8 Days 7 Nights, 6 Days 5 Nights
Duration
All ages
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Valid until 31 December 2021
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Style: Hosted
Theme: Cultural

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Zurich > Luzern > Lake Luzern > Alpnachstad > Cogwheel > Villa Hognegg > Trummelbach Falls > Uetliberg > Lindt > Gstaad > Montreux > Bern  

Have you always dreamt about touring Switzerland, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From stunning mountains, to deep blue lakes and historic towns and cities rich in history and culture. Experience the famous unfaltering cleanliness, the traditional cuisine and Swiss like precision.

Choose from a 6 or 8 day fully inclusive Great Journey hosted by our Local Expert Partner – Typically Swiss Tours. They will ensure you can maximise your time in Switzerland and simply show you the best places to visit here, not just tourist places but the places where the Swiss people go themselves to marvel and relax which are the real hidden gems.

 

Is this package for me?

TRAVEL STYLE Private getaway perfect for couples, families, friends or the solo adventurer.
SERVICE LEVEL This package is a premium quality Great Journey hosted by our Local Expert Partner – Typically Swiss Tours
PHYSICAL RATING Great for people of all ages and average levels of fitness.
TRIP TYPE Private Package

What’s Included?

  • Five or seven nights accommodation in double/twin shared room
  • Breakfast at your overnight hotel
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Private Guide
  • All transfers in a private A/C vehicle
  • Luzern City Tour
  • Mountain Tour
  • Giessbach Falls and Hotel Tour
  • Bern City Tour
  • Zurich City Tour

 

Transportation:

  • Upgraded air conditioned private vehicle

 

Pricing Per Guest (USD)

Travelling Style 6 Days  5 Nights Price 8 Days 7 Nights Price
Solo Traveller $11,267 $14,987
Twin Share $6,106 $8,147
3 Guests $5,314 $7,077
4 Guests $4,531 $6,046
5 Guests $4,371 $5,825
6 Guests $3,801 $5,071

Where adult groups are an odd number of guests then prices are based on twin share plus one single room. Final price is dependent on your chosen hotel as room rates can vary depending on seasonal demand and also the tours and activities you wish to include.

 

 

 To create your own personalised itinerary and to book this Great Journey let us connect you with our Local Expert Partner

 

 

 

Now that you have booked your Great Journey, click below to find the best deal on flights.

 

 

Flights

 

1

Day 1: Arrival (D)

 Airport  > City Tour > Hotel

Your pick up awaits you from Zurich airport to whisk you away to Luzern where if time allows, you will embark on a City Tour taking in the Lion Monument, the Wooden Bridge, the City Walls and the Old Town. A visit to a chocolate factory or the Rosengart Museum is also available again dependent on your arrival time. Check-in to your chosen hotel and unwind before enjoying a welcome dinner with your guide for the week.

Overnight at Luzern

2

Day 2: Luzern (B)

Mountains > Lake Luzern > Alpnachstad > Cogwheel

A day in the mountains awaits you. Select from Mt Rigi, Mt Stanserhorn, Mt Titlis or our chosen option Mt Pilatus. Do the Golden round trip and take the boat across Lake Luzern to Alpnachstad and then the Cogwheel to the summit of 7000ft with its breath-taking views. Come down the other side via cable car and journey back into Luzern to either visit the Chocolate factory or choose from a number of other available small excursions.

Overnight at Luzern

3

Day 3: Oberland (B)

Bernese > Rhone Glacier > Giessbach Falls

After a trip to Villa Honegg for some more stunning views of Lake Luzern, we journey into one of the most beautiful regions in Switzerland – the Bernese Oberland. First, we travel over the Brunig Pass and journey over the Susten Pass to the Rhone Glacier. Marvel at this natural phenomenon before heading to the 1.5km Aare Gorge formed by water cutting through limestone, before heading to the magical Giessbach Falls and the enchanting Giessbach Hotel. Drive onto Interlaken with a late afternoon check in at your chosen hotel and time to relax.

Overnight at Interlaken 

4

Day 4: Interlaken (B)

Pearly Whites > James Bond Mountain > Trummelbach Falls > Swiss Alps

Finish exploring this beautiful area under the shadow of the Pearly Whites – Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. Take a trip up either Jungfrau, Mt First or Mt Schilthorn, which is known as the James Bond Mountain. Stroll through Grindelwald and  Lauterbrunnen and visit the 297m Staubbach Falls and further down the valley the hidden Trummelbach Falls. If time allows taking the cable car up to Sulwald for unbelievable views of the Swiss Alps.

Late afternoon we return to your hotel so you can relax and enjoy dinner at its restaurant.

