Multi-Day Tour

Majestic Switzerland (Summer 2018) (11 days)

Luxury Gold

Your Journey Begins To Farewell Lucerne.

Valid for Departures: 16 Jun 2018 - 01 Sep 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Your Journey Begins
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Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals)
Day 2
Welcome To Switzerland.
Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich. None
On arrival at Zürich Airport, meet your personal chauffeur and transfer 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.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 3
Vaduz And St. Moritz.
Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains, St. Moritz. None
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 a local restaurant in the evening.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 4
The Roof Of Europe.
Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains, St. Moritz. None
In the morning, join a nature guide for an included mountain hike, if the weather permits, or perhaps spoil yourself with a spa treatment? Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps shopping in the designer boutiques or going for a hike on one of the many breathtaking mountain trails. Alternatively, enjoy the fineries of your prestigious hotel, which boasts a selection of gourmet restaurants, a luxury spa and a tennis-and-squash centre.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 5
All Aboard The Glacier Express.
Hotel Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt. None
Step aboard the world-famous Glacier Express and take your First Class seats 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. The modern panorama viewing-car means you won't miss a thing on your descent to Andermatt. Arrive in Zermatt in the late afternoon where you’re escorted to your 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.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 6
Zermatt And Gornergrat Experience.
Hotel Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt. None
Board the cogwheel train that winds slowly up the Gornergrat Mountain, the highest open-air railway in Europe. As you travel through the aromatic forests and alpine meadows, 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, Switzerland's highest peaks. In the afternoon, spend time at leisure, perhaps browsing the shops of Zermatt or enjoying a swim and spa treatment at your five-star hotel?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 7
Chillon Castle And The French Bank Of Lake
Hotel D'angleterre, Geneva. None
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. Visit beautiful Chillon Castle, former home to the Counts of Savoy, set on a rocky islet in the lake. 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 No. 1 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.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 8
Highlights Of Geneva.
Hotel D'angleterre, Geneva. None
Join your Travelling Concierge for an orientation 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 enjoy a cocktail and live music in the Leopard Bar? Walk across the road to the banks of Lake Geneva and watch the sun dip beyond the mountains.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 9
La Gruyère And On To Lucerne.
Hotel Wilden Mann, Lucerne. None
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 production has been raised to a specialised art form. Travel to the lovely medieval town of Gruyères, Switzerland's cheese manufacturing mecca. For your Highlight 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 sightseeing with your Travel Concierge shows you its many highlights. See the stirring Lion Monument, Old Town Hall, the covered bridges and the quaint square of Weinmarkt with its Renaissance fountain.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)
Day 10
Lovely Lucerne.
Hotel Wilden Mann, Lucerne. None
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, firstly with a romantic cruise upon Lake Lucerne to reach Stans, then travel 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.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 11
Farewell Lucerne.
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After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Zürich airport for your onward journey.(Buffet Breakfast)

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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. See how you travel like a VIP with Luxury Gold

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