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Duration: Sep 21 2016 - Oct 02 2016
Location: Switzerland
Price: $5,990 per person double occupancy; Single Supp. $990
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DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF SWITZERLAND FROM LUCERNE TO LUGANO

Experience the beauty and wonder of Switzerland – from Lucerne, a well-preserved medieval Old Town with a magnificent lakefront; to the most majestic mountain peaks in Europe, including The Matterhorn; to the Swiss wine country and to Lugano with cobblestone streets meandering to the lake’s edge.  Switzerland is a delight to the eyes from beginning to the end.

LIMITED TO JUST 20 TRAVELERS

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

All Internal Transportation

All Deluxe Accommodations

Private Motor Coach

Full American Breakfast Daily

8 Lunches 3 Dinners

All Sightseeing Tours

All Porterage

EXPERIENCE WITH US

Mt. Pilates

Schynige Platte

Jungfraujoch Mountain

Mt. Schilthorn

Wine Tasting

Dinner cruise on Lake Geneva

Chateau de Chillon

Tour a Cheese Factory

The Matterhorn

Castelgrande

Cruise Lake Lugano

 

TOUR ITINERARY

 

Lake LucerneWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 – LUCERNE

In the evening get acquainted with fellow travelers at a  welcome dinner.  – Ameron Hotel Flora (D)

Mt. PilatusTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – LUCERNE

Today we ascend to Mt. Pilates via the world’s steepest cogwheel railway winding up through lush meadows past sparkling mountain streams. There you will enjoy panorama views over the Alps and the sprawling Lake Lucerne.  After lunch descend the mountain via a cogwheel train.  From there take a ferry back to Lucerne. (BL)

Schynige Platte Alpine GardenFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 – GRINDELWALD

This morning enjoy a city tour of Lucerne, taking in the Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument.  From there take another cogwheel train dating from 1893 to Schynige Platte for a splendid overview of the region and visit the Alpine Botanical Garden, where more than 600 varieties of mountain flowers grow.  After lunch drive to the scenic town of Grindelwald.  – Eiger Selfness Hotel (BL)

 jungfrau-railway-jakub-polomski-fbSATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 – GRINDELWALD

Today is a once in a lifetime opportunity, a train ride to the highest railway station in Europe, to see the majestic views of the Eiger north wall and surrounding glacier world.  (BL)

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – GRINDELWALD

Another awe inspiring day awaits.  Journey to Mt. Schilthorn with its jaw dropping views.  Lunch at the Piz Gloria a flying saucer-like lair used in the James Bond movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. (BL)

Wine CountryMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – LAUSANNE

On our journey to Lausanne tour Berne.  Few capital cities are as charming and compact. Tour Lausanne with a visit to the Cathedral of Our Lady, Switzerland’s largest and finest church.  After touring the city, experience some of Switzerland’s finest wines at a wine tasting.  Later in the evening relax on a dinner cruise on Lake Geneva.  – Movenpick (BD)

Chateaude ChillonTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 – LAUSANNE

This morning drive to Montreux, the pearl of the Swiss Riviera and tour the Chateau de Chillon, the awe-inspiringly picturesque 12th century castle.  After lunch venture to Gruyeres for a tour of the famous cheese factory.  (BL)

1_zermatt_night_2012-1WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 – ZERMATT

Drive to the town of Taesch from there, take a train to the car-free town of Zermatt, the home of the Matterhorn.  After lunch enjoy some free time to take in the sights & sounds of the city. – Astoria Hotel (BL)

 

Switzerland. get natural. Mountains. The Gornergrat cog-wheel railway ascends from Zermatt (1616 m) to the Gornergrat (3090 m), offering unique views of the Matterhorn and other peaks. Schweiz. ganz natuerlich. Berge. Die Gornergrat Bahn fuehrt von Zermatt (1616 m) auf den Gornergrat (3090 m), mit einzigartiger Panoramasicht nicht nur auf das Matterhorn (4478 m). Suisse. tout naturellement. Montagnes. Le train du Gornergrat relie Zermatt (1616 m) au Gornergrat (3090 m), d'ou l'on jouit d'un panorama unique sur le Cervin (4478 m). Copyright by Gornergrat Bahn Byline: swiss-image.ch/Toni Mohr  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 – ZERMATT

Another spectacular day with a train trip to Gornergrat to gain a broader perspective of the Matterhorn.  Lunch is at the top of the world.  Afternoon at leisure. (BL)

 

Castelgrande_BellinzonaFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 – LUGANO

Today take a scenic drive to Bellinzona for a tour of the classic Lombard town with graceful architecture, and red cobblestones streets and Castelgrande, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  After lunch continue the drive to Lugano, a graceful, sophisticated resort.  – Grand Eden Hotel (BL)

inspirational-lugano-ticino-cruiseSATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 – LUGANO

Spend the last day of the tour cruising beautiful Lake Lugano and relaxing in the afternoon.  Tonight share fond memories at a farewell dinner. (BD)

LuganoSUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 – MILAN

Depart for home with a transfer to the Milan airport. (B)