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Swiss Splendour tour with Glacier Express
Starting in Geneva and ending in Geneva, 07 DAYS
DEPATURES: Every Wednesday from April 29 to October 7, 2015 from Geneva Bus Terminal, Place Dorcière, 1201 Geneva
PRICE: CHF 2236 - Per Person in Double Occupancy
Supplement for Single Occupancy - 323
1st Class Rail Upgradation - 163
Child Rates - 526
7 Day Tour (Wednesday to Tuesday) GGL7G
DAY 1 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. 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 class hotel.
DAY 2 THURSDAY Zermatt
Full day at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint 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.
Dinner and overnight at first class hotel.
DAY 3 FRIDAY Zermatt – Glacier Express Train – St. Moritz
Today you will travel on the legendary “Glacier Express Train”. You board the
train in Zermatt in the morning and a magnificent traveling day is ahead of you.
Seated in a comfortable premium panoramic viewing car, you will pass by
mountain scenery, snow-covered peaks, meadows with wild
and tiny old villages. Delicious lunch is served right at your seat along
with a movable table on which you can dine in comfort. In the late afternoon
you will arrive at the world-renowned mountain resort of St. Moritz. Dinner
and overnight at first class hotel.
DAY 4 SATURDAY St. Moritz – Principality of Liechtenstein – Zurich
We leave St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos.
In the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for lunch
and for sightseeing. This tiny country with the mighty castle, which is the home
of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In
the afternoon we will return to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its
picturesque farmhouses. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first class hotel.
DAY 5 SUNDAY Zurich – Rapperswil – Boatride on Lake of Zurich
At 10 a.m. our bus will pick you up for a tour that shows you the most interesting
sights of Zurich and its surroundings. We start with a city tour of Zurich. Along the
Höhenstrasse that offers spectacular views into the Alps, we drive to Rapperswil,
the town of the roses, where you will see the rosegarden, the castle and the deer
park on the Lindenhof. Return to Zurich by boat approx. 4 p.m. – return to your
hotel individually. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first class hotel.
DAY 6 MONDAY Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken
A short drive takes us to the city of Lucerne where we visit the Lion Monument
and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge. At noon we proceed to the
mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis
brings you up into the high alpine region with its glaciers and eternal ice.
Enjoy a magnificent ride in the new revolving “ROTAIR” gondola. (Take a
warm sweater along.) In the afternoon we cross Brunig Pass to the Bernese
Oberland and reach the village Brienz, which is famous for its long tradition of
woodcarving. We continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken at the foot of
Jungfrau mountain. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first class hotel.
DAY 7 TUESDAY Interlaken – Berne – Gruyères – Geneva
We leave Interlaken in the morning and drive along beautiful Lake of Thun to
the Swiss capital, Berne. 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,
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. Tour ends at approx. 5.30 p.m.