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All of Switzerland 2011 - 7 days US $ 1449 per person
From Category tours, Country Europe
Tour ID T125-87667

Day 1
Arrive into Zurich Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen
Welcome to Switzerland, a fascinating country known for its spectacular mountain scenery, sparkling lakes and folklore traditions. On arrival check into the hotel on your own anytime after 1500hrs. Contact the SOTC’s Tour Manager at the number given on your tour information sheet. Later in the afternoon at 1600hrs, We take you to Schaffhausen to see the mighty Rhine Falls. The majestic Rhine River flows into the breathtaking structure of the Rhine Falls, which is the largest waterfall in Europe. It is 50 meters in width and reaches a height of 23 meters. There is a torrential gushing of water over the cliff offering the visitors a stunning view of the cascading waterfalls. Admire closely the thundering beauty of Europe’s most powerful waterfalls. The gushing water rushing over the cliff offers the visitors a stunning view of the cascading waterfalls. Overnight at hotel NH Airport or similar in Zurich. (D) Day

Day 2
Orientation Tour of Zurich with a Tram Ride Scenic Train ride Orientation Tour of Lucerne with Lake Lucerne cruise
After a continental breakfast, we check-out of the hotel and take you on an orientation tour of Zurich. See the elegant Bahnhofstrasse, the busiest street of Zurich, lined with banks, shopping arcades and boutiques. See the St. Peter’s Church with the largest clock face in Europe and the famous churches of Fraumunster, known for its beautiful stained glass windows created by Marc Chagall and Grossmunster with its twin Romanesque towers. Spend time by the fountains at the enchanting Lake of Zurich. Experience a Tram Ride, specially included for you to enjoy the charm of this beautiful city. Later, we drive to Rapperswil to take a scenic train to Lucerne. On arrival, proceed for an orientation tour of Lucerne, one of the six most frequently visited cities in the World. See the Lion Monument, ‘Lowendenkmal’ hewn from a limestone cliff to commemorate the bravery and loyalty of Swiss Guards. You may take a stroll across the Kappelbrucke - the world’s oldest covered wooden bridge, originally built in 1333 over the Reuss river. You have free time at Schwanenplatz to shop for Swiss army knives, chocolates, watches, souvenirs, etc. In the evening, enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Lucerne. Marvel at the attractive backdrop of the snow-clad Central Alps. Overnight at hotel Terrace or similar in Switzerland. (B, D)

Day 3
Day Free Suggested : Jungfraujoch, Trummelbach Falls and Interlaken
After a continental breakfast, the day is free OR we suggest a visit to Jungfraujoch, the majestic Trummelbach falls and picturesque Interlaken. Our scenic drive to Lauterbrunnen, from where we board a train to Jungfraujoch the highest altitude railway station in Europe at 11,333 ft. takes us along lovely lakes and mountain passes. Marvel at the changes in alpine scenery as your charming cogwheel train takes you on a unique journey to Jungfraujoch, the very Top of Europe. Enjoy an Indian vegetarian lunch. On top of Jungfraujoch, you have free time to explore the modern complex. Experience the magic of the mountains at the Sphinx Terrace. See the breathtaking Jungfrau Peak and the awesome Aletsch Glacier. Also, visit the Ice Palace, where you see a beautiful display of sculptures made of ice, while being encased in ice yourself. Have a memorable encounter with eternal snow and ice at the Plateau. Send a postcard to your friends and relatives from Europe’s highest altitude Post office with its own special postmark. Later, we take you to visit the Trummelbach Falls. Enjoy the breath-taking views of the falls thundering down through the mountain at 20,000 liters per second. Thereafter we proceed to Interlaken, one of Switzerland’s best known health and pleasure resorts. Overnight at hotel Terrace or similar in Switzerland. (B, D)

