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Glorious Switzerland

Experience the Glamour and Glitz of Glorious Switzerland on an 8-Day Guided Tour

€2,899 pp

Description

Take a once in a lifetime trip across Switzerland, dipping fresh fruit in Swiss chocolate fondue in Geneva, breathing in the Alpine air of Zermatt and relaxing in luxury—at lakeside Lucerne. In the shadow of the mighty Mount Matterhorn, the car free ski resort of Zermatt is a wonder to behold, bettered only by the chic fashionista surrounds of St. Moritz in the Grison Alps.
In Lucerne, explore nearby Stanserhorn with the Insight Choice between meeting a Swiss Ranger to learn about the local flora and fauna, or take a stroll through the magnificent surrounds of Marmott Park. A Celebration Dinner in Lucerne at the foot of Mount Stanserhorn offers glorious views over Lake Lucerne from restaurant Seeblick and draws the sojourn across Switzerland to a close.

Itinerary

DAY 1 GENEVA, CITY OF GARDENS Prepare for the majesty of Switzerland's snow-capped mountains, sparkling lakes, and rich, green valleys. Transfer from Geneva airport to your hotel before meeting your Travel Director for your Welcome Dinner. The evening is full of Swiss delight, then return to your immaculate boutique hotel, the award-winning Hotel d'Angleterre. 

DAY 2 MONTREUX, CHILLON AND THE MATTERHORN VILLAGE OF ZERMATT Start your day with the highlights of Geneva, the City of Gardens. Then relax and enjoy as we continue to the charming town of Montreux, situated at the foot of the Alps. Join Maud, head of collections at Chillon Castle, for a special tour, immortalised by Lord Byron's 'Prisoner of Chillon.' Keep a look out for where the writer is rumoured to have left his mark. The final stage of your journey is by cogwheel train to the trafficfree Alpine resort of Zermatt. At night, enjoy a stroll in the fresh mountain air to your chosen restaurant for your Dine-Around Evening. Perhaps try a delicious cheese fondue? 

DAY 3 FREE TIME IN ZERMATT Zermatt in the summertime offers many leisure possibilities: try swimming, hiking, or spend a whole day relaxing in the fresh alpine surrounds. Perhaps take an optional ride on Europe’s highest cable car to the snow-capped roof of the world for a magnificent panorama of the highest peaks in Switzerland, Italy and France? 

DAY 4 ELEGANT BAVENO Descend to Täsch and rejoin the coach. Follow in Napoleon's footsteps as you ascend the Simplon Pass, taking in magnificent views over the Alps from the 2,000-metre summit. Continue along the gentle shores of Lake Maggiore. Perhaps take a delightful boat trip to see the stunning Isola Bella?

DAY 5 GRISON ALPS TO CHIC ST. MORITZ Head north back into the high mountain country of the Grisons Alps today. Ascend the Julier Pass to arrive in the sparkling Engadine Valley with an invigorating climate characterised by clear skies and its location high in the Alps. On arrival in the cosmopolitan resort of St. Moritz, a brief orientation with your Travel Director will show you the spa quarter and the brilliantly sparkling glacial lake, before there is time to explore further on your own or mingle with the jet-set in the elegant boutiques. 

DAY 6 SCENIC TRAIN RIDE, LIECHTENSTEIN AND LUCERNE Start the day with a scenic train ride along part of the route of the Glacier Express, through unforgettable scenes of ice-capped mountains. Spend some time in Vaduz, the tiny capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein, then continue to Lucerne alongside the dramatic Walensee and Lake Zürich. On arrival, see the sorrowful sculpture of the wounded lion, commemorating the brave Swiss Guards who died defending King Louis XVI during the French Revolution.

DAY 7 THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT STANSERHORN From the town of Stans, embark on a scenic journey by funicular railway and open-top cable car to the summit of the stunning Mount Stanserhorn. Explore Mount Stanserhorn with Insight Choice. Choose to join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER ® Experience and listen to a conservation talk by a Swiss ranger or, alternatively, walk through the Stanserhorn marmot park. Celebrate new friends and enjoy a Celebration Dinner at the foot of Mt. Stanserhorn with magnificent views over Lake Lucerne at Restaurant Seeblick.


DAY 8 LEAVE LUCERNE FOR ZÜRICH In the morning, your departure transfer will arrive at Zürich airport .

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