Glorious Switzerland - Classic Group

Glorious Switzerland - Classic Group

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Glorious Switzerland - Classic Group

8 Days Starting in Geneva and ending in Zurich

Visiting: Geneva, Montreux, Chillon Castle, Zermatt, Lake Maggiore, Baveno, Saint Moritz, Vaduz, Lucerne, Stanserhorn, Zürich

Tour operator:

Insight Vacations

Tour code:

E965ZN20

Physical rating:

Leisurely

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Tour Overview

Take a once in a lifetime trip across Switzerland, dipping fresh fruit in Swiss chocolate fondue in Geneva, breathing in the Alpine air of Zermatt and relaxing in luxury—at lakeside Lucerne. In the shadow of the mighty Mount Matterhorn, the car free ski resort of Zermatt is a wonder to behold, bettered only by the chic fashionista surrounds of St. Moritz in the Grison Alps. In Lucerne, explore nearby Stanserhorn with the Insight Choice between meeting a Swiss Ranger to learn about the local flora and fauna, or take a stroll through the magnificent surrounds of Marmott Park. A Celebration Dinner in Lucerne at the foot of Mount Stanserhorn offers glorious views over Lake Lucerne from restaurant Seeblick and draws the sojourn across Switzerland to a close.

Highlights

  • 4 Dinner with Wine (DW)

  • 7 Breakfast (B)

  • : Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.

  • : Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • : We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.

  • : From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.

  • : Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

  • : If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

  • Geneva: What better way to start your Swiss journey than with a typical meal including cheese fondue.

  • Zermatt: Choose between fine local restaurants.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Geneva, City Of Gardens
Location: Geneva
Accommodation: Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva.
Meals Included: Dinner with Wine

Prepare yourself for the majesty of Switzerland's snow-capped mountains, glaciers, sparkling lakes, flower-filled meadows and rich, green valleys. Meet your Travel Director and travel companions for a short stroll to your Welcome Dinner. The evening is full of Swiss delight, as you enjoy the cozy decor while being served typical Swiss specialties including cheese fondue. Return to your immaculate boutique hotel, the award-winning Hotel d'Angleterre. Enjoy British charm and the finest Swiss hospitality, with each room individually designed to reflect its elegant style.

Day 2: Montreux, Chillon And The Matterhorn Village Of Zermatt
Location: Geneva, Montreux, Chillon Castle, Zermatt
Accommodation: Resort Hotel Alex, Zermatt., Walliserhof Grand-Hotel & Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Start your day with highlights of Geneva, the City of Gardens. See the Jet d’Eau and Floral Clock. Then relax and enjoy the enchanting scenery as we continue to the charming town of Montreux. Situated at the foot of the Alps and boasting beautiful lakeside walks, enjoy free time to explore this pretty town. On the western bay of Lake Geneva, join Maud, head of collections at Chillon Castle, for a special tour of the former home to the Dukes of Savoy, immortalized by Lord Byron's 'Prisoner of Chillon.' Keep a look out for where the writer is rumoured to have left his mark. Continue through the Rhone Valley, where high summer temperatures support vines and other fruits. The final stage of your journey is by cogwheel train to the traffic-free Alpine resort of Zermatt. During your orientation with your Travel Director, feast your eyes on the distinctive triangular silhouette of the Matterhorn. At night, enjoy a stroll in the fresh mountain air to your chosen restaurant for your Dine-Around Evening.

Day 3: Free Time In Zermatt Relaxed Start
Location: Zermatt
Accommodation: Resort Hotel Alex, Zermatt., Walliserhof Grand-Hotel & Spa
Meals Included: Breakfast

Zermatt in the summertime offers many leisure possibilities: try swimming, hiking, or spend a whole day relaxing in the fresh Alpine surroundings. Perhaps take an optional ride on Europe’s highest cable car to the snow-capped roof of the world for a magnificent panorama of the highest peaks in Switzerland, Italy and France?

