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Swiss Road Explorer

Includes

  • Flights

  • Hotels

  • Transfers

  • City Tours

  • Sightseeings

  • Breakfast

  • Taxes

Duration

08 Nights / 09 Days

 

Highlights

Zürich, St. Gallen ,Davos, Lugano, Zermatt, Montreux, Gstaad, & Lucerne

  • 01 night accommodation in Zurich
  • 01 night accommodation in St Gallen
  • 01 night accommodation in Davos
  • 01 night accommodation in Lugano
  • 01 night accommodation in Zermatt
  • 01 night accommodation in Montreux
  • 01 night accommodation in Gstaad
  • 01 night accommodation in Lucerne
  • Daily breakfast except on day 01
  • Car Rental VW Golf 5, Audi A3 or Audi A4 (5 door, manual, A/C) or similar for 9 days with pick-up and drop-off at Zürich Airport
  • Free parking at all hotels (except in Zermatt/Täsch and Montreux 3* Hotel )
  • Train ticket Täsch – Zermatt – Täsch in 2nd class
  • Grand Tour of Switzerland Road Map from Hallwag
  • Grand Tour of Switzerland Travel Guide
  • Swiss Coupon Pass with „2 for 1“ Dine & Discover offers en route worth over CHF 2000
  • International air ticket, Airport taxes, Visa charges, Over-seas Mediclaim Insurance.
  • Meals other than those specified (if any).
  • Tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary ‘TOUR PRICE INCLUDES’ head.

Day 1: Arrive Zurich

On arrival at Zurich, pick-up your car at the airport and drive to your hotel for check in.
Zurich offers a unique mixture of attractions over 50 museums ,more than 100 art galleries , international fashion labels and Zurich designs, and the most flamboyant and lively nightlife in Switzerland. Recreational activities range from a visit to the riverside and lakeside bathing areas in the very heart of the city, to a spectacular hike on the Uetliberg mountain.one can visit the Grossmünster, which is an Evangelical Protestant church in the Old Town of Zürich, and is one of Zürich‘s most famous landmarks. Overnight in Zürich

Day 2 : Zürich – St. Gallen ( 01 hr)

After breakfast drive to St. Gallen with a stopover at the Rhine Falls, Europe‘s largest waterfall, feeling the roar and vibration of the water over one‘s entire body – this can be experienced at the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen. Continue to St. Gallen. The compact metropolis of eastern Switzerland between Lake Constance and Appenzellerland has a charming, traffic-free old town. Colourfully-painted oriel windows are a town feature. The Abbey precinct with the cathedral and Abbey Library has been accorded UNESCO World Heritage listing and belongs to the top attractions along the Grand Tour. Overnight in St. Gallen. (B)

Day 3: St. Gallen – Davos (01 hr 40 mns)

After breakfast proceed to Davos. On your way you will pass the village of Appenzell that is situated in a singularly beautiful landscape of rolling hills. The Appenzell region is known for rural customs and traditions such as the ceremonial descent of the cattle in autumn and cultural events such as folk music and rustic dances, as well as hiking tours in the Alpstein region. Continue your drive and have a stopover at `Heidi`s Village` in Maienfeld. The town lies in the distinctive Bündner Herrschaft region of Graubünden and inspired the poetess Johanna Spyri to write her novel Heidi. In the Heidi village, the story of this cheerful, nature-loving little orphan girl comes to life at the original locales of the story. Continue your drive to Davos. Overnight in Davos. (B)

Day 4: Davos – Lugano (02 hr 30 mns)
After breakfast proceed to Lugano , on your way you have several possibilities to experience the cross-border Albula and Bernina Lines between Thusis and Tirano owe their 2008 inscription into the UNESCO World Heritage list to stunning scenery such as the Schyn Gorge, Morteratsch Glacier and Brusio spiral viaduct. If you prefer to be active do the hike on Mount Muottas Muragl near Pontresina. The entire Upper Engadine region lies at your feet when you are perched on the hiking mountain high above the Inn River Valley. The breathtaking views of the four lakes and the world-famous resort town of St. Moritz extend far beyond the mountain ranges into the distant horizon. Continue to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano.( B)

Day 5: Lugano – Zermatt (03 hr 30 mns)

After breakfast proceed to Zermatt ,on route one must visit Monte Brè. ince 1912 a funicular rail has been making its way from Cassarate by Lugano to the scenic mountain above Lake Lugano. Trips up there are worthwhile if just for the views! The romantic little Brè village with its grottos has succeeded in maintaining its original character of country settlement further embellished by numerous works of art.On your way and just a footstep away lies Ascona. The city is famous for its mild climate, its Old Town and a lake promenade which is dotted with street cafés and boasts a Latin ambience. Further north and also on your way you can visit beautiful Bellinzona. With its castles, walls, towers, battlements and gates, this impressive fortress is a source of wonder and amazement and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 .later depart Mediterranean Ticino ,heading north to cross the famous St. Gotthard Pass and Furka Pass along the Aletsch Glacier ,biggest glacier in the Alps, To explore the Aletsch Glacier is a magnificent journey into a stunning world of ice and rocks, Alpine flowers and forests. Continue moving down to Täsch, last stop for your car before you continue by train on to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Day 6: Zermatt – Montreux ( 02 hrs )

After breakfast time for leisure walk through Zermatt, at the foot of the Matterhorn one can explore traditional shops and wooden clad houses, proceed for Gornergrat with an open air Gornergrat railway for unrivalled views over the 4000m peaks surrounding Zermatt, later proceed to Täsch to collect your car, your route begins with a stunning drive up through the Valais, views dominated by amazing peaks.