Overnight at Interlaken

5

Day 5: Zurich (B)

Thun > Bern > Zurich

Drive alongside the turquoise coloured lake Thun, possibly stop at Spiez or Thun itself. We reach Bern, the nation’s capital and embark on a City Tour taking in the Bear Enclosure, the Cathedral, the Rosegarden and the Clock Tower. From here we drive on to Zurich, Switzerland`s biggest city and check into your Hotel. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your guide for the week either at the hotel or at one of the cities many fine resteruants.

Overnight at Zurich

6

Day 6: Zurich (B,D)

Uetilberg > Lindt

Take a trip up Uetliberg, Zurich`s mountain and then take a stroll around the City taking in the major attractions such as Frauenmunster, Grossmunster, Lindenhoff and Bahnhifstrasse for perhaps a bit of luxury shopping. Visit Switzerland`s most famous chocolate shop at Lindt.

Fly out subject to flight times or extend for 2 days to include Monteux, Gruyere and wine tasting.  

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1

Day 1: Arrival (D)

 Airport  > City Tour > Hotel

Your pick up awaits you from Zurich airport to whisk you away to Luzern where if time allows, you will embark on a City Tour taking in the Lion Monument, the Wooden Bridge, the City Walls and the Old Town. A visit to a chocolate factory or the Rosengart Museum is also available again dependent on your arrival time. Check-in to your chosen hotel and unwind before enjoying a welcome dinner with your guide for the week.

Overnight at Luzern

2

Day 2: Luzern (B,D)

Mountains > Lake Luzern > Alpnachstad > Cogwheel

A day in the mountains awaits you. Select from Mt Rigi, Mt Stanserhorn, Mt Titlis or our chosen option Mt Pilatus. Do the Golden round trip and take the boat across Lake Luzern to Alpnachstad and then the Cogwheel to the summit of 7000ft with its breath-taking views. Come down the other side via cable car and journey back into Luzern to either visit the Chocolate factory or choose from a number of other available small excursions.

Overnight at Luzern

3

Day 3: Oberland (B,D)

Bernese > Rhone Glacier > Giessbach Falls

After a trip to Villa Honegg for some more stunning views of Lake Luzern, we journey into one of the most beautiful regions in Switzerland – the Bernese Oberland. First, we travel over the Brunig Pass and journey over the Susten Pass to the Rhone Glacier. Marvel at this natural phenomenon before heading to the 1.5km Aare Gorge formed by water cutting through limestone, before heading to the magical Giessbach Falls and the enchanting Giessbach Hotel. Drive onto Interlaken with a late afternoon check in at your chosen hotel and time to relax.

Overnight at Interlaken

4

Day 4: Interlaken (B)

Pearly Whites > James Bond Mountain > Trummelbach Falls > Swiss Alps

Finish exploring this beautiful area under the shadow of the Pearly Whites – Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. Take a trip up either Jungfrau, Mt First or Mt Schilthorn, which is known as the James Bond Mountain. Stroll through Grindelwald and  Lauterbrunnen and visit the 297m Staubbach Falls and further down the valley the hidden Trummelbach Falls. If time allows taking the cable car up to Sulwald for unbelievable views of the Swiss Alps.

Late afternoon we return to your hotel so you can relax and enjoy dinner at its restaurant.

Overnight at Interlaken

5

Day 5: Montreux (B)

Montreux 

Drive south to Montreux or take the Golden line Train from Gstaad to Montreux and enjoy the stunning scenery. Once there explore the lakeside centre or visit the Chaplin or Olympique Museum.

Overnight at Montreux

6

Day 6: Bern (B)

Lake Leman > Bern

Visit a local Vineyard on the banks of Lake Leman. Enjoy a wine tasting and lunch there. Drive onto Bern, visit the charming village of Gruyere and it`s famous cheese dairy and see the delicious cheese being produced, before driving onto the Cailler Chocolate Factory for a self-guided tour and see how this swiss delicacy is made. Arriving late afternoon in Bern check-in and relax at your chosen hotel.

Overnight at Bern

7

Day 7: Zurich (B,D)

Bern > Zurich 

Spend the day in Bern visiting the main sites of the capital city including the Bear enclosure, Cathedral, Clock Tower, and Rosengarten. After lunch drive onto Zurich and make a City Tour of the key sites of Frauenmunster, Grossmunster, Lindenhoff and Bahnhifstrasse for perhaps a bit of luxury shopping. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your Guide at either your hotel restaurant or one of the many fine eateries in this beauttful city.

Overnight at Zurich

8

Day 8: Uetliberg

Uetliberg > Lindt

Take a trip up Uetliberg, Zurich`s mountain and perhaps visit the Lindt factory shop. Fly out subject to Flight times.

