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Swiss Express

chSwitzerland
2 cities
6 days, 5 nights
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Day 1 Zurich

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.

Breakfast included
Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich
Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich
Bahnhofplatz 7, Zürich, ZH, CH, 8001
Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed
1 room
Up to 2 guests
1 Queen Bed
Breakfast included
More amenities
Arrival: Private Transfer Sedan
Day 2 Zurich

Zurich City Tour
After breakfast, 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 the rest of the day at your leisure.

3h
Zurich Guided Walking Tour
Zurich Guided Walking Tour
Day 3 Zurich

Exploring Lucerne Region
Following breakfast, you head to the railway station to take a train to Lucerne. In about 50 minutes you meet your guide at the station of Lucerne.

Then 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, the altitude of which is 2,132 m (6,995 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 a public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car, and bus are included.

Please note: boat and cogwheel train are available only from middle of May to September. The rest of the year they are replaced with cable car and bus.

After the tour, you take a train back to Zurich. The rest of the evening is free.

Half day
Trip to Mount Pilatus in Fall, Winter & Spring
Trip to Mount Pilatus in Fall, Winter &  Spring
Day 4 Zurich

Departure
Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, and your driver takes you to the station. Enjoy the most scenic landscapes of Switzerland on your way to the amazing city of Geneva!  

Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich
Address
Bahnhofplatz 7, Zürich, ZH, CH, 8001
Departure: Private Transfer Sedan
Train from Zurich to Geneva
Departure
Zürich HB...
3 h
Arrival
Genève Central...
Day 4 Geneva

Arrival and Geneva Sightseeing
Upon arrival, head to your centrally-located hotel. Later you meet your guide and start exploring the highlights of Geneva, the second-most populous city of Switzerland and capital of Romandy, the French-speaking region. Being the European seat of the UN and headquarters of the Red Cross, Geneva is known as the «capital of peace».

You start discovering Geneva sights by the lakefront. You take a short water tram ride on lake Geneva and see one of the most famous landmarks, the Jet d'Eau fountain of 140 m (460 ft) and enjoy the view of the mountains.

Then you proceed to the astonishing Old Town and see St. Peter Cathedral, the English Garden with Flower Clock, Ile Rousseau and Castle Tour-de-l'ile. Here you also see the city council building where the first Geneva Convention was signed, in the Alabama Room, as it is now called, and learn about the beginning of international Geneva. You also visit the grounds of the University of Geneva to see the Reformation Wall that features statues of the four Geneva luminaries and learn about the role Geneva played in the Reformation in the 16th century.

Finally, you have a short ride by public transport to view the international district of Geneva and its heart - United Nations Office located in the Palace of Nations.

The rest of the day is free for you to relax, spend time enjoying views of Geneva Lake or continue exploring Geneva on your own.

Breakfast included
Hotel Rotary Geneva – MGallery
Hotel Rotary Geneva – MGallery
18-20 Rue Du Cendrier, Geneva, GE, CH, 1201
Classic Room, 1 Double Bed
1 room
Up to 3 guests
1 Double Bed
22 m²
Breakfast included
More amenities
3h
Geneva Walking City Tour
Geneva Walking City Tour
Day 5 Geneva

Day Trip to Montreux & Chillon Castle

In the morning you walk to the station for a 1-hour train ride to amazing Montreux. Upon arrival, you meet your guide and start a walking city tour.

You learn about the history and culture of charming 'Swiss Riviera' strolling along the lake shores where the summer Jazz Festival takes place. On the way up to the old town you enjoy stunning views over the lake and pass by the oldest house in Montreux, dating back to the 16th century.

While you walk the little streets of this charming town, your guide shares with you the stories of the famous expats in Montreux such as Vladimir Nabokov and Freddie Mercury. You see the statue of Freddie Mercury and have a chance to visit the Queen: The Studio Experience exhibition located in the original Mountain Studios, part of the Montreux Casino. Queen recorded a total of seven albums here at Mountain Studios in Montreux, which the band owned between 1979 and 1996, including the final album Made in Heaven. 

During the tour, you also find out how fire at the Montreux Casino inspired Deep Purple's classic "Smoke on the Water." Since then the casino has been beautifully rebuilt, so have a great chance to visit it in the evening.

Your next destination for today is the most recognizable historic monument in Switzerland - Chillon Castle dating back to medieval ages. Its charming architectural style and rich history inspired such literary geniuses as Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Lord Byron. First, you take a public ferry cruise* on Lake Geneva and admire the exterior of the castle from water. Upon disembarkation, you meet your guide inside the castle and have a private tour around the most spectacular parts of Chillon.

Following the tour, you return to Geneva by train.

Please note: cruise is available from mid-April to mid-October; in winter season it is replaced with train ride.

Full day
Trip to Montreux & Chillon Castle
Trip to Montreux & Chillon Castle
Day 6 Geneva

Departure
This is the final day of your tour. Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and have a transfer to Geneva airport. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!  

Hotel Rotary Geneva – MGallery
Address
18-20 Rue Du Cendrier, Geneva, GE, CH, 1201
Departure: Private Transfer Sedan

What's included

Exceptional downtown hotel accommodations
Guided sightseeing tours with expert English-speaking guides
Delicious breakfasts at your hotels
Entrances to Zurich Old Town - Altstadt and more
Tickets and intercity transportation as per itinerary
Professional meeting services at the airport
Dedicated support team before and during your trip

Reviews

As you prepare for your travels, we proudly highlight our 99.8% customer satisfaction rate. Below are reviews from travelers who have enjoyed our award-winning service. Thank you for choosing us—your extraordinary journey awaits!
4.9 / 5
Excellent
962 Reviews
This was a dream trip for me, and they helped make it a dream come true.
The guides they work with are top-notch.
We had a “trip of a lifetime,” thanks to them.
I was extremely pleased with the personalized service.
chZurich
3 nights
chGeneva
2 nights
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