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8 days /7 nights
Zurich – St. Gallen – Davos – Lugano – Zermatt – Gstaad – Lucerne

Overview:
This road trip leads you through 1600 kilometres of the country's most beautiful regions. You will travel through four linguistic regions, over five Alpine passes, to twelve UNESCO World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves and along 22 lakes.

Day 1: Arrival Switzerland
Individual travel to Zurich. Zurich is the “metropolis of experiences” and offers an unique mixture of attractions. Overnight in Zurich.

Day 2: Zurich – St. Gallen (ca. 150 km)
After breakfast drive to St.Gallen with a stopover at the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall. Overnight in St. Gallen.

Day 3: St. Gallen – Davos (ca. 160 km)
On your way to Davos you will pass the village of Appenzell. The Appenzell region is known for rural customs and traditions. Continue your drive and have a stopover at Heidi's Village in Maienfeld. Overnight in Davos.

Day 4: Davos – Lugano (ca. 290 km)
On your way to Lugano in the south of Switzerland you have several opportunities to experience the Grand Tour attractions. Relax for example on a train ride on the most beautiful Alpine train, the Bernina Express. Overnight in Lugano.

Day 5: Lugano – Zermatt (ca. 215 km)
Leaving Lugano for Zermatt, one visit that's a must is Monte Bre. On your way lies Ascona. The city is famous for its mild climate, its Old Town and a lake promenade which is dotted with street cafés. Continue your journey and arrive in the region Valais. Here lies the Aletsch Glacier – the biggest glacier in the Alps. Continue moving down to Täsch which is your last stop by car before you continue by train on to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt.

Day 6: Zermatt – Gstaad (ca. 170 km)
A morning trip up the exhilarating open-air Gornergrat railway is not to be missed, for unrivalled views over the 4000 m peaks surrounding Zermatt. After making your way back down to Täsch to collect your car, your route begins with a stunning drive up through the Valais, heading through Sierre, Sion, Martigny and Aigle. After this your drive will continue to Gstaad. Overnight in Gstaad.

Day 7: Gstaad – Luzern (ca. 315 km)
Before you continue to Luzern, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the chalet village Gstaad. Continue your drive to Interlaken. From Interlaken you can experience the majestic Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau summits. If you have some time left before you head to Luzern, Bern is the place to spend it. The old town of Bern is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Luzern.

Day 8: Departure Luzern – Zurich (ca. 140 km)
You will spend your last day in one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. One of the highlights of Luzern is the Chapel Bridge. Drive back to Zurich for rental car drop-off at the airport and return journey.

Untitled Spreadsheet
  2019                    
                     
  Road Trip                    
  Standard Class (4 Star Hotel)  
  Period DBL SGL TRP              
  01 May - 30 Sep CAD 4,300 CAD 7,125 CAD 3,475  
   
   
                 
  Rental Car              
    Standard Class (3 Star Hotel)              
  Period DBL SGL TRP              
  01 May - 30 Sep CAD 2,288 CAD 3,450 CAD 1,913              
                 
    Standard Class (4 Star Hotel)              
  Period DBL SGL TRP              
  01 May - 30 Sep CAD 3,188 CAD 4,963 CAD 2,669              
                 
                 
    Standard Class (5 Star Hotel)              
  Period DBL SGL TRP              
  01 May - 30 Sep CAD 4,550 CAD 7,888 CAD 3,956              
Highlights:
  • 45 attraction highlights along the route
  • 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • 22 Lakes
  • 4 Language regions
  • 5 Alpine passes
  • 2 Biopshere Reserves
  • 1600 km full of captivating landscapes

Included Services:

    • 7 x Night stay with breakfast and city tax in Zurich, St. Gallen, Davos, Lugano, Zermatt, Gstaad and Luzern
    • 1 x Rental car VW Golf 5, Audi A3 or Audi A4 (5 door, automatic, A/C) or Tesla vehicle for 8 days with pick-up and drop-off at Zurich airport
    • 1 x Free parking at all hotels (except in Zurich)
    • 1 x Transfer Täsch – Zermatt – Täsch
    • 1 x Grand Tour of Switzerland Road Map from Hallwag
    • 1 x Grand Tour of Switzerland Travel Guide
    • 1 x Swiss Coupon Pass

    Good to Know:

    • Book the Swiss Half Fare Card and save up to 50% for most trains, buses, boats and mountain railways as well as public transport in 75 Swiss towns and cities
    • Additional rental cars and automatic vehicles are available on request
    • Some highlights on the tour: Creux du Van, Benedictine monastery in Einsiedeln and Gotthard Pass
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