Switzerland in 8 Days

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Montreux
Bern
Geneva
Interlaken
Lucerne
Zurich
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Discover the scenery and Alpine charms of Switzerland! From cosmopolitan Zurich discover the resort town of Interlaken and enjoy the views of Lake Brienz from Mount Brienzer Rothorn. Explore the capital of Bern, taste authentic Swiss flavors in Gruyeres and soak up the views from Montreux. Discover bustling Geneva, tranquil Yverdon Les Bains and visit the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall.

8 days trip including flights*

8 days and 7 nights in destination

1

LON - ZRH

Zurich

2

Interlaken

3

Interlaken

4

Montreux

5

Geneva

6

Zurich

7

Zurich

8

ZRH - LON

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Zurich

Ready to discover the spectacular cities and landscapes of Switzerland? Arrive at your departure airport, ready to catch a flight to Zurich.* Touch down in Zurich, famous as a global centre of finance on the north shore of beautiful Lake Zurich. Transfer to the hotel and get settled in. Later in the day meet a local guide and set off on a 2- hour walking tour of Zurich, accompanied by a professional guide. Explore the atmospheric Old Town, see the 12th-century Grossmunster cathedral and stroll down bustling Bahnhofstrasse. Discover Paradeplatz, the 11th-century Fraumunster Church and stroll along the river banks at Limmatquai. After soaking up the views of glistening Lake Zurich return to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Zurich.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Zurich - Lucerne - Engelberg - Interlaken

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to Lucerne, an enchanting Swiss city filled with medieval architecture. Take in the views of Lake Lucerne and see St. Peter's Chapel, the Jesuit Church, the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge on a 2-hour city tour accompanied by a professional guide, Europe's oldest surviving wooden bridge. Afterwards, continue to Engelberg, a traditional Swiss town, home to Mount Titlis. Take the rotating Rotair cablecar up to the peak for stunning views from 3000 metres above sea level. After taking in the scenery, continue to Interlaken, a traditional resort town in the mountainous Bernese Oberland region. Get settled at the hotel and enjoy the breathtaking mountain scenery and charming alpine architecture. Overnight stay in Interlaken.

Included
Guided Tour of Lucerne
3rd Day: Interlaken - Lake Brienz - Mt. Brienzer Rothorn - Interlaken

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day discovering the sights of Interlaken, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. After some leisure time in the town, enjoy a scenic boat trip on Lake Brienz, set amid the spectacular mountain scenery of the Bernese Oberland. Afterwards, continue your mountain adventure with a train ride to Mount Brienzer Rothorn onboard Switzerland's oldest steam train. In use since 1891, this cogwheel steam train weaves its way to the top of the mountain, past Alpine meadows with beautiful views of Lake Brienz from above. At the end of the day, you can choose to visit Thun or return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Interlaken. 

 

 

4th Day: Interlaken - Bern - Gruyeres - Montreux

After breakfast at the hotel, set off for the Swiss capital of Bern, a small city known for its medieval old town. Upon arrival, enjoy a 2-hour city tour through the old town with a professional guide. Admire the Zytglogge medieval clock tower, Spitalgasse Street and Barenplatz. Stroll through Marktgasse Street, home to nine astonishing fountains with unique sculptures. Next, head to the medieval town of Gruyeres, famous for its authentic Swiss cheese and chocolate! A foodie paradise, visit the La Maison du Gruyere cheese factory and then Maison Cailler an authentic Swiss chocolatier with plenty of opportunities to taste the delicious products! Enjoy some time at your leisure in charming Gruyeres before continuing to Montreux, a resort town nestled on the shore of Lake Geneva. Overnight stay in Montreux.

5th Day: Montreux - Vevey - Lausanne - Geneva

Breakfast at the hotel. Awake to the beautiful Swiss Riviera before heading out to discover the charms of the Lake Geneva Region. Begin by exploring the town of Montreux and Chillon Castle, located at the foot of the snow-covered Alps. Continue to Vevey to visit the Charlie Chaplin Museum before heading to Lausanne, home to the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral, the Olympic Museum and the 16th-century Place de la Palud. End the day in Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, in the shadow of the famous Mont Blanc. Get settled at the hotel and enjoy an evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Geneva.

6th Day: Geneva - Yverdon-Les-Bains - Zurich

Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day with a 2-hour sightseeing tour of Geneva with a professional guide to soak up the charms of the Old Town and see the iconic Flower Clock the Jet d'Eau Fountain and St. Pierre Cathedral. Next, transfer to Yverdon Les Bains, in the heart of the Jura Mountains. This peaceful town is the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon, soaking up the views of the Thiele River and strolling through its quiet old town. In the evening, return to Zurich. Overnight stay in Zurich. 

7th Day: Zurich - Rhine Falls - Stein am Rhein - Zurich

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Europe's largest waterfall today: the Rhine Falls! One of the most captivating natural sights in Switzerland, these powerful falls are truly a sight to behold. Afterwards, visit the charming town of Stein am Rhein, known for its colourful painted facades before returning to Zurich. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, shopping on upmarket Bahnhofstrasse or taking in the views of Lake Zurich from the lakeside promenade. Overnight stay in Zurich. 

8th Day: Zurich - UK/Ireland

Breakfast at the hotel.* Bid farewell to the charming culture and unforgettable landscapes of Switzerland. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end of your trip.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Accommodation: 7 Nights

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Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Included

Included activity for day 2 in Lucerne

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Guided Tour of Lucerne

Take in the views of Lake Lucerne and see St. Peter's Chapel, the Jesuit Church, the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge as you enjoy a 2-hour guided city tour, accompanied by a professional guide.

What's included: Professional guide

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Zurich - UK/Ireland.
  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 7 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • City tours in Zurich, Geneva, Bern & Lucerne with professional guides.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English-speaking driver & professional guides.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Tax, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Guide information: To ensure you receive the best local experience and insights, you will have different local guides and drivers in each of the destinations visited during this itinerary. You will not be accompanied by the same guide/driver for the whole trip.

Please note: hotel city tax is not included and must be paid directly at the hotels during the check-out process.

New entry requirement in Switzerland: All international travelers before arriving in the country must fill the following form if they do not have a certificate from an EU or EFTA country or a third country connected to the EU Gateway: https://covidcertificate-form.admin.ch/foreign

  • Entry requirements
    Valid passport required.
  • Visa
    No visa is required to enter the country.
  • Currency
    Swiss Franc.
  • Language
    German, French and Italian.
  • Electricity
    220 V. No adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations.
  • Time zone
    UTC +1
  • Other useful information
    The Swiss drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Tourist Office website
    www.myswitzerland.com/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

Chidren: 2 - 7 years old.

 

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60%
At time of booking
40%
60 days before departure
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