From horse-drawn carriages
to high speed trains

Quality not quantity

mostly off the beaten tourist paths


Guided tour
8 days, 7 nights, hotels 3* or 4* - all inc­lusi­ve!
All 4 language regions of Switzerland (D, F, I, RR) small groups, min. 6, maximum 12 participants
  • 8 days 19 different Swiss public transport systems
  • 8 days Minibus with driver/guide
  • 3 UNESCO World Culture Heritage
    • Lavaux Vinyards
    • RhB Albula / Bernina Line
    • Bellinzona 3 Castles
  • 1 Hands on Experiance
    • Chocolate
  • 3 privately guidet tours
    • Emosson Hydroelectric power system
    • Lotschberg Base tunnel system
    • Stoos surface cable car construction

2022 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2022
Start - - - - - Sun 12th - - Sun 11th - - - Start
End - - - - - Sun 19th - - Sun 18th - - - End
2 pax/double - - - - - 10'860.00 - - 10'860.00 - - -

All Costs in

CHF

1 pax/single - - - - - 6'120.00 - - 6'120.00 - - -

 Extra nights for early arrival / late departure at the same hotel incl. 24 hrs public transport: CHF 255.00 / B&B double room / double occupancy / per 2 person & night


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


Start / End in Zurich
ZRH Airport or

Railway Mainstation Zurich


Zurich, Paddle Steamer

Rochers de Naye

Vertic Alp, Emosson


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

1) Steam train / Welcome dinner
Overnight: Zurich (I) Sunday

Your tour will start at 07:15 am! Your first day on this trip will already be a long day with lots of outstanding events!  (you may arrive a day earlier and book an extra night at the same hotel) We drive to the very center of Switzerland for the "Furka-Dampfbahn" (Furka-Steamtrain), the best steam train route in the Alps!

Welcome Dinner is served on the Vessel of the ZSG, Zurichsee Schifffahrts­gesellschaft (Fleet of the Lake Zurich).
2) Swiss chocolate / Rochers-de-Naye Overnight: Montreux (II) Monday
AM: On the way to the French speaking part of Switzerland, we will be introduced to the secrets of the Swiss chocolate and Swiss cheese.
PM: The cog railroad up to the Rochers-de-Naye is cresting through a most beautiful landscape. On the top, we will enjoy the breathtaking lookout over the Lake Geneva area into the French and Swiss Alps.
3) Barrage Grande-Dixence
Overnight: Gwatt / Thun (III) Tuesday

AM: Grande Dixence, renewable energy in the heart of the alps.

The Grande Dixence dam, the world’s highest gravity dam, is part of a vast complex that includes four pumping stations and three power stations with a total output of 2,000 MW. The Grande Dixence hydroelectric power complex generates some 2 billion kWh of power per year and accounts for 20% of Switzerland’s energy storage capacity. It provides enough electricity to power the equivalent of 500,000 homes

PM: Continuing to Thun, we will travel by the car shuttle train Lotschberg.

Dinner with a typical Swiss Folk Show.

Gotthard Base Tunnel

Stoos, surface cable car

Brusio, world unique circular viaduct


4) Lotschberg base tunnel Overnight: Lucerne (IV) Wednesday
AM: Visit the base tunnel system of the Lotschberg and be int­ro­du­ced to the safety and security system of one of the world's longest railway tunnel systems. Later, we will visit the tunnel system itself - on foot.
PM: As a contrast, we will also use the world unique "Cabrio" aerial cable car up to the Stanserhorn.
5) Stoos surface cable car Overnight: Engadin (V) Thursday

AM: On the way to the Engadin, we will visit the "Verkehrshaus" in Lucerne, with the Railway Museum of Switzerland.

PM: The new Stoos surface cable car is a construction, you can not see anywhere else in the world (so far)!

6) Bernina Pass
Overnight: Engadin (V) Friday
AM: On the way to the Italian Switzerland you get to see the UNESCO World Heritage route over the Bernina Pass.
In Brusio you pass the circular viaduct with the Rhaetian Railway, this is how the difference in altitude is overcome.
PM: Excursion by horse-drawn carriage to the largely untouched Val Roseg. Dinner will be served at the Roseg Glacier Restaurant and then we will return to the starting point by horse-drawn carriage.

Landwasser Viaduct /Albula Line

Gotthard Base Tunnel

Zurich Airport


7) Helical tunnels Albula line Overnight: Zurich (I) Saturday
On the way to Zurich, we will visit the construction site of the new Albula Tunnel, travel on the RhB Albula Bernina Line with its helical tunnels and call by the RhB train museum in Bergun.

The RhB Railways system from Chur to Tirano (Italy) crossing through the Albula tunnel and over the Bernina pass, is listed as a UNESCO World Culture Heritage.

8) Gotthard summit- & base tunnel / End End of tour — travel onward or home Sunday
AM: Gotthard summit and base tunnel.
From Andermatt to Bellinzona in the southern part of Switzerland, where the Italian language is natively spoken. The return journey takes us through the longest railroad tunnel (57km) in the world.

PM: End of main program at Zurich Airport: 14:30 pm

Earliest flight departures for:
- Europe - scheduled time of departure - 17:00 pm
- Intercontinental - scheduled time of departure - 18:00 pm

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

Gruyer, Cheese

Stanserhorn, Cabrio Cable Car

Cailler, Chocolate