Grand Tour - Eastern and Southern Part
Explore Swiss Traditions in the East and enjoy mediterranean clima in the South.
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Important: The recommended time for the Grand Tour of Switzerland is between April and October, as long as the Alpine passes are open. The closing of the Alpine passes during winter can imply huge changes in the planned itinerary. However, alternatives such as tunnels or car-train services are available.
Please inform yourself about the road conditions under http://www.alpen-paesse.ch before you leave.
Grand Tour - Eastern and Southern part
As a «metropolis of experiences» by the water, with a magnificent view of the snowcapped Alps on the horizon, Zürich offers a unique mixture of attractions – over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, international fashion labels and Zurich designs, and the most flamboyant and lively nightlife in Switzerland. Overnight in Zürich.
Zurich – St. Gallen (ca. 155 km)
Drive to St. Gallen with a stopover at the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall. Continue to St. Gallen - the city of eastern Switzerland between Lake Constance and the Appenzellerland. The Abbey precinct with the cathedral and Abbey Library has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage and belongs to the top attractions along the Grand Tour of Switzerland. Overnight in St. Gallen.
Day 3: St. Gallen – Davos (ca. 160 km)
Today you will drive from St. Gallen to Davos. On your way you will pass the village of Appenzell that is situated in a uniquely beautiful landscape of rolling hills. The Appenzell region is known for rural customs and traditions. There is also the possibility to visit the Heidi village in Maienfeld before continuing towards Davos. Overnight in Davos.
Day 4: Davos – Lugano (ca. 260 km)
On your way to Lugano in the south of Switzerland you have several possibilities to experience the Grand Tour attractions. Visit on your way to Lugano the mountain Muottas Muragl, which overlook the world famous St.Moritz. The entire Upper Engadine region lies at your feet when you are perched on the hiking mountain high above the Inn River Valley. Enjoy breathtaking views of the four lakes. Continue to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano.
Day 5: Lugano – Lucerne (ca. 230 km)
Visit Bellinzonas UNESCO-listed castle trio that counts among Switzerland's best preserved medieval fortresses and Europe's largest fortifications. The Tremola is the king of the Alpine roads. From Airolo the historic pass road snakes around hairpin bends up to the Gotthard. From the barren heights of Gotthard the road descends through the lush green Urseren Valley to Realp. From Realp continue your way to Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.
Day 6: Departure Lucerne – Zurich (ca. 140 km)
Lucerne is the gateway to central Switzerland at Lake Lucerne, and it is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. One of the highlights along the Grand Tour lies in Lucerne - the Chapel Bridge. Next to this famous monument you also have the possibilities to visits the surrounding mountains such as Rigi, Pilatus or Titlis. Drive back to Zurich for rental car drop-off at the airport.
- 5 x overnight stays with breakfast in Zürich, St. Gallen, Davos, Lugano, Lucerne (1 night in each destination)
- Rental car
- Parking at all hotels
- Grand Tour of Switzerland Road Map from Hallwag
- Swiss Coupon Pass with "2 for 1" Dine & Discover offers en route worth over CHF 4500
Good to know
- The Grand Tour attractions in the day to day itinerary are a selection, total there are 44 highlights to explore.
- Book the Swiss Half Fare Card and save up to 50% for most trains, buses, boats and mountain railways as well as public transport in 75 Swiss towns and cities.
- Additional rental car categories on request
Swiss Coupon Pass
Swiss Coupon Pass