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Lucerne, Switzerland

Switzerland tours

Lucerne, Switzerland

Whether you dream of exploring gleaming glaciers and soaring mountains, visiting artisan cheese and chocolate makers, sampling rare Swiss vintages, or combining all three, our Switzerland specialists can put together a tailor-made itinerary to ensure you make the most of your time in the country.

Drawing on our specialists’ in-depth knowledge, we’ve put together a range of trip ideas to show you what’s possible. With options to explore the mountains and the cities, combine Switzerland with other countries, or bring the family for an outdoor adventure, we’ll help you explore well-known sights in unusual ways and introduce you to sights you won’t find in a guidebook.

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Our recommended tours in Switzerland

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Switzerland, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • The Matterhorn towers over Zermatt

    Lakes & mountains of Switzerland

    Switzerland
    • Sample Swiss wine on the shores of Lake Geneva.

    • Watch as the setting sun paints the familiar Matterhorn shades of pink and gold.

    • Visit the longest glacier in Europe.

    • Marvel at the power of Geneva’s Jet d’Eau.

    • Spend time in Switzerland’s most indulgent mountain resorts.

    8 days from £2,480pp

  • Aerial view of farmer's market, Freiburg

    Self-drive tour: Luxembourg, Freiburg, Munich, Innsbruck & Zurich

    France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg
    • Enjoy the freedom of your own car on this self-drive trip. Audley can arrange a rental vehicle for you if you require one.

    • Visit the scenic but little-explored Luxembourg countryside.

    • Sample fine Swiss cheeses and chocolate direct from their producers.

    • Experience the attractions of six different countries, each with its own appeal.

    • Dine on Austrian specialties while enjoying a classic Tyrolean folk show.

    12 days from £2,730pp

  • The Matterhorn, Zermatt

    Self-drive tour: France, Switzerland & Italy

    France, Italian Lakes and Switzerland
    • Enjoy the freedom of your own car on this self-drive trip. Audley can arrange a rental vehicle if required.

    • Sample Swiss wines in the vineyards of the Lavaux region.

    • View the Matterhorn from the Alpine resort of Zermatt.

    • Relax on the shores of Lake Maggiore.

    • Drive through Alpine landscapes.

    11 days from £3,720pp

  • Springtime in Cologne

    Cologne, Basel, Lucerne & Grindelwald by train

    France, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany
    • Visit the Top of Europe in the Bernese Oberland.

    • Travel in a train with panoramic windows through the Bernese Alps.

    • Pass through the scenic Rhine Gorge.

    • Tour Cologne Cathedral and take a ride along the Rhine River.

    • Taste authentic Swiss chocolate in the company of a local chocolatier.

    9 days from £3,820pp

  • Lake Geneva

    Grand tour of Switzerland

    Switzerland
    • 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.

    13 days from £3,875pp

  • Federal Palace, Bern

    Highlights of Switzerland

    Switzerland
    • Visit two medieval cities, Zürich and Bern, both laced with history.

    • Head to the Top of Europe at Jungfraujoch to admire the Bernese Alps.

    • Visit a traditional cheesemaker to learn how Emmental gets its holes.

    • Ride the world’s steepest cogwheel train to the top of Pilatus Kulm.

    • Journey on the GoldenPass panoramic train through some of Switzerland’s most inspiring scenery.

    11 days from £4,100pp

  • Basel old town, the Rhine and Munster cathedral

    Switzerland & Italy by rail

    France, Italian Lakes and Switzerland
    • Enjoy the comfort and convenience of high-speed rail travel to and from the UK and throughout the trip.

    • Explore the charming, historic town of Basel on a privately guided walking tour.

    • Sample Lugano’s wine and cuisine by taking a private food and wine tour of this lakeside city.

    • See the elaborate Italian gardens and villas for which the Italian lakes are renowned.

    9 days from £4,350pp

  • Trieso, Langhe

    Northern Italy by Rail

    France, Italian Lakes and Switzerland
    • Take advantage of train travel to sit back and enjoy the journey.

    • See Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper on a tour of Milan.

    • Sample traditional local dishes on a culinary walking tour of Turin.

    • Meet local producers in Piedmont and visit their farms and wineries.

    • Explore Italian gardens and villas on Lake Maggiore's Borromean Islands.

    10 days from £4,620pp

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Highlights of Switzerland

Switzerland is a small country, but you’ll find much to see and do within its compact borders. Our guide offers a sampling of the country’s charms, from glacier hikes in the Alps to a privately guided tour of Switzerland’s small, storied wine region.

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