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Reiseroute Grand Tour of Switzerland Nordroute


  • The cultural city for those who enjoy Basel
  • La Chaux-de-Fonds, birthplace of Le Corbusier
  • The chalet village of Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland
  • Lucerne - the gateway to Central Switzerland
  • Zurich - city life with wonderful nature
Martina Giger

«I have become more aware than ever of the diversity of Switzerland on this route. »

Martina - Our Switzerland expert

Day 1

Arrival and overnight stay in Basel.

Highlights: oldest university town, Jean Tinguely Museum, Rhine navigation, Fondation Beyeler, cultural city Basel, Zoo Basel, Augusta Raurica

Blick auf den Rhein in Basel

Day 2

Basel - Neuchâtel / approx. 158 km

Journey from Basel through the Doubs Nature Park to Neuchâtel. Overnight stay in Neuchâtel.

Highlights: Trip to La Chaux-de Fonds - cradle of the Swiss watch industry, birthplace of Le Corbusier, Neuchâtel Castle, Lake Biel

Ligerz am Bielersee

Day 3

Neuchâtel - Gstaad / approx. 126 km

Via Freiburg through the region of La Gruyères to Gstaad. Overnight stay in Gstaad. 

Highlights: Freiburg with its medieval charm, La Maison du Gruyère show dairy, Gstaad chalet village, the idyllic Lauenensee mountain lake.

 Auf der Alp Turnels bei Gstaad

Day 4

Gstaad - Lucerne / approx. 207 km

Drive from Gstaad via the popular destination of Interlaken and the capital Bern to Lucerne. Overnight stay in Lucerne.

Highlights: Interlaken with views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, Old City of Bern - UNESCO World Heritage Site, Emmental region & Biosphere Reserve Entlebuch

Aussicht vom Pilatus in Luzern

Day 5

Lucerne - Zurich / approx. 140 km

A beautiful drive along the lakeshores of Lake Lucerne & Lake Zurich with picturesque landscapes, numerous excursions, and breathtaking views. Overnight stay in Zurich.

Highlights: Lake Lucerne, Swiss Museum of Transport, Kyburgerstadt Zug Kyburg castle, stalactite caves Höllgrotten near Zug 

Luzern bei Sonnenuntergang und im Hintergrund die Kappelbrücke

Day 6

Day at leisure in Zurich before journey home.

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

Zürich Aussicht auf die Gemüsebrücke  vom Grossmünster


  • Overnight stays incl. breakfast in Basel, Neuchâtel, Gstaad, Lucerne and Zurich
  • “Grand Tour of Switzerland” Road map
  • “Grand Tour of Switzerland” guidebook
  • Swiss Coupon Pass with 100 exclusive „2 for 1“ – Dine & Discover offers en route worth over CHF 4‘500.–
  • Car rental not included – add during online booking process 
  • From price per person in 3-star double room, excluding car rental
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel Period: 01.04. - 26.10.2024
  • Price example calculated on the 01.09.2023 for 04.05.2024

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 Basel, Neuchâtel, Gstaad, Lucerne, Basel and Zurich bookable
  • Where applicable hotel parking charges are payable locally 
  • The route only uses motorways when 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
  • Rental car can be booked optionally
  • 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


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