Beautiful Switzerland

Zurich – Davos – Andermatt – Lake Maggiore – Zermatt – Lake Geneva – Biel – Lucerne

13 days – EUR 2,090.00 pp in dbl-room*

Experience the Matterhorn, the mountain of mountains, on this roundtrip tour from Zurich that combines Europe's highest peak, spectacular mountain landscapes and three of its most stunning lakes.

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Day 1 and 2: Zürich

Rental car pick-up
Company: AVIS Schweiz
Vehicle: Opel Corsa or similar (ECMR)
Rate: standard
Location: Zürich Airport

A country guesthouse in Küsnacht1 Night | bed & breakfast

The hotel on Lake Zurich has a proud 350-year tradition. The tower containing the quaint bar is even older, having been dated to around the 14th century. From the large terrace in front of the inn guests can enjoy splendid views of the lake and, on clear days, the snow-capped peaks of the Alps beyond. In most of the bedrooms the thick wooden support beams have been left visible, thus creating a marked contrast to the modern paintings and furniture. The restaurant serves meals on the panoramic terrace in nice weather and is known in Zurich for its excellent and varied cuisine.


  • Zürich: Old Town with trendy cafes and pubs
  • Vierwaldstättersee: The heart of old Switzerland: picturesque Lake Lucern


Day 2 to 4: Davos

From Küsnacht am Zürichsee to Davos Platz144 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

A grand hotel above Davos2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The grand hotel on the Schatzalp is surely one of Switzerland's most spectacular hotels. It is located 300 m above Davos on a sunny terrace at the tree line. The hotel, built in art-nouveau style, is reached by a short ride from the center of Davos on a private funicular train. The Alpinum Schatzalp located around the hotel is a beautiful botanical garden with 3,500 different species of Alpine plants. The Schatzalp is known from the novel "Magic Mountain" by Thomas Mann. Weiterlesen→

The old-style rooms a have a historical charm and are very comfortable. A breakfast buffet and four course dinner are served in the hotel's dining room. There is also the rustic restaurant Schatzalp, which is located just a few steps from the hotel and enjoys lovely views over Davos. A small indoor swimming pool and sauna are availabe in addition to a charming bar and lounge with an open fireplace. Guests have free use of the Schatzalp funicular train.


  • Davos: From a cow-village to the metropolis of winter sports


Day 4 and 5: Andermatt

From Davos Platz to Andermatt199 km | 3 hours

A typical mountain inn1 Night | bed & breakfast

The hotel is situated near the historical Devil's Bridge on what for centuries was the main trading route across the Alps. Since completion of the Gotthard Road Tunnel in 1980, however, it has grown nearly as quiet in these parts as it was when Goethe stayed in Andermatt on his way to Italy over 200 years ago. The wood-panelled bedrooms in the friendly Swiss hotel are bright and comfortable. Regional specialities such as Urner Rösti are served in the in-house restaurant. After a fire destroyed much of the property a few years ago, it was rebuilt in the traditional Swiss style.


  • Andermatt: At the center of exciting mountain passes
  • Engelberg: Hiking and skiing paradise near Lucerne


Day 5 to 7: Lago Maggiore

From Andermatt to Oggebbio129 km | 2 hours 30 minutes


  • Sentiero di Olivo
  • Lake Como: Alpine lake with Mediterranean vegetation
  • Bellagio: Picturesque village on Lake Como

A villa near Oggebbio2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The villa in a large park overlooking Lago Maggiore is an island of tranquility. Situated about 30 minutes from Ascona, the hotel stands on the Italian side of the border, which is less frequented by tourists. Each of the 18 bedrooms is uniquely and individually decorated. The restaurant specializes in dishes made of fresh local products. Weather permitting, meals are served on the seaview terrace. A swimming pool is available during the warmer months.


