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  • Discover quintessentially Swiss cities like Zürich and Lucerne with private guides.
  • Explore the incredible castles of Lugano and Montreux’s Château of Chillon.
  • Sample the famous cheese of Gruyères and tour a Swiss chocolate factory.
  • Take in the impressive view of the Matterhorn from atop Gornergrat, near Zermatt.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of quality accommodations and ride iconic railways like the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express.
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Switzerland possesses some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, and the best way to take them all in is from the window of a first-class train. This captivating adventure across the mountain passes and rolling hills of the Alps connects idyllic Swiss cities and alpine adventure courtesy of one of the world’s most advanced (not to mention scenic) rail networks.

The journey begins in Zürich, the gorgeous alpine heart of Switzerland’s banking empire. Once settled, step out and explore the city on a privately guided walking tour of its must-see sights, including the historic Altstadt and the medieval Fraumünster church, home to Marc Chagall’s famous stained-glass windows.

A short first-class train ride delivers you next to Lucerne, the quintessential Swiss city. With a private guide, you’ll stroll its charming cobblestone streets in search of covered bridges, immaculately preserved medieval architecture, and other scenic delights. Later, take a relaxing cruise around Lake Lucerne before ascending to the 7,000-foot (2,000-meter) summit of Mount Pilatus by cogwheel train. Before departing, you’ll have the chance to breathe in the refreshing mountain air of the Bernese Oberland on a private tour of the valleys, lakes, and villages in the shadow of the towering Jungfrau.

The trip to Lugano is an experience all of its own. From the Gotthard Panorama Express, you’ll journey through the scenic landscapes of the historic St. Gotthard Pass to Italian-accented Lugano. Here, take a private tour of the fascinating castles of Bellinzona: Castelgrande, Montebello, and Sasso Corbaro, whose fortifications are collectively protected by UNESCO. ... Show More »

Another stunning rail journey connects you to St. Moritz, the playground of Europe’s elite. Aboard the Bernina Express, you’ll cross the picturesque Val Poschiavo to Bernina Pass, home to some of the most spectacular alpine scenery in Europe. From St. Moritz, you’ll board the world-famous Glacier Express for a beautiful eight-hour ride through the Swiss Alps, passing gorgeous pastures and alpine valleys and crossing the incredible Oberalp Pass en route to Zermatt.

Best known as the gateway to the iconic Matterhorn, the small village of Zermatt is pure Switzerland. The view from the top of the Gornergrat – a rocky ridge 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) up accessible by cogwheel train – can’t be beaten; from here, you can see almost all of Switzerland’s signature peaks, including the Matterhorn, Weisshorn, Monte Rosa Massif, and Dufourspitze.

One final stop before Geneva: Montreux, the gem of the Swiss Riviera and home to Château of Chillon, perhaps the most striking of Switzerland’s many castles. After exploring the castle and city with a private guide, combine three Swiss classics – chocolate, cheese, and scenic rail journeys – aboard the “Chocolate Train” to Gruyères to sample the town’s famous cheese at a factory before taking a tour of the Nestlé-Cailler chocolate factory in nearby Broc.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Zurich
    Zurich
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Switzerland - Welcome Package
    • Swiss Half-Fare Card - Swiss Half-Fare Card
    Ambassador a L`opera (B) (Superior)
  • Day 2 Zurich
    Zurich
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (2hrs) - Guide
    Ambassador a L`opera (B) (Superior)
  • Day 3 Zurich to Lucerne
    Zurich to Lucerne
    • Swiss Traveling Bellboy Service - Lucerne
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Zürich - Lucerne [45min] - 1st Class Ticket - Half Fare Card
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour with Chocolate & Cheese Tasting (3hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Lucerne
    Lucerne
    • Private Tour - Mount Pilatus with Boat Ride on Lake Lucerne (6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Boat (Swiss Half Fare Card)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Lucerne
    Lucerne
    • Private Tour - Full Day Bernese Oberland Tour - Luxury Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Lucerne to Lugano
    Lucerne to Lugano
    • Swiss Traveling Bellboy Service - Lugano
    • Train - Lucerne - Lugano [Gotthard Panorama Express (5.5 hrs)] - Panorama Express First Class Train Ticket
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Luxury Vehicle/Driver
    Dante (B) (Standard)
  • Day 7 Lugano
    Lugano
    • Private Tour - Castles of Bellinzona (Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro) (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver
    Dante (B) (Standard)
  • Day 8 Lugano to St. Moritz
    Lugano to St. Moritz
    • Swiss Traveling Bellboy Service - St.Moritz
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver
    • Train - Lugano - St. Moritz [Bernina Express with Private Transfer to Tirano] - Vehicle/Driver - 1st Class Train ( Half Fare Card)
    • Transfer - Complimentary Train Station Transfer
    Schweizerhof Swiss (B) (Superior)
  • Day 9 St. Moritz to Zermatt
    St. Moritz to Zermatt
    • Transfer - Complimentary Train Station Transfer
    • Train - St. Moritz - Zermatt [Glacier Express (8 hrs 15 mins)] - 1st Class Ticket - Half Fare Card
    • Private Tour - Scenic Helicopter Flight - Flight
    Julen (B) (Chalet Double Room)
  • Day 10 Zermatt
    Zermatt
    • Private Tour - Private Excursion to Mount Gornergrat (8 hrs) - Guide (Half fare Card - Ticket to Mt. Gornergrat
    Julen (B) (Chalet Double Room)
  • Day 11 Zermatt to Montreux
    Zermatt to Montreux
    • Swiss Traveling Bellboy Service - Montreux
    • Transfer - Complimentary Train Station Transfer
    • Train - Zermatt - Montreux [Approx. 2 hrs 45 mins] - 1st Class - Half Fare
    • Private Transfer - Train Station - Luxury Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour with Chillon Castle - Luxury Vehicle/Guide
    Suisse Majestic Grand Hotel (B) (Deluxe Lake View)
  • Day 12 Montreux
    Montreux
    • Chocolate Train, Gruyeres Cheese Factory, Castle & Cailler-Nestle Chocolate Tour (approx. 8hrs) - First Class
    Suisse Majestic Grand Hotel (B) (Deluxe Lake View)
  • Day 13 Montreux to Geneva
    Montreux to Geneva
    • Private Transfer - Montreux - Geneva [(1hr)] - Luxury Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour (2 hrs) - Guide
    Bristol (B) (Superior)
  • Day 14 Geneva
    Geneva
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Luxury Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Zurich

Upon arrival to Zurich Airport, an English-speaking representative will be waiting for you near the luggage pick-up area, holding a sign with your name on it. This representative will direct you to your awaiting vehicle and driver who will transfer you to your hotel.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), local contact list, various brochures of the destinations you will be visiting and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon arrival at the first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Ambassador a L`opera (B) (Superior)

With its unique location in the heart of Zurich, the Small Luxury Hotel Ambassador à l’Opéra has always been the first choice for a discerning clientele: lovers of culture and the arts and holiday guests from all over the world. Each room is equipped with a smartphone to use free of charge. The stylish and very individual hotel rooms, with free Wi-Fi and many other high-end amenities, make for a memorable, eventful stay in Zurich. Enjoy true sleeping comfort in luxurious, electronically adjustable beds. The hotel is just steps away from beautiful Lake Zurich, and the opera house; galleries, museums, the world-famous and exclusive Bahnhofstrasse shopping street within walking distance. On-site dining options include breakfast, a rooftop bar, and well-appointed tasting menus. Guests can use the nearby "Silhouette" gym free of charge.

Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Zurich
Zurich
Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -   Ambassador a L'opera
Ambassador a L'opera

Day 2: Zurich

Explore the city center of Zurich on a relaxing walking tour through Switzerland’s largest city and one of the world’s most important financial centers. With your private guide, wander along the streets and take in a good overview of Zurich’s many sides. Stroll through the business district, lined with ample shopping opportunities, through the Old Town, and along the lake to recharge amongst the greenery of the city’s recreational areas on the outskirts. Visit Fraumünster to see Chagall’s stained-glass church windows, and stop at the lake for a wonderful panoramic view of the city. As this is an orientation tour, entrance fees are not included and must be paid locally if you wish to enter any sites.

Accommodation: Ambassador a L`opera (B) (Superior)
Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Zurich
Zurich

Day 3: Zurich - Lucerne

Enjoy traveling by train without having to navigate the system with the burden of heavy luggage. Your baggage will be transferred from your Zürich hotel to your next hotel with same day delivery thanks to the Swiss Traveling Bellboy Service. Simply use your luggage tag and have your bags ready at the front desk first thing this morning. The service includes a customized luggage tag and private baggage transfer.

