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Swiss Express

Tour rating: 4.82 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews
Private tour to Switzerland

Enjoy the beauty of Switzerland to the fullest and let yourself be enchanted by its scenic landscapes and alluring cities. Take in the charms of Zurich Old Town and the magnificent Lucerne region. Then continue to inimitable Geneva and discover Montreux and Chillon Castle as a part of a day tour. Best hotels, professional guides, and airport transfers are included to make your Switzerland travel even more saturated!

Swiss Express

6 days2 cities
Switzerland1 country
Private tour to Switzerland
From
$2,796
Tour rating: 4.82 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews

Enjoy the beauty of Switzerland to the fullest and let yourself be enchanted by its scenic landscapes and alluring cities. Take in the charms of Zurich Old Town and the magnificent Lucerne region. Then continue to inimitable Geneva and discover Montreux and Chillon Castle as a part of a day tour. Best hotels, professional guides, and airport transfers are included to make your Switzerland travel even more saturated!

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Zurich

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 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, so you can relax in your room, have dinner in a local restaurant, start exploring the nearby attractions or join our carefully planned optional tour.

No meals are included.

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Day 2
Zurich City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you meet your private guide in 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 leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Exploring Lucerne Region
Day tour
Day tour

Following breakfast, you head to the railway station to take a train to amazing Lucerne. Sit back, relax and enjoy breathtaking Swiss landscapes. In about 50 minutes you meet your guide at the station of Lucerne.

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. 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, the altitude of which is 2,132 m (6,995 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 a public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car, and bus are included.

  • Please, note: boat and cogwheel train are available only from middle of May to September. The rest of the year they are replaced with cable car and bus.

After the tour, you take a train back to Zurich. The rest of the evening is free.

Breakfast is included.

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Glockenhof Hotel, Zurich
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The beautiful Glockenhof Hotel is set right in the heart of the city next to the central shopping street. It offers top-class service and cozy accommodations. All guestrooms are comfortable and well-equipped.

Welcome to Zurich

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, wealthiest in Europe, with the best quality of life in the world. Its history goes back to its founding by the Romans in 15 BC and has a rich medieval background.

train
Zurich
Geneva
3 hrs

A comfortable train ride is one of the best options to take everything that Switzerland has to offer. Sit back, relax and let yourself be enchanted by the unique beauty of local landscapes!

Geneva

second destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in centrally located hotel
Day 4
Train to Geneva and City Sightseeing
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, and your driver takes you to the station. Enjoy the most scenic landscapes of Switzerland on your way to the amazing city of Geneva!

Upon arrival, you walk to your centrally-located hotel which is easily accessible on foot. 

Later you meet your guide and start exploring the highlights of Geneva, the second most populous city of Switzerland and capital of Romandy, the French-speaking region. Being the European seat of the UN and headquarters of the Red Cross, Geneva is known as the «capital of peace».

You start discovering Geneva sights by the lake front. You take a short water tram ride on lake Geneva and see one of the most famous landmarks, the Jet d'Eau fountain of 140 m (460 ft) and enjoy the view of the mountains.

Then you proceed to the astonishing Old Town and see St. Peter Cathedral, the English Garden with Flower Clock, Ile Rousseau and Castle Tour-de-l'ile. Here you also see the city council building where the first Geneva Convention was signed, in the Alabama Room, as it is now called, and learn about the beginning of international Geneva. You also visit the grounds of the University of Geneva to see the Reformation Wall that features statues of the four Geneva luminaries and learn about the role Geneva played in the Reformation in the 16th century.

Finally, you have a short ride by public transport to view the international district of Geneva and its heart - United Nations Office located in the Palace of Nations.

The rest of the day is free for you to relax, spend time enjoying views of Geneva Lake or continue exploring Geneva on your own.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Day Trip to Montreux & Chillon Castle
Day tour
Day tour

In the morning you walk to the station for a 1-hour train ride to amazing Montreux. Upon arrival, you meet your guide and start a walking city tour.

You learn about the history and culture of charming 'Swiss Riviera' strolling along the lake shores where the summer Jazz Festival takes place. On the way up to the old town you enjoy stunning views over the lake and pass by the oldest house in Montreux, dating back to the 16th century.

While you walk the little streets of this charming town, your guide shares with you the stories of the famous expats in Montreux such as Vladimir Nabokov and Freddie Mercury. You see the statue of Freddie Mercury and have a chance to visit the Queen: The Studio Experience exhibition located in the original Mountain Studios, part of the Montreux Casino. Queen recorded a total of seven albums here at Mountain Studios in Montreux, which the band owned between 1979 and 1996, including the final album Made in Heaven. 

During the tour, you also find out how fire at the Montreux Casino inspired Deep Purple's classic "Smoke on the Water." Since then the casino has been beautifully rebuilt, so have a great chance to visit it in the evening.

Your next destination for today is the most recognizable historic monument in Switzerland - Chillon Castle dating 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 take a public ferry cruise* on Lake Geneva and admire the exterior of the castle from water. Upon disembarkation, you meet your guide inside the castle and have a private tour around the most spectacular parts of Chillon.

Following the tour, you return to Geneva by train.

  • Please, note: cruise is available from mid-April to mid-October; in winter season it is replaced with train ride.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your tour. Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and have a transfer to Geneva airport. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

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Royal Manotel, Geneva
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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.

Welcome to Geneva

Situated along the banks of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps, Geneva sparkles as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, is the world's most compact metropolis and "Peace Capital".

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Zurich and Geneva;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to Chillon Castle;
  • 1st class train tickets: Zurich - Geneva;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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
  • Discovering magnificent Geneva sights
  • Visiting charming Montreux and legendary Chillon Castle

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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