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Louisa Schnabel

Welcome to Switzerland Travel Centre!
You are welcome to contact us by e-mail or by phone on +44 207 420 4900.

Weindegustation bei Villette am Genfersee.

Highlights

  • Basel – the carnival city and main hub for river cruises
  • Paddle steamer on Lake Lucerne
  •  Gotthard Panorama Express
  • Medieval city of Bellinzona 
  • Organic farm visit – famous for its wines, polenta and rice ields
  • Centovalli Express 
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lavaux
Sarah Peyrard

«The View of Rivaz and the Lavaux Vineyards is just breathtaking.»

Sarah - Our Switzerland expert

Day 1

Arrival by public transport from your starting point in Switzerland to Basel. Overnight stay in Basel.

Highlights: You will be welcomed with a glass of organic wine from the region

Blick auf den Rhein in Basel

Day 2

Train to Lucerne. Paddle Steamer to Flüelen. Panoramic Train to Bellinzona and on to, Locarno. Overnight stay in Locarno.

Highlights: Photo stop and some leisure time in Lucerne, travel to Locarno

Mit dem Gotthard Panorama Express Schiff von Luzern nach Flüelen

Day 3

Food and wine tour with your guide in Bellinzona. Overnight stay in Locarno.

Highlights: The tour of delis and restaurants with local delicacies and wines, the city of Bellinzona

Ausblick über Bellinzona mit Kirche und Burgen im Sommer

Day 4

Coach ride to Ascona and visit of an "azienda" where they produce wine, polenta and rice. Wine & local cheese tasting followed by a traditional “risottata ticinese”. Overnight stay in Locarno.

Highlights: farm, vineyards and rice fields visit in Ascona

Die Bucht von Ascona im Tessin

Day 5

Train to Locarno. From here Centovalli Express to Domodossola and on to Sierre, to Chateau de Villa. Wine tasting & 3-course raclette lunch. After lunch, train to Lausanne. Overnight stay in Lausanne. 

Highlights: Centovalli Express, culinary arts, Lausanne

mit der Centovalli Bahn von Locarno nach Domodossola

Day 6

Train from Lausanne to Chexbres- Village via Vevey. We will visit Domaine Bovy, with cellars dating from the 16th century. Train and boat ride back to Lausanne. Overnight stay in Lausanne. 

Highlights: Wine tasting & Local bread, cheese and cold cuts

Weinberge Lavaux - GoldenPass Line

Day 7

Visit of the the “Fête des Vendanges” (Grape Harvest Festival) in Lutry. Wine enthusiasts can enjoy sampling Chasselas, Pinot Noir, Gamay and other grape varieties. Train back to Lausanne. Overnight stay in Lausanne. 

Highlights: The “Fête des Vendanges”, Lutry a town with strong wineproducing roots

Hotel Palace Lausanne

Day 8

Return trip by public transport from Lausanne to your final destination in Switzerland or extend your stay.
Glacier Express Winter

Inclusions

  • 1 overnight stay incl. breakfast, welcome drink, city tax and porterage in Hotel Gaia 4*, Basel
  • 3 night stay with breakfast, city tax and porterage in Hotel Belvedere 4*, Locarno
  • 3 night stay with breakfast, city tax and porterage in Hotel Savoy 5*, Lausanne
  • 2 luncheons including winetasting and local specialties
  • 2 dinners in Locarno and Lausanne
  • 1st and 2nd class rail journey`s
  • 1st class boat cruise from Vevey to Lausanne
  • Seat reservations(where possible)
  • Private coach/minibus forday trips
  • Luggage transfer Basel – Locarno and Locarno – Lausanne
  • Food and wine tour Bellinzona
  • Full day farm/vineyard visit and risottata in Ascona
  • Excursion to the “Fête des Vendanges”
  • A minimum number of 15 participants apply
  • Group menus are based on set menus (no choice)
  • No drinks or coffee/tea after meals are included with meal
  • From price applies per person in 4 and 5-star double room, excluding flights
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: all year round
  • Price example calculated on 10.10.2019 for September 2020

Good to know

  • Travel documents are sent by email and in exceptional cases by post.
  • Trip can also be booked in reverse
  • Additional overnight stays bookable
  • We can provide you a wide range of group journeys with ixed or individual departure dates. Years of experience help us understand the speciic needs and expectations of group requests and we are happy to discuss your individual requirements with you

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Flight options

Book flights to Switzerland

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.

Speak to an expert

We are both the official and largest tour operator for holidays to Switzerland and have been in operation for over 30 years with ABTA and ATOL protection. Please give us a call and we will be happy to go through your plans. Call +44 207 420 4900 to speak with us or send us your travel request via [email protected].

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