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Majestic Switzerland

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Majestic Switzerland

EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW

From St. Moritz to Zermatt and onto Geneva, this once-in-a-lifetime itinerary ventures across Switzerland aboard the Glacier Express. In Lucerne, the Rosengart Museum opens for you after hours for a special, VIP Experience with sparkling wine among the masterpieces of Picasso and Renoir. Before bidding lakeside Lucerne farewell, choose how to visit the fascinating Swiss Transportation Museum, either with a highlight tour or learn about sustainability.The Activity Level of this tour is Balanced, meaning there is 1 to 3 miles of walking per day which may include some uneven surfaces such as cobblestones and stairs.

highlights

Dining Summary

  • 5 Dinner (D)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 2 Lunch (L)

Choice Highlights

    Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • St Moritz: Join a nature guide and head out for a gentle mountain hike in the glorious alpine scenery.
  • St Moritz: Listen to an engaging talk about the incredible local wildlife, including marmots, red deer and the golden eagle.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Geneva: Visit the inspiring Red Cross Museum, dedicated to the globally recognised organization that was founded by Geneva's own Henri Dunant.
  • Lake Geneva: Relax on a boat cruise as you glide on the pristine waters of Lake Geneva.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Lucerne: Visit the Swiss Transportation Museum, an interactive and engaging exhibition displaying a wide range from luxury Monteverdi cars to alpine trains. Switzerland's natural ruggedness required a lot of effort to connect to the remote communities and the museum does a spectacular job in revealing not only the history, but glimpses into the future of transportation.
  • Lucerne: Visit the Swiss Transportation Museum for an engaging sustainability tour on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Experience. The interactive and engaging exhibition displays a wide range from luxury Monteverdi cars to alpine trains. Switzerland's natural ruggedness required a lot of effort to connect to the remote communities and the museum does a spectacular job in revealing not only the history, but glimpses into the future of transportation.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Enjoy seamless personal assistance throughout your journey. From securing exclusive reservations, to organising transportation, your Travel Concierge ensures every aspect of your travel is tailored to your tastes and preferences.
  • In select destinations, our network of Local Expert Guides will illuminate your journey on a deeper level.  ​
  • Included at all hotels.
  • Hotel taxes, porterage and tips, as well as tips for included dining experiences, are included.
  • Enjoy breakfast every morning, and an array of incredible dining options throughout your journey, infused with discovery and adventure.
  • On days where a Relaxed Start (RS) is indicated, you can select to indulge in breakfast in bed.​
  • Enjoy complimentary hotel WiFi. And, on select coaches, onboard WiFi may also be available.
  • Transfers are included on your journey start and end dates, and where additional accommodation has been booked in advance through Luxury Gold. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city as the itinerary, may be requested.

Curated Experiences

  • Lucerne: Wander the art-filled halls of the Rosengart Collection, where you’ll enjoy an after-hours private tour and drinks reception surrounded by the masterpieces of Chagall, Renoir, Kandinksy and Picasso.

Exceptional Dining

  • Zürich: Feel the warm hospitality of this stylish city, as you join your travel companions for a delicious Welcome Dinner hosted at an atmospheric local restaurant.
  • St Moritz: Located in the heart of the glamorous ski resort of St. Moritz is the marvelous Restaurant Engiadina, where you'll sample local fare in the quietly elegant dining room. This is Alpine gourmet with a Swiss twist.
  • Zermatt: During a Your Choice Evening, you will be spoilt for choice with a hand-picked selection of local gourmet restaurants. Choose your own ambience, cuisine and drinks for an intimate culinary experience, that has been thoroughly researched by our local foodies.
  • Geneva: Experience the quality and flawless service of the Michelin-starred restaurant, La Chaumière. Savor fine cuisine prepared using the very best ingredients, featuring traditional dishes as well as more contemporary creations.
  • Gruyères: Sample an authentic fondue in the cheese capital of Switzerland. Gather around a bubbling pot of melted goodness and savor a truly Swiss dining experience and enjoy with a chilled glass of wine.
  • Route de Broc: Chocolate-lovers will enjoy a truly immersive experience at Maison Cailler, in the village of Broc, that takes you through the history of the sweet in a multi-sensory tour. The chocolate manufacturer is one of the oldest in the world.
  • Lucerne: Cruise on Lake Lucerne before embarking on a scenic cable car ride to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn. Here, amid true Alpine majesty, your journey comes to a close with a fabulous Celebration Dinner at a panoramic rotating restaurant, offering breathtaking views.

