Days Swiss Leisure | 7
Days Swiss Fun | 7
Days Swiss Ski + Shopping | 7
Days Swiss Winter Hiking |
14 Days Swiss Wonderland | Tour
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Days / 9 Nights Swiss Winter
Zürich or Schaffhausen, Stein am Rhein, Heinzenberg,
Lenzerheide, Bellinzona, Ascona, Chur, St Moritz or Engadin villages,
Valchava, Appenzell, Feldkirch (Austria), Vaduz (Liechtenstein).
- lunch at a restaurant that was once an arsenal
- Christmas market (for tours in December)
- prettiest small town in Switzerland
- authentic & traditional Swiss town
- skiing (optional)
- snowboarding (optional)
- tobogganing (optional)
- snow-shoeing (optional)
- ice-skating in the open air on a natural ice field or in the woods by
a river (optional)
- horse carriage ride through villages in the picturesque countryside
passing by frozen lakes (optional)
- oldest city in Switzerland
- lunch in knights' or hunters' room at a 600-year-old castle
- 6th smallest country in the world
- Top of Switzerland to see the highest ice-packed mountains of the
Eastern Alps + glacier or layers after layers of mountains of the Swiss
- various outdoor & indoor mountain spring mineral thermal
- panorama train ride on the Bernina Express (optional).
- 'balcony of Italy' for a view of the highest and lowest points in
Switzerland plus splendid view of the southern Swiss Alps and its lake
- factory outlet shopping with 160 factory stores including designer
- queen of the north-eastern Swiss Alps for a gorgeous view of 5
and pick up at
Zürich airport / Zürich main train station / hotel in
Zürich. Proceed to a charming medieval town in the northern
part of Switzerland, also known as 'the prettiest small town in
Switzerland' situated at the River Rhine. Next, go to Zürich.
After lunch, walk along elegant Bahnhofstrasse - a shopping stretch -
and visit a very pretty chocolate-cum-confectionery shop and a very
well-known chocolate boutique-cum-café. After that, walk
through narrow lanes in the Old Town area where the largest clockface
in Europe awaits you just around the corner. Then take a walk up one of
the twin towers of the Grossmünster and have a bird's-eye view
of the city of Zürich (optional).
A scenic drive along the Lake of Zürich, Lake Walen and the
majestic Churfirsten mountain range to the Holiday Corner of
Switzerland. Welcome to the land of 150 valleys, 615 alpine lakes and
937 mountain peaks. Pass the Heidi World, THE Pinot Noir region of
Switzerland and the oldest city in Switzerland. Continue to drive
through Graubünden, the most diversified and largest but the
least densely populated canton of Switzerland, known for her widely
untouched landscapes and home to three of the four cultures of
Drive into the valley of castles & ruins before checking into
your hotel embedded at the foot of an inner alpine valley, also known
as the ‘Orchard of Graubünden'. Here, in the
geographic heart of the Alps, is the crossroads of the high and ancient
alpine passes. Complimentary welcome drink during dinner.
If you have been to Zürich, it might be replaceable with Rhine
Falls (largest waterfall in Europe) and Schaffhausen where you discover
the rare beauty and cultural diversity of this charming town with its
delightful countryside, situated along the River Rhine next to Germany.
The houses of the Old Town are richly decorated with 171 oriels and
valuable murals. Narrow streets invite the visitor to stroll and shop,
and if the weather is warm enough, the streets of the car-free town
centers are transformed into pocket-size Parisian boulevards. These
historical treasures date back to the Middle Ages.)
ski destination in
Graubünden where families go skiing. Try skiing and/or
snowboarding (optional). Toboggan on super path with panoramic views.
Then wear snowshoes and take a 45-min walk in snow amidst breath-taking
landscapes. Graubünden, the largest and most diversified
canton of Switzerland is also called "the holiday corner of
Switzerland" where many Swiss from other region like to go for their
holidays due to a wide range of activities available in panoramic and
Visit Lucerne in the heart of Switzerland. See the Chapel Bridge or
walk along the Musegg Wall to have a bird's eye view of this
picturesque city. Swiss cultural show (optional). Collect your free
souvenirs. Visit Mt Titlis if the weather permits (optional).
1) visit a lookout point known
as 'the balcony of Italy' for a splendid view of the southern Swiss
Alps including the massive Monte Rosa range where the highest mountain
in Switzerland, Dufourspitze, is, villages in the mountains and cities
or towns by the lakes below or 2) go to a very large centre with 160
factory outlet stores which includes international designer labels.
And/or try your luck at a casino with 150 slot machines in the next
- capital of the
Italian-speaking canton Ticino in the southern part of Switzerland,
designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its city walls and 3 famous
castles enclosing a picturesque vineyard. Explore the city or visit the
medieval castle(s). Experience the Saturday morning market and feel a
different ambiance. Next, visit a beautiful lakeside town situated at
the foot of the southern Swiss Alps.
a winter & summer sports resort where ex-British prime
minister, Mrs Margaret Thatcher, took her twins to learn skiing. Here,
you have various optional tours to choose from: (1) Horse carriage ride
through the villages in this picturesque countryside, passing by lakes
that freeze in winter (2) cable-car/chairlift ride up to one of the
mountains of the largest and highest canton of Switzerland,
Graubünden, for a stunning 360° panoramic
view of the south-eastern Swiss Alps or a view of 1000 summits (3)
rodel tobogganing on the world's longest toboggan run on rails at 3.1
km long. Decide your own speed!
