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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. 121km

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. 111km

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. 315km

Drive from Gstaad via Interlaken to Lucerne. Overnight stay in Lucerne.

Highlights: Interlaken with views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, excursion to Bern, excursion to the Brienzer Rothorn, chapel bridge in Lucerne, excursions to Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn.

Aussicht vom Pilatus in Luzern

Day 5

Lucerne - Zurich / approx. 140km

Journey from Lucerne past Lake Zug to Zurich. Overnight stay in Zurich. 

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

Luzern bei Sonnenuntergang und im Hintergrund die Kappelbrücke

Day 6

Return journey to Zurich.

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

Zürich Aussicht auf die Gemüsebrücke  vom Grossmünster


  • 5 Overnight stays incl. breakfast in Basel, Neuchâtel, Gstaad, Lucerne and Zurich
  • “Grand Tour of Switzerland” Road map
  • “Grand Tour of Switzerland” travel guide
  • Swiss Coupon Pass with 100 exclusive „2 for 1“ – Dine & Discover offers en route worth over CHF 4‘500.–
  • From price per person in 3-star double room
  • 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
  • The route only runs over motorways when it is necessary
  • If you use your own car, a highway vignette is required. This can be purchased directly online as an e-vignette.
  • Rental car can be booked optionally
  • Recommended travel time: May - October
  • Please inform yourself about the road conditions at before you start your journey.
  • Alternatives such as tunnels or car transport possible


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