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Swiss Grand Alpine and Glacier Express Tour
Starting and ending in Zurich, 6 DAYS
DEPATURES:Every Monday , from April 27 to October 12, 2015 from Swissôtel Zurich, Schulstrasse 44, 8050 Zurich
PRICE: CHF 2092 - Per Person in Double Occupancy
Suppliment for Single Occupancy: 250
1st Class Rail Upgradation: 163
Child Rates: 492
6 Day Tour (Monday to Saturday) ZGL6Z
DAY 1 MONDAY Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken
We leave Zurich at 8.30 a.m. A short drive takes us to the city of Lucerne
where we visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden
bridge, time at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. At noon we proceed to the
mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable car ride to the summit of Mount
Titlis brings you up into the high alpine region with its glaciers and
ice. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the new revolving “ROTAIR”
gondola. (Take a warm sweater along.) In the afternoon we cross Brunig Pass
to the Bernese Oberland and reach the village Brienz, which is famous for its
long tradition of woodcarving. We continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken
at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first
DAY 2 TUESDAY Interlaken – Berne – Gruyères – Geneva
We leave Interlaken in the morning and drive along beautiful Lake of Thun to
the Swiss capital, Berne. The city is attractively set on a steepsided curve of
the River Aare and backed by the majestic Alps. A city tour to the Old Town
includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of
St. Vincent. A drive south takes us to the scenic dairy farmlands, to Gruyères.
A beautiful hilltop town, preserved against time, which could be
the magical setting for fairytales with its impressive, medieval castle. An
visit to a factory of delicious milk product is a further highlight
of our day. We continue our drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva, the
most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland. Dinner on your own. Overnight at
tourist class hotel.
DAY 3 WEDNESDAY Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt
We start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. We will show you the beautiful
parks along the lake, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the
United Nations. In the late morning we leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne
and Montreux. We pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous
by Lord Byron’s poem. In the afternoon we proceed through the Valais,
the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch we will
board a cogwheel train that takes us to the mountain resort of
Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at first
DAY 4 THURSDAY Zermatt
Full day at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint farm houses and barns in
their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train
up to Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks.
Dinner and overnight at first class hotel.
DAY 5 FRIDAY Zermatt – Glacier Express Train – St. Moritz
Today you will travel on the legendary “Glacier Express Train”. You board
the train in Zermatt in the morning and a magnificent traveling day is ahead
of you. Seated in a comfortable premium panoramic viewing car, you will pass
by breathtaking mountain scenery, snow-covered peaks, meadows with wild
flowers and tiny old villages. Delicious lunch is served right at your seat along
with a movable table on which you can dine in comfort. In the late afternoon
you will arrive at the world-renowned mountain resort of St. Moritz. Dinner
and overnight at first class hotel.
DAY 6 SATURDAY ZERMATT - St. Moritz – Principality of Liechtenstein – Zurich
We leave St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos.
In the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for
lunch and for sightseeing. This tiny country with the mighty castle, which is
the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over
the world. In the afternoon we will return to Zurich through the Toggenburg
region with its picturesque farmhouses. Arrival in Zurich at approx. 5 p.m.
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