– situated at
the crossroads of the River Rhine which is one of the longest rivers in
Europe, this capital of canton Graubünden and oldest
city of Switzerland was where traders and merchants
flocked. Interesting shops: crystal shop, household products
shop with a wide range of interesting knives, and gourmet shops
offering specialties from the region like pear bread, air dried meat,
honey, cheese, beverages etc are available here. If you are
interested in alpine nature (e.g. alpine animals, alpine forests,
alpine rocks, etc), the Nature Museum is worth a visit. Next, go across
the nearby border to Austria to the city of Feldkirch. Then hop across
another close-by border to Liechtenstein and visit the capital city of
Vaduz. A good range of cuckoo clocks is available here.
If weather permits, we do an optional tour: a panorama
train ride on the Bernina Express
which got inscribed on the UNESCO
World Heritage List on 7
July 2008 for being a
masterpiece of engineering
amidst panoramic landscapes and cultural diversity. Enjoy riding the
most famous train in the Alps on board the Rhaetian Railway panorama
coach whose north alpine route is a 145-km stretch that cuts through
Graubünden, boasting the most beautiful railway routes in the
world. During the trip over the Bernina pass, the train reaches an
altitude of 2.253 m (7.390 ft) and masters gradients of 70%. The
Bernina Express runs without cogwheels, on the highest long-distance
railway transversal in the Alps over up to more then 200-metre long and
90-metre high bridges, through winding tunnels, past raging mountain
torrents, glaciers and a rich array of alpine flowers to southerly
Valposchiavo, over the spiralling viaduct at Brusio and on to Tirano in
Note: If the weather is not suitable for train ride today, you still
have the opportunity to do it another day.
visit the eastern part of
Switzerland, St. Moritz, a renowned winter sports destination in the
Upper Engadin Valley where the wealthy go to enjoy their riches and
where the Alpine Ski World Championship 2003 as well as the Winter
Olympics 1928 & 1948 were hosted.Take a walk through the town.
Optional: a visit to one of the mountains in the eastern Swiss Alps for
a very impressive 360° view of the Alps including a close view
of the Bernina range, the highest mountain range in the Eastern Alps.
On a clear day, depending on the sun's rays, 7 or 8 layers of mountain
ranges can be seen from here! Graubünden has the most number
of mountain peaks in the Alps exceeding 3000 m, making it the highest
region in the Alps and earning it the name 'the roof of Europe'.
the easternmost village of
Switzerland to see a 1200-year-old UNESCO World Heritage church from
the Carolingian era. Then go to the German-speaking part of Italy on
the Reschen Pass to see the church tower which sticks out of a lake.
Next, enter into Switzerland again and go to the only duty-free oasis
in Switzerland. Next, take dips in various outdoor & indoor
mountain mineral spring thermal pools (optional) or take a walk in a
quaint village in the Lower Engadin Valley where people go to see
typical Engadiner sgraffito-painted houses with huge doors and sunken
in funnel-like windows.
Davos, the highest city in
Europe if the pass is open.This is where 2000 of the world's most elite
people (politicians, business leaders, celebraties etc) go to attend
the World Economic Forum (WEF) every winter. Otherwise, go over the
Julier Pass and drive back to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours.
Appenzell: visit this lovely
canton known not only for her beautiful countryside landscapes but also
for her specialties like cheese, milk, sausages, beer etc.
Tjhe town is yours to admire - typical Appenzeller houses that are
beautifully painted. (Optional: A gondola ride to the queen of the
north-eastern Swiss Alps, for a spectacular view of the Alps
in 5 countries or a breath-taking vista of a sea of clouds over the
valleys. Or visit another nice nearby mountain. All depending on
check-out. Scenic ride to Zürich airport / Zürich
main train station / hotel in Zürich. Please do NOT schedule
your flight to depart Zürich airport before 10:45 am.
1) As we would very much want our travellers to get the most out of our
tours, the sequence and/or parts of the content of the above itinerary
are subject to changes depending on weather conditions, forthcoming
special events and unforeseen circumstances.
2) Some tours are included as optional tours because travellers MUST
have the choice not to choose them in case of bad weather. In
Switzerland, views from the summit of mountains are not always
visible. Sometimes there is ZERO visibility due to low or
heavy clouds. If the optionals are included in the
tour price, then the mountain visit is a must-do even when the weather
is not suitable for a mountain visit. This would be unfair to
the unaware traveller and it would be a wasted
trip. We always check the weather one day before and
advise our travellers if the scheduled mountain
visit would be good or not. Otherwise, we either
shuffle the itinerary and do the mountain visit another day when the
weather is good (as per forecast) or advise them not to do it at all
when the next days are not suitable for mountain visits. For other
optional tours like skiing,snowboarding, snowshoeing, horse-carriage
rides, thermal pools, etc, some travellers might not want to do them
for some reason or some may have done them before.
3) It might be possible to change the above itinerary to an
all-Switzerland holiday. Please write to us at
tours @ tour168.ch.
4) If you have been to a few of the above-mentioned places but would
like to visit other not-to-be-missed places or experience some
interesting activities, we might be able to do some alteration. Do
write to to us.
to and fro Zürich airport / Zürich main train station
/ hotel in Zürich.
(Transfer to Zürich on last day not included for budget tours.
- 9 nights hotel accommodation in
countryside town and quaint villages.
- 9 Swiss buffet breakfasts. (Not
included for budget tours)
- 9 Swiss dinners. (Not included for
- 1 tour guide.
- 1 touring vehicle.
Schedule & Booking |
7 Days Swiss Leisure | 7
Days Swiss Fun |
7 Days Swiss Ski + Shopping |
Days Swiss Winter Hiking | 14
Days Swiss Wonderland
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