Guaranteed departures on Sunday for 5 Days, year 2016
May 8, 22 – June 5, 19 – July 03, 17, 31 – August 14, 28 – Sept. 11, 25
Price per person in double occupancy CHF 1705.–
Supplement for single room CHF 270.–
Sunday Zurich – Jungfraujoch – Interlaken
We leave Zurich at 8.00 a.m. for a guided tour to the magnificent alpine world of the Bernese Oberland. In Lauterbrunnen we board the cogwheel train for a most interesting mountain train trip via Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the famous Eiger North Face to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe at 3’454 m / 11’333 ft – Europe’s highest railway station. Today’s highlights include the beautiful Ice Palace, the Sphinx Observation Hall overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (Switzerland’s largest glacier) and the snow-capped peaks of the neighbouring countries, in the late afternoon check-in at your hotel in Interlaken. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first class hotel.
Monday Independent stay in Interlaken
Today’s day is at your leisure. Interlaken is located between the lakes of Thun and Brienz, at the foot of the towering trio of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. A perfect place to relax, or to do some sightseeing and shopping along the Höheweg, the boulevard street in Interlaken with nice restaurants, elegant fashion, watch and jeweler’s shops. Interlaken is ideally located for many excursions. Enjoy a leisurely cruise on a modern motorship or one of the renovated stately steamers on Lake of Thun. At about 6 p.m. meet with your guide in the lobby for the coach tour starting.
Tuesday Interlaken – Berne – Gruyères – Geneva
We leave Interlaken in the morning and drive along beautiful Lake of Thun to the Swiss capital, Berne. The city is attractively set on a steepsided curve of the River Aare and backed by the majestic Alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A drive south takes us to the scenic dairy farmlands, to Gruyères. A beautiful hilltop town, preserved against time, which could be the magical setting for fairytales with its impressive, medieval castle. An informative visit to a factory of delicious milk product is a further highlight of our day. We continue our drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland. Dinner on your own. Overnight at superior tourist class hotel.
Wednesday Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt
We start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. We will show you the beautiful parks along the lake, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning we leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. We pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. Time for lunch in Montreux. In the afternoon we proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch we will board a cogwheel train that takes us to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at first class hotel.
Thursday Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Zurich
Morning at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint old farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. After noon board the train to Täsch where our bus is waiting to take us over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass to Airolo. Return to Zurich by bus or train. Arrival in Zurich approx. 6.30 p.m