Contrasts of Switzerland

Contrasts of Switzerland

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Contrasts of Switzerland

8 Days Starting and ending in Zurich

Visiting: Zürich, Saint Moritz, Zermatt, Geneva, Interlaken, Lucerne

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

STGVZM20

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

All aboard the world’s first-ever ‘Swisstainable’ tour. Experience the local culture and delight in regional produce as you support the ecology and economy of Switzerland. Every hotel, experience, meal and transport is accredited as ‘Swisstainable’ - Switzerland’s national benchmark certificate for sustainability.

Highlights

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)

  • 7 Breakfast (B)

  • 2 Lunch (L)

  • 1 Dinner (D)

  • St Moritz: Enjoy the views of St. Moritz by traveling along the most spectacular rail routes of Switzerland.

  • Lake Geneva: In the green pastures overlooking Lake Geneva, enjoy Swiss hospitality and local wines, cheeses and breads with the owner of a local vineyard.

  • Saint Moritz: Hop aboard the Glacier Express and take in the magical views of the alpine landscapes.

  • Zermatt: Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of Zermatt.

  • Geneva: Spend the day taking in the spectacular views of Geneva.

  • Switzerland: Marvel at the Alpine landscape as you drive past breathtakingly beautiful mountains and valleys.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Zürich
Location: Zürich
Accommodation: Mövenpick Airport
Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Zürich is your springboard to a spectacular journey through Switzerland. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers to explore the city's ancient heritage and modern verve during your orientation tour this afternoon. This evening, attend a Welcome Reception to launch your Swiss experience.

Day 2: Onwards By Train To St. Moritz
Location: Zürich, Saint Moritz
Accommodation: Reine Victoria
Meals Included: Breakfast

Our love affair with the snow-capped peaks of Switzerland begins on a scenic train journey via Chur to the stylish resort of St. Moritz, set against the beautiful backdrop of Lake St. Moritz. Admire the inspiring natural setting and perhaps travel on one of Switzerland's most spectacular rail routes across the Bernina pass this afternoon, before enjoying St. Moritz at your leisure tonight.

Day 3: Catch The Glacier Express To Zermatt
Location: Saint Moritz, Zermatt
Accommodation: Ambassador
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Embrace the glamour and romance of a bygone era. Watch the epic alpine landscapes drift past as you chug along one of the world's most unforgettable rail journeys from the comfort of the Glacier Express. Cross hundreds of bridges and the Oberalp Pass at 6,700 feet (2,044 m) above sea level. Enjoy an included lunch on board as you journey past lakes and glaciers bound for the resort town of Zermatt, at the foothills of the imposing Matterhorn. Your Tour Director will take you on an Orientation of the town.

Day 4: Zermatt At Leisure
Location: Zermatt
Accommodation: Ambassador
Meals Included: Breakfast

Spend a full free day soaking up Zermatt's crisp mountain air and panoramic vistas. Relax in beautiful surroundings or consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views.

Day 5: A Train Journey To Lakeside Geneva Connect With Locals
Location: Zermatt, Geneva
Accommodation: Warwick
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning we board a train to Geneva and continue through green pastures to La Ferme Enchantée for a memorable Be My Guest lunch experience. This sustainable farm also hosts beehives, and we meet the beekeeper during our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. This afternoon we return to sophisticated Geneva where the orientation will include views of the Old Town, Jet d'Eau and the Flower Clock, paying tribute to the city's centuries-old watchmaking traditions. Later, explore the sights of this lakeside city on your own. Stroll through the ancient maze of medieval streets and quiet squares or consider a cruise – enjoying views of the lakeside villages.

Day 6: Journey On The Golden And Brünig Pass To Interlaken And Lucerne
Location: Geneva, Interlaken, Lucerne
Accommodation: Radisson Blu
Meals Included: Breakfast

Picture-perfect landscapes are our constant companion as we journey from Geneva along the Golden Pass route. Passing through Interlaken, enjoy superb views of the Bernese Oberland and Brünig Pass on the way to Lakeside Lucerne. See the Iconic Chapel bridge and the poignant Lion Monument, built in memory of the Swiss Guards who bravely defended Louis XVI during the French Revolution on your orientation tour. The evening is free to spend as you wish, but you could choose to show off your vocal talents and learn how to yodel during an optional fun-packed Swiss folklore show with fondue dinner.

Day 7: Explore Medieval Lucerne
Location: Lucerne
Accommodation: Radisson Blu
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Mountain peaks surround you as you spend a day at leisure in beautiful lakeside Lucerne. Consider an Optional Experience to a nearby Mountain Peak, explore the medieval streets and shop for delicious Swiss Chocolate. Before we enjoy our Farewell dinner together, you might want to enjoy an Optional Experience riding a carriage through one of Switzerland’s most beautiful mountain villages.

Day 8: Journey Home
Location: Lucerne, Zürich
Meals Included: Breakfast

We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and newfound friends at the end of a remarkable Swiss holiday. Your Travel Director will give you tickets for the short train journey from Lucerne to Zürich Airport, which can be used at your convenience, on the last day of the tour, for your onward journey.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Train from Zurich to St. Moritz

  • Glacier Express Train from St. Moritz to Zermatt

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  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

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

    Yes

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Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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14-Jan-2023

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Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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