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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 between visiting the fascinating Swiss Transportation Museum or meeting local watchmaker for insights into his timepieces.

highlights

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 organisation 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: Switzerland is world-renowned for watchmaking, with big brands and smaller artisans crafting exquisite watches. Meet a local watchmaker to get an insight into how unique timepieces are produced.
Well-being
  • Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
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 marvellous 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. Savour 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 savour 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.
  • Dining Summary: 5 Dinner (D), 9 Breakfast (B), and 2 Lunch (L)
Journey Highlights
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Glacier Express: Take your first class seat onboard this world-famous train, the most spectacular way to travel through the Swiss Alps. Marvel at unrivalled 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.
  • Geneva: Visit the inspiring Red Cross Museum, dedicated to the globally recognised organisation 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: During your orientation with your Travel Director, 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: 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: Switzerland is world-renowned for watchmaking, with big brands and smaller artisans crafting exquisite watches. Meet a local watchmaker to get an insight into how unique timepieces are produced.
VIP 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.

Highlights

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 organisation 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: Switzerland is world-renowned for watchmaking, with big brands and smaller artisans crafting exquisite watches. Meet a local watchmaker to get an insight into how unique timepieces are produced.
Well-being
  • Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
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 marvellous 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. Savour 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 savour 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.
  • Dining Summary: 5 Dinner (D), 9 Breakfast (B), and 2 Lunch (L)
Journey Highlights
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Glacier Express: Take your first class seat onboard this world-famous train, the most spectacular way to travel through the Swiss Alps. Marvel at unrivalled 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.
  • Geneva: Visit the inspiring Red Cross Museum, dedicated to the globally recognised organisation 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: During your orientation with your Travel Director, 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: 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: Switzerland is world-renowned for watchmaking, with big brands and smaller artisans crafting exquisite watches. Meet a local watchmaker to get an insight into how unique timepieces are produced.
VIP 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.
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 between visiting the fascinating Swiss Transportation Museum or meeting local watchmaker for insights into his timepieces.

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

Additional Included Highlights
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

ITINERARY

1Day 1: Welcome to Switzerland.

Arrive at Zürich Airport and be transferred to your prestigious downtown hotel, located just steps away from the tree-lined Bahnhofstrasse, one of Europe's most exclusive shopping streets. Join your Travelling Concierge at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner of traditional Swiss cuisine.

Accommodation: Ambassador
Meals: Dinner

2Day 2: Vaduz and St. Moritz Relaxed Start

Journey to Vaduz, the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Known for being one of Europe's smallest countries, Liechtenstein is dotted with medieval castles, traditional villages and dramatic mountains. On arrival, ascend the Julier Pass until you reach the sparkling Engadine Valley and the chic, jet-set resort town of St. Moritz. Dine in style at the local Restaurant Engiadina this evening.

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

3Day 3: The Roof of Europe Relaxed Start

Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to join a nature guide and head out for a gentle mountain hike in the glorious alpine scenery. Alternatively, listen to an engaging talk about the incredible local wildlife. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps shop in the designer boutiques, or enjoy the facilities of your prestigious hotel, which boasts a selection of gourmet restaurants, a luxury spa and a tennis-and-squash centre.

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

4Day 4: All Aboard The Glacier Express

Step on board the world-famous Glacier Express and take your first class seat for a spectacular ride through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Descend through the spiral tunnels of the Albula Pass and over the lofty Landwasser Viaduct. On the icy Oberlap Pass, you’ll ascend to a high-point of 2,033 metres, taking in picturesque landscapes of snow-capped mountains, stone-built villages, and chalet-style houses along the way. The modern panorama viewing car means you won't miss a thing. Enjoy an included lunch onboard whilst taking in the scenery. Arrive in Zermatt in the late afternoon where you'll be escorted to your hotel.

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

5Day 5: Zermatt and Gornergrat Experience Relaxed Start

Board the cogwheel train that winds slowly up through the forests and alpine meadows of Gornergrat Mountain to reach the highest outdoor train station at 3,089 metres. As you travel past mountain lakes and ravines, keep an ear out for the soft chiming of cowbells in the background. From the summit, expect superb views of the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, among Switzerland's highest peaks. In the afternoon, spend time at leisure, perhaps enjoying a swim and spa treatment at your five-star hotel? As dusk descends, Zermatt offers a wealth of dining possibilities. This evening you’re invited to choose from a hand-picked selection of fine local restaurants and authentic menus for a Your Choice Evening.

