10 Day Classic Switzerland

$2579
Land Only
$3029*
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10 Day Classic Switzerland
Swissotel Zurich Zurich
Hotel Novotel Geneva Centre Geneva
Hotel Warwick Geneva
Alex Hotel Zermatt
Hotel Alpenhof Zermatt
Hotel Laudinella St. Moritz
Grand Europe Hotel Lucerne
Radisson Blu Hotel Lucerne Lucerne

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2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Jul 13  $3519* $2639
Jul 20  $3519* $2639
$3829* $2899
Aug 31  (Sold Out) $3509* $2899
$3339* $2899
Sep 21  (Sold Out) $3319* $2739
$3029* $2579

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Passengers returning from Zurich on Day 10 should select flights that depart no earlier than 10:00 am.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Switzerland
Depart for Switzerland

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Zurich
Arrive in Zurich, Switzerland’s financial center and home to many of the world’s leading banks; transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure to rest and relax. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by dinner at your hotel
Overnight: Zurich
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Morning Tour of Zurich, Berne, Travel to Geneva
This morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Zurich including the Old Town. View Fraumunster Church, St Peter’s church, with Europe’s largest clock,  historic Limmatquai, famous Bahnhofstrasse, and National Museum. The tour concludes with a scenic drive along Lake Zurich. Afterward, travel to Berne. the capital of Switzerland and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a stroll through the old town and marvel at the late Gothic Cathedral, the Muenster, with its stunning portal and its depiction of the Last Judgment. Witness the hourly parade of painted figures at the Clock Tower (Zytglogge) and visit the Bear Park, the symbol of the city. Free time for lunch on your own. Continue to cosmopolitan Geneva. Upon arrival in late afternoon check into your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Geneva
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Geneva City Tour
Your morning orientation tour of Geneva shows you the Jet d'Eau, Floral Clock and Reformation Monument. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore this city, situated where the Rhone river flows out of the huge lake. Take a walk along the lively streets in the old town, stroll the mile-long promenade around the lake or just relax in one of Geneva's many parks and enjoy the beautiful scenery. In the afternoon, there is an opportunity to join the optional Lake Geneva Cruise & Yvoire tour. Relax aboard an elegant lake steamer on beautiful Lake Geneva, passing by rolling hillsides. Cross over to the French side of the lake and visit the medieval village of Yvoire. Well known for its fortified center and majestic flower displays during the summer season
Optional: Lake Geneva Cruise & Yvoire (PM)
Overnight: Geneva
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Tour of Chillon Castle
Drive along the shores of Lake Geneva past the towns of Lausanne and Montreux and through the beautiful vineyard region to the landmark castle of Chillon. Originally built in the 9th century to protect one of the main roads to the Great St. Bernard pass to Italy, its rich history, and distinctive appearance has served as an inspiration to such literary greats as Lord Byron and Victor Hugo. Explore the turrets, corridors, and vaulted dungeons on a guided tour. Then continue your journey and see the majestic Simplon Pass as you travel through the Alps. Leave the coach behind in Tasch and journey the final stretch by van, right into the heart of the world-renowned mountain resort of Zermatt
Overnight: Zermatt
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Full Day in Zermatt
Enjoy at full day at leisure in this traffic free, quaint Swiss village. Situated at the foot of the Matterhorn and in the middle of an enormous hiking and ski region makes it one of the world's most attractive alpine all-year destination. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the traffic-free village and explore the bountiful gift shops and fashionable boutiques. Or take one of the many alpine cars, gondolas or cog railways to further admire the stunning views of glaciers and summits. Don't forget to visit the English church, built in 1877 and its cemetery, with the graves of many mountaineers who have lost their lives on these majestic mountains
Overnight: Zermatt
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Glacier Express to St. Moritz
This morning, board one of the grandest and most scenic train rides in Europe, the Glacier Express. From Zermatt, the full day leisurely train ride to St Moritz, will transport you past magnificent mountain scenery, waterfalls and rivers, where with each turn, tunnel or bridge a new breathtaking picture is presented. Arrive in world-famous alpine resort town of St Moritz, host of two Winter Olympics and one of the most exclusive ski destinations in the world. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight
Overnight: St. Moritz
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Morning at leisure in St. Moritz, Liechtenstein, Travel to Lucerne
Morning is at leisure to explore glitzy St Moritz on your own. Take a stroll on Via Serlas with its string of famous designer boutiques or, linger in one of the many sidewalk cafes and enjoy the spectacular alpine setting. Perhaps, join the optional Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride. Depart from Pontresina a resort town, located at the entrance to the Val Bernina just 4 miles from St Moritz for a ride through the Val Roseg. Marvel at the views of the impressive Bernina massif and the nearby glaciers. In the afternoon travel to Lucerne. En route stop in Liechtenstein, the tiny storybook Principality and the sixth-smallest country in the world that lies in the heart of the Alps, sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria. Its capital city of Vaduz is a proud remnant of feudal Europe, still governed by one of the oldest noble families. Arrive in Lucerne for overnight
Optional: Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride in the Val Roseg (AM)
Overnight: Lucerne
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Friday - Lucerne City Tour 
A day to explore the heart of central Switzerland. Begin at the inspiring Lion Monument, one of the best-known monuments in the country, created in remembrance of the heroic death of Swiss guard killed in 1792. Continue to the 14th century medieval Chapel Bridge one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in Europe, forming the centerpiece of Lucerne's townscape. Later, time to shop for chocolate, watches and the famous Swiss and German cuckoo clocks or, sip coffee at an outdoor cafe. Afternoon is at leisure or, join the exciting optional tour to Mount Pilatus. Ascend the world's steepest cogwheel railway which winds up through lush meadows and sparkling mountain streams to the summit of Mt. Pilatus at nearly 7,000 feet. After admiring the splendid panorama, descend by aerial cableway and return to the hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner together in this lovely lakeside resort
Optional: Mount Pilatus Tour (PM)
Overnight: Lucerne
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Depart Switzerland
Transfer to the airport in Zurich for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

Relax and watch the magnificent landscapes glide by aboard an elegant lake steamer on beautiful Lake of Geneva. Passing by rolling hillsides and climbing vineyards, cross over to the French shore of the lake and visit the medieval village of Yvoire. Well known for its medieval buildings and majestic flower displays during the summer season, Yvoire is a setting right out of a romantic period novel. Since it can only be visited on foot -- the only people that can drive in the medieval village are residents -- you will be able to freely stroll through the narrow streets lined with picturesque houses and watch the marina life from one of its port-side cafés. Details to be advised locally.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $82.00
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Depart St. Moritz for the nearby resort town of Pontresina, located at the entrance to the Bernina mountain range. Board a horse-drawn carriage for a relaxing ride through the idyllic valley of the Val Roseg highlighted by the impressive Bernina massif and the nearby glaciers.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #8 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $55.00
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Ascend the world's steepest cogwheel railway which winds up through lush meadows carpeted with Alpine flowers, past sparkling mountain streams and fascinating rock faces to Mt. Pilatus. After admiring splendid views of the Bernese Oberland and the snowcapped Swiss peaks from the summit at nearly 7000 feet, descend by aerial cableway and return to Lucerne.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

*In the event of adverse weather, the cogwheel will be replaced by the cable car.

Day #9 01 Dec 2016 - 31 Oct 2017 $95.00
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