12 Day Quintessential Swiss – Cheese, Chocolates & Watches

12/28/2018 through 12/17/2019
12/14/2018 through 12/31/2019
Kensington Tours

12 Day Quintessential Swiss – Cheese, Chocolates & Watches

An enchanting land of towering peaks, pristine lakes, cosmopolitan cities, and alpine towns that still bear a hint of the Middle Ages, Switzerland is Europe’s most lavish playground. This tour combines the urban delights of Zürich and Lucerne with plenty of time in the mountains, all linked by scenic rail connections across Switzerland’s gorgeous fairytale landscape.

We begin in Zürich, the stylish center of Switzerland’s financial empire. A private guide will lead you on a walking tour of the city’s must-sees, including the bustling banking district, the boutique-lined Bahnhofstrasse, the famed Fraumünster (home to Chagall’s famous stained-glass windows), and the gorgeous lakefront.

A first-class rail ticket connects you with your next stop: quintessentially Swiss Lucerne. After a half-day guided tour of this charming storybook city – beloved for its covered bridges, cobblestone streets, and medieval accents – you’ll take a leisurely private cruise around Lake Lucerne and ride the world’s steepest cogwheel train up the face of Mount Pilatus (rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Pontius Pilate) to take in the view.

Nestled between the Thun and Brienz lakes in the shadow of the Jungfrau massif lies your next stop: impossibly picturesque Interlaken. Here, you’ll be treated to a private horse-drawn carriage ride before embarking on a self-guided tour to the high-altitude heart of the Bernese Alps from Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald, a haven for mountaineers.

Final stop before returning to Zürich: magical Zermatt. From this small village at the base of the mighty Matterhorn, you’ll take a self-guided excursion to take in the view from the summit of Gornergrat before ascending to the top of the Matterhorn itself for breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps’ 38 majestic peaks and as many as 14 immense glaciers.

Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard.

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Day 1 Zürich To Welcome
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Day 2 Zürich To Lucerne
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Day 3 Lucerne
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Day 4 Lucerne To Interlaken
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Day 5 Interlaken
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Day 6 Interlaken To Zermatt
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Day 7 Zermatt
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Day 8 Zermatt To Lausanne
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Day 9 Lausanne
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Day 10 Lausanne
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Day 11 Lausanne To Geneva
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Day 12 Geneva
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