Summer in Switzerland
St. Moritz, Andermatt, Zermatt, Gridewald and Lucerne
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Trip Overview

Discover St. Moritz – the world-famous resort, experience the ancient cheese-making traditions in the Alpine Dairy of Morteratsch, take the gondola and cable car from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn station where you can enjoy the beautiful countryside and the quietness the world's highest glacier palace and much more in this active Summer Adventure in Switzerland.

 

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Lucerne

The world-famous, historical city of Lucerne lies in Switzerland in the heart of Europe. Because of its central location right on Lake Lucerne, which is surrounded by grand mountains like Mount Titlis at 3000 meters high or the impressive Mount Pilatus, Lucerne is considered to be the "Switzerland in Switzerland". You will find everything here: the lake, the mountains, the city – a distinctive consonance of nature and work of man,

Itinerary

  1. Arrival in Switzerland!

    Private airport assistant to hand over travel documents, take over your luggage and escort you to the train

    Swiss Traveling Bellboy luggage transfer from Zurich airport to St. Moritz hotel

    First class train from Zurich airport to St. Moritz by Swiss travel pass

    Transfer from St. Moritz train station to hotel by hotel car

    Note: Total train ride from Zurich airport to St. Moritz approx. 3 3⁄4 hours; Change of trains in Zurich and Chur

    St. Moritz – the world famous resort – is located at an altitude of 1,856 m on the southern flank of the Swiss Alps, amidst the lake landscape of the Engadine, the roof of Europe. Piz Bernina, the Eastern Alps' only peak above 4,000 m / 13,120 ft presides over the Engadine. Three languages are spoken here: Romansch, German and Italian. St. Moritz is blessed with a "champagne climate". The sun shines here 322 days a year, guaranteeing an ideal vacation climate. St. Moritz stands for cosmopolitan flair, elegance and style and the mention of its very name lifts spirits. 

    Overnight at the Hotel Badrutts Palace in St. Moritz

  2. Cheese experience & excursion to Roseg valley

    Private transfer from St. Moritz hotel to Pontresina via Morteratsch

    Visit of Morteratsch Cheese factory

    Horse drawn carriage from Pontresina to Roseg valley and back, 3 hours

    Private transfer from Pontresina to St. Moritz hotel

    Note: Duration of excursion approx. 6-7 hours

    Today's tour offers you an exciting experience: a date with one of Switzerland’s most popular export products followed by nature at her best! After a short transfer to Pontresina you will have the opportunity to experience the ancient cheese-making traditions in the Alpine Dairy of Morteratsch and to sample the products during a brunch. After your cheese experience you will proceed to the "end of the world" by horse buggy. During the leisurely ride you can admire the beauty of the valley, the steam, the waterfalls, the flowers and the birds. After one hour you reach the mountain inn "Roseg-Inn" where you can taste some of the fine Grisons specialties and also their wine (both to be paid directly). Afterwards surely you wish to go to the very end of the glacier Roseg before returning. 

    Overnight at the Hotel Badrutts Palace in St. Moritz 

  3. Day 3

    Travel from St. Moritz to Andermatt

    Swiss Traveling Bellboy luggage transfer from St. Moritz hotel to Andermatt hotel

    Transfer from St. Moritz hotel to train station by hotel car

    First class Glacier Express train from St. Moritz to Andermatt by Swiss travel pass

    Seat reservation on Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Andermatt

    Transfer from Andermatt train station to Andermatt hotel by hotel car

    Note: Direct Glacier Express train from St. Moritz to Andermatt approx. 5 hours; Seat reservation on Glacier Express mandatory and already included

    Option: Afternoon goat trekking around Andermatt, 1 – 3 hours

    Take the famous Swiss mountain trains "Glacier Express“ from St. Moritz to Andermatt from the Biz Bernina to the St. Gotthard. A journey lasting 4 1/2 hours over numerous bridges, and through many tunnels, crossing the 2033 m high impressive Oberalp Pass. A panorama trip through the alpine heartland of Switzerland. Glacier-Express the most memorable way of travelling to and from numerous noteworthy holiday spots from the rugged Grisons to central Switzerland with the town and Lake of Lucerne, A comfortable train takes you through untouched nature, through fragrant and unspoilt mountain forests, tranquil alpine pastures, foaming mountain torrents, through mountain valleys steeped in century-old tradition and culture. Andermatt, the Gotthard holiday region, offers a wide range of activities for every preference, whether hiking, biking, golfing or paragliding. Not to forget climbing, fishing and tennis, too. And for trips over the passes, the Gotthard holiday region is an ideal starting point hop on one of the historic post buses over the Gotthard, take the steam train over the Furka or make your own way by bike, car or motorbike. They have everything you need for an unforgettable holiday or simply a few days rest and relaxation and all in the midst of breathtaking Alpine scenery.

