
Location: Zürich
Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

  • Transport

    Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

  • International Travel

Meals

Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners

UNESCO Sites

Lavaux (Vineyard Terraces)|Old City of Berne|Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes

Accommodation

Ibis Zurich City West



This 155-room hotel is located in a trendy part of the city with convenient access to both the International airport and the train station, the ideal position from which to start or end a tour. All of the air-conditioned guest rooms come with Free Wi-Fi access. A daily breakfast is served and culinary delights can be enjoyed in the I-Bite bar or whilst relaxing on the sun terrace of the outdoor courtyard.





Hotel Baeren



The Bären Hotel is a 3-star hotel in St. Moritz with 60 rooms.





Ibis Lugano



Opening in July 2012, this 2-star hotel is situated in Lugano-Paradiso, not far from the town's historic center, sophisticated shops and conference center. Open year round, the ibis hotel is an ideal base for business trips, relaxing vacations and restful weekends. The hotel boasts modern and elegant soundproofed rooms offering maximum comfort, as well a bar and breakfast room. Free WIFI access.





Alpine Hotel Perren



Hotel Perren is very central located in Zermatt, you reach the main street and every valley station in about 7 minutes walk, you will find the bus stop 50 meters from the hotel. The friendly team at Hotel Perren in Zermatt is looking forward to your visit.





Hotel Taescherhof







Ibis Lausanne Crissier



This modern property is situated in a lively business district on the northwestern outskirts of Lausanne and has an all-day bar serving snacks and drinks with fresh dishes served in the restaurant. Warm, modern and comfortable guest rooms offer a cozy bed and a functional bathroom.





Ibis Styles Luzerne City



The hotel is located in the historic center of the city of Lucerne, The Rigi, Pliatus and Titlis mountains are perfect for day trips. The hotel boasts a restaurant as well as seminar rooms.





Zuri by Fassbind



Hotel Zuri was completely reconstructed in 2017 by the famous architects Gigon & Guyer who shaped the skyline of the new Zuri West district. All 167 rooms offer a modern design with a unique "Zurich touch" and there is a restaurant, a bar and fitness centre with a sauna. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel and a business corner with a printer is featured in the lobby.

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  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

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

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 43 people

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    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.

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Mrs Susan Hyland  

We have just returned from a Cosmos…

28-Sep-2022

We have just returned from a Cosmos tour- Gourmet Tuscany. We stayed in Montecatini Terme and traveled from there to many wonderful places, in towns and the fabulous Tuscan countryside. We visit Vineyards for wine tastings, farms for cooking lessons and lunches and dinners in authentic Italian restaurants. All assisted by a friendly, informative tour director. First class holiday

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Rick  

Excellent in every respect

08-Dec-2022

I recently did a 2-week "best of Italy" tour with this company. Our guide, Daniella, was fantastic, the itinerary was excellent and they catered for my rather difficult dietary requirements really well. Really happy and will certainly book with them again

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John Lomanno  

A wonderrful experience

09-Nov-2022

WE saw so much. The tour director Mladin was very knowledgeable and made the experience so enjoyable. The bus driver Paul was so nice and helpful. A couple of the hotels had no refrigerators to keep the water cold. We had to carry our own luggage to and from the rooms. There should have been porters to help us. Over all we had a great time.

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Bruce  

Old South &Florida tour

27-Oct-2022

Great organisation, tour guide(Kris) and driver(Tony) who went extra mile and good group of people from all over world. The hotels were excellent in New Orleans and Nashville and very good in other cities. The itinerary was well thought out with visits to Gracelands and Grande ole Oprey topping the bill. We added 3extra nights in New Orleans (giving us 6nights) which was absolutely fab and would advise anyone doing this tour that they consider some extra nights to see and do as much as you can

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Francine Ramos  

The tour director expertise and…

18-Dec-2022

The tour director expertise and personality made the trip all the more pleasant. No stress. The local guides as well added to the beauty of this trip. They were knowledgeable and personable. I also have to mention the travelers (the group of 21). The people were friendly an accommodating. This is my third trip with this tour company and I will continue to travel with this company due to excellent planning and customer service. Thank you

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  • Cancellation Policy

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

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

    At 64 days before tour starts: Forfeit 20% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

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

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

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