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DAY  1 - Zurich – Zermatt

Arrival at Zurich airport. Private transfer to Zermatt village entry (driving time approx. 4 hours) and transfer from Zermatt village entry to your hotel by electro car. Accommodation and time at leisure. Lunch and dinner at your own. Overnight.

 

DAY 2 – Zermatt

Breakfast at your hotel. Time at leisure for relax of your hotel or for 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, 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. Dinner at your own. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 3: Zermatt - Lugano

Buffet breakfast. Transfer from your hotel to Zermatt train station by electro car. Departure by Glacier Express train, the famous Swiss mountain train, to Andermatt, from the Matterhorn to the Gotthard massif. A journey lasting 3 hours over numerous bridges, and through many tunnels. A panorama trip through the alpine heartland of Switzerland. Glacier-Express – the most memorable way of travelling to and from numerous noteworthy holiday spots. A comfortable train takes you through untouched nature, through fragrant and unspoilt mountain forests, tranquil alpine pastures, foaming mountain torrents, through mountain valleys steeped in century-old tradition and culture. At the arrival, private transfer from Andermatt to Lugano and lunch stop at your own on route (driving time approx. 2 hours). Accommodation at your hotel and me a time at leisure Dinner at your own and overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 4:  Lugano

Buffet breakfast. Meet your private guide and start a walking tour of Lugano (2 hours). At the end transfer by private boat from Lugano to San Rocco. Time for lunch at typical Grotto. In the afternoon way, back to Lugano. Dinner at your own, and overnight.

 

DAY 5: Lugano – St. Moritz (Bernina Express)

Buffet breakfast. Transfer by private car from Lugano to St. Moritz via Tirano – Valtellina. (driving time approx. 3 hours). Time at leisure for lunch in Tirano. In the afternoon departure by Bernina Express train towards St. Moritz.  There are not many places in the world where 2 ½ hours will take you through a landscape from palm trees to ice-age glaciers, but that’s the Bernina Express route. This Swiss scenic train serves cities including Lugano, St. Moritz, Chur and Tirano. You’ll ride with ease from Italy to Switzerland, relaxing as you glide through the countryside, enjoying sweeping vistas of Alpine crossings and dramatic gorges. You’ll pass over 196 timeless bridges and through 55 winding tunnels -- all viewed through spectacular panoramic windows in First or Second Class. At the arrival transfer from St. Moritz train station to your hotel. Dinner at your own and overnight.

 

DAY 6: ST. Moritz -Luzern

Buffet breakfast. Morning at leisure do discover St. Moritz. Switzerland's original winter wonderland and the cradle of Alpine tourism, the town has been luring royals, celebrities and moneyed wannabes since 1864. With its shimmering aquamarine lake, emerald forests and aloof mountains, the town looks a million dollars. Yet despite the string of big-name designer boutiques on Via Serlas and celebs bashing the pistes (Kate Moss and George Clooney included), this resort isn't all show. The real riches lie outdoors with superb carving on Corviglia, hairy black runs on Diavolezza and miles of hiking trails when the snow melts. At the end departure by private car to Luzern (driving time approx. 3 ½ hours). At the arrival accommodation at your hotel. Dinner at your own and overnight.

 

DAY 7: Luzern (Mt. Rigi – Max Chocolatier)

Buffet breakfast. Meet your English-speaking guide for the day. Travel by train from Luzern to Arth-Goldau from where you ascend by the Arth-Rigi-Railway which started operation in 1875. In 1907, the electrified service on the Goldau-Kulm mountain route was inaugurated. The Arth-Rigi-Railway was the first standard gauge rack-and-pinion railway in Switzerland which changed to electric traction. After 45 minutes, you reach Rigi Kulm (1800m/5900ft). "My aim is to enable people to  view the beauty of our glorious land from up high" declared engineer Nicklaus Riggenbach, in 1863! There is plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful scenery, to stroll along one of the many footpaths and to breathe the pure "Swiss air". Excursion to Mount Rigi including short walking tour. Descend by another cogwheel train to Vitznau, the oldest mountain railway track in Europe, opened in May 1871. From Vitznau you take the boat back to Luzern enjoying a leisurely cruise on Lake Lucerne. At the end continue to Max Chocolatier.  Enter chocolate paradise for 30 minutes and enjoy a tour of our chocolate-making facilities with a tasting to follow. Return at the hotel. Dinner at your own and overnight.

