Grand Tour of Switzerland

Discover the wonders of this extraordinary country: unspoiled scenery, majestic peaks, sparkling lakes, and cities with cosmopolitan flair.

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Discover the wonders of this extraordinary country: unspoiled scenery, majestic peaks, sparkling lakes, and cities with cosmopolitan flair. Begin with an overnight in Zurich, then travel through the hilly landscapes to Appenzell with a stop in the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. Enjoy pastoral ‘Heidiland’ on your way to the glamorous St. Moritz resort. Marvel at the breathtaking views on the included Bernina Express alpine train that whisks you to Tirano, Italy. Rejoin your motorcoach to arrive on the shores of splendid Lake Lugano, then to Italy’s Lake Maggiore and crossing Simplon Pass to re-enter Switzerland. Overnight in Tasch and enjoy free time in car-free Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Journey on to Lake Geneva, then to Gruyere to visit a local cheese factory, to the charming Swiss capital of Berne, and to Lake Lucerne, surrounded by snowcapped Alps. Your adventure concludes with a final overnight in vibrant Zurich.

HOTELS
ZURICH Novotel City West (F)
ST. MORITZ Hotel Baren (ST)
LUGANO Admiral (ST)
ZERMATT Tschugge (F)
LAKE GENEVA Novotel Bussigny (F)
LUCERNE AREA Luzernerhof (ST)

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Tour Operator Cosmos
Offer Offer valid through 3/31/2015
Duration 10 Days
Escorted Escorted – Yes
Itinerary
Day Destination Description
Day 1 Zurich Check into your hotel in Zurich. The rest of the day is free for exploring this exciting city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)
Day 2 St. Moritz A sensational drive today takes you through some of Switzerland’s most renowned cantons. By way of the market town of Herisau, stop in Appenzell to see the Old Town with its 16th-century Town Hall. Continue east to the minute Principality of Liechtenstein for a visit of its tiny capital, Vaduz. Pass through scenic ‘Heidiland’ and into the Rhine Valley before starting the ascent up mighty Julier Pass. Soon you’ll be in the heart of Switzerland’s largest canton, the Grisons, where you’ll marvel at some of the world’s best Alpine views. Spend the next two nights in glamorous St. Moritz, host of two Olympic Winter Games (1928 and 1948) and the premier winter retreat of European royalty, celebrities, and the international jet set for more than a century. (B)
Day 3 St. Moritz Enjoy a whole day to explore this scenic Engadine valley resort. Renowned for its stunning forest, lake, and mountain setting and an average of 322 days of sunshine per year, St. Moritz is comprised of two villages separated by a mile of lake shore-St. Moritz Dorf and St. Moritz Bad. Extending up the slope from the lake, terraced Dorf is a tapestry of grand hotels, upscale boutiques, and traditional Engadine architecture, characterized by arched wooden doors, small deep-set windows, and artistically etched facades. Meanwhile, neighboring Bad is known for its ice rink, mineral and mud baths, and energetic nightlife. (B,D)
Day 4 Lugano One of Europe’s most spectacular train rides begins today in St. Moritz, whisking you across lofty Bernina Pass via the Swiss Poschiavo area to Tirano in the Italian Valtellina. Here, rejoin your motorcoach and journey to the shores of sparkling Lake Lugano. (B)
Day 5 Zermatt This morning, discover the highlights of charming, subtropical Lugano before traveling to Lake Maggiore, Italy’s second-largest lake. Consider joining the optional visit to the garden island of Isola Bella with its splendid 17th-century palazzo (palace). Return to Switzerland via picturesque Simplon Pass and hop aboard the TRAIN in Tasch for the only connection to car-free Zermatt, a resort surrounded by Switzerland’s highest mountains-including the celebrated Matterhorn. (B,D)
Day 6 Lake Geneva Time this morning to stroll through town and maybe take a break to sample the local fare, like raclette, fondue, or hand-made chocolate, or to shop for an authentic Swiss watch or Swiss Army Knife. Later, take the train back to Tasch, where you will rejoin the coach and continue your journey through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhone Valley to crescent-shaped Lake Geneva, one of Europe’s largest lakes. (B)
Day 7 Lake Geneva Spend either a whole day at leisure exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Lavaux terraced vineyard; relax at the hotel; or join an optional excursion to charming Geneva, with its cobblestoned Old Town and the Palais des Nations, European headquarters of the United Nations. (B,D)
Day 8 Lucerne Area Travel northeast today, stopping in picturesque Gruyere to visit a local CHEESE FACTORY. Then, on to Berne, Switzerland’s charming 12th-century capital. The Old Town is a showcase of medieval architecture, arcaded shops, artistic fountains, and the landmark Zytglogge (clock tower), an ornate animated astronomical clock built in 1530. Travel on, skirting the shores of Lake Thun, and arrive in the renowned resort of Interlaken for a visit before crossing Brunig Pass to Lucerne. Tonight, why not join an optional folklore evening, complete with yodeling and alphorn blowing? (B)
Day 9 Zurich Today, discover the wonders of Lucerne, a city straight out of a storybook. Situated on Lake Lucerne in the shadows of the snowcapped Alps, your visit takes in the highlights, including cobblestone streets lined with frescoed homes, the world-famous CHAPEL BRIDGE, and the poignant LION MONUMENT. Perhaps choose from a wonderful selection of optional activities-the most popular is an excursion to Stanserhorn mountain. In the late afternoon, an easy drive returns you to Zurich for a final overnight. (B)
Day 10 Zurich Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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Date Description Price From Quote
April 04, 2015 Land Only Price $2,199.00 (USD) Quote
April 18, 2015 Land Only Price $2,059.00 (USD) Quote
April 25, 2015 Land Only Price $2,059.00 (USD) Quote
May 02, 2015 Land Only Price $2,099.00 (USD) Quote
May 16, 2015 Land Only Price $2,099.00 (USD) Quote
May 23, 2015 Land Only Price $2,099.00 (USD) Quote
May 30, 2015 Land Only Price $2,099.00 (USD) Quote
June 06, 2015 Land Only Price $2,099.00 (USD) Quote
June 20, 2015 Land Only Price $2,099.00 (USD) Quote
June 27, 2015 Land Only Price $2,099.00 (USD) Quote
July 04, 2015 Land Only Price $2,059.00 (USD) Quote
July 18, 2015 Land Only Price $2,059.00 (USD) Quote
July 25, 2015 Land Only Price $2,059.00 (USD) Quote
August 08, 2015 Land Only Price $2,059.00 (USD) Quote
August 15, 2015 Land Only Price $2,059.00 (USD) Quote
August 29, 2015 Land Only Price $2,099.00 (USD) Quote
September 05, 2015 Land Only Price $2,099.00 (USD) Quote
September 12, 2015 Land Only Price $2,099.00 (USD) Quote
September 19, 2015 Land Only Price $2,059.00 (USD) Quote
September 26, 2015 Land Only Price $2,059.00 (USD) Quote
October 03, 2015 Land Only Price $1,999.00 (USD) Quote
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$350

No triple room reduction.Travel Terms & Conditions
The purchase of any travel services offered by Cosmos, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you and Cosmos, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.

Important Notes

  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $250 per person per vacation is required for Cosmos to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • Charges not included in the land vacation price: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; applicable cruise taxes, fees, fares and port charges; passports; visas and vaccinations; transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships’ crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); additional excursions and activities not listed as ‘included’ in the itinerary; porterage at airports or train stations; Travel Protection premiums; and all other items of a personal nature.

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