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Swiss Highlights Package

Swiss Highlights

  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • Montreux - Zermatt - Interlaken - Lucerne
  • Operates all year round
USD 1705
(Starting price per person)
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Highlights

Itinerary

1
Montreux

Arrive and transfer to Montreux. Rest of the day at leisure.

2
Montreux

Today you have the time to explore Montreux. Spend some time on the lake promenade and visit the Chillon Castle. Time permitting you can visit the village of Gruyeres with its lovely hilltop town and famous cheese factory.

3
Zermatt - Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

This morning leave Geneva region for the car free resort of Zermatt on the foothills of the majestic Matterhorn by train. Visit the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (3,883 metres above sea level) the highest sightseeing point in Europe, which is accessible by cableway. The exciting tour from Zermatt to the Matterhorn takes about 40 minutes. You'll find snow 365 days a year & it offers a breathtaking 360 panoramic view of the Swiss, Italian and French Alps with a total of 38 four-thousand-metre peaks. Overnight in Zermatt.

4
Interlaken

Depart for Interlaken - a mecca for visitors who never have enough of its spectacular scenery. Day at leisure to explore Interlaken's Hoheweg- an inviting 700 meter long boulevard with hotels, cosy cafes, fashion boutiques, watch and jewellery stores. As dusk draws near, admire the mountains by taking an optional dinner cruise on Lake Brienz (May to Aug only). Overnight in Interlaken.

5
Interlaken - Jungfraujoch

Depart on an excursion from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch- Top of Europe. This memorable train trip from Interlaken Ost takes you via Lauterbrunnen and Wengen to the Kleine Scheidegg, at the foot of the famous Eiger North Wall. Then ascend by the Jungfrau Railway to the magnificent mountain world of eternal ice and snow, Jungfraujoch-at 3454mts, the highest railway station in Europe. Visit the Ice Palace and Sphinx Terraces offering breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps. Overnight in Interlaken.

6
Lucerne

Today you can experience a rail trip by the Golden Pass line from Interlaken to the city of lights- Lucerne. Day at leisure to explore this lovely city or visit the Swiss Transport Museum, the IMAX Theatre or the Lion Monument on your own. Overnight stay in Lucerne.

7
Lucerne - Mt. Titlis

A memorable experience awaits you as you depart on an excursion to the glacier paradise of Mount Titlis. Ascend in the world's first revolving gondola ROTAIR, ride the spectacular ice flyer chairlift and see the ice grotto. Overnight in Lucerne.

8
End of tour

This morning depart to a Swiss border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland on your own.

What your tour price INCLUDES?
  • 8 days 2nd class Swiss Travel Pass
  • 2 nights accommodation in Geneva region
  • 1 night accommodation in Zermatt
  • 2 nights accommodation in Interlaken
  • 2 nights accommodation in Lucerne
  • Daily breakfast
  • Excursion to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
  • Excursion to Jungfraujoch- Top of Europe
  • Excursion to Mt.Titlis.
What your tour price does NOT INCLUDE?
  • Airfare
  • Swiss Visa Fees
  • Overseas Travel Insurance
  • Meals
  • Any other expenses of personal nature
Hotels
3 Star Package4 Star Package
Montreux
  • Helvetie
  • Eurotel
  • Suisse Majestic
Zermatt
  • Sarazena
  • Excelsior
  • Bristol
  • Butterfly
  • Swiss Alpine Allalin
  • Simi
  • Pollux
  • Alpen Resort
Interlaken
  • City Oberland
  • Bernerhof
  • Weisses Kreuz
  • Du Lac
  • Interlaken
  • Metropole
  • Carlton Europe
Lucerne
  • Ibis Styles
  • Waldstatterhof
  • Drei Konige
  • Continental Park
  • Ameron Flora
Geneva

Embedded between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura, the French-speaking city of Geneva lies in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva.

