ZURICH 43ºF - 46ºF
Welcome to Europe!!! Upon arriving at the airport we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. You can enjoy free time until your tour starts. Please, check the informative posters placed at the hotel reception area which have all the information about your upcoming services such as meeting place, time and the guide’s name.
ZURICH 43ºF - 46ºF - BERNE 43ºF - 46ºF - FRIBOURG 41ºF - 48ºF - NYON 46ºF - 52ºF - YVOIRE 46ºF - 52ºF - GENEVA 46ºF - 48ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Bern. Boat across lake Geneva. Dinner included.We will set off to the capital of the country, BERN, one of the most beautiful historic cities in Switzerland. We will go to the Garden of Roses whose viewpoint offers unrivaled views of the city. Free time to explore and to have lunch. In the afternoon we will get back on the road and head to the French-speaking region of Switzerland, stopping in FREIBURG, a beautiful bilingual city. Next, we will travel towards Lake Geneva (most commonly known in France as Lac Léman) and stop in NYON, a little Roman city. From there, we will travel to France by boat. We will arrive in YVOIRE, a beautiful medieval village with fortified gates, a castle, flowery streets and beautiful views over the lake. GENEVA – Arrival at the end of the day. Accommodation (usually our hotel is located in the French area of the town).
GENEVA 46ºF - 48ºF - CHILLON CASTLE - GRUYERES 39ºF - 46ºF - LEYSIN 36ºF - 41ºF
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Geneva, Vineyards Landscapes. Visit to Cailler chocolate factory. Entrance to Chillon Castle,After breakfast, we include a panoramic city tour with a local guide in Geneva, a city by Lake Leman that houses the European headquarters of the International Labor Organization, the Red Cross and numerous other international entities. After this, we will continue to the picturesque walled village of GRUYERE, known worldwide for its cheese. Free time to stroll and have lunch. Nearby this area are located several of the main chocolate factories in Switzerland (NESTLE amongst them), and we visit the Cailler chocolate factory, with a tasting included!After this we go on to CHILLON CASTLE, built in the waters of the lake. Entrance included to this fantastic mediaeval castle. We will continue travelling through smaller roads amidst bucolic mountain landscapes and very picturesque wooden villages.- Arrival in LEYSIN, a beautiful little holiday village with spectacular views of the Rhône plain and Mont Blanc, known for its winter sports resort or its hiking possibilities. Dinner included.
LEYSIN 36ºF - 41ºF - INTERLAKEN 45ºF - 50ºF - MEIRINGEN 39ºF - 45ºF - CHIASSO 37ºF - 46ºF
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Mountain scenery, cable car in Glacier 3000 and walk along a path in the Alps. Entrance to Aareschlucht gorge. Today´s stage has beautiful high mountain scenery. Don´t forget your winter clothes, we climb to one of the most spectacular spots in Switzerland where you can see ice and snow all year round. We include the cable car ride up to GLACIER 3000 where you can walk on the suspended bridge in the gap between two mountain peaks, enter the Ice Cathedral or "play" in the Fun Park. Stop in INTERLAKEN and time for lunch. Afterwards we travel to MEIRINGEN where we include the entrance to the AARESLUCHT GORGES. Later we arrive in Italian-speaking Switzerland. Overnight stay in CHIASSO, a Swiss town on the border with Italy. Note: Occasionally, due to weather conditions such as rain or strong winds, the cable car to Glacier 3000 may not operate.
CHIASSO 37ºF - 46ºF - LUGANO 37ºF - 48ºF - BURGLEN 41ºF - 45ºF - LUCERNE 45ºF - 46ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Beautiful landscapes with mountains and lakes. Visit of Lugano and Lucerne. Visit the village that was made famous through William Tell. We will visit LUGANO the cosmopolitan capital of the Italian Switzerland with its beautiful lake. Time to stroll. We continue on the highway, we crossed St. Gotthard Pass. We stop in BURGLEN, the tiny village where William Tell was born, we shall see the chapel of the XVI century with paintings illustrating his life. If you want, you can also visit the museum of William Tell. In the neighboring city of ALTDORF we can also find traces of his history. Continue to LUCERNE, free time to explore this beautiful city by the lake that bears its name.
LUCERNE 45ºF - 46ºF - EINSIEDELN 37ºF - 39ºF - VADUZ 39ºF - 46ºF - FELDKIRCH 36ºF - 45ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Baroque Abbey. Heidi’s Village. Journey through beautiful landscapes. We leave Lucerne driving along the Four Cantons Lake towards EINSIEDELN, its immense baroque abbey is the most important pilgrimage center in Switzerland. After that we continue towards the East of Switzerland. MAIENFELD is the village which inspired Heidi’s story. A walk in its historic center after which we will be visiting Heidi’s House (ticket not included. Entry to the facility is free), a picturesque place with beautiful landscapes that we will reach through a pedestrian path. Then we enter into the independent country of Liechtenstein, and its capital city VADUZ with its impressive castle. Time to stroll and have lunch. Subsequently, we go to the neighbor city of FELDKIRCH, in Austria, located next to the borders of Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Germany: charming walled city with a genuine historic city center and a castle. Free time.
FELDKIRCH 36ºF - 45ºF - ST. GALLEN 37ºF - 43ºF - CONSTANCE 39ºF - 46ºF - STEIN AM RHEIN 43ºF - 46ºF - RHINE FALLS 54ºF - 54ºF - ZURICH 43ºF - 46ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Constanza Lake. Botanic Gardens. Rhein Waterfalls. Fantastic scenery. We start our day heading to ST. GALLEN, whose center is part of the World Heritage List by UNESCO with a wonderful cathedral and its historic center. Afterwards we will continue by Constance Lake, between Germany and Switzerland. We will have time for a walk at Constance’s center before visiting MAINAU Island (access by pedestrian bridge) with its stunning botanic garden (entry included). Then, again in Switzerland, we will take a stroll in STEIN AM RHEIN, a typical village on the Rhine River with precious houses with painted walls. We will also visit Rhine Waterfalls (entry included), the waterfalls with the most abundant flow in Europe. Arrival in ZURICH at the end of the day. End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night.
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