DISCOVER THE BEST OF SWITZERLAND ON YOUR OWN
DAILY DEPARTURES FROM APRIL 1ST TO OCTOBER 31ST, 2022

This route leads you through 1600 kilometers of the country’s most beautiful regions. You will travel through four linguistic regions, over five Alpine passes, to eleven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and two biosphere reserves and along 22 lakes.

INCLUSIONS

  • 8 night accommodation with breakfasts in 3*, 4* or 5* hotels based on your preferences
  • Rental car VW Golf 5 or similar (5 door, manual or automatic / A/C) for 9 days with pick-up and drop-off at Zurich Airport
  • LDW loss damage waiver
  • Free parking at all hotels (except in Zermatt/Täsch)
  • Train ticket Täsch – Zermatt – Täsch in second class
  • Grand Tour of Switzerland Road Map from Hallwag
  • Grand Tour of Switzerland Travel Guide

Not included: Flights – meals other than breakfasts – excursions – City tax to be paid locally- extra car insurance to be paid on spot- anything not mentioned in the ‘’inclusions” section

NOTES

  • All other activity mentioned on this tour that are not listed in the “Inclusions” section, are for suggestion only and not included
  • Book the Swiss Half Fare Card and save up to 50% for most trains, buses, boats and
  • mountain railways as well as public transport in 75 Swiss towns and cities.
  • Additional days of rental or car categories on request.
  • Possibility to rent a Tesla (on request) with your e-car you save more than CHF 350. – Of gas cost.
Price in $CAD, per person sharing a double room, land only 3* hotels  

4* hotels

 

5* hotels

April 1 –  April 30 and Oct  1 to Oct 31 $2030 $2530
May 1 – September 30 $2080 $2660
June 15 –  September 13 $4099
 All other dates On request
SDMR Audi A3 manual On request
Supplement for SDAR Audi A3 sport back 2.0 On request
Supplement in single occupancy On request

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment.

 

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DAY 1 ZURICH


Upon arrival, pick-up your car at the airport and drive to your hotel to check-in. Individual travel to Zurich. It offers a unique mixture of attractions that you can enjoy by yourself on your first day. As a «metropolis of experiences» by the water, with a magnificent view of the snow-capped Alps on the horizon, Zürich offers a unique mixture of attractions – over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, international fashion labels and Zurich designs, and the most flamboyant and lively nightlife in Switzerland. Recreational activities range from a visit to the riverside and lakeside bathing areas in the very heart of the city, to a spectacular hike on the Uetliberg Mountain. One of the recommended Grand Tour attractions is the Grossmünster, which is an Evangelical Protestant church in the Old Town of Zürich, and is one of Zürich‘s most famous landmarks. Construction of this Romanesque church begun in 1100 and it has since been rebuilt and
renovated several times.
Accommodation: Zurich for 1 night

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DAY 2 ZURICH – ST. GALLEN (APPROX 150 KM)


After breakfast drive to St. Gallen with a stopover at the Rhine Falls, Europe‘s largest waterfall, feeling the roar and vibration of the water over one‘s entire body – this can be experienced at the Rhine Falls near Schaffhaus. . Continue to St. Gallen, the compact metropolis of eastern Switzerland between Lake Constance and Appenzellerland has a charming, traffic-free old town.
Colourfully-painted oriel windows are a town feature. The Abbey precinct with the cathedral and Abbey Library has been accorded UNESCO World Heritage listing and belongs to the top attractions along the Grand Tour of Switzerland. (B)
Accommodation: St. Gallen for 1 night
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DAY 3 ST. GALLEN – DAVOS (APPROX 160 KM)


Today you will drive from St. Gallen to Davos. On your way you will pass the village of Appenzell that is situated in a singularly beautiful landscape of rolling hills. The Appenzell region is known for rural customs and traditions such as the ceremonial descent of the cattle in autumn and cultural events such as folk music and rustic dances, as well as hiking tours in the Alpstein region. Continue your drive and have a stopover at `Heidi`s Village` in Maienfeld. The town lies in the distinctive Bündner Herrschaft region of Graubünden and inspired the poetess Johanna Spyri to write her novel Heidi. In the Heidi village, the story of this cheerful, nature-loving little orphan girl comes to life at the original locales of the story. Continue your drive to Davos (B)
Accommodation: Davos for 1 night
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DAY 4 DAVOS – LUGANO (APPROX 290 KM)


On your way to Lugano in the south of Switzerland you have several possibilities to experience the Grand Tour at¬tractions. Tip: Relax on a train ride on the most beautiful Alpine train, the Bernina Express. The cross-border Albula and Bernina Lines between Thusis and Tirano owe their 2008 inscription into the UNESCO World Heritage list to stunning scenery such as the Schyn Gorge, Morteratsch Glacier and Brusio spiral viaduct. If you prefer to be active, do the hike on Mount Muottas Muragl near Pontresina. The entire Upper Engadine region lies at your feet when you are perched on the hiking mountain high above the Inn River Valley. The breathtaking views of the four lakes and the world-famous resort town of St. Moritz extend far beyond the mountain ranges into the distant horizon. Continue to Lugano (B)
Accommodation: Lugano for 1 night
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DAY 5 LUGANO – ZERMATT (APPROX 215 KM)


Leaving Lugano for Zermatt, we suggest a visit of Monte Brè. On your way lies Ascona. The city is famous for its mild climate, its Old Town and a lake promenade which is dotted with street cafés. Continue your journey and arrive in the region Valais. Here lies the Aletsch Glacier- the biggest glacier in the Alps. Continue moving down to Tasch which is your last stop by car before you continue your journey by train on to Zermatt (Zermatt is a city without car). (B)
Accommodation: Zermatt for 1 night
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DAY 6 ZERMATT – MONTREUX (APPROX 150 KM)


A morning trip to the exhilarating open-air Gornergrat railway is not to be missed, for unrivalled views over the 4000 m peaks surrounding Zermatt. After making you way back down to Tasch to collect your car, your route begins with a stunning drive up through the Valais, heading through Sierre, Sion, Martigny and Aigle. Continue along the shores of Lake Geneva to Montreux. (B)
Accommodation: Montreux for 1 night
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DAY 7 MONTREUX – GSTAAD (APPROX 330 KM)


Before you continue to Lucerne, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the chalet village Gstaad. Continue your drive to Interlaken. From Interlaken you can experience the majestic Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau summits. If you have some time left before you head to Luzern, Bern is the place to spend it. The Old Town of Bern is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)
Accommodation: Gstaad for 1 night
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DAY 8 GSTAAD – LUCERNE (APPROX 315 KM)


You will spend your day in one of the nicest cities in Switzerland. Lucerne is the gateway to central Switzerland at Lake Lucerne and it is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, its souvenir and watch shops, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby excursion mountain of Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, the town is a destination for many travel groups and individuals on their journey through central Switzerland. One of the highlights along the Grand Tour lies in Lucerne, the Chapel Bridge. The covered, wooden pedestrian walkway on the Chapel Bridge was built in the 14th century. In 1993 the bridge burned down but it was reconstructed true to the original. This large fire hit the international headlines. Do visit this landmark bridge. (B)
Accommodation: Lucerne for 1 night
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DAY 9 LUCERNE – ZURICH (APPROX 140 KM)


You will spend your last day in one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. One of the highlights of Lucerne is the Chapel Bridge. Drive back to Zurich for rental car drop-off at the airport and return journey. (B)