This journey takes you to a diverse selection of Central Switzerland’s most interesting sights. There’s a wonderful mix of cities, towns, and villages like Grindelwald, Luzern, Bern, and Zurich, as well as a plethora of breathtaking natural wonders like mountains, lakes, gorges, and waterfalls to visit. In addition, there will be some traditional Swiss food and drink experiences.
- Bernese Oberland
- Staubbach Falls,
- Trummelbach Falls
- Mount Pilatus
- Lake Luzern
- Swiss Alps
Day 1 Zurich Airport Pick and drive to Luzern
Lucerne Day 1
Arrive Zurich Airport. Be picked up and drive to Luzern, check in and have a guided tour around Luzern taking in the Lion Monument, the Wooden Bridge, Lakeside and the Old Town and if time allows a drive to a local beauty spot offering views of Lake Luzern and the Swiss Alps.
Day 2 Day on Mt Pilatus
Pilatus – Luzern
With your guide explore the Golden round trip to Mt Pilatus. Take the boat to Alpnachstad from Luzern and take the steepest cog wheel in Europe to Mt Pilatus at 2132m above sea level. Stroll around the summit, take some stunning pictures of the Alps, do the cave walk and have a bite to eat. Then using the larger cable car, travel down half way to Frakmuntegg where possibly try a mountain toboggan or even a rope park. Make your way down to Kriens in a gondola before heading back to Luzern to either a chocolate factory or a local beauty spot.
Day 3 Day in the Bernese Oberland
Day in the Bernese Oberland.
Be driven or take the train to Brunig where your driver will pick you up and take you to the steep sided Aare Gorge, then head to the Giessbach Falls, where you can walk under the falls themselves before having lunch at this charming old hotel.
Take the Funicular down to the lakeside and catch the ferry to Brienz where your guide will pick you up and guide you through this lakeside village and meet some traditional woodcarvers.
Journey through Interlaken and onto Lauterbrunnen to marvel at the 300m Staubbach Falls, before heading on to the Trummelbach Falls to see a waterfall within a mountain. If time permits we go head to Isenfluh and catch the Cable car to Sulwald for a drink and take in the breathtaking views of the Tiger, Monch and Jungfrau before checking into your hotel in Interlaken.
Day 4 Choose your own guided activity in the Bernese Oberland
Several options – Let your guide help you plan one of several options – take a trip up Jungfrau or Schilthorn. Or alternatively have an easier day shopping in Interlaken or a trip to Grindelwald and Mt First. Alternatively a trip east to the Gelmerbahn and the Rhone Glacier or why not visit the Ballenberg village for a slice of how Switzerland used to be. The choice is yours.
Day 5 Bern and Zurich
Take in 2 famous cities in one day and drive to the Nations capital Bern and take a guided tour to the Rosegarden for stunning views over the city, the Cathedral, the Bear enclosure and the Parliament buildings. Have a quick bite to eat and drive onto Zurich, if time allows take in a Cheese dairy, possibly taking in the nations most beating heart and stroll along Bahnhof Strasse and do some window shopping and take in the Gross and Frauen Munster before heading into the old town for dinner before heading to you Airport Hotel.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Infant seats available
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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