Top of Switzerland

Offer

New for 2018

Price per person
from £1,601

Price based on
London Gatwick
10th Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book any 2018 Europe tour or cruise and pay just £49 deposit per person when you book before 28 February. 

More details
  • 6 days

  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Platinum escorted tour

Like a deep breath of fresh alpine air, this tour of Switzerland's tranquil lakes, soaring peaks, traditional culture and elegant towns offers a refreshing escape. Discover achingly beautiful streets with endless mountain views, be moved by stirring historic sculpture, explore the vibrant city of Zurich and immerse yourself in tradition in a dairy farm in Emmental. This is a multifaceted Swiss adventure.

At a glance


  • Zurich Welcome dinner, orientation walk of the city.
  • Emmental Valley Visit a dairy farm and enjoy a light lunch.
  • Interlaken Excursion to the Jungfrau. 
  • Ballenberg Visit the open-air museum. 
  • Lucerne Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. Farewell dinner.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Like a deep breath of fresh alpine air, this tour of Switzerland's tranquil lakes, soaring peaks, traditional culture and elegant towns offers a refreshing escape. Discover achingly beautiful streets with endless mountain views, be moved by stirring historic sculpture, explore the vibrant city of Zurich and immerse yourself in tradition in a dairy farm in Emmental. This is a multifaceted Swiss adventure.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

UK - Zurich

Day
1

Welcome to Zurich! At 6pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Zurich - Emmental Valley - Interlaken

Day
2

Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s well-preserved Old Town with its medieval guild houses before continuing to the Emmental Valley to visit the Schaukäserei Affoltern. Try out the locally produced cheese and enjoy a light lunch. Then, continue to Interlaken. The town’s unique location, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by the world-famous Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains, offers spectacular views.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Interlaken - Jungfrau - Interlaken

Day
3

An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. At an amazing 11,332 feet, the Jungfraujoch is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642ft summit was first ascended in 1811, and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the Alpine Sensation, the Panorama 360° Experience, the Ice Palace, and take the elevator to the Sphinx Observatory. Also receive your Jungfrau Passport as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the 'Top of Europe' by Mountain Train will take most of the day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Interlaken - Brienz - Ballenberg - Lucerne

Day
4

A scenic drive through charming mountains brings you to cozy Brienz, where you will visit the interesting Woodcarving Museum. Also walk through the romantic Brunngasse, once awarded the title 'Most Beautiful Street in Europe.' Next is a visit to the fascinating open-air museum of Ballenberg with its centuries-old buildings from all parts of Switzerland. Arrive in picturebook Lucerne, where you will stay for the next two nights. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional dinner excursion to a folklore party with cheese fondue, yodelling, and alphorn blowing.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lucerne

Day
5

On your walking tour this morning, admire Thorwaldsen’s moving Lion Monument, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Take in the ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered Chapel Bridge to the Jesuit church. Later, an exciting optional excursion is available to Mount Pilatus, the 'Guard of Lucerne.' This evening, a farewell dinner has been prepared for you to celebrate the success of your vacation and the best way to say auf Wiedersehen.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lucerne - Zurich - UK

Day
6

Transfer to Zurich Airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Accommodation will be as stated or similar 

This Platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus 

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Zurich: Sheraton Zurich

Interlaken: Metropole hotel 

Lucerne: Grand Hotel Europe

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