    Overnight at Hotel The Chedi in Andermatt

  4. Travel from Andermatt to Zermatt

    Transfer from Andermatt hotel to train station by hotel car

    Swiss Traveling Bellboy luggage transfer from Andermatt hotel to Zermatt hotel

    First class Glacier Express train from Andermatt to Zermatt by Swiss travel pass

    Seat reservation on Glacier Express train from Andermatt to Zermatt

    Transfer from Zermatt train station to Zermatt hotel by hotel electro taxi

    Note: Direct Glacier Express train from Andermatt to Zermatt approx. 31⁄2 hours; Seat reservation on Glacier Express mandatory and already included

    Option: Afternoon village walk in Zermatt with culinary tastings, 1 hour

    This legendary resort is presided over by the mighty Matterhorn, the world's most famous rock. The Matterhorn is a natural pyramid glittering in the sun and is the European Alps' most photographed mountain. Zermatt, a car-free village, has been able to retain the character of a traditional, idyllic Alpine village. Even the architecture has largely remained unchanged. Zermatt is a car-free resort and visitors can breathe deeply in the bracing air of this high altitude village, located between 1,620 m / 5,314 ft. and 3,820 m / 12,530 ft. All modern facilities, as expected of a Best of the Alps resort, are available and excellent hotels and gourmet restaurants meet the expectations of even the most discerning guests. Nine mountain railways and ski lifts make the area around Zermatt the biggest summer ski area in the Alps. All of the highest Alpine peaks can be seen from this Swiss town.

    Optionally you can enjoy a walk through Zermatt village to get a first overview of the village and enjoy a culinary tasting in the meantime. Your guide will stop at various shops along the way to buy some local products for you to try. 

    Overnight at Hotel Mont Cervin Palace in Zermatt

  5. Excursion to Klein Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

    Private guide for excursion to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise & Gorner Gorge adventure

    Tickets to Klein Matterhorn and back

    Entrance fee to Glacier Palace

    Entrance fee and equipment to Gorner Gorge

    Lunch on Klein Matterhorn or in charming restaurant close to the Gorner Gorge

    Note: Duration of excursion approx. 8 hours

    Due to the altitude and the activities in the Gorner Gorge we recommend wearing hiking boots, weather- proof clothes, fingered gloves, sunglasses, high factor sun screen and a thermos flask or water bottle

    The Gorge Adventure is an ideal activity for families with children above 12 years of age

    Optional:

    During the Summer months you can enjoy snow-tubing on top of Klein Matterhorn (from June onwards)

    Take the gondola and cable car from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn station. Here you can enjoy the beautiful countryside and the quietness the world's highest glacier palace, approximately 15 meters under the surface of the glacier and the various glacial splits and gaps, and 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 Gorner gorge between Furri (1865m) and Zermatt (1620m) is composed of imposing rock formations such as glacial mills and water polished rocks, within thundering floods of water - a unique wonder of nature! The traverse of the Gorge is about 1 km long and takes approx. 3-4 hours. The dynamic Fixed Rope Route leads you across the polished rock with the use of steel cables and devices, which are attached to the rock. The highlights of the traverse are three abseiling passages, three flying foxes (of which the longest is 80 meters), a pendulum swing and a Himalayan bridge, which gives you the ultimate surge of adrenalin. Throughout the entire adventure, you are secured constantly, and you will not be in contact with the water. The Gorge Adventure cannot be attempted on one's own; it can only be done with a fully qualified mountain guide who is familiar with the environment. 

