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The Grand Tour of Switzerland for solo travellers

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Gasp at the breathtaking beauty of Switzerland's alpine scenery on a spectacular tour by train, cable car, boat and bus

Follow in the footsetps of 19th-century travellers and discover Switzerland's breathtaking timeless beauty. On this exhilarating tour you'll see alpine villages, sparkling glacial lakes, historic cities, wild-flower meadows and snow-topped mountains.

Including...

8 nights in hotels

14 meals: 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners

Excursions and visits

  • A cable-car ride to the top of Schilthorn
  • Cross Lake Lucerne by paddle-steamer
  • A guided walking tour of historic Lucerne
  • Journey aboard the Bernina Express
  • Cruise Lake Thun from Interlaken
  • Bern city tour
  • Visit to St Moritz

Use of audio headsets on selected guided tours

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Day 1 UK-Zurich-Davos

Zurich

Fly to Zurich, then travel by train to Davos, the highest town in the Alps, for a two-night stay at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Sunstar Davos. B


Day 2 Davos

Davos

Breathe deep, enjoy the crystal clear air – at 1,560m Davos is the highest town in the Alps – and utilise your complimentary travel card to explore the resort by local train, bus and cable car. Enjoy an included full-day excursion to the stylish resort of St Moritz. The birthplace of alpine winter tourism is one of the world's most famous and exclusive holiday resorts. Travel by train to this iconic playground to walk the streets, bask in the 'champagne climate', enjoy browsing the chic designer shops, and depending on opening times, maybe take the chance to ride on the Corvatsch cable car. B, D


Day 3 Davos-Tirano-Bellinzona

Bernina Express

Board the narrow-gauge Bernina Express for one of Switzerland's most scenic railway journeys. Pass snow covered mountains and glaciers, cross the 2,253 metre high Bernina Pass, snake through tunnels, and pass over circular viaducts to reach Tirano in Italy. Explore the old town, then take the bus along the shores of Lake Como to Lugano. Hop aboard a train for the short journey to Bellinzona for a two night stay, half board, at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Internazionale. B,D


Day 4 Bellinzona

Montebello & Castelgrande at Bellinzona

This historic gateway to Italy is home to three breathtaking, UNESCO-listed medieval castles that loom over its ancient heart, and are strikingly Italianate in feel. B

You can join an optional half day train excursion to Locarno on Lake Maggiore.


Day 5 Bellinzona-Lucerne-Interlaken-Wengen

Interlaken

Follow the William Tell Express route for a journey across Central Switzerland, through lovely fertile valleys and past snow-topped mountains. At Flüelen you'll transfer to the William Tell ferry and glide across the lake to Lucerne where you'll enjoy a guided tour of this historic city. From here take the train to the Swiss resort of Interlaken, which lies prettily between Lakes Thun and Brienz. The charming village resort of Wengen, where you'll stay three nights at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Sunstar Wengen or similar. B, D


Day 6 Schilthorn

Schilthorn cableway

Today you can look forward to an exhilarating cable-car ride up to the top of the 2,970-metre high summit of Schilthorn. In revolving Piz Gloria restaurant where, famously, scenes from the 1969 film On her Majesty's Secret Service were filmed, you can enjoy views of over 200 mountain peaks. B


Day 7 Wengen

Wengen

The village of Wengen lies at 1,300 metres in the heart of the Bernese Oberland and boasts superb views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. From here you can take numerous cable-car routes up into the mountains and perhaps enjoy a walk through exquisitely pretty countryside along a marked trail.

An optional half day excursion takes you up and through the soaring heights of Jungfraujoch to Europe's highest railway station. B, D


Day 8 Wengen-Interlaken-Bern

Bern

Travel to Bern for a one-night stay at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Allegro Bern. Learn more about this beautifully preserved historic city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a fascinating included guided tour. Enjoy a farewell drink and dinner tonight. B, D


Day 9 Bern-Zurich-UK

Travel to Zurich airport for your return flight to the UK. B



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