Trip Overview

Classic Switzerland

Tour rating: 4.86 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews
Private tour to Switzerland

Discover the top attractions of Switzerland with an all-embracing 11-day private tour. Enjoy the best sights of Zurich and the mountainous region surrounding Lucerne, ride the cogwheel train that takes you across the world's steepest railway and a cable car for the return journey. Take in the attractions of the UNESCO-listed old town of Bern, see the capital of Romandy Geneva, visit Chillon Castle, go on a boat cruise on Lake Geneva and travel on the Glacier Express.

Classic Switzerland

11 days7 cities
Switzerland1 country
Private tour to Switzerland
From
$5,191
Tour rating: 4.86 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews

Discover the top attractions of Switzerland with an all-embracing 11-day private tour. Enjoy the best sights of Zurich and the mountainous region surrounding Lucerne, ride the cogwheel train that takes you across the world's steepest railway and a cable car for the return journey. Take in the attractions of the UNESCO-listed old town of Bern, see the capital of Romandy Geneva, visit Chillon Castle, go on a boat cruise on Lake Geneva and travel on the Glacier Express.

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Day-By-Day

Zurich

first destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Zurich
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the largest city in Switzerland - Zurich! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your remarkable hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Day 2
Zurich City Tour & Train to Lucerne
City tour
City tour
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and leave your bags in the hotel lobby. Here you meet your private guide and enjoy a perfectly-planned sightseeing tour around the most beautiful landmarks of Zurich.

Central Plaza Hotel, Zurich
4

The hotel boasts a great location right at Zurich’s Central Square and within a walking distance from the major sights of the city. It provides comfortable guestrooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including flat-screen TVs, personal bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi.

train
Zurich
Lucerne
50 min

Enjoy a train ride to beautiful Lucerne, while onboard a comfortable train with enough legroom, storage compartments, and other necessary amenities. 

Lucerne

second destination
1 day in the city
1 day in centrally located hotel
Day 3
Exploring Lucerne Region & Train to Bern
Boat ride
Boat ride
Nature views
Nature views
Transfer
Transfer

Today after breakfast you check out and leave your bags in the hotel lobby. Then you are invited to take an unforgettable trip with your private guide who shows you the magnificent views of Mount Pilatus and the Lucerne region.

Continental Park Hotel, Lucerne
4

Located right in the city center of Lucerne, the Continental Park Hotel offers guests comfortable rooms with LCD TVs, minibars, free Wi-Fi, and invites guests to enjoy the on-site Italian restaurant with a charming garden terrace.

train
Lucerne
Bern
1 hr

A train is one of the best ways to explore Switzerland, thus sit back and enjoy your journey to Bern while onboard a modern comfortable train with all the necessary amenities.

Bern

third destination
1 day in the city
1 day in centrally located hotel
Day 4
Bern Sightseeing & Train to Geneva
Transfer
Transfer
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you check out and meet your guide in the hotel lobby. Then you start exploring the wonderful 12th-century capital. Today you have a stunning half-day sightseeing tour of Bern with stops at the major sights.

4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

train
Bern
Geneva
1 hr 40 min

Surrounded by the Alps and the Jura Mountains, the train ride to Geneva is truly a one-of-a-kind journey. Discover the beautiful towns and landscapes in Switzerland while train-traveling. 

Geneva

fourth destination
1 day in the city
1 night in centrally located hotel
Day 5
Geneva Sightseeing & Train to Montreux
City tour
City tour
Transfer
Transfer
Nature views
Nature views

Following breakfast, you check out and meet your guide in the hotel lobby. Prepare to explore the highlights of Geneva, the second most populous city of Switzerland and the capital of Romandy, the French-speaking region.

Royal Manotel, Geneva
4

Set within a walking distance from the old town and Lake Geneva, the Royal Manotel is a great place to stay during your Switzerland holiday. The elegant air-conditioned guestrooms are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

train
Geneva
Montreux
1 hr

Make your way to Montreux while traveling along Lake Geneva onboard a well-equipped comfortable train. The train ride is not long, however, provides some truly marvelous sceneries through your window. 

Montreux

fifth destination
1 day in the city
1 night in centrally located hotel
Day 6
Day Trip to Chillon Castle and Tour of Montreux
Boat ride
Boat ride
Day tour
Day tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast you take a public boat cruise on Lake Geneva to reach the most recognizable historic monument in Switzerland - Chillon Castle which dates back to medieval ages.

