Explore the best of what Switzerland has to offer: amazing old cities, beautiful lakes and the breathtaking Alps. Continue to Bavaria to see more of fascinating nature and some of the most beautiful architecture in Europe: the buildings of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.
HIGHLIGHTS ON SWITZERLAND & SOUTHERN GERMANY TOUR
Shopping on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich
Lake Geneva, Europe’s most beautiful lake
The ‘Top of Europe’: Jungfraujoch
Fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle
The capital of Bavaria, Munich
Arrival to Zurich airport and start of Switzerland & South Germany tour. Meet and greet with your private guide/driver and check-in to the hotel. Free time to explore one of the Switzerland´s most beautiful cities. Overnight in Zurich.
We start the day with a sightseeing tour of the main attractions of Zurich. Walk down the Bahnhofstrasse, one of the world’s most sophisticated shopping streets, visit St Peter’s Church with its world’s largest clock face, Zurich Opera House and the charming Old Town. We will also visit Lake Zurich where you can go on a boat cruise, bathe, do some sports activities like windsurfing or waterskiing or enjoy in one of the many restaurants aorund the lake which offer the best regional and seasonal specialties. In the evening drive to Berne for an overnight.
In the morning we will go on a tour of the Swiss capital. The Old City of Berne covers buildings dating from a variety of periods, include 15th-century arcades and 16th-century fountains and is today part of UNESCO World Heritage. Admire the Parliament Building, the Käfigturm (Prison Tower) and the famous Zytglogge (Clock Tower) – the oldest gate to the city of Bern from the 13th century. In the afternoon we continue towards Geneva for an overnight.
After breakfast we will go on a walking tour of Geneva to see some of its main attractions like Flower Clock, Geneva Fountain (Jet d’Eau), a water feature that propels water to a height of 140 meters and the Old Town. Continue to Lake Geneva, widely considered Europe’s most beautiful lake up to Montreux to visit of the romantic Chateau de Chillon. In the evening we drive to Zermatt for an overnight.
We start the day exploring Zermatt, picturesque mountain village at the foot of the world-famous Matterhorn. Zermatt is a popular Swiss ski resort which retained its original Valais mountain village character and offers a combination of modern holiday location and traditional Alpine atmosphere. The tour than takes us to Interlaken, another resort town with amazing views of the mountains such as Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day trip from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch. In the morning we board a cogwheel train up the Jungfraujoch pass, admire the beautiful panoramas of Swiss countryside and arrive at Europe’s highest railway station, known as the ‘Top of Europe’. From the top we can enjoy magnificent panoramas of snow-capped Alpine and visit Europe’s largest glacier and Ice Palace, a cave located within a glacie. In the afternoon, journey back to Interlaken for an overnight.
The road takes us to Lucerne, set at the lakeside with an impressive mountainous panorama and known for its well-preserved medieval core and elegant historic buildings. The centerpiece of the town is, for sure, Chapel Bridge, one of the oldest, covered wooden bridges in Europe. Later we continue our trip from Switzerland to Bavarian castles with drive towards Germany to Konstanz for an overnight.
In the morning we walk through Konstanz on the shores of Lake Constance, the largest lake in Germany. Konstanz is an important cultural center, known for its many beautiful old buildings like Hohenzollernhaus or Rathaus. Our drive then takes us to the picturesque Lindau, split between an island and the slopes of the mainland and linked by a bridge. Its harbor is famous for its old lighthouse and the statue of the Bavarian lion. We continue to Fussen for an overnight.
After breakfast we visit the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, located in the Alps in Bavaria. The castle was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the 19th century in honor of the composer Richard Wagner and today is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Next we drive to Linderhof Palace, another Ludwig II building. Visit of the palace and its gardens. In the afternoon we drive to Munich for an overnight.
Guided tour of the capital of Bavaria, Munich. Explore its churches, the Cathedral of our Lady, the Munich Residenz, Marienplatz, relax in one of the public parks like the English Garden or visit one of its many galleries or museums. Overnight in Munich.
Transport to the Munich airport and end of services.
• Accommodation in double bed with breakfast in selected hotels
• Service of private guide/driver
• Rent of a private car/van for the time of the tour with all expenses (fuel, parkings, insurance…)
• Local guides for city tours in Zurich, Berne, Geneva, Lucerne, Munich
• Entrance fees: Ferry on Zurich lake, Chateau de Chillon, Ice palace on Jungfrauojch, Neuschwanstein castle, Linderhof castle
• Return ticket for the cogwheel train to Jungfraujoch
• Organisation of the programme
Zurich is a lively, cosmopolitan city where you can never get bored. The highlight of its visit is definately its Old Town and Lake Zurich where you can go on a boat cruise, bathe, do some sports activities or just enjoy in one of the many restaurants around the lake.
Lake Geneva, widely considered Europe’s most beautiful lake with the romantic Chateau de Chillon, a former residence of the Counts of Savoy.
Interlaken is a popular resort town with amazing views of the mountains such as Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. From there you can board the cogwheel train up the Jungfraujoch pass to admire the beautiful panoramas of Swiss countryside and arrive at Europe’s highest railway station, known as the ‘Top of Europe’.
Originally Kapellbrücke, is one of the oldest bridges of Switzerland. It is named after St. Peter’s Chapel and used to be part of city’s fortifications bulit in 14th century. It is known for its marvelous paintings covering the inside part of the roof.
The fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, located in the Alps in Bavaria. The castle was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in the 19th century in honor of the composer Richard Wagner and today is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
Munich, Bavaria’s capital, is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, including the famed Hofbräuhaus, founded in 1589.
Romantic Rhein river cruises take you through the astonishing hillside castles, beautiful scenery with vineyards and fair tail like villages.
A view through window of Jungfraujoch pass with beautiful panoramas of Swiss countryside.