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Majestic Switzerland

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Tour Description:

From St. Moritz to Zermatt and onto Geneva, this once-in-a-lifetime itinerary ventures across Switzerland aboard the Glacier Express. In Lucerne, the Rosengart Museum opens for you after hours for a special, VIP Experience with sparkling wine among the masterpieces of Picasso and Renoir. Before bidding lakeside Lucerne farewell, choose between visiting the fascinating Swiss Transportation Museum or meeting local watchmaker for insights into his timepieces.

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Dates & Pricing

Sunday 11 Jun 23 — Tuesday 20 Jun 23Starting at $8,938Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 25 Jun 23 — Tuesday 04 Jul 23Starting at $9,268Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 02 Jul 23 — Tuesday 11 Jul 23Starting at $8,225Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
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Sunday 27 Aug 23 — Tuesday 05 Sep 23Starting at $8,325Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
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Destination & Sightseeing

Destination Highlights:

: Visit Liechtenstein, known for being one of Europe's smallest countries and dotted with medieval castles, traditional villages and dramatic mountains. See Vaduz Castle, home to the Prince of Liechtenstein, ruler and descendent of one the world’s oldest noble families.
St Moritz: Join a nature guide and head out for a gentle mountain hike in the glorious alpine scenery.
St Moritz: Listen to an engaging talk about the incredible local wildlife, including marmots, red deer and the golden eagle.
Glacier Express: Take your first class seat onboard this world-famous train, the most spectacular way to travel through the Swiss Alps. Marvel at unrivalled views of snow-covered peaks, alpine villages and the Rhine Gorge, known as the Grand Canyon of Switzerland.
Gornergrat: Ride Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel train to the summit of the mountain for a glimpse of some of Switzerland's highest peaks, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn. The sunny observation platform of Gornergrat gives you an incredible view across 29 mountains all year round.
Nendaz: Get to know the alphorn, an iconic part of Swiss heritage that mountain towns historically used as a means of communication. Today, it's considered a unique musical instrument and you can have fun trying to play it yourself.
Nendaz: Join a Local Expert and take a walk through the picturesque alpine village, and taste local delicacies at the water mill.
Geneva: Join your Local Expert for a walking tour around remarkably cosmopolitan Geneva. Stop for photos at the alluring outdoor Floral Clock and admire the Reformation Monument in the Parc des Bastions. Hear more on the diplomatic history of the city.
Geneva: Visit the inspiring Red Cross Museum, dedicated to the globally recognised organisation that was founded by Geneva's own Henri Dunant.
Lake Geneva: Relax on a boat cruise as you glide on the pristine waters of Lake Geneva.
Lucerne: During your orientation with your Travel Director, see the stirring Lion Monument carved from the rock, pretty Old Town Hall, Chapel Bridge -- which is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe -- and the quaint square of Weinmarkt with its Renaissance fountain.
Lucerne: Visit the Swiss Transportation Museum, an interactive and engaging exhibition displaying a wide range from luxury Monteverdi cars to alpine trains. Switzerland's natural ruggedness required a lot of effort to connect to the remote communities and the museum does a spectacular job in revealing not only the history, but glimpses into the future of transportation.
Lucerne: Switzerland is world-renowned for watchmaking, with big brands and smaller artisans crafting exquisite watches. Meet a local watchmaker to get an insight into how unique timepieces are produced.

First Class Travel Highlights:

You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
Complimentary, airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

ITINERARY

Welcome to Switzerland.
Arrive at Zürich Airport and be transferred to your prestigious downtown hotel, located just steps away from the tree-lined Bahnhofstrasse, one of Europe's most exclusive shopping streets. Join your Travelling Concierge at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner of traditional Swiss cuisine.

Vaduz and St. Moritz. Relaxed Start
Journey to Vaduz, the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Known for being one of Europe's smallest countries, Liechtenstein is dotted with medieval castles, traditional villages and dramatic mountains. On arrival, ascend the Julier Pass until you reach the sparkling Engadine Valley and the chic, jet-set resort town of St. Moritz. Dine in style at the local Restaurant Engiadina this evening.

The Roof of Europe. Relaxed Start
Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to join a nature guide and head out for a gentle mountain hike in the glorious alpine scenery. Alternatively, listen to an engaging talk about the incredible local wildlife. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps shop in the designer boutiques, or enjoy the facilities of your prestigious hotel, which boasts a selection of gourmet restaurants, a luxury spa and a tennis-and-squash centre.