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Your Hotels

Luzern
Continental Park

Deluxe Standard

Des Alpes

Superior Standard

Waldstätterhof Swiss Quality Hotel

Superior Standard

Design Room Double or Twin  Superior Rooms Double or Twin  Standard Double or Twin  
A minute’s walk from Luzern railway station, this sleek, upmarket hotel is 6 minutes’ walk from Kapellbrücke, a medieval bridge on Lake Lucerne, and 2.9 km from the Swiss Museum of Transport. Across the street from the Reuss river, this relaxed hotel with views of the Alps is a 2-minute walk from the Kapellbrücke wooden footbridge and a 5-minute walk from the Luzerner Theater. 100 m from the Luzern train station and 200 m from the ship pier, the famous Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge) and the lake, the Waldstätterhof Hotel enjoys a central location.

Dating from the beginning of the 20th century, the fully renovated building houses modernly as well as traditionally furnished rooms and junior suites.

Interlaken
Stella Interlaken St Georges
Deluxe Room Double or Twin  Superior Rooms Double or Twin  Superior Rooms Double or Twin 
Family-run for 3 generations, the Stella Swiss Quality Hotel is only a 3-minute walk away from the centre of Interlaken. It features a heated indoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, and free parking on site. Each room is different in size and layout and comes equipped with bathrobes, bath towels and slippers. Situated in the heart of the Jungfrau region, the Stella Swiss Quality Hotel provides an ideal base for hiking trips and skiing holidays. Fusing its medieval origins with modern aesthetics, the 600-year-old building provides 60 well-appointed rooms and is located in Hoheweg. Located in Hoheweg, the Hotel Interlaken is adjacent to the Japanese Gardens of Interlaken. The hotel is just a five-minute walk from the Interlaken East Train Station, the congress center, and casino. This 4-star superior hotel is located 300 m from the Harderbahn Funicular Railway and 400 m from the centre of Interlaken. Hotel Royal-St.Georges Interlaken – MGallery Collection offers a historic façade dating from 1908, a large lobby, a restaurant and a wellness area with 2 saunas.Swiss and international cuisine is served in the elegant restaurant and a large breakfast buffet is offered every morning. A wide range of cocktails can be enjoyed in the bar.
Zurich
Ambassador Marriot Adler
Deluxe Room Double or Twin Deluxe Room Double or Twin Classic Rooms Double or Twin
Housed in a former castle, this sophisticated hotel is situated across the street from the Zürich Opera House and 1 block from the banks of Lake Zürich.

The airy, traditional rooms are individually decorated and feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Nespresso coffeemakers, plus pillow menus, electronically adjustable beds and minibars.

Overlooking the River Limmat, this sophisticated hotel is a 7-minute walk from the Swiss National Museum and a 9-minute walk from Zurich train station.

Classic rooms feature flat-screen TVs, desks and WiFi (surcharge), as well as coffeemakers and 24-hour room service. Upgraded rooms and suites include free WiFi and access to a lounge with complimentary snacks and soft drinks.

This relaxed hotel is a minute’s walk from the Rudolf-Brun-Brücke tram stop, an 11-minute walk from the Swiss National Museum and a 6-minute walk from the Grossmünster cathedral.

Featuring murals, exposed beams and wood furnishings, the snug rooms and suites offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars. Some have sitting areas.

Montreux
Grande Eurotel Fairmont
Superior Rooms with Double or Twins Superior Rooms Double or Twin Deluxe Room Double or Twin
Built in 1870 by Eugène Jost, this recently renovated Belle-Époque hotel is located in the heart of Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva and right across from Montreux Train Station. It offers a restaurant with a lake-view terrace and free WiFi in all areas. All rooms at Grand Hôtel Suisse Majestic, Autograph Collection feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a minibar, and many of them have a balcony or a terrace.

The restaurant 45 Grill & Health offers seasonal, locally inspired cuisine and a wide selection of international and local wines. Guests can enjoy a cocktail at the bar, which features a terrace during summer and a winter garden in winter. A selection of cigars and fine spirits are offered in the cigar lounge.

The 4-star superior Eurotel Montreux is located right on the banks of Lake Geneva in Montreux, and offers unobstructed views of the lake and the Alps from all rooms, as well as free WiFi access.Rooms feature satellite TV and a minibar. Most units come with a balcony.

Guests can enjoy Swiss and international cuisine in the lakeside restaurant that is listed in the Gault & Millau guide, or on the terrace, where barbecued dishes are prepared during the summer months.

The Eurotel hotel is only 300 m away from the Montreux Music & Convention Centre and from the railway and boat station.

