Swiss Delight

Swiss Delight

9 Days Starting in Geneva, Switzerland and ending in Zürich, Switzerland

Visiting: Geneva, Montreux, Gruyères, Interlaken, Lake Brienz, Lucerne, Zürich

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

WSWSZM19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Switzerland with our "Swiss Delight" tour. This enchanting adventure takes you to the sophisticated cities of Geneva, Lucerne, Zurich, and Montreux, offering a blend of cultural richness and scenic beauty. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes as you drive along Lake Brienz and through the majestic Alps. Experience the charm of Switzerland's history and culture with visits to iconic landmarks such as the Panorama Bridge in Sigriswil and the Lion Monument in Lucerne. Enjoy a scenic train ride from Montreux to Gstaad, and immerse yourself in the stunning views of the Swiss Alps in Interlaken. With 8 nights of accommodation and meals including 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 4 dinners, this tour promises an unforgettable exploration of Switzerland's most picturesque cities and landscapes.

Highlights

  • Explore Geneva, Lucerne, Zurich and Montreux

  • Scenic Drive along Lake Brienz and through the Alps

  • Discover Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, Gruyères, Bern, Lucerne and Zurich

  • See Panorama Bridge in Sigriswil

  • Scenic Train Ride from Montreux to Gstaad

  • View the Swiss Alps in Interlaken and the Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Geneva

Location: Geneva

Accommodation Name: Warwick Geneva

Meals Included: Dinner

Launch your love affair with Switzerland in the sophisticated lakeside city of Geneva, an international city with all the charm of its Swiss traditions. On arrival at Geneva Airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel where you'll have the rest of the day to recover or go out exploring on your own. This evening, make your way to a Welcome Reception at a local restaurant to meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers to get a taste of the adventures to come.

Day 2: Journey To Lausanne And Montreux

Location: Montreux

Accommodation: Eurotel

Accommodation Name: Eurotel Montreux

Meals Included: Breakfast

Start your day with a morning orientation of the city, after it's just a short hop along the lake and you're in vibey Lausanne where you'll have some free time. You might choose to visit the Olympic museum dedicated to the spirit of olympism or take a stroll through the old town to admire the majestic 12th-century Gothic cathedral. Next, we venture to Montreux, nestled between steep hills. Enjoy an orientation tour and the evening is yours to spend as you wish. Perhaps enjoy a cruise to Lake Geneva, including a visit to the Charlie Chaplin museum?

Day 3 : Venture To Gruyères And Lavaux

Location: Gruyères

Accommodation: Eurotel

Accommodation Name: Eurotel Montreux

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

The fromage heartland of Switzerland beckons this morning. You'll head to the picture-perfect town of Gruyères where you can enjoy some free time. The 13th-century castle dominates the medieval town as you stroll down its cobblestone streets. Don't forget to sample the famous local cheese before we leave. Lunch is in the heart of Lavaux with views of the vineyards, Lake Geneva and the beautiful Alps. If you can tear your eyes away from the stunning setting, you'll Connect With Locals sampling the local wines, cheese and delicious desserts joining Maude Vogel to learn all about the family owned and run vineyard on this exclusive Be My Guest experience. That delicious Swiss cuisine still lingering on your taste buds, we return to Montreux. You could choose to relax this afternoon, but we know you won't be able to resist an Optional Experience to the enchanting Chillon Castle on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Day 4: Golden Pass Train And Journey To Bern And Interlaken

Location: Interlaken

Accommodation Name: The Hey Hotel Interlaken

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The glamour of yesteryear and epic Alpine views are the stars of the show this morning as you take the Golden Pass Line Train from Montreux to Gstaad. Enjoy time on your own exploring Berne and see the parliament of Switzerland. Follow in the footsteps of Yoon Se-Ri and Ri Jeong-Hyeok from the popular romantic Korean drama series Crash Landing On You (CLOY), walk across the breathtaking Panoramabrücke Sigriswil (Sigriswil Panorama Bridge), a 340 metres long suspension bridge overlooking Lake Thun, where Ri Jeong-Hyeok asks Yoon Se-ri to take a photo of him and his fiancée. Continue to Interlaken in the heart of the Swiss Alps, located at the foot of a trio of famous peaks – the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for dinner at your hotel.

Day 5 : Explore The Sights Of Lake Brienz

Location: Lake Brienz

Accommodation Name: The Hey Hotel Interlaken

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, spend some time at leisure or you can choose to join an Optional Experience to Grindelwald and Jungfrau Mountain. Make a stop in Brienz and Dive Into Culture as you gain insights into its centuries-old wood carving tradition.

Day 6: Cross The Brünig Pass To Lucerne

Location: Lucerne

Accommodation: Astoria

Accommodation Name: Hotel Astoria Lucerne

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Say a fond farewell to Interlaken as you journey through enchanting Alpine forests and peaks tracing the epic beauty of Brünig Pass. Join your Travel Director for a drive along the shores of Lake Brienz and enjoy superb views of the peaks of the Bernese Oberland. Next we travel to Lucerne, soak up the relaxed lakeside atmosphere during your orientation. Cross the wooden Chapel Bridge, visit the solemn Lion Monument, commemorating the Massacre of the Swiss Guards in 1792, and maybe spend some time shopping in the Old Town. Consider joining our Optional Experience to Giswil, a charming village which sits at the crossroads of the Brünig and Glaubenbielen Passes. You'll get to admire its beautifully preserved wooden houses and views of the lake on a traditional horse and carriage ride. Return to Lucerne later, in time for dinner at your hotel this evening.

Day 7: Enjoy Mountain Views In Lucerne

Location: Lucerne

Accommodation: Astoria

Accommodation Name: Hotel Astoria Lucerne

Meals Included: Breakfast

With a full day to explore Lucerne your way, you'll be thrilled with whatever you choose to do. Your Travel Director is on hand to share their local tips on how best to spend your day, whether that's finding a few sweet treats to take home or choosing that Swiss watch you've always wanted as a memento of your magical time in Switzerland. There's plenty of time to live out your winter wonderland fantasy on our Optional Experience visit to Mount Titlis.

Day 8 : Discover Cosmopolitan Zürich

Location: Zürich

Accommodation Name: Hyatt Place Zurich Airport The Circle

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

We'll continue to Zürich to discover its historic centre including the Munster Bridge, Paradeplatz, Lindenhof Square and other enchanting locations in Zürich's Old Town. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience for a social impact guided walking tour of old town Zurich and sustainable chocolate tasting. This experience addresses SDG goals 10 & 12 - Reduced Inequalities & Responsible Consumption and Production. This evening, toast to your epic journey during your Farewell Dinner.

Day 9 : Farewell Switzerland

Location: Zürich

Meals Included: Breakfast

For now, it's farewell to Switzerland and newfound friends at the end of an enchanting Swiss holiday you won't forget. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

  • Meals

    8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinners

  • Travel

    9 days, 1 country and 13 cities

What's Not Included

Mode of Transport

Scenic Drive along Lake Brienz and through the Alps, Scenic Train Ride from Montreux to Gstaad

Accommodation

8 nights

Check out our Q&As

  • 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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