The river and forests accompany you as you enter French speaking Switzerland, heading through Sierre and Sion. After travelling through Martigny, your final leg takes you up through Aigle and along the shores of Lake Geneva to Montreux, visit the famous Castle Chillon located on a rock on the banks of Lake Geneva. The water castle is the most visited historic building in Switzerland. Overnight in Montreux. ( B )

Day 7: Montreux – Gstaad (01 hr 15 mns )

After breakfast proceed for one of your longest drives with interesting sights to see along your way to Gstaad. Continue to the surrounded orchards and terraced vineyards of the Lavaux and further to Lausanne, the second-largest city on Lake Geneva ,sports and culture are given a high profile in the Olympic capital ,visit the Olympic Museum. Continue your drive to Freiburg, which is nestled on a rock promontory and surrounded on three sides by the Saane River. It is one of the largest medieval towns in Üechtland. Drinking a cup of coffee in a leisurely fashion, admiring the old facades and beautiful fountains, listening to two local languages or gazing from the 74-meter spire of the Cathedral far into the countryside this is an experience which you can enjoy in Fribourg. Further on your way you will pass the Greyerzer (Gruyère) region, with its rolling green landscape, it`s peaks of the Fribourg Pre-Alps and which is home to the world-famous Gruyère cheese.later procced to Gstaad. Overnight in Gstaad.

Day 8: Gstaad – Lucerne (02 hr 15 mns )

After breakfast continue your journey to  Lucerne via Interlaken if time permits enjoy a lake cruise on the turquoise Lake Brienz and neighbouring Lake Thun that are situated in the spectacular mountain setting of the Bernese Oberland. From Interlaken you can experience the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits, together with close-up views of the longest glacial flow. The Jungfrau railway travels from the heart of the mountains to Europe’s highest lying mountain station at 3454 meters altitude. If you have some time left before you head to Lucerne, Bern is the place to spend it. Not many cities have managed to retain their historic features quite as successfully as Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The old town of Bern is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

later proceed to Lucerne,which is gateway to central Switzerland and it is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama , its attractions, its souvenir and watch shops, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby excursion mountains of Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, One of  the highlights is the Chapel Bridge which is covered wooden pedestrian walkway on the Chapel Bridge. Overnight in Lucerne. (B)

Day 09: Lucerne – Zürich (01 hr)

After breakfast proceed to Zurich Airport and drop-off the car at the airport.

HOTELS USED OR SIMILAR:

CITY

HOTEL NAME

ZURICH

Hotel Sorell Seefeld 3 * or similar

Hotel Ambassador 4 * or similar

ST GALLEN

Sorell Hotel City Weissenstein 3 * or similar

Einstein 4 * or similar

DAVOS

Ochsen 2 3 * or similar

Grischa – DAS Hotel Davos 4 * or similar

LUGANO

International au Lac 3 * or similar

Villa Sassa Hotel, Residence & Spa 4 * or similar

ZERMATT

Testa Grigia 3 * or similar

Hotel La Ginabelle 4 * or similar

MONTREUX

Helvetie 3 * or similar

Golf-Hotel René Capt 4 * or similar

GSTAAD

Alpine Lodge 3 * or similar

Steigenberger Alpenhotel and SPA 4 * or similar

LUCERNE

De la Paix 3 * or similar

Seehotel Hermitage 4 * or similar

STARTING WITH TOUR PRICE (PRICE PER PERSON IN CHF)

CATEGORY

TWIN

SHARE

CHILD

WITH BED

(6 -12 yrs )

CHILD

NO BED

(below 06 yrs )

3 Star – Standard

1760

500

150

4 Star – Standard

2600

600

250

 Car Rental Note:

  • International Driving License is mandatory.
  • A Credit Card is mandatory for to block the deposit
  • Fuel Cost, Parking Fees, GPS is not included in the rental cost
  • Minimum age required, 25 years

 

Notes: –

  • Validity: April  – September
  • The above price is based on minimum 2 adults travelling together.
  • The above price is not valid for travel during trade fair period and special events.
  • At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.
  • Maximum 3 persons (adult / child) are allowed per room.
  • To proceed with the booking you need to pay Non-Refundable Booking deposit of INR 20,000/- per person which will be adjusted towards the cost of the tour.
  • Should the period of travel, or the number of participants, or the type of accommodation, or the type of transport or the duration of the trip, change the quote will be adjusted accordingly.
  • GST is applicable on the above tour cost.
  • City tax /resort fees needs to be paid locally at the hotel.
  • Above rate is valid if the booking is received 30 days prior to travel.
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