Contrasts of Switzerland 2020

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Contrasts of Switzerland 2020 - Trafalgar
Contrasts of Switzerland 2020 - Trafalgar
Donald "We think the tour of Switzerland using the train system is the best way to see the beauty of the country. It's efficient and faster and more direct than driving or taking a bus. Our guide, Stephanie Bahr was outstanding and made the tour a great and informative experience. Our group of 48 was a very workable size and composed of wonderful people from the US, Australia, New Zealand and England. The..."
6 reviews


  • Admire alpine views from the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
  • Visit the highest point in Europe at Jungfraujoch
  • Visit the highest point in Europe at Jungfraujoch
  • Admire sweeping lake vistas from your room in Zermatt
  • Stop by stunning Interlaken in the heart of the Swiss Alps
  • Chug along one of the most unforgettable rail journeys
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus
Travel style
Train & Rail, Discovery
Start and end in Zurich! With the train & rail tour Contrasts of Switzerland 2020, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Zurich, Switzerland and 5 other destinations in Switzerland. Contrasts of Switzerland 2020 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Zurich
  2. Day 2: Zurich – St. Moritz
  3. Day 3: St. Moritz – Glacier Express – Zermatt (2 Nights)
  4. Day 4: Zermatt Orientation and Free Time
  5. Day 5: Zermatt – Geneva Orientation
  6. Day 6: Geneva – Interlaken – Lucerne (2 Nights)
  7. Day 7: Lucerne Orientation and Free Time
  8. Day 8: Lucerne – Depart Zurich

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Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

6 Reviews

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  • Written on July 31, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    We paid almost full price for 5 and 7 year old and we did not get meals that they prefer to eat like child’s manu and we had to pay extra to get them child’s manu. Tour was suppose to start and end in Zurich but it ended in Lucerne , because we were just... Read more

    Trafalgar commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the Contrasts of Switzerland guided holiday with Trafalgar. To begin, we sincerely regret to learn that your overall experience was anything short of exceptional, given that the complete satisfaction of our guests is an absolute priority. We note that there were certain aspects of this trip that you felt could have been improved upon. Here at Trafalgar, we take our guests’ feedback very seriously, so please be assured that your comments are being given the full attention they deserve to establish what potential improvements we might make going forward with this particular trip. Nevertheless, we hope that you and your family have still taken away some lasting highlights from your time with us.
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  • Written on June 20, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    The tour guide picked people she liked and hung around them although she did not speak to everyone other than tour info. She walked very fast like she was in marathon and people had problems keeping up to her. She misleading and assumed things about people... Read more

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  • Written on June 13, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Train is the only way to go for seeing Switzerland. Everything happened on time and the sightseeing was spectacular. The guide was excellent, funny and informative.

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  • MB
    Written on May 28, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Guide was very knowledgeable and strong in many languages. The optional tours were great. Particularly the dinners created good interaction between the group and the Matterhorn was incredible. We missed the ice caves and would recommend the guides are... Read more

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  • JA
    Written on May 28, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Very happy with all parts of the tour

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  • DP
    Written on September 10, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    We think the tour of Switzerland using the train system is the best way to see the beauty of the country. It's efficient and faster and more direct than driving or taking a bus. Our guide, Stephanie Bahr was outstanding and made the tour a great and... Read more

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour ends after breakfast at Astoria in Lucerne, where train transfers are provided to Zurich airport at 8 am. It's time to say a fond farewell to Switzerland and your newfound friends, at the end of an unforgettable tour! Please be aware that the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which means that you can arrive at Radisson Blu in Zurich anytime during the day. Explore Zurich's mix of ancient heritage and modern energy during your orientation tour before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers in the evening for a Welcome Reception. Please be aware that the meeting hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      When you arrive in Zurich, Hotel Radisson Blu is only a short walk from the airport terminal so transfers will not be provided. For your departure from Lucerne to Zurich Airport your Travel Director will give you tickets for the short train journey, which can be used at your convenience for the onward journey. The departure train transfer leaves at 8 am on the last day of the tour.

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    Start and end in Zurich.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 668 km.
    • Zurich (Switzerland)
    • 138 km
    • St Moritz (Switzerland)
    • 169 km
    • Zermatt (Switzerland)
    • 125 km
    • Geneva (Switzerland)
    • 143 km
    • Interlaken (Switzerland)
    • 53 km
    • Lucerne (Switzerland)
    • 39 km
    • Zurich (Switzerland)

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