All Aboard The Glacier Express.
Step on board the world-famous Glacier Express and take your first class seat for a spectacular ride through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Descend through the spiral tunnels of the Albula Pass and over the lofty Landwasser Viaduct. On the icy Oberlap Pass, you’ll ascend to a high-point of 2,033 metres, taking in picturesque landscapes of snow-capped mountains, stone-built villages, and chalet-style houses along the way. The modern panorama viewing car means you won't miss a thing. Enjoy an included lunch onboard whilst taking in the scenery. Arrive in Zermatt in the late afternoon where you'll be escorted to your hotel.

Zermatt and Gornergrat Experience. Relaxed Start
Board the cogwheel train that winds slowly up through the forests and alpine meadows of Gornergrat Mountain to reach the highest outdoor train station at 3,089 metres. As you travel past mountain lakes and ravines, keep an ear out for the soft chiming of cowbells in the background. From the summit, expect superb views of the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, among Switzerland's highest peaks. In the afternoon, spend time at leisure, perhaps enjoying a swim and spa treatment at your five-star hotel? As dusk descends, Zermatt offers a wealth of dining possibilities. This evening you’re invited to choose from a hand-picked selection of fine local restaurants and authentic menus for a Your Choice Evening.

Nendaz and The French Bank of Lake Geneva. Your Way
Journey along the Lower Rhone Valley to Nendaz. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to join a Local Expert and take a walk through the picturesque alpine village, and taste local delicacies at the water mill. Alternatively, get up-close to the famous Swiss alphorn, an iconic part of local culture originally used for communicating across mountain communities. The grandeur of Lake Geneva awaits us as we continue our journey along the Swiss Riviera; enjoying astonishing views over the French Alps and passing elegant Montreux, world-famous for its Jazz Festival. In Geneva arrive at Hotel d'Angleterre, perfectly situated on the banks of the lake, which blends British charm with the finest Swiss hospitality.Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Perhaps have afternoon tea at your hotel, or walk across the road to the waterfront for a drink with the backdrop of the Jet d'Eau.

Highlights of Geneva. Relaxed Start
Join your Local Expert for a walking tour of Geneva with stops at the Floral Clock and the Reformation Monument. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to relax on a boat cruise as you glide on the pristine waters of Lake Geneva. Alternatively, visit the inspiring Red Cross Museum, dedicated to the globally recognised organisation that was founded by Geneva's own Henri Dunant.This evening you are invited for a special dinner at La Chaumière. Nestled in the Geneva countryside this establishment celebrates cuisine in all its forms. In its bright interior, savour fine cuisine prepared using the very best ingredients, featuring traditional dishes as well as more contemporary creations.

La Gruyère and on to Lucerne.
Journey through story-book Alpine scenery en route to visit Maison Cailler in the village of Broc, where chocolate creation has been raised to a specialised art form. Travel to the lovely medieval town of Gruyères, Switzerland's cheese manufacturing mecca. For your lunch, savour the region’s most famous culinary treat with a pot of bubbling fondue and a glass of chilled white wine. Continue on to beautiful Lucerne where your Travelling Concierge will show you the stirring Lion Monument, Old Town Hall and the Chapel bridge. Tonight, a special VIP experience awaits as you visit the impressionist and modernist Rosengart Collection after hours for a private tour. Marvel at the works of Chagall, Renoir or Kandinsky to name a few, and enjoy a drinks reception surrounded by the masterpieces of Pablo Picasso.

Lovely Lucerne. Relaxed Start
Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to visit the Swiss Transportation Museum, an interactive and engaging exhibition on the development of transport throughout the years, from luxury Moneverdi cars to alpine trains. Switzerland's natural ruggedness required a lot of effort to connect to the remote communities and the museum does a spectacular job in revealing not only the history, but glimpses into the future of transportation. Alternatively, meet a local watchmaker and get insights into how they create unique timepieces. Enjoy some leisure time in the afternoon. This evening, embark on a scenic journey with a romantic cruise upon Lake Lucerne to reach Stans, followed by a cable car to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn. Here, amid true Alpine majesty, your journey comes to a close with a fabulous Celebration Dinner at a panoramic restaurant, offering expansive views over the Alps.

Farewell Lucerne.
After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Zürich Airport for your onward journey.

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