Magnificent Stays

  • Geneva: Elegantly poised at the edge of Lake Geneva with magnificent views of the famous Jet d’Eau and Mont Blanc, the beautiful Hotel d’Angleterre effortlessly combines British charm with the finest Swiss hospitality. Each guest room and suite showcases elegant design, original artwork and thoughtful touches. Discover delicious international cuisine in Windows restaurant over-looking Lake Geneva, and relax with cocktails in the famous Leopard Bar and Cigar Lounge.

Passport Moments

  • Visit Liechtenstein, known for being one of Europe's smallest countries and dotted with medieval castles, traditional villages and dramatic mountains. See Vaduz Castle, home to the Prince of Liechtenstein, ruler and descendent of one the world’s oldest noble families.
  • Glacier Express: Take your first class seat onboard this world-famous train, the most spectacular way to travel through the Swiss Alps. Marvel at unrivaled views of snow-covered peaks, alpine villages and the Rhine Gorge, known as the Grand Canyon of Switzerland.
  • Gornergrat: Ride Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel train to the summit of the mountain for a glimpse of some of Switzerland's highest peaks, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn. The sunny observation platform of Gornergrat gives you an incredible view across 29 mountains all year round.
  • Geneva: Join your Local Expert for a walking tour around remarkably cosmopolitan Geneva. Stop for photos at the alluring outdoor Floral Clock and admire the Reformation Monument in the Parc des Bastions. Hear more on the diplomatic history of the city.
  • Lucerne: During your orientation with your Travel Concierge, see the stirring Lion Monument carved from the rock, pretty Old Town Hall, Chapel Bridge -- which is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe -- and the quaint square of Weinmarkt with its Renaissance fountain.
  • Lucerne: Take an evening cruise along Lake Lucerne to Stans.

Personalise your day

  • St Moritz: Join a nature guide and head out for a gentle mountain hike in the glorious alpine scenery.
  • St Moritz: Listen to an engaging talk about the incredible local wildlife, including marmots, red deer and the golden eagle.
  • Geneva: Visit the inspiring Red Cross Museum, dedicated to the globally recognised organization that was founded by Geneva's own Henri Dunant.
  • Lake Geneva: Relax on a boat cruise as you glide on the pristine waters of Lake Geneva.
  • Lucerne: Visit the Swiss Transportation Museum, an interactive and engaging exhibition displaying a wide range from luxury Monteverdi cars to alpine trains. Switzerland's natural ruggedness required a lot of effort to connect to the remote communities and the museum does a spectacular job in revealing not only the history, but glimpses into the future of transportation.
  • Lucerne: Visit the Swiss Transportation Museum for an engaging sustainability tour on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Experience. The interactive and engaging exhibition displays a wide range from luxury Monteverdi cars to alpine trains. Switzerland's natural ruggedness required a lot of effort to connect to the remote communities and the museum does a spectacular job in revealing not only the history, but glimpses into the future of transportation.

Highlights

Dining Summary

  • 5 Dinner (D)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 2 Lunch (L)

Choice Highlights

    Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • St Moritz: Join a nature guide and head out for a gentle mountain hike in the glorious alpine scenery.
  • St Moritz: Listen to an engaging talk about the incredible local wildlife, including marmots, red deer and the golden eagle.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Geneva: Visit the inspiring Red Cross Museum, dedicated to the globally recognised organization that was founded by Geneva's own Henri Dunant.
  • Lake Geneva: Relax on a boat cruise as you glide on the pristine waters of Lake Geneva.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Lucerne: Visit the Swiss Transportation Museum, an interactive and engaging exhibition displaying a wide range from luxury Monteverdi cars to alpine trains. Switzerland's natural ruggedness required a lot of effort to connect to the remote communities and the museum does a spectacular job in revealing not only the history, but glimpses into the future of transportation.
  • Lucerne: Visit the Swiss Transportation Museum for an engaging sustainability tour on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Experience. The interactive and engaging exhibition displays a wide range from luxury Monteverdi cars to alpine trains. Switzerland's natural ruggedness required a lot of effort to connect to the remote communities and the museum does a spectacular job in revealing not only the history, but glimpses into the future of transportation.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Enjoy seamless personal assistance throughout your journey. From securing exclusive reservations, to organising transportation, your Travel Concierge ensures every aspect of your travel is tailored to your tastes and preferences.
  • In select destinations, our network of Local Expert Guides will illuminate your journey on a deeper level.  ​
  • Included at all hotels.
  • Hotel taxes, porterage and tips, as well as tips for included dining experiences, are included.
  • Enjoy breakfast every morning, and an array of incredible dining options throughout your journey, infused with discovery and adventure.
  • On days where a Relaxed Start (RS) is indicated, you can select to indulge in breakfast in bed.​
  • Enjoy complimentary hotel WiFi. And, on select coaches, onboard WiFi may also be available.
  • Transfers are included on your journey start and end dates, and where additional accommodation has been booked in advance through Luxury Gold. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city as the itinerary, may be requested.

