Day 1 – Lugano
Arrive in Switzerland and make your way to Lugano. Enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere in this southern town. Stroll along the lakeside promenade or go up to Monte Bre or San Salvatore. Overnight stay in Lugano.
Day 2 – Lugano
Today after breakfast you can take an optional excursion to Swiss Miniatur which is in Melide, a convenient 7 minutes train trip from Lugano. This special attraction of Switzerland, covering an area of 14,000 sq mts, houses replicas of the famous buildings, castles and cathedrals, and has over 3500 mts of rail with no less than 18 trains, funiculars and cable cars in motion. Overnight in Lugano.
Day 3 – Zermatt
After breakfast, take the train from Lugano to Andermatt (we suggest you take a train at around 1100 hrs). From Andermatt you connect to the Glacier Express and experience one of the best train journeys in the world which will take you to Zermatt. Overnight stay in Zermatt.
Day 4 – Zermatt – Montreux – Rochers – de – naye
After breakfast, spend the day in this car free resort where horse drawn carriages and sleighs along with electric cars are the only vehicles you will see. Zermatt is surrounded by 38 mountains which are around 4000 meters high. Proceed to Montreux and on arrival visit Rochers-De-Naye, a one hour journey by cogwheel train from Montreux. The 2045 metre mountain offers an imposing view over the Alps, Lake Geneva and the Swiss Romande region. If you are lucky, you will view several species of Marmot from around the world, which live in several large enclosures. Also visit La Rambertia, the Alpine garden where you can examine nearly 800 varieties of Alpine plants and flowers. Overnight in Montreux.
Day 5 – Montreux – Glacier 3000
After breakfast, this morning travel to Gstaad and onward to Col Du Pillon which is the base of the Glacier 3000. Once on top, there are various activities for young and old. The one kilometre Alpine Coaster, the world’s highest bobsleigh track, is a must. There are also husky dog sled rides, the snow bus and skiing galore. Overnight in Montreux.
Day 6 – Interlaken
After breakfast, make your way to Interlaken, the town nestled between Lake Thun and Brienz. Arrive and spend the rest of the day visiting the Hoheweg with its quaint cafes, boutiques and jewellery stores. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day 7 – Interlaken – Jungfrau
Today after breakfast you can take an optional excursion to Jungfrau – Top of Europe, which at 3454 meters is the highest railway station in Europe. On your descent you can visit the neighboring town of Grindelwald or else take a leisurely cruise on Lake Brienz. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day 8 – Lucerne
The day starts with a memorable rail trip on the GoldenPass line from Interlaken to the city of lights- Lucerne (panoramic coach seats in 1st class only). Arrive in Lucerne and spend the day at leisure visiting the Swiss Transport Museum, the IMAX Theatre or the Lion Monument on your own. Overnight in Lucerne.
Day 9 – Lucerne – Mt. Pilatus
This morning get set to depart for an excursion to The Dragon Mountain – Pilatus. Board the lake Lucerne cruise from Lucerne to Alpnachstad, then up to Pilatus by the steepest cogwheel railway in the world. During winter you take the bus from Lucerne to Kriens and further a panoramic gondola from Kriens to Pilatus. Overnight in Lucerne.
Day 10 – Depart
This morning after breakfast depart catch a train to airport for your flight back.