Explore the highlights of Switzerland in 11-days! Begin in atmospheric Zurich and Lucerne, then on to Mt Pilatus to which you rise on the world's steepest cogwheel train. Then explore the traditional resort town Interlaken and make your way to the 'Top of Europe', Jungfraujoch, on a cogwheel train. Continue to Lausanne region where you visit the Chillon Castle and travel on the tasty Chocolade Train. As a grand finale experience the top sights of Geneva.

City:
Zurich, Lucerne, Lausanne, Geneva
Duration:
11 days
Type:
Private tour
From:
$4,384
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Arrival to Zurich

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.

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Day 2
Zurich City Tour

After breakfast you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a perfectly-planned sightseeing tour around the most beautiful landmarks of Zurich. Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the Old Town for the following 3 hours.

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Day 3
Train to Lucerne

Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and head to the railway station for a train ride to Lucerne, set amid beautiful snow-capped mountains on Lake Lucerne. Upon arrival you go to your centrally-located hotel.

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Day 4
Exploring Lucerne Region

Today after breakfast 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. The tour starts with a cruise across the Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad.

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Day 5
Train to Interlaken

Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and go to the station on your own. There you take the Luzern-Interlaken Express. In about two hours you arrive to the Lucerne railway station, from where you can easily reach your centrally-located hotel.

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Day 6
Day Trip to Jungfraujoch

After an early breakfast you walk to the railway station to begin an exciting train journey to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. Today you experience riding several trains with panoramic windows to view the most of the incredible Alpine area.

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Day 7
Train to Lausanne

Following breakfast you check out, go to the station and board a train which takes you to the next destination. Within less than an hour you reach Lausanne, the French-speaking city of Switzerland located on the shores of spectacular Geneva Lake.

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Day 8
Chocolade Train

Today prepare for a day of delicious touring! Early in the morning (around 8 AM) you take a short train ride to Montreux and upon arrival board the Chocolate train to start your trip to Gruyeres. Onboard you are treated with chocolate croissant and coffee.

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Day 9
Day Trip to Chillon Castle & Montreux

After breakfast embark on a fascinating day-trip to Vaud of Canton. Your tour starts with an exciting public boat cruise on Lake Geneva to the most recognizable historic monument in Switzerland - Chillon Castle.

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Day 10
Train to Geneva & Geneva Sightseeing

Today following breakfast you check out from your hotel and proceed to the train station for a short train ride to Geneva. Upon arrival, you check in to the hotel, leave your luggage and start a 3-hour walking tour.

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Day 11
Departure from Geneva

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!

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Price

$4,384
Deposit $877
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$6,884
Deposit $1,377
Single traveler

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken, Lausanne, Geneva;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Zurich, Lucerne Region, Chillon Castle, Montreux and Geneva;
  • Tickets for public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car and bus for the tour to Mt Pilatus;
  • Tour by Chocolate Train with visits to cheese and chocolate factories;
  • 1st class train tickets: Lucerne - Interlaken Express; 
  • 2 class trains Zurich - Lucerne, Lucerne - Interlaken Ost, Lausanne - Geneva, Chillon - Montreux and roundtrip tickets Lausanne - Montreux;
  • 1 class tickets for cruise from Lausenne to Chillon Castle by public boat;
  • Wine tasting in Chillon Castle;
  • Non-guided tour to Jungfraujoch by 1st class trains Interlaken - Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen - Interlaken and 2nd class Grindelwald - Kleine Scheidegg, Kleine Scheidegg - Jungfraujoch and Kleine Scheidegg - Lauterbrunnen; 
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, gratuities.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Zurich

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, so you can relax in your room, have dinner in a local restaurant or start exploring the nearby attractions.

No meals included.

Day 2: Zurich City Tour

After breakfast you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a perfectly-planned sightseeing tour around the most beautiful landmarks of Zurich.

Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the Old Town for the following 3 hours, walking through its narrow cozy streets and exploring its breathtaking medieval houses, churches and town hall.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Optional tour: Zurich Sunset Tour with Fondue Tasting
This evening join a group to take a trip around the most famous gastronomical places in the Zurich area. At first visit the chocolate factory Lindt & Sprungli and enjoy a ride on the aerial cable car ride. When you reach the hilltop station Felsenegg, go to a restaurant overlooking Lake Zurich, where you enjoy the great view and taste a glass of wine or Gluhwein, then continue to another traditional restaurant to try a freshly prepared chocolate dessert and natural cheese fondue!Felsenegg, go to a restaurant overlooking Lake Zurich, where you enjoy the great view and taste a glass of wine or Gluhwein, then continue to another traditional restaurant to try a freshly prepared chocolate dessert and natural cheese fondue!

Breakfast is included.

Day 3: Train to Lucerne

Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and head to the railway station for a train ride to Lucerne, set amid beautiful snow-capped mountains on Lake Lucerne. Upon arrival you go to your centrally-located hotel (easily accessible on foot) for check-in.

The rest of the day is free, so you can start exploring the nearby attractions of this traditional and picturesque mountain town on your own, dine in a local restaurant or take a rest after your train journey.

Breakfast is included.

 

Day 4: Exploring Lucerne Region

Today after breakfast 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.

The tour starts with a cruise across the Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad. There you board the famous cogwheel train that takes you across the world's steepest railway passing through lush Alpine meadows, spectacular rocks and sparkling mountain streams to the top of Mt Pilatus, altitude of which is 2132 m (6995 ft).

For the return journey you ride a cable car to enjoy the fantastic scenery once again. As the last part of your magnificent tour you take a 20-minute bus from Kriens to Lucerne. Tickets* for public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car and bus are included.

After the tour you return to your Lucerne hotel and have the rest of the day free.

*Please note: The boat cruise and the cogwheel train are available only from May to September.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5: Train to Interlaken

Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and go to the station on your own. There you take the Luzern-Interlaken Express. In about two hours you arrive to the Interlaken railway station, from where you can easily reach your centrally-located hotel on foot.

The rest of the day is free, so you can start exploring the nearby attractions on your own, dine in a local restaurant or take a rest after your train journey. Overnight at your hotel in Interlaken.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch

Today after an early breakfast you walk to the railway station to begin an exciting train journey to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe.

As you make your way to the 'Top of Europe' you experience riding several trains with panoramic windows to view the most of the incredible Alpine area. Your first destination is Grindelwald, where you change trains and depart to Kleine Scheidegg. This section offers the stunning view of Eigerwand (Eiger Wall), one of the Great north faces of the Alps. The last Kleine Scheidegg - Jungfraujoch cogwheel train partly passes through the tunnel, which was built right across the Eiger rocks at an altitude of 3000 m (9,843 ft). Jungfraujoch is the high-Alpine wonderland of eternal snow and ice*. All this beauty could be marveled at from one of the observation decks located both inside and outside of a 3-storey observatory building.

*Please, note: It is important to wear something warm and wind/rain protective when going to Jungfraujoch. The temperature there is usually lower than in the cities even in summer. In case you feel too cold you can always go inside the restaurants which are close to the observation deck.

You can take an interesting walk through the Ice Cave where everything around you is made from ice. The area includes several restaurants, cafés and shops as well as place for snow activities to satisfy any taste.

For the ride back you travel first to Kleine Scheidegg and then you take a new route: to Interlaken via Lauterbrunnen. This way you see the stunning alpine area from a new perspective. You then return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 7: Train to Lausanne

Following breakfast you check out, go to the station and board a train which takes you to the next destination. Within less than an hour you reach Lausanne, the French-speaking city of Switzerland located on the shores of spectacular Geneva Lake. Lausanne is famous all over the world for hosting the International Olympic Committee.

Upon arrival you go to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to take our optional tour or to spend time enjoying views of Geneva Lake.

