Trip Overview

Switzerland in a Nutshell

Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews
Private tour to Switzerland
Set off on a journey to Switzerland and discover its top cities in 8 days. Start your exploration in Zurich, enjoy a cruise across Lake Lucerne, rise to Mount Pilatus on the world's steepest cogwheel train. Then on to the oldest city in Switzerland, Chur, followed by a ride on the famous Glacier Express that takes you high into the Swiss Alps to Zermatt. Take in beautiful Alpine scenery as you travel on the Gornergrat Bahn, stay in the Swiss Riviera, Montreux, visit Chillon Castle and see top Geneva sights.

Switzerland in a Nutshell

8 days5 cities
Switzerland1 country
Private tour to Switzerland
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$3,981
Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews
Set off on a journey to Switzerland and discover its top cities in 8 days. Start your exploration in Zurich, enjoy a cruise across Lake Lucerne, rise to Mount Pilatus on the world's steepest cogwheel train. Then on to the oldest city in Switzerland, Chur, followed by a ride on the famous Glacier Express that takes you high into the Swiss Alps to Zermatt. Take in beautiful Alpine scenery as you travel on the Gornergrat Bahn, stay in the Swiss Riviera, Montreux, visit Chillon Castle and see top Geneva sights.

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Day-By-Day

Zurich

first destination
3 days in the city
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.

Day 2
Exploring Lucerne Region
Day tour
Day tour
City tour
City tour
Boat ride
Boat ride
Nature views
Nature views

Following breakfast, you head to the railway station to take a train to 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.

Day 3
Zurich City Tour & Train to Chur
City tour
City tour
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and leave your luggage in the hotel storage room. Then 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
Chur
1 hr 30 min

Enjoy the short but undoubtedly scenic train ride across some of the most charming towns in Switzerland. The trains provide spacious compartments for your belongings as well as enough legroom for your comfort during the journey. 

Chur

second destination
1 day in the city
1 night in centrally located hotel
Day 4
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 Zermatt 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
Zermatt
5 hrs 40 min

Hop onboard the Glacier Express and get ready for a train ride like no other. The jaw-droppingly beautiful route features spectacular views of the picturesque Swiss Alps and numerous other postcard-like backdrops, making up for some images to remember for sure. 

Zermatt

third destination
1 day in the city
1 night in centrally located hotel
Day 5
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, on the Gornergrat Bahn cog railway, 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
Montreux
2 hrs 40 min

Enjoy your journey traveling along the highest open-air railway in Europe providing with some truly scenic views, which can be admired through the wide windows of the train.

Montreux

fourth destination
1 day in the city
1 night in centrally located hotel
Day 6
Train to Montreux & Trip to Chillon Castle
Day tour
Day tour
Boat ride
Boat ride
Nature views
Nature views

In the morning after breakfast, you check out and have a train ride to Montreux also known as 'Swiss Riviera'. Then you check in your hotel and embark on a fascinating trip along the shores of Geneva Lake to discover remarkable sights of Vaud of Canton.

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
Geneva
50 min

Travel from Geneva to Montreux in less than an hour while onboard a comfortable train with the necessary amenities provided. In addition to that, scenic views along Lake Geneva are included as well.

Geneva

fifth destination
2 days in the city
1 night in centrally located hotel
Day 7
Train to Geneva & Geneva Sightseeing
Transfer
Transfer
City tour
City tour
Nature views
Nature views

Following breakfast you check out and go to the train station for a 1-hour train ride to Geneva, surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains. Then you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and start exploring the highlights of Geneva.

Day 8
Departure from Geneva
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!

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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Zurich, Chur, Zermatt, Montreux, Geneva;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Lucerne Region, Zurich, Chillon Castle, Montreux and Geneva;
  • 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: Zurich - Chur, Glacier Express Chur - Zermatt, Zermatt - Montreux (with a train transfer in VIsp) and Montreux - Geneva;
  • 2nd class train tickets: Zurich - Lucerne;
  • 2nd class tickets for roundtrip 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 Lucerne region
  • A sightseeing tour in Zurich
  • A railway journey to Zermatt on board the Glacier Express
  • A day trip to Gornegrat
  • A boat cruise on Lake Geneva & a guided tour around the Chillon Castle
  • Exploration of the highlights of Geneva

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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