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Winter in Zermatt

7 days2 cities
Switzerland1 country
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Private tour to Switzerland

Set off on a journey to Switzerland and discover its top cities in 7 days. Start your exploration in Zurich, enjoy a cruise across Lake Lucerne, rise to Mount Pilatus on the world's steepest cogwheel train. Take in beautiful Alpine scenery as you travel on the Gornergrat Bahn, and stay on the Swiss Riviera.

7 days2 cities
Switzerland1 country
From
$4,000
Zurich, Switzerland
3
days
Switzerland

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.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
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, start exploring the nearby attractions or join our carefully planned optional tour.

  • Please, note: in case of early arrival, city tour may be moved to Day 1 to make an introduction of the city
  • 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!

No meals are included.

2
day
Exploring Lucerne Region

Following breakfast, you head to the railway station to take a train to Lucerne. 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, an 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 a public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car, and bus are included.

  • Please note: boat and cogwheel train are available only from the 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.

3
day
Zurich City Tour & Departure to Zermatt

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.

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 pick up your luggage and have a transfer to the station for a train ride to Zermatt.

Zermatt is famous not only for being a popular ski resort. This lovely village is located in the southern canton of Valais which is home to some of the world's most spectacular mountains, including Matterhorn.

Upon arrival, you walk to your hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Glockenhof Hotel, Zurich

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.

train
Zurich
Zermatt
3 hrs 30 min

Modern Swiss trains are one of the fastest and most comfortable ways to get to Zermatt. A restaurant, family coach with play area, comfortable seats, and extensive luggage space are at your service during the journey.  

Zermatt, Switzerland gallery
2
days
Switzerland

Set gracefully just at the foot of the highest summit of the Alps, majestic Matterhorn, the city of Zermatt, Switzerland is a popular ski resort that's all about gorgeous natural panoramas.

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Hotel
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4
day
Day Trip to Gornergrat

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. The Gornergrat Bahn is the cog railway which was the first in the world to be fully electrified. Nowadays regenerative braking system of this eco-friendly railway generates electricity on the descent and so saves energy.

After about 45 minutes you reach the station of Gornergrat which is considered to be the highest open-air railway station of Europe at an altitude of 3, 090 m (10,135 ft). Gornergrat observation platform is accessible all year round and offers one of the finest panoramas in Switzerland. From there you have a glorious view of more than 20 four-thousand m (13,123 ft) peaks, one of which is Matterhorn. A truly unforgettable experience you cannot miss!

  • Please, note: It is important to wear something warm and wind/rain protective when going to Gornergrat. 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 restaurant which is close to the observation platform. The trains to/from Gornergrat are heated well.

After some free time in Gornergrat, you have a train ride back to Zermatt. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

5
day
Exploring Zermatt

You have a full second day at leisure. Hence, you can decide what stunning places in Zermatt you want to visit. Either it is Rifelsee, a tiny mountain lake, famous for its picturesque mirror image of the Matterhorn, captivating Glaciers, or a traditional restaurant. 

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Wellness Alpenhof Hotel, Zermatt

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
Zurich
4 hrs

Taking a train is among the most comfortable ways to travel between the beautiful cities of Zermatt and Zurich. All Swiss trains are fast, safe, and equipped with everything you need for a worry-free ride. Sit back and enjoy the breathtaking panoramas outside the window. 

Zurich, Switzerland
2
days
Switzerland

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.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
6
day
Arrival at Zermatt

After check-in in the centrally located hotel, you have the first part of the day at leisure.

After lunch, you are headed with your private guide to explore stunning places across the city. 

You will discover the Zürich Rathaus, which overlooks the Limmat River and spans both the river and a small plaza, and is considered one of Europe's finest city halls.

After that, you are headed to St. Peter's Church. Be prepared to be amazed by the exquisite architecture and breathtaking atmosphere. 

The evening you are welcome to spend at the traditional restaurant to fully immerse yourself in the culture.

7
day
Departure

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!

Breakfast is included.

Your Choice of Hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure amazing stay and experience for you.

Glockenhof Hotel, Zurich

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.

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Zurich, Zermatt;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport arrival transfer with private driver;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Tickets for public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car and bus for the tour to Mt Pilatus;
  • 1st class train tickets: Zurich - Zermatt, Zermatt - Zurich;
  • 2nd class train tickets: Zurich - Lucerne - Zurich;
  • Tickets for non-guided tour to Gornergrat by cogwheel train; 
  • 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 transfer. 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 Lucerne region
  • A sightseeing tour in Zurich
  • A day trip to Gornegrat

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