Arrive at Zurich Airport (approx. 10:00 a.m.), where you meet your Tour Manager and join the Coach for the drive to Schaffhausen, to visit the majestic Rhine Falls. We then proceed to the financial capital of Switzerland, Zurich for a short panoramic tour – see the Fraumünster, Grossmünster and Lake Zurich. Continuing our journey, we arrive at our hotel and check-in for an overnight stay.
Early morning, we depart for Geneva, Switzerland’s truly cosmopolitan city and home to many international organizations. On our panoramic tour, we will see the main sights: UN buildings, English gardens, the Flower Clock and the Jet d’eau (weather permitting). We then proceed to the capital of Switzerland, Bern, whose quaint Old Town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 1983. Here you have free time to explore the medieval city centre: see the Cathedral of Bern, the ‘Zeitglockenturm’ or the Clock Tower with its ornate astronomical clock and some of the fountains, dating from the Middle Ages, whose colourful figures and columns brighten up the city streets. Later we visit the town of Lucerne, to see the Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. Continuing our journey, we arrive at our hotel and check-in for a two-night stay.
This morning, we first drive to the town of Interlaken, the scene of many “Bollywood” films, where you have some time to browse through the shops. Here you can join the additional excursion: Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. From Interlaken a short drive brings us to Lauterbrunnen (or Grindelwald Grund), where we board the train for the scenic journey to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 metres (weather permitting). Visit the Ice Palace with ice sculptures or enjoy the panoramic views from the Sphinx Terrace. Early evening we begin our descent. Passengers who do not join the additional excursion will have free time in Interlaken to enjoy shopping and the breathtaking scenery. Late evening we return to our hotel.
Driving through the Swiss alpine region and the winding mountain roads to the valley of Engelberg, we start our ascent to board the world’s first revolving cable car, reaching the peak of 10,000 feet and the highest viewpoint in central Switzerland – Mount Titlis (weather permitting). Visit the Glacier Grotto or enjoy a breathtaking panorama from the sun terrace. At the end of the tour (approx. 17:00 p.m.), you are transferred to Zurich Airport for your flight back home. The tour ends, and it is time to say farewell to all the friends you have made on tour.
SCHAFFHAUSEN: Visit to the Rhine Falls
ZURICH: Panoramic Tour
GENEVA: Panoramic Tour
BERN: Free time to explore the medieval city centre
LUCERNE: See the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument
INTERLAKEN: Free time for shopping
MOUNT TITLIS: Cable car ride and visit