Overview

Intro

The feeling of freedom in the magical and mystical parts of Switzerland

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.

Western and Southern Part


The feeling of freedom in the magical and mystical parts of Switzerland

Programm

Day 1: Arrival Geneva
Embedded between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura, the French-speaking city of Geneva lies in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. With its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair, Geneva is known as the «capital of peace». Visible from afar, the Jet d'eau is Geneva's unmissable icon and one of the world's most-photographed fountains. Overnight in Geneva.


Day 2: Geneva – Gstaad (ca. 310 km)
A drive along the blissfully calm, peaceful and remote roads on this route between Lake Geneva and Lac de Joux reveals the hidden gems of the Jura. 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. 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 3: 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 4: Lucerne - Zermatt (ca. 210 km)
Lucerne is the gateway to central Switzerland at Lake Lucerne and it is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Drive from Lucerne to Andermatt and on to the Furka Pass that links Andermatt in the Canton of Uri with Gletsch in the Canton of Valais. Drive over the Pass and continue in the region Valais. Here lies the Aletsch Glacier - the biggest glacier of the Alps, with a length of 23 km. Continue moving down to Täsch, last stop before you continue by train to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt.


Zermatt – Montreux (ca. 150 km)
A trip up the exhilarating open air Gornergrat railway is not to be missed. After travelling through Martigny, your final leg takes you up through Aigle and along the shores of Lake Geneva to Montreux, one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Lake Geneva region. Don’t miss on Castle Chillon on Lake Geneva. The water castle is the most visited historic building in Switzerland. Overnight in Montreux.


Departure Montreux - Geneva (ca. 95 km)
Lavaux is almost too beautiful to be true. After climbing to Chexbres, the Route de la Corniche leads straight through the vineyard terraces. Though narrow, the road offers plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the magnificent views – let your gaze drift across vineyards, stone walls and wine-growing villages, the glistering Lake Geneva and the Alps.
Drive back to Geneva.

Included services

  • 5 x overnight stays with breakfast in Geneva, Gstaad, Lucerne, Zermatt, Montreux (1 night in each destination)
  • Free parking at all hotels (except in Zermatt/Täsch)
  • Train ticket Täsch - Zermatt - Täsch in 2nd class
  • 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
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8045 Zürich
Phone  +41 (0)800 100 200 29
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