Switzerland: A Fairytale Journey from Zurich to Zermatt (9 Days/ 8 Nights) - Elite Voyages
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Switzerland: A Fairytale Journey from Zurich to Zermatt (9 Days/ 8 Nights)

from $4,540

Beyond the stereotypical cultural references of Switzerland; chocolate, cheese fondue, the Matterhorn, cuckoo clocks, and yodeling, of course; Switzerland is all about incredible journeys, exciting Alpine pursuits, and urban culture thriving in solitude within the European Union. Switzerland has it all – but what if there was a world beyond the Swiss Alps and chocolate souvenirs?

With over 1,500 lakes, 38,500 miles of hiking trails, 5,000 mountain lifts, and cable cars, all crammed into a space just larger than the state of Vermont, there is plenty to do in Switzerland off-the-beaten-path. With some of the prettiest hiking trails, atmospheric alpine inns, world-renowned cuisine, and cultural hotspots, you can enjoy a different experience every time you visit Switzerland.

From hiking the hills filled with the music of nature, to skiing the Matterhorn, taking a cruise along Lake Lucerne, white water rafting,  hot-air-ballooning over green pastures, there is plenty of excitement for the more adventurous traveler, or for those looking for a quieter leisure stroll, there are chocolate and cheese-themed tours by train, wine tasting in medieval castles, world-famous museums, and cultural-themed small-group events to delve into the Swiss heritage. Explore your adventure with Elite Voyage’s “Switzerland: A Fairytale Journey from Zurich to Zermatt (9 Days/ 8 Nights)” tour.

Elite Voyages offers year-round departures. Contact us regarding custom departure dates and availability.

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from $4,540

Beyond the stereotypical cultural references of Switzerland; chocolate, cheese fondue, the Matterhorn, cuckoo clocks, and yodeling, of course; Switzerland is all about incredible journeys, exciting Alpine pursuits, and urban culture thriving in solitude within the European Union. Switzerland has it all – but what if there was a world beyond the Swiss Alps and chocolate souvenirs?

With over 1,500 lakes, 38,500 miles of hiking trails, 5,000 mountain lifts, and cable cars, all crammed into a space just larger than the state of Vermont, there is plenty to do in Switzerland off-the-beaten-path. With some of the prettiest hiking trails, atmospheric alpine inns, world-renowned cuisine, and cultural hotspots, you can enjoy a different experience every time you visit Switzerland.

From hiking the hills filled with the music of nature, to skiing the Matterhorn, taking a cruise along Lake Lucerne, white water rafting,  hot-air-ballooning over green pastures, there is plenty of excitement for the more adventurous traveler, or for those looking for a quieter leisure stroll, there are chocolate and cheese-themed tours by train, wine tasting in medieval castles, world-famous museums, and cultural-themed small-group events to delve into the Swiss heritage. Explore your adventure with Elite Voyage’s “Switzerland: A Fairytale Journey from Zurich to Zermatt (9 Days/ 8 Nights)” tour.

Elite Voyages offers year-round departures. Contact us regarding custom departure dates and availability.

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All about the Switzerland: A Fairytale Journey from Zurich to Zermatt (9 Days/ 8 Nights).

Beyond the stereotypical cultural references of Switzerland; chocolate, cheese fondue, the Matterhorn, cuckoo clocks, and yodeling, of course; Switzerland is all about incredible journeys, exciting Alpine pursuits, and urban culture thriving in solitude within the European Union. Switzerland has it all – but what if there was a world beyond the Swiss Alps and chocolate souvenirs?

With over 1,500 lakes, 38,500 miles of hiking trails, 5,000 mountain lifts, and cable cars, all crammed into a space just larger than the state of Vermont, there is plenty to do in Switzerland off-the-beaten-path. With some of the prettiest hiking trails, atmospheric alpine inns, world-renowned cuisine, and cultural hotspots, you can enjoy a different experience every time you visit Switzerland.

