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Majestic Switzerland

Everyday Price From

$5,950

10 days

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Overview

Step into a world of snow-capped mountains, traditional alpine villages and warm hospitality. This idyllic journey takes you to fairy-tale castles, breathtaking peaks and storybook meadows. Along the way you’ll meet Local Experts and passionate foodies who will share local specialties, such as fondue and creamy chocolate, with you. Stay in luxurious hotels, see beautiful cities and marvel at some of the most extraordinary scenery on the planet.

Locations Visited

Zurich, Vaduz, Zermatt, Geneva, Lucerne

Countries Visited

Switzerland, Liechtenstein, France

Travel Style

Luxury Gold

Accommodations

9 nights included

Age Requirements

Minimum age 5

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

Day 1

Welcome to Switzerland.

Arrive at Zürich Airport and be transferred to your prestigious downtown hotel, located just steps away from the tree-lined Bahnhofstrasse, one of Europe's most exclusive shopping streets. Join your Travelling Concierge at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner of traditional Swiss cuisine, hosted at Brasserie Lipp, a local favourite.(Dinner with Wine)

  • Accommodation

    Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich.

  • Meals

    Dinner with Wine

Day 2

Vaduz and St. Moritz.

Journey to Vaduz, the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Known for being one of Europe's smallest countries, Liechtenstein is dotted with medieval castles, traditional villages and dramatic mountains. On arrival, ascend the Julier Pass until you reach the sparkling Engadine Valley and the chic, jet-set resort of St. Moritz. Dine in style at the local Restaurant Engiadina in the evening.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

  • Accommodation

    Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski, St. Moritz.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 3

The Roof of Europe.

Experience St. Moritz Your Way and choose between joining a nature guide for a gentle mountain hike, if the weather permits, or hearing a talk about the incredible local wildlife, including Marmots, Red Deer and the Golden Eagle. Enjoy spending the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps shopping in the designer boutiques. Alternatively, enjoy the facilities of your prestigious hotel, which boasts a selection of gourmet restaurants, a luxury spa and a tennis-and-squash centre.(Breakfast)

  • Accommodation

    Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski, St. Moritz.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 4

All Aboard The Glacier Express.

Step on board the world-famous Glacier Express and take your first class seat for a spectacular ride through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Descend through the spiral tunnels of the Albula Pass and over the lofty Landwasser Viaduct. Picturesque landscapes of ice-capped mountains and stone-built villages, with chalet-style houses, will be in sight as you ascend to the highest point of the route, 2,033 metres to the icy Oberalp Pass. Enjoy an included lunch onboard whilst taking in the scenery. The modern panorama viewing car means you won't miss a thing. Arrive in Zermatt in the late afternoon where you'll be escorted to your hotel.(Breakfast / Lunch)

  • Accommodation

    Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Zermatt and Gornergrat Experience.

Board the cogwheel train that winds slowly up through the aromatic forests and alpine meadows of Gornergrat Mountain to reach the highest outdoor train station at 3,089 metres. As you travel past mountain lakes and ravines, keep an ear out for the soft chiming of cowbells in the background. From the summit, expect superb views of the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, among Switzerland's highest peaks. In the afternoon, spend time at leisure, perhaps enjoying a swim and spa treatment at your five-star hotel? As dusk descends, Zermatt offers a wealth of dining possibilities. This evening you’re invited to choose from a hand-picked selection of fine local restaurants and authentic menus for a Your Choice Evening.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

  • Accommodation

    Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 6

Chillon Castle and The French Bank of Lake Geneva.

Journey along the Lower Rhone Valley to the shores of Lake Geneva. Marvel at the grandeur of one of Europe’s largest lakes, known for inspiring the early European Romantic movement. With your Local Expert, visit the beautiful Chillon Castle, former home to the Counts of Savoy and set on a rocky islet in the lake. Here, following his walk through the dungeons, Lord Byron was inspired to write the poem, ‘The Prisoner of Chillon.' Look out for his name, which he carved into a pillar. In the afternoon, drive along the French bank of Lake Geneva passing the resort town of Évian-les-Bains, famous for its natural mineral water. Once in Geneva, arrive at Hotel d'Angelterre, perfectly situated on the banks of the Lake. Voted the number one hotel in Switzerland by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2017, the hotel blends British charm with the finest Swiss hospitality. This evening, you’re invited for a special dinner at La Ferme de l’Hospital. This former farmhouse, now a Michelin-starred restaurant led by chef Jean Jacques Noguier, offers a creative menu using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, and a large selection of local wines.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

  • Accommodation

    Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 7

Highlights of Geneva.

Join your Local Expert for a walking tour of Geneva with stops at the Floral Clock and the Reformation Monument, before enjoying the rest of the day at your leisure. Perhaps have high tea in the afternoon at your hotel or walk across the road to the banks of Lake Geneva and watch the sun dip beyond the mountains.(Breakfast)

  • Accommodation

    Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 8

La Gruyère and on to Lucerne.

Journey through story-book Alpine scenery en route to see the dairy cattle of La Gruyère, famous for producing delicious milk and cheese. Visit Maison Cailler in the village of Broc where chocolate creation has been raised to a specialised art form. Travel to the lovely medieval town of Gruyères, Switzerland's cheese manufacturing mecca. For your lunch, savour the region’s most famous culinary treat with a pot of bubbling fondue and a glass of chilled white wine. Continue on to beautiful Lucerne where your Travelling Concierge will show you its many highlights. See the stirring Lion Monument, Old Town Hall and the Chapel bridge.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)

  • Accommodation

    Hotel Wilden Mann, Lucerne.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Day 9

Lovely Lucerne.

