Alpine Majestic Switzerland - 9 Days

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Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities seated in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps, and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km², and land area of 39,997 km². While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

Day 1
Zürich (Zurich) – St Moritz

On arrival in Zurich, validated your Swiss travel pass at SBB counter located at train station and board a train to St Moritz. Enjoy the journey to St. Moritz (change trains in Zürich-HB and Chur), one of the most renowned holiday resorts in the world. Chic, elegant and exclusive with a pronouncedly cosmopolitan ambiance, it is situated at 1’856 m (5’624 ft) above sea level, which is in the middle of the lake-dotted landscape of the Upper Engadine. The “dry, sparkling champagne climate” has become legendary and the famous sun shines an average 322 days a year.

Overnight stay at St. Moritz.

Day 2
St. Moritz – Glacier Express – Zermatt

After an early breakfast, you travel from St. Moritz to Zermatt by Glacier Express. A 7 ½ hour journey is lying ahead of you with 219 bridges, 91 tunnels and the Oberalp Pass at 2’033 m (6’607 ft). Enjoy a panoramic trip through the Alps in the heart of Switzerland. You arrive in Zermatt in the early evening. This quiet Alpine resort lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. Zermatt is a car-free zone, so you relax & enjoy the beauty of the majestic mountain. The only transport allowed is electric cars & horse-drawn sleighs. Check in at your hotel.

Overnight stay in Zermatt.

Day 3
Zermatt – Matterhorn – Glacier Paradise

After breakfast, proceed to the base station for the round trip excursion of Matterhorn Glacier Paradise with views of the majestic Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and other spectacular summits. The panorama: a breathtaking view of Italian, French and Swiss alpine giants from an altitude of 3,883 metres. Discover mystical, icy worlds in the highest glacier palace in the world. You arrive at the glacier palace with one of the 2 lifts directly from the Matterhorn glacier paradise station. Walk into the palace through an ice tunnel that is almost fifteen metres below the surface of the glacier.

Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 4
Zermatt – Interlaken

In the morning, travel to Interlaken by train. Experience crystal clear lakes, sparkling streams and fantastic falls, caressed by the sunbeams. The towering trio of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau stands like stately sentinel over a world of eternal snow. Between these captivating contrasts, a treasure trove of holiday delights is waiting to be discovered. Here are just a few of many attractions, which never fail to fascinate visitors to this Swiss region. After having checked in at your hotel, the rest of the day is free to explore Interlaken on your own.

Overnight stay at Interlaken.

Day 5
Interlaken – Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

After breakfast, you board the train to Kleins Scheidegg via Lauterbrunnen. The famous Jungfrau railway takes you to the highest station in Europe. A day of fun & excitement is awaiting you in the captivating snow peaks of Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe (3’454 m/11’333 ft). Visit the Ice Cave with its ice formations or else explore the snow on the glacier. You find arrange of international restaurants on the Jungfraujoch. Return to Interlaken by train with an optional stopover in Grindelwald.

Overnight stay at Interlaken.

Day 6
Interlaken – Luzern (Lucerne)

After breakfast & check out, a scenic train takes you to Luzern via the Brünig Pass. After hotel check in you are free to explore Luzern on your own. Visit the 700 years-old wooden Chapel Bridge, the Lion Monument and the breath-taking lake promenade. Buy some of the famous souvenirs like Swiss watches, Swiss cheese or Swiss chocolates. After lunch visit Verkehrshaus der Schweiz – Swiss Museum of Transport, this shows the past, present and future of transportation and mobility on land, sea and in the air. This Museum is Europe’s most comprehensive museum of mobility. In the locomotive simulator one can experience what it feels like to drive a train oneself.

Overnight stay at Luzern.

Day 7
Luzern – Mount Titlis

Today, travel by train from Lucerne to Engelberg which is just an hour away. Experience the world’s first revolving cable car that takes approximately 45 minutes to reach to the top of Switzerland’s highest vantage point with a breath-taking 360 degree view of the snow clad Swiss Alps. Enjoy snow fun with your snow discs by spending some time in the Glacier Park which is accessible by Ice Flyer chair lifts. A spot not to miss is there recently opened “Cliff Walk” which is a thrilling and the ultimate highlight of walking at a height of 10 000 feet on a suspension bridge over the glaciers below. It is a unique experience to be enjoyed on Mt. Titlis. In the evening you return to Lucerne.

Overnight stay at Luzern.

Day 8
Lucerne – Zurich

After breakfast & check out from hotel, proceed to Lucerne train station to board your train to Zurich city. On arrival in Zurich complete check-in process & then enjoy the Rhine Falls – Europe’s largest waterfall. While the Rhine Falls are not known for their height, their width is spectacular. And on a sunny day, the spray from the falls creates colourful rainbows all around. Visitors can take the 42- minute train to Schaffhausen direct from Zurich. From Neuhausen, the Rhine Falls are just a five minute walk away, and there are plenty of signs posted along the route. If you’re travelling to Zurich on either business or pleasure, this is a perfect day trip into some of Switzerland’s most magnificent natural beauty.

Overnight stay at Zurich.

Day 9
Depart for the onward journey

After breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed to Zurich airport for your flight to your destination.

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  • Lunch & Dinner are not Included
  • Some hotels may charge a local city tax on spot: appx. CHF 2-4 per person / night.

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