Swiss Charming Tour with Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe
DEPATURES: Every Sunday, May 3,17,31 || June 14,28 || July 12,26 || Aug 9 , 23 || Sept 6,20
from Swissôtel Zurich, Schulstrasse 44, 8050 Zurich
PRICE: CHF 1557 - per person in double room
Supplement for Single Occupancy - 250
Child Rates - 366
5 Day Tour (Sunday to Thursday) IC05Z
DAY 1 SUNDAY Zurich – Jungfraujoch – Interlaken
We leave Zurich at 8.00 a.m. for a guided tour to the magnificent alpine world
of the Bernese Oberland. In Lauterbrunnen we board the cogwheel train for
a most interesting mountain train trip via Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of
Eiger North Face to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe at 3’454 m /
11’333 ft – Europe’s highest railway station. Today’s highlights include the
beautiful Ice Palace, the Sphinx Observation Hall overlooking the Aletsch
Glacier (Switzerland’s largest glacier) and the snow-capped peaks of the
neighbouring countries, in the late afternoon check-in at your hotel in
Dinner on your own. Overnight at first class hotel.
DAY 2 MONDAY Independent stay in Interlaken
Today’s day is at your leisure. Interlaken is located between the lakes of Thun
and Brienz, at the foot of the towering trio of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. A
perfect place to relax, or to do some sightseeing and shopping along the
the boulevard street in Interlaken with nice restaurants, elegant
watch and jeweler’s shops. Interlaken is ideally located for many
Enjoy a leisurely cruise on a modern motorship or one of the
stately steamers on Lake of Thun. At about 6 p.m. meet with your
guide in the lobby for the coach tour starting the following morning. Dinner on
your own. Overnight at first class hotel.
DAY 3 TUESDAY Interlaken – Berne – Gruyères – Geneva
We leave Interlaken in the morning and drive along beautiful Lake of Thun to the Swiss capital, Berne. The city is attractively set on a steepsided curve of the
River Aare and backed by the majestic Alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes
the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A
drive south takes us to the scenic dairy farmlands, to Gruyères. A beautiful
hilltop town, preserved against time, which could be the magical setting for
fairytales with its impressive, medieval castle. An informative visit to a factory
of delicious milk product is a further highlight of our day. We continue our
drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city of
Switzerland. Dinner on your own. Overnight at superior tourist class hotel.
DAY 4 WEDNESDAY Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt
We start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. We will show you the beautiful
parks along the lake, the unique town-hall and the European seat of
the United Nations. In the late morning we leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne
and Montreux. We pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous
by Lord Byron’s poem. Time for lunch in Montreux. In the afternoon we proceed
through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards.
At Täsch we will board a cogwheel train that takes us to the mountain resort of
Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at first
DAY 5 THURSDAY Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Zurich
Morning at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint old farm houses and barns in
their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train
up to Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks.
After noon board the train to Täsch where our bus is waiting to take us over the
breathtaking Nufenen Pass to Airolo. Return to Zurich by bus or train.
Arrival in Zurich approx. 6.30 p.m.