Meet your guide for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

Board a train with service from Zurich to Lucerne. Approximate travel time is 45 minutes.

Explore the picturesque storybook city of Lucerne, a charming city with many faces, with your private English-speaking driver. Situated on banks of Lake Lucerne, the city has a long and fascinating history. Begin with a stroll across the 14th century Chapel Bridge and cross the Mill Bridge to see the macabre “Dance of Death” paintings. Pass by the Musegg Wall, the old city ramparts and the stately Town Hall, displaying suits of armor reminiscent of the Middle Ages. Continue to the Lion Monument, built in tribute to the Swiss Guards who defended the Royal Palace in Versailles during the French Revolution. An optional visit to the Swiss Transport Museum can be arranged. Famous for its huge collection of rail vehicles, aircraft cars, bicycles, and motorbikes as well as other exhibits and models connected with the history of transport and communication. During this tour you will also get an opportunity to discover some of the finest Swiss chocolate and cheese specialties through a tasting at one of the local artisan shops. These handmade delicacies make for a perfect gift to take home to your family and friends. Entrance fees are not included as this is a scenic orientation tour, any entrance fees required must be paid locally.

Accommodation: Wilden Mann

Wilden Mann Hotel an oasis of charm and hospitality snuggled in the picturesque old town of Lucerne. Each room is individually and beautifully decorated with a flair for detail. Wilden Mann is 200 meters from Lucerne’s most famous landmark, the Chapel Bridge. Lucerne train station and Lake Lucerne can be reached within an 8 minutes’ walk. The Wilden Mann Hotel has become synonymous with a creative cuisine with 3 on site restaurants, perfect service and top-quality facilities in a unique setting. A gem with the incomparable charm of bygone days, it currently extends across seven townhouses. Each room is individually and beautifully decorated with a flair for detail. A feeling for tradition harmoniously linked with modern comforts.

Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lion Monument
Lion Monument
Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lucerne
Lucerne

Day 4: Lucerne

Leave behind the quaint city of Lucerne and head to nearby Mount Pilatus with your private guide, including a boat ride on Lake Lucerne. Begin the day with a leisurely cruise on the crystal-clear waters of Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad. From here, board the world’s steepest cogwheel train and ascend to Pilatus Kulm, at a breathtaking 7000 feet in height. At the top of Mount Pilatus stroll around to enjoy the dramatic panoramic views over the Swiss Alps and Lucerne. To descend, board an aerial cable car to Fraenkmuentegg, where you will change to smaller cable cars and sweep over pine forests and mountain meadows to the village of Kriens. Return to Lucerne by private transfer. First class Golden Round Trip tickets to Mount Pilatus, private guide, boat trip, cogwheel train, cable car and private transfer are included.

Accommodation: Wilden Mann
Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Panorama from Mount Pilatus, Switzerland
Panorama from Mount Pilatus, Switzerland

Day 5: Lucerne

Breathe in the refreshing clear air of Bernese Oberland, and head into the high Alpine wonderland outside of Lucerne with your private English-speaking driver for a full day exploring the picturesque lakes, glacial valleys, and snow-capped peaks. Relax and enjoy the scenic wonders roll by your window as you travel along Lake Lucerne to the ancient Celtic settlement of Alpnachstad. Continue past Lungern Lake into the Aare valley, home to the shimmering beauty of Lake Brienz. Stop in its namesake town, the quaint village of Brienz, and peruse the local stores for various hand-carved wood items. Continue by private vehicle to the valley of 72 waterfalls, where cascades gush down the vertical cliff faces of the Lauterbrunnen valley. The most famous landmark is the thundering Staubbach Falls. Continue to Interlaken to gaze upon magnificent views of Jungfrau summit, the “Queen of the Alps”. Enjoy one last look at the high Alpine country on your return drive to Lucerne at the end of the day.

Accommodation: Wilden Mann
Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bernese Oberland
Bernese Oberland

Day 6: Lucerne - Lugano

Enjoy traveling by train without having to navigate the system with the burden of heavy luggage. Your baggage will be transferred from your Lucerne hotel to your next hotel with same day delivery thanks to the Swiss Traveling Bellboy Service. Simply use your luggage tag and have your bags ready at the front desk first thing this morning. The service includes a customized luggage tag and private baggage transfer.

