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Glorious Switzerland with Insight Vacations

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8 days
30 Apr 24 to 28 Jul 24
Book by 31 May 24
Journey through Switzerland, indulging in chocolate fondue in Geneva to exploring the majestic beauty of Zermatt and the chic charm of St. Moritz. In Lucerne, choose between a nature walk in Marmott Park or learning about local wildlife with a Swiss Ranger before concluding your adventure with a Celebration Dinner overlooking Lake Lucerne at the foot of Mount Stanserhorn.

Includes

  • 8 Day Insight Vacations Guided Holiday
  • 7 Nights in stylish, hand picked hotel accommodation
  • Authentic dining inclusive of 7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners with Wine
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach
  • An expert Insight Travel Director
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • Baggage handling everywhere, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included
  • Personal radio headsets, gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries
  • Additional experiences during your free time that can be purchased at an additional cost
  • Top Rated Highlights
  • Geneva Orientation
  • Travel to Zermatt via Cogwheel Train
  • Baveno Orientation
  • Glacier Express Scenic Swiss Rail Journey
  • Visit Mount Stanserhorn Summit and much more!
  • Unique Insight Experiences
  • Chillon Castle Visit: Visit Chillon Castle with the Head of Collections to discover the artefacts, treasures and history of the chateau.
  • Make Travel Matter Experiences
  • Mount Stanserhorn Experience: Walk along beautiful scenic pathways, keeping an eye out for marmots and other native animals, with the chance to hear a conservation talk by a Swiss ranger, to learn about local wildlife and flora.

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Transfers not mentioned
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature

Extras

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
  • Additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge can be signed up for on tour at an additional cost.
  • Airport Transfers: If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
  • Please note some departures are not definite departures.

Highlights

  • 7 Nights in stylish hotel accommodation
  • 11 Meals
  • Unique Insight Experiences

Itinerary

Day 1: Geneva, City of Gardens

Prepare yourself for the majesty of Switzerland's snow-capped mountains, glaciers, sparkling lakes, flower-filled meadows and rich, green valleys. Meet your Travel Director and travel companions for a short stroll to your Welcome Dinner. The evening is full of Swiss delight, as you enjoy the cozy decor while being served typical Swiss specialties including cheese fondue. Return to your immaculate boutique hotel, the award-winning Hotel d'Angleterre. Enjoy British charm and the finest Swiss hospitality, with each room individually designed to reflect its elegant style. Arrival Transfer Depart the airport at 11:00, 13:00, 16:00 Accommodation: Hotel d'Angleterre Included Meals: Dinner with Wine

Day 2: Montreux, Chillon and the Matterhorn Village of Zermatt

Start your day with highlights of Geneva, the City of Gardens. See the Jet d’Eau and Floral Clock. Then relax and enjoy the enchanting scenery as we continue to the charming town of Montreux. Situated at the foot of the Alps and boasting beautiful lakeside walks, enjoy free time to explore this pretty town. On the western bay of Lake Geneva, join Maud, head of collections at Chillon Castle, for a special tour of the former home to the Dukes of Savoy, immortalised by Lord Byron's 'Prisoner of Chillon.' Keep a look out for where the writer is rumoured to have left his mark. Continue through the Rhone Valley, where high summer temperatures support vines and other fruits. The final stage of your journey is by cogwheel train to the traffic-free Alpine resort of Zermatt. During your orientation with your Travel Director, feast your eyes on the distinctive triangular silhouette of the Matterhorn. At night, enjoy a stroll in the fresh mountain air to your chosen restaurant for your Dine-Around Evening. Accommodation: Resort Hotel Alex | Walliserhof Grand-Hotel & Spa Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 3: Free Time in Zermatt

Zermatt in the summertime offers many leisure possibilities: try swimming, hiking, or spend a whole day relaxing in the fresh Alpine surroundings. Perhaps take an optional ride on Europe’s highest cable car to the snow-capped roof of the world for a magnificent panorama of the highest peaks in Switzerland, Italy and France? Accommodation: Resort Hotel Alex | Walliserhof Grand-Hotel & Spa Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Elegant Baveno

Descend to Täsch and rejoin the coach. Follow in Napoleon's footsteps as you ascend the Simplon Pass, taking in magnificent views over the Alps from the 2,000-metre summit. Continue along the gentle shores of Lake Maggiore. Perhaps take a delightful boat trip to see the stunning Isola Bella? Accommodation: Hotel Simplon Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Grison Alps to Chic St. Moritz

Head north back into the high mountain country of the Grisons Alps today. Ascend the San Bernardino and the Julier Passes to arrive in the sparkling Engadine Valley with an invigorating climate characterised by clear skies and its location high in the Alps. On arrival in the cosmopolitan resort of St. Moritz, a brief orientation with your Travel Director will show you the spa quarter and the brilliantly sparkling glacial lake, before there is time to explore further on your own, or perhaps step aboard the Bernina Express to experience one of Europe's most outstanding train journeys? Accommodation: Crystal Hotel | Hotel Steffani Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 6: Scenic Train Ride, Liechtenstein and Lucerne

Start the day with a scenic train ride along part of the route of the Glacier Express, through unforgettable scenes of ice-capped mountains, stone-built villages and lush meadows. At Chur, reboard your coach and travel along the valley of the Upper Rhine to spend some time in Vaduz, the tiny capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein, where you explore the area around the castle. Continue to Lucerne alongside the dramatic Walensee and Lake Zürich. On arrival, see the sorrowful sculpture of the wounded lion, commemorating the brave Swiss Guards who died defending King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Your Travel Director will also show you the Jesuit Church and the Chapel Bridge. Accommodation: Hotel Astoria Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: The Summit of Mount Stanserhorn

Commence the day with a morning stroll along lakeside promenades or shopping for fine watches while enjoying the scenery. Explore Mount Stanserhorn on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, as an open-top cable car powered by solar panels take you up the summit. Walk along beautiful scenic pathways, keeping an eye out for marmots and other native animals, with the chance to hear a conservation talk by a Swiss ranger, to learn about local wildlife and flora. Celebrate new friends and enjoy a Celebration Dinner at the foot of Mount Stanserhorn with magnificent views over Lake Lucerne at Restaurant Seeblick. Accommodation: Hotel Astoria Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 8: Leave Lucerne for Zürich

In the morning, your adventures through Switzerland come to an end. Departure Transfer Arrive at the airport at 08:00 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). Insight Vacations 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
30 Apr 24 to 28 Jul 24
Book by
31 May 24
Experience ID
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