Switzerland. Land of Lakes

Departure Date

Every Monday

Duration

11 days 10 nights

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143

Maximum Seats

10

1 day (Saturday) – Zurich

Arrival in Zurich . 
Meeting at the airport. Attention! Accompanying tourists waiting for a maximum of 30 minutes after landing the aircraft. 
A two-hour guided tour of Zurich with a Russian speaking guide with a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, Frauenmünster Cathedral (entrance to the cathedral at your own expense, price 5 francs), Niederdorf, Paradeplatz, etc. Accommodation at the hotel (check in from 15.00). 
In the evening free time.

Day 2 (Sunday) –  Zurich – Stein am Rhein – The Rhine Falls

Transfer to Stein am Rhein. 
Walk along Stein am Rhein (medieval city on the border with Germany), stop at the Rheinfal waterfall – the biggest waterfall in Europe (entrance tickets for waterfalls are included in the tour price). On the left bank of the River Rhine is the city of Schafhausen, which was formed due to the waterfall and is visible from the river bank. 
An additional trip to the Principality of Liechtenstein with the opportunity to taste the local wine. 
Excursion to the place of pilgrimage throughout Europe – a monastery in the town of Einsiedeln, where the “black Madonna” is located. We will visit the world masterpiece of Baroque architecture (the church of the 15th century) and will be able to drink medicinal water. In the evening free time.

Day 3 (Monday) –  Zurich – Lucerne – Interlaken – Jungfrau Region

Breakfast in the hotel. 
Transfer to Lucerne. Walking tour of Lucerne. 
Moving to Interlaken. Upon arrival in Interlaken – walk around the city. The opportunity to buy souvenirs and watches in the store “Kirchhofer” with a discount of up to 15%. Accommodation in a hotel in the Jungfrau region. In the evening free time.

4 day (Tuesday) – Jungfraujoch – Valley of waterfalls

Breakfast in the hotel. 
Free day. 
Additional excursion : to the Alps. But dress warmly, because we go to visit the Snow Queen herself. The road to the snow is full of surprises. The air there is rarefied, but the thoughts remain clear: Hooray! We are at the level of 3600 m. And here the permafrost … (it is possible in winter and summer). 
Or: 
An additional excursion to Basel (possibly in winter and summer). 
Only in summer: for those who do not go to the Alps, an additional excursion to the valley of waterfalls and to Lake Brienz. You will see the famous Reichenbach Falls, which was glorified by Conan Doyle, making it the site of the death of Sherlock Holmes. 
Also you will get acquainted with the highest waterfall of Switzerland Staubbach and climb the only waterfall in Europe within the Trummelbach mountain.

5 day (Wednesday) – Jungfrau region – Bern – Gruyère – Montreux region

Breakfast in the hotel. 
Moving to Bern. 
Excursion to the historical center of Bern with the inspection of the Bear pit, the Clock tower, the government building, the arcade of the old city, etc. 
Moving to Gruyères. Moving to the Middle Ages, in the village of Gruyer. Peasant woman will treat you with real Swiss cheese. Walk through the medieval village where the Gruyer Castle is located. The opportunity to try a local national dish – fondue and buy fresh Swiss cheese. 
An additional trip to the chocolate factory in Brock. 
Moving to Montreux. Have a look at Montreux Palace? 16 long years lived in this hotel the famous Nabokov. Hotel accommodation. Free time.

Day 6 (Thursday) – Montreux Region – France – Thermal Center

Rest at the resort. 
Uff, I need to rest …. An additional excursion to the thermal center in Lavey-Les-Bains. (Note: The center may be closed for technical reasons). 
Healing sources will help you to relieve tension, relax. Underwater massages will give you youth and beauty, help to get rid of back and back pain. Hot baths will give a charge of energy. Eucalyptus hammams will clear your lungs. After the procedures, you need to drink a cup of hot chocolate or fragrant tea from the infusion of mountain herbs. 
Or optional – an optional excursion to France – Annecy, Ivoire, with a Russian-speaking guide (in summer), Annecy, Chamonix-Mont Blanc (winter). 

