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Karte der Grand Tour of Switzerland Komplettroute.

Highlights

  • 4 language regions
  • 5 Alpine passes & 22 lakes
  • 12 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)
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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

Zürich

Day 2

Zürich - St. Gallen / approx. 150 km

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. 160 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. 215 km

Journey from Lugano via Bellinzona and passes St. Gotthard and Furka to 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. 330 km

From Montreux through the Lavaux vineyards, via Lausanne, Geneva, Fribourg and Gruyère regions to GstaadOvernight stay in Gstaad.

Highlights: Lavaux wine region, Olympic Museum, Freiburg, Greyerzer region with cheese factories, Cailler chocolate factory

Region Jungfrau Aussicht

Day 8

Gstaad - Luzern / approx. 315 km

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

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

Luzern - Zürich / approx. 140 km 

From Lucerne it goes along Lake Lucerne and Altdorf and Schwyz to Zurich.

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

Aussicht vom Pilatus in Luzern

Inclusions

  • 8 overnight stay with breakfast in Zurich, St. Gallen, Davos, Lugano, Zermatt, Montreux, Gstaad, Lucerne
  • Train ticket 2nd class Täsch-Zermatt-Täsch
  • “Grand Tour of Switzerland” Road map of Hallwag
  • “Grand Tour of Switzerland” travel guide
  • Swiss Coupon Pass with “Food and Experience” – 2 for 1 deals with a total value up to CHF 4,500
  • From price per person in 3-star double room
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 01.04. - 23.10.2022
  • Price example calculated on 08.09.2021 for 08.10.2022

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 crosses motorways if it is absolutely necessary to do so
  • When using your own car, a motorway vignette is required
  • Rental car can be booked optionally.
  • Recommended travel time: May - October
  • Please inform yourself about the road conditions at www.alpen-paesse.ch before you start your journey.
  • Alternatives such as tunnels or car transport possible

Tip:

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