From hiking the hills filled with the music of nature, to skiing the Matterhorn, taking a cruise along Lake Lucerne, white water rafting,  hot-air-ballooning over green pastures, there is plenty of excitement for the more adventurous traveler, or for those looking for a quieter leisure stroll, there are chocolate and cheese-themed tours by train, wine tasting in medieval castles, world-famous museums, and cultural-themed small-group events to delve into the Swiss heritage. Explore your adventure with Elite Voyage’s “Switzerland: A Fairytale Journey from Zurich to Zermatt (9 Days/ 8 Nights)” tour.

Elite Voyages offers year-round departures. Contact us regarding custom departure dates and availability.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Private transfers between airports and hotels.

  • 8-nights accommodations at listed hotels, including all taxes and service charges.
  • Meals as indicated. B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
  • Comprehensive sightseeing includes entrance fees.
  • The services of an English-speaking Tour Guide/Escort.
  • Baggage handling and porterage.
  • The services of a professional Tour Host.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International airfare from USA gateway
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities for your local guides and drivers
  1. Day 1 USA - Zurich, Switzerland

    Today your amazing Switzerland journey begins. Board a flight bound for Switzerland, be ready to embark on our journey. Spend the night aboard.

  2. Day 2 Zurich, Switzerland

    Upon arrival at Zurich International Airport (ZRH), our tour representative will meet your group at the airport and take you to our hotel. You will have free time to relax, rest, and acclimate to your new time zone. Overnight in Zurich.

    Savouy Baur en Ville Hotel (Deluxe)
    Zurich, Switzerland

    Storchen Zürich (Luxury)
    Zurich, Switzerland

    Baur’s Brasserie & Bar (Luxury upgrade)
    Zurich, Switzerland

  3. Day 3 Zurich, Switzerland

    Free day at leisure, or join one of our optional tours! Overnight in Zurich.

    Optional Tours:

    Optional Tour 1: City Tour with Swill Fondue:
    Highlights:
    o Zurich’s city center, old town,
    o World famous Lindt chocolate factory.
    o Adliswil
    o Panorama Restaurant
    The tour starts with a short tour of Zurich’s city center. You will get a glimpse of the famous shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse, renowned for its infinite shopping possibilities. You will also have the opportunity to purchase delectable Swiss chocolate at discount prices from the various assortment on offer when visiting the world’s famous Lindt chocolate factory.
    The tour then will take you to Adliswil, where the only cable car in Canton Zurich will take you to the top of the Felsenegg. The Felsenegg is a popular recreational area, quiet and serene. You will take a short walk to the Panorama Restaurant, offering awe-inspiring vistas of the city, lake and Alpine peaks.

    We will return to our hotel after enjoying the sweeping views from the terrace and authentic Swiss food.

    Optional Tour 2: Rhine Falls, Lindenhof, and Swiss National Museum
    Tour Highlights:
    • Europe’s largest waterfall at the Rhine Falls on the Upper Rhine River.
    • lush farmlands and vineyards of northern Switzerland
    • Chagall windows in the Fraumünster Church in Zurich
    • panoramic views from Zürichberg
    • Lindenhof neighborhood to see Zurich’s Roman castle
    • Dolder railway
    • Albert Einstein went to college
    • Optional boat ride to the middle of the Rhine Falls.
    Today, you will expect to visit Europe’s largest waterfall at the Rhine Falls on the Upper Rhine River. Your tour guide will pick you up at hotel and drive you to the Rhine Falls. On the road, you will pass through the enchanting farming village of Marthalen and some of the area’s famous vineyards. You will be capturing the traditional farmhouses and 16th century Munot Fortress. Upon arrival at the Rhine Falls on the Upper Rhine River, gaze in awe at a spectacular landscape that dates back to the Ice Age.
    During the summer, you can take an optional boat ride to the middle of the Rhine Falls and experience the cascading waters from the viewing platforms at their very heart.

    After obtaining this spectacular view, you will return to Zurich. Then begin your fascinating landmarks in Zurich. Go to the Swiss national Museum, built in the style of a Renaissance chateau. See the charming architectures of Old town. Continue to the see the Roman castle adjacent to Lindenhof. Europe’s largest clock face on the façade of St. Peter’s Church. Then, you will continue to the Swiss Federal institute of Technology, one of the highest-ranked engineering colleges in the world, where past alumni include Albert Einstein. We will finish our day with a ride on the Dolder Railway.

