First Tour of Switzerland
Re-live the first tour of Switzerland. Embark on a journey through Switzerland, echoing the historic voyage led by Thomas Cook in 1863. This tour is full of history, culture, and of course the best highlights of Switzerland. What does this iconic tour look like nowadays, let us show you. A perfect combination of tradition and novelty, relaxation and adventure. Experience the blend of old-world charm and contemporary convenience, reliving the past while creating new memories.
Arrival in Geneva:
Geneva is Switzerland's most international city, known for being the European headquarters of the United Nations and the International Red Cross. The large flower clock in the "Jardin Anglais" (English Garden), the "Horloge Fleuri," is a world-famous symbol of the Geneva watch industry, and the "Jet d'eau," a fountain with a 140-meter-high water jet on the outskirts of Lake Geneva, serves as the city's symbol. Explore the old town and chill on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Day 2: Geneva to Chamonix
Head through the Swiss and French Alps to Chamonix – one of the most iconic mountain towns in the world, nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc in the heart of a dramatic U-shaped valley.
Day 3: Chamonix
Chamonix is a picturesque haven for adventure enthusiasts in the French Alps. Home to world-class ski resorts with slopes catering to all skill levels, the town transforms into a mountaineer's paradise during the warmer months, serving as the gateway to Mont Blanc. Beyond the thrill of outdoor activities, Chamonix offers charming streets, cozy cafes, and world-class spa hotels.
Day 4: Chamonix to Leukerbad
Embark on a scenic rail journey that passes through the magical Trient Valley, with its rocky outcroppings, forests, wild gorges, and classic alpine villages. Savor magnificent landscapes in the heart of an unspoiled natural setting. The Mont Blanc Express has connected France and Switzerland, Chamonix to Martigny for over a century. Explore the canton of Valais on the way, its rich history and tasty gastronomy. End the day in the thermal bath of the traditional village between the Swiss Alps, Leukerbad.
Day 5: Leukerbad to Grindelwald
Continue the iconic journey through some stunning stopovers, like Kandersteg and Lake Öschinen. The beautiful alpine lake is located above Kandersteg, where hikers, swimmers, and nature lovers, in general, will all have a wonderful time. Arrive in the Jungfrau region by boat, relax on the deck, or savor swiss cuisine on board, creating memories against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes.
Day 6: Explore the Jungfrau region
Spend a day on the foot of the famous Eiger, Jungfrau, and Mönch. Jungfraujoch, Grindelwald, and Lauterbrunnen are the most famous vacation and excursion destinations in the region. Hundreds of activities are awaiting you - from paragliding to rock climbing, from mountain biking to river rafting.
Day 7: Grindelwald to Lucerne
A scenic cruise on Lake Brienz, a beautiful historic train ride, waterfalls, lakes, and the surrounding mountains await you on this journey. In the afternoon discover Lucerne, which is often voted as one of the prettiest cities in the world, featuring a colorful old town and 14th-century city walls, as well as covered bridges including the iconic Kapellbrücke with its 17th-century art and Water Tower.
Day 8: Lucerne
Start the day with a chocolate workshop, where Chocolatiers will share their secret tips and knowledge about the origin of Cocoa and their handcrafting. Then head up to the Queen of the Mountains, with Europe's oldest cogwheel railway. Let the day finish on a beautiful sunset cruise.
Day 9: Lucerne to Neuchâtel
The journey brings you back to the French part of Switzerland.
Step into the past and experience the enchanting Belle Époque era that still graces the city, Neuchâtel today. Wander through medieval streets, visit Neuchâtel Castle, and explore local markets.
Day 10: Neuchatel to Geneva:
On the last day take the trip to the Swiss Riviera, Montreux.
Montreux is a picturesque destination in Switzerland that offers a variety of lake, mountains and vineyards on Lake Geneva. The town's famous promenade is lined with flowers, sculptures, mediterranean trees and grand Belle Époque buildings. It’s an authentic little piece of paradise that has attracted many artists, writers and travellers in search of beauty, relaxation and inspiration.
Before you return to Geneva, visit Castle Chillon.
Price Quote & Inclusions:
We are always looking for hotels that have something special.
Stay in selected hotels where we know that you are going to have an exceptional experience.
* breakfast included
** tourist tax included
Rental car - Premium all-around carefree protection
• Fully comprehensive insurance with refund of the excess.
• Refund in the event of damage to the glass, roof, tyres and underbody, including sump and clutch.
• Refund of towing costs.
• Refund of costs for loss of/damage to vehicle keys and documents.
• Vehicle theft protection with refund of the excess.
• Reimbursement of damage and theft of car radio and navigation system (mobile or built-in) in connection with burglary damage.
• Refund of accident processing charge.
• Customary liability coverage.
• Additional liability insurance in the amount of EUR 7.5 million.
• Accident Insurance (PAI) with a coverage of 20.000 EUR for each passenger of the rental car in case of invalidity only
• All local taxes.
• Airport fees.
Choose your way of travelling!
Bigger group? A bus incl. driver will be the best choice
Self-Drive Tour? With our partner, SunnyCars you can always enjoy your journey 100% stressfree
Q & A:
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