Trip Overview

Definitive Switzerland

Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews
Private tour to Switzerland

Explore fairy-tale Switzerland in 15 days. See the best attractions of major Swiss towns, enjoy a Lake Lucerne cruise, and visit the Chillon Castle. Then continue your journey high up to the Alps and spend a couple of days in the renown ski destination Zermatt, ride on the highest open-air railway in Europe - the Gornergrat Bahntake, and as a tour highlight have a trip on the world-famous Glacier Express.

Definitive Switzerland

15 days7 cities
Switzerland1 country
Private tour to Switzerland
From
$6,128
Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews

Explore fairy-tale Switzerland in 15 days. See the best attractions of major Swiss towns, enjoy a Lake Lucerne cruise, and visit the Chillon Castle. Then continue your journey high up to the Alps and spend a couple of days in the renown ski destination Zermatt, ride on the highest open-air railway in Europe - the Gornergrat Bahntake, and as a tour highlight have a trip on the world-famous Glacier Express.

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Day-By-Day

Zurich

first destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a 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
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.

4-star hotel
4

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.

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
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Train to Lucerne
Transfer
Transfer

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.

Day 4
Exploring Lucerne Region
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views
Boat ride
Boat ride

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.

4-star hotel
4

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.

train
Lucerne
Bern
1 hr

A train is one of the best ways to explore Switzerland, thus sit back and enjoy your journey to Bern while onboard a modern comfortable train with all the necessary amenities.

Bern

third destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Train to Bern
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and take a train to Bern, the capital city of Switzerland. The rest of the day is free, so you can start exploring the nearby attractions on your own.

Day 6
Bern Sightseeing
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and start exploring the wonderful 12th-century capital. Today you have a stunning half-day sightseeing tour of Bern with stops at the major sights.

4-star hotel
4

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.

train
Bern
Geneva
1 hr 40 min

Surrounded by the Alps and the Jura Mountains, the train ride to Geneva is truly a one-of-a-kind journey. Discover the beautiful towns and landscapes in Switzerland while train-traveling. 

Geneva

fourth destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Train to Geneva
Transfer
Transfer

In the morning after breakfast, you check out from your hotel and proceed to the train station for a 2-hour train ride to Geneva, surrounded by the Alps and Jura mountains. Upon arrival you check in your centrally-located hotel.

Day 8
Geneva City Tour
City tour
City tour
Nature views
Nature views

Following breakfast prepare to explore the highlights of Geneva, the second most populous city in Switzerland. The city is part of Romandy, the French-speaking region of Switzerland.

4-star hotel
4

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.

train
Geneva
Montreux
1 hr

Make your way to Montreux while traveling along Lake Geneva onboard a well-equipped comfortable train. The train ride is not long, however, provides some truly marvelous sceneries through your window. 

Montreux

fifth destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Train to Montreux
Transfer
Transfer

Today after breakfast you check out, go to the station and board a train which takes you to the next destination. Within about an hour you reach Montreux also located on the shores of Geneva Lake and known as 'Swiss Riviera'.

Day 10
Day Trip to Chillon Castle and Tour of Montreux
Boat ride
Boat ride
Day tour
Day tour

After breakfast, you take a public boat cruise on Lake Geneva to reach the most recognizable historic monument in Switzerland - Chillon Castle. The castle dates back to medieval ages.

4-star hotel
4

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.

train
Montreux
Zermatt
2 hrs 20 min

Enjoy the spectacular sceneries in Switzerland while onboard a train traversing the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park. Make sure to sit by the window for the best view!

Zermatt

sixth destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 11
Train to Zermatt
Transfer
Transfer
Nature views
Nature views

Today following breakfast you check out from your hotel, go to the railway station and board a train to Zermatt, a traffic-free mountain village. You can enjoy views of the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park along the way.

Day 12
Day Trip to Gornegrat
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast you walk to the railway station, where you board a cogwheel train of the Gornergrat Bahn. After about 45 minutes you reach the station of Gornergrat which is considered to be the highest open-air railway station of Europe.

4-star hotel
4

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.

train
Zermatt
Chur
5 hrs 40 min

Providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to admire the Swiss Alps, the renowned Glacier Express traverses beautiful sceneries with a backdrop of the imposing mountains, as well as numerous bridges and tunnels. 

Chur

seventh destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a remarkable hotel
Day 13
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 Chur on board the iconic Glacier Express that presents you with fantastic views of the picturesque Swiss Alps.

4-star hotel
4

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.

train
Chur
Zurich
1 hr 10 min

Hop on the world-known Glacier Express to take a glimpse of the splendid Swiss Alps. Traveling across numerous tunnels and breathtaking sceneries, it truly makes up for one unforgettable train ride.

Zurich

eighth destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 14
Train to Zurich
Transfer
Transfer
Free day
Free day

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and head to the railway station for a train ride to Zurich. Upon arrival, you can go you to your centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Day 15
Departure from Zurich
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.

4-star hotel
4

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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Zurich, Lucerne, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Zermatt, Chur;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides in Zurich, Lucerne Region, Bern, Geneva, Chillon Castle and Montreux;
  • Entrance ticket and wine tasting in Chillon Castle;
  • Tickets for public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car and bus for the tour to Mt Pilatus;
  • 1st class train tickets: Bern - Geneva, Lausanne - Zermatt, Glacier Express Zermatt - Chur and Chur - Zurich;
  • 2nd class train tickets: Zurich - Lucerne, Lucerne - Bern, Geneva - Lausanne, Chillon - Montreux and Montreux - Lausanne;
  • Cruise from Lausenne to Chillon Castle by public boat;
  • Non-guided tour to Gornergrat by cogweel 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
  • Exploration of the highlights of Geneva
  • A boat cruise on Lake Geneva, a guided tour around the Chillon Castle and wine tasting & a Montreux tour
  • A day trip to Gornegrat
  • A railway journey to Chur on board the Glacier Express

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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