    Savouy Baur en Ville Hotel (Deluxe)
    Zurich, Switzerland

    Storchen Zürich (Luxury)
    Zurich, Switzerland

    Baur’s Brasserie & Bar (Luxury upgrade)
    Zurich, Switzerland

  4. Day 4 Zurich - Zermatt

    Today you will head to Zermatt, home oh the Matterhorn! Today, you will be taking the most breathtaking express train in Switzerland. On this remarkable and serene rail adventure with the “slowest express train in the world”, you’ll find yourself crossing 291 bridges, going through 91 tunnels, up to the 2’033 meters high Oberalppass. Travel in comfort through the unspoiled natural beauty of a landscape rich in ancient, fragrant mountain forests, peaceful Alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams, and mountain valleys, soaked in tradition and centuries-old culture. After eight hours journey on the train, we will be temporally settling in mountain resort, Zermatt, lies below the iconic, pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak. After your eight hours of amazing express, you have some free time on your own to explore Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt.

    Hotel Hemzeus (Deluxe)
    Zermatt, Switzerland

    Wellness Hotel Alpenhof (Luxury)
    Zermatt, Switzerland

  5. Day 5 Zermatt- Matterhorn - Zermatt

    Today, you will take the Matterhorn excursion to find Europe’s highest mountain station to explore the beauty of the Matterhorn! Overnight in Zermatt.

    A world of adventures, the highest cable car station in Europe (3,883 m), with its new restaurant, sets fresh standards in sustainable development. The views of the highest mountains in Italy, France, and Switzerland are breathtaking. This vantage point offers the finest view of the mountain.

    Highlights:
    • Observing the view as far as the Mediterranean on the Observation platform
    • Mont Blanc (4,810 m) in France, the highest mountain in the Alps
    • The summit of the Gran Paradiso (4,061 m), Italy’s highest peak.
    • Summit of the international ski area (the gateway to Europe’s largest summer ski area)
    • Restaurant with shop

    Optional Tour: Zermattt Guided Day Private Hike ($550)

    Highlights:
    • Views of the Matterhorn and the Alps.
    • Ride Europe’s second highest railway and the highest open-air railway of the continent.
    • Massive view of Matterhorn
    • Alpine nature reserve
    • History of origins of Zermatt and the people of the canton of Valais (French name) or Wallis (German name).

    With this optional tour, you will have your personal guide, who will lead you to experience amazing vistas of the Matterhorn & the Alps in a combination of the cogwheel train ride and easy to moderate day hike. Then, you will ride Europe’s highest open-air railway up to the 10,134 ft / 3089 meter Gornergrat, with incredible views of the Matterhorn. Enjoy an hour and a half to 2-hour hike along signposted trails through an alpine nature reserve with stunning Matterhorn views mirrored in alpine lakes. After the moderate hiking, you won’t feel exhausted. It’s time to enjoy the spa at your hotel.

    Hotel Hemzeus (Deluxe)
    Zermatt, Switzerland

    Wellness Hotel Alpenhof (Luxury)
    Zermatt, Switzerland

  6. Day 6 Zermatt - Montreux

    Today we are going to head to Montreux, nestled between steep hills and the lakeside of Geneva. Enjoys a microclimate that gives it a Mediterranean flair. The atmosphere is perfect for relaxing, going on walks, discovering new areas, and the climate is ideal for a rich terroir, cultivated expertly by restaurateurs and winegrowers. Once you arrive in Montreux, you will have some time to relax at the hotel.

    You will begin your Montreux journey in the afternoon,and explore the artistic beauty of this majestic landscape and city life!
    You will be free on your own or pick one of our top-rated optional tours:

    Optional Tour: Lavaux Panoramic Dinner Tour ($200)

    Highlights:
    • Gaze at stunning views of Lake Geneva and the Alps
    • Sample a wide variety of delicious local wines

    You will be picked up by tour guide and start your Panoramic Dinner Tour. Enjoy the views of the majestic mountains rising above the azure waters of Lake Geneva. Then, you will be served a stunning combination of locally sourced food and wine in combination with the best views the Alpes and Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) have to offer. you will be able to experience locally sourced wines and our famous locally caught Perche Filet.

