Switzerland

Discover Scenic Vistas & Picturesque Peaks, Alpine Towns, and Valleys.

 

In Switzerland, the natural beauty is inescapable: from the iconic jagged Matterhorn to the breathtaking train rides through the mountainous countryside. Experience the vibrant Swiss cities and idyllic mountain top towns as you leisurely traverse the uniquely beautiful country. Our custom-tailored itineraries ensure you will be able to simply relax and take in all the Swiss have to offer.   

UNIQUELY BETHESDA TRAVEL CENTER

“It All Starts with a Conversation!”

 

Together, in our detailed consultation we create the vision of your very own personalized itinerary. We determine how much time to spend in each destination, choose from our favorite hotels, arrange appropriate transportation and create unique experiences with our dynamic local guides! Relax while our team brings everything to life. Our customized travel app gives you easy access to all itinerary details, plus suggestions for your free time and some dining ideas! We seamlessly integrate technology, experience and attention to detail to create your very own custom-tailored “Trip of a Lifetime!”

OUR SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 

Arrive in Zurich and Transfer to Lucerne

Arrive in Zurich, where you will activate your Swiss rail passes and hop on a train to Lucerne. Upon arrival in lake-side Lucerne, check into your centrally-located lodgings. Restaurant suggestions will be provided throughout

Day  2 & 3

 Enjoy a Mount Pilatus excursion (self-directed) and explore historic Lucerne

Daily breakfasts in each of your hotels. Why not start your day with a stroll along the riverfront, before wandering Oldtown in search of the perfect cup of Swiss hot cocoa! For those seeking stunning views, look no further than Mount Pilatus. Take the ferry over to the train station at the base of the mountain and board the world’s steepest cogwheel rail for a captivating trip up the mountain. Enjoy breathtaking views from the summit, before descending via cable car, and catch a taxi back to Lucerne.

Day

4

Discover the Unique Beauty of the Swiss Alps

Lucerne- ??? - Lauterbrunnen - Mürren

Meet your private driver and absorb the beautiful scenery along your drive to Lauterbrunnen with stops in idyllic Swiss villages. In Lauterbrunnen, board the cog-rail and embark on the quick journey up to the scenic mountainside town of Mürren. Check into the Hotel Eiger. Be sure to talk with your local driver about your interests so they can cater the stops to your liking.

Day  5 & 6

Mürren High Alps

Use the local trains to travel up to Grindelwald or Jungfrau for stunning views from the top of Europe! When at Jungfrau be sure to visit the Ice Palace, a series of tunnels carved through the glacier full of ice sculptures and other treasures!

Day 7

Heading to Zermatt

Today, take the cog-rail down the mountain back to Lauterbrunnen where you will join up with your private  driver. Enjoy the drive to Andermatt, where you will board the renowned Glacier Express train to Zermatt. Spend the evening getting to know this lovely resort town.

Day 8

Explore Zermatt

Spend two nights in this beautiful town shopping at the local boutiques and we recommend visiting the alpine museum. 

Day 9

Train to Vevey/Montreax

Two possible options today! The first option is Vevey, a peaceful town located along the shore of Lake Geneva. Perhaps visit the Musée Jenisch Vevey, with an interesting collection of works from internationally renowned artists. Another possibility is Chaplin’s World, a museum dedicated to the life and works of Charlie Chaplin on his old estate. 

 

The second option is Montreux, known worldwide for its annual jazz festival. A beloved destination since the time of Lord Byron, Montreux is a beautiful place to explore! Either option is a great way to spend the day along the shore of Lake Geneva!

Day 10

To Geneva!

Today take the afternoon train into Geneva and check-in to your hotel. 

Day 11

Traverse Geneva

Spend the day enjoying the vibrant city of Geneva.  

When should I go?

Mid-May to mid-October. Milan and Lake Como can be visited year-round! 

OUR SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 

Arrive in Zurich and Transfer to Lucerne

Arrive in Zurich, where you will activate your Swiss rail passes and hop on a train to Lucerne. Upon arrival in lake-side Lucerne, check into your centrally-located lodgings. Restaurant suggestions will be provided throughout

Day  2 & 3

 Enjoy a Mount Pilatus excursion (self-directed) and explore historic Lucerne

Daily breakfasts in each of your hotels. Why not start your day with a stroll along the riverfront, before wandering Oldtown in search of the perfect cup of Swiss hot cocoa! For those seeking stunning views, look no further than Mount Pilatus. Take the ferry over to the train station at the base of the mountain and board the world’s steepest cogwheel rail for a captivating trip up the mountain. Enjoy breathtaking views from the summit, before descending via cable car, and catch a taxi back to Lucerne.

Day

4

Discover the Unique Beauty of the Swiss Alps

Lucerne- ??? - Lauterbrunnen - Mürren

Meet your private driver and absorb the beautiful scenery along your drive to Lauterbrunnen with stops in idyllic Swiss villages. In Lauterbrunnen, board the cog-rail and embark on the quick journey up to the scenic mountainside town of Mürren. Check into the Hotel Eiger. Be sure to talk with your local driver about your interests so they can cater the stops to your liking.

Day  5 & 6

Mürren High Alps

Use the local trains to travel up to Grindelwald or Jungfrau for stunning views from the top of Europe! When at Jungfrau be sure to visit the Ice Palace, a series of tunnels carved through the glacier full of ice sculptures and other treasures!

Day 7

Heading to Zermatt

Today, take the cog-rail down the mountain back to Lauterbrunnen where you will join up with your private  driver. Enjoy the drive to Andermatt, where you will board the renowned Glacier Express train to Zermatt. Spend the evening getting to know this lovely resort town.

Day 8

Explore Zermatt

Spend two nights in this beautiful town shopping at the local boutiques and we recommend visiting the alpine museum. 

Day 9

Train to Vevey/Montreax

Two possible options today! The first option is Vevey, a peaceful town located along the shore of Lake Geneva. Perhaps visit the Musée Jenisch Vevey, with an interesting collection of works from internationally renowned artists. Another possibility is Chaplin’s World, a museum dedicated to the life and works of Charlie Chaplin on his old estate. 

 

The second option is Montreux, known worldwide for its annual jazz festival. A beloved destination since the time of Lord Byron, Montreux is a beautiful place to explore! Either option is a great way to spend the day along the shore of Lake Geneva!

Day 10

To Geneva!

Today take the afternoon train into Geneva and check-in to your hotel. 

Day 11

Traverse Geneva

Spend the day enjoying the vibrant city of Geneva. Wander the streets of this vibrant international city. Why not perpose some of those famous Swiss chocolates?!?! 

Day 12

Depart for USA

The time has come to return home. Meet your private driver at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your direct flight home.   

When should I go?

Mid-May to mid-October. Milan and Lake Como can be visited year-round! 

Call us now! Our experienced travel team is eager to listen to your interests and desires to craft a uniquely personalized itinerary. Remember! Our specialty is listening to YOU as we work together to craft the very best itinerary, pace and hotel selections for you and your family!  

 

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