Best of Switzerland 2025

11 Days

Enjoy an 11-day trip to Switzerland the land of outstanding beauty and extraordinary food and drink. This country has breathtaking scenery and architecture, rich cultures, and impressive mountain walks.  Drink with your friends and meet people from all over the world. On this trip, you will see and taste it all.

Trip Highlights

  • Appenzeller Cheese Factory tour
  • Lake Lucerne sightseeing cruise
  • Guided walks through meadows in Grindelwald
  • Cable car to Pfingstegg
  • Tour of Murren
  • Entrance to Trummelbach Falls
  • Option to paraglide from Murren
  • Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls e-bike tour with Swiss picnic
  • Scenic mountain railway ride to Gornergrat

Itinerary

We will gather at the St. Louis airport for overnight flight to Zurich, Switzerland (IF)

We will meet our local Tour Guide to begin this 10-day tour experiencing the sights and sounds of Switzerland. We will tour the Appenzeller Schaukäserei Cheese Factory. On the guided tour, our host will explain the finer points of the production of tasty Appenzeller® cheese. We will check in to 3-star Accommodation Hotel Hecht Appenzell, then have a group dinner.

Today we have a full day guided tour from Alpensee to Santis by cable car. We will start our scenic journey from tranquil Alpensee moving through the lush landscapes to Schwagalp, and ascending Mount Santis via cable car for panoramic views from the summit, where we can see six countries on a clear day. At the top, we can explore the visitor's centre and observation decks, enjoy a meal at summit restaurant, and optionally hike nearby paths. The return trip includes a descent by cable car back to Schwagalp. Trips are every 30 minutes, with intermediate trips if necessary.

Today we will have a day trip from Alpensee to Lucerne, paired with a lake cruise and a tasty 2-course lunch, which encapsulates a blend of cultural and scenic delights. Starting with a picturesque drive to Lucerne, we'll explore its charming Old Town, featuring landmarks like the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument. A highlight is the relaxing cruise on placid Lake Lucerne while we view surrounding mountains and cityscapes. Back on land, there is time to wander through Lucerne's vibrant streets. We will continue on to Grindelwald and check in to the 3-star Eiger View Alpine Lodge for 3 nights.

The best way to experience the stunning landscape of the Swiss Alps is to hike through the meadows. Our guide will take us on a gentle walk from Grindelwald to Pfingstegg starting in the charming village of Grindelwald, ascending through flower-filled meadows with panoramic views of notable peaks like the Eiger. The stunning green of the grasslands contrasted against the stark white of the glaciers and the rugged mountain faces creates a spectacular backdrop. The path is well-suited for various fitness levels, offering frequent opportunities to observe local flora and wildlife. Upon reaching Pfingstegg, we are greeted with breathtaking views over the Grindelwald Valley. The guided walk is of an easy level and lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
The afternoon is at Leisure.

Today we will take the train from Grindelwald to First Mountain Station, which takes about 25 minutes. We will then do the Grindelwald First Cliff Walk, which takes about 45 minutes. We will enjoy the mountain air and local wildflowers, and might hear the bells on the Swiss cows. A perfect photo opportunity! We will enjoy a 3-course dinner at a local restaurant.

In Lauterbrunnen, we will have an e-bike tour with a picnic packed for us. Imagine the breath-taking views as we sit in a meadow having our lunch. We will then take a cable car Journey to Murren- the picturesque village with much to explore.

We will visit Trummelbach Falls -the waterfalls inside the mountain and be astonished at the power of these falls as we slowly walk up to each viewing station inside of the mountain. We will check-in to the 3-star Hotel Blumental for 2 nights

On our free day we have plenty of options. We may want to explore this picturesque village, shop, book a lunch, set up a massage, sign up to para sail off the mountain. Enjoy the local brews and people watch. We also walk or take the cable car down one spot to Grimmelwalt and have lunch and visit the cottages where we can buy local products on the honor system (buy the soap!) Visit with the cows and watch as local farmers harvest the hay with a sicklel as they have been doing for hundreds of years. Hike down to Lauterbrunnen and on the way you will encounter waterfalls and spectacular views of the valley below. Have lunch at the end of the hike at an outdoor cafe and ride the cable car back to Murren.

We will take the Scenic Mountain Railway Zermatt to Gornergrat viewpoint, which takes about 33 minutes. We will have free time to enjoy Zermatt, before we continue on to Lausanne. We will check in to the Hotel Des Voyageurs for 1 night. We'll savor memories at our Farewell Meal this evening.

Say good bye to our Swiss adventure with a promise to return. Ade, adje or adieu!

Included

  • Land only in shared room
  • Transportation in deluxe motor coaches
  • Accommodation in 3.5 to 4 star centrally-located hotels
  • All meals specified in itinerary
  • Professional tour guide and local step-on guides
  • All transfers as a group (additional cost for separate airport transfers)
  • All tips and taxes

Not included

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals
  • Single supplement ($1,250)
  • Personal costs such as passports
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What is the flight itinerary?

Flights will be available from St. Louis, and we will share when they are available for purchase.

Airfare

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Best of Switzerland 2025
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