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Best of Switzerland Summer 2017 - Escorted Tour

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Zurich
Welcome to Zurich, Switzerland"s financial centre. After check-in see the charm and beauty of this beautiful lakeside city during an orientation with your Travel Director, followed by a Welcome Reception and trip briefing with your fellow travelling companions.Welcome Reception

Accommodation at Radisson Blu

Day 2

Zurich – Berne – Lake Geneva (montreux)
Stop in Berne the capital city of Switzerland en route to Lake Geneva. Arrive this afternoon in the lakeside town of Montreux, famous for its annual Jazz festival. In your free time stroll along the flower-lined lakefront promenade, or watch the world go by at a pavement café. This evening, consider joining a dinner cruise on Lake Geneva - enjoy Swiss cuisine and views of the charming villages along the shoreline.Buffet Breakfast

Accommodation at Eurotel Riviera

Day 3

Lake Geneva (montreux) – Chillon – Zermatt (2 Nights)
This morning visit the picturesque Chillon Castle immortalised by Lord Byron"s "Prisoner of Chillon". Continue your journey to Zermatt, inaccessible by coach, ascend to your hotel by electric mini-buses and taxis.Buffet Breakfast

Accommodation at Best Western Plus Alpen

Day 4

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps with your free day here in picturesque Zermatt. Why not join an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn where the views across the mountain peaks are spectacular. Buffet Breakfast

Day 5

Zermatt – Baveno
Today leave Zermatt and views of the Matterhorn behind you as you travel to lakeside Baveno in Italy. On your way enjoy a delicious Be My Guest luncheon with a Swiss family in a small mountain village.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Accommodation at Simplon

Day 6

Baveno – St. Moritz
This morning travel along the shores of Lake Maggiore. Continue your journey back across the Swiss border and enter the Upper Engadine valley. Stop in the town of Tirano where you will board your train and start a spectacular alpine journey. Soak in the breathtaking scenery en route to the resort town of St. Moritz. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation at Laudinella

Day 7

St. Moritz – Lucerne Orientation And Free Time (2 Nights)
See Lake Zurich this morning as you make your way to Lucerne. View the Lion Monument and cross the iconic wooden Chapel Bridge to explore this picturesque town. In your free time explore the old city and shop for Swiss watches and chocolate, or perhaps take a cruise on the lake and ride the world"s first Cabrio cable car to the top of Mount Stanserhorn.Buffet Breakfast

Accommodation at Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

Day 8

Brienz And Interlaken Excursion
Travel to Interlaken which lies in the shadows of the Jungfrau Mountain. On your way stop in the village of Brienz end enjoy a Cultural Insight demonstration of wood carving. Once in Interlaken you"ll have free time for lunch and to explore. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers and Travel Director before returning to the hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 9

Lucerne – Depart Zurich
Say farewell to Switzerland and your new-found friends at the end of your alpine holiday. Transfers are available to Zurich airport. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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What's included

Dining Highlights

  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 3 dinners
  • 1 lunch (Be My Guest)


First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights


Not included

  • Flights from Ireland
  • Any internal air unless otherwise stated
  • Meals (not specified)
  • Transfers (not specified)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal items
  • Meals (not specified)


Sightseeing Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Orientation of Zurich and Lucerne
  • View the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne, the Jungfrauand Matterhorn mountains (weather permitting), Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and Lake Como
  • Visit the Federal capital Berne, Montreux, the Castle of Chillon, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Interlaken and Brienz

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