Exotic Switzerland Tour - 8 Days

Lucerne

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
Zurich Airport – Interlaken

Arrive in Zurich, validated your Swiss travel pass at SBB counter located at train station and board a train to Interlaken. Check in to your hotel. Experience crystal clear lakes, sparkling streams and fantastic falls, caressed by the sunbeams. The towering trio of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau stands sentinel over a world of eternal snow. 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 2
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 arange of international restaurants on the Jungfraujoch. Return to Interlaken by train with an optional stopover in Grindelwald.

Overnight stay at Interlaken.

Day 3
Interlaken – Geneva, Lausanne & Montreux

After breakfast, travel by train to Geneva. Here you can see old town with its cathedral, the unique town hall & the European seat of the United Nations. We recommend a visit to Lausanne, the second-largest city on Lake Geneva. Lausanne is also a lively university and convention town. A visit to Olympic museum is recommended. Later board the train to the town of Montreux which is surrounded by vineyards and against the breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered Alps. A stroll along the long, flower-bordered lake promenade which links Vevey and Montreux going all the way to Chillon Castle is simply not to be missed. A Visit to Chillion Castle is also recommended. Later board the train to Interlaken.

Overnight stay at Interlaken.

Day 4
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 which 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 5
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 6
Bern (Capital city of Switzerland) & Basel city

After breakfast, proceed to see Bern, The capital of Switzerland is built on a sandstone ridge, encircled on three sides by the Aare flowing through a valley Numerous museums and theatres cover a variety of interests, and visitors can enjoy street-side sightseeing such as the Zytglogge, a medieval clock tower with moving puppets. Later proceed to Basel visit Basel Zoo, first zoological garden in Switzerland, and is one of the most interesting and attractive zoos in Europe. The “Zolli” is home to some 6,000 well cared-for indigenous and exotic animals in an appropriately park-like setting. Many animals have indoor and outdoor enclosures, and there are several excellent themed houses such as the Vivarium, the Ape House, the Bird House and the Etoscha House, which explains life in the African savannah. In the evening return back to Luzern.

Overnight stay at Luzern.

Day 7
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 8
Depart for the onward journey

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

  • 03 Night stay in Interlaken with breakfast at Hotel 3* or similar
  • 03 Night stay in Lucerne with breakfast at Hotel 3* or similar
  • 01 Night stay in Zurich with breakfast at Hotel 3* or similar
  • 08 Days Swiss Travel Pass in 2nd Class (Unlimited travel in Swiss bus, boat, trams & trains)
  • Excursion to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe
  • Visit Geneva, Lausanne & Montreux
  • Enjoy Lake Luzern Cruise
  • Excursion to Mt. Titlis with Ice Flyer and cliff walk
  • Day trip to Bern (Capital city of Switzerland) & Basel city
  • Visit to The Rhine Falls near Zurich (Boat entry to be paid on spot)

Highlights

Jungfraujoch – Interlaken

    • Europe’s highest railway station at 3454 metres.
    • Amazing Attractions: Ice Palace, Ski & Snowboard Park and the Sphinx observation terrace.
    • International restaurants on the Jungfraujoch

Mt. Titlis – Engelberg

  • World’s first revolving cable car.
  • Amazing Attractions: The Fun Lift, Ice Flyer Chair lift, the Glacier Grotto, the Cliff Walk and the Glacier Park.
  • Top of Switzerland’s highest vantage point with a breath-taking 360 degree view of the snow clad Swiss Alps
  • “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.
  • Flights charges additional
  • VISA or Travel Insurance Charges
  • 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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