ZURICH Welcome dinner; orientation walk of the Old Town
BIEL/BIENNE Visit the historical center
NEUCHÂTEL Stop at the lake promenade
MONTREUX Guided visit to Chillon Castle
BERNE Guided sightseeing, stop at the Bear Park and enjoy a panoramic view from the Rose Garden
LUCERNE [LF] Dinner at a local restaurant; walking tour including the Lion’s Monument and the Chapel Bridge
LUGANO Farewell dinner
ZURICH Moevenpick Zurich Airport or similar
MONTREUX Eurotel Montreux or similar
LUCERNE Astoria or similar
LUGANO De La Paix, Novotel Lugano Paradiso or similar
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome
dinner at your hotel.
DAY 2 ZURICH–BIEL/BIENNE–NEUCHÂTEL–MONTREUX
Walk through Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce, before
departing on your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the
Alps, but also to some of the world’s most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura
Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by the French-speaking Swiss,
famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to
lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the
lake promenade before continuing to elegant Montreux, famous for its Jazz Festival.
DAY 3 MONTREUX
This morning, a guided visit to the nearby CHILLON CASTLE is included. Beautifully located on
the banks of Lake Geneva, the castle was used as a residence and toll station by the Counts of
Savoy from the 12th to the 16th century. Spend the afternoon and evening at leisure.
DAY 4 MONTREUX–BERNE–LUCERNE
Arrive in the stately capital of Berne. Your guided tour starts with a stop at the BEAR PARK,
symbol for the name of the town, followed by a panoramic view of the city from the Rose
Garden. Walk through the beautifully preserved medieval Old Town, witness the hourly parade of
painted figures at the Clock Tower, and marvel at the ornate, flower-adorned fountains. Leave
the Berner Oberland and drive to picturesque Lucerne. This evening, enjoy dinner with
regional specialties at a local restaurant.
DAY 5 LUCERNE
During your orientation walk, be captivated by Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT,
dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French
Revolution. See the ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous
covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit church. A breathtaking optional excursion is available to
one of Lucerne’s mountains.
DAY 6 LUCERNE–LUGANO
A spectacular drive straight through the Swiss Alps brings you via the famous St. Gotthard tunnel
to the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, and to the elegant lakeside resort of Lugano. Later,
why not sign up for an optional cruise on Lake Lugano?
DAY 7 LUGANO
A full day at leisure gives you the chance to explore more of the local area. Join an optional
excursion to visit the UNESCO protected Castles of Bellinzona. Tonight, a farewell dinner will be
served at your hotel to celebrate your Swiss Escape.
DAY 8 LUGANO
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Milan, Italy.)
- 7 nights hotel accommodation
- Daily buffet breakfast; 3 three-course dinners with drinks, including a welcome dinner in Zurich
and a farewell dinner in Lugano
- Sightseeing as mentioned on the itinerary
- Transportation by Motor coach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motor coach and in most hotel lobbies
- Tour Director
Per person in double room
*Price starting from.
Fixed Departure Dates: November 2019 until March 2020.
Terms and conditions apply.