Private airport transfer on arrival (departures are from the airport hotel, adjacent to the terminal)
Cultural activities as per itinerary, including a chocolate making class and a cheese experience
An experienced Sights and Soul Travels' Tour Director, professional local guides, guided tours, all sightseeing and admission fees
All guides', drivers' and restaurants' gratuities
Additional/optional costs may include: optional single supplement, optional travel insurance, additional accommodations, early hotel check-in, meals not included in the itinerary, optional activities not in the itinerary, optional Tour Director's gratuities, telephone charges, room service, minibar, laundry, personal expenses, etc. The tour cost does not include airfare to and from the tour’s location.
The Glacier Express
Jungfraujoch and Shilthorn summits
Hiking the Swiss Alps
Chocolate making class with tasting
Traversing the Alps by trains
Staying in car free villages of Wengen and Zermatt
The covered bridges of Lucerne
Cruising on Lake Lucerne
Zurich's Old Town
The waterfalls of the Lauterbrunnen Valley
Seeing Matterhorn from Gornergrat
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
St. Gallen Baroque Abbey and Library
The cheese experience in Appenzeller
The tour was fabulous. The restaurants were delicious, the hotels were very very nice, and the sites and towns we toured were perfect. And the views will be remembered for a life time. - Ann from North Carolina
Highly, highly recommend. I never really heard people talk about traveling to Switzerland, and I was intrigued by all the activities on the S&S tour description. Now Switzerland is one of my all time favorite tours and I tell everyone to go there! I want to go back and do more hiking! - Mary from Illinois
The tour of Switzerland was outstanding. Everything was handled professionally, efficiently, and held to a high standard. I enjoyed our Leader Marina and the group participants as much as the beautiful sights of Switzerland. I would not hesitate to travel again with Sights and Soul tours and have signed up for several trips in the coming year. I enjoyed every aspect of the tour -- the many train rides, the beautiful hotels, the great food--and the wonderful folks I traveled with. I look forward to my next trip with Sights and Soul Tours. - Gwendolyn from Arkansas
After my experiences in Switzerland, I am looking forward to continue with my traveling "around the world adventure" with Sights and Soul, definitely. Excellent quality, great taste choosing places and activities.... 100%. - Alicia from California
I loved this tour with its myriad of transportation types. Loved taking the trains around the country vs being on a bus. Gondolas, cog rails, funiculars - what fun. Spending four days in Wengen was the best! It proved a perfect base for our activities in that area. Thank you for the Maya Caprice. The staff at that hotel was the best! And the views from the rooms could not be beat. All that beautiful scenery. I especially liked hiking the trails and soaking in all that beauty. The Glacier Express gave me a chance to experience the scenery at a slower pace vs watching it zip by past a bus window. - Patricia from California
The tours I’ve taken with Sights and Soul Travels have been fantastic! The hotels are always more than comfortable and conveniently located. Transportation to everything you want to see is smooth and the tour director will quickly take care of any problems that may arise. On every tour I’ve taken, there are places and things I would never have thought to include. I’ve been on 5 tours and have 3 more booked, so obviously – I love this company! - Diane from Iowa
This was my first tour with Sights and Soul Travel and the experience was wonderful. I will definitely be traveling with your group again. - Lynn from Georgia
Switzerland checks off all the boxes of an idyllic mountain vacation. It offers ravishing landscapes of green pastures, hiking trails, views of glacier-encrusted Alps, glittering lake shores, and pea-green vineyards, while the uber-cool Zurich gives it a modern urban edge. Traveling through Switzerland is mapped by castles and craft beer, new-wave restaurants and relaxed waterfront bars with Alpine views, mountain chalets brightened with red geraniums, folk fairs, and the alp-horn concerts, while the celebration of gooey cheese, velvety chocolate, and air-dried meats provide a flavorful culinary background, spiced with the unexpected encounters with modern aesthetics, contemporary art and fresh-faced design. Beyond cheese, chocolate and cuckoo clocks, lies contemporary Switzerland, a land of four languages, once-in-a-lifetime train journeys, heart-racing Alpine pursuits, and tantalizing urban culture.
Defined by unspoiled, iconic mountain ranges with massive, snow-covered peaks reaching to the sky, azure lakes, Alpine meadows filled with rare flowers, sloping green hills sheltering medieval towns and castles, a sophisticated network of trains and cable cars, and of course cheese and chocolate, Switzerland is easy to love. This is a country of geologic and natural wonders, fresh mountain air, cows wandering freely in green pastures, and people adhering to old ways, yet embracing the newest technological achievements and doing their best to preserve the planet.
The Cool Switzerland Tour offers an intimate, in-depth encounter with the Swiss mountain wonderland, and it incorporates an amazing array of varied activities: Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken and the Bernese Alps, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Appenzell, the Glacier Express, a castle, Alpine hikes, lake cruises, scenic drives and train journeys, cable cars to famous summits: Jungfrau, Schilthorn, Harder Kulm, Gornergrat, Klein Matterhorn; chocolate making and tasting experience, cheese making, Baroque Abbey with a stunning library, each day is different and exciting.
While staying in Zurich, we'll tour the Old Town, then take a day trip to Lucerne, where we'll cruise on Lake Lucerne, and admire the town's art filled covered bridges and the medieval Old Town. On the way from Zurich to Wengen, we'll tour the 12th century Oberhofen Castle and its Alpine lakeside gardens.
While in Wengen, a car-free village in the Jungfrau region of the Bernese Alps, we'll take two easy mountain hikes, ride the mountain trains, cable cars, aerial gondolas and cogwheel trains to the Alpine summits of Jungfrau and Schilthorn. We'll spend a day in Interlaken, admiring the town's location between two lakes from suspended platforms at Harder Kulm and indulging in a chocolate-making class.
While in Zermatt, we'll admire Matterhorn both from Gornergrat and from the Klein Matterhorn, as we get to play in the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.