Day 4: Elegant Baveno Relaxed Start
Location: Zermatt, Lake Maggiore, Baveno
Accommodation: Hotel Simplon, Baveno.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Descend to Täsch and rejoin the coach. Follow in Napoleon's footsteps as you ascend the Simplon Pass, taking in magnificent views over the Alps from the 2,000-meter summit. Continue along the gentle shores of Lake Maggiore. Perhaps take a delightful boat trip to see the stunning Isola Bella?

Day 5: Grison Alps To Chic St. Moritz
Location: Baveno, Saint Moritz
Accommodation: Crystal Hotel, St Moritz., Hotel Steffani, St Moritz.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Head north back into the high mountain country of the Grisons Alps today. Ascend the San Bernardino and the Julier Passes to arrive in the sparkling Engadine Valley with an invigorating climate characterized by clear skies and its location high in the Alps. On arrival in the cosmopolitan resort of St. Moritz, a brief orientation with your Travel Director will show you the spa quarter and the brilliantly sparkling glacial lake, before there is time to explore further on your own, or perhaps step aboard the Bernina Express to experience one of Europe's most outstanding train journeys?

Day 6: Scenic Train Ride, Liechtenstein And Lucerne
Location: Saint Moritz, Vaduz, Lucerne
Accommodation: Hotel Astoria, Lucerne.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Start the day with a scenic train ride along part of the route of the Glacier Express, through unforgettable scenes of ice-capped mountains, stone-built villages and lush meadows. At Chur, reboard your coach and travel along the valley of the Upper Rhine to spend some time in Vaduz, the tiny capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein, where you explore the area around the castle. Continue to Lucerne alongside the dramatic Walensee and Lake Zürich. On arrival, see the sorrowful sculpture of the wounded lion, commemorating the brave Swiss Guards who died defending King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Your Travel Director will also show you the Jesuit Church and the Chapel Bridge.

Day 7: The Summit Of Mount Stanserhorn Relaxed Start
Location: Lucerne, Stanserhorn, Lucerne
Accommodation: Hotel Astoria, Lucerne.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Commence the day with a morning stroll along lakeside promenades or shopping for fine watches while enjoying the scenery. Explore Mount Stanserhorn on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, as an open-top cable car powered by solar panels take you up the summit. Walk along beautiful scenic pathways, keeping an eye out for marmots and other native animals, with the chance to hear a conservation talk by a Swiss ranger, to learn about local wildlife and flora. Celebrate new friends and enjoy a Celebration Dinner at the foot of Mount Stanserhorn with magnificent views over Lake Lucerne at Restaurant Seeblick.

Day 8: Leave Lucerne For Zürich
Location: Lucerne, Zürich
Meals Included: Breakfast

In the morning, your adventures through Switzerland come to an end.

Mode of Transport

Start the day with a scenic train ride along part of the route of the Glacier Express, through unforgettable scenes of ice-capped mountains, stone-built villages and lush meadows. At Chur, reboard your coach and travel along the valley of the Upper Rhine to spend some time in Vaduz, the tiny capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein, where you explore the area around the castle. Continue to Lucerne alongside the dramatic Walensee and Lake Zurich.

Accommodation

Stay in boutique hotels such as the award-winning Hotel d'Angleterre in Geneva with its fine Swiss hospitality, and the traffic-free Alpine resort of Zermatt. Your hotel in Zermatt will be either the Resort Hotel Alex or the Walliserhof Grand-Hotel & Spa, depending on your departure date. In St. Moritz, choose between the Crystal Hotel and the Hotel Steffani, and in Lucerne, enjoy the hospitality of the Hotel Astoria.

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  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including experiences such as missed meals or sightseeing.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1978.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Insight Vacations is a founding member of the TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative created by the brands within The Travel Corporation (TTC) almost 15 years ago to ensure our impact through tourism is positive. Our ethos to #MakeTravelMatter guides our decision-making at every level of our business.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    You have two options as a solo traveller. Either choose to be matched with a same sex partner for a room share - at no extra cost. Or choose a room of your own with a reduced or even free private room upgrade on select tours.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

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