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Top of Switzerland
Private tour in Zurich
Tour Price : on request / according group size Duration : 6 days Languages: English, German, French, Italian
For icebears and summit-metre-collectors
The Tour Top of Switzerland is not only showing you charming farmer villages and world famous holiday resorts. This tour brings you up on a level where eternal ice and snow is forming the nature. Along glaciers and imposing waterfalls you are climbing higher and higher over winding roads up to the impressive alpine mountain world. You will have a fascinating view from top of Europe Jungfrau Joch (summit 3'454 metres) and a 100% guarantee of ice and snow. Visit the Ice Palace and the all year round attractions.
Not that high but high enough will bring you your driver by crossing the spectacular mountain passes. In early summer you will be astonished about the snow walls along the road, that are sometimes up to 6 metres high. Enjoy a walk in an alpine world and step into an intact nature with many different small and tiny flowers.
Even the same day you leave ice and snow of the mountain world behind and you will discover the other side of this country, the southern part of Switzerland with its palmtrees and the mediterranean climate.
Be amazed how diverse Switzerland is presenting you!
1st day (Zurich - Lucerne - Emmental - Berne - Thun - Grindelwald)
We leave Zurich at 8.00 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 shopping. At noon we proceed through a green and hilly farmer landscape, the region Emmental, with it's old and rural farmhouses. In the little village of Affoltern we will see the production of the world famous Swiss Emmental Cheese in a cheese factory. 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. A drive south takes us through green meadows to the city of Thun set at Lake Thun. We reach the mointain-resort of Interlaken at the foot of Jungfrau mountain after a spectacular drive along Lake Thun. Short scenic drive to the beautifully set mountain resort Grindelwald. Overnight in a first class 4-star hotel. Dinner on your own.
2nd day (Grindelwald and region)
Today we stay at Grindelwald and explore the magnificant region around. Spend the day on your own or join us on a short drive to the waterfall of Truemmelbach. With its ten glacier waterfalls inside the mountain, made accessible by tunnel lift, the Truemmelbach waterfalls are truly unique in Europe. Truemmelbach alone drains the enormous glacier walls of the Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau mountains with up to 20'000 liters of water per second. After that a modern cogwheel train brings you up through massiv rock through mountain Eiger - to Jungfrau Joch - the Top of Europe on a summit of 3'454 metres (bring a warm jacket along). Time at leisure. Enjoy the Ice Palace or step outside to take a fantastic picture of the snow covered mountain peaks. The driver brings brings you back to Grindelwald and the rest of the day is on your own. Relax, go for a walk on the many walking path or ask the driver to bring you to Interlaken where you can make a boat trip on lake Thun or Brienz. Overnight at Grindelwald, dinner on your own.
3rd day (Grindelwald - Gstaad - Col des Mosses (1'445 m) - Aigle - Zermatt)
We leave Grindelwald in the morning and drive along beautiful Lake Thun. Scenic drive to the world famous mountain- and ski-resort Gstaad. Time at leisure. Listen to the cowbells when we drive up the winding road through green and blooming meadows. We reach the allseason skiresort Les Diablerets on Col des Mosses in the french speaking part of Switzerland. Time at leisure. On a downhill drive we pass by old farmers villages into the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and wineyards. At Taesch we will board a modern cogwheel train that takes us to the world known mountain-resort Zermatt at the foot of mighty Matterhorn. Overnight in a luxury 4-star Hotel, dinner included.
4th day (Zermatt - Nufenen Pass (2'478 m) - Gotthard Pass (2'109 m) - Furka Pass (2'431 m) - Oberalp Pass (2'044 m) - Sedrun)
Morning at leisure. Admire the quaint old farmhouses and barns in there unique style. Relax or have a walk along the many walking pads. Before noon we board the train to Taesch where our van is waiting. 4 breathtaking passes are awaiting us now! The chauffeur drives you savely through winding roads along steep valleys and imposing waterfalls. On Furkapass you will step into the glacier of the river Rhone and admire the Ice Castle. Over Gotthard Pass we will follow the very old road called "Tremola" that was used by horsewaggons in the old days. Step into the interesting museum in the hospice that shows you how people where conquering the mountains in early days. The Oberalp Pass is the most important pass to connect the eastern part with the rest of Switzerland. After crossing this charming pass we will reach the small city of Sedrun. Overnight in a first class 4-star Hotel/dinner included.
5th day (Sedrun - Lukmanier Pass (1'916 m) - Lugano - Como (Italy) - Maloja Pass (1'815 m)- St. Moritz)
Leaving Sedrun early in the morning. After a short drive we start climbing up the winding road to breathtaking Lukmanier Pass. Time at leisure. Along typical and pretty coulored houses we reach the valley and drive into the southern and italian speaking part of Switzerland. Time at leisure in the garden city Lugano at Lake Lugano. A short drive along scenic road brings us to the boarder of Italiy (italian visa necessary for some nationalities). Along the shores of Lake Como we reach Chiavenna in the romantic Breggaglia Valley. 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 high society mountain resort of St. Moritz. Overnight at luxury 4-star Hotel/dinner on your own.
6th day (St. Moritz - Zernez (Nationalpark) - Flüelapass (2'382 m) - Davos - Chur - Heidiland - Zurich)
We leave St. Moritz in the morning and drive along the Swiss Nationalpark to Zernez and cross the last high alpine pass on this tour, the spectacular Fluela Pass to reach Davos. Time at leisure at Davos. On Lenzerheide you will see in season time a red coloured carpet of Erica gracilis flowers. After passing the city of Chur we leave the alps behind and will return to Zurich through Heidiland and Toggenburg with its picturesque farmhouses. Arrival in Zurich at approx. 7 p.m.
|Tour Price: on request / according group size|
|Duration: 6 days|
|Group Size: on request|
|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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