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Cosmos Grand Tour of Switzerland (6020)

10 days from Zürich to Zürich 
With its unspoiled scenery, majestic peaks, fascinating old towns, sparkling lakes, rich history, and cities with a cosmopolitan flair, Switzerland is the perfect vacation offering something for everyone. On this Switzerland tour, you’ll experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities with overnights in Zurich, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, the Lausanne area, and the Lucerne area.

No tour to Switzerland is complete without seeing the stunning scenery. Enjoy a scenic drive through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. Witness quaint villages, finely carved chalets, green pastures, beautiful forests, magnificent mountain peaks, and rolling, green hills on your way to St. Moritz, one of the world's most famous resorts. Switch mode of transportation in Täsch, where you’ll board a mountain train to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the famous Matterhorn. If you desire to see lakes, you'll enjoy Lake Maggiore, Italy’s second-largest lake; stunning Lake Geneva; Lugano, the popular subtropical resort on the shores of Lake Lugano; Interlaken, situated between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz; and Lucerne, situated on Lake Lucerne in the shadows of the snowcapped Alps.

One highlight of this Switzerland tour is the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the “red train”, the highest railway across the Alps, you’ll witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery, and you’ll travel through tunnels and over bridges that are engineering masterpieces! Enjoy a visit to a local cheese factory in Gruyères, a picturesque medieval town that has been unaffected with the passage of time. You’ll also spend time in Switzerland’s capital, Berne, and storybook Lucerne.

From stunning scenery and vibrant cities to its special experiences, this Switzerland tour is sure to delight. So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing vacation!

Cosmos Promotions & Special Offers

  • Book early and save $50 per person on 2018 Cosmos vacations (excluding Cuba).*
    Must be booked between 06/21/17 and 10/17/17 - for Travel Dates between 01/01/18 and 12/31/18
Restrictions May Apply

Cosmos Highlights & Sightseeing

Visits to Appenzell, Vaduz, St. Moritz, Bernina Express train, Lugano, Zermatt, Gruyères cheese factory, Berne, Interlaken, Lucerne Chapel Bridge.

Cosmos Hotels

ZÜRICH Novotel City West (F)
ST. MORITZ Hotel Bären (ST)
LUGANO Ibis (ST)
ZERMATT Best Western Butterfly (ST) or Holiday (ST)
LAUSANNE AREA Novotel Bussigny (F)
LUCERNE AREA Drei Köonige (ST) or or Rothaus (ST)

Itinerary (2018)

