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, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland, Lucerne, Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland, Bern, Canton of Bern, Switzerland

9  Days | 7  nights
Call to book: 1-866-529-2079
Travelling as a group of 10 or more?  Request a group quote.

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)
  • 5 More Moments activities:
    • Excursion to Mount Rigi (non-guided)
    • City tour in Bern (private guided, available in English or French)
    • Excursion to La Chaux-de-Fonds (non-guided)
    • Excursion to Thun, including a boat ride (non-guided)
    • 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)
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:
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)
Gems of Switzerland

Day 5

Lucerne - Bern: Sightseeing (approx. 113 km)

Using your pass, head to Bern to discover this amazing city through the eyes of your local private guide during your city tour.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS: 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 6

Bern: La Chaux-de-Fonds (approx. 150 km)

Travel to La Chaux-de-Fonds and get to know the countryside of the Jura Mountains.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS: La Chaux-de-Fonds: Use your pass to travel to this enchanting town perched at an altitude of 1,000 metres! Renowned architect Le Corbusier was born here and designed his first house in town.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Gems of Switzerland

Day 7

Bern: Thun (approx. 60 km)

Head to the railway station, then with your pass, hop on the train to Thun, less than an hour away. Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Thun (included in your pass).

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS: Thun: Explore the historic Old Town, and then enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Thun.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Gems of Switzerland

Day 8

Bern - Zurich (approx. 125 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, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Hotel Bristor(or similar)
Lucerne, Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
Hotel Ibis Styles City Hotel Luzern(or similar)
Bern, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Hotel Kreuz(or similar)
Zurich, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Hotel Bristor(or similar)
Lucerne, Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
Hotel Ibis Styles City Hotel Luzern(or similar)
Bern, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Hotel Kreuz(or similar)
Zurich, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Hotel Glockenhof(or similar)
Lucerne, Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
Hotel Continental Park(or similar)
Bern, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Hotel Allegro Bern(or similar)
Zurich, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Hotel Glockenhof(or similar)
Lucerne, Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
Hotel Continental Park(or similar)
Bern, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Hotel Allegro Bern(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 April 1 to October 31, 2019

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.
  • 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.
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