Best of Switzerland Summer 2020

Best of Switzerland Summer 2020


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Italy , Switzerland

Tour Itinerary

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 Lake Geneva.

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.
Accommodation: Mövenpick Regensdorf
Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Zurich – Bern – Lake Geneva (Montreux)
We leave the bright lights of Zurich behind and stop in Bern 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.
Accommodation: Eurotel
Meals: Breakfast

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, a UNESCO world heritage site 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.
Accommodation: Mirabeau/Ambassador
Meals: Breakfast,

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.
Meals: 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 laid-back lakeside atmosphere or consider joining an Optional Experience to Isola Bella, one of the lake's Borromean islands, with its palazzo and exquisite gardens.
Accommodation: Simplon
Meals: Breakfast

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, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers.
Accommodation: Reine Victoria
Meals: Breakfast,

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.
Accommodation: Grand Europe
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Brienz and Interlaken Excursion
We travel to Interlaken at the heart of Switzerland, which lies in the shadow of the Jungfrau Mountain. Stopping in the village of Brienz en route, 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.
Meals: Breakfast,

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. A transfer is available to Zurich airport. Conditions apply.
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Zurich and Lucerne
  • VISIT Bern, Chillon Castle, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Interlaken and Brienz
  • VIEW the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne, the Jungfrau and Matterhorn mountains (weather permitting), Lake Maggiore and Lake Como

Dining Highlights

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

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Ratings based off 28 reviews . Currently showing 10 reviews with comments only.
By Alan K on May 11, 2019

While most of the accommodations were nice, a few were a little run down and all were a little too far from shopping and other activities. Also, one of the excursions (that cost over $100 for us) was not how it was presented in the documentation provided by the tour director. It was suppose to be a peaceful and lovely Carriage ride through a scenic valley. The carriages turned out to be old hay wagons converted with seating for 6. Dirty and smelly horse blankets were provided for warmth and the ride was interrupted three times by construction trucks that caused the coachman to drive off the road to avoid them. Plus, the coachman decided to smoke his cigar on the ride back to the tour bus. It was way less then peaceful or lovely!

By Sandra F on Sep 08, 2018

My experience on this tour had some unexpected changes and I was dissatisfied with the fact that two of the hotels were changed and I was not informed. As a result of the change of hotel for the last nights in the tour, I had to pay for my own transportation to the airport. I don't know who was responsible for the communication but was not a good experience as the hotel in Lucerne was far away from the city center.

By Gigi P on Jul 28, 2018

Great and fun way to see Switzerland. The little side trip to Italy (Lake Maggiore) and the train to St Moritz are the best parts of the trip -I didn't even know about that separate railway system. The accommodations and included dining are excellent. Our guide, David, is superb.

By Chester T on Jul 21, 2018

The countryside was beautiful. Not enough time in any one location. Felt very rushed. Tour guide listened to people but did whatever she wanted to do. She did not seem to understand her travelers' needs. Most hotels I would rate very low. Most were not airconditioned and weather was very hot.

By Holly H on Jun 09, 2018

This trip included amazing scenery and was truly the best of Switzerland. The only downside is that it did not stop in Geneva, which i think should be included as the best of Switzerland.

By Barbara B on Jun 02, 2018

This summer in Switzerland drawer was the tour of a lifetime. Our guide, Stephanie, was Absolutely incredible! Very memorable.

By Jiewen L on May 05, 2018

Trafalgar's standard meets our expectations. It is simple/clear and relax. It has high quality hotels and interesting travel points.

By Harriet S on Sep 05, 2015

Best of Switzerland was a great tour. The country is beautiful.

By Denise H on Sep 20, 2013

Wide variation in hotel accomodations and food service.

By Leslie C on Oct 02, 2010

Excellent trip. We had a blast and would not change a thing ! We'll book again !


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