Self-guided Best of Switzerland

Switzerland Leisure

If you only have time for a quick trip to Switzerland, our 8-day Best of Switzerland self-guided tour may be just the tour for you!

Self-Guided Tour

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If you only have time for a quick trip to Switzerland, and would like to see as much as possible while you're there, our 8-day Best of Switzerland self-guided tour may be just the tour for you! We've put together what I think is the best week-long introduction for independent travel to Switzerland. It combines stays in two of Switzerland's prettiest and most interesting cities - Lucerne and Zürich - along with visits to 2 of the most incredible mountain areas anywhere - the Matterhorn region (Zermatt) and Jungfrau region (your choice of Wengen or Mürren). It's a good balance of seeing as much as you can, without feeling like your whole trip is spent on trains. Your typical day will start with a buffet breakfast at your inn - delicious fresh baked bread, local cheeses, cereal, fruit, coffee and juice - giving you a good start for a full day of sightseeing. Then you'll be out, seeing the sights such as Lucerne's Chapel Bridge or Mount Pilatus, Switzerland's highest train station - the Jungfraujoch, or breathtaking Gornergrat in Zermatt. Many days will include a scenic train ride between villages. In Zermatt you'll finish with a multi-course dinner at your hotel's restaurant, while in the other locations we've left evenings free for you to explore some of the many restaurants in town. Choose between a deluxe option with luxurious 4-star hotels and a 1st class railpass (5-star hotels and suite upgrades are also available), or our standard option with more modest inns, 3-star hotels, and a 1st class railpass. As always, you can count on your hotels being the best in their class - charming, family run inns with perfect locations, great food, and professional service. We'll take care of all the details: get you the most appropriate rail pass, find the best hotels, recommend our favorite sights, and link them together in an itinerary that gets the most out of your week in Switzerland!
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Itinerary

Included Standard tour: 7 nights prepaid 3-star hotels 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners 1st class 4-day Flex rail pass Deluxe tour: 7 nights prepaid 4-star hotels 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners 1st class 4-day Swiss Flex rail pass also included: maps train schedules sightseeing suggestions local contact for questions