Join a Military Expert at the Vitznau Artillery Fortress, carved into the mountainside, to discover the munitions halls, galleries and armaments, which date back to World War II. Enjoy some leisure time in the afternoon. This evening, embark on a scenic journey with a romantic cruise upon Lake Lucerne to reach Stans, followed by a cable car to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn. Here, amid true Alpine majesty, your journey comes to a close with a fabulous Celebration Dinner at a panoramic restaurant, offering expansive views over the Alps.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

  • Accommodation

    Hotel Wilden Mann, Lucerne.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 10

Farewell Lucerne.

After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Zürich airport for your onward journey.(Breakfast)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Exceptional Dining
  • Zürich: Brasserie Lipp is one of the oldest Parisian-style brasseries in Zürich and a favourite to locals and travellers alike for many years. Enjoy local Swiss cuisine, served with wine as you get to know your fellow travellers during your Welcome Dinner.

  • St. Moritz: Enjoy your evening meal at the delightful Restaurant Engiadina.

  • Zermatt: On Your Choice Evening, you will be offered a hand-picked selection of local restaurants, choose your own ambience, cuisine and drinks for an intimate culinary experience.

  • Geneva: Appreciate the quality and flawless service of the Michelin-starred restaurant, La Ferme de l’Hospital, in Bossey. This 17th century farmhouse has been re-imagined by chef Jean Jacques Noguier to serve innovative cuisine featuring seasonal flavours and local wines.

  • Broc: Visit Maison Cailler, in the village of Broc, and immerse your senses in the wonderful world of chocolate!

  • Gruyères: Around a bubbling pot of delicious, freshly made fondue, savour authentic Swiss dining with a chilled glass of wine.

  • Lucerne: Cruise on Lake Geneva before embarking on a scenic journey by cable car to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn. Here, amid true Alpine majesty, your journey comes to a close with a fabulous Celebration Dinner at a panoramic rotating restaurant, offering expansive views over the Alps.

  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch with Wine (LW) and 5 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.

  • Journey Highlights
  • Liechtenstein: Visit Liechtenstein, known for being one of Europe’s smallest countries, and dotted with medieval castles, traditional villages and dramatic mountains.

  • St. Moritz: During your orientation of this alpine resort see the spa quarter and glacial lake.

  • Glacier Express: Take your first class seat onboard this world-famous train and marvel at unrivalled views of snow-covered peaks.

  • Zermatt: Ride the shuttle trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway up to the traffic-free Alpine resort. Should weather permit, you may even see the majestic peak of the Matterhorn.

  • Gornergrat: Ride the cogwheel train to the summit of the mountain, for a glimpse of Switzerland's highest peaks, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa.

  • Lake Geneva: Visit beautiful Chillon Castle, former home to the Counts of Savoy, with your Local Expert.

  • Geneva: Join your Local Expert for an orientation walking tour of Geneva with stops at the Floral Clock and the Reformation Monument.

  • Lucerne: During your orientation with your Travel Director, see the stirring Lion Monument, Old Town Hall, the covered bridges and the quaint square of Weinmarkt with its Renaissance fountain.

  • Luxury Hotels
  • St. Moritz: Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains is located at the Mauritius spring, the actual root of St Moritz itself. With direct access to the ski and hiking region of Corviglia, the hotel offers excellent facilities. The sports centre and local swimming lakes are also within easy walking distance.

  • Zermatt: Situated in the heart of Zermatt, Mont Cervin hotel offers a range of gourmet restaurants, a wellness spa and easy access to beautiful mountain trails.

  • Geneva: Rated as the No. 1 hotel of the 'Top 15 Hotels of Switzerland' at the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2017, the Hotel d'Angleterre is set on the banks of Geneva's Lac Leman and beautifully reflects the essence of a Red Carnation Hotel, where each of the individually-designed rooms combines traditional charm and elegant style with modern amenities.

  • VIP Experiences
  • Lucerne: Join a Military Expert at the Vitznau Artillery Fortress, carved into the side of a mountain, to discover the munitions halls, galleries and armaments.

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*The temporary change fee waiver applies to the land portion of all trips departing through April 30, 2020. If the guest chooses a trip or departure that is more expensive than the original, they are responsible for the difference in price; if the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a future travel credit will be issued for the difference. Please note, guests are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations.

** If the guest selects this option, the new invoice will service as the future travel credit confirmation. The future travel credit amount will stay assigned to the original booking number. To redeem the future travel credit, state the booking reference number when calling to make the new reservation departing at any time before December 31, 2021. Future travel credit will be issued in the value of the amount paid for the land portion of the trip and is not redeemable for cash. If the new trip or departure is more expensive than the original, the guest is responsible for the difference in price; if the new trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a future travel credit will be issued for the difference. Please note guests are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations. Offer may be withdrawn at any time and other restrictions may apply.

***This applies to land bookings only and does not apply to group bookings. If the guest chooses a trip or departure that is more expensive than the original, they are responsible for the difference in price; if the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a future travel credit will be issued for the difference. Please note guests are responsible for any airline penalties imposed due to trip changes and/or cancellations.

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Updated 23 March 2020.