Top of Switzerland
Enjoy six days amid spectacular Alpine beauty on your guided Top of Switzerland Tour. You’ll meet your Tour Director and traveling companions in the vibrant city of Zurich before continuing to the picturesque Emmental Valley. Visit a local cheese farm and enjoy a light lunch before setting off for Interlaken – nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and surrounded by the magnificence of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks.
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Day 1: Arrive in Zurich, Switzerland
Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Hotel: Sheraton Zurich
Day 2: Zurich – Emmental Valley – Interlaken
Discover Zurich’s well-preserved Old Town with its medieval guild houses during your orientation walk, before continuing to the Emmental Valley. Stop at the Schaukaserei Affoltern to try out the locally produced cheese, and enjoy a light lunch. Then, continue your journey deep into the Alps to arrive in Interlaken. The town’s unique location, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and surrounded by the world-famous Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau mountains, guarantees spectacular views.
Hotel: Metropole, 2 nights
Day 3: Interlaken – Excursion to the Jungfrau
An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. At an amazing 11,332 feet, the Jungfraujoch is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and, in 1912, the rack railway was opened. Enjoy the Alpine Sensation, the Panorama 360 degree Experience, the Ice Palace, and take the elevator to the Sphinx Observatory. Also receive your Jungfrau Passport as a souvenir to take home with you. Your roundtrip excursion to the “Top of Europe” by Mountain Train will take up most of the day.
Day 4: Interlaken – Brienz – Ballenberg – Lucerne
A scenic drive through charming mountains brings you to cozy Brienz, where you will visit the interesting Woodcarving Museum. Also walk through the romantic Brunngasse, once awarded the title “Most Beautiful Street in Europe.” A guided visit to the fascinating Open-Air Museum of Ballenberg includes marvellous centuries-old buildings from all parts of Switzerland. Arrive in picturebook Lucerne for a 2-night stay. You may wish to join an optional folklore party with cheese fondue, yodeling, and alphorn blowing.
Hotel: Astoria, 2 nights
Day 5: Lucerne
Follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk and admire Thorwaldsen’s Lion Monument, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Walk along ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered Chapel Bridge to the Jesuit Church, the first large baroque church built in Switzerland on the north side of the Alps. Later, an exciting optional excursion is available to Mount Pilatus, the “Guard of Lucerne.” This evening, a farewell dinner has been prepared to celebrate your holiday as the best way to say auf Wiedersehen.
Day 6: Lucerne – Zurich Airport
Morning transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|June: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29||$3,339.00||$3,771.00|
|July: 06, 13, 20, 27||$3,339.00||$3,771.00|
|August: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31||$3,339.00||$3,771.00|
|September: 07, 14||$3,339.00||$3,771.00|
|Meals:||5 breakfasts, 1 light lunch, 2 dinners|
|Transport:||Departure Transfer & First-class, air-conditioned motorcoach|
|Rail:||Mountain Rail to The Jungfrau|
|Accommodation:||5 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Professional Travel Director|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.