Trip Overview

Winter Switzerland

Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews
Private tour to Switzerland

Immerse yourself in Switzerland's winter fairytale! In 9 days explore 5 cities including a stay in Rigi Kaltbad, a lovely resort in the Swiss Alps. See the top sights of Zurich, take a ride on the cableway 'Dragon Ride' passing through lush Alpine meadows in Lucerne, enjoy traveling on the Luzern-Interlaken Express and make your way to the 'Top of Europe' to Jungfraujoch. As a grand finale experience the highlights of capital-city Bern.
 

Winter Switzerland

9 days5 cities
Switzerland1 country
Private tour to Switzerland
From
$3,791
Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews

Immerse yourself in Switzerland's winter fairytale! In 9 days explore 5 cities including a stay in Rigi Kaltbad, a lovely resort in the Swiss Alps. See the top sights of Zurich, take a ride on the cableway 'Dragon Ride' passing through lush Alpine meadows in Lucerne, enjoy traveling on the Luzern-Interlaken Express and make your way to the 'Top of Europe' to Jungfraujoch. As a grand finale experience the highlights of capital-city Bern.
 

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Zurich

first destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night 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 or start exploring the nearby attractions on your own.

Breakfast is included.

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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.

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 take your bags 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.

  • Please, note: you can extend you stay in Zurich. Contact your travel specialist for the details.
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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
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
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in centrally located hotel
Day 3
Exploring Lucerne Region
Day tour
Day tour

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 20-minute bus ride to Kriens. There you board a cable car that takes you across the famous cableway 'Dragon Ride' 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 again ride a cable car to enjoy the fantastic scenery one more time. As the last part of your magnificent tour, you take a bus from Kriens back to Lucerne.

After the tour, you return to your hotel. The rest of the evening is free.

Breakfast is included.

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Continental Park Hotel, Lucerne
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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.

Welcome to Lucerne

Encircled by Alpine summits reflecting in the emerald waters of Lake Lucerne, the beautiful city of Lucerne is the real pride of Switzerland, impressing with its architectural ensemble and nature.

ferry
Lucerne
Rigi Kaltbad
1 hr

Embark on a ferry to admire the landscapes of Switzerland from a different perspective. The ferryboat takes you from Lucerne to the beautiful port of Vitznau, where you board a train to continue your adventure. 

Rigi Kaltbad

third destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 night in centrally located hotel
Day 4
Trip to Rigi Kaltbad
Transfer
Transfer
Boat ride
Boat ride

Following breakfast, you head to the ferry terminal to start your trip to Rigi Kaltbad, a lovely resort in the Swiss Alps. At first, you have a 1-hour boat ride to reach Vitznau, then a quaint cogwheel train brings you to Rigi Kaltbad-First station. The Vitznau-Rigi-Bahn started operation in 1871 and was the first mountain railway in Europe.

Rigi Kaltbad has a wonderful location on a sunny terrace at a height of 1,433 m (4,701 ft), overlooking Lake Lucerne. The Rigi Kaltbad Hotel you stay in is famous for its spa-zone, which offers its guests a great chance to luxuriate in the mineral waters of the Kaltbad spring while taking in the spectacular view of the mountains from indoor and outdoor pools.

Upon arrival, you check in the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 5
Free Day in Rigi Kaltbad
Free day
Free day

Today you have a free day to enjoy the mineral waters, the magnificent mountain view and to try some winter activities.

  • Optional tour: Snowshoe dream with Cheese Fondue
    Snowshoes are special footwear which allows walking over snow without sinking completely into it. The snowshoe hiking guided by your qualified guide/instructor leads through the romantic and magical winter landscape of Rigi - Queen of the Mountains. Enjoy your wonderful snowshoe experience followed by fondue tasting in one of the local restaurants.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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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.

