• DISCOVER SWITZERLAND BY CAR

DISCOVER SWITZERLAND BY CAR.en

 

        

Day 1 – GENEVA

 

Arrival at Geneva Airport. Meet the driver and transfer by private car to the hotel downtown Geneva. In the afternoon time at leisure for individual visit or shopping. Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 2 GENEVA– ZERMATT

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your English-speaking guide and start for 2 hours escorted city tour by private car in the center of this elegant city. This two-hour city sightseeing tour is a perfect introduction to Geneva and includes the highlight Geneva’s famous international organizations and show you the city’s top attractions:  the Pont du Mont-Blanc near the spectacular geyser lake, the Jet d'Eau 145 meters high, the Nations Palace, in the Reformation Monument, the Renaissance Hotel de Ville, the Loggia of the Arsenal, the Cathedral of St. Pierre, the bridges over the Rhone and the beautiful walk along the battlements. Lunch at your own. In the afternoon departure by private car to Tasch. Meet the authorised taxi and transfer to your hotel in Zermatt. Time at leisure. Dinner on your own and overnight.

 

Day 3 – ZERMATT – GORNEGRAT* - STRESA

Breakfast at your hotel. Morning at leisure for relax or individual excursions. On the Italian border of the canton of Valais in the west of Switzerland, lies Zermatt, the village at the foot of the Matterhorn, the most photographed mountain in the world. Zermatt epitomizes the image of Switzerland: high-alpine, awe-inspiring and original. Zermatt and the Matterhorn has been visited by mountaineers from all around the world since the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. The air up here is clear, dry and clean, because, since 1947, only electric cars without a combustion engine are allowed to operate in the village. If you want to discover the dazzling beauty of the Alps, you’ll soon realize that the trip to Gornergrat is a “must- see” excursion.  Its sunny viewing platform, accessible all year, makes the Gornergrat ridge a top destination, and not just because of its altitude. Surrounded by 29 peaks rising to above 4000 m and by Switzerland’s greatest mountain and second longest glacier in the Alps, it offers a spectacular mountain panorama second to none. And the «Matterhorn Railway» renders it so close you can almost touch it. Departing from Zermatt, Europe ‘s highest open-air cog railway has travelled up onto the Gornergrat, at 3089 meters a.s.l., since 1898. Each of the 9339 meters travelled is an experience in itself, every second of the 33 minutes of travel time an unforgettable pleasure. 29 four-thousand meter peaks – from the Matterhorn through to the Monte Rosa – form a guard of honor. What ‘s more, the magnificent vistas from the viewing platform, which remains accessible throughout the year, are all included in the ticket price. Return by cogwheel train to Zermatt to take the luggage. Lunch at your own.  In the afternoon departure by private car to Stresa. Accommodation at 4* hotel. Dinner at your own and overnight at the hotel  by cogwheel train today to Gornergrat (elevation is 10,225 ft.) for spectacular views of the legendary Matterhorn.

 

Day 4 -  STRESA – BORROMEAN ISLANDS - LUGANO

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your English-speaking guide, boarding on the private boat and departure for a short cruise on the Borromean Gulf. From the boat, you ‘ll can enjoy beautiful view of Palace and gardens of Isola Bella.  Built beginning in 1632, the palace and the gardens of Isola Bella is one of the most important attractions of Lake Maggiore. After the visit continue by boat to the “Isola dei Pescatori”.  Short walk on the island, occupied almost entirely by an old village with narrow winding cobbled streets full of charm, preserves the flavor of an ancient town. Will follows the boat tour around Isola Madre, and way back to Stresa. Lunch on your own.  In the afternoon departure by private car to Lugano (Switzerland). Along the western shore of Lake Maggiore, you will arrive in Ascona/Locarno, the pearls of Northern Lake. Arrival in Lugano and accommodation at your 4* hotel. Dinner at your own and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 – LUGANO – LUCERNE

Breakfast at your hotel. Meet your English-speaking guide and visit of the town that lying on the banks of the homonymous lake. The pedestrian area, very suggestive, preserves the historical center rich of marvelous buildings such as the Cathedral of S. Lorenzo and the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, whose interiors preserve the most famous renaissance fresco in the Switzerland, a Luini masterpiece. On the banks of the lake the park of the town, Parco Ciani, considered one of the most beautiful in the Switzerland. Along the paths there are many rare and exotic plants. Lunch at your own. In the afternoon departure by private car to Lucerne. Accommodation at 4* hotel, dinner at your own and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 6 – LUCERNE– INTERLAKEN

Breakfast at your hotel. In the morning meet your English-speaking guide and start for 2 hours escorted city tour by private car.  The guide will show you the Lion Monument, the Musegg Towers and Walls, the Jesuit Church, the Old Town with the Town Hall, historic fountains, squares and houses, the Jesuit Church and the wooden Chapel Bridge. Lunch on your own and in the afternoon departure by private car to Interlaken. Accommodation at 4* hotel, dinner at your own and overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 7 - Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe (3454m/11333ft) –

Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer by your own to the railway station and departure for the excursion to the Jungfrau – Top of Europe. A remarkable route:

Interlaken Ost - Lauterbrunnen - Kleine Scheidegg - Jungfraujoch - Grindelwald - Interlaken Ost.

