‘TYPICAL SWISS TOUR' - GT04Z

GENEVA - ZURICH, 4 DAYS

 Wednesday Departures, April 30 - October 15   2014

$1428 per person
$279
single room suppliment

           

DEPARTURE:

Geneva Busterminal, Place Dorciere, 1201 Geneva

departure at 9.00 am - meet tour guide in the lobby at 8.30 am         

ITINERARY:

Day 1      GENEVA - MONTREUX - ZERMATT                    WEDNESDAY

We start with a city-tour of Geneva this morning. We will show you the beautiful  parks along the lake, the old town with its  cathedral, 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. 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

Day 2        ZERMATT - NUFENEN PASS - LUGANO            THURSDAY

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 into the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, to the garden city of Lugano. Dinner on your own - overnight at first class hotel.

Day 3     LUGANO - LAKE COMO - MALOJA PASS - ST. MORITZ    FRIDAY

We leave Lugano and drive along the scenic road to Gandria where we cross the border into Italy. Along the romantic shores of Lake Como we pass by Menaggio and reach Chiavenna in the lovely Breggaglia Valley. In Castasegna we re-enter to Switzerland and drive thirteen hairpin bends over the Maloja Pass. Passing by crystal blue Lake Sils and Silvaplana we reach the world-renowned mountain resort of St. Moritz in the late afternoon. (Italian Visa necessary for some nationalities). Dinner and overnight at first class hotel.

Day 4    ST. MORITZ - VADUZ - ZURICH                                         SATURDAY

We leave St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos. In the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for lunch and for sightseeing. This tiny country with the mighty castle, which is the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the afternoon we will return to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its picturesque farmhouses. Tour ends at approx. 5 p.m. in Zurich.

              ACCOMMODATION AT FIRST CLASS HOTELS

            ZERMATT       1 night            halfboard                     Hotel Alex

            LUGANO         1 night            halfboard                    Grand Hotel Eden

            ST. MORITZ    1 night            halfboard                     Hotel Schweizerhof

            ZURICH            2 nights         buffet breakfast            Swissôtel Zurich - International

         

Although no changes are anticipated, we reserve the right to make changes in hotels where deemed necessary or advisable. Substitutes will be equal in quality.