Must See

Jet D' Eau - The “Landmark of Geneva” the 140 meter high water jet at the periphery of the Lake Geneva can be seen from afar.
St. Pierre Cathedral - Visit the north tower of the three naved basilicas in the old town to see some magnificent views of Geneva city and Lake Geneva.
Palace of United Nations - Originally built to house the League of Nations, the Palace of United Nations is worth visiting to see the magnificent Assembly Hall, in addition to the large collection of public art, libraries and landscaped grounds.
Cruises on Lake Geneva - From the cruise boats, visitors may marvel at the unique scenery of castles and magnificent residences set against wonderful landscapes and mountain panoramas.
International Museum of the Red Cross - The birthplace of the International Red Cross houses the only museum that is dedicated to the history and work of this organization.
Chamonix Mont Blanc - The perfect excursion to the picturesque Arve Valley from Geneva to Chamonix (France), one of the most famous mountain villages at the foot of the remarkable and majestic Mont-Blanc.

Accommodation

The package offers a range of hotels in the heart of this beautiful city on the lake.

Shopping

If you are interested in taking or sending home some Swiss souvenirs you can certainly find them in Geneva, mainly along the main streets leading down to the lake from Gare Cornavin. There are also a couple of good spots on the other side of the lake near the end of the Mont Blanc Bridge.

Main Languages

German, English

Distance To Other Cities By Train

Geneva - Montreux1 hour
Geneva - Zurich2 hours 45 mins
Geneva - Interlaken2 hours 50 mins
Geneva - Lucerne2 hours 50 mins
Geneva - Zermatt3 hours 45 mins

Time Zone

UTC/GMT +1 hour

Interlaken

Interlaken lies in the Bernese Oberland between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. This vacation destination, which is presided over by the three mighty mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, is the starting point for numerous activities.

Must See

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe: The highest railway station in Europe, which guarantees 365 days of snow and ice.
Schynige Platte near Wilderswil - Nostalgic rackrailway, fascinating view of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, Alpine garden with about 500 plant species and a lot of hiking possibilities.
Harder Kulm - A cableway takes passengers up to Interlaken's "home mountain" which affords a view of the health resort and the whole Jungfrau region. The Alpine wild animal park near the valley station is an experience for children.
Heimwehfluh - A nostalgic funicular provides transport to the vantage terrace with a restaurant, all weather toboggan run model railway display and large playground.
St. Beatus Caves - One Kilometer of lit limestone caves with stalagmities, impressive halls and waterfalls accessible by boat, car, bus or on foot on the historic pilgrims way.
Indian or Swiss Dinner Cruise - From may to August enjoy an evening on Lake Brienz with Indian or Swiss Dinner Cruise taking in the spectacular views of the Giesbach Falla and surrounding mountains peaks.
Waterfalls - Trummelbach Falls, Giessbach and Staubbach Falls.
Adventure Sports - Enjoy a plethora of sporting activites like bungee jumping, paragliding, river, rafting, sailing, sky diving, wind surfing, water sking, horse back riding, helicopter rides, etc.

Accommodation

The package offers various options for accommodation ranging from extremely basic to the high end 5 star luxury resorts as well as 16 apartments.
Also, located on the shores of Lake Brienz just five minutes from Interlaken are more than 25 of The package exclusive apartments in Ringgenberg and Niederried.

Shopping

Interlaken has various souvenir stores in every nook and corner. Apart from souvenir shopping, various other boutiques offer a variety of items.

Main Languages

German, English

Distance To Other Cities By Train

Interlaken - Bern50 mins
Interlaken - Lucerne / Basel2 hours
Interlaken - Zurich2 hours
Interlaken - Zermatt2 hours 15 mins
Interlaken - Geneva3 hours

Time Zone

Central European Time (CET), UTC/GMT +1:00 hours

Lucerne

Lucerne, the gateway to central Switzerland, situated on Lake Lucerne, is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama.

