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 Zurich / Interlaken
The perfect way to start your holiday arrive Zurich & connect to the train station from just below the airport & board the train that will take you to Interlaken. On arrival into Interlaken make your way to the Hotel & relax for the rest of the day. Enjoy the salubrious environs & walk along the long promenades.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2: Interlaken – Jungfrau – Top Of Europe
After breakfast this morning it's time for your excursion to the Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe. The starting point of your journey is Interlaken Ost. There you will catch the Bernese Oberland Railway. Your journey along the Lütschein takes you to Grindelwald. Stop at Grindelwald to enjoy the Fun Package First which offers a whole lot of attractions. Fun and thrills for the whole family! Firstly, the cable car heads up from Grindelwald to First. From there, you speed rapidly along 800 metres of steel cable to 50 metres above the ground at a speed of up to 84 kilometres per hour with the First Flyer towards Schreckfeld. After the thrills, you are spoiled for choice. Either you take the next gondola cable car (included in the price), or indulge in a leisurely hike to Bort station. Once there, put on your helmet, grab a scooter and you're off to Grindelwald. Enjoy the New Top attraction First Cliff Walk by Tissot: an unforgettable experience with panoramic views.
Later from Grindelwald the Wengernalp Railway will take you to Kleine Scheidegg beneath the Jungfraujoch with a view of the Eiger North Face. The final train is the Jungfrau Railway. It starts from Kleine Scheidegg and takes you directly to the Jungfraujoch-Top of Europe at 3454 mts, the highest railway station of Europe. Breathtaking views of the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch - Glacier, 22kms longest ice-stream in the Alps. 100% snow & ice guaranteed 365 days a year!
Get panoramic views over the borders of Switzerland on the Sphinx vantage terrace ? 3571 m. Tour on the history & construction of the Jungfrau Railway at the Alpine Sensation. See the impressive ice sculptures, 30 metres under the surface of glacier at the Ice Palace. Enjoy the fun Snow activities like the summer skiing & snowboarding, sledge & zip line & also have a unique shopping experience at Top of Europe. Dive into the fascinating world of chocolate. Visit the Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven at 3,454 metres above sea level offering selection of Lindt?s finest chocolate. Enjoy a hot meal in one of the 5 restaurants there.
In the late afternoon take the train back to Interlaken and the rest of the evening is free for you to either walk around town, shop at Bucherer or any of the shops there else depending on the day of the week, you could also enjoy a Dinner cruise on the lake. For those who would like to gamble away, the famous Casino Kursaal awaits you. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day 3: Interlaken To Lucerne
Breakfast at hotel. You are free in the morning to enjoy this beautiful paradise on earth. Later, check out of the Hotel and
make your own way to Interlaken Station where you will take the Brunig Express from Interlaken to Lucerne (Standard Class Train tickets included). Arrive in Lucerne and make your own way to your hotel. Check in Hotel 14:00 hrs. Overnight at hotel.
Travel from Interlaken to Lucerne
Day 4: Lucerne – Mount Pilatus – Lucerne
Today experience the assorted delights of Lucerne's landmark mountain Pilatus courtesy of the Golden Round Trip ? a full day excursion involving a boat trip, the cogwheel railway, aerial cableway and panorama gondolas. Enjoy a cruise on Lake Lucerne upto to Alpnachstad, from Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm, take the world's steepest cogwheel railway winds up through lush meadows carpeted with Alpine flowers, past sparkling mountain streams and fascinating rock faces.
With its wide-ranging leisure and recreation amenities on Pilatus, it offers visitors from home and abroad "2132 possibilities above sea level". With Central Switzerland's largest suspension rope park and Switzerland's longest summer toboggan run, the Pilatus promises hours of enjoyment.
Later from Krienseregg take the gondola down to Kriens where a five-minute walk brings you to bus no. 1 for the trip back to Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.
Day 5: Lucerne – Fluelen – Lugano
Breakfast at hotel, Make your own way and board the historic Wilhelm Tell Paddle Steamer for the cruise to Flüelen (usually operated by paddle steamer, sometimes by motor boat). Multilingual commentary on board the boat. Board the boat. From Flüelen you continue your journey through the famous Gotthard tunnel to Bellinzona in panorama coach. Change train and continue your journey to Lugano. Proceed to the hotel on your own and check into hotel. Overnight in Lugano.
Travel from Lucerne to Lugano
Day 6: Lugano - Swiss Miniature
A unique sight awaits you this morning as you visit the Swiss Miniatur in Melide, where you will see more than 120 important attractions of Switzerland in miniature. For this you will need to make your way to the train station and board the train to Melide. The park is open from 0900 hrs to 1800 hrs. Enjoy lunch at the park and the various sights. Following this make your way back to Lugano. We recommend you doing a sightseeing tour of the city in a little train that departs from Piazza Manzoni around 1530 hrs. and lasts 40 mins. Overnight in Lugano.
Day 7: Lugano To Zurich
Breakfast at hotel. Make your own way to train station and take the train to Zurich. Arrive and make your own way to your hotel. Later in the evening we recommend you take a walk along the Lake, shop at the many malls and stores dotting the promenade or take a half day trip to the Alpamare water park that is open till late, or to Uetliberg for some great scenery. Overnight in Zurich.
Travel from Lugano to Zurich
Bus Express Bus
Day 8: Zurich Departure
Your Swiss holiday comes to an end today as you pack, check out of your hotel and make your way to the airport.