  7. Day 7 Montreux - Broc - Gruyeres - Montreux

    Today, you will head to Broc and Gruyere via the GoldenPass Chocolate train to explore the culinary delights of the Swiss, their chocolate and their cheese! All Aboard!

    Highlights:
    • Golden pass
    • Broc: The chocolate factory Cailler
    • Gruyères: Medieval village, (meringue double cream Gruyère is the must-eaten delicacy)
    • Chilon Castle

    Switzerland is known for its chocolate, cheese, and landscapes. Embrace the opportunity to capture the most majestic view on the Chocolate train, taste and know the history of its best chocolate. Then, visit the medieval village of Gruyères, taste Gruyère cheese AOP (in the top 10 in the world), originally (Gruyères). Unbeatable landscapes of mountains and lakes will be waiting for you. After your extraordinary journey, you will take the Chocolate train back to Montreux. Then, Arrive Chateau de Chillon, the most-visited historic monument in Switzerland and a great family-friendly destination. exploring the dungeons, endless staircases, sentries walk, and donjon.

    Optional Tour: Lavaux Panoramic Dinner Tour ($200)

    Highlights:
    • Gaze at stunning views of Lake Geneva and the Alps
    • Sample a wide variety of delicious local wines

    You will be picked up by tour guide and start your Panoramic Dinner Tour. Enjoy the views of the majestic mountains rising above the azure waters of Lake Geneva. Then, you will be served a stunning combination of locally sourced food and wine in combination with the best views the Alpes and Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) have to offer. you will be able to experience locally sourced wines and our famous locally caught Perche Filet.

    Overnight in Montreux.

    Eurotel Riviera Montreux (Deluxe)
    Montreux, Switzerland

    Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic (Luxury)
    Montreux, Switzerland

  8. Day 8 Montreux - Bern

    Today, you will be heading to Bern, the capital city of Switzerland. The old town of Bern is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not many cities have managed to retain their historic features quite as successfully as Bern. Here, you will be enchanted by its quintessential medieval flair. The medieval air of this city with its many fountains, sandstone facades, narrow streets and historic towers is unique.
    You will have some free time on your own, or pick some of our optional tours.
    Overnight in Bern.

    Optional Tour 1: Discover the best of Bern with your private tour ($84)

    Highlights:
    • Old town of Bern
    • Zentrum Paul Klee
    • Cathedral at Munsterplatz / St. Vincent (Munster Kirche)
    • Bundesplatz; Get to know more about politics in Switzerland.
    • Clock Tower – Zytglogge

    Discover the best of Bern, be venturing to off-the-beaten-path tracks to see Bern and experience it with a local! You will feel as if you’ve stumbled into a city from another era and getting to know more about the local culture.

    Optional Tour 2: Bernese beer journey ($75) (Evening)
    Embark on a beer fact-finding tour, the guided tour through Bernese beer culture! Find out everything there is to know about beer with the help of an experienced beer sommelier. At four locations, in two pub breweries and selected beer bars in the old town of Bern, you will enjoy learning everything about beer and its production process.

    Hotel Schweizerhof Bern (Luxury)
    Bern, Switzerland

  9. Day 9 Bern - USA

    Today, you will board a flight to return home. Your amazing Switzerland trip ends.

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Savouy Baur en Ville Hotel (Deluxe)
Zurich, Switzerland

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Storchen Zürich (Luxury)
Zurich, Switzerland

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Baur’s Brasserie & Bar (Luxury upgrade)
Zurich, Switzerland

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Baur’s Brasserie & Bar (Luxury upgrade)
Zurich, Switzerland

101-design-hotel-reykjavik-lounge

Baur’s Brasserie & Bar (Luxury upgrade)
Zurich, Switzerland

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

Hotel Hemzeus (Deluxe)
Zermatt, Switzerland

Wellness Hotel Alpenhof (Luxury)
Zermatt, Switzerland

Eurotel Riviera Montreux (Deluxe)
Montreux, Switzerland

Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic (Luxury)
Montreux, Switzerland

Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic (Luxury)
Montreux, Switzerland

Hotel Schweizerhof Bern (Luxury)
Bern, Switzerland

Hotel Schweizerhof Bern (Luxury)
Bern, Switzerland

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