Curated Experiences

  • Lucerne: Wander the art-filled halls of the Rosengart Collection, where you’ll enjoy an after-hours private tour and drinks reception surrounded by the masterpieces of Chagall, Renoir, Kandinksy and Picasso.

Exceptional Dining

  • Zürich: Feel the warm hospitality of this stylish city, as you join your travel companions for a delicious Welcome Dinner hosted at an atmospheric local restaurant.
  • St Moritz: Located in the heart of the glamorous ski resort of St. Moritz is the marvelous Restaurant Engiadina, where you'll sample local fare in the quietly elegant dining room. This is Alpine gourmet with a Swiss twist.
  • Zermatt: During a Your Choice Evening, you will be spoilt for choice with a hand-picked selection of local gourmet restaurants. Choose your own ambience, cuisine and drinks for an intimate culinary experience, that has been thoroughly researched by our local foodies.
  • Geneva: Experience the quality and flawless service of the Michelin-starred restaurant, La Chaumière. Savor fine cuisine prepared using the very best ingredients, featuring traditional dishes as well as more contemporary creations.
  • Gruyères: Sample an authentic fondue in the cheese capital of Switzerland. Gather around a bubbling pot of melted goodness and savor a truly Swiss dining experience and enjoy with a chilled glass of wine.
  • Route de Broc: Chocolate-lovers will enjoy a truly immersive experience at Maison Cailler, in the village of Broc, that takes you through the history of the sweet in a multi-sensory tour. The chocolate manufacturer is one of the oldest in the world.
  • Lucerne: Cruise on Lake Lucerne before embarking on a scenic cable car ride to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn. Here, amid true Alpine majesty, your journey comes to a close with a fabulous Celebration Dinner at a panoramic rotating restaurant, offering breathtaking views.

Magnificent Stays

  • Geneva: Elegantly poised at the edge of Lake Geneva with magnificent views of the famous Jet d’Eau and Mont Blanc, the beautiful Hotel d’Angleterre effortlessly combines British charm with the finest Swiss hospitality. Each guest room and suite showcases elegant design, original artwork and thoughtful touches. Discover delicious international cuisine in Windows restaurant over-looking Lake Geneva, and relax with cocktails in the famous Leopard Bar and Cigar Lounge.

Passport Moments

  • Visit Liechtenstein, known for being one of Europe's smallest countries and dotted with medieval castles, traditional villages and dramatic mountains. See Vaduz Castle, home to the Prince of Liechtenstein, ruler and descendent of one the world’s oldest noble families.
  • Glacier Express: Take your first class seat onboard this world-famous train, the most spectacular way to travel through the Swiss Alps. Marvel at unrivaled views of snow-covered peaks, alpine villages and the Rhine Gorge, known as the Grand Canyon of Switzerland.
  • Gornergrat: Ride Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel train to the summit of the mountain for a glimpse of some of Switzerland's highest peaks, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn. The sunny observation platform of Gornergrat gives you an incredible view across 29 mountains all year round.
  • Geneva: Join your Local Expert for a walking tour around remarkably cosmopolitan Geneva. Stop for photos at the alluring outdoor Floral Clock and admire the Reformation Monument in the Parc des Bastions. Hear more on the diplomatic history of the city.
  • Lucerne: During your orientation with your Travel Concierge, see the stirring Lion Monument carved from the rock, pretty Old Town Hall, Chapel Bridge -- which is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe -- and the quaint square of Weinmarkt with its Renaissance fountain.
  • Lucerne: Take an evening cruise along Lake Lucerne to Stans.