Must See

Chapel Bridge - One of Europe's oldest wooden bridges and landmark of Lucerne faithfully restored to its original design after a serious fire.
Culture and Convention Centre of Lucerne (KKL) -Unites a large concert auditorium, the convention centre and the art museum under its imposing roof.
Swiss Museum of Transport - One of the most diverse museums in Europe for transport and communication, and the most-frequented museum in Switzerland. Has its own IMAX cinema on site.
Lake Lucerne - The scenic beauty of the lake can be discovered on the many different cruises offered by paddlewheel steamers and motor vessels.
Mt. Titlis - The perfect day excursion! Travel from Lucerne to neighbouring Engelberg and then up to the the highest mountain in central Switzerland by the Rotair.
Pilatus - The Dragon Mountain and its famous Golden Round trip fascinates visitors with its view from 7000 feet above sea level.
Lion Monument - The dying Lion of Lucerne is one of the world's most famous monuments.

Accommodation

The package provides a wide selection of properties -budget, business, tourist, luxury and more than 75 apartments.

Shopping

While strolling down the narrow streets that feed Lucerne's airy squares, enjoy the sheer multiplicity of shops and boutiques displaying all manner of exquisite wares: there's surely something to suit everyone. From something typically Swiss, exclusive watches and jewellery of world renown, attractive fashions and stylish accessories, you will find everything here. When it comes to Swiss chocolate, well, you're going to love it!

Main Languages

German, English

Distance To Other Cities By Train

Lucerne - Zurich 2 hours
Lucerne - Interlaken2 hours
Lucerne - Lugano2 hours 30 mins
Lucerne - Geneva2 hours 50 mins
Lucerne - Zermatt3 hours 15 mins

Time Zone

GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour

Zermatt

Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The town's touristic development is closely linked to what is most probably the world's most famous mountain. Zermatt epitomises the image of Switzerland: high-alpine, awe-inspiring and original.

Must See

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise/Klein Matterhorn - The highest place in Europe (3883 m) that can be reached by a cableway, with a viewing platform and the highest glacier palace in the world.
Matterhorn Museum - Houses the items of equipment used during the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865 which ended tragically.
Rothorn Paradise - The Rothorn Paradise gives you a view of the Matterhorn from its most beautiful side. The view of the Dufourspitze and the Weisshorn with the Matterhorn looming between them is just breathtaking.
Sunnegga Paradise -The paradise for families. From Zermatt, you can arrive at the Sunnegga paradise (2,288 m. above sea level) in only 3 minutes with the underground funicular railway. From the spacious sun terrace of the restaurant, you can then enjoy a wonderful view of the Matterhorn.
Gornergrat -With its viewing platform that can be reached throughout the year, the Gornergrat, at an altitude of 3,089 m above sea level, has been a big attraction for the last 111 years.
Gorner gorge - A footpath across narrow bridges and steps as well as a fixed rope route guide visitors through the deeply scarped gorge.
Village of Findeln - Original Valais settlement with a small chapel; it has Switzerland's highest rye crop fields at an altitude of 2100 metres.
Helicopter sightseeing flight - Eye-to eye with mountaineers, and a bird's eye view of the imposing peaks that surround Zermatt.

Accommodation

The package offer various options for accommodation ranging from the basic to the high end 5 star luxury resorts and more than 220 apartments.

Shopping

Zermatt's first attraction is the skiing, the hiking or just looking at the majestic Matterhorn, but you'll also be tempted by the shops. From the finest in Swiss watches, Cuckoo clocks, Jewelry, sport equipment to the classic Swiss army knife, you'll have no trouble finding a special souvenir for yourself or for someone back home.

Main Languages

German, English

Distance To Other Cities By Train

Zermatt - Interlaken2 hours 15 mins
Zermatt- Bern2 hours 15 mins
Zermatt - Lucerne / Basel3 hours 20 mins
Zermatt - Zurich3 hours 20 mins
Zermatt - Geneva3 hours 45 mins

Time Zone

UTC/GMT +1 hours

Montreux

The town of Montreux nestles in a sheltered Lake Geneva bay, surrounded by vineyards and against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. The Montreux Jazz Festival, which takes place in June/July and features concerts on a variety of stages and parks is very famous.

