Best of Switzerland

Bern, Lausanne, Zermatt, Interlaken, Lucerne & Zurich

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During the summer months, the daytime temperatures in the mountains are generally warm, whilst the nights are cooler. The weather can change quickly in the mountains so it's always useful to be prepared with plenty of layers. The summer months in the cities enjoy warm days and evenings. The best time to visit will be between June and September.

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Itinerary

A country landlocked in continental Europe, visitors from all over the world come here to ascend the slopes of the Alps, breathe in the crisp clean air and feel on top of the world. You will also enjoy the country's thriving cosmopolitan cities, which are steeped in history.

  1. Flight to Zurich

  2. Days 1-2: Bern

    You will arrive into Zurich Airport and be met by your driver and guide to transfer you to the city of Bern.

    Wander through the Old Town and visit some of the highlights including the Federal Palace, the Zytglogge Clock Tower the city’s iconic building, the four bears in Bern’s Bear Park (Barenpark), Bern's Cathedral (Bernmunster) and many more. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

    Accommodation: Hotel Bellevue Palace (1 night)

  3. Days 2-4: Lausanne

    You will continue your journey to Lausanne. On the way, visit the beautiful lakeside town of Montreux, home to Switzerland’s most extraordinary castle, Chateau de Chillon.

    After arriving in Lausanne you will enjoy a guided walking tour to visit some of the sites, including the Cathedral, the Olympic Museum and the Musee de I’Art Brut. Musee de I’Art Brut houses a unique worldwide collection of artworks, created by outsiders in psychiatric clinics and prisons among the few.

    The following day, you will enjoy a day trip to discover the hilltop medieval town of Gruyeres. Along the way you will stop at Lavaux, a must photo stop to take in the magnificent vineyard view. Upon reaching Gruyères, you will stop by the La Maison du Gruyère Cheese Factory, where you will discover how the secrets of traditional cheese making. After lunch, visit medieval Castle of Gruyères and then to Maison Cailler Chocolate Factory and enjoy some delicious chocolate samples while discovering the production process.

    Accommodation: Beau Rivage Palace Lausanne (2 nights)

  4. Days 4-6: Summer in Zermatt

    You will then journey to the famous alpine village of Zermatt. En route, a brief stop in the town of Vevey is made to visit the famous Chaplin’s World, the first-ever museum dedicated to the work of Charlie Chaplin. Upon arriving in Tasch you will transfer by private taxi to Zermatt railway station. The hotel shuttle will then pick you up to the hotel. This car-free village is dominated by the world’s famous icon, Matterhorn.

    The next day you can admire the glorious colours of the sunrise while savouring a Swiss breakfast on the mountain. You will enjoy a choice of activities whilst in Zermatt, an excursion on the Gornergratbahn railway to the summit to marvel at the view of the Matterhorn. Or you can take the journey up the Klein Matterhorn cable cars to the highest lift station in Europe, a wonderful panoramic vista.

    Accommodation: Zermatterhof - Summer (2 nights)

  5. Days 6-8: Interlaken

    Next, a fun and exciting day awaits you aboard the Glacier Express, one of the most famous train journeys in the world. This will take you to Andermatt, followed by a private transfer to Interlaken, located in the heart of the Jungfrau region.

    In Interlaken, experience a short tour to discover the quaint town situated in between two lakes, Lake Brienz and Lake Thun as you discover one of Switzerland’s gem.

    The following day in Interlaken, an unforgettable alpine journey will take you to the majestic world of the Jungfraujoch, at 3454m. Visit the Ice Palace and also experience the breath-taking panorama view from the Sphinx Observation.

    Accommodation: Hotel Royal St Georges (2 nights)

  6. Days 8-9: Lucerne

    After breakfast you will then transfer to Lucerne. Upon arrival enjoy a city tour with your guide, learning some interesting facts about Lucerne’s history, churches, bridges, lanes, squares, towers and its trademark, the Chapel Bridge with the water tower.

    In the afternoon you will go for a one hour scenic cruise on a Panorama-Yacht. Refresh your senses and take in the first class comfort of the yacht.

    Accommodation: Art Deco Hotel Montana (1 night)

  7. Days 9-10: Zurich

    The final stop to your amazing trip concludes in Zurich, a drive from Lucerne. A city walking tour will take you to the churches of Grossmunster, Fraumunster and St Peter, the castle-like National Museum, Zurich’s Opera House and the photo opportunity spot at Lake Zurich.

    Accommodation: Hotel St Gotthard (1 night)

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Bern, Lausanne, Zermatt, Interlaken, Lucerne & Zurich

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