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Mountains, Valleys & Lakes of Switzerland

switzerland Tours Mountains, Valleys & Lakes of Switzerland

Mountains, Valleys & Lakes of Switzerland

Explore remote Alpine valleys and scale mountain slopes by railway on this unforgettable tour of Switzerland. Here you’ll gain an insight into local life and time-honoured traditions, while enjoying some of Europe’s most sublime scenery and peaceful towns and cities.

  • Style: Small Group Guided Journey
  • Duration: 9 days/8 nights
  • Starts in: Zurich
Guide Price £2989
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
Highlights:
  • Swiss chocolate making
  • Art of Alphorn making in Eggiwil
  • Mount Rigi Cog railway
  • Cog railway to Mount Rigi
  • Cable car to Schilthorn
  • Local food and wine tastings
  • Boat to Weggis
  • Local guides in St Gallen and Bern
  • Entrance to certain local attractions
Itinerary:

Day 1 Zurich to Appenzell        
Meet the group this morning in Zurich, before heading to the medieval town of Schaffhausen, where a walking tour awaits. Later head to Roemerstrasse Wines for a wine tasting session before continuing onto Appenzell where you’ll learn about traditional biberli, gingerbread pastries. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers better during a welcome dinner.

Day 2 Appenzell  
After breakfast head to St Gallen and enjoy a guided walking tour. Spend time exploring the city’s Old Town and UNESCO World Heritage listed Abbey District before returning to Appenzel for a brewery tour.        

Day 3 Appenzell to Weggis          
Head to Lucerne where a day of indulgence awaits. Meet with a local chocolatier and uncover the secrets of Swiss chocolate making as well as enjoying a sample or two. Afterwards, take a scenic boat ride across Lake Lucerne to Weggis where you will spend the next two nights.          

Day 4 Weggis    
Today visit a local farm in Einsiedeln and have the chance to make your own cheese before enjoying a fondue tasting. Later climb Mount Rigi aboard the cog railway – Europe’s first ever mountain line. Head back to Weggis for an evening at leisure.        

Day 5 Weggis to Bern          
Continue to Eggiwil and meet with a local alphorn maker who will share the secrets of crafting this traditional instrument. Travel onwards to Bern, where you have time for a guided walking tour where you can soak up the picture-perfect scenery.

Day 6 Bern      
Spend today exploring Bern at your own leisure.

Day 7 Bern to Wengen
First stop today is the striking Thun Castle before continuing on to Trümmelbach Falls, a magnificent cave-like environment surrounded by a series of waterfalls. After a day filled with spectacular sights, board the train to picturesque Wengen, home for the next two nights.  

Day 8 Wengen      
Board the Jungfrau Railway and head to the top of Mount Jungfrau, where the views will not disappoint. Take in the surrounding scenery and panoramic vistas before descending to Wengen. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner with the rest of the group.  

Day 9 Wengen to Zurich    
En route back to Zurich stop at Affoltern im Emmental for some cheese tasting at a local Emmental factory. On arrival in Zurich bid farewell to the group as your tour comes to an end.

Departs:
Frequent departures, Apr - Dec 2020 & Jan - Feb 2021.

Prices
Guide Price £2989
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
Inclusions
  • 8 nights in boutique accommodation
  • 8 breakfast, 1 lunch & 4 dinners
Not Included
  • International flights
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The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/04/2020 to 28/02/2021. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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