Enjoy a vacation in the most spectacular mountains and lakes of Switzerland. After an orientation walk in Zürich, enter the Jura Mountains and via the picturesque town of Biel, and Neuchâtel, beautifully situated on Lake Neuchâtel, arrive in French-speaking Geneva. Guided sightseeing features the headquarters of many international organizations. Enter France and stop in Évian-les-Bains, a popular spa and holiday resort on Lake Geneva. Follow the lake, re-enter Switzerland, drive along the “Swiss Riviera,” and arrive in Gruyères to visit the magnificent castle and to have lunch with local specialties and a traditional dessert with meringue and double-crème. Stay overnight in Gstaad, the famous ski resort, then continue to the Interlaken area and prepare for the highlight of your vacation: an excursion to the Jungfrau massif, Europe’s highest railway station. Don’t forget to collect your souvenir Jungfrau Passport! Also visit Berne, and end with a 2-night stay in picture-book Lucerne. Of course, you will taste traditional chocolate pralines from Läderach Chocolatier Suisse, one of Switzerland’s most famous chocolate makers, and a special farewell dinner with wine has been included.
ZÜRICH Welcome dinner; orientation walk of the Old TownBIEL OrientationNEUCHÂTEL Visit the townGENEVA Guided sightseeingEVIAN-LES-BAINS Stop on the French side of Lake GenevaGRUYÈRES Visit the castle; [LF] a special lunch with local specialties and “double-crème”INTERLAKEN AREA [LF] Excursion to the Jungfrau massifBERNE See the Bear Park, enjoy a panoramic view from the Rose Garden, Old TownLUCERNE Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; [LF] taste chocolate pralines; farewell dinner at a local restaurantHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; a special lunch with a drink in Gruyères, 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Zürich and a special farewell dinner in Lucerne
NOTE:Adequate footwear is required for the trip to the Jungfrau massif.
Motorcoach; mountain train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.