Swiss Golden Pass Line
CH01: 5 Days Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken - Jungfraujoch - Montreux - Geneva
Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food
Day 1: Arrival at Zurich Airport, private transfer to hotel in Lucerne
Thanks for booking the Swiss Golden Pass Line tour! Today our local driver will pick you up from the Zurich Airport and escort you to check in the hotel at Lucerne. Then, you could have a good rest at the hotel and then explore the area at your own pace.
Zurich old town, stretching along the River Limmat, is a place you should not miss. The narrow lanes, pastel-colored houses, historical churches, tiny squares and fountains all against a medieval background are nothing short of picturesque. You can visit the Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument and Glacier Garden especially. A sunset cruise over the Lake Lucerne is also a great way to enjoy the beauty of the city.
Accommodation: Hotel Wilden Mann
Day 2: Independent train ride of Golden Pass Line to Interlaken (1st class ticket included)
The scenic train route of Swiss Golden Pass Line consists of 3 sections: Lucerne to Interlaken Ost, Interlaken Ost to Zweisimmen and Zweisimmen to Montreux. Today you need to the complete the first section by yourself. As the train meanders up and down the hill leisurely, you will see breathtaking views one after another via the large panoramic windows: from the lush green meadows, wooden chalets villages to the peaks of the Alps, 5 beautiful lakes including the shimmering Lake Brienz. The dining car at the middle offers hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks. After reaching Interlaken and checking in the hotel, you could take a break and go to Harder Kulm, a must-visit observation deck located above 1,322 meters above the sea level. Walking or taking the 10-minute funicular railway to the top promises overwhelming views of Interlaken.
Accommodation: Hotel Carlton-Europe
Day 3: Full day excursion to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe
Today our guide will accompany you on the excursion to Jungfraujoch, at the altitude 3,454 meters, also called the top of the Europe, a viewing point of the highest train station in Europe. We'll first walk or take a taxi to Interlaken Ost Station and board the train to the valley floor of Jungfraujoch. Then transfer to cogwheel train all the way up to the top, one of the Switzerland's classic experiences. When arrive, you will see Aletsch Glacier extending for some 22 km (13.6 mi), the largest and longest glaciers of the Alps, and other attractions such as the astronomical observatory Sphinx on a rocky summit, Ice Palace and the Plateau with walks in the eternal snow. On the way back, we will have a short stay at the glacier village of Grindelwald set amidst the towering mountains and attracting visitors with unspoiled nature. Later take the train to return to Interlaken.
Accommodation: Hotel Carlton-Europe
Day 4: Independent train travel from Interlaken to Montreux (1st class ticket included)
Today you need to continue the Swiss Golden Pass Line tour on your own to Montreux, the Switzerland's municipality famous for its location on the shore of Lake Geneva and cultural attractions given by Mary Shelly, Lord Byron and Charlie Chaplin. The train will travel past Lake Thun, the beautiful Simmental Valley, the upscale resort town Gstaad, Lake Geneva and finally reaches Montreux. In the free afternoon, you may take the cogwheel railway to get to the summit of the Rochers de Naye Mountain. The climbing journey will last for about 55 minutes and the scenery along the way is like an endless picture scroll. From the top of the mountain, you could overlook the entire Lake Geneva and the majestic Mont Blanc. After the visit, take the train down and find your own way back to the hotel in Montreux.
Accommodation: Eurotel Monteux
Day 5: Private Transfer from Montreux to Geneva, airport see-off
Today the driver will send you to the Geneva Airport according to your flight schedule. May your trip be filled with happy moments!
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- Pick-up at Zurich airport and private transfer to hotel in Lucerne.
- Private transfer from Montreux to Geneva airport.
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
- 1st class independent train tickets of Lucerne - Interlaken - Montreux.
- Private guided excursion to Jungfraujoch Mountain.
- Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
- International flight into and out of Switzerland.
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
- Personal travel insurance.
- Tips for guides and drivers.
- Switzerland Visa Fee.
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