SwissSafari - Individual Touring GmbH - Private Guide in ZurichMember Since 2006
Private tour in Zurich
Tour Price : on request Duration : 7 days Languages: English, German, French, Italian
For real discoverer and nosy ones
Maybe you know that the mountain village Zermatt lies at the foot of the one and only Matterhorn, and you probably also know the famous Chapel Bridge in Lucerne. But did you know that here in Switzerland we have some Roman ruins, and that in the Jura mountains you can find fossilized sea shells?. And do you know where our old customs such as yodeling and flag-throwing come from? Do you know why we have so many different styles of architecture in Switzerland?
On the Discovery Tour you will find out these and many other things about Switzerland. You will get to know all the highlights of Switzerland, like Zermatt with the unique Matterhorn, or the world-famous St. Moritz. You will also enjoy the breathtaking view from the Jungfraujoch. But what makes this tour so special, however, are the routes taken along unknown paths and to destinations not frequented by most tourists.
1st day (Zurich - Lucerne - Solothurn - Delemont - Neuchatel - Murten)
We leave Zurich at 09.00 a.m. A short drive takes us to the city of Lucerne where we walk over the 14th century wooden bridge, time at leisure and sightseeing. In the early afternoon we proceed through the farming region Entlebuch with its typical swiss farmhouses to direction Jura mountains. A narrow and steep mountain road brings us from the city of Solothurn to the top of mountain Weissenstein. A wonderful sight over the Midlands to the Alps is awaiting you. Some time at leisure. We follow narrow roads along green meadows and reach the watch city Delemont in the french speaking part of Switzerland. Time for shopping. We drive to direction south and visit the cheese factory and horse breeding at the ancient monastery Bellelay. Through the green and rural "watch valley" we reach the city of Saignelagier, which is famous for its horse breeding. A steep downhill drive brings us through wineyards to Lake Neuchatel and about at 7 p.m. we reach the romantic city of Murten set at Lake Murten. Overnight in a fantastic 4-star Hotel/dinner on your own.
2nd day (Murten - Berne - Gruyères - Montreux - Castle Chillon - Gstaad)
Enjoy your breakfast at the seaside of the hotel. A short drive takes us to the roman excavations at Avenches. Time at leisure. Visiting Bern, the capitol of Switzerland. The city is attractively set on a steepsided curve of the river Aare and backed by the majestics alps. See the Old Clock Tower, famous Kramgasse and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent or stroll through the arcades in the old town. A drive south takes us to the scenic dairy farmlands, to Gruyères in the french speaking part of Switzerland. We continue through wineyards to Lake Geneva and visit as a highlight of this day the Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by poem of Lord Byron. We proceed to direction north and pass the spectacular Pillon Pass before we reach the famous ski-resort of Gstaad in the Bernese Alps. Overnight in a first class 4-star Hotel/dinner on your own.
3rd day (Gstaad - Thun - Grindelwald)
Some time at leisure. We leave Gstaad to direction north. A scenic drive through green meadows and a fantastic view on Lake Thun is awaiting us. A breathtaking drive along Lake Thun brings us in the early afternoon to the holiday-resort of Interlaken at the foot of the Jungfrau mountain and then to the mountain resort Grindelwald. Relax or join us for an optional drive to the Railway Station of Jungfraubahn and visit the breathtaking and all overlooking Jungfrau Joch (bring a warm sweater along). Overnight in Grindelwald in a first class 4-star Hotel/dinner on your own.
4th day (Grindelwald - Interlaken - Kandersteg - Zermatt)
We leave Grindelwald in the morning and enjoy some time at Interlaken. A scenic drive along deep blue Lake Brienz. Some time at leisure at the woodcarver village Brienz and visit of the woodcarver factory JOBIN. Enjoy the drive through the charming valley to direction Kandersteg. At the mountain-resort of Kandersteg you have some time at leisure. With the Car-Railway we pass on a 20 minutes ride through Loetschberg Tunnel to the Valais in the Valley of the river Rhone. Scenic drive through wineyards and orchards to the other side of the valley. A winding road leads us through a small valley to Taesch where we enter the cogwheel train to Zermatt. Arriving at Zermatt at the foot of mighty Matterhorn in late afternoon. Overnight at luxury 4-star Hotel/dinner on your own.
5th day (Zermatt - Simplon Pass - Verbania (Italy) - Ascona)
After breakfast the train brings us back to Taesch where our van is waiting. Through the valley of river Rhone we reach the foot of Simplon Pass, that borders Switzerland with Italy. A good road leads us over spectacular bridges and along deep valleys to the Hospice on top of the mountain pass. Time at leisure. On the way to the city of Domodossola we cross the border into Italy (Italian visa necessary for some nationalities). A short drive brings us to the romantic shores of lake Maggiore. Re-entering into the italian speaking part of Switzerland and arriving at the typical Ticinese village Ascona in late afternoon. Overnight at first class 4-star Hotel/Dinner on your own in a ticinese "Grotto".
6th day (Ascona - Lugano - Maloja Pass - St. Moritz - Davos)
We leave the charming village Ascona in the morning and pass the second lake of the italian speaking part of Switzerland, Lake Lugano. We drive along the scenic road to Gandria where we cross the border into Italy again. Along the shores of Lake Como we pass by Menaggio and reach Chiavenna in the lovely Breggaglia Valley. In Castasegna we re-enter to Switzerland and drive thirteen hairpin bends over the Maloja Pass. Passing by crystal blue Lake Sils and Silvaplana we reach the world-renowned mountain resort of St. Moritz. Time at leisure. We pass by the National Park of Switzerland at Zernez and cross Fluela Pass to reach Davos. Overnight in a first class 4-star Hotel/dinner on your own.
7th day (Davos - Oberalp Pass - Andermatt - Zurich)
Leaving the mountain resort of Davos in the morning. After a drive through narrow gorges we arrive at the village Disentis set at the foot of Oberalp Pass. Time at leisure or have a walk to the imposing monastery. A winding road with some hairpin bends brings us up to Oberalp Pass. Time at leisure. Enjoy the breathtaking sight over the snowcovered mountain peaks. At the mountain-resort of Andermatt we drive to direction Furka Pass. Join us on an optional walk through the glacier of river Rhone into the imposing Ice Palace. The next pass is Susten Pass where you have breathtaking views on the glacier of the river Rhone. At about 7 p.m. we will return to Zurich through a green meadows region with picturesque farmhouses.
|Tour Price: on request|
|Duration: 7 days|
|Group Size: 2 - 8|
|Languages: English, German, French, Italian|
|Tour package includes:|
|Airport Transfer :||YES|
|Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):||YES|
|Food and Drinks :||YES|
|Other services (fees apply):|
|Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :||YES|
|Translation services :||YES|
|Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :||YES|
|Visa support :||NO|
|This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :||YES|
|Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :||NO|
|Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :||YES|
|This Tour is Kid Friendly :||YES|
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