Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.
Coach: London – Black Forest – Rhine Falls – Interlaken – Mount Titlis – Zurich – Luxembourg – London
DAY 1: London – Dover – Ferry – Calais – Overnight drive
This evening, at the check-in point, you will meet your Tour Manager and join the coach for a leisurely drive from London to Dover port, to board the ferry for the short channel crossing to Calais. Upon arrival, continue on your overnight journey through France and Germany.
DAY 2: Germany: Black Forest – Switzerland: Rhine Falls
Early morning, we enter the enchanting Black Forest region, where you will marvel at the timeless serenity and unparalleled scenery around you. Our first stop is at a Cuckoo Clock outlet where you have time to shop for cuckoo clocks and other souvenirs.
Later we pass through small idyllic villages before crossing the Swiss border. We proceed to Schaffhausen, to visit the majestic Rhine Falls. Continuing our drive, we reach our hotel and check in for a two-night stay. (Dinner)
DAY 3: Switzerland: Interlaken – additional excursion: Trummelbach Falls & Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe
This morning, we first drive to the town of Interlaken, the scene of many “Bollywood” films, where you have some time to browse through the shops. Here you can join the additional excursion:
Trummelbach Falls & Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. From Interlaken a short drive brings us to Lauterbrunnen, where we visit the Trummelbach Falls, the only accessible, mountain-interior glacier waterfalls in Europe.
Later board the train for the scenic journey to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, the highest railway station in Europe at 3,454 metres (weather permitting). Visit the Ice Palace with ice sculptures or enjoy the panoramic views from the Sphinx Terrace. Early evening we begin our descent. Passengers who do not join the additional excursion will have free time in Interlaken. Late evening we return to our hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)
DAY 4: Switzerland: Mount Titlis – Zurich – Overnight stop (France)
Driving through the Swiss alpine region and the winding mountain roads to the valley of Engelberg, we start our ascent to board the world’s first revolving cable car, reaching the peak of 10,000 feet and the highest viewpoint in central Switzerland – Mount Titlis (weather permitting). Visit the Glacier Grotto or enjoy a breathtaking panorama from the sun terrace.
Early afternoon, we begin our descent, passing the glaciers and thawing ice, which create majestic waterfalls. Later we visit the financial capital of Switzerland, Zurich for a panoramic city tour: see two of the major churches in the city – the Grossmünster and the Fraumünster, Bahnhofstrasse – the business and financial centre, and Lake Zurich. Continuing our drive, we reach our overnight stop and check into our hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)
DAY 5: Overnight stop (France) – Luxembourg – Calais – Ferry – Dover – London
This morning, we check out of our hotel and depart for the world’s only remaining sovereign Grand Duchy, Luxembourg. Here you have some free time to explore the centre of the capital city, Luxembourg.
Early afternoon we depart and journey north for Calais to board the ferry for the return channel crossing. On arrival at Dover port, we proceed to London, where the tour ends, and it’s time to say farewell to all the friends you have made on tour. (Breakfast)
Price: from £549