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Contrasts of Switzerland - Trafalgar
8 days

Contrasts of Switzerland

From Zurich to Zurich
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  • 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


Start and end in Zurich! With the train & rail tour Contrasts of Switzerland, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Zurich, Switzerland and 5 other destinations in Switzerland. Contrasts of Switzerland 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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  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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  • PC
    · September 30, 2019
    All of the hotels exceed expectations. Stephanie was a wonderful and amusing guide and we managed to see the highlights of the toor in reasonable weather
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    At Trafalgar, we make certain that each hotel brings something to your trip, and that’s why we are pleased to learn that the accommodations on this trip thoroughly exceeded your expectations. Furthermore, we are happy to know that your Travel Director,... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • MM
    · July 31, 2019
    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... Show 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... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • DN
    · June 20, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    At Trafalgar, we are fully aware of the important role that our Travel Directors play in the success of our trips, and as such, all of our representatives have received thorough training to be able to manage our departures with the highest level of... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • TH
    · June 13, 2019
    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.
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    In all of our itineraries, we strive to include the perfect amount of time to take in the attractions and to be able to sightsee independently or just relax. Therefore, we delighted that the careful organisation of the trip culminated in a seamless... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • MB
    · May 28, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing feedback about your time on the Contrasts of Switzerland guided holiday, as this first-hand insight is very important to us. We are happy to know that you felt well cared for by our dedicated Travel Director and that their expert... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • JA
    · May 28, 2019
    Very happy with all parts of the tour
    Trafalgar commented on this review
    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us here at Trafalgar. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your complete experience with us in Switzerland and we hope that we will have the pleasure of sharing our passion for travel with... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • DP
    · September 10, 2018
    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... Show more
    Trip date: September 2018

Dates & Availability

8 days
Contrasts of Switzerland
From Zurich to Zurich
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    • 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.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Bernina Express Discovery. Adult Price: FR.75.00
      Zermatt Dinner Experience. Adult Price: FR.86.00
      Klein Matterhorn Excursion. Adult Price: FR.119.00
      Lake Geneva Cruise with Meal. Adult Price: FR.94.00
      Swiss Folklore Evening And Dinner. Adult Price: FR.99.00
      Mount Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise. Adult Price: FR.112.00
      Swiss Countryside & Carriages. Adult Price: FR.67.00

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and all prices are subject to change.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

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      • For any tour departing before 18 May 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 18 May 2020, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Trafalgar. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 50 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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