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Escorted Alps and Cities of Switzerland

Switzerland in 8 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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Discover Switzerland’s peaks and urban gems in this fully-guided bus tour. Dive into its fusion of cultures passing by Swiss German, Italian and French-speaking cantons and stop by one of the most famous chocolate factories.

Trip Highlights

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    Montreux
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    Bellinzona
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    Bern
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    Interlaken
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    Lucerne
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    Lugano
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    Vaduz
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    Zermatt
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    Zurich

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  1. Departures available until December 2024

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  3. Solo travelers from + £ 680

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  • 7 nights accommodation in charm and superior category hotels
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Accommodation: 7 Nights

Itinerary

Get to know the best Switzerland has to offer in this fully escorted tour by bus. Stops will include cosmopolitan Zurich and Lausanne, charming villages such as Werdenberg where you can immerse yourself in its eye-catching medieval architecture and Zermatt, home to the iconic Matterhorn enclave before visiting one of the country’s most famed chocolate factories.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Zurich
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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 for being the global center of finance on the north shore of the beautiful lake with the same name. Self-transfer** to your hotel. 

The rest of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure. Why not walk around the historic old town and enjoy a warm beverage in one of the many cafes or enjoy an international array of gastronomic offerings from restaurants across the city? 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.

**Airport transfers are not included. You will have the option to add a transfer from the airport to your hotel for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Montana Zurich or similar
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1259 Reviews

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2nd Day: Zurich - Vaduz - Lugano - Ticino
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After enjoying Breakfast at the hotel, meet your English-speaking guide at the lobby of your hotel to begin your tour. Make your way to Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein for a tour of the city centre where you can catch a glimpse of Vaduz Castle from a distance—this is where the Prince of Liechtenstein resides today!

Your next stop will be in Werdenberg, known as Switzerland’s smallest city which also happens to have the country's oldest wooden houses. From here, you will be stopping by Lugano, in the Canton of Ticino, to take part in a brief walking tour of this charming town known for its abundance of parks, flowers, villas and sacred buildings. Finally, arrive at your hotel located in the Italian-speaking Canton of Ticino and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Canton of Ticino.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Coronado or similar
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159 Reviews

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Activities

included
Walking Tour of Vaduz

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Walking Tour of Lugano

Moderate

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3rd Day: Ticino - Bellinzona - Zermatt
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Breakfast at the hotel. Make your way to Bellinzona where you will briefly tour the city’s main attractions before visiting the courtyard of the emblematic Castelgrande. You will have some leisurely time to enjoy the city centre before heading to Tasch to board a shuttle train to car-free resort, Zermatt, home to the impressive Matterhorn, one of the highest summits in all of Europe.

Zermatt is a famed mountain village that attracts thousands of tourists every year thanks to its idyllic landscapes and world-renowned ski resorts. You will arrive at your hotel by foot and then enjoy the rest of your evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in Zermatt.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Holiday Zermatt or similar
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247 Reviews

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Activities

included
Walking Tour of Bellinzona

Moderate

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4th Day: Zermatt - Montreux - Lausanne
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the first half of the day at your leisure exploring Zermatt and relish the alpine views of the Swiss Alps in all their beauty at your own pace. You will then board a shuttle train back to Tasch to head over to Veytaux.

Upon arrival, we will quickly pause at Chillon Castle, an island castle located on Lake Geneva, for a picture stop. The next point in your journey will be scenic Montreux, known as a cultural hub of the country thanks to its world famous annual jazz festival.

Lastly, we will make our way to Lausanne where you will enjoy the rest of the evening getting to know your surroundings. Overnight stay in Lausanne.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Movenpick Hotel Lausanne or similar
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1679 Reviews

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Activities

included
Walking Tour of Montreux

Moderate

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5th Day: Lausanne - Bern - Interlaken
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Breakfast at the hotel. Your day begins with a brief drive around Lausanne, to admire the city’s most iconic sights. From here, you will be heading to the Maison Cailler chocolate factory located in the charming city of Broc; a sweet adventure awaits you! 

You will be exploring the story of Maison Cailler's chocolate through a series of interactive, multi-sensorial experiences and even uncover a few secrets along the way! Tour their unique museum for about an hour and learn about the history of chocolate, from Aztec cocoa ceremonies to today's innovations. 

