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Contrasts of Switzerland with Trafalgar

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8 days
07 Apr 24 to 14 Jul 24
Book by 30 Apr 24
Embark on the world's inaugural 'Swisstainable' tour, where you'll immerse yourself in local culture and savor regional delights while championing Switzerland's ecology and economy. Every aspect of your journey, from accommodations to experiences, meals, and transportation, bears the esteemed 'Swisstainable' accreditation, ensuring adherence to Switzerland's national benchmark for sustainability.

Includes

  • 8 Day Trafalgar Guided Holiday
  • 7 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 Welcome Reception, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Optional Experiences at an additional cost during your free time
  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • View the Matterhorn (weather permitting), the Jet d'Eau in Geneva, the Swiss Alps in Interlaken and the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
  • Discover Zürich, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Geneva and Lucerne
  • Scenic Train Ride on the Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt and train from Geneva to Lucerne and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised
  • Optional Experiences available at an additional cost
  • Not all departure dates are definite at time of loading, please enquire with one of our agents

Highlights

  • 7 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 11 Meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Zürich

Zürich is your springboard to a spectacular journey through Switzerland. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers to explore the city's ancient heritage and modern verve during your orientation tour this afternoon. This evening, attend a Welcome Reception to launch your Swiss experience. Accommodation: Mövenpick Zurich Airport Included Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2: Onwards by Train to St. Moritz

Our love affair with the snow-capped peaks of Switzerland begins on a scenic train journey via Chur to the stylish resort of St. Moritz, set against the beautiful backdrop of Lake St. Moritz. Admire the inspiring natural setting and perhaps travel on one of Switzerland's most spectacular rail routes across the Bernina pass this afternoon, before enjoying St. Moritz at your leisure tonight. Accommodation: Hotel Reine Victoria by Laudinella St. Moritz Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Catch the Glacier Express to Zermatt

Embrace the glamour and romance of a bygone era. Watch the epic alpine landscapes drift past as you chug along one of the world's most unforgettable rail journeys from the comfort of the Glacier Express. Cross hundreds of bridges and the Oberalp Pass at 6,700 feet (2,044 m) above sea level. Enjoy an included lunch on board as you journey past lakes and glaciers bound for the resort town of Zermatt, at the foothills of the imposing Matterhorn. Your Tour Director will take you on an Orientation of the town. Accommodation: Ambassador Zermatt Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Zermatt at Leisure

Spend a full free day soaking up Zermatt's crisp mountain air and panoramic vistas. Relax in beautiful surroundings or consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views. Accommodation: Ambassador Zermatt Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: A Train Journey to Lakeside Geneva

This morning we board a train to Geneva and continue through green pastures to La Ferme Enchantée for a memorable Be My Guest lunch experience. This sustainable farm also hosts beehives, and we meet the beekeeper during our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. This afternoon we return to sophisticated Geneva where the orientation will include views of the Old Town, Jet d'Eau and the Flower Clock, paying tribute to the city's centuries-old watchmaking traditions. Later, explore the sights of this lakeside city on your own. Stroll through the ancient maze of medieval streets and quiet squares or consider a cruise – enjoying views of the lakeside villages. Accommodation: Warwick Geneva Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Journey on the Golden and Brünig Pass to Interlaken and Lucerne

Picture-perfect landscapes are our constant companion as we journey from Geneva along the Golden Pass route. Passing through Interlaken, enjoy superb views of the Bernese Oberland and Brünig Pass on the way to Lakeside Lucerne. See the Iconic Chapel bridge and the poignant Lion Monument, built in memory of the Swiss Guards who bravely defended Louis XVI during the French Revolution on your orientation tour. The evening is free to spend as you wish, but you could choose to show off your vocal talents and learn how to yodel during an optional fun-packed Swiss folklore show with fondue dinner. Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Lucerne Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Explore Medieval Lucerne

Mountain peaks surround you as you spend a day at leisure in beautiful lakeside Lucerne. Consider an Optional Experience to a nearby Mountain Peak, explore the medieval streets and shop for delicious Swiss Chocolate. Before we enjoy our Farewell dinner together, you might want to enjoy an Optional Experience riding a carriage through one of Switzerland’s most beautiful mountain villages. Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Lucerne Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Journey Home

We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and newfound friends at the end of a remarkable Swiss holiday. Your Travel Director will give you tickets for the short train journey from Lucerne to Zürich Airport, which can be used at your convenience, on the last day of the tour, for your onward journey. Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and can be requested. Excludes flights, transfers, visas, travel insurance and anything not mentioned. Savings are not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. Package excludes flights. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Trafalgar reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. All savings / discounts mentioned have already been included in the advertised price. Pentravel and Tour Operator reserves the right to withdraw or amend promotional offers at any time. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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8 days
Dates
07 Apr 24 to 14 Jul 24
Book by
30 April 24
Experience ID
556
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