Eurotel Montreux, Montreux
4

Eurotel Montreux is set right on the banks of Lake Geneva and offers breathtaking views, as well as excellent service. Guests are invited to stay in the air-conditioned rooms, coming with a safe and free Wi-Fi.

train
Montreux
Zermatt
2 hrs 20 min

Enjoy the spectacular sceneries in Switzerland while onboard a train traversing the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park. Make sure to sit by the window for the best view!

Zermatt

sixth destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in centrally located hotel
Day 7
Train to Zermatt
Transfer
Transfer
Nature views
Nature views

Today following breakfast you check out from your hotel, go to the railway station and board a train to Zermatt, a traffic-free mountain village. You can enjoy views of the Pfyn- Finges Nature Park along the way.

Day 8
Day Trip to Gornergrat
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast, you walk to the railway station, where you board a cogwheel train equipped with large windows which allow you to enjoy a journey across the highest open-air railway in Europe.

Wellness Alpenhof Hotel, Zermatt
4

Located right next to the Sunnegga Cable Car Station and near the Gornergrat Railway, the family-run Wellness Alpenhof Hotel offers comfortable guestrooms with great amenities, such as cable TV, free Wi-Fi, minibars, and safes.

train
Zermatt
Chur
5 hrs 40 min

Providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to admire the Swiss Alps, the renowned Glacier Express traverses beautiful sceneries with a backdrop of the imposing mountains, as well as numerous bridges and tunnels. 

Chur

seventh destination
1 day in the city
1 night in centrally located hotel
Day 9
Glacier Express
Transfer
Transfer
Nature views
Nature views

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel. Today you enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime railway journey to Chur on board the iconic Glacier Express that presents you with fantastic views of the picturesque Swiss Alps.

ABC Swiss Quality Hotel, Chur
4

The stylish looking ABC Swiss Quality Hotel is a great place to stay during your Switzerland vacation. It boasts a wonderful location within a walking distance from the historic center of Chur. Guests are invited to stay in one of the 48 comfortable air-conditioned rooms.

train
Chur
Zurich
1 hr 10 min

Hop on the world-known Glacier Express to take a glimpse of the splendid Swiss Alps. Traveling across numerous tunnels and breathtaking sceneries, it truly makes up for one unforgettable train ride.

Zurich

eighth destination
2 days in the city
1 night in centrally located hotel
Day 10
Train to Zurich
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast you check out from the hotel and head to the railway station for a train ride to Zurich. Upon arrival you can go you to your centrally-located hotel for check-in.

Day 11
Departure from Zurich
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your tour. Following breakfast, you check-out from the hotel and your driver takes you to the airport for the departure. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Central Plaza Hotel, Zurich
4

The hotel boasts a great location right at Zurich’s Central Square and within a walking distance from the major sights of the city. It provides comfortable guestrooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including flat-screen TVs, personal bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, Geneva, Montreux, Zermatt, Chur;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Zurich, Lucerne Region, Bern, Geneva, Chillon Castle and Montreux;
  • Entrance tickets to Chillon Castle;
  • Tickets for public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car and bus for the tour to Mt Pilatus;
  • 1st class train tickets: Bern - Geneva, Geneva - Montreux, Montreux - Zermatt (with train transfer in Visp), Glacier Express Zermatt - Chur and Chur - Zurich;
  • 2nd class train tickets: Zurich - Lucerne and Lucerne - Bern;
  • Roundtrip tickets for cruise Montreux - Chillon Castle by public boat;
  • Non-guided tour to Gornergrat by cogwheel train; 
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Exploration of Zurich landmarks
  • Exploration of Lucerne region
  • A tour to major sights of Bern
  • Exploration of the highlights of Geneva
  • A boat cruise on Lake Geneva & a guided tour around the Chillon Castle and wine tasting
  • A day trip to Gornegrat
  • A railway journey to Chur on board the Glacier Express

What To Know

  • Tipping is included in the price of your meal at restaurants in Switzerland. If you liked the service, it is acceptable to round up the bill to the nearest Franc
  • Shops and supermarkets are closed on Sundays. Luckily, there are no free days for the gas stations and they are very well equipped
  • Communication equipment in Switzerland takes 230 volts, you will need an adapter plug (type J) to make your plug fit into the socket
  • You can safely drink tap water, the quality of it is often measured as purer than that of bottled mineral water
  • Switzerland uses the Swiss Franc as currency
  • Don't forget to take a mini umbrella and a light raincoat
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