06 Days / 05 Nights
Destination Covered :
Zurich - Grindelwald -
Zermatt - Sedrun - St.Moritz - Zurich.
Best travel-season for this tour is from end of June to
1st day - Monday
(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 steep sided curve of the river Aare and backed
by the majestic 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 - Tuesday
(Grindelwald and region)
Today we stay at Grindelwald and explore the magnificent 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 massive rock
through mountain Eiger - to Jungfrau Joch - the Top of Europe on a summit of
3'454 meters (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 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 Wednesday
(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 all season ski resort 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 - Thursday
(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
5th day - Friday
(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 colored 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 Italy (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 - Saturday
(St. Moritz - Zernez (National park) - Flüelapass (2'382 m) - Davos -
Chur - Heidi land - Zurich)
We leave St. Moritz in the morning and drive along the Swiss National park
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 colored 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.
A hard winter or heavy snowfall (especially in the months of
May/June/October) can alter the tour program.