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Peep into the Swiss Culinary Delights

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8D/7N

About

The tour to discover the Swiss culinary delights begins and ends in Zurich, the country's largest city. Despite its reputation for being expensive, Zurich offers free attractions such as strolls along Lake Zurich. Next stop is Bern, Switzerland's capital, boasting a UNESCO-listed Old Town and extensive shopping arcades.

Interlaken, nestled between two lakes, serves as your base fo...

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Zurich

  • Stay Included

Upon arrival at Zurich Airport, collect your rental car and proceed to Zurich city center. Hotel Montana Zürich, your accommodation in the city will provide instructions on the most suitable parking area for the rental car (at your own expense). 

Zurich, the cultural and financial hub of Switzerland, boasts a picturesque location on the Limmat River near Lake Zurich. Explore its numerous restaurants, shops, and over 150 museums and galleries. 

Don't miss the 13th-century Fraumünster, with its Romanesque choir and stunning Chagall stained glass windows, or the iconic Grossmünster, visible from various parts of the city. 

Enjoy immersing yourself in Zurich's rich cultural heritage and vibrant atmosphere.

Day 2

Drive towards Interlaken

  • Breakfast
  • Stay Included

After breakfast at the hotel, collect your car rental from the designated parking area and embark on a journey to Interlaken via Bern, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Explore Bern's charming Old Town with its cobbled streets & covered arcades, nestled on a peninsula surrounded by the river Aare. Admire landmarks such as the impressive Zytglogge (clock tower) and colorful fountains and statues.

Continue your scenic drive to Interlaken, located in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. This picturesque resort, nestled "between two lakes," offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including the famous Jungfraujoch. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Interlaken, with its abundance of shops and restaurants. 

Upon arrival, check in at Hotel Interlaken. Enjoy your stay and the breathtaking beauty of Interlaken and its surroundings.

Day 3

Tour to Lake Brienz & Lake Thun Region

  • Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a self-drive tour to explore the surrounding area of Interlaken, featuring two magnificent lakes: Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. 

Set amid the breathtaking mountain scenery of the Bernese Oberland, these turquoise lakes offer a picturesque backdrop for your journey.

Recommended stops along the route include the impressive Giessbach Falls, where the roaring waterfall cascades down 500 meters into Lake Brienz in several stages. Popular spots along the southern bank of Lake Brienz, from Bonigen to Iseltwald, offer stunning views and photo opportunities.

As you navigate around Lake Brienz via Interlaken, you'll also encounter Lake Thun. Consider stopping at the charming towns of Thun and Spiez, known for their scenic beauty and cultural attractions. 

Enjoy the freedom of exploration and immerse yourself in the natural splendor of the Bernese Oberland region. Later in the evening, head back to your hotel in Interlaken.

Day 4

Trip to the "Top of Europe"

  • Breakfast
  • Interlaken - Jungfraujoch – Interlaken

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on an unforgettable journey to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the iconic mountain giants Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau, as well as the stunning Aletsch Glacier. 

Begin your adventure by taking the train from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald on the Bernese Oberland Railway. From there, choose between the Eiger Express cable car or the traditional train, each offering a unique experience to reach the highest railway station in Europe.

Once at the Jungfraujoch, immerse yourself in a high-Alpine wonderland of ice and snow, surrounded by majestic peaks and pristine glaciers. Explore the observation deck, visit the Ice Palace, and marvel at the panoramic views from various vantage points. 

After an awe-inspiring day, return via Eigergletscher on the cable car or train, reflecting on the beauty and grandeur of the Swiss Alps.

Day 5

A Day in the Name of Swiss Chocolate & Cheese

  • Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a delightful culinary journey exploring Swiss chocolate and cheese. Start your self-driven tour by heading northwest to Broc, home of the renowned Swiss chocolate brand Cailler. Enjoy entry to the chocolate factory and a fascinating tour, indulging in the rich flavors and aromas of Swiss chocolate.

Afterward, make a short stop at the village of Gruyere, known for its medieval castle and picturesque charm.

Next, drive slightly northeast of Bern to visit the Emmentaler Show dairy, where you'll witness the traditional process of Swiss cheese making.

