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Die Ostroute der Grand Tour of Switzerland

Highlights

  • Zurich - city life with wonderful nature
  • The traditional eastern Switzerland
  • Davos - the largest mountain holiday, sports and congress resort in the Alps
  • Ticino with its Mediterranean flair
  • Lucerne - the gateway to Central Switzerland
Sara Paganetti

«I especially like the "road trip feeling". Just stop at any time and enjoy the beauty of a place.»

Sara - Our Switzerland expert

Day 1

Overnight stay in Zurich

Highlights: Grossmünster, Lake Zurich, Uetliberg, Einstein's favourite café, FIFA Museum, shopping on the Bahnhofstrasse, urban diversity

Zürich Aussicht auf die Gemüsebrücke  vom Grossmünster

Day 2

Zurich - St.Gallen / approx. 150km

Drive from Zurich via Schaffhausen to St. Gallen. Overnight stay in St. Gallen.

Highlights: Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen, colourfully painted oriels in St. Gallen, Abbey District and Abbey Library - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Maestrani Chocolate Factory in Flawil

Auf der E-Grand Tour am Rheinfall vorbei

Day 3

St.Gallen - Davos / approx. 160km

Journey from St. Gallen via the Appenzellerland to Davos. Overnight stay in Davos.

Highlights: Appenzell village with cheese show dairy, Heidi village in Maienfeld, Alpstein area with Hoher Kasten, Schatzalp in Davos, Monstein brewery - Europe's highest brewery, Visitor center Appenzeller beer

Schaukäserei in Appenzell

Day 4

Davos - Lugano / approx. 290km

Drive from Davos through the Engadine and over the Passes Julier and San Bernardino to Lugano. Overnight stay in Lugano.

Highlights: Hike on the Muottas Muragl near Pontresina, train ride on the Bernina line, hikes in the Lower Engadine.

Wandern bei Muottas Muragl

Day 5

Lugano - Lucerne / approx. 181km

Drive from Lugano via Bellinzona over the Tremola to Lucerne. Overnight stay in Lucerne. 

Highlights: Castles of Bellinzona, alp road "Tremola", Airolo - portal to the south, Gotthard Pass, Realp

Tremola über dem Gotthard Pass bei Airolo

Day 6

Lucerne - Zurich / approx. 150km

Return journey to Zurich.

Highlights: Chapel bridge in Lucerne, excursions to Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, Lake Lucerne

Uferpromenade am Vierwaldstättersee in Luzern

Inclusions

  • 5 overnight stays with breakfast in Zurich, St. Gallen, Davos, Lugano, Lucerne
  • “Grand Tour of Switzerland” Road map of Hallwag
  • “Grand Tour of Switzerland” guide
  • Swiss Coupon Pass with 100 exclusive „2 for 1“ – Dine & Discover offers en route worth up to CHF 4‘500.–
  • From price per person in 3-star double room
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 01.04. - 26.10.2022 & 01.04. - 26.10.2023
  • Price example calculated on 15.05.2022 for 01.05.2023

Good to know

  • Travel documents are sent by email if possible, in exceptional cases by post.
  • Trip can also be booked in reverse
  • Additional overnight stays in Zurich, St. Gallen, Davos, Lugano, Lucerne bookable
  • The route only runs over motorways when it is necessary
  • 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?