 

DAY 7: Luzern (HD City tour)

Buffet breakfast. Meet your English-speaking guide and visit the world-famous, historical city of Luzern which lies in in the heart of Switzerland. Because of its central location right on Lake Luzern, which is surrounded by grand mountains like Mount Titlis at 3000 meters high or the impressive Mount Pilatus, Lucerne is considered to be the "Switzerland in Switzerland". You will find everything here: the lake, the mountains, the city – a distinctive consonance of nature and work of man, which has been preserved and carefully developed for centuries. What do you want to see while in Luzern? The Chapel Bridge with its gabled paintings of old battles and the adjacent quaint quarters with little streets ranging and changing from silence to abundant liveliness? The curiosities of the museums, the treasures of the many churches? Take a leisurely walk through a maze of small streets, bridges, promenades and plazas dominated by countless historical towers, fountains and frescoed buildings. Lunch and dinner at your own. Overnight.

 

DAY 8:  Luzern (Emmental valley)

Buffet breakfast. Meet your English-speaking guide and departure by private car for a full day tour at Emmental cheese dairy with fondue cooking lesson and fondue lunch including beverages.  Enjoy a fascinating transfer through Switzerland country side. You ride through the Emmental Valley, the dairy farming area, where the famous Emmental cheese is made. A region characterized by gentle, green pastures, soft hills, tiny villages scattered with farmhouses that hide beneath gigantic roofs and behind colorful flower beds. Relax while you travel through this intimate countryside until you come to Affoltern. The Emmental cheese dairy is delighted to invite you to see the Emmentaler show dairy in Affoltern in the Emmental valley and to learn the secrets of cheese production. At the end way, back to your hotel. Dinner at your own and overnight.

 

DAY 9: Lucerne – Zurich

Buffet breakfast. Private transfer from Lucerne to Zurich (driving time approx. 1 hour). At the arrival accommodation at your hotel. Meet the Private English speaking guide for a walking tour of Zurich downtown. The walking tour will give you a good general idea of Zurich in all its aspects: Fraumünster with the Chagall windows. Continue to the vantage point Lindenhof – beneath this elevated square in the city center are the ruins of a Roman customs post, and a late Roman fortress. This spot also offers magnificent views over the old town. Continue to Neumarkt and Spiegelgasse. The Neumarkt (New Market) was just outside the old city wall. You will also see the Grossmünster – the symbol of the city with its distinctive twin towers, and St. Peters – the biggest church clock face in Europe. See the Town Hall, Zürich's baroque town hall dates back to 1694/98, built under the direction of councilman J.H. Hozhalb. The tour will end at the Schipfe – a street of artisans at the river Limmat – in one of Zürich's oldest districts. In the afternoon time at leisure. Dinner at your own and overnight.

 

DAY 10: DEPARTURE

Buffet breakfast. Transfer by private car to Zurich airport. End of services.

 

 

Rate per  pax:                                                                                          €  3.700.00

 

Included in our rate:

  • Accommodation including breakfast, service charge
  • Private transfer from Zurich to Zermatt village entry 
  • Transfer from Zermatt village entry to the hotel by  electro car 
  • Transfer from hotel to Zermatt train station by   electro car 
  • Second class Glacier Express train tickets from Zermatt to Andermatt including seat reservation 
  • Private transfer from Andermatt to Lugano including lunch stop on route (max 2 hours stop)
  • Private guide for walking tour of Lugano, 2 hours
  • Private boat from Lugano to San Rocco  Grotto (for lunch)
  • Private boat  from San Rocco  to Lugano    
  • Private transfer from Lugano to Tirano 
  • Second class Bernina Express train from Tirano to St. Moritz including seat reservation
  • Transfer from St. Moritz train station to hotel by hotel car
  • Private transfer from St. Moritz to Lucerne  
  • Private English speaking guide for the day of Excursion to Mount Rigi
  • Private chocolate tasting at Max Chocolatier
  • Tickets to Mount Rigi, train, cogwheel train and boat 
  • Private English speaking guide for 3 hours walking tour in Lucerne
  • Full day Excursion to Emmental valley via Entlebuch (private car and English speaking guide + fondue cooking class + fondue lunch including beverages) max 8 hours
  • Private transfer from Lucerne to Zurich 
  • Private English speaking guide for 2 hours walking tour of Zurich
  • Private transfer from hotel to Zurich airport 

Notes

  • This is a quote only – final rate subject to confirmation and availability
  • There is no porter / assistant service at the train stations – you will need to carry your luggage.
  • Seat reservations can be purchased and confirmed only 3 months prior the train ride
  • Your train tickets are valid for the entire day.

 

 The rates, per person, are net to Angleria Tours and were calculated based on exchange rates, tariffs and services on the ground costs in effect at March 2017. Any changes in foreign exchange rates and any increase of the tariffs will be reflected in the price of services.

 

Currency Swiss Franc / Euro = 0.93