Daniela Dysli

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  • 50% on mountain excursions & public transport (for foreign travellers only)
  • 4 language regions
  • 5 Alpine passes & 22 lakes
  • 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Highest point: Furka Pass 2'429 m.a.s.l.
  • Lowest point: Lago Maggiore, 193 m.a.s.l.
  • Very good road infrastructure (road condition, petrol stations along the route)
Robert van Burgh

«Of course a photo in front of the famous photo spot of the Grand Tour should not be missing.»

Robert - Our Switzerland expert

Day 1

Overnight stay in Zurich.

Highlights: Museums (such as National Museum, Art Museum, Zurich’s Museum of Design, FIFA Museum), galleries, shopping paradise, Uetliberg, Grossmünster church


Day 2

Zurich - St. Gallen / approx. 150 km

Collect your rental car (for 8 days) if required. Drive from Zurich via the Rhine Falls to St. Gallen. Overnight stay in St. Gallen.

Highlights: Europe’s largest waterfall, the charming old town of St.Gallen, Abbey library of St. Gallen library

Gallusplatz in der Unesco Weltkulturerbestadt St. Gallen

Day 3

St. Gallen - Davos / approx. 183 km

Journey from St. Gallen through Appenzell and via Maienfeld to Davos. Overnight stay in Davos.

Highlights: rolling hills landscape in Appenzell, Heidi’s Village in Maienfeld

Appenzell Im Hintergrund die Seilbahn auf die Ebenalp

Day 4

Davos - Lugano / approx. 290 km

Journey from Davos via the Engadin to Lugano. Overnight stay in Lugano.

Highlights: Guarda – the village of Schellenursli, Swiss National Park in Zernez, the train experience on the Bernina Express, hike on Muottas Muragl, world famous St. Moritz

Palm Express Lugano im Tessin

Day 5

Lugano - Zermatt / approx. 260 km

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

Highlights: Monte Brè, Ascona, Bellinzona, alpine passes St.Gotthard and Furka, Aletsch Glacier

Gornergrat Zermatt Matterhorn Sommer

Day 6

Zermatt - Montreux / approx. 150 km

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

Highlights: Imposing mountains around Zermatt, Gornergrat, religious gold treasures in Saint-Maurice, Castle Chillon, Lake Geneva

Freddie Mercury Statue in Montreux

Day 7

Montreux - Gstaad / approx. 160 km

From Montreux through the Lavaux vineyards, via Lausanne, Fribourg and the Gruyère region to Gstaad. Overnight stay in Gstaad.

Highlights: Lavaux wine region, Olympic Museum, Freiburg/Fribourg, Gruyère region with cheese factories

Region Jungfrau Aussicht

Day 8

Gstaad - Lucerne / approx. 207 km

The journey continues from Gstaad, via Interlaken, Bern and through the Emmental and Entlebuch to Lucerne. Overnight stay in Lucerne.

Highlights: chalet village of Gstaad, Lake Brienz, Lake Thun, Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, old town of Bern, Emmental cheese factory

Paar mit Kühen vor einem traditionellen Emmentaler Bauernhaus

Day 9

Lucerne - Zurich / approx. 140 km 

From Lucerne it goes along Lake Lucerne, Altdorf and Schwyz to Zurich. Return your rental car.

Highlights: On Wilhelm Tell’s traces in Altdorf, Luzern, the Chapel Bridge and Water Tower, excursion mountains Rigi, Pilatus und Stanserhorn

Aussicht vom Pilatus in Luzern


  • Overnight stays incl. breakfast in Zurich, St. Gallen, Davos, Lugano, Zermatt, Montreux, Gstaad, Lucerne
  • Swiss Half Fare Card (only for people not resident in Switzerland or Liechtenstein)
  • 2nd class train ticket Täsch-Zermatt-Täsch
  • "Grand Tour of Switzerland" road map from Hallwag
  • "Grand Tour of Switzerland" travel guide
  • Swiss Coupon Pass with "Eat and Experience" - 2 for 1 offers with a total value of up to CHF 4,500
  • From price applies per person in a 3-star double room
  • Booking period: all year round Travel period: 01.04. - 23.10.2024
  • Price example calculated on 01.03.2024 for 29.09.2024 

Good to know

  • Travel documents are sent by email if possible, in exceptional cases by post.
  • Additional overnight stays in Geneva, Gstaad, Lucerne, Zermatt, Montreux, Geneva bookable
  • The route only uses motorways if necessary.
  • If you use your own car, a highway vignette is required. This can be purchased directly online as an e-vignette.
  • Car rental can be added during the online booking process.
  • Recommended travel time: May - October
  • Please check road conditions on alpine passes at before starting your journey for the day.
  • Alternatives such as tunnels or car transport possible
  • Where applicable, hotel parking charges are payable locally.


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