9 Day Tour from Zürich to Zürich
DEPARTURE EVERY FRIDAY FROM APR 28 AND SEP 22
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
DAY 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this exciting city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
DAY 2 Zürich–Lucerne Area
Today, journey by train from Zurich to Lucerne. Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s most idyllic medieval cities, surrounded by a beautiful lake and nestled amidst snowcapped Alps. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover the delights of this charming city or to join one of the optional excursions.
DAY 3 Lucerne Area–Interlaken–Goldenpass Train to Montreux–Lausanne
Leave Lucerne on the Lucerne-Interlaken Express. Cross Brunig Pass en route to Interlaken, where you spend some time strolling through the quaint streets. From Interlaken, take the BLS RegioExpress train to Zweisimmen. Continue on the GOLDENPASS PANORAMIC train for your unforgettable journey to Montreux, then continue to Lausanne.
DAY 4 Lausanne–Montreux–Täsch–Zermatt
Depart for the delightful Swiss mountain resort of Zermatt. En route, stop to visit the town of Montreux, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and known as the “Swiss Riviera.” Time for leisure or maybe join the optional guided excursion to Chillon Castle before continuing by train to Zermatt.
DAY 5 Zermatt. Gornergrat Excursion
Enjoy the included excursion to the famous GORNERGRAT, traveling on board Europe’s highest rack railway. The views from its summit are spectacular. The rest of the day is at leisure in Zermatt—with a variety of interesting shops, cafés, bars, and narrow streets to explore.
DAY 6 Zermatt–Glacier Express–St. Moritz
The train journey today aboard the spectacular GLACIER EXPRESS train is without a doubt one of the main highlights of the tour. Enjoy an unforgettable journey as you make your way through the unspoiled natural beauty of the Alps on the direct route from Zermatt to the world-famous mountain resort of St. Moritz.
DAY 7 St. Moritz. Bernina Express to Tirano, Italy
Take the BERNINA EXPRESS train (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to Tirano and back for one of Europe’s most spectacular and breathtaking train rides. Travel across lofty Bernina Pass via the Swiss Poschiavo area to Tirano in the Italian Valtellina, witnessing an array of beautiful mountain streams, glaciers, and alpine scenery along the way.
DAY 8 St. Moritz–Zürich
Leave St. Moritz for the journey back to Zurich (Standard class between Samaden and Sagliains). Enjoy some time at leisure in Zurich.
DAY 9 Zürich
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
What is included
DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING
Visits to Lucerne, Interlaken, GoldenPass Panoramic train, Montreux, Lausanne, Zermatt, Gornergrat train, Glacier Express train, St. Moritz, Bernina Express train, Zurich. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
Professional Tour Director while touring
Maximum elevation on tour—11,332 ft.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
First-class train travel except for the stretch Samedan-Sagliains (in the rare event that first-class train travel is not available, standard class will be provided)
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners