Best of Switzerland

3N Geneva , 2N Bern and 2N Zurich
8 days

From

US$ 3,073

per person

Operated by Nexus DMC

About the tour

Experience Switzerland in 7 days to its completeness. This tour covers both the South and North of Switzerland starting from Geneva and ending in Zurich. The tour is medium paced (days usually start at 9 am in the morning and ends by 8 pm). It involves stay in comfortable 4 star hotels (typically in the outskirts of cities 15-18 km from city center). There are delicious Indian meals provided on tour including 3 meals on the top of Mountains and also a full time experienced tour manager (who speaks Hindi and English) accompanies the group to take care of their needs.

Highlights

  • To and Fro Flights Included (into Gevena out of Zurich)
  • 7 Night’ Accommodation in All 3 Places
  • Daily Breakfast - Continental, Lunch and Dinner (Jain/Vegetarian/Non-Vegetarian)
  • All Transfers and Tours by Luxury AC Coach
  • Geneva Orientation Tour.
  • Cruise on Lake Geneva from Lausanne to Montreux
  • The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (Lunch on Top)
  • Golden Pass Train from Montreux to Gstaad with Bollywood Tour
  • Orientation Tour Of Interlaken
  • Alpine Excursion to Jungfraujoch - The Top of Europe (Lunch on Top)
  • Albert Einstein’s House with Clock Tower
  • Zurich City Orientation Tour
  • Orientation Trip to Lucerne
  • Visit the Top of Mt Titlis (Lunch on Top)
  • Schengen Visa with Guaranteed Visa Appointments
  • Travel Insurance (Coverage of USD 50,000 / Traveler)
  • Services of English/Hindi Experienced Tour Manager

Meals

7 Continental Breakfast, 03 lunches on top of mountains, 4 Indian lunches and 7 Indian dinners

Flights

To and Fro Flights Included (into Gevena out of Zurich)

Accommodation

Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva or Similar

3 night(s) in Geneva

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Novotel Bern Expo or Similar

2 night(s) in Bern

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Movenpick Hotel Zurich-Airport or Similar

2 night(s) in Zurich

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Included in the price

Geneva

  • Multiple Entry Schengen Visa (with Guaranteed Visa Appointments)
  • Standard Travel Insurance (coverage of USD 50,000 per traveler)
  • Geneva Orientation Tour
  • Zermatt, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (Lunch on top Included)
  • Golden Pass Train from Montreux to Gstaad, Bollywood Tour
  • Daily Indian Lunches and Dinners

Bern

  • Full Day Orientation tour of Bern
  • Excursion to the Top of Jungfrau (Lunch on top Included)
  • Daily Indian Lunches and Dinners

Zurich

  • Zurich City Orientation Tour
  • Visit to Lindt Chocolate Museum
  • Witness breath-taking mountain peaks and glaciers at Mt. Titlis (Lunch on top Included)
  • Daily India Lunches and Dinners

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival In Geneva

  • After arriving in Geneva, your tour guide will meet you at the hall and welcome you to the second-most populous city in Switzerland. We’ll head over to the hotel for check-in before your overnight stay in Geneva.
  • (Dinner)

Day 2: Geneva Orientation Tour To Olympic Museum, Cruise On Lake Geneva And Montreux Orientation Tour

  • Enjoy your breakfast today in Geneva before we leave on a tour. Today’s sightseeing start with the beautiful Jet d’Eau, one of the tallest fountains in the world built first in 1886. It soon became the symbol of the city and was relocated to where it is now, in the middle of Lake Geneva. Enjoy a leisure walk around the Old Town of Geneva.
  • We’ll then visit the landmarks of Geneva, starting with St. Pierre Cathedral which is a Reformed Protestant church of Geneva. It was built on top of another cathedral in 1160 in Gothic style before the Neo-Classical façade was added in the 18th century. The side chapel was redecorated in 1890s. Then we’ll go to the Palace of Nations which is the home of the UN Office and built in 1938 where several meetings of leaders across the nation would come to discuss world issues.
  • Then we head over to Lausanne, the Olympic city. This capital city of the canton of Vaud in Romandy is where we can visit the Olympic Museum that has everything about this worldwide event! Visit the 30sqm exhibition space and check out the interactive exhibits. Then we’ll head over to the Olympic Park for a nice stroll and to TOM Café that has the best view of Lake Geneva and the Alps in the distance. Enjoy your lunch here and take a break.
  • We’ll then hop on a cruise from Lausanne to Montreux for an orientation tour. Enjoy the mild weather capital of Vaud Riviera that’s also known for the artistic influence. We’ll head back to the hotel for your overnight stay.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 3: Explore Pollution-free Town Of Zermatt With Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

  • Enjoy your breakfast this morning before we head out. Today, we’re going to Zermatt, the pollution-free town that has energy efficient and environmentally friendly facilities. We’ll ride the electric bus up to the rail station. Then onto the cable car that’ll take us up the mountain to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise for all the fun mountain adventures you can go on. This is also where you can find Europe’s highest cable car ride which is 3,800m high with a 360-degree view observation deck featuring the Theodul Glacier and Matterhorn.
  • If you wish, head over to the glacier palace which is about 15m below the surface where you can find ice crystals, sculptures and slides. Perfect for snapping some pictures!
  • Have a blast to the max here before we return back via the same route. There’ll be a ride taking you back to Montreux for dinner and overnight stay.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 4: Golden Pass Train From Montreux To Gstaad, Bollywood Tour And Transfer To Bern

  • Enjoy your breakfast and prepare to leave Montreux today. Our destination today will be the train station where the Golden Pass Panoramic will be waiting to take us to our destination: Gstaad. As the name suggests, this luxurious train ride goes through one of the most beautiful, grass plain with the Alps as the background and the occasional small towns, as you get comfortable in this short trip.
  • On arrival, we’ll go on a walking tour to explore this luxurious and upscale area that’s been frequented by celebs across the world. It is the more exclusive alternative to St. Moritz you’ll see the charms and appeals of Gstaad as we embark on a Bollywood Tour. We’ll visit some key locations in famous movies that were shot in Gstaad, such as Saanen and Rougemont.
  • From Gstaad, there will be a ride waiting to take you to Bern, the de facto capital city of Switzerland. We head to the hotel immediately for check-in and your overnight stay.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 5: Interlaken Orientation Tour – Top Of Jungfrau With Lunch

  • Enjoy your breakfast and choose if you’d rather spend the day on your own, or hop on an excursion to the Alpines! The Swiss Alps has a range of interesting spots to visit and for today, we’re headed for the “maiden saddle,” Jungfraujoch.
  • We’ll be at over 3,400m height in a true winter wonderland as everything is covered in snow and ice. Visit the Ice Palace which is Europe’s longest glacier carved with interior designs completely made of ice! Then reach the Observation Terrace so you can have the best view of the Aletsch Glacier, the Alps longest glacier. After a satisfying day up here, we’ll ride down to Interlaken which is a town in the canton of Bern and the main gateway for transportations heading towards Swiss Alps or lakes.
  • After dinner, we’ll drive you back to the hotel for your overnight stay in Switzerland.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 6: Bern City Tour And Transfer To Zurich With City Tour

  • Enjoy your breakfast today before we head out on a sightseeing in Bern. We’ll make a stop at the Clock Tower, or Zytglogge, built in front of the famous house of the genius Albert Einstein. This is also where Einstein would later develop and propose the theory of relativity.
  • After finishing up the tour in Bern, hop on the car for the next city: Zurich. Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, the capital city in the north central area on the tip of Lake Zurich. This ancient city has records of settlement from 2,000 years ago by the Romans, but evidence suggests this place may have been inhabited for 6,400 years ago.
  • We’ll be visiting the highlights of this beautiful city, starting from the National Museum that has records of the origin of this settlement to the current history. The castle-like building houses many important documents and artefacts pertaining to the livelihood of people from the past. Shop at Bahnhofstrasse which is a downtown area filled with a many luxurious and exclusive shopping stores. This business district is also dubbed the Swiss Wall Street with over 200 banks from all around the world here. Make a short stop at the harbour of Enge for pictures with the crystal-clear waters of Lake Zurich as your backdrop.
  • We continue driving to see the Guild Houses, such as the Zunfthaus zur Meisen, Zunft zur Widder, and son on. These guild houses have history that stretches back to the Middle Ages where 13 crafts guilds and 1 noble guild, each with their own specialty in trades down to running the city. There are now 12 guilds that still exist in Zurich. Visit the Zurich Town Hall which was built in the late 1600s with a picturesque view of the Limmat river.
  • The tour isn’t complete with a visit to Zurich’s four major Churches. The Europe’s largest clock face installed on the Romanesque church of St. Peter, one of the major churches. The cathedral of Grossmünster next is another Romanesque-style Protestant church that was said to be built on the graves of the city’s patron, Felix and Regula. It’s known for the iconic twin towers and was first built around 1200. And the Fraumünster (Women’s Minster) church has gorgeous stained-glass windows made by Marc Chagall. It founded by Louis the German in 853 for his daughter, Hildegard and by 1045, became the ruler of the city.
  • There will be free time for you to look around and maybe even shop for the famous Swiss watches, knives, and chocolates. Afterwards, we’ll head towards the hotel for check-in and your overnight stay in Zurich.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 7: Lindt Chocolate Museum And Mt. Titlis With Lunch On Top And Lucerne Orientation Tour

