Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to the largest city in Switzerland - Zurich! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your remarkable hotel for check-in.
The rest of the day is free, so you can relax in your room, have dinner in a local restaurant, start exploring the nearby attractions or join our carefully planned optional tour.
Day 2: Zurich City Tour & Departure
After breakfast, you check out. Then you meet your private guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy a perfectly-planned sightseeing tour around the most beautiful landmarks of Zurich.
Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the Old Town for the following 3 hours, walking through its narrow cozy streets and exploring its breathtaking medieval houses, churches and town hall.
After the tour, you return to the hotel and have a transfer to the station.
Please, note: you can extend you stay in Zurich. Contact your travel specialist for the details.
Day 2: Arrival to Lucerne
You arrive to Lucerne, set amid beautiful snow-capped mountains on Lake Lucerne. Upon arrival you go to your centrally-located hotel (easily accessible on foot) for check-in.
The rest of the day is free, so you can start exploring the nearby attractions of this traditional and picturesque mountain town on your own, dine in a local restaurant or take a rest after your train journey.
Day 3: Exploring Lucerne Region
Today after breakfast you are invited to take an unforgettable trip with your private guide who shows you the magnificent views of Mount Pilatus and the Lucerne region.
The tour starts with a cruise across the Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad. There you board the famous cogwheel train that takes you across the world's steepest railway passing through lush Alpine meadows, spectacular rocks and sparkling mountain streams to the top of Mt Pilatus, altitude of which is 2132 m (6995 ft).
For the return journey you ride a cable car to enjoy the fantastic scenery once again. As the last part of your magnificent tour you take a 20-minute bus from Kriens to Lucerne. Tickets for public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car and bus are included.
After the tour you return to your Lucerne hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 4: Departure
Following breakfast, you head to the ferry terminal to start your trip. During your trip you enjoy ride on the Vitznau-Rigi-Bahn that started operation in 1871 and was the first mountain railway in Europe.
At the ferry terminal you take a 1-hour boat ride to reach Vitznau, then a quaint cogwheel train brings you to Rigi Kaltbad-First station.
Day 4: Arrival
Welcome to Rigi Kaltbad, a lovely resort in the Swiss Alps. Rigi Kaltbad has a wonderful location on a sunny terrace at a height of 1,433 m (4,701 ft), overlooking Lake Lucerne. The Rigi Kaltbad Hotel you stay in is famous for its spa-zone, which offers its guests a great chance to luxuriate in the mineral waters of the Kaltbad spring while taking in the spectacular view of the mountains from indoor and outdoor pools.
Upon arrival, you check in the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 5: Free Day in Rigi Kaltbad
Today you have a free day to enjoy the mineral waters, the magnificent mountain view and to try some winter activities.
Optional tour: Snowshoe dream with Cheese Fondue
Snowshoes are special footwear which allows walking over snow without sinking completely into it. The snowshoe hiking guided by your qualified guide/instructor leads through the romantic and magical winter landscape of Rigi - Queen of the Mountains. Enjoy your wonderful snowshoe experience followed by fondue tasting in one of the local restaurants.
Day 6: Departure
Today after breakfast you check out from your hotel, walk to the station and start your adventurous trip to Interlaken.
You take a cable car ride to reach Weggis from Rigi Kaltbad. After you have a 40-minute ferry cruise to Lucerne. As a final, you enjoy ride on Luzern - Interlaken Express that is a panoramic train offering breathtaking views while taking you over the GoldenPass Line.
Day 6: Arrival
You arrive to the Interlaken station, from where you can easily reach your centrally-located hotel on foot.
The rest of the day is free, so you can start exploring the nearby attractions on your own, dine in a local restaurant or take a rest after your train journey. Overnight at your hotel in Interlaken.
Day 7: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch
Today after an early breakfast you walk to the railway station to begin an exciting train journey to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe.
As you make your way to the 'Top of Europe' you experience riding several trains with panoramic windows to view the most of the incredible Alpine area. Your first destination is Grindelwald, where you change trains and depart to Kleine Scheidegg. This section offers the stunning view of Eigerwand (Eiger Wall), one of the Great north faces of the Alps. The last Kleine Scheidegg - Jungfraujoch cogwheel train partly passes through the tunnel, which was built right across the Eiger rocks at an altitude of 3000 m (9,843 ft).
Jungfraujoch is the high-Alpine wonderland of eternal snow and ice*. All this beauty could be marveled at from one of the observation decks located both inside and outside of a 3-storey observatory building.
*Please, note: It is important to wear something warm and wind/rain protective when going to Jungfraujoch. The temperature there is usually lower than in the cities even in summer. In case you feel too cold you can always go inside the restaurants which are close to the observation deck.
You can take an interesting walk through the Ice Cave where everything around you is made from ice. The area includes several restaurants, cafés and shops as well as place for snow activities to satisfy any taste.
For the ride back you travel first to Kleine Scheidegg and then take a new route: to Interlaken via Lauterbrunnen. This way you see the stunning alpine area from a new perspective. You then return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 8: Train to Bern
Today after breakfast you check out and walk to the station.
Day 8: Arrival & Bern Sightseeing
Welcome to Bern, the beautiful Swiss capital. You arrive a the station, from where you can easily reach your centrally-located hotel on foot.
The same day you have a stunning half-day sightseeing tour of Bern with stops at the major sights. Together with your guide you walk through the Old Town of Bern, which is the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. It inspires its visitors with arcade shops, glorious fountains and medieval architecture. You enjoy the view of the late Gothic Cathedral and the Clock Tower (Zytglogge) with its richly-decorated astronomical clock built in 1530. After if time allows, you visit the amazing Bear Park, the symbol of the city.
Following the tour you return to the hotel.
Day 9: Departure
This is the final day of your tour. Following breakfast, you check-out from the hotel and take a train which brings you straight to Zurich Airport for your departure. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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