Travel from Lucerne to Lugano today on a memorable panoramic journey along the historic Gotthard panoramic route. Board a spectacular steam-boat to whisk you across Lake Lucerne. Sail Lake Lucerne with the mountains as your backdrop. A reservation for lunch has been made, and your lunch is à la carte, payable directly on the boat. Glide past the Rütli meadow, the Schillerstein rock, Tellskapelle chapel, and other historic sites. In Fluëlen, board the waiting panoramic train and depart on a memorable train journey along the historic Gotthard panoramic route. Passing through the Gotthard tunnel between Göschenen and Airolo, which opened in 1882,  the journey winds its way towards Lugano with its distinct Mediterranean flair. A city of palm trees welcomes you in Lugano.

Meet your guide for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

Accommodation: Dante (B) (Standard)

Situated on the quiet Piazza Cioccaro in the heart of Lugano, right at the funicular to the train station. It is easily accessible by every means of transport, and is located in a beautiful, captivating pedestrian area with a wealth of history, shops and city life! The hotel is famous for its rich buffet breakfast. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire building and 2 internet workstations are at your disposal in the lobby. All rooms and suites in the Lugano Dante Hotel are air-conditioned and soundproofed. Beds feature high-quality mattresses. The hotel is 100% Smoke-Free.

Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Gotthard Pass
Gotthard Pass
Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lugano
Lugano

Day 7: Lugano

Bellinzona sits at a strategic gateway between Switzerland and Italy, a key trading point in Medieval times and fortified as far back as the 1st century BC during the Roman era. With your private English-speaking driver, set out from Lugano and drive approximately 30 minutes through the foothills of the Alps to Bellinzona. Many modern tourists only know the town as a quick stop on the way to Mediterranean holiday resorts in Italy, but the town boasts a rich medieval heritage. A group of fortified walls and three castles named Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro stand guard over the city, and their defensive walls are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the day exploring the fortifications, then discover the charming town below the towering citadels. The mild temperatures south of the Alps are a warm welcome, and the town is home to a bustling market, open-air concerts, and outdoor restaurants sampling the local Canton of Ticino specialties. The town has a distinctive Italianità – or Italian-ness – unlike the rest of Switzerland, as part of the only Canton where Italian is the sole official language. End the day with a half hour drive back to Lugano.

Accommodation: Dante (B) (Standard)
Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Castles of Bellinzona
Castles of Bellinzona

Day 8: Lugano - St. Moritz

Enjoy traveling by train without having to navigate the system with the burden of heavy luggage. Your baggage will be transferred from your Lugano hotel to your next hotel with same day delivery thanks to the Swiss Traveling Bellboy Service. Simply use your luggage tag and have your bags ready at the front desk first thing this morning. The service includes a customized luggage tag and private baggage transfer.

Meet your guide for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

Meet your private English-speaking driver and head out by private vehicle from Lugano, Switzerland on a scenic 2.5-hour drive to Tirano, Italy. Board the Bernina Express for a spectacular journey to St. Moritz, Switzerland, and climb the palm trees of Italy to the glistening glaciers of Switzerland in just a few short hours. The section of the railway car from Tirano to Thusis was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its spectacular beauty. Admire the Poschiavo Valley far below the train as the fragrances of the southern climes begins to mix with the bracing alpine air. Pass Lake Poschiavo, through forests of chestnut trees and around the famous circular viaduct in Brusio. Approach the top of the Bernina Pass – without any cogwheels, the train ascends towards the magnificent alpine scenery; glaciers, snow, and heady peaks surround d the 2253 meter pass crossing towards Engadine. In the Albula Valley, the Bernina Express winds its way through 5 loops tunnels from Preda to Bergün, then through the soaring heights of the Solis and Landwasser viaducts. Wind down through the confluence of the Rhine tributaries and through the green Domleschg Valley, with its stunning forts and castles. After a spectacular journey, disembark in St. Moritz.

Meet the driver from your hotel for a complimentary train station transfer.

