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Trails of Switzerland

Private tour
7 days
3 cities
2nights

Zurich, Switzerland

The largest city in Switzerland, Zurich is among the most scenic towns in the country, boasting a riverside location and well-preserved medieval architecture. Zurich’s old town, Altstadt, is home to many outstanding historic attractions, as such the 9th-century Fraumunster Abbey is worth visiting. Also when in Zurich make sure not to miss the Grossmunster church that is probably the most recognized building in the city and to check out St. Peter’s Church with a large clock-face. For great views of the city head out to the Uetliberg peak or spend unforgettable time on the shores of Lake Zurich. ...
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    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: Hiking Above Lake Walen
    In the morning you meet your guide and walk to the station, from where you take a 1 hour scenic ride by train and bus to the shores of Lake Walen. 

    Upon arrival, you take the Mattstock chairlift that brings you up to 1,300 m (4,265 ft) offering the magnificent scenery along the way.  At the top station, you have a coffee break and set off on a hike eastwards along the picturesque mountain paths and narrow alpine roads. 

    The trail takes you through the unique high-altitude protected moor area of national importance. You admire the magnificent Alps and the Churfirsten mountains, watch cows peacefully grazing and enjoy the fresh mountain air. The hiking lasts 3 -3.5 hours, the difference in altitude is about 300 m (984 ft), easy to moderate level.  

    After the hike, you catch a bus and then a train back to Zurich.  

    *The tour is recommended from June to October.

    Day 3: Departure
    Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, and your driver takes you to the station.

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    Glockenhof Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    We choose hotels based on combination of factors, most importantly based on quality of rooms, service and location. We recommend hotels that offer great value for your money....
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    • Hiking Above Lake Walen
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Zurich - Lucerne
1st Class Seat
Zürich HB
Zurich, Switzerland
1 h
Luzern Central
Lucerne, Switzerland
2nights

Lucerne, Switzerland

Thinking about visiting Lucerne? The picturesque compact city in Switzerland has a lot to show so prepare to spend at least couple of days wandering its colorful old town and taking a good look at the medieval architecture. Also, the Old Town, called Altstadt is bordered by one-of-a-kind landmark - 870 meters of Museggmauer - 14-century rampart which was built for defensive purposes and now its watchtowers offer magnificent panoramic views of the Lake Lucerne, river and mountains. When you are there make sure to visit another 14th-century feature - the Kapellbrucke (Chapel Bridge), the wooden bridge links the Aldstadt to the Reuss River’s bank. ...
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    Day 3: Lake Lucerne Country Hike
    You arrive to Lucerne, set amid beautiful snow-capped mountains on Lake Lucerne. Upon arrival you walk to your centrally-located hotel (easily accessible on foot) for check-in.

    In the afternoon you meet your guide, walk to the station and take a short bus ride to the farming area of Kastanienbaum (Chestnut Tree in English) located on a beautiful Lake Lucerne peninsula.  

    Upon arrival, you start a panoramic hike on the ridge of the hill at the height of 600 m (1,968 ft). The trail provides the magnificent views of the lake and the surrounding scenic Alps. Along the way you pass through a working bio farm, green pastures, old Swiss chalets, a vineyard and a small charming village of Winkel. The hiking lasts 1.5-2 hours, hike is almost flat with no major changes, easy level.  

    After the tour you take a bus back to Lucerne.  

    *The tour is recommended from April to October

    Day 4: Day Trip to Mount Pilatus
    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.

    *Boat and cogwheel train are available only from middle of May to September.

    Day 5: Luzern - Interlaken Express
    Following breakfast you check out from the hotel and walk to the station to take a scenic train ride.

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    Continental Park Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The friendly 4-star Hotel Continental-Park offers value in Lucerne city. The hotel is located within walking distance of the KK culture and congress center, the city park and Lake Lucerne. Your room features a digital TV, spacious (extra-long) bed, air conditioning, minibar, umbrella, and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Make sure to visit the on-site restaurant for delicious Italian dishes and relaxing time in charming garden terrace....
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    • Private Day Trip to Mount Pilatus in Summer
    • Lake Lucerne Country Hike
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Connection | Lucerne - Interlaken
1st Class Seat
Luzern - Interlaken Express is a panoramic train which offers breathtaking views while taking its passengers over the GoldenPass Line.
Lucerne Central Station
Lucerne, Switzerland
2 h
Interlaken Ost
Interlaken, Switzerland
2nights

Interlaken, Switzerland

Set in a narrow valley just in between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Interlaken is a lovely resort town in central Switzerland. The location is famous for its impressive mountain scenery and a mysterious natural gem, St. Beatus Caves. The place is surrounded by untouched forests, alpine meadows and glaciers and represents a perfect spot for outdoor activities....
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    Day 5: Arrival
    You arrive to the Interlaken railway station, from where you can easily reach your centrally-located hotel on foot.

    The rest of the day is a leisure, so you can start exploring the nearby attractions on your own or take a rest after your train journey. Overnight at your hotel in Interlaken.

    Day 6: Mountain Trail Hike from Grindelwald
    In the afternoon you take a short train ride to Grindewald, where you meet your private guide and start a panoramic hiking tour in Grindewald area.  

    Your tour starts with a highlight - a breathtaking Grindelwald - Männlichen gondola cableway ride to Männlichen station located at an altitude of 2,223 m (7,293 ft). Männlichen is a mountain in the Swiss Alps situated within the Canton of Berne. It is a popular viewpoint over the Lauterbrunnen valley and a popular start location for hikers and skiers.  

    During the hike you enjoy the dazzling mountain panorama once your guide provides you with expert information about fauna, flora, geology or weather of the region. Total hiking lasts 1.5 - 2 hours, the difference in altitude is about 250 m (820 ft), easy level.  

    After the tour you return to Interlaken by train.

    *The tour is recommended from mid-June to mid-October.

    **Extend your stay in Interlaken and take a journey to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe.Contact your travel specialist for details.

    Day 7: Departure from Zurich Airport
    This is the final day of your hiking adventure in Switzerland! Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, walk to the station and take a high-speed train ride to Zurich airport (with 1 train change in Bern).

    We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

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    Hotel du Nord Interlaken
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The traditional and historic Hotel Du Nord is set in a building dating from 1847 in the Interlaken town center, offering panoramic mountain views. The property offers a spa zone called Bodelibad as well as well-fitted guestrooms....
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    • Train to Zurich Airport (1st Class Seat)
    • Guided Mountain Hike in Grindewald Region
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels in Zurich, Lucerne and Interlaken;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfer according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking hiking tours in Zurich, Lucerne and Grindewald areas with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Tickets for the various unique Swiss transport means during the tours;
  • 1st class train tickets: Zurich - Lucerne, Lucerne - Interlaken and Interlaken - Zurich airport (with train change);
  • Support line during the trip.

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

Note:

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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