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

6Day 6: The Swiss Riviera to Geneva

We visit the alpine village of Montreux’s Chillon Castle and have free time to explore the town, world-famous for its Jazz Festival. Travelling along the Swiss Riviera, the French Alps lure you along en route to Geneva. We arrive at Hotel d'Angleterre, which blends British charm with the finest Swiss hospitality. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Perhaps have afternoon tea at your hotel, or walk across the road to the waterfront for a drink with the backdrop of the Jet d'Eau.

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

7Day 7: Highlights of Geneva Relaxed Start



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

8Day 8: La Gruyère and on to Lucerne



Accommodation: Hotel Schweizerhof, Luzern.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

9Day 9: Lovely Lucerne Relaxed Start



Accommodation: Hotel Schweizerhof, Luzern.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

10Day 10: Farewell Lucerne.

After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Zürich Airport for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 1: Welcome to Switzerland.
Arrive at Zürich Airport and be transferred to your prestigious downtown hotel, located just steps away from the tree-lined Bahnhofstrasse, one of Europe's most exclusive shopping streets. Join your Travelling Concierge at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner of traditional Swiss cuisine.

Accommodation: Ambassador
Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Vaduz and St. Moritz Relaxed Start
Journey to Vaduz, the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Known for being one of Europe's smallest countries, Liechtenstein is dotted with medieval castles, traditional villages and dramatic mountains. On arrival, ascend the Julier Pass until you reach the sparkling Engadine Valley and the chic, jet-set resort town of St. Moritz. Dine in style at the local Restaurant Engiadina this evening.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski, St. Moritz.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: The Roof of Europe Relaxed Start
Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to join a nature guide and head out for a gentle mountain hike in the glorious alpine scenery. Alternatively, listen to an engaging talk about the incredible local wildlife. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps shop in the designer boutiques, or enjoy the facilities of your prestigious hotel, which boasts a selection of gourmet restaurants, a luxury spa and a tennis-and-squash centre.

Accommodation: Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski, St. Moritz.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4: All Aboard The Glacier Express
Step on board the world-famous Glacier Express and take your first class seat for a spectacular ride through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Descend through the spiral tunnels of the Albula Pass and over the lofty Landwasser Viaduct. On the icy Oberlap Pass, you’ll ascend to a high-point of 2,033 metres, taking in picturesque landscapes of snow-capped mountains, stone-built villages, and chalet-style houses along the way. The modern panorama viewing car means you won't miss a thing. Enjoy an included lunch onboard whilst taking in the scenery. Arrive in Zermatt in the late afternoon where you'll be escorted to your hotel.

Accommodation: Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5: Zermatt and Gornergrat Experience Relaxed Start
Board the cogwheel train that winds slowly up through the forests and alpine meadows of Gornergrat Mountain to reach the highest outdoor train station at 3,089 metres. As you travel past mountain lakes and ravines, keep an ear out for the soft chiming of cowbells in the background. From the summit, expect superb views of the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, among Switzerland's highest peaks. In the afternoon, spend time at leisure, perhaps enjoying a swim and spa treatment at your five-star hotel? As dusk descends, Zermatt offers a wealth of dining possibilities. This evening you’re invited to choose from a hand-picked selection of fine local restaurants and authentic menus for a Your Choice Evening.

Accommodation: Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: The Swiss Riviera to Geneva
We visit the alpine village of Montreux’s Chillon Castle and have free time to explore the town, world-famous for its Jazz Festival. Travelling along the Swiss Riviera, the French Alps lure you along en route to Geneva. We arrive at Hotel d'Angleterre, which blends British charm with the finest Swiss hospitality. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Perhaps have afternoon tea at your hotel, or walk across the road to the waterfront for a drink with the backdrop of the Jet d'Eau.

Accommodation: Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Highlights of Geneva Relaxed Start


Accommodation: Hotel d'Angleterre, Geneva.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: La Gruyère and on to Lucerne


Accommodation: Hotel Schweizerhof, Luzern.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9: Lovely Lucerne Relaxed Start


Accommodation: Hotel Schweizerhof, Luzern.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Farewell Lucerne.
After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Zürich Airport for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Additional Included Highlights
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

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