Accommodation: Schweizerhof Swiss (B) (Superior)

Schweizerhof Swiss with its rich tradition, the hotel is a meeting place for all those wanting to enjoy St. Moritz's legendary, pulsating nightlife. The breathtaking panorama of the lake, exclusive cuisine and the warm and friendly hospitality are as appreciated by guests as its blend of a traditional and modern atmosphere. A visit to one of the different bars is a definite must. The Schweizerhof is situated in the village center, with a superb view over the lake and just 3 minutes' walking distance from the Chantarella funicular station. The hotel offers guests a varied local cuisine with that certain touch of refinement.

Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bernina Express
Bernina Express
Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Schweizerhof St. Moritz
Schweizerhof St. Moritz

Day 9: St. Moritz - Zermatt

Meet the driver from your hotel for a complimentary train station transfer.

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Swiss Alps, the Glacier Express train is a spectacular journey from St. Moritz to Zermatt, much more than a regular trainride through the Swiss countryside. The fascinating 8-hour (approximately) rail journey crosses over 291 bridges, passes through 91 tunnels and sweeps over the mesmerizing Oberalp pass (6,670 feet). Experience the Swiss Alps in all their breathtaking magnificence from the comfort of your seat in the panorama car as unspoiled mountain forests, lush Alpine pastures, rushing mountain streams and mountain valleys with their rich traditions stretching back hundreds of years unfold before you. Wind through the valley carved out by the Rhine and the Rhone rivers, and past the Rhone Glacier amidst the soaring Swiss peaks. Today’s train journey includes a 3-course lunch (beverages extra, payable on the train) and your seat reservation.

Enjoy a private twenty minute scenic flight over Matterhorn today.

Accommodation: Julen (B) (Chalet Double Room)

Located in the heart of Zermatt, Hotel Julen offers a traditional wooden building with plenty of charm, an elegant restaurant and a 3-storey spa area with indoor pool. The cozy rooms at Romantik Julen Hotel combine traditional Alpine interiors with modern amenities and private balcony. The Hotel's restaurant serves a combination of local traditional dishes and international food, while the tavern offers fine wines from local wineries. Guests can relax at the large spa centre, which includes an indoor swimming pool, steam baths, solarium, sauna and fitness room.

Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Matterhorn
Matterhorn
Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Glacier Express
Glacier Express

Day 10: Zermatt

Virtually every region has its “must” – and in the Alps, it is the Gornergrat. Meet your private guide at your hotel in Zermatt and make your way on foot to the cogwheel train station. Relax on the ride leading over dramatic bridges, through galleries, tunnels, across forests of larch and Swiss stone pine, and past rocky ravines and mountain lakes. Experience the breathtaking panorama of 29 of Switzerland’s 34 mountains over 12,000 feet in height, all within a small radius of 9 miles, viewed from an altitude of 10,000 feet above sea level. Once you reach the Gornergrat summit station, you will have spectacular views of Matterhorn, Weisshorn, Monte Rosa Massif, and its highest peak Dufourspitze. Here you will also find plenty of space to walk around and enjoy the scenery and time to enjoy a fresh lunch at Europe’s highest-altitude hotel and restaurant, where reservations are included but the meal will be paid for locally. At the end of the day, board the cogwheel train back to Zermatt with your guide.

Accommodation: Julen (B) (Chalet Double Room)
Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Gornergrat Cogwheel & Matterhorn
Gornergrat Cogwheel & Matterhorn

Day 11: Zermatt - Montreux

Enjoy traveling by train without having to navigate the system with the burden of heavy luggage. Your baggage will be transferred from your Zermatt hotel to your next hotel with same day delivery thanks to the Swiss Traveling Bellboy Service. Simply use your luggage tag and have your bags ready at the front desk first thing this morning. The service includes a customized luggage tag and private baggage transfer.

Your hotel will provide a complimentary car transfer between the train station and the hotel.

Board a train from Zermatt to Montreux with a change of trains in Visp. Approximate travel time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Meet your guide for a train station transfer with a private vehicle.

Meet your guide for a half day city tour with a tour of Chillon Castle. After a panoramic tour within Montreux visit the most striking of the Swiss castles: Chateau de Chillon. It was erected in the 13th century on Roman foundations and was the residence of the County of Savoy throughout the Middle Ages. Originally a fortress, the Castle of Chillon (same as Byron’s famous Prisoner of Chillon) underwent numerous transformations while adapting to the advances in defensive and offensive weapons through the ages. Other modifications were made to accommodate the pomp and ceremony of castle life. The dungeon is a major attraction. Includes local guide, vehicle, entrance fee to the castle and audio guide..