  • Enjoy your breakfast in Zurich today before we head out. It’s chocolate day today because we’re visiting the Lindt Home of Chocolate! Watch how chocolates are melted and shaped into the dreams of our childhood. It is the world’s largest Lindt Chocolate Shop where you can see the chocolate fountain and a tour that’ll show us all the magic behind the scenes.
  • After diving deep into Swiss’s chocolate history, we’ll leave for a bit to visit the beautiful, small town of Engelberg. The drive is always scenic, but after arriving, you’ll be prepared to hop on a ride that is a lot more breathtaking up Mt. Titlis. This is the world’s first revolving cable car, the Rotair, which goes up to 3,000m to reach the snow-capped peak, so make sure you’re dressing warm enough for this. The ride has a full 360-degree view of the mountain and on top, there’s the “Cliff Walk” for those willing to face their fear of heights by walking through the highest suspension bridge in Europe.
  • We’ll then head back down from the mountain to visit Lucerne, a stunning city rich in medieval architectures with a view of Lake Lucerne. After an orientation tour to appreciate the beauty of this place, we’ll head to the Lion Monument that was hewn in 1820, invoking political controversy as it celebrated the sacrifices of Swiss Guards from an old regime during the French Revolution. Take a walk through the Kapellbrücke or Chapel Bridge, a wooden footbridge that goes over the river Reuss that’s become the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.
  • There will be free time for you to look around and maybe even shop for the famous Swiss watches, knives, and chocolates. Afterwards, we’ll drive you back to your hotel for overnight stay.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 8: Departure

  • Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before we check-out. We’re going to get ready spending our last day in Europe. In time, there’ll be your ride taking you to the airport for your flight back home. We can’t wait to see you again on your next adventure!
  • (Breakfast)

Exclusions

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  • Tipping is expected from anyone providing your service e.g. Coach Driver, Local Guides, etc. It is mandatory to tip a nominal amount of EUR 3 per person/per day. For the entire duration of this tour which is 9 Days, the total Tips amount is Euro 27 per person to be paid to the Tour Manager on Day 01 of the tour.
  • The tour cost does not include POE charges
  • No porterage included
  • Private airport transfers, Cost of Suggested/Optional Excursions
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as porterage, laundry expenses, wines, mineral water, food and drink not in the regular menu provided by us, minibar, telephone calls, etc.
  • Meals other than that what is mentioned in your itinerary.

Terms and Conditions

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  • Booking amount is minimum Rs.30,000 per person if booking is done 45 days before travel.
  • Within 21-45 days of travel minimum 25% booking deposit is required to confirm the booking.
  • Within 21 days of travel 100% of the amount is required to confirm the booking.
  • Passport should be valid for 6 months from the date of departure
  • The tour includes Flights, Visa and Insurance.
  • The Tour can be cancelled 30 days before travel by paying 10% of the tour value as cancellation charges.
  • Within 15 days - 30 days of travel the tour can be cancelled by paying 50% of the cancellation charge.
  • Within 15 days the tour is completely non-refundable.
  • Please note the tour cost is a combination of EUR component and INR price. The EUR component for the tour is 1200 EUR (currently taken at a ROE of 87 per INR). If there are any changes in EUR and ROE (Rate of Exchange) of EUR to INR increases beyond 90 at the time of travel, the difference will be payable extra and collected at the time of balance payment.
  • In case of any visa rejection, the initial Rs. 30,000 booking amount will be charged and the balance will be refunded.

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US$ 3,073

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