Personalise your day

  • St Moritz: Join a nature guide and head out for a gentle mountain hike in the glorious alpine scenery.
  • St Moritz: Listen to an engaging talk about the incredible local wildlife, including marmots, red deer and the golden eagle.
  • Geneva: Visit the inspiring Red Cross Museum, dedicated to the globally recognised organization that was founded by Geneva's own Henri Dunant.
  • Lake Geneva: Relax on a boat cruise as you glide on the pristine waters of Lake Geneva.
  • Lucerne: Visit the Swiss Transportation Museum, an interactive and engaging exhibition displaying a wide range from luxury Monteverdi cars to alpine trains. Switzerland's natural ruggedness required a lot of effort to connect to the remote communities and the museum does a spectacular job in revealing not only the history, but glimpses into the future of transportation.
  • Lucerne: Visit the Swiss Transportation Museum for an engaging sustainability tour on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Experience. The interactive and engaging exhibition displays a wide range from luxury Monteverdi cars to alpine trains. Switzerland's natural ruggedness required a lot of effort to connect to the remote communities and the museum does a spectacular job in revealing not only the history, but glimpses into the future of transportation.
From St. Moritz to Zermatt and onto Geneva, this once-in-a-lifetime itinerary ventures across Switzerland aboard the Glacier Express. In Lucerne, the Rosengart Museum opens for you after hours for a special, VIP Experience with sparkling wine among the masterpieces of Picasso and Renoir. Before bidding lakeside Lucerne farewell, choose how to visit the fascinating Swiss Transportation Museum, either with a highlight tour or learn about sustainability.The Activity Level of this tour is Balanced, meaning there is 1 to 3 miles of walking per day which may include some uneven surfaces such as cobblestones and stairs.

Trip details

Trip Type: Group Tour

Comfort: Deluxe

Travel Styles: Family, 55+, Luxury

Starts: Zurich, Switzerland

Finishes: Zurich, Switzerland

Duration: 10 days

Includes

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

1Day 1: Welcome to Switzerland

Your Switzerland tour begins by private chauffeur to your hotel. Tonight, dine on traditional Swiss fare at an elegant local restaurant this evening.

Accommodation: Ambassador
Meals: Dinner

2Day 2: Vaduz and St. Moritz Relaxed Start

Journey through picturesque Swiss countryside to Liechtenstein lined with stately medieval castles, quaint villages and dramatic mountains. Admire Vaduz Castle before ascending Julier Pass to Engadine Valley. Arriving in St. Moritz, soak in its jet-set atmosphere over a gourmet Alpine meal at Restaurant Engiadina.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski, St. Moritz.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

3Day 3: The Roof of Europe Relaxed Start

The dramatic peaks and sprawling meadows of St. Moritz come to life by joining a Local Wildlife Expert for insights into the resident wildlife of the surrounding areas. Or, a gentle mountain hike with a Swiss Mountain Guide will acquaint you with this picturesque landscape and its history.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski, St. Moritz.
Meals: Breakfast

4Day 4: All Aboard The Glacier Express

Take a breathtaking journey through the Swiss Alps to Zermatt aboard the Glacier Express. Sit back in your first-class seat and enjoy a lunch prepared on board, soaking up sensational views from your glass-domed carriage, as you wind through tunnels and bridges past the dramatic Matterhorn, towering Landwasser viaduct and picturesque castles rising out of the Rhine Gorge.

Accommodation: Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

5Day 5: Zermatt and Gornergrat Experience Relaxed Start

Ascend Gornergrat Mountain on Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel railway. Bask in the dramatic scenery from larch and pine forests to colorful Alpine meadows. Cross dramatic bridges and plunge through tunnels emerging into panoramic views of mountain lakes. The summit finds you standing in awe of the Matterhorn.

Accommodation: Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

6Day 6: The Swiss Riviera to Geneva

Your scenic journey takes you along the rolling Lower Rhone Valley to the charming village of Montreux, where you can spot the beautiful Chillon Castle. Journey along the Swiss Riviera, the grandeur of Lake Geneva and the stately French Alps rising in the distance lure you along en route to Geneva.

Accommodation: Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva.
Meals: Breakfast

7Day 7: Highlights of Geneva Relaxed Start

After a Relaxed Start, with the option of breakfast-in-bed room service, discover the best of Geneva on a short walking tour featuring the Floral Clock and the grand Reformation Monument. Personalize your day on a relaxing cruise across Lake Geneva or at the Red Cross Museum. The evening beckons with a decadent meal at Michelin-starred La Chaumière.