Accommodation: Suisse Majestic Grand Hotel (B) (Deluxe Lake View)

Combining old charm of the Belle Epoque period, the Suisse Majestic Grand Hotel  is located in the heart of Montreux, opposite the train station, and close to shops and the lake. The very traditional Belle Époque building is influenced by the neighbouring style of French architecture and evokes a feeling of grandeur. Recently renovated the elegant guest rooms feature  stunning views of the lake and the Swiss and the French Alps. The large lobby is elegantly furnished with antiques and adjoins the reception area that has immediate access to the large panoramic terrace. The hotel has one of the only restaurants in Montreux with a GaultMilau award and the relaxing wine bar lounge is the perfect place for an evening aperitif or late night tipple. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire hotel.

Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Chilion Castle
Chilion Castle
Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Montreux
Montreux

Day 12: Montreux

Two of Switzerland’s best known culinary products are cheese and chocolate. Sample some of the most delicious examples of these treats today by riding the “Chocolate Train” of the Golden Pass Services on a journey from Montreux to Gruyères, visiting the Nestlé-Cailler chocolate factory located in Broc. Enjoy the scenic journey on the nostalgic "Belle-Époque" carriage or in the panoramic car, enjoying a coffee and croissant along the way. Visit the "Gruyères" cheese factory, where your included audio guide will lead you through the historical cheese-making process and sample some of the famous cheese from the region. Enjoy some leisure time to explore the village and its castle, and stop in a local restaurant for lunch (not included).

Next, continue to Broc to visit the chocolate factory. Start with a short film about the chocolate making process, then enjoy a short tour through the factory’s facilities. End your visit at the Nestlé-Cailler chocolate factory by sampling some of their delicious chocolates. There is the opportunity to purchase some chocolate at the end of the tour. Settle in for a scenic train ride back to Montreux through the stunning Swiss countryside.

Accommodation: Suisse Majestic Grand Hotel (B) (Deluxe Lake View)
Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Gruyeres Cheese Factory
Gruyeres Cheese Factory

Day 13: Montreux - Geneva

Meet with your private driver for a transfer from Montreux to Geneva. Approximate transfer time is 1 hour.

Gain insight into Geneva on a private walking orientation tour of the city with your English-speaking guide.  The territory of the "Republic & Canton of Geneva" covers only 110 square miles, yet thanks to its central location, it is and has always been a crossroad of Europe, a great international center home to the United Nations Office, the International Red Cross, the International Labor Office, and much, much more. Among Geneva's main attractions is its beautiful Old Town, perfect for a stroll or relax in a sidewalk Café and soak up the past, fascinated by the charm of its narrow, winding, historic French streets. Art lovers can just meander at leisure through its scores of stunning art galleries and antique hunters will be overwhelmed by the authentic treasures of its shops. Geneva, proud of its glorious past, cherishes the relics of its ancient heritage and offers up the chance of taking an exciting promenade through 2000 years of history. As this is an orientation tour, entrance fees are not included and any sites of interest must be paid for locally.

Accommodation: Bristol (B) (Superior)

The Bristol Hotel is situated in the heart of Geneva, a traditional charming hotel centrally located near the main train station, the lake and the shopping and financial districts. A few steps from the lake, is this charming hotel that invites you to discover a blend of unique antique furniture with modern tasteful design and up-to-date amenities. Located in a quiet square on Mont-Blanc Street, the Bristol Hotel unveils itself as a real oasis of tranquility in the city center. All guest rooms combine classical elegance with spacious comfort in a non-smoking setting. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel, and there are 2 on-site dining options in addition to a wellness center for guests to enjoy.

Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Old Town Geneva
Old Town Geneva
Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Geneva
Geneva

Day 14: Geneva

Transfer from the airport to your hotel in a private vehicle with driver.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
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Ambassador a L`opera (B) (Superior): Zurich

With its unique location in the heart of Zurich, the Small Luxury Hotel Ambassador à l’Opéra has always been the first choice for a discerning clientele: lovers of culture and the arts and holiday guests from all over the world. Each room is equipped with a smartphone to use free of charge. The stylish and very individual hotel rooms, with free Wi-Fi and many other high-end amenities, make for a memorable, eventful stay in Zurich. Enjoy true sleeping comfort in luxurious, electronically adjustable beds. The hotel is just steps away from beautiful Lake Zurich, and the opera house; galleries, museums, the world-famous and exclusive Bahnhofstrasse shopping street within walking distance. On-site dining options include breakfast, a rooftop bar, and well-appointed tasting menus. Guests can use the nearby "Silhouette" gym free of charge.

