Trip Overview

Switzerland in a Nutshell

Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 4 Reviews
Private tour to Switzerland

Treat yourself to a Swiss getaway and see the top destinations of the country in as little as 8 days. Best central hotels, interesting sightseeing tours, and lots of unique experiences such as cogwheel train rides, Glacier Express train ride, cable car lift to the Alps, boat cruises, and so much more!

Switzerland in a Nutshell

8 days5 cities
Switzerland1 country
Private tour to Switzerland
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$3,569
Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 4 Reviews

Treat yourself to a Swiss getaway and see the top destinations of the country in as little as 8 days. Best central hotels, interesting sightseeing tours, and lots of unique experiences such as cogwheel train rides, Glacier Express train ride, cable car lift to the Alps, boat cruises, and so much more!

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Day-By-Day

Zurich

first destination
3 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Zurich
Private Transfer Included
Transfer
Today you arrive in the gorgeous Swiss city, Zurich! Your private driver welcomes you at the airport and drives you to your hotel, set right in the heart of town. The rest of the day is free.
Day 2
Exploring Lucerne Region
Day Tour
Day Tour
Boat Ride Included
Boat Ride

This day is dedicated to exploring the charming Lucerne Region and the Alps. You take regular trains both ways to reach this sought after Swiss destination. Today you see the top views of Mount Pilatus and get to enjoy a boat ride and a ride on the cogwheel train along the steepest railway on the planet.

Day 3
Zurich City Tour & Train to Chur
City Tour
City Tour
After breakfast, you check-out from your Zurich hotel and have a walking tour of major sights of the city. The 3-hour walking tour includes all the unmissable attractions of the Old Town. Following the tour, you take a train to Chur.
Central Plaza Hotel, Zurich
4

Located right at Zurich's Central Square, the Central Plaza Hotel stands just next to the city's major attractions. The property offers nice high-comfort guestrooms and several restaurants.

train
Zurich
Chur
1 hr 30 min

Have an enjoyable time traveling on a Swiss train in the countryside. These modern trains are fitted with nice seats, provide great onboard amenities, and plenty of legroom.

Chur

second destination
1 day in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Glacier Express
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

This day is among the major highlights of your entire trip as after breakfast and check out you take the legendary Glacier Express train through the Swiss Alps to Zermatt. Upon arrival to the ski resort town, you check in and have the rest of the day free.

ABC Swiss Quality Hotel, Chur
4

The stylish Hotel ABC is located close to the historic town center of Chur and is a nice starting point for exploring the magnificent Alps.

train
Chur
Zermatt
5 hrs 39 min

Have an outstanding time traveling Switzerland on the famous Glacier Express train. This modern red train is equipped with great amenities and is renown worldwide for the route's stunning views of the Swiss Alps.

Zermatt

third destination
1 day in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Day Trip to Gornergrat
Day Tour
Day Tour
Following breakfast, you head across the highest open-air railway in Europe on the Gornergrat Bahn cog railway. Apart from the fantastic train experience, you get to see the fascinating Matterhorn, one of the most recognizable mountains of the Swiss Alps.
Wellness Alpenhof Hotel, Zermatt
4

The family-run Wellness Hotel Alpenhof is located just near the Sunnegga Cable Car Station close to the Gronergrat Railway.

train
Zermatt
Montreux
2 hrs 42 min

Enjoy your time-saving connection between two beautiful Swiss cities. The modern train you take has great onboard amenities as well as boasts quick travel times. Both the departure and arrival stations are located at a walking distance to the hotels.

Montreux

fourth destination
1 day in the city
1 night at a centrally-located hotel
Day 6
Train to Montreux & Trip to Chillon Castle
Day Tour
Day Tour
Boat Ride Included
Boat Ride
Today you experience a different part of Switzerland, and after breakfast and check-out you take a train to the gorgeous city of Montreux. Upon arrival and check-in, you take a public boat cruise on Lake Geneva to the famous Chillon Castle, where you have a guided tour.
Eurotel Montreux, Montreux
4

Set gracefully on the banks of Lake Geneva, Eurotel Montreux offers a nice blend of elegance and high-quality relaxation. The majority of guestrooms provide views of the lake and the Alps.

train
Montreux
Geneva
53 min

Sit back and enjoy the magnificent Swiss views out the large train window as your train makes its way down Lake Geneva. Although rather short, this route is among the most scenic ones in Switzerland.

Geneva

fifth destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Train to Geneva & Sightseeing Tour
City Tour
City Tour

After breakfast and check out you take a train to Geneva. After you're settled in your hotel, your guide takes you on a tour around magnificent Geneva, during which you have an opportunity to admire the most outstanding city highlights.

Day 8
Departure from Geneva
Private Transfer Included
Transfer
This is the final day of your exciting exploration of Switzerland. Following breakfast, you are transferred to the airport and have a flight home.
Royal Manotel, Geneva
4

Royal Manotel Hotel is set in the heart of Geneva, just steps from the Old Town and Lake Geneva. The 4-star property features elegant rooms, several restaurants, and modern fitness facilities.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Stays at hand-picked hotels in Zurich, Chur, Zermatt, Montreux, Geneva
  • Buffet breakfasts at the hotels
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • Other transportation as indicated in the day-by-day program
  • Guided tours in English with local professional tour guides
  • Tickets for the high-speed train connections (1st class) Zurich - Chur, Glacier Express Chur - Zermatt, Zermatt - Montreux (with a train transfer in VIsp) and Montreux - Geneva
  • 2nd class train tickets: Zurich - Lucerne
  • Public boact tickets for Montreux - Chillon Castle cruise
  • Cogweel train to Gornergrat (tour with no guide)
  • Support line available during your tour in case of emergency

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Customizable itinerary which can be tailored around your preferences
  • Accommodation options of your choice
  • Only reliable guides and drivers
  • High-speed connections between cities
  • Sightseeing tours of Lucerne Region, Zurich, Montreux and Geneva
  • Exploring the Chillon Castle

What To Know

  • You can use your bank card to pay almost anywhere in Europe.
  • If you need some local cash, it is best to use an ATM. This is true for all European countries, except for Hungary. When you withdraw cash from an ATM, the currency conversion will be done automatically by your bank, and the exchange rate will usually be much better than if you exchange currency at a local bank.
  • The tour program includes some walking tours, we recommend you to pack comfortable shoes.
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