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Lakes and Mountains of Switzerland

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7 days From $1,785 per person

A seven-day Swiss getaway, exploring picturesque landscapes, charming cities like Lucerne, and train journeys through the Swiss Alps to Lugano and St. Moritz

Travel on your own following a well-planned itinerary

2024 Tour code: WE-LMSR-24

About the tour

Journey through the breathtaking Lakes and Mountains of Switzerland, on this seven day escape. Discover the charming city of Lucerne, nestled amidst the Swiss Alps and enjoy a leisurely boat cruise across its serene lake. Experience a first-class journey aboard the Gotthard Panorama Express, traversing dramatic landscapes to Lugano. Your adventure continues on the renowned Bernina Express to the alpine resort town of St. Moritz, where you spend two nights surrounded by majestic peaks and pristine lakes.

What’s included


Day 1 - Lovely Lucerne

Arrive at Zurich Airport and embark on your scenic journey to Lucerne by rail. As you travel, soak up the stunning Swiss landscapes. Upon arrival in Lucerne, settle into your accommodation and unwind after your travels. This city is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and sits beside the crystal-clear Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne). Overnight Lucerne.

Day 2 - Explore Lucerne

Today is yours to explore the charming city of Lucerne at your own pace. Wander across the historic Kapellbrücke, a quaint wooden bridge spanning the Reuss River that is lined with fascinating medieval paintings. In Glacier Garden, you will find the city's proud Lion Monument honoring Swiss Guards who fell during the French Revolution. Head to the bright atmosphere of the Old Town for even more history, beauty, and culture with local cafes and shops to enjoy.

Alternatively, consider indulging in optional excursions such as ascending the majestic Mt. Rigi or Mt. Pilatus for breathtaking views, joining a guided walking tour of Lucerne to uncover its rich history, or immersing yourself in the fascinating exhibits at the Swiss Transport Museum. Overnight Lucerne.

Day 3 - Journey to Lugano via the Gotthard Panorama Express

Enjoy a picturesque journey aboard the first-class Gotthard Panorama Express from Lucerne to Lugano. Start with a cruise from Lucerne to Fleulen before joining the panoramic train ride. Marvel at the scenic beauty along the way as you travel through picturesque valleys, passing by quaint villages amidst lush greenery. You'll catch glimpses of crystal-clear lakes shimmering in the sunlight, framed by towering mountains that punctuate the horizon. Upon arrival in Lugano, relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of this lakeside city. Overnight Lugano.

Day 4 - Discover Lugano

Today offers a choice of optional activities to enhance your experience in Lugano. Explore Monte Brè for panoramic vistas, embark on a serene cruise on Lake Lugano to Gandria, indulge in a private cruise with wine tasting, or embark on a delightful food, wine, and city walking tour. You can also upgrade your tour to include a delectable lunch or dinner experience.

If you would prefer to discover the city at your own pace, spend your day leisurely exploring the charming streets, dotted with boutiques, cafes, and gelaterias. Discover cultural attractions such as the Museo d'Arte della Svizzera Italiana, showcasing works of art from the region, or wander through the historic Old Town with its charming squares and medieval architecture. Overnight Lugano.

Day 5 - From Lugano to St. Moritz via the Bernina Express

Today you enjoy a scenic journey from Lugano to St. Moritz aboard the Bernina Express, renowned for its breathtaking mountain landscapes and engineering marvels. As this extraordinary train travels places coaches and cars cannot, each moment is filled with a genuine sense of wonder, revealing a cascade of otherworldly landscapes. Enjoy the stunning views as you traverse through the picturesque Ticino region. Arrive in St. Moritz and settle into your accommodation for a relaxing evening. Overnight St. Moritz.

Day 6 - Enjoy St. Moritz

Savor a day of leisure in the enchanting town of St. Moritz. Your hotel provides you with an Engadine Inclusive Card, granting access to various exciting excursions such as the Muottas Muragl funicular, Piz Nair by cable car, Diavolezza by cable car, and more. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and activities offered in this alpine paradise. Overnight St. Moritz.

Day 7 - Journey Home

Bid farewell to St. Moritz as you board the rail journey back to Zurich Airport for your departure home. Reflect on the unforgettable memories created amidst Switzerland's lakes and mountains, carrying them with you as cherished souvenirs of your journey.

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Bernina Express
Gotthard Panorama Express