Wilden Mann: Lucerne

Wilden Mann Hotel an oasis of charm and hospitality snuggled in the picturesque old town of Lucerne. Each room is individually and beautifully decorated with a flair for detail. Wilden Mann is 200 meters from Lucerne’s most famous landmark, the Chapel Bridge. Lucerne train station and Lake Lucerne can be reached within an 8 minutes’ walk. The Wilden Mann Hotel has become synonymous with a creative cuisine with 3 on site restaurants, perfect service and top-quality facilities in a unique setting. A gem with the incomparable charm of bygone days, it currently extends across seven townhouses. Each room is individually and beautifully decorated with a flair for detail. A feeling for tradition harmoniously linked with modern comforts.

Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Wilden Mann Hotel
Wilden Mann Hotel
Swiss Grand Train Journey Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Wilden Mann Hotel Lobby
Wilden Mann Hotel Lobby

Dante (B) (Standard): Lugano

Situated on the quiet Piazza Cioccaro in the heart of Lugano, right at the funicular to the train station. It is easily accessible by every means of transport, and is located in a beautiful, captivating pedestrian area with a wealth of history, shops and city life! The hotel is famous for its rich buffet breakfast. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire building and 2 internet workstations are at your disposal in the lobby. All rooms and suites in the Lugano Dante Hotel are air-conditioned and soundproofed. Beds feature high-quality mattresses. The hotel is 100% Smoke-Free.

Schweizerhof Swiss (B) (Superior): St. Moritz

Schweizerhof Swiss with its rich tradition, the hotel is a meeting place for all those wanting to enjoy St. Moritz's legendary, pulsating nightlife. The breathtaking panorama of the lake, exclusive cuisine and the warm and friendly hospitality are as appreciated by guests as its blend of a traditional and modern atmosphere. A visit to one of the different bars is a definite must. The Schweizerhof is situated in the village center, with a superb view over the lake and just 3 minutes' walking distance from the Chantarella funicular station. The hotel offers guests a varied local cuisine with that certain touch of refinement.

Julen (B) (Chalet Double Room): Zermatt

Located in the heart of Zermatt, Hotel Julen offers a traditional wooden building with plenty of charm, an elegant restaurant and a 3-storey spa area with indoor pool. The cozy rooms at Romantik Julen Hotel combine traditional Alpine interiors with modern amenities and private balcony. The Hotel's restaurant serves a combination of local traditional dishes and international food, while the tavern offers fine wines from local wineries. Guests can relax at the large spa centre, which includes an indoor swimming pool, steam baths, solarium, sauna and fitness room.

Suisse Majestic Grand Hotel (B) (Deluxe Lake View): Montreux

Combining old charm of the Belle Epoque period, the Suisse Majestic Grand Hotel  is located in the heart of Montreux, opposite the train station, and close to shops and the lake. The very traditional Belle Époque building is influenced by the neighbouring style of French architecture and evokes a feeling of grandeur. Recently renovated the elegant guest rooms feature  stunning views of the lake and the Swiss and the French Alps. The large lobby is elegantly furnished with antiques and adjoins the reception area that has immediate access to the large panoramic terrace. The hotel has one of the only restaurants in Montreux with a GaultMilau award and the relaxing wine bar lounge is the perfect place for an evening aperitif or late night tipple. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire hotel.

Bristol (B) (Superior): Geneva

The Bristol Hotel is situated in the heart of Geneva, a traditional charming hotel centrally located near the main train station, the lake and the shopping and financial districts. A few steps from the lake, is this charming hotel that invites you to discover a blend of unique antique furniture with modern tasteful design and up-to-date amenities. Located in a quiet square on Mont-Blanc Street, the Bristol Hotel unveils itself as a real oasis of tranquility in the city center. All guest rooms combine classical elegance with spacious comfort in a non-smoking setting. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel, and there are 2 on-site dining options in addition to a wellness center for guests to enjoy.

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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  • Sandra S — August 11, 2019 — Europe

    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my rooms, and tours, but after this experience, I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10), but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

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