A private parking garage is available on site for a surcharge. The property also offers a fitness centre, bicycles and paddle boards free of use

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, ‘The Pearl of the Swiss Riviera’, is located on the shores of Lake Geneva with magnificent views of the lake and the Alps. Built in 1906, the Fairmont hotel offers a traditional and elegant atmosphere combined with the latest technology.Featuring refined yet relaxed dining spaces, MP’S Bar & Grill includes an outdoor terrace and a cocktail bar. The menu reflects a passionate faith in the finest local produce including the regions best wines. Offering simple, gourmet food coupled with and an unpretentious atmosphere, Funky Claude’s Bar is a great place to drop by or hang out late into the night. The Lounge offers a light breakfast selection, snacks during the day and pre-dinner drinks in the evening.
Bern
Bristol Kreuz Savoy
Superior Rooms with Double or Twins Superior Rooms Double or Twin Deluxe Room Double or Twin
Located in the heart of Bern’s Old Town, this modern 4-star hotel is just a 2-minute walk from the Swiss Parliament. It features a fitness centre, a daily breakfast buffet, a bar and lounge area and free WiFi.

The elegant rooms at THE BRISTOL – Hotel-Bar-Lounge – Bern, City Center offer cable TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a bathroom with hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking.

Set in the medieval Old Town, Kreuz Bern Modern City Hotel enjoys a central location in Bern, a 5-minute walk from the railway station. It features modern accommodation, the Bärenhöfli restaurant, as well as free fitness facilities and an infrared cabin.

All en-suite rooms are equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, a direct phone and a safe. The private bathroom is fitted with a shower or a bathtub and provided with a hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi is available.

The modern and elegant Hotel Savoy is located in the old town of Bern, within walking distance of the main station and the famous arcade shopping streets. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. All of the non-smoking rooms are furnished in a modern design and feature comfortable beds with memory foam pillows, a desk with an HDMI connectivity panel, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a laptop safe, a telephone with voice mail, air conditioning, a minibar, a Nespresso coffee machine and tea making facilities.

These are our selected Hotel Partners and prior to final booking confirmation, we will confirm the availability of your requested hotel and room type. We cannot guarantee your preference and in the unlikely chance that all of our Partner Hotels are unavailable we reserve the right to provide an alternative comparable hotel. If you are not satisfied with the available alternative then Guests have no obligation to continue with booking.

GREAT JOURNEY’S

Exclusions

  • Visa fee
  • Flights & airport taxes
  • Other personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Other activities
  • Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned
  • Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance which is required

Key Information Remarks

  • Prices are net per person in United States Dollars (USD) and are subject to change without prior notice
  • No refund for any un-utilized Tour or Activity

Child policy

  • Child under 2: Free of charge
  • Child over 2 and above: 100% of adult cost

 CANCELLATION: 

  • Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the Tour or Activity Price
  • More than 60 days before arrival- Free Of Charge (FOC)
  • More than 45 days before arrival– 30%
  • Less than 21 days before arrival – 50%
  • Less than 14 days before arrival – 80%
  • Failure on traveling date at point of arrival 100%

Local Culture

The Swiss people are modest, so avoid wearing clothes that are too short or revealing in public and in particular at religious or culturally significant places.

Ask permission before taking someone’s photo.

Arrival Complications

We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you. However, if you are unable to commence your Tour as scheduled for any reason, please contact us immediately. Please refer to our emergency contact details.

Emergency Contact

If you need to contact us in an emergency, it is best to call the Green Cultural Travel Local Expert Partner. If you don’t receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message with your contact information so they can return your call as soon as possible.

Emergency contact numbers

Typically Swiss Tours 

From within Switzerland 079 286 0451

From outside Switzerland +04179 286 0451 

Tipping

Depending on the service, it is discretionary in Europe to tip service providers, such as waiters. Though not compulsory, tipping shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your holiday. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. 

When selecting your Tour or Activity please read the brochure and itinerary carefully to assess your ability to cope with the requirements of your selected product.

Safety and Security

We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt for keeping your valuables safe. Leave your expensive jewellery at home. You won’t need it while travelling. Many of the hotels you stay at have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables while on tour. 

Medical Form

 As a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their personal luggage. 

 Green Cultural Travel – Community Programs

As we are owned by Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited UEN 201705140R a Singapore registered “Not for Profit” company our profits allow us to continue our support of community projects in the destinations our guests visit.

Purchasers of our Packages will automatically become members of our Green Cultural Travel Hub a place of connection for like minded travellers wanting to make a difference.  Members of our Hub receive a monthly magazine and access to some great travel specials and follow the progress of the community programs we support. Guests can also take the opportunity when booking a Package to make their own donation to Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited.

Local Dress

In Switzerland, the dress standard can be more conservative than it is back home. When packing, try to choose long, loose, lightweight, clothing that will keep you comfortable in the season your are travelling in.

 Green Cultural Travel Hub

When you purchase a Green Cultural Travel package you automatically become a member of the Green Cultural Travel Hub. This connects you to us and like-minded travellers. Our bi-monthly magazine is full of travel news, trip information, interesting stories, special offers and contests. We also include more information on how you can give back, and support, the people and places we love to visit through our local Community Programmes.