Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: TT & BV Europe Summer 2024 v1

All the Best of Switzerland with a side visit to Italy. What could be better? Your travels will take you to Lake Geneva for local wine, cheese and delicious desserts in Lavaux, Lord Byron's enchanting Chillon Castle and the pretty town of Brienz for a masterclass in Swiss wood carving.

Dining Summary
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • 8 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch (L)
Be My Guest
  • Bourg-en-Lavaux: Enjoy Swiss hospitality and the flavors of local wines, cheeses and breads with the owner of a local vineyard overlooking Lake Geneva.
Dive Into Culture
  • Brienz: Learn about Switzerland's wood-carving heritage at the Jobin wood sculpture museum in Brienz.
Iconic Experience
  • Zurich: During an orientation, your Travel Director will show you some of the highlights of this beautiful lakeside city.
  • Bern: Explore Switzerland's capital and see the Cathedral of St. Vincent, clock tower and Ogre Fountain.
  • Chillon Castle: The beautiful fortress of Chillon Castle, set on a rocky islet on Lake Geneva, is widely regarded as one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Europe. Following his walk through the dungeons in 1816, Lord Byron wrote the poem 'The Prisoner of Chillon'. Look out for his name, which he carved into a pillar.
  • Bernina Express: Board the famous Bernina Express train and travel through stunning landscapes en route to St. Moritz.
  • Lucerne: During an orientation with your Travel Director, see the Lion Monument, Old Town Hall and Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Zurich: Join Diana and her team of socially-engaged local guides, for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience to uncover the old town of Zurich during a fun and educational walking tour. Learn about medieval history and current topics of social solidarity while tasting ethical chocolate. This tour directly supports local and women-led businesses in Zurich as well as reduces inequalities within the country by supporting a local non-profit organization - Essen fur Alle (Food for All). Essen Fur Alle organizes food distributions in Zurich for people in need, including locals who live below the poverty line as well as immigrants and refugees. This experience addresses SDG goals 10 & 12 - Reduced Inequalities & Responsible Consumption and Production.
Must-see Highlights
  • : Discover Zurich and Lucerne
  • : Visit Bern, Chillon Castle, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Interlaken and Brienz
  • : View the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne, the Jungfrau and Matterhorn mountains (weather permitting), Lake Maggiore and Lake Como
  • : Scenic Train Ride from Tirano to Pontresina
Whats Included
  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • : All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • : Train from Tirano to Pontresina
  • : Optional Experiences and free time
  • : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Train from Tirano to Pontresina
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Call (305) 666-1010 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18075937

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2024
Duration
9 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ZurichWelcome to Zurich: Zurich is your springboard to a spectacular journey through Switzerland. This afternoon, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience for a social impact guided walking tour of old town Zurich and sustainable chocolate tasting. This experience addresses SDG goals 10 & 12 - Reduced Inequalities & Responsible Consumption and Production. This evening, attend a Welcome Dinner to launch your Swiss experience.
Hyatt Place Airport
Day 2Lake GenevaJourney to Lake Geneva: We leave the bright lights of Zurich behind and stop in Bern with its Old Town, admiring its medieval streets, ornate fountains and arcaded walkways. Journeying to Lake Geneva, we arrive in the resort town of Montreux, set against the pristine backdrop of snow-covered peaks and vineyards. After lunch, consider joining an Optional Experience to cruise Lake Geneva, including a visit to the Charlie Chaplin museum in his former estate, Manoir de Ban.
Eurotel
Day 3ZermattOnwards to Chillon Castle and Zermatt Connect with Locals: This morning, we visit Chillon Castle, immortalized by Lord Byron's 'Prisoner of Chillon'. For nearly four centuries, this water fortress was the residence of the Counts of Savoy and an important stop for traders. Our next stop is the Lavaux region, a charming wine village above Lake Geneva, where we'll Connect With Locals over lunch at our Be My Guest experience. Continue your journey to the resort town of Zermatt, set against the backdrop of the snow-capped Matterhorn.
Mirabeau
Day 4ZermattZermatt Your Way: Spend a full free day soaking up Zermatt's crisp mountain air and panoramic vistas. Relax in beautiful surroundings or consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views.
Mirabeau
Day 5Lake MaggioreVenture to the Italian Lake Maggiore: Departing Switzerland, we travel to the lakeside town of Baveno on Italy's Lake Maggiore. Spend the rest of the day indulging in the laid-back lakeside atmosphere or consider joining an Optional Experience to Isola Bella, one of the lake's Borromean islands, with its palazzo and exquisite gardens.
Simplon
Day 6St. MoritzOff to Alpine St. Moritz: We travel through the scenic Italian countryside to the fortified town of Tirano. Here, we board the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Rhaetian Railway to cross the Bernina Pass and wind our way through scenic landscapes en route to the stylish resort town of St. Moritz. This evening, enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers.
Reine Victoria
Day 7LucerneJourney to Lakeside Lucerne: Journeying through lush green landscapes, past Lake Zurich, we arrive in lakeside Lucerne. Pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards, who lost their lives defending King Louis XVI at the Lion Monument, and admire the iconic wooden Chapel Bridge before strolling past the city's colorful facades. Consider joining a cruise on the tranquil lake waters and then ride the world's first double deck 'CabriO' cable car to the top of Mount Stanserhorn.
Grand Europe
Day 8InterlakenAdmire Scenic Brienz and Interlaken Dive Into Culture: We travel to Interlaken at the heart of Switzerland, which lies in the shadow of the Jungfrau Mountain. Stopping in the village of Brienz en route, we'll Dive Into Culture and gain insights into the centuries-old tradition of wood carving for which this village is so famous. Spend some time on your own and enjoy superb views of the peaks of the Bernese Oberland. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our fellow travelers and Travel Director toasting the highlights of Switzerland we've enjoyed along the way.
Grand Europe
Day 9Homeward BoundHomeward Bound: As our journey through the Best of Switzerland comes to an end, we bid our newfound friends a fond farewell.
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04/13/2024$3,950.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
05/04/2024$4,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
05/11/2024$4,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
05/18/2024$4,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
05/25/2024$4,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - On RequestQuote
06/01/2024$4,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/08/2024$4,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite Departure - FullQuote
06/15/2024$3,995.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/22/2024$3,995.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
06/29/2024$3,995.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/06/2024$4,125.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/13/2024$4,125.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
07/20/2024$4,125.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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08/03/2024$3,995.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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We've included tickets for the Basel Tattoo on this departure. (StartDate:07/20/2024, EndDate:07/28/2024) (StartDate:07/13/2024, EndDate:07/21/2024)

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