Highlights

Swiss Delight     

08 Nights | 09 Days

EUW 24 B

 

Destination

Switzerland

Continent

Europe

Location

Located in Western Europe, Switzerland is bordered by the countries of Austria, France, Italy, Liechtenstein and Germany

Capital City

Bern

Language

French, German, Italian

Currency

Swiss Franc

Season

April to Mid of October

Airport

Zurich Airport | Geneva Airport | Bern Airport | Lugano Airport

Time Zone

GMT +1

Dial Code

+41

Tour Type

Family Tour | Honeymoon Tour | Couple Tour | Leisure Tour | Adventure Tour

Package Itinerary

Day 01Arrive Zurich – Basel

Upon arrival at Zurich Airport, please make your way to the train station right below the airport and connect to your train taking you to Basel – The capital of art and culture alike. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and the rest of the day is free for you to explore and learn more about this lovely and lively city. Over Night stay at Basel.

(Note: The hotel will present to you a Basel card which allows you free access to all the public transport systems available.)

Day 02Basel City Tour

Wake up to breakfast this morning, following which we suggest you enjoy exploring the various aspects the city has to offer. Some of the must see sights are: Solitude Park overlooking the Rhine promenade, crossing the Rhine via the oldest bridges, enjoy the view of the city from the Pfalz – the vantage point behind the cathedral. Finally you could stop to see the Les Trois Rois, a luxury hotel steeped in history and the oldest hotels here. The evening is free for you to relax and indulge in some great bargain shopping here. Over Night stay at Basel.

Day 03Basel Excursions

Another day in Basel and you have several options today. If you are an art buff, there are several museums and theatres you can visit and spend time at, or you could indulge in a boat cruise that takes you to the confluence point from where you can see a part of Germany and France whilst being in Swiss waters. This is quite a unique excursion and well worth it. However should you have a valid Schengen visa you can also take a day tour into the Black forest of Germany or into the Alsace region of France. Should you however wish to spend more time in Basel itself, you could walk around the city and try lunch at any of the many trendy eateries and spend time browsing around in the local markets. 'Lackerli' (sweet biscuit) is a Basel specialty and a must buy here. Freie Strasse is the shopping street with more than 150 retailers housed here and is a great place to spend some time too. Basel is quite famous for its nightlife, with its wild parties or clubbing until dawn. Over Night stay at Basel.

Day 04Basel – Montreux

After B/F, check-out from Basel hotel and transfer to the train station to board a train departing to Montreux. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and check in. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this lovely city. Over Night stay at Montreux.

Day 05Montreux Chocolate Train

A very "sweet" day is in store for you today. Following B/F, depart on the special Chocolate train departing Montreux train station; ascending to Gruyeres home of the famous Gruyere cheese, and eventually to Broc where the Chocolate Factory is located. This full day excursion terminates back in Montreux in the evening, following which the day is free for you. Over Night stay at Montreux.

Day 06Montreux Excursions

After B/F, take the train to the fabulous Glacier 3000. Upon arrival at the station which is the base of the cable car station, a 15 min ride up by the cable car brings you to the summit. Enjoy the day here – take a ride on the snow bus to the view point, from where you can catch the breathtaking views of the Matterhorn, Jungfraujoch and the Mont Blanc, also recommended is a ride on the Alpine coaster, the highest roller coaster in the whole of Europe. The restaurant at the top also has some great food on its menu. Later in the afternoon its time to make your way back to the train station via the cable car and back to Montreux. Over Night stay at Montreux.

Day 07Montreux – Zurich

After B/F, check-out from Montreux Hotel and transfer to the train station and board the train departing to Zurich. As a "metropolis of experiences" by the water, with a magnificent view of the snowcapped Alps on the horizon, Zürich Downtown Switzerland offers a unique mixture of attractions – over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, international fashion labels and Zürich designs, and the most flamboyant and lively nightlife in Switzerland. Recreational activities range from a visit to the riverside and lakeside bathing areas in the very heart of the city, to a spectacular hike on the Uetliberg Mountain.

Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel.  Later in the evening, take a walk along the Lake, shop at the many malls and stores dotting the promenade. Over Night stay at Zurich.

Day 08Zurich

After B/F, use the train pass and make a trip to the Chocolate land in St. Gallen (Eastern Switzerland / Liechtenstein), also called Schoggi Land (Chocolate Country). This is a paradise for chocolate lovers and those that want to become chocolate lovers. Next to the 80 m. long visitor gallery, the modern video terminals show how the chocolate is produced. Tasting sessions and a factory shop are of course present. Maestrani is a guarantee for the best Swiss chocolate. Over Night stay at Zurich.

Day 09Zurich – Onward Destination Journey

After B/F, check out from Zurich hotel and transfer to the Zurich Airport to board a flight departing for onward destination journey.