Explore Switzerland

Quality not quantity

mostly off the beaten tourist paths


Guided tour
9 days, 8 nights, hotels partly 3* or 4* - all inc­lusi­ve!
All 4 language regions of Switzerland (D, F, I, RR) small groups, maximum 12 guests, min. 6 participants
  • 3 days with public transport
  • 6 days chauffeur driven minibus
  • 4 UNESCO World Culture Heritage
    • Castles Bellinzona
    • Library St. Gall
    • Albula Bernina Railways
    • Old Town of Berne
  • 2 Hands on experience
    • Chocolate
    • Cheese
  • 5 privately guided tours
    • Zurich city sightseeing
    • Bellinzona 1 of 3 castels (UNESCO)
    • St. Gall library (UNESCO)
    • Gruyere castel
    • Berne city sightseeing (UNESCO)


All tours offerd by the Switzerland Travel Shop are conducted by Travelwell, our Destination Management Company, founded in 1974.


2022 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2022
Start - Sat 19th Sat 19th Sat 2nd Sat 21st Sat 25th Sat 23rd Sat 27th Sat 24th Sat 22nd Sat 19th - Start
End - Sun 27th Sun 27th Sun 10th Sun 29th Sun 3rd Sun 31st Sun 4th Sun 2nd Sun 30th Sun 27th - End
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Costs - 9999.99 9999.99 9999.99 9999.99 9999.99 9999.99 9999.99 9999.99 9999.99 9999.99 - p/p in double
CHF - 8888.88 8888.88 8888.88 8888.88 8888.88 8888.88 8888.88 8888.88 8888.88 8888.88 - single

 Extra nights for early arrivel / late departure at the same hotel incl. 24 hrs public transport: CHF xxx.xx / B&B double roome / double occupancy


Start / End in Zurich
ZRH Airport or

Central Railways Station



Lake Zurich

Gotthard Base Tunnel

Bellinzona


Extra nights: For early arrivel - before start of trip - you may book additional overnights at the same hotel - including public transport in the Zurich area - through Travelwell

1) Welcome to Switzerland Overnight: Zurich (I) Saturday
City sightseeing in down town Zürich - privately guided - Welcome Dinner Cruise on the Lake Zurich
2) Italian part of Switzerland  Overnight: Zurich (I) Sunday
We travel by train through the longest railroad tunnel in the world 
(57 km / 35.5 miles long), the Gotthard Base Tunnel.
 In Bellinzona a local guide will explain / show us the site of the three castles, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site on this trip.
 Back to the northern side of the alps we will travel with the "Treno Gotthardo" via the old, very beautiful route, through the Gotthard Summit Tunnel, directly to Zurich.
3) Eastern part of Switzerland
 Overnight: Zurich (I) Monday

The first real mountain peak on this trip, is the mount "Hoher Kasten". Lunch is served at the revolving restaurant with views of 4 of the 5 countries surrounding Switzerland 
(FL, AT, DE, FR, IT)! St. Gall, with the old library, a UNESCO World Culture Heritage is awaiting the group in the afternoon. A local, very experienced guide will introduce us to exciting history: of the town itself, the monastery, the library.

Hoher Kasten

Library St. Gall

Wiesner Viaduct


4) Transfer to St. Moritz, Engadin

Overnight: Engadin (II)

Tuesday
On the way to the Engadin we have the opportunity to make a beautiful, easy mountain hike in the Landwasser valley. In Davos Wiesen Station - in the middle of the hike - lunch awaits us. In the afternoon, we will have the possibility to visit the museum of the Albula - Bernina line - the 3rd UNESCO world cultural heritage.

5) The second day in Engadin


Overnight: Engadin (II)

Wednesday

The horse-drawn omnibus takes us to the Roseg valley, where we can survey the glacier. 
Who would like - and is sporty 
(enough) - can also take the bike as an alternative - or even walk one or both ways. After lunch, we will climb further up, we take the funicular up to the Muottas Muragl. There is probably no better view of the Upper Engadin.

6) Transfer to the Bernese Oberland


Overnight: Gwatt, Thun (III)

Thursday
Depending on the season and snow / road conditions, we drive this transfer over the Oberalp Pass or through Central Switzerland. In order not to sit all day in the minibus, we will visit a museum around noon 
(Sargans or Grimsel).

Landwasser Viaduct / Albula Line

Horse carriage, Val Roseg

Oberalp pass - source of the Rhine


7) Hands On Experience # 1

Overnight: Gwatt, Thun (III)

Friday
Today's program includes a trip to french-speaking Switzerland and the history of chocolate. For the chocolate is a "Hands On Experience" on the schedule. The picturesque town of Gruyere and the venerable castle will round out the day. There is a special surprise for dinner.

8) Hands On Experience # 2

Overnight: Zurich (I)

Saturday

On the way back to Zurich, we will stop in Berne, our last UNESCO World Heritage on this tour. A local guide will show you around the town, and, as a special event, you will be able to visit the world Famous Clock Tower - not only from outside - but also see the inside with its medieval clockwork!
After Lunch, you will inroduced to the secrets of cheese making.

9) Rhinefalls

End of tour — travel onward or home

Sunday

With those guests who leave not before 15:00 pm from Zurich, we will visit the Rhinefalls, the largest waterfall in Europe, in the morning.


Extra nights: For late departures - after end of trip - you may book additional overnights at the same hotel - including public transport in the Zurich area - through Travelwell

Hands On Experience

Berne, Old Town

Rhinefalls