Day 4
Day Free Suggested: Mount Titlis with Ice-Flyer Ride
After a continental breakfast, the day is free OR we suggest a full day excursion to Mt. Titlis with Ice-Flyer ride. We begin the tour with a visit to Mt. Titlis, which at 10,000 ft is the highest peak in central Switzerland. As you journey to Mt. Titlis through a series of three different cable car rides, you will be amazed as the scenery changes from green meadows, scenic lakes to snow clad mountains. See over 200 cable cars sporting different flags. Lookout for cable car number 73 that carries the Indian flag! The last leg of the ascent will be in the world’s first rotating cable car called the ‘Titlis Rotair’. At Mt. Titlis you have free time to play and enjoy in the snow, visit the Ice Cave or just relax at the restaurant. At the Terrace on top of the Mt. Titlis summit station, weather permitting, you could take an unforgettable ride on the “Ice- Flyer” an enclosed ski lift that travels only a few meters over the Titlis Glacier. Enjoy an Indian vegetarian lunch. Overnight at hotel Terrace or similar in Switzerland. (B, D)

Day 5
Orientation Tour of Bern Visit the Nestlé Chocolate factory Orientation Tour of Geneva
After a continental breakfast, we check-out of our hotel and drive towards Bern, the capital of Switzerland. Bern is the only Swiss city to be accorded World Heritage status.We proceed for an orientation tour of Bern, with its picturesque fountains. See the famous bears of Bern at the Bear Pits, the Clock Tower, the Parliament Buildings, Cathedral and Gothic Fountains. You have free time to stroll along the shopping arcades on one of Europe’s longest shopping promenades. We then take you to discover the process of chocolate manufacturing and the odours that come from it in the famous Maison Cailler (Nestlé) chocolate factory in Broc. Here you will realize the secrets of chocolate manufacturing inside this operating factory. The visit also traces the history of the factory from 1898 to the present. Later, we drive to Geneva. On arrival, we take you on an orientation tour of Geneva. At the Ariana Park, see the Palais des Nations, the European arm of the UNO and the International Red Cross. See the famous Broken Chair and the Brunswick Monument. Drive over the famous Mont Blanc Bridge with the River Rhone on one side and Lake Geneva on the other. You have free time to stroll through the exquisite English Gardens. Remember to take pictures of your family at the Floral Clock, a symbol of Geneva and the Jet D’Eau, the World’s tallest fountain shooting upto 145 meters. Overnight at hotel Chavannes De Bogis or similar in Geneva. (B, D)

Day 6
Visit to Evian Montreux & Visit to Chillon castle Onto Zurich
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and drive to Evian Les Bains, an elegant city. Evian, world-famous for its pure, natural spring water, is built in the form of an amphitheatre on Lake Geneva. Nestled between the lake and mountains, Evian benefits from a truly exceptional natural environment that has made it an internationally famous tourist resort. The town cultivates this privileged situation via top-quality landscaping and urban cleanliness, and by protecting the surrounding natural area., Evian has managed to preserve and highlight part of its architectural heritage. You have free time to walk through this beautiful town. We then continue to our next stop, the magnificent resort of Montreux and visit the Chillon Castle. Reference to the castle is first made in 1150, when it is said that the Counts of Savoy controlled it. Important reconstruction and enlargement works were carried out on the castle in stages, initiated by Count Thomas I of Savoy (1189-1233) and his four sons. However, it was Lord Byron who was to invest Chillon with a mythical dimension, when in 1816, whilst on a pilgrimage to the places described by Rousseau, he wrote his famous poem ‘The prisoner of Chillon.’ This account magnifies the sufferings of François Bonivard (1493-1570), prior of Saint-Victor in Geneva, who was held captive in Chillon because of his opposition to the House of Savoys and was subsequently liberated by the Bernese. We then depart for Zurich. Overnight at hotel NH Airport or similar in Zurich. (B,D)

Day 7
Return Home with Wonderful Memories
Today, after breakfast your ‘All of Switzerland’ tour ends as you check out of the hotel. Its time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of yourTour. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your tour and any suggestions you may have for the future. (B)

 

 

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