Overview

Intro

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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.

For any last minute request for a departure within the next 10 days, please contact us by telephone.


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Grand Tour - Western and Central part




Programm

Day 1: Arrival Basel
With more than 40 renowned exhibition venues, the city has the highest concentration of museums in the country, several of which count among Europe's finest. In striking contrast to the Old Town, the city flaunts cutting-edge architecture from the likes of renowned architects such as Herzog & de Meuron, Mario Botta and Richard Meier. The Rhine flows right through its heart and enchants with its romantic and refreshing swimming spots. Overnight in Basel.


Day 2: Basel – Neuchâtel (ca. 160 km)
Beyond the city gates of Basel lies the wild expanse of the Jura and Franches-Montagnes. La Chaux-de- Fonds and Le Locle are UNESCO World Heritage sites since 2009. Further down Neuchâtel has a rich cultural and architectural past. The Castle and the Collegiate Church are the city's landmarks. Overnight in Neuchâtel.


Day 3: Neuchâtel – Gstaad (ca. 115 km)
From Neuchâtel continue your drive to Fribourg, which is nestled on a rock promontory and surrounded by the Saane River. It is one of the largest medieval towns in the country. Over 200 unique Gothic facades from the 15th century impart incomparable medieval charm to the Old Town. Further on your way you will pass the Greyerzer (Gruyère) region, with its rolling green landscape and home to the world-famous Gruyère cheese. Overnight in Gstaad.


Day 4: Gstaad – Lucerne (ca. 315 km)
Continue your journey either towards Interlaken or Berne, before going to Lucerne. From Interlaken you can experience the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits, together with close-up views of the longest glacial flow. Otherwise head to Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The old town of Bern is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and thanks to its 6 kilometres of arcades - the locals refer to them as ‚Lauben' - boasts one of the longest sheltered shopping promenades in Europe. Overnight in Lucerne.


Day 5: Lucerne – Zürich (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. Overnight in Zürich.
*Departing from Basel possible too.


Day 6: Departure
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. One of the recommended Grand Tour attractions is the Grossmünster, which is an Evangelical Protestant church in the Old Town of Zürich and is one of Zürich’s most famous landmarks. Drive to Zürich.

Included services

  • 5 x overnight stays with breakfast in Basel, Neuchâtel, Gstaad, Lucerne, Basel or Zürich (1 night in each destination)
  • 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 45 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.
  • Rental car optionally bookable.

 

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Contact

Switzerland Travel Centre AG
Binzstrasse 38
8045 Zürich
Phone  +41 (0)800 100 200 29
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