ESCORTED TOUR OF SWITZERLAND

ESCORTED tOUR OF SWITZERLAND

          

We are going to Switzerland July 16, 2020 - July 25, 2020.

    

Aside  from watches, cheese and chocolate, there is hardly anything that  people more clearly connect with Switzerland than its unique mountain  scenery. This tour includes transportation on the Glacier Express Train  from Zermatt to St. Moritz.

Escorted Package Includes

Round trip from Atlanta, GA -Zurich, Switzerland
Other departure cities available.
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
Glacier Express Train Zermatt-St. Moritz
8 nights accommodations
1 night Swissotel Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland 4Stars
2 nights Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland 5Stars
2 nights Hotel National Zermatt, Zermatt, Switzerland 5Stars
1 night Hotel Laudinella, St. Moritz, Switzerland 3Stars
2 nights Grand Europe Hotel, Lucerne, Switzerland 4Stars
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival &
departure dates.
12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners with wine
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary
Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Total with air from Atlanta, GA $3799.00 per person based on double occupancy. Air from other cities available upon request.
Land Tour only with no air $2599.00 per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement to have the hotel room by your self would be an additional $800.00.

Call Libby at 678 325 8351 to book your reservation.

Special Features
View Fraumunster Church, a Zurich landmark with its Chagall windows.
During your Geneva tour, view the Jet d'Eau, Flower Clock and Reformation Monument.
Visit Chillon Castle built in the 9th century to control the main road to the Great St. Bernard pass.
See the tiny storybook Principality of Liechtenstein nestled between Switzerland and Austria.
View the impressive Lion Monument, commemorating the massacre of the Swiss Guards during the French Revolution in 1792.
Admire the 14th century medieval Chapel Bridge, forming the centerpiece of Lucerne's townscape.

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Switzerland
Depart for Switzerland

