Swiss Delight

1N Geneva , 2N Montreux , 2N Interlaken , 2N Lucerne and 1N Zurich
9 days

From

US$ 3,509

per person

Operated by Trafalgar

About the tour

Get swept up in the charm of Switzerland's lively cities and soul-stirring landscapes on this perfect winter break filled with magical Christmas markets, delicious food and plenty of opportunities to shop.

Highlights

  • Discover Geneva, Montreux, Bern, Interlaken, Lucerne and Zürich
  • Visit Lausanne, Gruyères, Maison Cailler chocolate factory in Broc, Gstaad, the Panorama Bridge in Sigriswil, Grindelwald, Landquart Shopping Outlet
  • View Lake Geneva, Jungfrau mountain (weather permitting), the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne, the Munster Bridge and Lindenhof Square in Zürich
  • See the UN Building in Geneva and numerous filming locations from the well-known television series 'Crash Landing on You'
  • Scenic Train Ride from Montreux to Gstaad
  • Connect With Locals Enjoy Swiss hospitality and the flavours of local wines, cheeses and breads with the owner of a local vineyard overlooking Lake Geneva.
  • Dive Into Culture Explore the secrets of chocolate making at Maison Cailler and sample the rich flavours during this sweet adventure.
  • Dive Into Culture Learn about Switzerland's wood-carving heritage at the Jobin wood sculpture museum in Brienz.

Meals

1 Be My Guest, 1 Farewell Dinner, 1 Welcome Reception, 2 Dinners, 8 Breakfasts

Accommodation

Warwick Geneva

1 night(s) in Geneva

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

MONA Ex-Eurotel

2 night(s) in Montreux

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Metropole Swiss Quality Interlaken Hotel

2 night(s) in Interlaken

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Astoria Lucerne

2 night(s) in Lucerne

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Park Hyatt Zurich

1 night(s) in Zurich

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Included in the price

Geneva

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Golden Pass route train journey from Geneva to Lucerne
  • High-speed train from Zermatt to Vevey
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Geneva

Launch your love affair with Switzerland in the sophisticated lakeside city of Geneva, an international city with all the charm of its Swiss traditions. On arrival at Geneva Airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel where you'll have the rest of the day to recover or go out exploring on your own. This evening, embark on an orientation of the city as you make your way to a Welcome Reception at a local restaurant to meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers to get a taste of the adventures to come.

Day 2: Journey To Lausanne And Montreux

After a leisurely start to your day, it's just a short hop along the lake and you're in vibey Lausanne where you'll have some free time. You might choose to visit the Olympic museum dedicated to the spirit of olympism or take a stroll through the old town to admire the majestic 12th-century Gothic cathedral. Lunch is in the heart of Lavaux with views of the vineyards, Lake Geneva and the beautiful Alps. If you can tear your eyes away from the stunning setting, you'll Connect With Locals sampling the local wines, cheese and delicious desserts joining Maude Vogel to learn all about the family owned and run vineyard on this exclusive Be My Guest experience. That delicious Swiss cuisine still lingering on your taste buds, you'll venture to Montreux for an orientation tour. The evening is yours to spend as you wish. Perhaps enjoy a cosy fondue dinner in a local restaurant?

Day 3: Venture To Broc And Gruyères

The chocolate box and fromage heartland of Switzerland beckons this morning. You'll head to the picture-perfect districts of Gruyères and Broc where your visit to a world-renowned chocolate factory will deliver all the secrets of chocolate making. You'll Dive Into Culture seeing how they've been making Swiss chocolate since 1898 and get to sample the rich flavours for yourself. Don't miss the chance to buy a few favourites to take home and share with friends if you're feeling generous. Then journey to the medieval town of Gruyères where you can enjoy some free time. Don't forget to sample the famous local cheese before returning to Montreux. You could choose to relax this afternoon, but we know you won't be able to resist an Optional Experience to the enchanting Chillon Castle on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Day 4: Golden Pass Train And Journey To Bern And Interlaken

The glamour of yesteryear and epic Alpine views are the stars of the show this morning as you take the Golden Pass Line Train from Montreux to Gstaad. Enjoy time on your own exploring the snow-studded landscape of this upscale ski resort town, keeping your eyes peeled for celebrities. Continue to Switzerland's modest capital, the city of Bern, where you'll get your bearings on an orientation tour before exploring its UNESCO-listed Old Town your way. Forget window shopping. You'll have 3 1⁄2 miles (6 km) of shopping arcades from which to choose, brimming with art galleries, boutiques, wine and antique shops, arts and crafts and much, much more. Taking a break from your retail therapy, there's more sightseeing to come as you stop to capture epic views on camera at the Panorama Bridge in Sigriswil. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for dinner at your hotel.

Day 5: Explore The Sights Of Lake Brienz

More epic views await on the shores of Lake Brienz. If you fell in love with Jeong-hyeok and Se-ri's love story in 'Crash Landing on You', you'll get to see the city that inspired movie magic. Make a stop in Brienz and Dive Into Culture as you gain insights into its centuries-old wood carving tradition. Then, take a step straight on to the set of your new favourite drama seeing the historic Giessbach Hotel, the 'Music School'. Relive the romance in the village of Iseltwald, the location of the heart-stirring piano scene. Marvel at the breathtaking drama of the Grindelwald mountains, scene of the tearful reunion, and spot Victoria Jungfrau Hotel in Interlaken. Spend the afternoon living your own love story in Switzerland's enchanting surroundings or join an Optional Experience.

Day 6: Cross The Brünig Pass To Lucerne

Say a fond farewell to Interlaken as you journey through enchanting Alpine forests and peaks tracing the epic beauty of Brünig Pass all the way to Lucerne. After a quick orientation and a stop at the moving Lion Monument, there's time for a bit of shopping. Consider joining our Optional Experience to Giswil, a charming village which sits at the crossroads of the Brünig and Glaubenbielen Passes. You'll get to admire its beautifully preserved wooden houses and views of the lake on a traditional horse and carriage ride. Return to Lucerne later, in time for dinner at your hotel this evening.

Day 7: Enjoy Mountain Views In Lucerne

With a full day to explore Lucerne your way, you'll be thrilled with whatever you choose to do. Your Travel Director is on hand to share their local tips on how best to spend your day, whether that's finding a few sweet treats to take home or choosing that Swiss watch you've always wanted as a memento of your magical time in Switzerland. There's plenty of time to live out your winter wonderland fantasy on our Optional Experience visit to Mount Titlis. Bundle up for an exhilarating snow-filled adventure filled with incredible mountain views, skiing, snowboarding and even snow tubing. You'll deserve a hot chocolate or something stronger after stretching your legs on the slopes.

Day 8: Discover Cosmopolitan Zürich

We hope you still have space in your luggage for today's visit to Zürich. Your first stop en route is an extravaganza of shopping with plenty of free time to bag those bargains and enjoy lunch at the Landquart Fashion Outlet. You'll continue to Zürich, once again following in the footsteps of your favourite star-crossed lovers, Jeong-hyeok and Se-ri. Visit your favourite backdrops from 'Crash Landing on You', including the Munster Bridge, Paradeplatz, Lindenhof Square and other enchanting locations in Zürich's Old Town. Don't forget to stock up on deliciously creamy Swiss chocolate before your memorable Farewell Dinner at a cosy local restaurant.

Day 9: Farewell Switzerland

For now, it's farewell to Switzerland and newfound friends at the end of an enchanting Swiss holiday you won't forget. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

Starting from

US$ 3,509

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