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The Switzerland Experts

We are both the official and largest tour operator for holidays to Switzerland and have been in operation for over 30 years. We are ABTA and ATOL bonded.

At this time more than ever, our experts can ensure you have a safe and enjoyable holiday, so please give us a call and we will be happy to go through your plans.

Call us about holidays with or without flights.

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Bernina Express train

Tour Highlights

  • Luxury accommodation in two of the leading Swiss Historic Hotels
  • Helicopter flight across the Southern Alps
  • Bernina Express Panoramic Journey
  • Choice of excursions

Your Itinerary

Day 1 - 3

Lugano

Transfer by 1st class rail from Zurich airport through the new Gotthard Tunnel to Lugano. Private transfer from Lugano station to Hotel Splendide Royal. An evening stroll along the beautiful lakeside promenade in front of the hotel is ideal for a first look around Lugano.

Highlights: Sunset over Lake Lugano, luxury, comfort travelling on Switzerland’s first class trains.

Lugano sunset

Hotel Splendide Royal

The five star superior hotel is situated directly on the lake shore and is one of Lugano’s foremost hotels. Its turn-of-the century character is effortlessly combined with modernity and its understated personal service inspires many repeat visits. Reserve a table for a 6-course degustation dinner accompanied by selected wines or relax in the Lifestyle Spa overlooking Lake Lugano.

Highlights: Lake View Junior Suite, Lifestyle Spa, belle époque bar

Hotel Spendid Royal Lugano

Experience ‘La Dolce Vita’

The region of Ticino is famous for its mild and Mediterranean climate and its Italian flair. The surrounding mountains are as magnificent as elsewhere but here you can admire them while sipping a locally grown full-bodied Merlot at a pavement café.

For a relaxing start to your holiday why not wander the streets of Lugano’s Old City Centre with its colourful vegetable and deli food stores and chic boutiques.

Highlights: Old Town of Lugano, lakeshore, Parco Ciani

Atemberaubender Blick über Lugano

Food and wine of Ticino

Excursions are plentiful – from a personal Food & Wine Tour through Lugano with several stops for tastings, lunch or dinner, over a relaxing self-guided excursion to a mountain top for lunch overlooking Lugano to a lovely cruise across to one of the numerous grottos lining Lake Lugano. A romantic dinner at the traditional fishing village of Morcote with arrival by boat – could be your personal highlight.

Lugano deli for food lovers

Helicopter ride to the Engadine

Helicopter transfer from Lugano to your next destination – Engadin. Private car transfer from Samedan airport to the fairy-tale location of Hotel Waldhaus in Sils-Maria.
 

Hotel Waldhaus

Day 4-7

Sils-Maria

Setting off from the pretty village of Sils-Maria, enjoy nature on an enchanting journey through alpine meadows as you pass through one of the highest valleys in Switzerland - the Val Fex by horse drawn carriage. Perhaps stop at one of the many farm houses dotted around to enjoy a light lunch as you go through the valley known for its smuggling trails to and from Italy.

Highlight: Horse-drawn carriage ride, valley of Val Fex

Der Graeppelensee bei Wildhaus im Sommer

Hotel Waldhaus

With stunning views over crystal clear lakes and mountain peaks, historic five-star Hotel Waldhaus sits above peaceful Sils-Maria like a fairy-tale castle. A legendary hotel, with charm that still delights more than 100 years since its opening. Family run, this well-preserved hotel built in 1908 is impressive, full of charm and grandeur but still oozing warmth and character.

Highlights: Wellness Oasis amidst larch & stone pine trees, pre-book a night at the Chef’s table

Hotel Waldhaus

Bernina Express

A ‘must’ in this region and for Switzerland in general is a journey on one of the panoramic trains Switzerland is so famous for. Board the Bernina Express at Pontresina for a spell-binding journey past mighty glaciers and high-alpine lakes before descending through palm trees to the historic Italian border town of Tirano. The journey is narrated and panorama windows will give full views of the enchanting change in landscapes.

Highlights: Bernina Express - Lago Blanco, Alp Grüem, Tirano - historic city centre

Bernina Express train from the air

Glamour and mountain tops

Day at leisure to fully enjoy the various hotel facilities and to explore the grounds surrounding your hotel. Alternatively visit famous and glitzy St. Moritz which is 10 minutes from Sils-Maria or head for the high mountain peaks – such as Diavolezza for some high alpine feel or Muottas Muragl for stunning views across the lake plateau – both trips are included with the St.Moritz/Engadin Card issued by your hotel.

Highlights: Hotel Waldhaus, St. Moritz, Diavolezza, Muottas Muragl

Der Muottas Muragl in Engadin

Day 8

Your tour is coming to an end. Why not dip your toes one last time at the hotels inviting indoor swimming pool. Departure by first class rail to your departure airport for an early evening flight. Or perhaps extend your stay?

Waldhaus pool
Clean & Safe Switzerland

COVID-19 - Clean & Safe Switzerland

We are delighted to say that most hotels and trains in Switzerland are open in strict compliance with safety protocols, having been successfully operating for local tourists for some weeks now. You can find more about the safety measures by tourism service providers here.

Our aim is to provide all COVID-19 related information here on the website, but please feel free to call and speak to one of our team about any additional questions you might have concerning booking a holiday.

Inclusions

 

  • From price applies per person sharing a Junior Suite with preferential views 
  • Excluding flights 
  • Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Lugano and Sils-Maria  
  • 5-course dinner included in Sils-Maria 
  • First-class rail as per itinerary 
  • Helicopter transfer from Lugano to Samedan 
  • Private transfer from/to hotels 
  • Bernina Express Seat Reservation 
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride Val Flex  
  • Ticino Transport Card 
  • St.Moritz/Engadin Card  
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 01.07. – 18.10. 2022
  • Price example calculated on 10.06.2022 for 01.09.2022

Good to know

 

  • Ideal starting point Zurich airport
  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • Daily departures
  • Extend your stay at any destination
  • Winter & Spring departures subject to seasonality of Hotel Waldhaus
  • Helicopter transfer subject to weather conditions
  • Comprehensive travel documentation provided

Travelling to Switzerland

Anreise mit der Bahn der SBB

There are lots of ways to get to Switzerland including by air, train, bus or by car.

See our planning tips on How to get to Switzerland.

Flight Options

SWISS Internation air lines

Our in-house flights experts will be happy to offer advice and to book the most convenient flight for your trip.

Your flights will be covered by our package booking conditions and will be protected under our ATOL license. We will charge £35 per person for this flight booking service. 

Alternatively book your flights directly with Swiss - our preferred partner for flights to Switzerland.

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