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Gems of Switzerland

Discover the incredible cities and countryside of Switzerland with the help of an eight-day Swiss Travel Pass. Visit major cities and conic Swiss villages, sample delicious cheese and chocolate, and marvel at the breathtaking Alps and lakeside views.

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, Switzerland (ZRH), Lucerne, Switzerland, Bern, Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH), Switzerland

9  Days | 7  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Round-trip flights to Zurich (If flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 8-day Swiss Travel Pass (unlimited travel in Switzerland)
  • More Moments activities:
    • Excursion to Mount Rigi (non-guided)
    • City tour in Bern (private guided, available in English or French)
  • Swiss Coupon Pass 2-for-1 dine & discover deals
  • Free public transport card in Basel
  • Earn & redeem Aeroplan® Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Zurich.

Meal(s): None
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Gems of Switzerland

Day 2

Welcome to Zurich

Upon arrival, hop on the train, included in your Swiss Travel Pass, and ride nonstop into the heart of Zurich. Spend the night in Zurich.

Meal(s): None
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Gems of Switzerland

Day 3

Zurich - Lucerne (approx. 52 km)

Use your pass to enjoy a train ride to Lucerne. Explore this compact city and discover its colourful Old Town with its famous Chapel Bridge.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Gems of Switzerland

Day 4

Lucerne : Mount Rigi (44 km)

Take advantage of your pass and head out on a self-guided excursion to Mount Rigi.

More Moments Activities Included:
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)
Gems of Switzerland

Day 5

Lucerne – Bern (Swiss Travel Pass) (approx. 113 km)

Make your way to the train station for your next stop: Bern. No other city in Switzerland offers such a wonderful wealth of culture, leisure and entertainment like beautiful Bern.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Gems of Switzerland

Day 6

Bern: Sightseeing

Today, discover this amazing city through the eyes of your local private guide during your city tour.

More Moments Activities Included:
Bern City Tour:

Admire the Bern Münster, a Late Gothic cathedral, the Parliament Building, the Käfigturm, a former prison tower built in 1256, and the famous Clock Tower. Climb to the platform of the 101-metre-high cathedral tower with one of the best views over the city.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Gems of Switzerland

Day 7

Bern - Basel: (Swiss Travel Pass) (approx. 102 km)

Using your pass, head to Basel. Home to 40 museums, the city of culture for connoisseurs has the highest concentration of museums in the country. Basel also has a beautiful Old Town, modern architecture, and the Rhine – an inviting spot to rest a while.  Use your Basel card to visit some of the best attractions in the city.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Gems of Switzerland

Day 8

Basel - Zurich (Swiss Travel Pass) (approx. 88 km)

Use your pass to take the train to Zurich.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Gems of Switzerland

Day 9

Zurich - Return to Canada

Use your pass to travel by train to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Gems of Switzerland

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)
Hotel Bristol(or similar)
Lucerne, Switzerland
Hotel Ibis Styles City Hotel Luzern(or similar)
Bern, Switzerland
Hotel Kreuz(or similar)
Basel, Switzerland
Hotel City Inn(or similar)
Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH)
Hotel Glockenhof(or similar)
Lucerne, Switzerland
Hotel Continental Park(or similar)
Bern, Switzerland
Hotel Allegro Bern(or similar)
Basel, Switzerland
Hotel Metropol Basel (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

Daily from January 6 to December 18, 2020

MORE TO KNOW

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Railway station transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

The hotels listed 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.

ACTIVITIES

  • Mount Rigi self-guided tour:  duration around 5 hours
  • City Tour in Bern:  Available in English or French TBA. Duration:  1 hour, 30 minutes. Meeting point is at the Tourist information at Main Station
  • 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.
  • Basel Card:  The attractive features of the BaselCard include free use of public transport, free surfing on the guest WiFi plus a 50% discount on admission to Basel’s museums, Basel Zoo, Theater Basel and much more.
  • 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.  

Free cancellation is available for the hotel portion of this booking! Read full details and terms & conditions on the checkout page.

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