Optional tour: Lausanne City Tour
Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour around the most famous sights of Lausanne. Together with your private guide, you see the Olympic Museum, the International Olympic Committee, the University of Lausanne and Roman ruins (from outside). Also explore the medieval Cite located on a hill, see the castle of St.Maire, the Lausanne Cathedral, and visit the Riponne square to admire its neo-renaissance architectural style.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8: Chocolade Train

Today prepare for a day of delicious touring! Early in the morning (around 8 AM) you take a short train ride to Montreux and upon arrival board the Chocolate train to start your trip to Gruyeres. Onboard you are treated with chocolate croissant and coffee.

Your first activity today is a tour of the cheese factory La Maison du Gruyere, where you learn about cows, milk and cheese making process; multilingual headsets are provided for you.

Then you take a short bus trip up to the Gruyeres village. There you have 2.5 hours on your own so you can spend time visiting the Gruyeres Castle dating back to the 13th century (entrance ticket is not included), tasting world-famous Gruyere cheese or just strolling along medieval streets.

Next on your list is the tour of the legendary Maison Cailler Chocolate Factory in Broc where you are transferred by bus. Here you learn about the history of these tasty sweets and discover the secrets of Swiss chocolate production. Your visit is commented in English, and right after the tour you are invited for chocolate tasting.

You then return to Montreux on the Chocolate Train where you board your train back to Lausanne. Your return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 9: Day Trip to Chillon Castle & Montreux

After breakfast embark on a fascinating day-trip along the shores of Geneva Lake to discover several of the most remarkable sights of Vaud of Canton.

Your tour starts with an exiting public boat cruise on Lake Geneva. Within about 1.5 hours you reach the most recognizable historic monument in Switzerland - Chillon Castle that dates back to medieval ages. Its charming architectural style and rich history inspired such literary geniuses as Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Lord Byron. First you admire the exterior of this historical monument from water. Upon disembarkation you have a private guided touring around the most spectacular parts of Chillon Castle followed by Clos de Chillon wine tasting.

After Chillon you head for Montreux also located on the shores of Geneva Lake and known as 'Swiss Riviera'. You meet your private guide at the station and have a 2-hours walking tour of this glorious place.

Finally you take a short train ride back to reach Lausanne and go to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast and wine tasting included.

Day 10: Train to Geneva & Geneva Sightseeing

Today following breakfast you check out from your hotel and proceed to the train station for a short train ride to Geneva, surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains. Geneva is the second most populous city of Switzerland and the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. Upon arrival, you check in to the hotel, leave your luggage and start a 3-hour walking tour.

Together with your guide you start discovering the top sights of this marvelous city by the lake front. You see one of the most famous landmarks, the Jet d'Eau fountain of 140 m (460 ft) and enjoy the view of the mountains. After you proceed to the astonishing Old Town and see St. Peter cathedral, Reformation Wall, the English Garden with Flower Clock, Ile Rousseau and Castle Tour-de-l'ile.

After the tour you return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Day 11: Departure from Geneva

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!

Optional extension: You may extend your staying in Geneva. Please contact your travel specialist for details.

Breakfast is included.

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken, Lausanne, Geneva;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Zurich, Lucerne Region, Chillon Castle, Montreux and Geneva;
  • Tickets for public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car and bus for the tour to Mt Pilatus;
  • Tour by Chocolate Train with visits to cheese and chocolate factories;
  • 1st class train tickets: Lucerne - Interlaken Express; 
  • 2 class trains Zurich - Lucerne, Lucerne - Interlaken Ost, Lausanne - Geneva, Chillon - Montreux and roundtrip tickets Lausanne - Montreux;
  • 1 class tickets for cruise from Lausenne to Chillon Castle by public boat;
  • Wine tasting in Chillon Castle;
  • Non-guided tour to Jungfraujoch by 1st class trains Interlaken - Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen - Interlaken and 2nd class Grindelwald - Kleine Scheidegg, Kleine Scheidegg - Jungfraujoch and Kleine Scheidegg - Lauterbrunnen; 
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, gratuities.

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Package type Price
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$4,384
Deposit $877
Single traveler
$6,884
Deposit $1,377