9 Days - Tour Dates: July 2 - 10, 2024
Day 1 - Tuesday, 7/2/2024 - Fly to Zurich
Depart today for Zurich, Switzerland.
Day 2 - Wednesday, 7/3/2024 - To Wengen
Arrive the following morning, board your coach and travel to the capital city, Bern, to see the Rose Gardens & Glockenspiel. Then, drive up into the massive Swiss Alps. The scenery is increasingly spectacular as you arrive in Lauterbrunnen, with its towering cliffs. Travel by Cog Railway up to the enchanting alpine village of Wengen for 6 nights (altitude 4,180')
Day 3 - Thursday, 7/4/2024 - Lauterbrunnen Valley
Board the Cog Railway for an excursion to the glacier-carved Lauterbrunnen Valley. Board a PostBus to Trummelbach Falls. Go inside the mountain and see how the falls have carved incredible caves. Next, take the Cable Car up to Gimmelwald, then to Murren for free time. Ride the Funicular up to Allmendhubel (altitude 6,200’) for the view, or take the optional Schilthorn Cable Car up to Piz Gloria (altitude 9,700’), the setting used in the 1969 James Bond movie. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 4 - Friday, 7/5/2024 - Interlaken / Lake Cruise
Today we make our way to Wilderswil where we board the vintage Cog Rail Train to Schynige Platte, where astounding views and a Swiss Wildflower Garden await you. Later cruise across turquoise blue Lake Brienz. Then we ride a Steam Train to the heights of the Rothorn though alpine meadows and the sound of Swiss cow bells (altitude 7,700’). - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 5 - Saturday, 7/6/2024 - Free Time / Zermatt Optional
Enjoy free time in Wengen to shop, hike, and explore with your travel pass OR join our optional day trip to Zermatt to view the Matterhorn (weather permitting). Travel by Train over, under, and through the Alps to the ski resort of Zermatt. Free time here or ride the optional Train up Gornergrat Mtn. (altitude 10,300’) for an additional cost. Return to Wengen after a long but rewarding day.
Day 6 - Sunday, 7/7/2024 - Jungfrau / Grindelwald
Free morning or optional rail up to the Jungfraujoch Mountain at 11,133 feet (optional at approx. $100pp due to high altitude). This afternoon, we will all go via Cog Railway to Grindelwald for shopping. Enjoy Europe’s longest Cable Car as you glide over the tops of Swiss Chalets and pastoral scenery (altitude 7,600').
Day 7 - Monday, 7/8/2024 - Schwarzwald / Aare Gorge
Travel by Cog Train along the sheer walls of the Swiss Alps to the village of Grindelwald. Then travel by PostBus though the most remote portions of Switzerland for exploration of the Rosalaui Glacier Gorge. You then decend out of the mountains to the Aare River Gorge, where the river cuts through the mountain in a spectacular 600 foot deep gorge. After free time in Meiringen, take the Panoramic Express Train to Interlaken, along Lake Brienz, and then Cog Rail to Wengen. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 8 - Tuesday, 7/9/2024 - To Zurich
Today we visit one of the most scenic local resident streets in Europe, the Brunngasse, which will include a visit to a local wood carving shop. Then we travel over the Brunig Pass for a visit to Lucerne. See the Lion’s Monument and Chapel Bridge. Continue to Zurich and your Farewell Dinner. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 9 - Wednesday, 7/10/2024 - Fly Home
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Note: This tour involves high altitude. - Breakfast
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