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Colours of Switzerland

With a Swiss Travel Pass and reserved seats on the Gotthard Panorama Express and the GoldenPass Line, all the colours of this wonderful country are at your fingertips!

With a country as beautiful as Switzerland, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city.

The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.

Location
Zurich, Lugano, Lucerne, Montreux, Geneva

Location:

Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH), Lugano, Switzerland, Lucerne, Switzerland, Montreux, Switzerland, Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)

10  Days | 8  nights
Call to book: 1-866-529-2079
Travelling as a group of 10 or more?  Request a group quote.

INCLUSIONS

  • Flight to Zurich; return from Geneva (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 8 nights of accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 8-day Swiss Travel Pass (unlimited travel in Switzerland)
  • Geneva public transport card
  • 5 More Moments activities:
    • Seat reservation on Gotthard Panorama Express
    • Seat reservation on GoldenPass Line
    • Non-guided excursion to Appenzell and St. Gallen
    • Non-guided excursion to Mount Rigi
    • Swiss Coupon Pass 2 for 1 dine & discover deals
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Zurich.

Meal(s): None
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 2

Welcome to Zurich

Use your pass to hop aboard the train to your Zurich hotel.

Meal(s): None
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 3

Zurich : Appenzell & St. Gallen (approx. 105 km)

Head to the car-free village of Appenzell, a region known for its rural customs and traditions.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS: Appenzell & St. Gallen: Using your Swiss Travel Pass, set out to discover the car-free village of Appenzell, that beckons with pretty lanes and a myriad of small stores and boutiques that are ideal for shopping and browsing. On the way back to Zurich, stop in beautiful St. Gallen.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 4

Zurich - Lugano (approx. 205 km)

Travel to southern Switzerland today and enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere. Board the train to Lugano and spend the rest of the day getting to know the city. Stroll the lakeside promenade or take a trip to Mont Brè or Monte San Salvatore ($).

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 5

Lugano: Valleys of Ticino

Use your pass to discover the beauty the picturesque valleys of Ticino.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS: Valleys of Ticino: A popular option is the beautiful Verzasca Valley, where the magical jade green waters of the Verzasca River flow over smooth polished rocks.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 6

Lugano - Lucerne (approx. 172 km)

Experience an unforgettable panoramic journey by boat and rail through two of Switzerland's most beautiful regions.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS:

Gotthard Panorama Express: Enjoy this scenic train ride through the heart of Switzerland that takes you from Lugano to Fluüelen via Bellinzona in a panoramic train car. In Fluüelen, board a historic paddle steamer for a cruise across Lake Lucerne.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 7

Lucerne : Mount Rigi (approx. 23 km)

Take advantage of your pass and head out on a self-guided excursion to Mount Rigi. Spend the night in Lucerne.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS:

Mount Rigi: Travel by boat to Vitznau, then board the Mt. Rigi Railways train to the top to take in the majestic 360° panoramic views. Journey back down by cogwheel railway, then take the boat back to Lucerne.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 8

Lucerne - Interlaken - Zweisimmen - Montreux (approx. 181 km)

Head to Montreux, via the popular GoldenPass Line route, that's been designed for you to see the best of the Swiss countryside.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS: GoldenPass Line: This popular route from Lucerne to Montreux consists of three different trains that will journey over the Brunig Pass, past Lake Brienz and into the Bernese Oberland, then along the shores of Lake Thun to Zweisimmen to Montreux.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 9

Montreux - Geneva (approx. 64 km)

Explore Montreux at your own pace. Later in the day, use your pass to travel by train to Geneva.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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Day 10

Geneva - Return to Canada

Use your Geneva Public Transport Card to travel by train to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
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ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)
Sorell Hotel Seefeld(or similar)
Lugano, Switzerland
Hotel Colorado(or similar)
Lucerne, Switzerland
Hotel Alpina(or similar)
Montreux, Switzerland
Hotel Helvetie Montreux(or similar)
Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
Hotel Eden(or similar)
Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)
Hotel Glockenhoff(or similar)
Lugano, Switzerland
Hotel Lugano Dante Centre(or similar)
Lucerne, Switzerland
Hotel Continental Park(or similar)
Montreux, Switzerland
Eurotel Montreux(or similar)
Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
Hotel Bristol(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip. Room occupancy: Maximum 3 persons

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Thursday (Wednesday departure from Canada) - Tuesday (Monday departure from Canada) from April 19 to September 28, 2019. This tour is not available for Wednesday departures.

Montreux Jazz Festival: Due to the Montreux Jazz Festival June 29 - July 15, customers will be assigned hotels in Lausanne instead of Montreux.

ACTIVITIES

  • Gotthard Panorama Express: runs every Tuesday to Sunday.
  • Swiss Travel Pass: Experience the thrill of extensive train travel on the Swiss Travel System, including trains, boats, buses, and more with this convenient rail pass. Use them all to journey between the Alps, St. Moritz or any part of Switzerland without worrying about transfers or conversion rates. No matter where you go in Switzerland,never wait in line at ticket counters or fumble for money when you have one pass that provides unlimited travel on the Swiss Travel System.
  • Swiss Coupon Pass: >The Swiss Coupon Pass is your ideal companion for a round trip through Switzerland. Experience 100 exclusive 2 for 1 Coupons and benefit from 50% discount on restaurants and attractions in Switzerland while saving up to CHF 4,500.

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.