Mountain of mountains: The Matterhorn near Zermatt
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Beautiful Switzerland:
From the Matterhorn to Lake Lucerne

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

13 days | from EUR 2,419.00 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
Broker: Sunny Cars
Vehicle: Mietwagen Sunnycars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 08.11.2018): DG – VW Golf STW /AC/A/4dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF
Location: Zürich Airport

Accommodation:
A 16th century mansion in downtown Zurich1 Night | bed & breakfast

The small hotel in the centre of Zurich prides itself as an “oasis of tranquillity” in the heart of the city, and indeed the ability to relax in the secluded garden next to the Neptune fountain dating back to 1770 is one of the many features that set this property apart. The small hotel with 35 individually decorated bedrooms offers convenience and comfort on the highest level. Lovers of wine and gourmet cooking will appreciate the restaurant's market-fresh cuisine and exquisite wine cellar. The pleasant oasis in the bustling city is the ideal refuge after a hard day of sightseeing in the nearby Old Town.

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Day 2 to 4: Davos Platz

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Reichenau
This 17th-century palace is located at the confluence of two major tributaries of the Rhine River. A rocky plateau called the Flimserstein rises to the north, where a landslide once buried the Rhine valley eons ago. The river has since carved out a narrow gorge through the debris. Schloss Reichenau is currently used by the von Tscharner family as a wine estate. Its wines are regarded as straightforward and unfussy. The best way to experience the palace is on a guided tour with Gian-Battista von Tscharner followed by a wine tasting.   

Accommodation:
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. Read more→

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.

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Day 4 and 5: Andermatt

From Davos Platz to Andermatt198 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

Accommodation:
An Alpine hotel near St. Gotthard1 Night | bed & breakfast

The hotel is situated near the historical DevilBridge 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 bedrooms in the traditional Swiss hotel are bright and comfortable. Regional Swiss specialities are served in the wood-panelled dining room called the

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Day 5 to 7: Oggebbio

From Andermatt to Oggebbio132 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
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.

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Day 7 to 9: Zermatt

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Simplonpass
With an elevation of 2,005 meters, this pass connects the Rhône Valley in the Swiss canton of Wallis with the Val d'Ossola in the Italian province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola. People have been using the pass since prehistoric times. It was even later used by Roman emperors. The influential merchant Kaspar von Stockalper built the first road here in the 17th century, which is now a hiking trail. The modern road through the pass follows Napoleon Bonaparte's route. At the top of the pass there is a hospice. Coming down the southern side, you will find the Mediterranean-looking town of Simplon and the the romantically wild Gondo Gorge with the majestic, glacier-covered Fletschhorn towering above it. 

Accommodation:
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.

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Day 9 and 10: Lausanne

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Mürren
Mürren is situated in the heart of the Bernese Alps and faces the towering peaks of mounts Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. The car-free town with a population of 450 is nestled on a sunny mountain terrace high above the spectacular Lauterbrunnen Valley, – one of Europe’s deepest valley lined by over 500 m steep limestone cliffs. Mürren can only be reached by a cable car system that continues in three more stages to the peak of Mount Schilthorn (2,970 m). On a clear day the view from the top extends to Mont Blanc in the south and the Black Forest in the north. The revolving restaurant on the summit was once used for a scene in a James Bond movie. A number of walking paths start from Mürren. A particularly scenic route leads from the Grütschalp via Winteregg to Mürren. The view of the surrounding mountain peaks is absolutely stunning on clear sunny afternoons.

Accommodation:
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.

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Lake Geneva
Also called Lake Léman, the crescent-shaped body of water at the southwest edge of the Swiss Plateau between the Alps and the Jura mountains covers an area of 600 square km (230 square miles). The matchless beauty of the lake has always made it a magnet for people form all over the world, including celebrities such as Lord Byron, Charlie Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn and Phil Collins. Numerous picturesque villages, vineyards and castles dot the banks of the lake that serves as a temporary reservoir for the River Rhone, which enters at the north-west tip and exits at Geneva. Visitors should be sure to spend an evening in one of the numerous “Caveaux des Vignerons”: In each village a wine cellar is open almost every evening where the local products can be sampled in an unforgettable atmosphere.

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Day 10 to 12: Erlach

From Lausanne to Erlach89 km | 1 hour 30 minutes

Accommodation:
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.

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Day 12 and 13: Vierwaldstättersee

From Erlach to Luzern125 km | 2 hours

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Accommodation:
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.

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Day 13: Zürich

From Luzern67 km | 46 minutes

Rental car drop-off
Location: Zürich Airport


Additional Services

Climate Compensation
In order to compensate part of the CO2 emissions caused by your travels, we raise a voluntary donation, which is being transfered in its entirety to the Klima-Kollekte GmbH in Berlin or Wildlands South Africa. 

With your donation CO2-saving projects are supported; one example being solar cookers for Lesotho. Further information can be found at www.klima-kollekte.de and www.wildlands.co.za

If you wish to opt out of the Umfulana climate initiative, please note this on your booking form.


Vehicle

Company: Sunny Cars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 08.11.2018): DG - VW Golf STW /AC/A/4dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF

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

from USD 2,749.00*
(from EUR 2,419.00)*




You can start this tour on any date.
Best Travel Time:
April–Sept.

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» the names, addresses and telephone numbers of each accommodation
» Your vouchers
» detailed directions to each accommodation

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