Get to know how the Maison uses exquisite cocoa beans and high-quality ingredients to make the finest chocolate creations and treat your palate to an amazing variety of flavours during a chocolate tasting. 

Afterwards, we will head to Bern. Once there you will take part in a city tour of the capital of Switzerland where you will stop by the city's most emblematic sites before making your way to Interlaken for check-in. Overnight stay in Interlaken.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Bernerhof Interlaken or similar
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308 Reviews

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Activities

included
Walking Tour of Bern

Moderate

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Visit to the Maison Cailler Chocolate Factory

Light

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6th Day: Interlaken
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Breakfast at the hotel. Your entire day will be spent as you see fit. Why not take this time for some shopping or exploring the picturesque scenery of Interlaken? We recommend an optional full day excursion to Jungfraujoch*. Overnight stay in Interlaken. 

*Optional Full day excursion to Jungfraujoch: One of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, Jungfraujoch offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. You will be taking the Eigerexpress, a mountain cable car, to marvel at the stunning view of the Top of Europe, the highest railway station in all of the continent. You will then head back down to enjoy lunch before taking a train to make your way to Lauterbrunnen.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Bernerhof Interlaken or similar
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308 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Full day excursion to Jungfraujoch

Moderate

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7th Day: Interlaken - Lucerne - Zurich
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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin your day exploring Lucerne where you will get to discover the colourful city’s old town and medieval architecture. Take part in a stunning one-hour boat cruise along Lake Lucerne and enjoy the spectacular views of this quaint city from a completely unique perspective. 

From here, enjoy lunch at your leisure in the city centre. Your last stop of the trip will be to Zurich. Get to know the country’s economic hub in a city tour where you will stop by its most emblematic sites and then enjoy the rest of your remaining hours at your leisure. Overnight in Zurich.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Montana Zurich or similar
tripadvisor rating

1259 Reviews

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Activities

included
Panoramic Tour of Zurich

Moderate

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included
Panoramic Tour of Lucerne

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included
Boat Cruise on Lake Lucerne

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8th Day: Zurich - UK/Ireland
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Breakfast at the hotel*. Bid farewell to the charming culture and unforgettable landscapes of Switzerland. At the indicated time, self-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.

**Airport transfers are not included. You will have the option to add a transfer from the airport to your hotel for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

Included activities

Included

Walking Tour of Vaduz

Included activity for day 2

Enjoy the view of Vaduz Castle, home to the Prince of Liechtenstein as well as the city's distinctive architecture displayed in landmarks such as the Cathedral of St. Florin, Government House and City Hall.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Walking Tour of Lugano

Included activity for day 2

Guided tour of Lugano, the southern Italian-speaking city in the Ticino region, known for its stunning lakeside landscapes.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Walking Tour of Bellinzona

Included activity for day 3

Discover the southernmost capital of Switzerland known for its beautiful medieval defensive architecture as seen in the Castelgrande castle (you will have access to its courtyard), listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Walking Tour of Montreux

Included activity for day 4 in Montreux

Discover Montreux’s gorgeous Belle Epoque buildings, flower-lined quays and the intimate and steep alleyways of its historic centre, listed as a UNESCO cultural heritage site.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Full day excursion to Jungfraujoch

Suggested activity for day 6 in Interlaken

Full day excursion to Jungfraujoch

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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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.
  • Round-trip 2nd class train ticket Tasch - Zermatt.
  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm & Superior category hotels.
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  • 7 breakfasts.
  • Optional airport-hotel-airport transfers.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
    See itinerary
  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Visit to Maison Cailler Chocolate Factory.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English-speaking guide during the whole trip.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

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

* Airport transfers are not included. You will have the possibility to add a private transfer to your reservation in the next step of the booking process. 

** Important: accommodation taxes are not included and must be paid directly to the hotel (Between 2 and 5 CHF per person per night).

*** Tips are not included. Although tipping is not mandatory, we highly recommend an average of CHF 2 per day per person for the guide as well as for the driver. Keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Swiss culture and customary in this line of work. 

1 suitcase per person will be transferred by van to Zermatt and back to Tasch. Only suitcase will be allowed - no hand luggage or valuable items could be transported.

  • 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. 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.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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