History & the Four Regions
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Switzerland is truly the heart of Europe, sitting between Italy, France, Germany, and Austria. At the crossroads of the continent, this small country has been the stage for many pivotal moments in history.
It also is unique as a country with four official languages: French, German, Italian and, not least, Romansh. For the traveler interested in culture and history, few countries offer as much.
Arrival in Geneva, transfer to your hotel and then meet up with your private guide to explore this city that is the birthplace of Calvinism, the United Nations, and the Red Cross. Overnight in Geneva.
Transfer to Lausanne, where you will take the wine route to Montreux, pass through the Lavaux, and visit the Château de Chillon. Overnight in Montreux.
Transfer on the GoldenPass train via Interlaken to Bern, Switzerland’s capital. Enjoy a private guided tour to discover the city’s gems, such as its perfectly restored old town and the Bear Park. Overnight in Lucerne.
Take a guided tour of Lucerne’s Old Town with stops at the Lion Monument, the Wooden Bridge, and some of its many clocks. Then ascend on the steepest cable car of its kind for stunning views from the summit of Mount Pilatus. Overnight in Lucerne.
Board the 5-hour Wilhelm Tell Express, an unbelievable boat and train journey via the Four Cantons Lake. Here you will see Rutli Meadow where the original four cantons swore an Oath of Eternal Alliance in 1291. You will then embark on a first-class train that will take you across the Graubunden Alps to the Italian part of Switzerland—Ticino and the “Swiss Riviera” on Lake Maggiore. Overnight in Lugano.
Today’s journey on the Bernina Express takes you from Lugano to St-Moritz across the Engadine Valley and several famous alpine crossings. Enjoy some leisure time in exclusive St-Moritz. Overnight in St-Moritz.
Continue from St-Moritz on the Glacier Express, visit the historic town of Chur and then transfer to the tiny principality of Liechtenstein. Visit the castle and museum. Overnight in Vaduz.
Transfer to Appenzell where you will visit a famous cheese dairy and continue on to picturesque St-Gallen for a private guided tour.
Overnight in Zurich.
In the morning head to Schaffhausen to see the IWC watch factory and then embark on a boat to enjoy a typical Swiss lunch overlooking Europe’s largest waterfall. Leisure time in the afternoon. Overnight in Zurich.
In the morning, enjoy a private guided tour of Zurich, including the Old Town and Fraumunster, with its glass windows by Giacometti and Chagall. Depart in the afternoon.
Geneva — Metropole or Ritz Carlton de la Paix
Montreux — Le Fairmont Montreux Palace
Lucerne — Park Vitznau or Lucerne Palace
Lugano — Villa Principe Leopoldo
St-Moritz — Badrutt’s Palace
Vaduz — Park Hotel Sonnenhof
Zurich — Baur au Lac, Widder or Dolder Grand
Switzerland Experiences Reservations