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Swiss Cheese & Wine Discovery

Swiss Wine and Cheese with Alpine Mountains
Rhine Falls and Schloss Laufen Castle
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  •   8 days / 7 nights
  • Hotel-experience 3/4* Hotel experience
  • Max-group-size Max group size: 12
  • Live-guide Live guide
  • Free-Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi onboard
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Sometimes the best moments come from simple pleasures, like relaxing with a glass of indulgent wine and an accompanying tasty cheese. It comes as no surprise that Switzerland is a country that makes many delicacies, including wines, cheeses, and chocolates. For all lovers of Wine and Cheese, AlpExcursion.com 8-day tour will take you on a journey of discovery through the main cities of Switzerland, giving you a sensational experience and leaving behind unforgettable memories. If you're ready, let’s get going!

Hotels

Zuri by Fassbind, The Hey Hotel, Tralala Hotel (or similar).

Check-in at the hotel on Day 1 is at 15:00․

To request an early check-in - please send a special request in advance.

Itinerary
Zurich-City

Upon arrival at Zurich Airport, you will be greeted by your local driver to take you to your comfortable hotel to rest after your flight. You will enjoy your ride to the hotel in a business-grade car or a minivan, ready to check-in for a little rest and relaxation. Once you’re refreshed and ready to go, you will have the opportunity to discover Zurich city independently and enjoy some of the amazing things to do in Zurich, all detailed in our guide brochure.

Overnight stay in Zurich.

Rhine-Falls-Switzerland

The second day starts with a tasty breakfast before you meet your local, friendly guide at 09:00 in the lobby. From there, we will head to explore Zurich city during a 2-hour walking tour while listening to historical facts and admiring the main sights of the Old Town, Grossmunster church, Bahnhofstrasse, Paradeplatz, Fraumuenster church, and the Limmatquai.

We will say farewell to the guide in the centre of Zurich to have a meal in a local restaurant. After lunch, we will take the direction to the Swiss-German border to discover Rhine Fall – the biggest waterfall in Europe: enjoy the freshness of the alpine water and take the most amazing photos! After relishing our trip, we will return to the Zurich hotel to rest and prepare for the next day’s experiences.

Overnight stay in Zurich.

Gruyeres

The 3rd day of our Swiss tour is dedicated to uncovering the most important and well-preserved parts of Switzerland. Starting from the Swiss Capital of Bern, then taking a trip to the historic town of Gruyères and Montreux.

After breakfast, you will greet the driver-guide in the hotel’s lobby and leave Zurich at 09:00. You will enjoy a straight ride to Bern City, where the local guide will be waiting for you. Get immersed in Bern’s tourist attractions and be prepared to be impressed by the city’s landmarks and hidden treasures during a 2-hour walking tour. You will cover the main sights, including the Holy Ghost Church, a stroll through Spitalgasse Street and Barenplatz, and witness the Government Palace and the central masterpiece of Bern – the Clock Tower.

Continuing the tour, you will have lunch and head to Gruyères – a picturesque medieval town – the real homeland for Swiss cheese. Discover the flowery town, admire the charming streets of Gruyères, and take a stroll up to the castle, dating back to the 13th century. Here you will have a Gruyère cheese tasting in the local cheese factory and have the opportunity to sample the Swiss fondue.

At the end of the journey, the driver-guide will take you to the hotel in Montreux, on the shore of Lake Leman – another natural marvel.

Overnight stay in Montreux.

Jet-dEau-Fountain-in-Geneva-Switzerland

After breakfast, we start with discovering the famous Lavaux region, a natural world heritage since 2007. Winemakers have produced Chasselas wine grapes in Lavaux for 800 years, making the site traditional and totally unique. While discovering the region, a local winemaker will organise a wine tasting where you will have an opportunity to learn about the history of the wine types and try several of them. Afterward, you will be driven to Lausanne to have lunch in a local restaurant. We will finalise our tour in Geneva, the world-renowned destination for watches and jewelry making.

Upon reaching Geneva, the local guide will begin a walking tour in the old city through the narrow ancient streets, picturesque squares, and most elegant cafes and restaurants. At the end of the tour, you will visit the awe-inspiring international district, well known for its impressive UN European headquarters.

Overnight stay in Montreux.

Golden-Pass-Express

After some exciting days of new sights and experiences, a relaxing day is ahead of you. After breakfast, you will leave the hotel to reach the train: the Golden Pass Express. From Montreux to Interlaken, the train passes through Prealps offering magnificent views and scenery. Enjoy your day on the train, discovering the beautiful views of the alpine landscape. Snacks and local drinks will be available during your trip. Arriving at Interlaken train station, your driver will welcome you and take you to the hotel, where you will have the chance to drop your luggage and spend your day strolling around the alpine town, taking in one of the local restaurants. Suggested activities are Harder Kulm and Heimwehfluh – mountain train to the top to enjoy the panoramic view of the Alpine lakes and peaks.

Harder Kulm will transfer you to a quiet Alpine landscape in 8-10 minutes. It’s a perspective at 1,321 metres in the Berner Oberland region of Switzerland.

