Discover the wonders of this extraordinary country: unspoiled scenery, majestic peaks, sparkling lakes, and cities with cosmopolitan flair. Begin with an overnight in Zürich, then travel through the hilly landscapes to Appenzell with a stop in the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. Enjoy pastoral “Heidiland” on your way to the glamorous St. Moritz resort. Marvel at the breathtaking views on the included Bernina Express alpine train that whisks you to Tirano, Italy. Rejoin your motorcoach to arrive on the shores of splendid Lake Lugano, then to Italy’s Lake Maggiore and crossing Simplon Pass to re-enter Switzerland. Overnight in Täsch and join the included train excursion to car-free Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Journey on to Lake Geneva, then to Gruyère to visit a local cheese factory, to the charming Swiss capital of Berne, and to Lake Lucerne, surrounded by snowcapped Alps. Your adventure concludes with a final overnight in vibrant Zürich.
Headsets throughout the tourSightseeing: Visits to Appenzell, Vaduz, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Gruyère village, Berne, Interlaken, Lucerne
ZÜRICH Novotel City West (F)ST. MORITZ Bären (F)LUGANO Holiday Inn (F)TÄSCH Matterhorn Resort (ST)LAKE GENEVA Clarion Collection (F) at LavauxLUCERNE Luzernerhof (F)
Buffet breakfasts (B); 4 dinners (D)
Transportation: Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in Zürich if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach. The Bernina Express train; Mountain Train Täsch-Zermatt