The Natural Sides of Switzerland
Zürich, Ascona, Kandersteg, Montreux, Geneva, Rochers-de-Naye, Luzern
7 Nights / 8 Days Tour Programme
|Day 01||Zürich (Zurich) - Ascona/Locarno
From the airport railway station you travel on to Ticino to Ascona/Locarno (approx. 3.5 hrs), which lies in a spectacular sunny bay at Lago Maggiore. This is one of the best loved destinations in Switzerland. Check in at your hotel and then the rest of the day exploring the city and the surroundings. Overnight stay at Ascona/Locarno.
Today you enjoy Ascona, the lovely city at the Lago Maggiore. An intricate web of lanes, containing every kind of shop, leads to the piazza, which lies directly on the lake. Enjoy the famous lakefront with its cafés and tables in the sunshine. Or discover Locarno. Famous for its climate, the mildest in Switzerland with around 2’300 hours of sunshine a year, and for its International Film Festival, which takes place in August. Locarno is a small town which has spread over the wide delta of the river Maggia. You can also visit Bellinzona (approx. ½ hrs) with its Medieval UNESCO-Fortress with the three castles Castelgrande, Castello di Montebello and Castello di Sasso Corbaro. Or take part in an excursion to the advantes of a world-city with the character of a small town. Overnight stay at Ascona/Locarno.
|Day 03||Ascona/Locarno - Kandersteg
After breakfast, travel to Kandersteg via Domodossola (Italy) (approx. 3.5 hrs). The journey goes through the romantic “Centovalli” with its spectacular bridges, falls and light chestnut-forests. Enjoy the wonderful mountain landscape and discover one of the most beautiful hiking areas in the Alps. The mountain villages in the Lötschberg region are gems which have retained their original country character. Overnight stay at Kandersteg.
Today you can take an excursion to Oeschinensee which is on the application list for the UNESCO World Heritage (not incl. / 50% reduction with your Swiss Pass). From the top of the chair-lift there are plenty of ways leading down to Oeschinensee. All of them take you through a stunning alpine scenery. The lake is about 60 m deep. Snow-melt increases the depth. Overnight stay at Kandersteg.
|Day 05||Kandersteg - Montreux/Vevey
After breakfast, travel from Kandersteg to Spiez (approx. ½ hrs). From there you take the GoldenPass Line to Zweisimmen (approx. ¾ hrs) and continue to Montreux/Vevey (approx. 2 hrs). The second section of the GoldenPass Line is the only Swiss line offering VIP seating (not incl.) at the front of the train and thus providing a driver’s eye view. The ultra-modern trains let travellers feel the unfolding scenery. Overnight stay at Montreux/Vevey.
|Day 06||Montreux/Vevey - Rochers-de-Naye - Geneva
The excursion to the Rochers-de-Naye is one highlight of this tour. It gives the most spectacular view of Lake Geneva and its surrounding Alps. On a clear day, you are able to see the Eiger, the Mont Blanc massif and Geneva’s famous waterspout. In the evening take a boat-cruise from Montreux to Geneva. Overnight stay at Geneva.
|Day 07||Geneva - Luzern
After breakfast, proceed to Luzern by train (approx. 3 hrs). Check in at the hotel. In the afternoon visit the 700 years-old wooden Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument, have a look at the Swiss museum of Transport or do some shopping in the old town of Luzern. Overnight stay at Luzern.
|Day 08||Luzern - Depart for the onward journey
After breakfast, you either proceed to the airport for your onward flight or else continue your stay in Switzerland.
Prices per person in CHFValid from 01st April 2014 - 31st mar 2015
Double - Upgradation to 1st Class CHF 180 per adult.
Single - Upgradation to 1st Class CHF 210 per adult.
|Lucarno||Hotel Garni Du Lac,||Esplande Hotel Resort & Spa|
|Kandersteg||Hotel Bernerhof||Hotel Victoria Ritter - Mini Suites/ Superior Room-3*|
|Montreux||Hotel Helvitie||Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic|
|Geneva||BW Strasbourg University, Strasbourg-Univers, Cristal||Cornavin, Montbrillant, Royal Manotel|
|Lucerne||Waldstätterhof, Drei Könige, Magic Hotel (breakfast at htl Krone about 80 m away), Des Alpes, IBIS Styles, De La Paix, Le Stelle||Art Deco Hotel Montana, Radission Blu, Flora, Cascada|
Our Price Includes
|2 overnight stays at Ascona/Locarno with breakfast.|
|2 overnight stays at Kandersteg with breakfast.|
|1 overnight stay at Montreux/ Vevey with breakfast.|
|1 overnight stay at Geneva with breakfast.|
|1 overnight stay at Luzern with breakfast.|
|Excursion to Rochers-de-Naye.|
|Swiss rail travel in 2nd class as per the given tour program.|
Price does not include
|Meals other than those indicated above, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls & expenses of personal nature.|
|Airfare, airport tax, visa, travel and health insurance.|
|Local Transfers from Airport/Railway Station to Hotel and Exucursion Sites or vice-versa at places mentioned above.|
|The Tour Cost is subject to change without prior notice.|
|Hotels : Subject to Availability at the time of making Reservation|