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Grand tour of Switzerland

13 days from CAD7,375pp

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Tour highlights

  • Take in the endless vistas at Glacier 3000.

  • Sample traditional Swiss chocolates and cheese.

  • Explore Zermatt's scenic trails with the backdrop of the Matterhorn.

  • Cruise Lake Geneva's smooth waters in style.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • Arriving to the airport you'll be met by a private driver who will assist with your luggage and escort you to your hotel in Lugano. Relax and take a stroll along the lake after settling in.

  • Today you’ll join a private guide for a foodie’s tour of Lugano. You’ll combine the historic sites of the city with stops for cheeses, meats and treats as well as local wine tastings.

  • Spend today exploring the surrounding area at leisure using our recommendations. Make a trip to visit Como in Italy or perhaps the small fishing and olive towns of Morcote and Gandria.

  • From Lugano you’ll enjoy one of Switzerland's scenic journeys aboard the Gotthard Panorama Express. A combination of train and boat routes, you'll take in the changing scenery before finally arriving in Zürich in the afternoon.

  • Today you'll join a small group to take in some of Switzerland's cultural institutions, with cheese and chocolate tastings, a visit to a traditional Alpine farm and a cable car ride into the Alps, with free time to further explore.

  • This morning you'll join a private walking tour of Zürich's old town. Your guide will give you an orientation and history of the city as you take in the famous sights. In the afternoon you'll be able to continue exploring on your own.

  • Leaving Zürich, you'll travel west by train, enjoying scenic backdrops along the way. After three hours, you'll arrive to the Alpine ski town of Zermatt where you'll check into your hotel.

  • Today's private tour will begin in the historic district of Zermatt before continuing by cable car to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, where you'll visit Europe's highest mountain station with views of numerous nearby peaks and glaciers.

  • Spend a leisurely day exploring more of Zermatt or perhaps take a short cog rail ride to Gornergrat for sweeping mountain views and a variety of hiking options.

  • Checking out of Zermatt, you'll travel by train, north to Lake Geneva, where you'll stay in the lakeside town of Montreux. Spend the afternoon walking the shoreline trail or checking out one of the many seasonal festivals.

  • The train and bus journey to Gstaad is nearly as impressive as the final destination of Glacier 3000. You'll spend the day exploring on your own the numerous cable cars and suspension bridges, with a number of activities on offer.

  • Spend your last full day exploring Lake Geneva, with a private boat tour in a wooden Riva boat, handmade in 1966. Your captain will show you around the medieval villages and estates as you sip on refreshing drinks in the Alpine sun.

  • Checking out, you'll make your way to the airport in Geneva by train for your onward flight.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°C) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Milan
 
Lugano
 
Lucerne
 
Zürich
 
Zermatt
 
Montreux
 

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