Must See

Rochers-de-Naye -The Rochers-de-Naye rack-railway, after overcoming a difference in altitude of 1600 metres, reaches one of the most beautiful vantage points in western Switzerland.
Golden Pass Line - The panorama train operates between Montreux, Gstaad and the Bernese Oberland with connections to Lucerne.
Lake Geneva Shipping Company - The ships, some of which are still powered by paddles, take visitors to the picturesque lakeside resorts.
Chillon Castle - Located on a rocky island near the shore featuring fortified walls and towers; the prison in which Bonivard was held in chains for four years and which provided Lord Byron with the inspiration for his famous poem "The prisoners of Chillon" in 1816 deserves particular attention. Nowadays the castle is a museum.
Montreux Jazz Festival - Since its beginning in 1967 the festival has developed into a big event which frequently features the greatest jazz, blues, rock, world music and soul musicians (June/July).
Comedy Festival - The humour festival every year brings together the most famous comedians from the French-, German- and English-speaking areas (December).
Christmas Market - One of Switzerland's famous Christmas Markets with numerous attractions and over one hundred decorated wooden houses brimming with gifts (December).

Accommodation

The package offers various options for accommodation ranging from the extremely basic to the high end 5 star luxury resorts as well as apartments which are equipped with kitchens and need to be booked on a weekly basis.

Shopping

Every Christmas Montreux hosts an excellent Christmas market for several weeks over the holiday period. The main road through the town (Grand' Rue) and the lakeside path are lined with wooden chalets where you can find anything to buy from local wine (free tasting sometimes on offer) to chocolates and local crafts.

Main Languages

German, English

Distance To Other Cities By Train

Montreux – Geneva 1 hr
Montreux – Lausanne 30 mins
Montreux – Zurich 2hrs 35 mins
Montreux - Interlaken 2 hrs 20 mins
Montreux – Zermatt 2hrs 30 mins

Time Zone

GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour

Lausanne

Lausanne, the second-largest city on Lake Geneva, combines a dynamic commercial town with the locality of a holiday resort. The capital of the canton of Vaud is also a lively university and convention town. Sports and culture are given a high profile in the Olympic capital. The attractive old town is largely car-free. Small alleyways with cafes and boutiques shape the streetscape in the medieval city centre.

Must See

Lausanne old town with cathedral – The impressive cathedral is surrounded by beautiful, car-free roads and is regarded as Switzerland’s most impressive piece of early Gothic architecture.
Olympic Museum – Provides an overview of the history of the Olympic games, from the first 1896 summer games in Athens through to the present day.
Lake Geneva cruise – Paddlewheel steamers and motor vessels highlight the attractions of the Lake Geneva region as seen from the water.
Musee de l’Art Brut – A unique, worldwide collection of works of art created by outsiders in psychiatric clinics and prisons.
Fondation de l'Hermitage – The foundation presents changing art exhibitions of the highest calibre in a magnificent setting dating from the 19th century.
Train des vignes – Leisurely train journey onboard the «Train of Vines» from Vevey to Chexbres through the winegrowing region of the Lavaux, high above Lake Geneva.

Accommodation

The package offers various options for accommodations ranging from the extremely basic to the high end 5 star luxury resorts as well as apartments.

Shopping

Those lucky enough to be shopping in Lausanne can expect to find an abundance of jewellery stores and boutiques. The best shopping in Lausanne is without doubt along the Rue de Bourg and nearby, around the Place de la Plaud and the Place de la Riponne. Many of these streets are particularly friendly to shoppers, being traffic-free and filled with specialist Swiss shops and glamorous department stores.

Main Languages

German, English

Distance To Other Cities By Train

Lausanne – Geneva40 mins
Lausanne – Montreux 25 mins
Lausanne – Zermatt 2 hrs 50 mins
Lausanne – Paris4 hrs
Lausanne – Zurich 2 hrs 10mins
Lausanne – Interlaken 2hrs 10mins

Time Zone

GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour

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Terms & Conditions
    The above package rates are valid for the whole year. However some excursions may be closed for maintenence during specific periods. In this case we will try to provide you with an alternative excursion.
  • Hotels are subject to availability at the time of making reservations.
  • The tour cost is subject to change without prior notice.
Cancellation Policy
  • Outside 30 days prior to departure – 10% of the full package price
  • Within 29 – 6 days - 50% of the full package price
  • Within 5 - 0 days - 100% of the full package price

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