Zurich – The City of Money
Switzerland – Zurich, Lucerne, Rhine Falls, Alps
WHY CHOOSE THIS TOUR?
- City Tour
- Rhine Falls Tour
- Lucerne and Pilatus Tour
There’s quite a bit to do in Zurich, from window-shopping on the Bahnhofstrasse to sightseeing in Old Town. This financing and banking city on the Limmat River has developed into a metropolis during the last 150 years. It is both large enough to offer you all amenities and small enough for you to discover on your own. A relaxed stroll through the city reveals something amazing at every corner: architectural highlights, historic squares, streets and districts, churches, works of art. This city on Lake Zurich has excellent public transit and a free bike rental system. If you pick this package, you will also travel to Zurich surroundings, to the Alps, the Rhine falls or Lucerne.
Day 1 – Arrival
Finally, you are here, in the “City of Best quality of life“ (award winner). Depending on the means of travel you used, you make your way from the station or airport to a hotel close to the city center (airport is a mere 10-minute train ride from the city center). Night in the hotel.
Day 2 – City tour
In the morning you can sleep long, there is no fixed program. In the afternoon you will participate in the „Best of Zurich Tour“ by coach. You see the castle-like National Museum, the shopping and business center on Bahnhofstrasse, the Limmatquai with its medieval Old Town and view to the Lindenhof, where the brave women of Zurich saved the city from the invaders, the largest church clock-face of Europe on St. Peter, the patriarchal Guild Houses, the Opera house with its famous June-Festivals and the lake (picture stop). Then you will enjoy the great experience traveling uphill on the cog-wheel railway (Dolderbahn) into the “Zurichberg” district. Additional highlights are the University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Its most famous student and professor was Albert Einstein. Finally, there will be a stop in the Old Town at Fraumunster Church, where you will admire the world-famous Chagall-Windows with detailed explanations. After this, your guide will invite you to a short stroll through the Old Town of Zurich. Return to the hotel, night in the hotel.
Day 3 – Rhine Falls
See the fantastic nature spectacle that is the Rhine Falls, Europe’s biggest waterfall. Be thrilled by this sublime natural phenomenon by taking a boat ride close to the falls (optional). The journey takes you to Northern Switzerland close to the German border. You drive through Schaffhausen, capital of the canton under the same name with its famous Munot Fortress, from the 16th C. On our way to the falls we will also pass through some small, typical winegrowers villages located in the important Wine-Region of Northern Switzerland. On our way back to Zürich we take a route passing through German territory. Return to Zurich with stop at the airport, where departing guests can end their tour. Night in the hotel.
Day 4 – Lucern and The Alps, the mystic Mountain Pilatus
A full day trip awaits you today. From Zurich, we will take a scenic coach journey through Central Switzerland and along the Lake of the Four Cantons. Upon arrival at Lucerne, we will take a short city tour with the city’s main sights and enjoy some free time. A visit to this lovely Old Town should not be missed. Among its many attractions belong Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, Town-hall, Jesuit Church, Concert and Congress Hall. We will continue to Kriens, where panoramic gondolas and an aerial cable car* will take you to the top of Mt. Pilatus into a mystical, white winter paradise. According to legend, kind dragons used to inhabit this mountain! Discover the Dragon Path and enjoy the spectacular panorama. Warm up in one of the cozy summit restaurants with a menu of your choice (lunch included).We highly recommend to try the Swiss Cheese Raclette. Return back to Zurich, night in the hotel.
Day 5 – Departure
It´s your last day here. You make your way to the airport or train station to catch your flight. See you!
- 4 nights in a 3-star hotel
- city tour
- Rhine Falls tour
- Lucerne and Pilatus Tour incl. lunch
- price per person (2 people in double/twin room)
- international airfare
- airport tax
- meals and services not detailed in the program
- personal expenses
- optional excursions
- upgrade to higher quality hotel
Mountain, cheese and chocolate full day tour – 185 AUD
Swiss tradition, Appenzellerland – 130 AUD
The Chcoclate Side of Zurich – 54 AUD
Mt. Titlis – 220 AUD
- the program can be customized on your request