• LAKE GENEVA - EASTERN SWITZERLAND

LAKE GENEVA - EASTERN SWITZERLAND.en

 

      

 

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

Arrival at Geneva airport. Meet & greet and transfer to your 4* hotel. Dinner at your own and overnight.

 

DAY 2: GENEVA

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide and start the 2 hours walking tour in the center of this elegant city which includes the highlight Geneva’s famous attractions:  the Pont du Mont-Blanc near the spectacular geyser lake, the Jet d'Eau 145 meters high, the Nations Palace, the Renaissance Hotel de Ville, the Loggia of the Arsenal, the Cathedral of St. Pierre, the bridges over the Rhone to finish with a beautiful walk along the battlements. Lunch, afternoon and dinner at your own. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 3: JUNGFRAU

Breakfast at your hotel. Early in the morning, meet your guide and departure by private minivan towards Interlaken (2 hours and ½-journey time). At the arrival departure by train 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. 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 of the excursion way back to your hotel. Dinner at your own and overnight at the hotel.

 

NB: Journey time from Geneva to Interlaken Ost by private minivan: 2 hours and half/ Journey time Interlaken - Jungfrau by train (2 changes) 2 hours and half each way

 

DAY 4: LAUSANNE – VEVEY – MONTREUX – CHILLON CASTLE

Buffet breakfast.  Meet your guide and departure to Lausanne by private minivan. At the arrival start the walking tour. The second-largest city on Lake Geneva combines a dynamic commercial town with the locality of a holiday resort. The capital of the canton of Vaud is also a lively university and convention town. Sports and culture are given a high profile in the Olympic capital. The tour goes on toward Vevey, the town that has ancient origins. The Greeks knew her by the name of Ouikos, the Romans appreciated the climate and founded Vibiscum, while in later times the town became one of the main stages of the Via Francigena, the path of pilgrimage to Rome. The historical importance of the small town grows especially during the nineteenth century, because of the production of chocolate, powdered milk and manufacturing of tobacco. At the end lunch at your own. Will follow, in the afternoon, the visit of Montreux. Because of the exceptionally mild climate, Montreux is called the capital of the Vaud Riviera. Plants associated with the Mediterranean, such as pines, cypresses and palm trees grow here. The long, flower-bordered lake promenade, which links Vevey and Montreux going all the way to Chillon Castle, is simply asking to be strolled along. Visit this wonderful castle erected in the 13th century on Roman foundations and which was the residence of the County of Savoy throughout the Middle Ages. The dungeon is the major attraction. Way back to Geneva; dinner at your own and overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 5: AT LEISURE

Buffet breakfast. Day at leisure. Lunch and dinner at your own. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 6: DEPARTURE

Buffet breakfast. Transfer by private minivan from hotel to the Geneva airport. END OF SERVICES.

 

 

RATE PER PERSON                                                                                                   € 2.750,00

 

THE RATE INCLUDES:

 

  • Private minivan available as per program
  • Accommodation at  4*  hotel in Geneva for 5 nights on BB basis
  • 2 hours English or other languages speaking guide in Geneva
  • 2 FD English or other languages  speaking guide: first day for the excursion to the Jungfraujoch and second day for the excursion to the Suisse Riviera (Lausanne, Vevey, Montreux)
  • English or other languages guide at Chillon Castle
  • 2nd class return train tickets “ Jungfrau - Top of the Europe”
  • Entrance fees at the Chillon Castle
  • Vat and service charge

 

THE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

 

  • Meals and drinks not included, tips, gratuities and extras
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in "Price includes"

 

This program is based on timetables, exchanges, transport fees, ground services costs into force on  March 2017. Any increase of the tariffs will be reflected in the price of services.