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*Orientation tour of Zurich
*See the magnificent Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen
*Excursion to Mt Titlis - (10,623 ft) on the famous Rotair, the world’s first revolving cable car
*Orientation tour of Geneva and Montreux
*Orientation tour of Lucerne
*Candlelight Dinner with Fondue tasting
*Travel in a Luxurious Mercedes Van
*Driver Guide - Services of a driver guide throughout the tour
*Services Driver Guide
*Accommodation in double/twin bedded rooms in hotels stated in the itinerary (or similar).
*Meals, coach tours, transfers, entrance fee, sightseeing tours and surface transportation as indicated in the itinerary.
*3 nights accommodation hotel Central or similar
*Return flights from the UK
*Porter fees at hotels, airports and seaports.
*Cost of items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, mini bar, etc.
*Any other items not mentioned in the Holiday Package Cost Includes list.
*Gratuities not included
*The third person sharing the room is provided with an additional mattress or a roll away bed.
*A surcharge may be applicable on certain departures.
*Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be amended. However, all mentioned services will remain unchanged.
*Fondue tasting Compliments of RED Tours with your Candlelight Dinner
*Enjoy Glass of Sparking Wine compliments of RED with your Fondue tasting!!
Day 1: Arrival into Switzerland: Geneva and Montreux Excursion
Welcome to Switzerland, the landlocked country at the cultural and geographical centre of Europe. Renowned for its snowbound Alps, lush green meadows and fresh water lakes the natural beauty within Switzerland is simply remarkable. On arrival to at Geneva airport you will be met in the arrivals hall by our Driver Guide and escorted to the luxury Mercedes Vehicle. We proceed to the lake side city of Geneva, where we embark on an orientation tour of Geneva and make a stop at the English Gardens “Jardin Des Anglais” for a stroll past the lakefront. Witness the famous “Jet D’ Eau”, which is a 130 metre-high jet of water on the lake. Thereafter, enjoy a drive past the Brunswick Monument and see the Palais De Nations, the European Headquarters of the UNO, the Red Cross Museum and the Botanical Gardens. Later we head to the resort town of Montreux, known as the Swiss Riviera, nestled along the shores of Lake Geneva for almost seven kilometres. The flower-adorned banks of exotic flowers and palm trees offer a sumptuous view of the mountain panorama. Return to you hotel to enjoy a comfortable overnight stay
Day 2:Visit the awe-inspiring Mt.Titlis, Engelberg Monastery & Lucerne
After breakfast, we proceed to Mt. Titlis. The 45-minute ride across 3 cable cars is awe-inspiring. You’ll see the scenery change from green meadows and scenic lakes to snow clad mountains. The last leg of the ride is on the famous Rotair, the world’s first revolving cable car that offers an awesome 360-degree panoramic view of the snow-covered valleys, glaciers, lakes, forests, and mountains of Switzerland. Descending back to the town we visit the beautiful Monastery home of Switzerland only cheese factory within a Monastery!
Later, we proceed to Lucerne, a beautiful city located at the northern tip of Lake Lucerne, the fourth largest lake in Switzerland to see the Lion Monument called Lowendenkmal. Thereafter stroll along the banks of the lake to see the Kapellbrucke (The Chapel Bridge, 670 ft long and the oldest wooden bridge in Europe) and then the Spreuerbrucke (266 ft Long), both spanning the Reuss River. Next enjoy some retail therapy at the ‘Bucherer,’ famous for Swiss watches, jewellery and souvenirs. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3: (Optional Tour: Jungfraujoch with Interlaken)
Enjoy a day of leisure OR join our visit to Jungfraujoch, also known as the “Top of Europe”. It lies at a height of 3,466 meters (11,371 ft) above sea level in the Bernese Alps, and is a UNESCO natural world heritage site. The Jungfrau region is the most glaciated part of the European Alps, containing Europe’s largest glacier and a range of classic glacial features, providing an outstanding record of the geological processes that formed the High Alps. Visitors are often amazed at the scenic splendour they witness from the Cog-Wheel train that climbs up to a height of 11,333 feet to reach Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in the world. The panoramic views of Switzerland from atop the mountain are simply breathtaking. Later we drive to Interlaken that lies in the Bernese Oberland on an alluvial plain, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at our Engelberg hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 4: Zurich Departure Day
Today we bid farewell to Switzerland but not before we drive to Schaffhausen to visit one of the largest waterfalls in Europe, the stunning Rhine Falls, between the cantons of Schaffhausen and Zürich. They are (450 ft) wide and (75 ft) high. Then on to Zurich for an orientation tour, visiting major sights and some of this city’s (possibly the world’s) most expensive and exclusive shopping avenues. Finally, head to Zurich airport for the flight home to London. While you sit and prepare for take-off, there’s time to reflect on the beautiful places visited and enriching experiences shared.