  • Lago Maggiore: Romantic lake between Ticino and Po Valley
  • Cannobio: Historical place with waterfront
  • Centovalli: Chestnut forests, mule tracks and deserted villages
  • Locarno: Fashionable resort town on Lake Maggiore
  • Lake Lugano: Ancient villages and a scarcely populated southern shore
  • Cimetta: Mountain with a view and a cablecar


Day 7 to 9: Zermatt

From Oggebbio to Zermatt155 km | 3 hours

A colourful boutique hotel2 Nights | bed & breakfast

Red and zebra is the surprisingly attractive colour combination that greets guests to this tastefully decorated hotel, in which every room is different, and every room features a carefully coordinated colour scheme. As guests will happily discover, the entire property has been thoughtfully designed to please the body and soul, from the gourmet restaurant in the warm, wood-panelled dining room to the full three levels of swimming pool and spa facilities. The extraordinary hotel endeavours to make a stay there an instrinsic part of the Zermatt experience. And it succeeds.


  • Zermatt: Car-free village at the Matterhorn
  • Zermatt: At the foot of the largest Alpine glacier


Day 9: Lake Geneva

From Zermatt to Lausanne167 km | 2 hours 30 minutes


  • Mürren: Car-free sunny village in the Bernese Alps

A shorefront chateau1 Night | bed & breakfast

The castle-like mansion stands directly on the shore of Lake Geneva. The oldest part of the building, the tower, was built in 1170 by the Bishop of Lausanne. Over the centuries the fortified residence housed a succession of bishops before eventually falling into disrepair in the 17th century after being damaged by a fire. Today the expertly restored chateau is a small luxury hotel that combines first-class service with a first-class location. Guests can relax in the private swimming pool, the sauna, the Mediterranean restaurant or the lake-view terrace.


French lifestyle, international culture and an unsurpassed beautiful location on the lake with the same name makes Geneva one of the most livable cities in Switzerland – but also one of the most expensive!  World history was written in Geneva during the Reformation, when the reformer Calvin introduced a harsh and strict church discipline in the city. While dancing, drinking and singing were banned, Calvin allowed an interest-based economy, which was forbidden to Christians in Catholic surroundings at that time. As a result Geneva became an important trade- and bank-bench center. Today, 200 international organizations have their headquarters in Geneva. More than 40% of the inhabitants are foreign nationals. Landmarks in Geneva are the lakefront and the Rhone, on whose bank the three-towered cathedral is located.


Day 10 to 12: Biel

From Lausanne to Erlach92 km | 1 hour 30 minutes

An island hotel on Lake Biel-Bienne2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The hotel is located on St. PeterIsle in Lake Biel-Bienne, approx. 25 km west of Bern. The structure built in 1127 was originally a Cluniac monastery before being converted into a guesthouse. An impressive array of notables have stayed at the hotel throughout its long history, including Rousseau, Goethe, Josephine Bonaparte and numerous Prussian, Swedish and Bavarian kings. Today the island is connected to the shore by a strip of land and is a conservation area. The carefully restored property combines 21st century comfort with ancient traditions, and a stay at the historical guesthouse with its unique island setting is an unforgettable experience. The restaurant is known for its selection of wines – some of which are pressed on site – and excellent fish dishes.


  • Biel: Sunshine city on the lakefront


Day 12 and 13: Vierwaldstättersee

From Erlach to Luzern144 km | 2 hours

A rustic hotel in downtown Lucerne1 Night | bed & breakfast

The unique hotel was constructed of seven carefully restored buildings in the medieval old town of Lucerne. Every room in the inn has a character of its own, which makes guests feel as if they were staying in a private home rather than a hotel. The restaurant specializes in French cuisine, and during the summer months meals are served on the rooftop terrace overlooking the irregular medieval townscape of Lucerne and the lake beyond.

Day 13: Zürich

From Luzern to Zürich Airport68 km | 49 minutes

Rental car drop-off
Location: Zürich Airport


Company: AVIS Schweiz
Type: Opel Corsa or similar (Group A)

Equipment: ABS, air-conditioning, power steering, radio/CD player

max excess: CHF 1000.00


The cost is per person based on two people sharing a double room and includes accommodation and meals per itinerary.

USD 2,349.00*
(EUR 2,090.00)*

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