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Map of the complete Grand Tour of Switzerland.

Highlights

  • 4 language regions
  • 5 mountains passes & 22 lakes
  • 12 UNESCO World Heritages
  • Highest point: Furka Pass 2429 m above sea level
  • Lowest point: Lake Maggiore, 193 m above sea level
  • 200 charging stations on the route
Auf der E-Grand Tour of Switzerland

«Now we are "ready" for the onward journey. A photo in front of the famous photo spot of the Grand Tour is of course not to be missed.»

Mirjam & Luna - Winner of the anniversary trip

Day 1

Individual arrival in Zurich. Overnight stay in Zurich

Highlights: Lake of Zurich, Old Town, Museums (Landesmuseum, FIFA, Kunsthaus), Casino, Uetliberg, Grossmünster Church

 

 

Zürich Aussicht auf die Gemüsebrücke  vom Grossmünster

Day 2

Zurich - St. Gallen / approx. 150 km

Pick-up your electric rental car (for 8 days) if added. Drive from Zurich via the Rhine Falls to St. Gallen. Overnight stay in St. Gallen.

Highlights: Rhine Falls (largest waterfall in Europe), traffic-free Old Town of St. Gallen, Abbey Library (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Auf der E-Grand Tour am Rheinfall vorbei

Day 3

St. Gallen - St. Moritz / approx. 219 km

Journey from St. Gallen to St. Moritz. Overnight stay in St. Moritz.

Highlights: The village of Appenzell, Heidi-Dorf in Maienfeld, the highest town in Europe - Davos, Flüela Pass, world famous St. Moritz

Der St. Moritzer See.

Day 4

St. Moritz - Lugano / approx. 233 km

The journey continues into the picturesque town of Lugano, with its Mediterranean climate and 'dolce vita' feel. Overnight stay in Lugano.

Highlights: Tip: Extend your stay and visit the region: Bernina Express rail experience with the famous Brusio circular viaduct, hike on the Muottas Muragl

International au Lac Historic Lakeside Hotel Lago di Lugano

Day 5

Lugano - Zermatt / ca. 260 km

Journey from Lugano via Ascona and Bellinzona over the St. Gotthard and Furka passes towards Täsch. From there you take the train to the car-free Zermatt. Overnight stay in Zermatt.

Highlights: Monte Brè, Ascona, castles of Bellinzona, Aletsch Glacier (23 km longest glacier in the Alps)

Zermatt mit Matterhorn

Day 6

Zermatt - Lausanne / approx. 180 km

Journey from Zermatt and Täsch along the river Rhone through the Valais via Sion and Martigny to Montreux and Lausanne. Overnight stay in Lausanne.

Highlights: Zermatt, Gornergrat, Castle Chillon, lake Geneva, vineyards in Lavaux, Olympic Museum in Lausanne

Altstadt von Lausanne mit der Escalier du Marche im Hintergrund

Day 7

Lausanne - Gruyère - Freiburg - Interlaken / approx. 173 km

Journey from Lausanne to medieval Freiburg, through the Gruyère region to Interlaken. Overnight stay in Interlaken.

Highlights: medieval old town Freiburg with Gothic facades and the 74 metre high cathedral tower, Gruyère region with cheese dairy, chalet village Gstaad, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

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Day 8

Interlaken - Bern - Lucerne / approx. 240 km

The journey continues from Interlaken via Bern, Emmental and Entlebuch past Sempbacher lake to Lucerne. Overnight stay in Lucerne.

Highlights: Lake Brienz, Lake Thun, Bern Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Luzern mit Kapellbrücke

Day 9

Lucerne - Zurich / approx. 140 km

Drive from Lucerne via Rapperswil along Lake Zurich to Zurich. Return of the rental car.

Highlights: Excursion mountains Rigi, Pilatus or Stanserhorn, Chapel bridge, Lake Lucerne

Zürich mit Blick auf die Altstadt vom Lindenhof

Inclusions

  • Overnight stays incl. breakfast in Zurich, St. Gallen, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Lausanne, Interlaken, Lucerne
  • Train ticket from Zurich Airport to Zurich main station
  • Train ticket from Täsch to Zermatt and vice versa
  • “Grand Tour of Switzerland" Road Map from Hallwag
  • “Grand Tour of Switzerland" Travel Guide
  • Flights not included - see Flight Options
  • Electric car rental not included - add during online booking process if required
  • From price applies per person sharing 3-star double room. 
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 01.04 – 23.10.2024
  • Price example calculated on 01.09.2023 for 04.05.2024

Good to know

  • Our recommended hotels, marked with a crown symbol, offer charging spaces either for free or at a minimal cost. (Note: In Zermatt, a car-free village, parking with charging stations is available in Täsch.)
  • Electric car rental can be added during the online booking process.
  • With an e-car you save more than CHF 350.- of petrol cost.
  • The Grand Tour attractions in the day to day itinerary are a selection, in total there are 44 attractions to explore
  • Recommended travel time: May - October
  • The route only runs over motorways when it is necessary
  • Please check road conditions on alpine passes at www.alpen-paesse.ch before starting your journey for the day.
  • Where applicable, hotel parking charges are payable locally.

Tip:

  • Would you like to make someone happy? Why not offer them the trip as a gift?