Switzerland & Germany in 12 Days

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Enchanting Alps, Glacier Express & Berlin

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The perfect escape to the tranquil landscapes of Switzerland! Discover cosmopolitan cities, ride the legendary Glacier Express and indulge in the finer things in life in St. Moritz before spending 3-nights in vibrant Berlin!

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Bad Ragaz
Bern
Interlaken
Lucerne
St. Moritz
Zermatt
Zurich
Berlin
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All flights
Accommodation
Some transfers
Activities
Some meals
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Discover Switzerland and Berlin! From cosmopolitan Zurich, head to Bern and idyllic Interlaken. Explore the scenery of Zermatt, in the shadow of the famous Matterhorn, before taking the Glacier Express railway to luxurious St. Moritz. Relax in Bad Ragaz and explore medieval Lucerne before heading to the German capital of Berlin to experience its vibrant culture and immersive history!

12 days trip including flights*

11 days and 10 nights in destination

1

NYC - ZRH

2

NYC - ZRH

Zurich

3

Interlaken

4

Zermatt

5

Zermatt

6

St. Moritz

7

Bad Ragaz

8

Zurich

9

ZRH-BER

Berlin

10

Berlin

11

Berlin

12

BER - NYC

* 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: US - Night on board

Ready to discover the spectacular cities and landscapes of Switzerland? Arrive at your departure airport, ready to catch a flight to Zurich.* Night on board.

* 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

Touch down in Zurich, famous as a global center of finance on the north shore of beautiful Lake Zurich. Transfer to the hotel, get settled in and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Zurich.

3rd Day: Zurich - Bern - Thun - Interlaken

After breakfast at the hotel, a 2-hour walking tour of Zurich with 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. Afterwards, set off for the Swiss capital of Bern, a small city known for its medieval old town. Upon arrival, enjoy a 2-hour guided city tour with a professional guide. Pass through the old town where you can admire the Zytglogge medieval clock tower, the beautiful Rose Garden and Parliament Square. See the Gothic-style Bern Cathedral and visit Bear Park, named after the brown bear which is the symbol of the city. Later on, pass through Thun before continuing 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
Bern City Tour
Included
Zurich City Tour
4th Day: Interlaken - Zermatt

Breakfast at the hotel. Take a short panoramic tour with your driver through Interlaken this morning, one of Switzerland's most important resort towns. Later, transfer to Zermatt, in the shadow of the famous Matterhorn mountain! This car-free resort is a natural paradise where you can soak up the tranquillity of the Swiss mountains. Overnight stay in Zermatt.

 

5th Day: Zermatt

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Zermatt. Admire the majestic silhouette of the Matterhorn or soak up the charming atmosphere of this Alpine town as you wander through its pretty streets, flanked by wooden architecture and chocolate-box style lodgings. One of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of the famous Matterhorn is to take the Gornergrat Cogwheel Railway, which reaches a maximum height of 3,100 metres above sea level for spectacular views of the mountain and surrounding scenery!* Overnight stay in Zermatt.

* Tickets for the Gornergrat Cogwheel Railway can be purchased at the destination. Timetables for the service are available locally. 

6th Day: Zermatt - St. Moritz by Glacier Express

Breakfast at the hotel. Prepare for an exciting day ahead as you set off on the famous Glacier Express, one of the most scenic train rides in the world! Journey through the inspiring landscapes of the Alps as you travel from Zermatt to St. Moritz, an unforgettable journey of around 7.5 hours. Pass through 91 tunnels, across 291 bridges and climb as high as 2033 meters as the Glacier Express crosses the Oberalp Pass. The journey includes a three-course meal and the panoramic windows ensure ample opportunities to kick back and take in the views! Arrive in St. Moritz and transfer to the hotel. St. Moritz is the most luxurious alpine resort in Switzerland so be sure to get out and explore the upmarket eateries and glamorous streets. Overnight stay in St. Moritz.

Included
Glacier Express
7th Day: St. Moritz - Davos - Klosters - Bad Ragaz

Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning to explore St. Moritz at your leisure, famous for hosting the Winter Olympics twice and one of the most prominent ski resorts in Europe. Afterwards, head off to Davos, the highest town in the Swiss Alps. Enjoy this unique town, famous for holding the annual World Economic Forum before heading to Klosters which has a more laid-back atmosphere and boasts plenty of pretty wooden Alpine architecture. Afterwards, head to Bad Ragaz, one of Switzerland's most famous spa resorts. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. We recommend a visit to the Tamina Therme, a spa oasis that harnesses the healing properties of the thermal waters of Bad Ragaz. Overnight stay in Bad Ragaz.