    Overnight at Hotel Mont Cervin Palace in Zermatt

  6. Travel from Zermatt to Grindelwald

    Transfer from Zermatt hotel to train station by hotel electro taxi

    Swiss Traveling Bellboy luggage transfer from Zermatt hotel Grindelwald hotel

    First class train from Zermatt to Grindelwald by Swiss Travel Pass

    Note: Total train ride from Zermatt to Grindelwald approx. 31⁄4 hours

    Change of trains in Visp, Spiez and Interlaken

    Seat reservation possible between Visp and Interlaken

    Option: Jet boat ride on Lake Brienz, 13⁄4 hours

    The Eiger village of Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland lies embedded in a welcoming and green hollow, surrounded by a commanding mountainscape with the Eiger north face and the Wetterhorn. This mountainscape and the numerous lookout points and activities make Grindelwald one of the most popular and cosmopolitan holiday and excursion destinations in Switzerland, and the largest ski resort in the Jungfrau region.

    Optionally you can take a break from the train travels in the popular Summer holiday resort Interlaken to have lunch and enjoy a thrilling jet boat ride on Lake Brienz before heading on to Grindelwald 

    Overnight at Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof in Grindelwald

  7. First Fun Adventure Package

    Private guide for First Fun Adventure, 6 hours

    Tickets from Grindelwald to First

    First fun flyer from First to Schreckfeld

    Tickets from Schreckfeld to Bord (cable car or mountain-cart)

    Scooter bike from Bord to Grindelwald

    Note: Duration of excursion approx. 4 – 6 hours; Minimum weight 95 pounds, maximum weight 330 pounds / Minimum height 49,2 inch (125 cm); If children do not reach minimum height and weight, each station can be reached by gondola; Please do not forget to wear solid shoes and bring along sunscreen and sun glasses as the sun is very strong in the mountains; First Fun Adventure Package is available from mid-May onwards, depending on weather conditions 

    First Glider from Schreckfeld to First and back (in addition to the fun package)

    First, a cable car heads up from Grindelwald to First. From there, you speed rapidly along 800 metres of steel cable up 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 enjoy the racy part by mountain-cart to Bord station. At Grindelwald Bord, a restaurant offers tasty snacks on a sunny terrace overlooking the mountains. Afterwards, the next adventure waits for you grab a scooter-bike and feel the wind in your face while you drive down to the village of Grindelwald. 

    Overnight at Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof in Grindelwald

  8. Travel from Grindelwald to Lucerne & visit of Ballenberg Open-air museum

    Private transfer from Grindelwald to Lucerne via Ballenberg Open-air museum, 6 hours

    Entrance fee to Ballenberg Open-air museum

    Private guide for walking tour Ballenberg Open-air museum, 2 hours

    Private horse-carriage ride through Ballenberg Open-air museum, 1 hour

    Table reservation for lunch at Ballenberg Open-air museum

    Note: Driving time from Grindelwald to Lucerne via Ballenberg Open-air museum approx. 2 hours; Lunch to be paid on spot

    Visit the Ballenberg Museum, opened in 1978, one of the most attractive open-air museums of genuine old farmhouses dating back 200-300 years, showing how the Swiss farmers used to live in bygone days. You can enter the houses and see the old furniture, the kitchen, the living and bedrooms. Also on display are utensils for baking bread, cheese-making, weaving, spinning, wood-carving and even coal mining. Demonstrations of these old crafts take place every day in one house or the other. You will enjoy a guided tour and a horse- carriage ride. Enjoy lunch before heading on to Lucerne.

    The world-famous, historical city of Lucerne lies in Switzerland in the heart of Europe. Because of its central location right on Lake Lucerne, which is surrounded by grand mountains like Mount Titlis at 3000 meters high or the impressive Mount Pilatus, Lucerne is considered to be the "Switzerland in Switzerland". You will find everything here: the lake, the mountains, the city – a distinctive consonance of nature and work of man, which has been preserved and carefully developed for centuries. What do you want to see while in Lucerne? The Chapel Bridge with its gabled paintings of old battles and the adjacent quaint quarters with little streets ranging and changing from silence to abundant liveliness? The curiosities of the museums, the treasures of the many churches? Take a leisurely walk through a maze of small streets, bridges, promenades and plazas dominated by countless historical towers, fountains and frescoed buildings. 

    Our five-star accommodations will be announced soon for days 8-11.