Heimwehfluh Interlaken is a nostalgic funicular experience available in the spring and summer seasons, which transfers you to the romantic lookout tower while enjoying the exclusive views of Interlaken, Thun, and Brienz lakes as well as the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks.

Then get ready for the next day's adventure: reaching the Top of Europe – Jungfrau.

Overnight stay in Interlaken.

grindelwald-village-in-swiss

The day begins in magical Grindelwald, just a 30-minute ride from Interlaken. Grindelwald is among the most famous Swiss ski destinations, a charming town at the foot of the Eiger and Wetterhorn mountains. Stroll through this beautiful village while inhaling its fresh air and laid-back atmosphere. Afterward, take the Eiger Express tricable gondola from Grindelwald to the Eiger Glacier station. This will take you to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe and the slopes 47 minutes faster than the regular train journey. This panoramic cable car ride and train trip take a combined 33 and 18 minutes, allowing you more time to enjoy the top. Jungfraujoch is the highest railway station in Europe, and UNESCO lists it as a "World Heritage Site."

Upon arrival at the top, you will have the choice of numerous activities, including the Alpine sensation Ice Palace, which includes several sculptures, the Sphinx Observation Deck with spectacular mountain views, a Lindt chocolate shop, several restaurants, and other entertainment opportunities.

While journeying back to the valley, you will take the train passing by the car-free village, Wengen, to reach Lauterbrunnen. Here is another small Swiss village with the finest scenery one can expect to see. Lauterbrunnen offers mountain peaks with 72 breathtaking waterfalls and fresh Alpine meadows.

At the end of the journey, you will return to your hotel in Interlaken for a well-earned rest, ready for your next exciting adventure.

Overnight stay in Interlaken.

Jesuit-Church-in-Lucerne

After enjoying the hotel's delicious breakfast, you will meet your driver-guide and leave Interlaken to take the Brünig pass – a scenic mountain route. At the top, you will experience the unmissable view of Lungern Lake and the surrounding Alps, a pure wonder in Central Switzerland.

Reaching Lucerne city, your knowledgeable, local guide will welcome you to the beautiful old city and help you to explore its wonders, including the Chapel Bridge and Jesuit Church, the traditional, middle-age painted buildings, the sparkling Lake Lucerne and Reuss River, and finally, the famous Lion Monument.

Your day will end with a drop-off at the hotel in Zurich.

Optional Excursion

Mount Pilatus by taking the Dragon Ride cable car up to the mountain. This trip is a genuine slice of adventure!

Overnight stay in Zurich.

Old-Town-Zurich

It's time to get back to reality. Enjoy your breakfast and get ready for a transfer to Zurich Airport. We hope to see you in Switzerland again soon to explore more hidden gems and enjoy our fabulous culture and beautiful scenery.

Included

  Accommodation in 3/4-star hotels, incl. breakfast

  Airport transfers on the day of arrival and departure

  Private transportation services during the whole trip

  Wi-Fi on board

  English-speaking driver-guide services

  Local guide services for a walking tour in Zurich, Bern, Geneva, and Lucerne

  Rhine Fall waterfall entry ticket

  Harder Kulm funicular tickets in Interlaken

  Entry tickets to the cheese and chocolate factories in Gruyères

  Golden Pass Express train tickets from Montreux to Interlaken

  Wine Tasting in Lavaux Vineyards

  Eiger Express tricable gondola tickets

  Organisation and documentation

  Customer support service before and during the travel

  City Taxes at the hotels

  Lunches and Dinners

  Optional excursion: Mount Pilatus

From

CHF 2921.-

per person
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Swiss Cheese & Wine Discovery

Swiss Cheese & Wine Discovery

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Swiss Wine and Cheese with Alpine Mountains
Swiss Wine and Cheese with Alpine Mountains
Aerial view of Geneva city
Aerial view of Geneva city
Bern view of the Old City center
Bern view of the Old City center
Famous Clock Tower in Bern City
Famous Clock Tower in Bern City
Grindelwald Village in Switzerland
Grindelwald Village in Switzerland
Grossmünster Church, Zurich
Grossmünster Zurich
Gruyère Cheese Factory
Gruyère Cheese Factory
Jesuit Church, Lucerne
Jesuit Church, Lucerne Switzerland
Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observation Deck
Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observation Deck
Lausanne City
Lausanne City
Magical Gruyeres Village
Magical Gruyeres Village
Scenic Montreux
Scenic Montreux
Mountain Village of Lauterbrunnen
Mountain Village Lauterbrunnen
Observation Desk Harder Kulm, Interlaken view
Observation Desk Harder Kulm
Panoramic view of Interlaken
Panoramic view of Interlaken
Rhine Falls and Schloss Laufen Castle
Rhine Falls and Schloss Laufen Castle
Swiss fondue
Swiss fondue
Swiss Wine Tasting Among Lavaux Vineyards
Swiss Wine Tasting Among Lavaux Vineyards
The medieval Gruyères Castle
The medieval Gruyères Castle
Vineyards of Lavaux Switzerland
Vineyards of Lavaux Switzerland
Zurich City
Zurich City
Golden Pass Express
Golden Pass Express
Swiss Cheese & Wine Discovery

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