Switzerland Panorama Escorted Vacation


Sightseeing through Zurich. Travel by cable car to the top of Mount Titlis to view its spectacular glacier. After visiting Berne, see the medieval castle at Gruyeres. Tour Geneva, including its beautiful lakeside parks. Visit Lausanne and Montreux. Stay at Zermatt, below soaring Mount Matterhorn.

ESCORTED VACATION – Guaranteed departures escorted in English & Spanish. All local visits and guiding in English. Scheduled departures - 7-day/6-night tour visiting Zurich, Lucerne, Mount Titlis, Interlaken, Berne, Gruyeres, Geneva, Montreux and Zermatt. Includes accommodation at first class hotels with breakfast daily, 1 dinner, arrival & departure transfers, touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach, a ticket for a boat ride on Lake Zurich, a ticket for the cable car to Mount Titlis, tickets for the narrow gauge train between Täsch and Zermatt, and guided sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.

Includes

  • Transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Hotels mentioned in the itinerary or similar
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary by the code letters (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Sightseeing as described in the itinerary
  • Ferry boat or hydrofoil tickets
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional tour director throughout the tour
  • Train tickets as per itinerary

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local city taxes
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Zurich – Arrival

Upon your arrival in Zurich, you will be transferred to your hotel. (Your arrival transfer is included only if you arrive on the actual day the tour commences. For customers arriving earlier an individual transfer can be organized at an additional cost.) The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day

2

Explore Zurich

In the morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Zurich and its main monuments. Take in the fabulous views of the Alps and Lake Zurich from the Höhenstrasse. You will briefly stop in Rapperswil, the quaint City of Roses. On your way back to Zurich, enjoy a lovely cruise on Lake Zurich. Arrive at Zurich-Bürkliplatz and make your own way back to the hotel. (B)

Day

3

Zurich – Lucerne – Mount Titlis – Interlaken

After breakfast, depart for Lucerne. Enjoy a short sightseeing tour and have some free time to explore Lucerne on your own. At noon, continue to Engelberg where you will take a cable car to the top of Mount Titlis and its spectacular glacier. Enjoy spectacular views of the Central Alps from an elevation of 9,875 ft. In the afternoon, visit the lakeside town of Brienz and see talented woodcarving artisans at work. Continue to Interlaken, located at the foot of Mount Jungfrau. (B)

Day

4

Interlaken – Berne – Gruyeres – Geneva

After breakfast, depart Interlaken and drive along Lake Thun to Berne, located on the Aare River. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city before continuing to Gruyeres, a picturesque village with an impressive medieval castle. Arrive in Geneva in late afternoon. (B)

Day

5

Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt

In the morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Geneva and visit the beautiful parks along the lake, the cathedral, and the European headquarters of the UN. Travel to Lausanne and Montreux with its magnificent Chillon Castle. In the afternoon, you will explore the Rodano River Valley. Take a narrow gauge train from Täsch to Zermatt, nestled at the foot of mighty Mount Matterhorn. (B,D)

Day

6

Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Zurich

Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore Zermatt or consider joining an optional excursion to the top of Mount Gornergrat. In the afternoon, return to Täsch by train where you will board your bus for a spectacular drive over the high Nufenen mountain pass to Airolo. Arrive in Zurich in the early evening. (B)

Day

7

Zurich – Return

You will be transferred to Zurich airport for your return flight home. (B)