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14 Days / 13 Nights West Switzerland

This, like all our other authentic itineraries, is a cleverly planned itinerary taking into consideration the dynamic weather conditions so that the sceneries can be optimised thus maximising the benefits to our travellers. The first itinerary of its kind to apply the smart concept of travelling, it is second to none.


  • Discover:
    Lucerne, Interlaken, Zermatt, Leukerbad, Martigney, Geneva, Yvoire (France), Le Locle, La Chaux de Fonds, Gruyères, Broc, Gstaad, Bern, Murten.
  • Attractions:
    - Prettiest city in Switzerland
    - A town situated between two lakes
    - Glacial village situated at the foot of the highest range of mountains on Swiss ground
    - Car-free town of Zermatt
    - Best View of the Matterhorn
    - The BEST wooden houses in Switzerland
    - Largest underground lake in Europe
    - The BEST glacier cave in Switzerland and world's largest ice pavilion
    - St Bernard Dogs
    - World Health Organisation, Red Cross, United Nations
    - Very charming medieval French town
    - Chocolate Factory
    - Cheese Factory
    - Watch Factory
    - Resort where many celebraties have their second homes
    - Capital of Switzerland
    - Einstein House
Day 1

Arrival and pick up at Zürich airport / Zürich main train station / Hotel in Zürich.

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). Visit the Picasso Museum and/or The Rosengart Museum where paintings of the great masters of Europe are displayed. If you are a watch lover or collector, this city is your paradise. Collect your free souvenir gifts (guide will provide coupon).

And / OR Visit Mt Titlis if the weather permits (optional).
Day 2

We visit the town of Interlaken, situated between two lakes. Free time to walk in the town. Collect your free souvenir gift (guide will provide coupon).

Optional: a visit to Mount Gloria where the James Bond movie On Her Majesty Secret Service was filmed in 1969. From here, you have the BEST VIEW of the Jungfrau group of mountains, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, plus a 360° view of the Swiss Alps in the Bernese Highlands .

After the mountain visit, we visit a LIVE open air museum at Ballenberg.
Day 3

We have a choice of the following optional tours:

1) Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe (full day excursion)

In the morning, take a panorama train ride (2 hrs 30 min) up to Jungfraujoch where the highest railway station in Europe is and hence the name Top of Europe.

2) Trümmelbach Falls

These are a series of ten glacier-waterfalls inside the mountain made accessible by tunnel-lift and illuminated. The Trümmelbach alone drains the mighty glacier defiles of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. They belong to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and are listed in the Federal Inventory of Landscapes and Natural Monuments of National Importance of Switzerland.

3) Beatus Caves.

Here, you see the Milton Cave, the Three Sisters Cave and the Middle Cave which took millions of years to form.
Day 4

Visit this resort town which is situated just below the highest group of mountains on Swiss ground. Very experienced skiers prefer the ski runs here and it's also snowboarders' paradise.

Optional: take a funicular train and visit the BEST glacier cave in Switzerland. Have your lunch at the world's largest revolving restaurant overlooking the valley below and providing a view to the highest group of mountains on Swiss grounds and the glacier world.
Day 5

Today, we take a train to Zermatt. Walk in the town, visit the Alpine Museum etc. If the weather permits, we do an optional tour: take a cog-wheel train up to Gornergrat to have the BEST VIEW of the Matterhorn, close-up.

Please note that the Matterhorn, being a high mountain, is not always visible as she can sometimes be hidden behind the clouds. If needed, we will shuffle today's program to a day suitable to view this Swiss icon.
Day 6

If weather permits, the following optional tours are lovely: 1) Visit an alp where you can have the BEST VIEW of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps. A distant view of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc is also possible from here. 2) Visit the Alpine Garden to see the various alpine flowers and/or the Alp Museum to see how life is on an alp, a place where farmers take their animals to for the animals' three-month summer holidays.

If the weather is not suitable for the above, we discover the town of Brig.
Day 7

Visit a town known throughout Europe for the largest thermal baths and spa resort in the Alps. Next, visit a village where they have the BEST wooden chalets in Switzerland.

Tonight we stay in a hotel whose rooms are made of larch wood.
Day 8

Let's go and see the largest UNDERGROUND LAKE in Europe.

After having done that, we visit the St Bernard dogs that were once used as avalanche rescue dogs, carrying a barrel of brandy around their neck for avalanche victims.

If mother nature permits, we do an optional tour to have a look at Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps.

Next we visit the UNESCO World Heritage vineyards in Lavaux.
Day 9

Visit Geneva, the smallest metropolis city and home to organizations like the World Health Organisation, United Nations, Red Cross, UNICEF etc. Collect your free souvenir. Opportunity to buy Franck Muller watches etc.

Then we drive to the opposite side of the lake and visit the pretty medival town of Yvoire.
Day 10

Watch Factory. Visit a watch factory and see one of the best watchmakers in the world at work.

Optional: Watch Museum. See the development of Swiss watches through time.

Day 11
Let us take you to Gruyères situated at the foot of the pre-Alps. You will be enchanted by the charm and picturesque architecture of this medieval town which has given its name to the area and to its delicious cheese. Explore the little town that's been unaffected by the passage of time, built in a superb setting. Optional: Visit the Castle of Gruyères or the Giger Museum (if you are a fan of the movie Aliens which starred Sigourney Weaver.)

Next, we visit a cheese factory and a chocolate factory .

Day 12

Gstaad – Today we take you to where many celebraties have their second homes. They all prefer it here to St Moritz as it's paparazzi-free.

Bern – Next, see the Zytgloggeturm or Clock Tower with fascinating little display of mechanical figures – a crowing cock, a parade of bears, Chronos with his hourglass and a dancing jester – which is set into motion four minutes before every hour on the clock's east face. Don't miss Albert Einstein's house. Collect your free souvenir. Opportunity to buy Swiss watches. See the bears in their pits. (They hibernate in winter.)

Murten – Finally, see Bern's younger twin.
Day 13

We might be able to do the things that you have missed. If you have not been able to see the Matterhorn, the Jungfrau group of mountains or any mountain of the Swiss Alps due to bad weather i.e. cloud blockage, and if the weather today is super, we would like to fulfill the desires of your hearts – a mountain visit that will enable you to cover many mountains i.e. wonderful view of the above-mentioned mountains, the Swiss Jura, the French Jura and many more mountains with just 1 mountain visit (optional).

If you'd like to buy the Swiss watch that you have been contemplating, just let us know, we will drop by Lucerne before we take you to stay in a Swiss chalet for your last night.
Day 14
Hotel 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 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) 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 us.

What's included:

  • Transfer to and fro Zürich airport / Zürich main train station / hotel in Zürich.
  • 13 nights accommodation in 3- and 4-star hotels
  • 13 Swiss buffet breakfasts.
  • 5 Swiss dinners.
  • 1 driver-guide.
  • 1 tour guide.
  • 1 touring vehicle.

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