Once Interlaken made the Victorians swoon with mountain vistas from the chandelier-lit confines of grand hotels; today it makes daredevils scream with adrenalin-loaded adventures. Straddling the glittering Lakes Thun and Brienz and dazzled by the pearly whites of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, the scenery here is mind-blowing. Particularly, some say, if you’re abseiling waterfalls, thrashing white water or gliding soundlessly above 4000m peaks.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrive At Zurich - Board Train To Montreux
Arrive at Zurich and make your way to the train station to board your train to Montreux (approx. 1hr). Upon arrival, make your way to the hotel and check in. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this lovely city. Overnight in Montreux.
Day 2: Montreux - Glacier 3000 - Montreux
Wake up to breakfast this morning and it's time to take the train to the fabulous Glacier 3000. Upon arrival at the station which is the base of the cable car station, a 15 min ride up by the cable car brings you to the summit. Enjoy the day here - take a ride on the snow bus to the view point, from where you can catch the breathtaking views of the Matterhorn, Jungfraujoch and the Mont Blanc, also recommended is a ride on the Alpine coaster, the highest roller coaster in the whole of Europe. The restaurant at the top also has some great food on its menu. From May - Oct the top attraction is the Husky Dog rides which must be booked in advance for sure. Later in the afternoon its time to make your way back to the train station via the cable car and back to Montreux. Overnight in Montreux.
Day 3: Montreaux At Leisure
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy this day free at leisure. You can either relax, explore the city on your own. Or you can go visiting Geneva or Lausanne city and the Olympic Museum there. Both of these cities are 40 minutes away from Montreaux. The town of Lausanne has a very rich history, from Lousonna of the Roman era to Lausanne, the modern European city. It has always been a key point on the North-South route from the North Sea to the Mediterranean. Its "city", dominated by the 13th century Gothic cathedral (4 spires and 105 stained-glass windows), was built in the Middle Ages. To this day, it remains a magnificent architectural and artistic heritage with its paved roads and period houses sporting their shop signs and housing craftsmen's workshops and cosy pubs. Visit Chillon castle, an architectural jewel located in the most beautiful setting imaginable, between the shores of Lake Geneva and the Alps. Close to the castle, there is a pretty beach just right for a dip in the lake. Overnight at Montreaux.
Day 4: Train From Montreux To Zermatt.
Post breakfast this morning it's time to pack and make your way to the train station and head to the car free city of Zermatt.(2hrs 40 mins with 1 change at VISP) Upon arrival make your way to the hotel and check in. The day is free for you to walk around this lovely village nestled at the foot of the mammoth Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt.
Day 5: Excursion To Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Wake up to breakfast this morning and brace yourself for a spectacular excursion to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise which is the highest sightseeing point in Europe, which is accessible by cableway! The world's highest glacier palace, approximately 15 metres under the surface of the glacier, and the various glacial splits and gaps, can all be explored in amazement. Discrete lighting and spherical sounds accompany this small wonder of the glacial world. Information about the creation of the palace, glaciology and wine, and the fascinating sculpture skillfully honed from the ice all add up to a very special experience. The yellow-green electric bus, leaving at the entrance of Zermatt, takes you to the bottom station of Matterhorn glacier paradise. The 8-seater Matterhorn-Express cable railway takes you up to the Furi station. From here the cableway takes you further up to Trockener Steg, where you'll find a restaurant. The highest cableway in Europe transports visitors up past giant crevasses to the Matterhorn glacier paradise and into a breathtaking mountain landscape of glaciers and permanent snow. The exciting tour from Zermatt to the Matterhorn glacier paradise takes about 40 minutes. Overnight in Zermatt
Day 6: Glacier Express From Zermatt To St. Moritz
t's time to sample one of the most scenic train journeys in Switzerland today as you check out of your hotel and make your way to the train station and board the Glacier Express taking you to St Moritz. This is a 7 hr comfortable journey taking you through some of the most spectacular scenery, 291 bridges and 91 tunnels! Upon arrival, make your way to the hotel and check in. The rest of the evening is free for you. Overnight in St Moritz.
Day 7: Explore St. Moritz On Your Own
Wake up to a lazy breakfast this morning as the day is yours to spend as you like. St Moritz is a lovely city with its salubrious climes and breathtaking scenery. There are several walking trails and places where you can spend some quality time. Overnight in St Moritz
Day 8: St. Mortz - Rhine Falls - Zurich
Check out of hotel by 11am & proceed for Rhine falls, the most spectacular waterfall in Europe. The Rhine Falls (Rhinefalls) is the largest and most powerful waterfall in Europe, impressive for the mighty volume of water thundering over its broad breadth. Rainbow-colored mists rising from the forest and encircling the medieval castle, Schloss Laufen at the hill top create an enchanting atmosphere. In summer you can take a boat trip across the white-water of the cataracts to the Centre Rock, with a short climb up some stairs to the top for an exhilarating view of the rushing water. The Känzeli Lookout, with a protruding platform at the base of the falls, provides the most spectacular view. Later board the train from Rhine Falls to Zurich. Check in at hotel. Spend the rest of the day on your own, exploring Zurich's cobbled streets, wandering through its museums, exploring its flea markets or walking away with free gifts from its chocolate factories. The quays, with their promenades, are made for walking, especially along the shores of the lake Zurich. Stroll at the Bahnhofstrasse the most beautiful shopping street in the world. Overnight in Zurich.
Travel from St Moritz to Zurich
Day 9: Departure From Zurich
After breakfast check-out of your hotel and you will be transfered to Zurich Airport. Check-in and board your flight for your return journey home.