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Best of Switzerland Summer 2019 - Escorted Tour

Best of Switzerland Summer 2019 - Escorted Tour
Duration: 9 Days
Countries: Italy
Operator: Trafalgar
Type: - Europe & Britain 2019
Descriptions: Switzerland"s indigo lakes and imposing Alpine backdrop seem to go on forever as you explore sophisticated cities, an ancient castle and the shores of Montreux.
from €2,125 pp Tour Only

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Zurich
Welcome to the sophisticated Swiss city of Zurich - a flawless blend of fascinating heritage and modern spirit. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and orientation in this beautiful lakeside setting.Welcome Reception

Accommodation at Radisson Blu


Day 2

Zurich – Berne – Lake Geneva (montreux)
We leave the bright lights of Zurich behind and stop in Berne with its Old Town, admiring its medieval streets, ornate fountains and arcaded walkways. Journeying to Lake Geneva, we arrive in the resort town of Montreux, set against the pristine backdrop of snow-covered peaks and vineyards. After lunch, consider joining an Optional Experience to cruise Lake Geneva, including a visit to the Charlie Chaplin museum in his former estate, Manoir de Ban.Buffet Breakfast

Accommodation at Eurotel Riviera


Day 3

Lake Geneva (montreux) – Chillon – Zermatt (2 Nights)
This morning, we visit Chillon Castle, immortalised by Lord Byron"s "Prisoner of Chillon". For nearly four centuries, this water fortress was the residence of the Counts of Savoy and an important stop for traders. Our next stop is the 15th-century vineyards of Cave Champ de Clos in Chexbres, where we"ll "Connect With Locals" over a Be My Guest lunch. Continue your journey to the resort town of Zermatt, set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Matterhorn.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation at Mirabeau Alpine Residence/Ambassador


Day 4

Zermatt Free Day
Spend the day soaking up the crisp mountain air and panoramic Alpine vistas. You have a full day on your own to explore the town, or simply relax in beautiful surrounds. Consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views or explore the heritage of what was once a remote mountain village.Buffet Breakfast

Day 5

Zermatt – Baveno Free Time
Departing Switzerland, we travel to the lakeside town of Baveno on Italy"s Lake Maggiore. Spend the rest of the day indulging in the laidback lakeside atmosphere or consider joining an Optional Experience to Isola Bella, one of the lake"s Borromean islands, with its palazzo and exquisite gardens. Buffet Breakfast

Accommodation at Simplon/Grand Dino


Day 6

Baveno – St. Moritz
We travel through the scenic Italian countryside, crossing the Swiss border into the scenic Upper Engadine Valley. We stop in the fortified town of Tirano, where we will board our train and wind our way through scenic landscapes en route to the stylish resort town of St. Moritz. This evening, we dine at our hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation at Reine Victoria


Day 7

St. Moritz – Lucerne Orientation And Free Time (2 Nights)
Journeying through lush green landscapes, past Lake Zurich, we arrive in lakeside Lucerne. Pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards, who lost their lives defending King Louis XVI at the Lion Monument, and cross the iconic wooden Chapel Bridge before strolling past the city"s colourful façades. Consider joining a cruise on the tranquil lake waters and then ride the world"s first Cabrio cable car to the top of Mount Stanserhorn. Tonight, we stay at one of Trafalgar"s "Stays With Stories" - the Grand Hotel Europe, promising the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas.Buffet Breakfast

Accommodation at Grand Europe


Day 8

Brienz And Interlaken Excursion
We travel to Interlaken at the heart of Switzerland, which lies in the shadows of the Jungfrau Mountain, stopping in the village of Brienz where we"ll "Dive Into Culture" and gain insights into the centuries-old tradition of wood carving for which this village is so famous. Spend some time on your own and enjoy superb views of the peaks of the Bernese Oberland. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our fellow travellers and Travel Director toasting the highlights of Switzerland we"ve enjoyed along the way.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 9

Lucerne – Depart Zurich
As our journey through the Best of Switzerland comes to an end, we bid our newfound friends a fond farewell. Transfers are available to Zurich airport. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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What's included

Dining Highlights

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

 

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 Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional 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
  • VISIT Berne, Chillon Castle, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Interlaken and Brienz
  • VIEW the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne, the Jungfrauand Matterhorn mountains (weather permitting), Lake Maggiore and Lake Como



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Notes
  • *For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey

 

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