The Best Of Switzerland
Adults Tour The Best of Switzerland Above Zest Tours Have you ever dream of seeing breathtaking mountains, fascinating old towns and beautiful lakes? If so, Switzerland is the perfect dream come true for you. On this Best of Switzerland tour, experience some of the country’s best sceneries and interesting cities while staying overnight in Zürich, Interlaken, Lugano, and Lucerne. Enjoy a scenic drive from Zürich to Interlaken with deep-blue Lakes Thunersee and Brienzersee in the middle of the Alps. Travel to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities with airy larch forests, stunning mountain peaks, and quaint villages. Stand in awe in front of the most amazing mountains in Europe like Jungfraujoch and Mount Pilatus and enjoy the heavenly views. Visit the popular subtropical resort on the shores of Lake Lugano.
Tour #: 170920Tbc76 Tour Fee: $1900 Flexible Payment: $300 (booking ends )

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Trip Name: The Best of Switzerland

Trip Date(s):
Thursday March 4th 2021- $1900
Saturday November 20th 2021- $2100

Trip Length: 8 days

Trip Type: Adults

Destination Continent: Europe

Destination Country: Switzerland

Tour ID: 170920Tbc76

Upfront Deposit: $300

Trip Highlights

Have you ever dream of seeing breathtaking mountains, fascinating old towns and beautiful lakes? If so, Switzerland is the perfect dream come true for you. On this Best of Switzerland tour, experience some of the country’s best sceneries and interesting cities while staying overnight in Zürich, Interlaken, Lugano, and Lucerne. Enjoy a scenic drive from Zürich to Interlaken with deep-blue Lakes Thunersee and Brienzersee in the middle of the Alps. Travel to Lucerne, one of the most beautiful cities with airy larch forests, stunning mountain peaks, and quaint villages. Stand in awe in front of the most amazing mountains in Europe like Jungfraujoch and Mount Pilatus and enjoy the heavenly views. Visit the popular subtropical resort on the shores of Lake Lugano.

Trip Daily Itinerary


DAY 1: ARRIVE IN ZURICH  (D)
Welcome to Zurich! On arrival at Zurich, travel to your hotel where you will meet your tour manager and other travelers for a welcome dinner (included) with wine.

DAY 2: interlaken  (B)
After breakfast, we will take the train to Interlaken. Enjoy a day at leisure in the heart of Switzerland. Explore Jungfrau massif with its group of three famous peaks: the Jungfrau, the Mönch and the Eiger.  Overnight in Interlaken.


Optional Activity I: Jungfraujoch Discovery
Seize this opportunity to travel to Jungfraujoch, the top of Europe. The Jungfraujoch Bahn is the highest railway in Europe that will take you to the up to a height of 11’333 ft from the ground!

Optional Activity II: Shilthorn / Piz Gloria Mountain Adventure
Go on breathtaking excursion to Shilthorn / Piz Gloria with 10’000 ft above ground.  On the top of this mountain visit to unique revolving panorama restaurant famous for James Bond, Agent 007 stories.

DAY 3: interlaken – lucerne (B)
Today after breakfast, we will take a rail trip by Brünig Express from Interlaken to Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.

Optional Activity III: A Night on Mount Pilatus

Overnight on Top of Mount Pilatus. Located at the summit of Mount Pilatus at 2,434 feet above sea level, the Hotel Bellevue is reachable by aerial tramway or the world's steepest cog railway in the summer. It features a terrace with panoramic views over the Swiss Alps and the bay of Lucerne. The restaurant serves typical Swiss specialties.

DAY 04: LUCERNE (B)
Today after breakfast, we take a lake cruise from Lucerne to Alpnachstad, then travel up to the Pilatus Kulm 7000 ft by the steepest cogwheel railway in the world. The rest of the time is at your leisure. Admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive Lion Monument, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Cross the famous covered Chapel Bridge to the Jesuit church, the first baroque building in Switzerland. Overnight in Lucerne.

DAY 05: LUCERNE – LUGANO (B)

Today after breakfast, we board on the historic Wilhelm Tell paddle steamer for the cruise to Flüelen (usually operated by paddle steamer, sometimes by motor boat). Multilingual commentary is available on board. You will receive a meal voucher worth CHF 19 redeemable on the boat. From Flüelen we continue our journey through the famous Gotthard tunnel to Bellinzona in panorama coach or 1st class couch. Change train and continue our journey to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano.

DAY 06: LUGANO (B)
Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland’s Italian-speaking Ticino region. Its Swiss-Mediterranean mix of cultures is closely related to that of Italy’s northern Lombardy region. This mix is reflected in its architecture and cuisine. The city stands on the northern shore of glacial Lake Lugano, surrounded by mountains. Its main square, Piazza della Riforma, is ringed with pastel-colored, neoclassical palazzi. It’s easy to explore Lugano on your own. Overnight in Lugano.

DAY 07: LUGANO – ZURICH (B)

Today after breakfast, we take the train to Zurich. Day is at leisure. The downtown of Zurich offers a range of things to do (a variety of shops for shopping or just relaxing besides the beautiful lakeside). Overnight in Zurich.

DAY 08: ZURICH – DEPARTURE

Morning transfer to Zurich Airport for flight back home.

Trip Supplements

After making your trip reservation, on My Account page, you can add any of below supplements to your trip.

  • Single Room Occupancy

    An option to have your own room at the hotel while being on the trip and enjoy the total privacy.


Escorted Package Info

  • 7 nights First Class accommodations- 2 nights  stay at Olympia Hotel  or similar in Zurich, 1 night stay at Residence Jugfrau or similar in Interlaken, 2 nights stay at Garni Hotel Drei Konige or similar in Lucerne, and 2 nights stay at Acquarello Swiss Quality Hotel or similar in Lugano.
  • All local transportation as per itinerary.
  • Meals as stated on the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L:Lunch,  D: Dinner)
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern AC land transport
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout.  
  • Services of English-speaking local guides in optional excursions
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Important Reminders


- Tour Fee
Tour prices are based on double occupancy. The total tour supplement fee for a single occupancy traveler is $450.
 
- Roommate Matching
If you have a preference for a roommate, please let us know full first and last name. Otherwise, we will match you up with a roommate as long as you're a non-smoker. You must book at least 90 days prior to the tour date to take advantage of our free roommate match up service. Don't let not having a roommate keep you from going on this amazing trip!

- Flight Reservation Instructions

Depending on your departure point, you may experience a long flight, so we advise you to arrange your flight early enough to get to Zurich airport (ZRH)

 - Insurance
We advise all travelers to have travel insurance- Travel Insurance Options- InsureMyTrip

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