Spectacular scenery, delicious traditional cuisine, rich folklore and amazing hospitality await you in this land of immense beauty. Explore the wondrous history of the area as you indulge your senses on this journey of epic discovery and enrichment.
Day 1: Welcome to Zurich
Welcome to Zurich, the sparkling centre of Switzerland. An international hub of finance, Zurich enjoys a fine reputation for luxury goods, sensational architecture and stunning scenery. Your tour guide will meet you at the airport, where you will begin your adventure with a private tour of the city. Take in the sights and colours of Zurich from the comfort of your coach, stopping to take advantage of the truly remarkable photo opportunities along the way.
After taking in the marvels of city, such as the exciting Bahnhofstrasse, the charming Old Town and the glistening Lake Zurich, you will continue your scenic journey to Lucerne.
This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner with your tour companions at one of the delightful local restaurants of the Lucerne region.
Overnight in the Lucerne region.
Day 2: Lovely Lucerne
After breakfast, begin your adventure with a guided walking tour of this enchanting city. Traverse the cobblestone streets of this riverside metropolis, viewing both the famous and hidden landmarks throughout the town.
Continue on your journey of discovery with a scenic boat tour of Lake Lucerne. Marvel at the view of the glistening lake with the Swiss Alps in the background. Learn more about the fascinating history of the region and how Lake Lucerne offered merchants an important trade route throughout the centuries.
After your exciting day exploring the region both by water and on foot, enjoy a leisurely afternoon in the city of Lucerne. The multitude of sights, along with the variety of cafes and shops will be certain to entertain.
This evening, delight in dinner and a show with your tour companions. Indulge in local cuisine while taking in a wonderful traditional program. Prepare to be serenaded and entertained while sampling delicious regional fare.
Overnight in the Lucerne region.
Day 3: Grandiose Grindelwald
Your adventure continues as you journey to the spectacular village of Grindelwald. Nestled in the centre of Switzerland's iconic peaks, this village serves as an ideal hub for mountain exploration.
Teeter on the edge with a visit to the cliff walk adventure of Jungfrau. If you dare to walk to the end of this exciting pier over the mountain’s edge, you will reap the rewards of spectacular views.
Continue onwards to Montreux, located on the shimmering shores of Lake Geneva. Enjoy dinner here with your tour companions.
Overnight in the region in Montreux.
Day 4: Marvelous Montreux
Wake up to the splendid scenery of Montreux, the historic resort town of Lake Geneva. A guided city tour of Montreux will help acquaint you with this charming lakeside town. Visit the fantastic promenade lined Belle Epoque buildings and mature trees, explore the narrow, winding streets and view the beautiful squares and fountains of this dazzling town.
After enjoying lunch at a local café, partake in an exciting excursion on the Lavaux express, a charming mini-train which can traverse all terrains. Delight in a wonderful wine tasting at one of the local Lavaux wineries while relaxing in this brilliant setting.
Dinner and overnight in the Montreux region.
Day 5: Cheese and Chocolate Adventure:
A truly exciting journey awaits you today. After enjoying breakfast, set off on your first-class adventure on this historic luxury train. Indulge in the delicious on-board treats as you travel in style through this gorgeous region, taking in the lush valleys, bright blue lake and soaring mountains.
A visit to the Maison du Gruyere for a taste of this internationally renowned cheese will be certain to delight. Learn more about the historic significance of the ancient art of cheesemaking as you sample the delicious cheese on offer.
Continue onward to the Maison Cailler, which offers a wonderful chocolate experience unlike any other. Discover the amazing history and creation of this delectable treat, indulging in a chocolate tasting as you tour.
After your culinary journey finishes, enjoy an afternoon of leisure in the Old City Centre of Bern. Nestled along the banks of the bright blue Aare River, the city offers charming Medieval architecture, a variety of cobblestone lanes waiting for exploration, sunny courtyards and stunning scenery.
Dinner and overnight in the Schaffhausen region.
Day 6: Wonderful Waterfalls
A visit to the spectacular Rheinfall, the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe, will impress and surprise. View the thundering water of this wondrous site, learning more about how this waterfall has impressed throughout the centuries.
Enjoy lunch and free time in Schaffhausen with your tour companions, exploring the Medieval old town and its beautiful Baroque buildings.
Your journey continues onward to St. Gallen, a town of significant historic importance and charm.
Dinner and overnight in St. Gallen.
Day 7: Gorgeous St. Gallen and the Land of Heidi
Today’s adventure begins with a guided tour of the Old Town of St. Gallen, with its many Baroque and Renaissance-era bay windows. Appreciate the calm of this pedestrian-only historic centre as you discover more about its colourful history. Prepare to be swept back in time as you visit the spectacular Collegiate Library of St. Gallen’s Abbey. From the ancient tomes to the ornate ceiling, this library will enthrall all history fans.
Continue on to Davos via the land of Heidi. Reflect back to the internationally famous story of the young Swiss heroine as you view the dazzling scenery on your journey.
Dinner and overnight in Davos.
Day 8: Delightful Davos to Dischmatal
Be enthralled by the charm of yesteryear as you set off on your horse-drawn carriage adventure from Davos. Wondrous photo opportunities await as you enjoy this relaxing mode of transportation, with your destination being the gorgeous Dishmatal Valley. Take your time to explore the region with a hike or walk, stopping to take in the stunning scenery before your return trip back to Davos via carriage.
Continue onwards to Zurich, where you will partake in a final dinner with your tour companions.
Overnight in Zurich.
Day 9: Farewell
Bid goodbye, returning home from Zurich.