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Insight Vacations Glorious Switzerland (Preview 2019) (E965)

8 Days from Geneva to Zurich Print
Tour Style: Regional Journey
Europe Britain Preview 2019
Visits: Switzerland, Liechtenstein

Discover a land of contrasting scenery, people and languages, offering a unique blend of interests and wonders.


  • See the Jet d’Eau, Floral Clock and Reformation Monument.
  • At the foot of the Alps this town boasts one of the most beautiful walks along Lake Geneva and there is free time to explore.
  • See the majestic peak of the Matterhorn from this traffic-free resort (weather permitting).
  • Experience beautiful Lake Maggiore.
  • On your orientation of this alpine resort see the spa quarter and glacial lake.
  • See the castle when you visit the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein.
  • See the emotive Lion Monument, Jesuit Church and covered Chapel Bridge.
  • Lake Geneva, Rhone Valley, Simplon Pass, Italian Lake District, Julier Pass, Engadine Valley, Grisons Alps, Walensee and Lake Zurich

Authentic Dining

  • Geneva: What better way to start your Swiss journey than with a typical Swiss meal in a chalet-styled local restaurant! Au Petit Chalet are known for their delicious Swiss sausages served with Rosti potatoes and fresh Perch fillets, not to mention the decadent Chocolate Fondue and fresh fruit that is served for dessert!
  • Zermatt: Choose your own ambience, style of cuisine and drinks for a more intimate culinary experience with friends. You will be offered a selection of fine restaurants on your Zermatt Dine-Around Evening.
  • St. Moritz: You will be delighted with a delicious fondue dinner at a local restaurant, its a real Swiss treat.
  • Lucerne: Toast to new friends and Swiss adventures from atop Mount Stanserhorn! Enjoy a glass of sparkling and admire the stunning 360 degree views as Dreherestaurant Rondorama slowly rotates throughout the evening, ensuring you don't miss a thing. Savour delicious local flavours like smoked trout, Swiss Alpine Macaroni known as Alpermagronen or Sommerfrische, ice-cream served with fresh berries and a muffin.
  • Dining Summary: 7 Buffet Breakfasts (BB) and 4 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.

Insight Experiences

  • Stanserhorn: Meet a Swiss Ranger on your spectacular journey to the summit of Mount Stanserhorn, where you will learn about the local wildlife.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Lake Geneva: Visit beautiful Chillon Castle, set on a rocky islet in the lake. With the help of a Local Expert, look out for Lord Byron's name which he carved into a pillar.
  • Zermatt: Ride the shuttle trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway up to the traffic-free Alpine resort.
  • Scenic Swiss Rail Journey: Travel along the route of the world-famous Glacier Express, through looping tunnels and dizzying viaducts. This is a glorious adventure in the scenic heart of the Swiss Alps, only possible by rail.

Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Insight Vacations Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Geneva, City of Gardens.
Welcome to Switzerland! Prepare yourself for varied modes of transport, all of which showcase the majesty of the snow-capped mountains, the glaciers, sparkling lakes, flower-filled meadows and the beauty of the rich, green valleys. Transfers from Geneva airport to your hotel depart at 11:00, 13:00 and 16:00. Meet your Travel Director and travel companions at 18:00 for a drink, followed by a Welcome Dinner at at Au Petit Chalet. The evening is full of Swiss delight as you enjoy the cosy, chalet-style decor while being served typical Swiss specialities including mouth-watering Chocolate Fondue for desert!(Dinner with Wine)
Day: 2 Montreux, Chillon and the Matterhorn Village of Zermatt.
Start your day with the highlights of Geneva, the City of Gardens, nestled at the end of the lake. See the Jet d’Eau, Floral Clock and Reformation Monument. Then relax and enjoy the enchanting scenery as we continue to the scenic town of Montreux Situated at the foot of the Alps and boasting beautiful lakeside walks, enjoy free time to explore this pretty town. Journey further around the Lake Geneva arc to the medieval Chillon Castle where a Local Expert will show you through the former home of the Counts of Savoy that was immortalised by Byron's 'Prisoner of Chillon.' Continue through the Rhone Valley, where high summer temperatures support vines and other fruits. The final stage of your journey is by cogwheel train to the traffic-free Alpine resort of Zermatt. Feast your eyes on the distinctive triangular silhouette of the Matterhorn. At night, enjoy a stroll in the clean, mountain air to your chosen restaurant for your Dine-Around Evening.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 3 Free Time in Zermatt.
(Relaxed Start) Zermatt in summertime offers many leisure possibilities: try swimming or hiking or spend a whole day relaxing in the fresh alpine surrounds. Perhaps take an optional ride on Europe’s highest cable car to the snow-capped roof of the world for a magnificent panorama of the highest peaks in Switzerland, Italy and France?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day: 4 Elegant Baveno.
Descend to Täsch and rejoin the coach. Follow in Napoleon's footsteps as you ascend the Simplon Pass, taking in magnificent views over the Alps from the 2,000-metre summit. Continue along the gentle shores of Lake Maggiore. Perhaps take a delightful boat trip to see the stunning Isola Bella?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day: 5 Grison Alps to Chic St. Moritz.
(Relaxed Start) Head north back into the high mountain country of the Grison Alps today. Ascend the Julier Pass to arrive in the sparkling Engadine Valley with an invigorating climate characterised by clear skies and its location high in the Alps. On arrival in the cosmopolitan resort of St. Moritz, a brief orientation with your Travel Director will show you the spa quarter and the brilliantly sparkling glacial lake before there is time to explore further on your own or mingle with the jet-set in the elegant boutiques. In the evening, you are treated to a delicious fondue dinner at a local restaurant.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 6 Scenic Train Ride, Liechtenstein and Lucerne.
Start the day with a scenic train ride along part of the route of the Glacier Express, across the Grison Mountains and through unforgettable scenes of ice-capped mountains, stone-built villages and lush meadows. At Chur, reboard your coach and travel along the valley of the Upper Rhine to spend some time in Vaduz, the tiny capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Continue to Lucerne alongside the the dramatic Walensee and Lake Zurich. On arrival see the sorrowful sculpture of the wounded lion, commemorating the brave Swiss guards who died defending King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Your Travel Director will also show you the Jesuit Church and the Chapel Bridge.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day: 7 The Summit of Stanserhorn.
Commence the day with a morning stroll along lakeside promenades or shopping for fine watches while enjoying the scenery. Then, from the town of Stans, embark on a scenic journey by funicular railway and open-top cable car to the summit of the stunning Mount Stanserhorn, where you will meet a Swiss Ranger and learn about the local wildlife. Take in the pristine mountain air and on a clear day you may see as far as Alsace and the Black Forest. Take your seats at Dreherestaurant Rondorama, perfectly situated atop the mountain. During your Celebration Dinner you will enjoy the spectacular 360 degree views as the restaurant slowly rotates and savour delicious local flavours like smoked trout or Alpermagronen, a Swiss Alpine Macaroni. Embrace this fantastic wining and dining experience as you celebrate new friends and a great trip.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day: 8 Leave Lucerne for Zürich.
In the morning, your departure transfer will arrive at Zürich airport at 08:00.(Buffet Breakfast)

Available Room Types: Single, Twin, TwinShare, Triple

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04/28/2019 $3,125.00
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07/14/2019 $3,125.00
07/21/2019 $3,125.00
07/28/2019 $3,125.00
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08/18/2019 $3,150.00
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09/01/2019 $3,150.00
09/08/2019 $3,150.00
09/15/2019 $3,150.00
09/22/2019 $3,125.00
09/29/2019 $3,125.00
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