For lunch or dinner, indulge in a hearty cheese fondue, immersing yourself in the authentic Swiss dining experience (at your own expense).

Conclude your culinary adventure by returning to Interlaken, savoring the memories and flavors of Swiss chocolate and cheese.

Day 6

Visit to Grindelwald - First Mountain & First Flyer

  • Breakfast
  • Grindelwald - First Mountain & First Flyer – Interlaken

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a train journey to Grindelwald and continue by cable car to First Mountain, one of the most scenic areas in the Jungfrau region. Don't miss the summit attraction - the Cliff Walk by Tissot - a suspension bridge extending from the mountain's side with a breathtaking 45m long observation platform, offering unparalleled views of the mountains.

Your ticket also includes the First Glider, an 800m long steel cable zip wire soaring up to 50m above the ground, reaching speeds of up to 84km per hour, perfect for thrill-seekers. The Flyer takes you from First down to the middle station of Schrekfeld, where you can experience the exhilarating ride safely strapped into a seat with well-constructed harnesses. People up to four in number can enjoy the ride down separately but simultaneously on the gigantic zip lines.

Conclude your adventure by returning by train via Grindelwald to Interlaken, reminiscing about the adrenaline-filled moments and stunning views experienced throughout the day.

Day 7

Journey Back to Zurich

  • Breakfast
  • Stay Included

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a scenic car journey to Lucerne before continuing your exploration to Zurich. Lucerne boasts a charming Old Town, a picturesque lake, and stunning local mountains. 

Don't miss the iconic Chapel Bridge, adorned with traditional paintings potraying scenes from the rich Swiss history, as it spans the powerful River Reuss.

If chocolate tasting or making is still on your agenda, consider visiting Max Chocolatier in either Lucerne or Zurich for an indulgent experience. Details can be provided upon request.

After exploring Lucerne, continue your journey to Zurich for a final overnight stay, where you can reflect on the unforgettable experiences and breathtaking scenery encountered throughout your Swiss adventure.

Day 8

End of Tour

  • Breakfast

After enjoying breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to Switzerland. Drive to the airport to drop off your vehicle and begin your journey back home. 

Have a Safe Journey Ahead!

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  • Stay Included
  • Breakfast as per Itinerary
  • Train
  • Explore Fraum√ľnster, or Grossm√ľnster
  • Explore Bern's charming Old Town and Zytglogge (clock tower)
  • Discover Lake Brienz & Lake Thun Region
  • Visit Bernese Oberland, Giessbach Falls, etc.
  • Trip to the "Top of Europe" (aka Jungfraujoch)
  • Wander through the village of Gruyere
  • Visit to Grindelwald - First Mountain & First Flyer

Hotels

Day 1

Zurich

Le Bijou Lintheschergasse

Day 2-3-4-5-6

Interlaken

Hotel Interlaken

Day 7

Zurich

Le Bijou Lintheschergasse

  • Rental Car throughout the tour
  • Accommodation at "Hotel Montana Zürich": 2 Nights
  • Accommodation at "Hotel Interlaken": 5 Nights
  • All Transfers & Tours via a Rental Car
  • Second Class Round Train Transfer (Interlaken- Jungfraujoch)
  • Second Class Round Train Transfer (To and From Grindelwald)
  • Interlaken Guest Card
  • Non-Guided Tours to Grindelwald - First Mountain & First Flyer
  • Non-Guided Tours to Jungfraujoch
  • Non-Guided Tours to "Maison Cailler and Gruyere" 
  • Non-Guided Tours to "Emmentaler Showdairy
  • Breakfast: 07
  • Airfare & Airfare Taxes (Arrival & Departure)
  • Car Parking Charges (in all cities)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional Activities
  • Gratuities
  • Items having Personal Nature
  • Additional/Personal Expenses
  • Meals & Beverages (Not Mentioned Above)
  • Optional Excursions (not specifically mentioned)
  • Expenses occurred out of some unforeseen circumstances

Hotel included in package:

Starting from:

$3999 $4799

per adult on twin sharing

Destination covered

Interlaken & Zurich

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