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Zurich
Arrive in Zurich, Switzerland’s financial center and home to many of  the world’s leading banks; transfer to your hotel. The balance of the  day is at leisure to rest and relax. Your tour will begin with an  orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 pm on the  day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in  Zurich no later than 4 pm or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Zurich
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Morning Tour of Zurich, Berne, Travel to Geneva
Begin this morning with a panoramic drive through the Old Town of  Zurich. View Fraumunster Church, St Peter’s church, with Europe’s  largest clock, historic Limmatquai, famous Bahnhofstrasse, and National  Museum. The tour concludes with a scenic drive along Lake Zurich.  Afterward, travel to Berne, the capital of Switzerland, and a UNESCO  World Heritage Site. Enjoy a stroll through the old town and marvel at  the late Gothic Cathedral, the Muenster, with its stunning portal and  its depiction of the Last Judgment. Witness the hourly parade of painted  figures at the Clock Tower (Zytglogge) and visit the Bear Park, the  symbol of the city. Free time for lunch on your own. Continue to  cosmopolitan Geneva. Upon arrival in late afternoon check into your  hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Geneva
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Geneva City Tour
During your morning orientation tour of Geneva, view the Jet d'Eau,  Floral Clock and Reformation Monument. Enjoy the balance of the day at  leisure to explore this dynamic city, strung along the shores of  Europe's largest Alpine lake. Perhaps take a walk along the lively  streets in the old town, stroll the mile-long promenade around the lake  or just unwind in one of Geneva's many parks and enjoy the beautiful  scenery. Afterward, there is an opportunity to join the optional Lake  Geneva Cruise & Yvoire tour. Relax aboard an elegant cruise on  beautiful Lake Geneva, passing by rolling hillsides. Cross over to the  French side of the lake and visit the medieval village of Yvoire. Well  known for its fortified center and majestic flower displays during the  summer season
Optional: Lake Geneva Cruise & Yvoire (AM)
Overnight: Geneva
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - Tour of Chillon Castle
Drive along the shores of Lake Geneva past the towns of Lausanne and  Montreux and through the beautiful vineyard region to the landmark  castle of Chillon. Originally built in the 9th century to protect one of  the main roads to the Great St. Bernard pass to Italy, its rich  history, and distinctive appearance has served as an inspiration to such  literary greats as Lord Byron and Victor Hugo. Explore the turrets,  corridors, and vaulted dungeons on a guided tour. Then continue your  journey as you travel through the majestic Alps. Leave the coach behind  in Tasch and journey the final stretch by van, right into the heart of  the world-renowned mountain resort of Zermatt
Overnight: Zermatt
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Full Day in Zermatt
Enjoy at full day at leisure in this traffic free, quaint Swiss  village. Situated at the foot of the Matterhorn and in the middle of an  enormous hiking and ski region makes Zermatt one of the world's most  attractive alpine all-year destination. Take a leisurely stroll through  the traffic-free village and explore the bountiful gift shops and  fashionable boutiques. Or take one of the many alpine cars, gondolas or  cog railways to further admire the stunning views of glaciers and  summits. Don't forget to visit the English church, built in 1877 and its  cemetery, with the graves of many mountaineers who have lost their  lives on these majestic mountains
Overnight: Zermatt
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Glacier Express to St. Moritz
This morning, board one of the grandest and most scenic train rides in  Europe, the Glacier Express. From Zermatt, the full day leisurely train  ride to St Moritz, will transport you past magnificent mountain scenery,  waterfalls and rivers, where with each turn, tunnel or bridge a new  breathtaking picture is presented. Arrive in world-famous alpine resort  town of St Moritz, host of two Winter Olympics and one of the most  exclusive ski destinations in the world. Check into your hotel for  dinner and overnight
Overnight: St. Moritz
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Morning at leisure in St. Moritz, Liechtenstein, Travel to Lucerne
Morning is at leisure to explore glitzy St Moritz on your own. Take a  stroll on Via Serlas with its string of famous designer boutiques or,  linger in one of the many sidewalk cafes and enjoy the spectacular  alpine setting. Perhaps, join the optional Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride.  Depart from Pontresina a resort town, located at the entrance to the Val  Bernina just 4 miles from St Moritz for a ride through the Val Roseg.  Marvel at the views of the impressive Bernina massif and the nearby  glaciers. In the late morning, travel to Lucerne. En route stop in  Liechtenstein, the tiny storybook Principality and the sixth-smallest  country in the world that lies in the heart of the Alps, sandwiched  between Switzerland and Austria. Its capital city Vaduz is a proud  remnant of feudal Europe, still governed by one of the oldest noble  families. Arrive in Lucerne, where the remainder of the day is at  leisure to further explore this festive city on your own. Tonight,  perhaps join the optional Swiss Folklore Dinner, which offers  traditional customs of good food, homemade beer, music and fun
Optional: Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride in the Val Roseg (AM)
Optional: Swiss Folklore Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Lucerne
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Friday - Lucerne City Tour
A day to explore the heart of central Switzerland. Begin this morning  with an orientation drive through Lucerne starting at the inspiring Lion  Monument. One of the best-known monuments in the country, the Lion of  Lucerne was created in remembrance of the heroic death of Swiss guards  killed in 1792 during the French Revolution. View the 14th century  medieval Chapel Bridge, one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in  Europe forming the centerpiece of Lucerne's townscape. Remainder of the  day is at leisure. Shop for chocolate, watches and the famous Swiss and  German cuckoo clocks, sip coffee at an outdoor café or perhaps join the  exciting optional tour to Mount Pilatus. Ascend the world's steepest  cogwheel railway which winds up through lush meadows and sparkling  mountain streams to the summit of Mt. Pilatus at nearly 7,000 feet.  After admiring the splendid panorama, descend by aerial cableway and  return to the hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at your hotel with  your newfound friends
Optional: Mount Pilatus Tour (AM)
Overnight: Lucerne
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Depart Switzerland
Transfer to the airport in Zurich for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast