Best of Switzerland Tour (Independent)
11 Days Independent Rail Tour Lucerne, Lugano, St. Mortiz, Zermatt, Montreux, Interlaken & Zurich

Features and Inclusions

  • Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Best of Switzerland (8 transfers) in 1st class from/to Swiss border or airport

  • Seat Reservation Bernina Express (train+coach), Glacier Express, Golden Pass Line Montreux-Interlaken

  • Excursion to Matterhorn glacier paradise including Glacier palace + Jungfraujoch

  • 2 nights each in Lucerne, Zermatt & Interlaken, room, bath or shower/WC, breakfast

  • 1 night each in Lugano, St. Mortiz, Montreaux, Zurich, room, bath or shower/WC, breakfast

  • Some hotels may charge a local city tax on spot: approx 2-4 CHF per person/night

  • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-
    coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% of the regular fares

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Departures and Prices 2017

Daily departures from 

April 14 - May 12, 2017

3 * Hotel Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 1680.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 310.00

4 * Hotel Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 2080.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 480.00

Lunch on board Glacier Express per person

$ 55.00

Upgrade 1st class rail per person

$ 200.00

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Daily departures from 

May 13 - October 22, 2017*

3 * Hotel Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 1710.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 305.00

4 * Hotel Rates

Per Person In Twin

$ 2110.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 475.00

Lunch on board Glacier Express per person

$ 55.00

Upgrade 1st class rail per person

$ 200.00

*Supplement Montreux Jazz Festival           (June 30-July 15)

$ 140.00

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Lucerne 
Arrival in Lucerne - the heart of Switzerland – by train 1st class from the Swiss border or airport. Overnight in Lucerne. (O)


Day 2 - Lucerne 
Day at leisure. Overnight in Lucerne. (B/O)


Day 3 - Lugano
Train journey from Lucerne to Lugano. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel - with its 57 kilometers it is the longest train tunnel in the world. It takes only 17 minutes to travel this fast flat-track route under the Alpine massif in the heart of Europe. Continue from Bellinzona to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano.  (B,O)


Day 4 - St. Mortiz
The Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway takes you along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from a land of swaying
palms to one of towering glaciers. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B,O)


Day 5 - Zermatt
Board the Glacier Express and enjoy one of the greatest rail journeys in the world. A 8 hour rail journey takes you across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 m to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt. (B,O)

Day 6 - Zermatt
An incomparable experience awaits you today: The Zermatt Bergbahnen AG takes you up to the highest cable car station in Europe on 12’739 ft. The 360° panorama is unique and do not miss their new highlights: Snow-Tubing, Cinema Lounge, Glacier palace, Peak Shop, Viewing platform. Overnight in Zermatt. (B,O)

Day 7 - Montreux
Rail journey to Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva in the French part of Switzerland. Overnight in Montreux. (B,O)

Day 8 - Interlaken
The Golden Pass Line train takes you through mountain villages to the Bernese Oberland. Overnight in Interlaken. (B,O)

Day 9 - Interlaken
The journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, at 3454 meters Europe’s highest altitude railway station, is a highlight of your visit to Switzerland. It offers visitors a high-Alpine wonder world of ice, snow and rock, which can be marveled at from vantage terraces, the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. Overnight in Interlaken. (B,O)

Day 10 - Zurich
Take the train to the lakeside discovery metropolis Zürich and enjoy some time at leisure. Overnight in Zürich. (B,O)

Day 11 - Zurich
Return to Swiss border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own request. (B)

 

Additional nights available upon request.

 


B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight    ritsts

 

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