  9. Day for exploring Lucerne with all senses

    Private guide for full day exploring of Lucerne, 8 hours

    Tickets to Museum of Transportation

    Stand up paddle board rental for 1 hour including entrance fee to lido

    Private chocolate making and tasting at Max Chocolateria, 90 minutes

    The Swiss Transport Museum or Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, in Lucerne, is a museum, opened in July 1959 and exhibiting all forms of transport (including locomotives, automobiles, ships, and aircraft) as well as communications. It is Switzerland's most popular museum.[1] The museum also maintains a large collection of work by Hans Erni, a local painter and sculptor. There are several other attractions in the museum besides the collection such as the Planetarium, an IMAX and the Swiss Arena, a 1:20,000 scale aerial photograph of Switzerland. Also, it houses EURECA, a 4.5 tonne satellite among the few space objects put into space and returned safely; EURECA and its return to Earth was a cooperative effort between several Western European countries and the United States in the 1990s. A Spacelab Pallet was handed over to the Museum for permanent display on 5 March 2010. The Pallet, nicknamed Elvis, was used during the 8-day STS-46 mission, 31 July - 8 August 1992, when ESA astronaut Claude Nicollier was on board Shuttle Atlantis to deploy ESA's European Retrievable Carrier (Eureca) scientific mission. The latest attraction is a multimedia theme world, the Swiss Chocolate Adventure, which was developed in conjunction with the Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation (entrance fee for chocolate adventure to be paid on spot).

    After an extensive visit enjoy a fun stand up paddling session and sun bath by the beautiful lake of Lucerne in the afternoon before diving into the world of chocolate again. Enter chocolate paradise for 90 minutes and enjoy a tour of our chocolate-making facilities with a tasting to follow. Our experienced chocolatiers are always on hand to tell the stories behind the unique tastes they create. Learn the history of chocolate, taste and create your own chocolate. 

    Our five-star accommodations will be announced soon for days 8-11.

  10. Excursion to Mount Pilatus

    Private guide for full day excursion to Mount Pilatus, 8 hours

    Tickets to Mount Pilatus including first class boat, cogwheel train and cable car

    Lunch on top of Mount Pilatus or at alp restaurant Alpgschwänd

    Private transfer from Kriens to Lucerne hotel

    Note:Duration of excursion approx. 8 hours

    Option:

    Summer toboggan or rope park adventure – to be paid on spot

    Hiking to Hergiswil and visit of glassworks at Hergiswil

    After a leisurely cruise on crystal-clear Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad ascend by the steepest rack railway in the world to Pilatus Kulm, 7000ft high. On top you have time to walk up to the vista point and to admire the breath taking panorama over the Swiss Alps and Lucerne. Descend by aerial cable car to Fraenkmuentegg, where your optional touring would start or change directly to smaller cable cars and sweep over pine forests and mountain meadows to the village of Kriens. Return to Lucerne by private car.

    Optionally you can visit the Summer toboggan and the rope park on your way back down from Mount Pilatus. The racy ride down the 1350-metre shiny steel channel begins on Fraekmüntegg (1415 metres altitude). Plenty of cool curves, dragon caves and inbuilt jumps make every toboggan run an unforgettable fun experience. The toboggan run is open in summer, in dry weather only. The Pilatus rope park is such fun – with no special training needed. Use of the facilities demands and promotes agility, concentration and determination. Staff are on hand to instruct users in safety techniques. Basic safety principles then apply, with users checking each other as well as themselves. After the experience proceed to Kriens and drive to Lucerne by private car.

    Alternatively you can hike from Fraekmüntegg to Hergiswil (approx. 2 hours), where you will visit the famous Glasi. The glassworks at Hergiswil has existed since 1817. The tour starts in the permanent exhibition of the history of glass and glassworks. This labyrinth of scenes leads you through the ups and downs of the 180- years history of GLASI and directly to the incandescent glass furnace. With a good view to the glass makers' platform, you can observe the craftsmen as they go about their rhythmical work and discover for yourself how glass is formed, blown and cast from the glowing mass. Discover and learn about glass in the exhibition – a stimulating journey of experience through the world of glass. They created more than 70 experiments for you. Glass in its perfect from, wrapped as a precious gift, can be purchased in the 1st quality shop. The entire range, from both the ROBERTO NIEDERER and the GLASI Hergiswil collections, is on display here. Glassware with minor imperfections also have a certain appeal. You can find such glassware at reduced prices in the second quality shop. After visit to Glasi, return to your hotel by private car and driver. 

    Our five-star accommodations will be announced soon for days 8-11.

  11. Departure Switzerland

    Private transfer from Lucerne to Zurich airport

    Note: Driving time from Lucerne to Zurich airport is approx. 1 hour 

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