Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned
Arrive at Zurich Airport. Before you board your train to Lucerne you have option to head to Observatory Deck at Zurich Airport. You can witness take off & landing of flights. Experience fascinating insights & views of Zurich Airport. Later we board train from Zurich Airport & proceed to Lucerne using Swiss Rail Pass. Lucerne ranks amongst the world’s prettiest cities and is rich in sights and attractions. On arrival, transfer (using Swiss Pass) to your Hotel in Lucerne. Later, spend time at the Old Town, where you can explore the Water Tower, St. Peter’s Chapel next to Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), and Kapellplatz (town square). Visit the Lion Monument or plan a visit to Swiss Museum of Transport. you can enjoy 01 Hr Sightseeing cruise on Lake Lucerne with Swiss Travel pass at a supplement cost of approximately 15 EUR/per person (valid with Swiss Travel pass only). Overnight stay at Hotel in Lucerne.
Get ready for an excursion to Mt. Titlis using your Swiss Pass. From Lucerne take a train to Engelberg. Your roundtrip ticket takes you from Engelberg to Mount Titlis by cable-car. At 3020 m / 10,000 ft. the glacier paradise with the world famous ROTAIR – provides a 360 degree panoramic view of the snow covered valleys, glaciers, the Black Forest region, lakes & mountains. Experience the snow and ice on top of Mount Titlis. Try the chair lift Ice Flyer (weather permitting & subject to operation). The view of the glacier crevasses is spectacular! Afternoon we proceed to capital of Switzerland “Bern” using Swiss Pass. This historic town shows plenty of medieval influence in its ornate architecture. The Zytglogge clock tower—with moving puppets—and the 15th century Gothic cathedral are just two of the incredible structures that line the streets of this beautiful place. History and science lovers can also make a stop at Kramgasse 49, where the great Albert Einstein lived from 1903 to 1905. Overnight stay at Hotel in Lucerne.
Today morning you have plenty of options to explore different excursions using Swiss Pass.
Mt Rigi: Using Swiss Pass you can enjoy excursion to Mt Rigi (using train from Vitznau & Arth-Goldau to the top – Rigi Kulm & cableway from Weggis to Rigi Kaltbad.
interStanserhorn: The Stanserhorn is a mountain of 1850 m with a panoramic restaurant and several hiking opportunities, accessible by funicular and cable car from April-May to November. Take a train from Lucerne to Stans, walkway to the valley station (5 Minutes), funicular with open coaches to Kalti, change to CabriO up to Stanserhorn. Later in the afternoon, we proceed to Interlaken. Interlaken, is a perfect holiday destination ringed by mountain peaks in a peerless location between lakes Thun & Brienz. Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Brienz using Swiss Pass. The entire round trip across the lake goes from Brienz to the Giessbach Falls, then onto Oberried, Iseltwald, Niederried, Ringgenberg, Bönigen, Interlaken Ost and back again.
Day Free at Leisure to explore Interlaken & nearby mountains or enjoy an (optional) trip to Jungfraujoch. One of Switzerland’s most popular attractions is Europe’s highest train station: the Jungfraujoch at 3454 m above sea level. Jungfraujoch sits in between the mountains Mönch and Jungfrau, in the heart of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage property “Jungfrau – Aletsch – Bietschhorn”. The views from the Jungfraujoch are absolutely amazing, and so is the trip up there. Evening take a stroll around Interlaken City. Explore Interlaken’s historic heart in the “Hohenmatte”, travel by public bus (included with Swiss Pass) away from tourist trail or guide along the banks of the Aare river.
Enjoy breakfast at your Hotel. Today we proceed to Zurich, a city known as a global center for banking & finance. See the castle-like National Museum, pass by Bahnhofstrasse and Zürich’s famous financial district, and more! Keep walking along the lake and pass by the renowned Opera House as you walk to the Zürichberg district. After this, ride the cogwheel train uphill and enjoy spectacular views from the forested hill. From there, catch a glimpse of the lake, the snow covered Alps, and the city. Take a cruise along the university quarter and Zurich’s art museum before reaching the Old Town where you can walk around to take photos of the patriarchal guild houses, St. Peter’s church and more. Later we Visit Fifa Football Museum in Zurich, the museum shows over 1,000 objects. Exhibits include memorabilia from every FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup, the most famous one being the original FIFA World Cup Trophy. The exhibition features various interactive and multimedia installations such as the biggest pinball machine ever made and an audio visual media installation called Visions of Football using 8 meter LED screens.
Today we set out for an excursion to Rhine Falls using Swiss Pass. The mighty Rhine Falls is the most powerful waterfall in all of Europe and one of the most popular places to visit in Switzerland. Visitors are blown away by the sheer power of the Rhine Falls, particularly during the summer, where the water flows at an impressive rate of 600,000 litres per second. During the winter the falls still flow at a rate of 250,000 litres per second. Later in the afternoon, we enjoy shopping at Bahnhofstrasse. Stretching for 1.4 kilometres from the main railway station to the lake, the Bahnofstrasse is one of the most famous shopping streets in the world. Regardless of whether you just go window shopping or purchase something, it’s interesting to take a look at this shoppers’ paradise. If you don’t enter any of the stores and keep walking, it would take just 20 minutes to get from one end of the street to the other. However, if you like shopping, we promise you that you will enjoy yourself in the Bahnhofstrasse much longer than that.
Enjoy breakfast & check-out from the Hotel. Board train from Zurich Hbb train station to Airport for your flight. We hope you had a wonderful time & sweet memories of your trip to Switzerland & we expect to see you soon on some of our other tour programs.