 

8th Day: Bad Ragaz - Lucerne - Zurich

Breakfast at the hotel. Leave beautiful Bad Ragaz behind you today as you 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 as you enjoy a 2-hour guided city tour, accompanied by a professional guide. Afterwards, continue your journey back to Zurich. On arrival, get settled at the hotel and enjoy your final evening in Switzerland. Overnight stay in Zurich.

 

Included
Guided Tour of Lucerne
9th Day: Zurich - Berlin

Breakfast at the hotel.* Bid farewell to the charming culture and unforgettable landscapes of Switzerland as you transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Berlin. Arrive and self-transfer* to the hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure and feel free to get out and about to discover Berlin at your own pace! Berlin is known for its vibrant nightlife, creative atmosphere and historic landmarks. Overnight stay in Berlin.

*You will have the possibility of adding an optional airport transfer in the next step of the booking process.

10th Day: Berlin

Tuck into a hearty German breakfast at the hotel and set off on an exciting walking tour of East and West Berlin, to uncover the history and sights of the capital! Admire the majestic Brandenburg Gate, visit the poignant Holocaust Memorial and stroll along leafy Unter den Linden Avenue. See Friedrichstrasse shopping street, the charming Gendarmenmarkt square and discover the neoclassical architecture of Museum Island. Head to East Berlin to trace the turbulent history of the city at Checkpoint Charlie and see the fragmented remains of the Berlin Wall, noticing the contrasts between the different sides of the city. See Hauptbahnhof station and the idyllic Tiergarten Park. Potsdamer Platz shows you a modern side of the city before you spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. It's time for a well-deserved German beer after a day of sightseeing! Overnight stay in Berlin.

Included
Walking Tour of East & West Berlin
11th Day: Berlin

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day exploring Berlin at your leisure. Why not visit the brilliant amazing cultural treasures at Museum Island or spend the day exploring the flower gardens of the Tiergarten. Overnight stay in Berlin.

12th Day: Berlin - US

Breakfast at the hotel*. At the indicated time, self-transfer** to the airport for your return flight back to the US.* Arrive in the US and end 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.

**You will have the possibility of adding an optional airport transfer in the next step of the booking process.

 

Accommodation: 10 Nights

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Included

Included activity for day 3 in Bern

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Bern City Tour

Enjoy a 2-hour guided city tour with a professional guide. Pass through the old town where you can admire the Zytglogge medieval clock tower, the beautiful Rose Garden and Parliament Square. See the Gothic-style Bern Cathedral and visit Bear Park.

What's included: Professional guide

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Included

Included activity for day 3 in Zurich

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

Physical rating:

Moderate

Zurich City Tour

Set off on a 2-hour walking tour of Zurich with a professional guide. Explore the atmospheric Old Town, see the 12th-century Grossmunster cathedral and stroll down bustling Bahnhofstrasse. Discover Paradeplatz and the 11th-century Fraumunster Church.

What's included: professional guide

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Included

Included activity for day 6 in St. Moritz

Duration 07:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

Glacier Express

Travel on the famous Glacier Express, one of the most scenic train rides in the world! Journey through the inspiring landscapes of the Alps as you travel from Zermatt to St. Moritz. Three-course meal included. Duration: Approx. 7.5 hours.

What's included: Three-course lunch & Glacier Express Train Ride in 2nd class seats from Zermatt - St. Mortiz. Not included: Drinks not included

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Included

Included activity for day 8 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 US airports.
  • International flights: US - Zurich, Zurich - Berlin, Berlin - US.
  • Glacier Express Train Ride in 2nd class seats from Zermatt - St. Mortiz.
  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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  • 10 breakfasts and three-course lunch on board the Glacier Express.*
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  • Some transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
    See itinerary
  • Air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • City tours with professional guides in Zurich, Bern, Lucerne and Berlin.
  • English-speaking driver in Switzerland.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Berlin airport transfers, taxes, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*Drinks on board the Glacier Express train are not included. 

Please note: Zermatt is a car-free resort. Therefore, on day 4, you will be dropped off at St. Niklaus Station in Zermatt and need to pay 10 CHF in cash per person on arrival for a short transfer in a licensed vehicle to your hotel in Zermatt Village.

You will have the possibility of adding Berlin Airport transfers for an additional cost.

Please note: Zermatt is a car-free resort. Therefore, on day 4, you will be dropped off at St. Niklaus Station in Zermatt and need to pay 10 CHF in cash per person on arrival for a short transfer in a licensed vehicle to the entrance of Zermatt village. 

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

This trip does not include an escort guide, so you will not be accompanied by a guide throughout the entire 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 - 5 years old.

 

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