Day 1ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND.
 Check into your hotel in Zurich. The rest of the day is free for exploring this exciting city. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)
Day 2ZURICH–APPENZELL–LIECHTENSTEIN–ST. MORITZ.
 A sensational drive today takes you through some of Switzerland’s most renowned cantons. Stop in Appenzell to see the Old Town with its 16th-century Town Hall. Continue to the minute Principality of Liechtenstein for a visit of its tiny capital, Vaduz. Pass through scenic “Heidiland” and into the Rhine Valley before starting the ascent up mighty Julier Pass. Soon, you’ll be in the heart of Switzerland’s largest canton, the Grisons, where you’ll marvel at some of the world’s best alpine views. Spend the next two nights in glamorous St. Moritz, host of two Olympic Winter Games (1928 and 1948) and the premier winter retreat of European royalty, celebrities, and the international jet set for more than a century. (B)
Day 3AT LEISURE IN ST. MORITZ.
 Enjoy a whole day to explore this scenic Engadine valley resort. Renowned for its stunning forest, lake, and mountain setting and an average of 322 days of sunshine per year, St. Moritz is comprised of two villages separated by a mile of lake shore—St. Moritz Dorf and St. Moritz Bad. Extending up the slope from the lake, terraced Dorf is a tapestry of grand hotels, upscale boutiques, and traditional Engadine architecture, characterized by arched wooden doors, small deep-set windows, and artistically etched facades. Meanwhile, neighboring Bad is known for its ice rink, mineral and mud baths, and energetic nightlife. (B,D)
Day 4ST. MORITZ–BERNINA EXPRESS TRAIN TO TIRANO, ITALY–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND.
 One of Europe’s most spectacular train rides, the BERNINA EXPRESS begins today in St. Moritz, whisking you across lofty Bernina Pass via the Swiss Poschiavo area to Tirano in the Italian Valtellina. Here, rejoin your coach and journey to the shores of sparkling Lake Lugano. (B)
Day 5LUGANO–LAKE MAGGIORE–TÄSCH–ZERMATT.
 Discover the highlights of charming, subtropical Lugano before traveling to Lake Maggiore, Italy’s second-largest lake. Consider joining the optional boat trip for a visit to the garden island of Isola Bella with its splendid 17th-century palazzo (palace). Return to Switzerland via picturesque Simplon Pass and hop aboard a train in Täsch for the only connection to car-free Zermatt, a resort surrounded by Switzerland’s highest mountains—including the celebrated Matterhorn. (B,D)
Day 6ZERMATT–LAUSANNE AREA.
 Time to stroll through town and maybe take a break to sample the local fare, like raclette, fondue, or hand-made chocolate, or to shop for an authentic Swiss watch or Swiss Army Knife. Then, take the train back to Täsch, where you will rejoin the coach and continue your journey through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley to crescent-shaped Lake Geneva, one of Europe’s largest lakes. (B,D)
Day 7LAUSANNE AREA.
 Spend either a whole day at leisure exploring Lausanne and its environs, or join an optional excursion to charming Geneva with its cobblestoned Old Town and the Palais des Nations, European headquarters of the United Nations. (B)
Day 8LAUSANNE AREA–GRUYÈRES–BERNE–INTERLAKEN–LUCERNE AREA.
 The first stop today is in picturesque Gruyères to visit a local CHEESE FACTORY. Then, on to Berne, Switzerland’s charming 12th-century capital. The Old Town is a showcase of medieval architecture, arcaded shops, artistic fountains, and the landmark Zytglogge (clock tower), an ornate animated astronomical clock built in 1530. Travel on, skirting the shores of Lake Thun, and stop in the renowned resort of Interlaken for a visit before crossing Brünig Pass to Lucerne. Tonight, why not join an optional folklore evening, complete with yodeling and alphorn blowing? (B)
Day 9LUCERNE AREA–ZURICH.
 Discover the wonders of Lucerne, a city straight out of a storybook. Situated on Lake Lucerne in the shadows of the snowcapped Alps, your visit takes in the highlights, including cobblestone streets lined with frescoed homes, the world-famous CHAPEL BRIDGE, and the poignant LION MONUMENT. Perhaps choose from a wonderful selection of optional activities—the most popular is an excursion to Stanserhorn mountain. Return to Zurich for an overnight. (B)
Day 10ZURICH.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Cosmos Meals

Buffet breakfasts daily; 4 dinners

Cosmos Pricing Details

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$468

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Zurich:
in single room $173-$224; in twin /in triple $94-$120

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Cosmos Tour Dates


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*Tour Land StartCosmos RetailRequest Quote
03/31/2018 $1,949.00
Guaranteed Departure 04/14/2018 $2,079.00
04/28/2018 $2,129.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/12/2018 $2,129.00
05/26/2018 $2,129.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/09/2018 $2,129.00
06/16/2018 $2,129.00
06/30/2018 $2,129.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/14/2018 $2,129.00
07/21/2018 $2,129.00
07/28/2018 $2,129.00
08/04/2018 $2,129.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/11/2018 $2,129.00
08/25/2018 $2,129.00
09/01/2018 $2,129.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/08/2018 $2,129.00
09/15/2018 $2,129.00
09/22/2018 $2,129.00
09/29/2018 $2,079.00
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