9-Day Itinerary: Geneva to Zurich
with FREE Airport Lounge Pass in Geneva or Zurich

Day 1 Geneva

In cosmopolitan Geneva, take our 2-hour city tour for a thorough overview, including a panoramic drive, view of the United Nations buildings and international organizations, and a ride on the mini-train.

Overnight in Geneva

Day 2 Geneva – Montreux

Drive to the youthful city of Lausanne, built on three hills. (drive distance: 45 min) Lausanne offers a multitude of museums, monuments and buildings. Our city tour shows you the port of Ouchy, with its lovely parks and lakeshore promenades and the city center, where shops, restaurants and cozy bistros lead up to the Cathedral. The surrounding ‘Cité’ testifies to the city’s rich history. (tour duration: 1 hr) Continue on to Montreux. (drive distance: 30 min) Time permitting, visit nearby Chateau de Chillon, and wander its fairytale-like grounds (re-opens in 2015 after renovation).

Overnight in Montreaux

Day 3 Montreaux – Interlaken

Schedule a visit to Gruyeres (drive distance: 35 min), a picture-perfect medieval town on a hill, boasting a castle and three unique museums. Be sure to shop for some locally made chocolate or cheese, both of which give renown to Gruyeres. En route to Interlaken, perhaps visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lavaux Vineyards. Arrive Interlaken (drive distance: 1.5 hrs).

Overnight in Interlaken

Day 4 Interlaken

Take our guided excursion to Jungfraujoch, “Top of Europe,” for an unforgettable experience. Jungfraujoch is a UNESCO World Heritage site boasting Europe's highest train station and other attractions. At the top, immerse yourself in the fascinating high-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock. Experience the “Alpine Sensation,” marking the 100th anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway. Take in breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, neighboring countries and the Aletsch Glacier (tour duration: 6.45 hrs).

Overnight in Interlaken

Day 5 Interlaken – Lucerne

Depart early to visit the old town in Berne en route to Lucerne (drive distance: 1 hr). Arrive in Lucerne in time to take our exciting excursion to Mt. Pilatus. It starts with a brief ride to Kriens. From there, board the gondola and aerial cableway, and travel upward to the top of Mt. Pilatus. Take in panoramic views from the mystical setting at the peak (tour duration: 5.20 hrs).

Overnight in Lucerne

Day 6 Lucerne

Today, enjoy another alpine adventure on our tour to spectacular Mt. Titlis. From the revolving cable car ROTAIR, take in the beauty of the glacier’s deep crevasses and gigantic ice boulders. At the top of Mt. Titlis (at 10,000 ft.), a dramatic panorama awaits. Visit the cool Ice Grotto, or take a ride on the chairlift IceFlyer, which brings you close to the crevasses. There's also the FunLift and Cliff Walk, Europe's highest suspension bridge. After all this dizzying adventure, spend some time exploring the town of Lucerne too, where colorful houses and covered bridges will charm even the most jaded traveler (tour duration: 5.5 hrs).

Overnight in Lucerne

Day 7 Lucerne – Zurich

Continue on to Zurich. (drive distance: 45 min) See the sights here on our Circle Tour, aboard the unique ‘Classic Trolley,’ as you listen to commentary on headset. (tour duration: 2 hrs) Following the city tour, board a modern lake cruise ship for a scenic 1.5 hour cruise on Lake Zurich, passing stately villas, picturesque villages perched on vineyard-clad hills, and local swimming areas. Spend the rest of the day exploring this trend-setting city. Zurich is a center of the arts, and teems with cool places for dining and shopping.

Overnight in Zurich

Day 8 Zurich

Enjoy more of dynamic Zurich, and take our half-day tour (morning or afternoon) to the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall, known for its impressive 150-meter width. The view from the bank of the Rhine is exquisite, with turreted Schloss Laufen on a cliff-top above the falls. Our tour also takes you to northern Switzerland to see Schaffhausen and the famed Munot Fortress, dating from the 16th century (tour duration: 3 hr, 15 min).

Overnight in Zurich

Day 9 Depart Zurich or extend your stay

Stay in Zurich an extra day or two, or perhaps visit Zermatt. See the iconic Matterhorn, said to be the world's most photographed mountain.

 

BOOK IT: 9 Days / 8 Nights Geneva to Zurich - from $1622

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GENEVA: Rotary MGallery 4*, Tiffany 4*, Warwick 4*, Beau Rivage 5*, Le Richemond 5*

MONTREUX: Eden Palace Au Lac 4*, Suisse Majestic 4*, Fairmont Palace 5*

INTERLAKEN: Royal St. Georges Interlaken 4*, Lindner Grand Beau Rivage 5*, Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel 5*

LUCERNE: Waldstaetterhof 3*, Des Balances 4*, Renaissance Lucerne Hotel 4*, The Hotel 5*

ZURICH: Bristol 3*, Continental MGallery 4*, Ambassador a L’Opera 4*, Baur au Lac 5*, Marriott 5*

We also offer stays in Berne, Bulle, Grindelwald, Martigny, Rapperswil, Spiez, Zermatt, Zug,
and other cities in Switzerland.

 

All prices are per person in USD. Hotel prices are per night, per person, based on double occupancy at the lowest price available at the specific hotels listed above for stays from June 1 – September 30, 2015, including all taxes and service charges. Terms and conditions apply to hotel bookings, and may vary by hotel, as posted on our website at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change. These itineraries are designed to be experienced via either car or rail (cost is additional). Grand total itinerary price does not include transportation between cities.