This unique round-trip by modern cogwheel railway takes you first to Kleine Scheidegg, altitude 2061 metres, at the foot of the notorious Eiger North Wall. From here the Jungfrau Railway climbs to the station at Eigergletscher, well known for its mountain restaurant and polar dog kennels. The trip continues through the Eiger tunnel to the stations at Eigerwand and Eismeer, with a five-minute halt at each. Enjoy spectacular sightseeing through large observation windows hewn from solid Alpine rock. And then the arrival on the Jungfraujoch, in the heart of a glorious glacier world on the very roof of Europe! Superb views extend as far as the summits of the Vosges Mountains in France and the Black Forest in Germany. The Great Aletsch Glacier, at 22 km the longest ice-stream in the Alps. Snow and ice 100% guaranteed! The Sphinx observation hall, impressive Ice Palace and hiking plateau - these are the year-round attractions up on the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. Summer attractions include a ski lift, husky-drawn sledging and adventure activities. The unforgettable trip to the  high-Alpine wonderland of eternal ice and snow is the true "highlight" of a visit to Switzerland. At an amazing 3454 metres, this is Europe's highest-altitude railway station.

 

Attractions on the Jungfraujoch:

  • Ice Palace
  • Ice Gateway
  • Sphinx observation terrace
  • Plateau with hikes in the eternal snow
  • "Top of Europe" Glacier Restaurant
  • High Alpine Research Exhibition
  • Summer (June-September): ski & snowboard park, husky-drawn sledge rides, adventure attractions: e.g. Tyrolienne, snow disk etc.

At the end way, back to the hotel in Interlaken; dinner at your own and overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 8 – INTERLAKEN – BERN

Breakfast at your hotel. By private car transfer to o Bern.  At the arrival accommodation at 4* hotel and lunch at your own. In the afternoon meet meet your English-speaking guide and start for 2 hours escorted city tour by private car in Bern, capital of Switzerland. Not many cities have managed to retain their historic features quite as successfully as Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The old town of Bern with the beautiful Clock Tower has been entered in the list of UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites and thanks to its 6 kilometers of arcades - the locals refer to them as 'Lauben' - boasts one of the longest weather-sheltered shopping promenades in Europe. The elevated Rose Garden above the Bear Pits and the platform of the 101-metre-high cathedral tower offer the best views of the old town round which the River Aare flows. The former entrenchments and bastions drop down steeply to the river. The boutiques, bars and cabaret stages of the old town, some of which are located in vaulted cellars, and the small street cafes attract locals as well as a lot of tourists.  Dinner at your own and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 9 – ZURICH

Breakfast at your hotel. Departure by private car to Zurich. At the arrival meet your English-speaking guide and start for 2 hours’ city tour by private car. This guided tour of the Old Town is a rewarding journey.  Come face to face with Zürich’s past and present through a selection of buildings, stories and anecdotes. You will be fascinated by the rich testimonies to bygone days which document the early international significance of the city. Lunch on your own and in the afternoon transfer to Zurich airport. End OF SERVICES.   .

 

INDIVIDUAL  RATE IN DOUBLE ROOM:  FROM                             €   3.090.00

 

What's Included 

  • 8 nights’ accommodation at 4-stars hotel on bed and breakfast basis (1 in Geneva, 1 in Zermatt, 1 in Stresa, 1 in Lugano, 2 in Interlaken, 1 in Luzern and 1 in Bern)
  • Transfer by private car from Geneva airport to the hotel
  • English speaking guide for 2 hours’ city tour by private car in Geneva
  • Transfer by private car from Geneva to Tasch
  • Private transfer from Tasch to Zermatt (authorised taxi)
  • Transfer by private car from Zermatt to Stresa
  • Morning cruise on the Borromean Gulf by private boat and English speaking guide
  • Private transfer by car Stresa – Lugano via Ascona/Locarno (stop 1 hour)
  • English speaking guide for 2 hours’ city tour by private car in Lugano
  • Transfer by private car from Lugano to Luzern
  • English speaking guide for 2 hours’ city tour by private car in Luzern
  • Transfer by private car from Luzern to Interlaken
  • Private return transfer by car from hotel to railways in Interlaken
  • 2nd class return train tickets “ Jungfrau - Top of the Europe”
  • Transfer by private car from Interlaken to Bern
  • English speaking guide for 2 hours’ city tour by private car in Bern
  • Transfer by private car from Bern to Zurich downtown
  • English speaking guide for 2 hours’ city tour by private car in Zurich
  • Transfer by private car to Zurich airport
  • Vat and service charge

 

What's NOT Included

Entrance fees, lunches and dinners, tips and