See Glorious Switzerland Up Close and Personal

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    See Glorious Switzerland Up Close and Personal with Insight Vacations

    Price: $4,250CAD Per Person

    (The price shown is specific to the June 11th, 2023 departure. It is per person based on double occupancy. The savings is only valid on the land portion of the guided tour.)

    Offer: Save 15%
    Departure Date: June 11, 2023
    Return Date: June 18, 2023

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    Experience the Glamour and Glitz of Glorious Switzerland on an 8-Day Guided Tour

    Take a once in a lifetime trip across Switzerland, dipping fresh fruit in Swiss chocolate fondue in Geneva, breathing in the Alpine air of Zermatt, and relaxing in luxury—at lakeside Lucerne. In the shadow of the mighty Mount Matterhorn, the car-free ski resort of Zermatt is a wonder to behold, bettered only by the chic fashionista surrounds of St. Moritz in the Grison Alps. In Lucerne, explore nearby Stanserhorn with the Insight Choice between meeting a Swiss Ranger to learn about the local flora and fauna, or take a stroll through the magnificent surrounds of Marmott Park. A Celebration Dinner in Lucerne at the foot of Mount Stanserhorn offers glorious views over Lake Lucerne from restaurant Seeblick and draws the sojourn across Switzerland to a close.

    MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences Includes

    • Meet a Swiss ranger on Mount Stanserhorn
    • 1 MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience included on Day 7
    • Unique Insight Experiences
    • Visit Chillon Castle with the Head of Collections
    • Stylish Hand-Picked Hotels
    • Top Rated Highlights
    • Local Experts 
    • Authentic Dining Experiences
    • 7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners with Wine
    • Custom Coach with 2x the legroom
    • Travel Director
    • Smaller Group Options Available
    • Private/Personalized Tours Available

    Photo: Map of Glorious Switzerland itinerary

    Day 1: Geneva, City of Gardens

    Prepare yourself for the majesty of Switzerland's snow-capped mountains, glaciers, sparkling lakes, flower-filled meadows, and rich, green valleys. Transfers from Geneva airport to your hotel depart at 11:00, 13:00, and 16:00. Meet your Travel Director and travel companions at 18:00, for a short stroll to your Welcome Dinner. The evening is full of Swiss delight, as you enjoy the cozy decor while being served typical Swiss specialties including cheese fondue. Return to your immaculate boutique hotel, the award-winning Hotel d'Angleterre. Enjoy British charm and the finest Swiss hospitality, with each room individually designed to reflect its elegant style.

    Photo: Geneva

    Day 2: Montreux, Chillon and the Matterhorn Village of Zermatt

    Start your day with highlights of Geneva, the City of Gardens. See the Jet d’Eau and Floral Clock. Then relax and enjoy the enchanting scenery as we continue to the charming town of Montreux. Situated at the foot of the Alps and boasting beautiful lakeside walks, enjoy free time to explore this pretty town. On the western bay of Lake Geneva, join Maud, head of collections at Chillon Castle, for a special tour of the former home to the Dukes of Savoy, immortalized by Lord Byron's 'Prisoner of Chillon.' Keep a look out for where the writer is rumored to have left his mark. Continue through the Rhone Valley, where high summer temperatures support vines and other fruits. The final stage of your journey is by cogwheel train to the traffic-free Alpine resort of Zermatt. During your orientation with your Travel Director, feast your eyes on the distinctive triangular silhouette of the Matterhorn. At night, enjoy a stroll in the fresh mountain air to your chosen restaurant for your Dine-Around Evening.

    Photo: Chillon Castle

    Day 3: Free Time in Zermatt

    Zermatt in the summertime offers many leisure possibilities: try swimming, hiking, or spending a whole day relaxing in the fresh Alpine surroundings. Perhaps take an optional ride on Europe’s highest cable car to the snow-capped roof of the world for a magnificent panorama of the highest peaks in Switzerland, Italy, and France? 

    Day 4: Elegant Baveno

    Descend to Täsch and rejoin the coach. Follow in Napoleon's footsteps as you ascend the Simplon Pass, taking in magnificent views over the Alps from the 2,000-metre summit. Continue along the gentle shores of Lake Maggiore. Perhaps take a delightful boat trip to see the stunning Isola Bella?

    Photo: Isola Bella

    Day 5: Grison Alps to Chic St. Moritz

    Head north back into the high mountain country of the Grisons Alps today. Ascend the San Bernadino and the Julier Passes to arrive in the sparkling Engadine Valley with an invigorating climate characterized by clear skies and its location high in the Alps. On arrival in the cosmopolitan resort of St. Moritz, a brief orientation with your Travel Director will show you the spa quarter and the brilliantly sparkling glacial lake, before there is time to explore further on your own, or perhaps step aboard the Bernina Express to experience one of Europe's most outstanding train journeys?

    Day 6: Scenic Train Ride, Liechtenstein, and Lucerne

    Start the day with a scenic train ride along part of the route of the Glacier Express, through unforgettable scenes of ice-capped mountains, stone-built villages, and lush meadows. At Chur, reboard your coach and travel along the valley of the Upper Rhine to spend some time in Vaduz, the tiny capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein, where you explore the area around the castle. Continue to Lucerne alongside the dramatic Walensee and Lake Zürich. On arrival, see the sorrowful sculpture of the wounded lion, commemorating the brave Swiss Guards who died defending King Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Your Travel Director will also show you the Jesuit Church and the Chapel Bridge.

    Photo: Lucerne

    Day 7: The Summit of Mount Stanserhorn

    Commence the day with a morning stroll along lakeside promenades or shopping for fine watches while enjoying the scenery. Then, from the town of Stans, embark on a scenic journey by funicular railway and open-top cable car to the summit of the stunning Mount Stanserhorn. Explore Mount Stanserhorn with Insight Choice. Choose to join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and listen to a conservation talk by a Swiss ranger, to learn about local wildlife and flora. Alternatively, walk through the Stanserhorn marmot park and along the Rock-Gipfelweg trail leading to the summit. Celebrate new friends and enjoy a Celebration Dinner at the foot of Mount Stanserhorn with magnificent views over Lake Lucerne at Restaurant Seeblick.

    Photo: Mount Stanserhorn

    Day 8: Leave Lucerne for Zürich

    In the morning, your departure transfer will arrive at Zürich airport at 08:00.

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    Terms And Conditions

    Save 15% on select 2023 departures as featured on as “The Big Tour Sale”. New bookings only made with deposit between 14 December 2022 and 16 February 2023. Full payment due 120 days prior to departure or at time of booking if booked within 120 days of departure; whichever comes first. Prices are in CAD, are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and are subject to availability. If guests change to another tour or date not on sale, they are responsible to pay the difference and adhere to different payment conditions. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Sample savings valid as of 20 December 2022 and is based on Glorious Switzerland departing 11 June 2023. May be combined with 5% Past Guest discount only, not combinable with group discounts, Future Travel Credit carry forward discount or any other discount or promotion. Other conditions may apply. TICO R50015871, W1873715

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