Day 7 (Friday) – Montreux Region – Lausanne – Geneva

Breakfast in the hotel. 
A trip along the Swiss Riviera. Visit to the castle of Chillon (entrance tickets to Chillon Castle are included in the tour price). 
Moving to Vevey where he lived and was buried Charlie Chaplin. Moving to Lausanne. A small stop on the picturesque waterfront of Lausanne, near the Museum of the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Park. 
Upon arrival in Geneva, a sightseeing tour of the city with an inspection of the area of ​​international organizations, the Geneva fountain, the Flower Clock, the Rose Garden, the old city, the Wall of the Reformers, etc. Accommodation in the hotel. After resettlement, the guide waits in the lobby of the hotel for 15 minutes. Free time.

8 день (суббота) – Sant Gotthard – Bellinzona

Breakfast in the hotel. 
Moving to Lugano. Arrival in Italian Switzerland – accommodation at the hotel 3 * -4 *. Short city tour. 
Free time. In the summer – beaches, windsurfing, paragliding, sailing boats, water skiing. In winter – mild climate, walks along the embankment, discos and bars – all this creates a unique festive atmosphere of the southern resort town. Typically Italian squares with cozy open cafes invite you to enjoy the fresh air of local cuisine under the melodious sounds of Italian speech.

Day 9 (Sunday) – Switzerland in miniature – The Valley of Verzaska – Locarno

Breakfast in the hotel. 
Rest on one of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland. 
Additional excursion to the park, Switzerland in miniature, in the valley of Verzaska and Locarno. Excursion with a visit to the park “Switzerland in miniature” in Melide. The most interesting and picturesque landmarks of the country: cities, villages, monuments and vehicles, are recreated on a scale of 1:25.
Excursion to the valley of Verzaska. The valley of Verzaska – the valley of the green river, absolutely stunning in beauty place, is located near Lago Maggiore – one of their mountain lakes between Switzerland and Italy. Do not forget: Switzerland is a country of mountains and lakes! The river of Verzaska is quite calm in summer and autumn. This is an azure idyll in the ruts. But it is very powerful, dangerous and wild in the spring. The river is often called a green river, from the name of the village – Laveretso. In the center of the valley is a stone two-arc bridge from the beginning of the 16th century. The town is sadly famous for the terrible avalanche that once descended on the village and buried it completely under itself. In memory of this – a red mark on a high church, it was to this mark that the snow lay. Villages in the valley almost all consist of stone houses in the rustic style.
The breed from which these houses are built is called “gneiss” – a layered stone. Most houses here are more than 400 years old. In local restaurants they cook just deliciously delicious. Everything is fresh, the hosts are friendly, the atmosphere is romantic. On the way back – the famous dam, where the film was shot about the world famous agent 007. Moving to Locarno, free time. Return to Lugano. On request, in the evening a trip to the shopping center “Fox Town” (runs until 19.00).

Day 10 (Monday) – Lugano – Milan – Bellinzony Castles –  Sant Gotthard Pass

Breakfast in the hotel. Free day. 
Until the end of May: an additional excursion to Milan. In the evening : a boat trip to the fishing village of Gandria. Dinner in Gandrija. 
From June to November:  an additional excursion to Bellinzona and to St. Gotthard pass (in summer) or Fox Town (in winter). The main attractions of Bellinzona are castles that are under the protection of UNESCO. Locks can be seen from afar. The city of Bellinzona is on an ancient path through the Alps, which connected Italy and Central Europe. The original gates for a long time served not only trade, but also the ability to withstand a large army in a narrow place.
From Bellinzona, the road lies in the valley of Leventine with the ancient villages of Biasca, Jornico, Airolo. Then, along the serpentine road, overcoming the pass of Saint Gotthard, lying at an altitude of 2108 meters, you will get to Andermatt. 
In September 1799, the commander Suvorov made a heroic transition from the canton of Ticino to the center of Switzerland. Next to this place in the Schellenen gorge is the legendary “Devil’s Bridge”, through which Suvorov’s troops crossed the pass, there is also a 12-meter cross carved into a cliff face. This monument was erected in honor of the great commander Suvorov and his army in 1898 at the direction of Prince Golitsyn.

11 days (Tuesday) – Zurich

Breakfast in the hotel. 
ATTENTION! IN THE CASE OF EARLY FLIGHT, ask yourself at the reception desk to arrange a lunch box instead of breakfast. Transfer by train (or bus) to Zurich. Railway tickets will be issued by the guide on the spot and explains the route of the trip. Attention! The first train from Lugano is at 05:26, arriving at the airport at 09:38. Departure.

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