Accommodation: Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

8Day 8: La Gruyère and on to Lucerne

Savor gourmet delicacies beginning with a tour and tasting at famed chocolatier Maison Cailler and, in Gruyères, enjoy a sumptuous lunch of bubbling fondue. Your decadent day concludes in Lucerne with an exclusive after-hours tour of the Rosengart Collection followed by bubbly and canapes among Picasso’s masterpieces.

Accommodation: Mandarin Oriental Palace
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

9Day 9: Lovely Lucerne Relaxed Start

At the Swiss Transportation Museum, tailor your experience with a highlights or a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(r) Experience sustainability tour. As evening sets in, cruise on Lake Lucerne to Stans where a futuristic cable car will carry you up Mount Stanserhorn. Bask in the Alpine views over a sumptuous meal at a panoramic, rotating restaurant.

Accommodation: Mandarin Oriental Palace
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

10Day 10: Farewell Lucerne

Say a fond farewell to Switzerland before your private transfer to Zürich Airport.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 1: Welcome to Switzerland
Your Switzerland tour begins by private chauffeur to your hotel. Tonight, dine on traditional Swiss fare at an elegant local restaurant this evening.

Accommodation: Ambassador
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Vaduz and St. Moritz Relaxed Start
Journey through picturesque Swiss countryside to Liechtenstein lined with stately medieval castles, quaint villages and dramatic mountains. Admire Vaduz Castle before ascending Julier Pass to Engadine Valley. Arriving in St. Moritz, soak in its jet-set atmosphere over a gourmet Alpine meal at Restaurant Engiadina.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski, St. Moritz.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: The Roof of Europe Relaxed Start
The dramatic peaks and sprawling meadows of St. Moritz come to life by joining a Local Wildlife Expert for insights into the resident wildlife of the surrounding areas. Or, a gentle mountain hike with a Swiss Mountain Guide will acquaint you with this picturesque landscape and its history.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski, St. Moritz.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4: All Aboard The Glacier Express
Take a breathtaking journey through the Swiss Alps to Zermatt aboard the Glacier Express. Sit back in your first-class seat and enjoy a lunch prepared on board, soaking up sensational views from your glass-domed carriage, as you wind through tunnels and bridges past the dramatic Matterhorn, towering Landwasser viaduct and picturesque castles rising out of the Rhine Gorge.

Accommodation: Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5: Zermatt and Gornergrat Experience Relaxed Start
Ascend Gornergrat Mountain on Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel railway. Bask in the dramatic scenery from larch and pine forests to colorful Alpine meadows. Cross dramatic bridges and plunge through tunnels emerging into panoramic views of mountain lakes. The summit finds you standing in awe of the Matterhorn.

Accommodation: Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: The Swiss Riviera to Geneva
Your scenic journey takes you along the rolling Lower Rhone Valley to the charming village of Montreux, where you can spot the beautiful Chillon Castle. Journey along the Swiss Riviera, the grandeur of Lake Geneva and the stately French Alps rising in the distance lure you along en route to Geneva.

Accommodation: Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Highlights of Geneva Relaxed Start
After a Relaxed Start, with the option of breakfast-in-bed room service, discover the best of Geneva on a short walking tour featuring the Floral Clock and the grand Reformation Monument. Personalize your day on a relaxing cruise across Lake Geneva or at the Red Cross Museum. The evening beckons with a decadent meal at Michelin-starred La Chaumière.

Accommodation: Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: La Gruyère and on to Lucerne
Savor gourmet delicacies beginning with a tour and tasting at famed chocolatier Maison Cailler and, in Gruyères, enjoy a sumptuous lunch of bubbling fondue. Your decadent day concludes in Lucerne with an exclusive after-hours tour of the Rosengart Collection followed by bubbly and canapes among Picasso’s masterpieces.

Accommodation: Mandarin Oriental Palace
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9: Lovely Lucerne Relaxed Start
At the Swiss Transportation Museum, tailor your experience with a highlights or a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(r) Experience sustainability tour. As evening sets in, cruise on Lake Lucerne to Stans where a futuristic cable car will carry you up Mount Stanserhorn. Bask in the Alpine views over a sumptuous meal at a panoramic, rotating restaurant.

Accommodation: Mandarin Oriental Palace
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Farewell Lucerne
Say a fond farewell to Switzerland before your private transfer to Zürich Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

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