Welcome to Rigi Kaltbad

Rigi Kaltbad is a small resort in the central part of Switzerland and only a half-an-hour drive from Lucerne. Being a fascinating settlement overlooking Lake Lucerne, Rigi Kaltbad attracts visitors by the unhurried rhythm and picturesque natural surroundings.

train
Rigi Kaltbad
Interlaken
3 hrs 20 min

You take a scenic cable car ride to reach Weggis and then embark on a 40-minute ferry cruise to Lucerne. Later you hop on a Luzern - Interlaken Express and enjoy the ride with breathtaking views while traveling along the GoldenPass Line.

Interlaken

fourth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in centrally located hotel
Day 6
Train to Interlaken
Transfer
Transfer

Today after breakfast you check out from your hotel, walk to the station and start your adventurous trip to Interlaken. Upon arrival, you check in the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. You arrive to the Interlaken 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.

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Day 7
Day Trip to Jungfraujoch
Day tour
Day tour
Transfer
Transfer
Nature views
Nature views

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-story 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 uncomfortable 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 the 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.

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Hotel du Nord, Interlaken
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Offering absolutely stunning views over the mountains, the Hotel du Nord is housed in a historic edifice and boasts a top location in the heart of Interlaken. The property offers non-smoking and well-equipped guestrooms, invites to take advantage of the spa zone.

Welcome to Interlaken

The town which has long seduced travelers, nobility and even members of the royal family, charming Interlaken is a Swiss destination that would be unfair to avoid. The city's name is literally translated as the one "between lakes".

train
Interlaken
Bern
50 min

Travel along the Lake Thun and numerous lovely towns in Switzerland while on a train heading towards Bern. The trains all feature the necessary amenities and storage compartments for your belongings, as well as stunning views through the window for sure. 

Bern

fifth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in centrally located hotel
Day 8
Train to Bern & Bern Sightseeing
Transfer
Transfer
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and walk to the railway station. There you take a train to Bern, the beautiful Swiss capital. In about an hour you arrive at the station, from where you can easily reach your centrally-located hotel. Upon arrival, you check-in and later meet your guide in the hotel lobby. Together you start exploring the wonderful 12th-century capital while making a stunning half-day sightseeing tour with stops at the major sights.

Together with your guide you walk through the Old Town of Bern, which is the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. It inspires its visitors with arcade shops, glorious fountains and medieval architecture. You enjoy the view of the late Gothic Cathedral and the Clock Tower (Zytglogge) with its richly-decorated astronomical clock built in 1530. After if time allows, you visit the amazing Bear Park, the symbol of the city.

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

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Departure

This is the final day of your tour. Following breakfast, you check-out from the hotel and take a train which brings you straight to Zurich Airport for your departure. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

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The Bristol, Bern
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Experience charming Bern, staying in a modern 4-star hotel The Bristol. Take advantage of the nice location just in the heart of Bern’s Old Town and enjoy the hotel's top-notch amenities in the guest rooms like cable TV, free WiFi, tea/coffee making facilities as well as private bathrooms with hairdryer. Moreover, the hotel boasts a gym, a bar, and a lounge area.

Welcome to Bern

The world-famous Swiss chocolate and cheese, world-scale resorts, striking nature, and exceptional legacy will satisfy even the most sophisticated travel gourmet in the capital city Bern.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally-located hotels in Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken, Bern and at mountain spa hotel in Rigi Kaltbad;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport arrival transfer with private driver;
  • Sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides in Zurich, Lucerne Region and Bern;
  • Tickets for cable car and bus for the tour to Mt Pilatus;
  • Tickets for boats, cable car and cogwheel trains for the trip to/from Rigi Kaltbad;
  • 1st class train tickets: Zurich - Lucerne, Lucerne - Interlaken, Interlaken - Bern, Bern - Zurich Airport;
  • Non-guided tour to Jungfraujoch; 
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

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

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.

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 boat ride to Vitznau & a tour of Rigi Kaltbad resort
  • A train journey to Jungfraujoch
  • A half-day sightseeing tour in Bern

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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