Day 1 (Sunday) – GENEVA
Meeting at the airport, hotel accommodation, leisure time
Day 2 (Monday) – GENEVA – LAUSANNE – VEVEY – MONTREUX
Breakfast at the hotel. The bus and walking tour to Geneva. A trip to the Swiss Riviera. Moving to Vevey, where Charlie Chaplin lived and was buried. Moving to Lausanne. Moving to Montreux. Visiting Chillon Castle of XII century glorified by Lord G.G. Byron (entrance tickets to the castle are included in the tour price). A halt near the monument of Freddy Mercury. Accommodation in a four-star hotel.
Additional excursion to the thermal center in Lavey-Les-Bains. Healing springs will help you to relieve your stress and relax. Underwater massage will return you youth and beauty and will help you to get rid of back and loin pains. Hot baths will give you a boost of energy! Eucalyptus hammams will clear your lungs. A cup of hot chocolate or sweet tea (infusion of mountain herbs) right after the procedures.
Day 3 (Tuesday) – MONTREUX – GRUYERES – BERN – BASEL
Breakfast at the hotel. Moving to Gruyeres. Walking through the medieval village where the castle of Gruyère is located. The opportunity to try the local national dish – fondue and buy fresh Swiss cheese. Additional trip to the chocolate factory in Brock.
Moving to Bern. Tour to the historic center of Bern (includes a visit of the Bear Pit, the Clock Tower, government buildings, arcades of the old city and etc). Moving to Basel. Short excursion and accommodation in a four-star hotel. Leisure time.
Day 4 (Wednesday) – BASEL – COLMAR – STRASBOURG
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day. Optional additional excursions.
Day 5 (Thursday) – BASEL – LUCERNE – ZURICH
Departure to Lucerne and Interlaken. Walk tour through the city. The bus carries the group through the modern city blocks, central station and concert hall along the lakeside promenade to the monument of Dying Lion.
Optional: a visit to the Ice Garden and a mirror maze.
Moving to Zurich. The bus and walking tour of Zurich with a Russian-speaking guide with a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, Fraumünster cathedral (stained glass windowsof which are made by Marc Chagall; an inner look is possible only if the cathedral is open to visitors), Niederdorf, Paradeplatz and others. Accommodation in a four-star hotel. Leisure time.
Day 6 (Friday) – ZURICH – RHINE FALLS – STEIN AM RHEIN
Transfer to Stein am Rhein. Trip to Stein am Rhein (medieval town on the border with Germany), halt at the Rhine Falls – the largest waterfall in Europe (tickets to the waterfalls are included in the tour price). There is a town of Schaffhausen on the left bank of Rhine, which was formed by the waterfall and is visible from the coast of the river. Additional excursion to city of Konstanz (Germany). Due to its neighborhood with a Swiss city of Kreuzlingen, Konstanz was hardly damaged during World War II. The old part of the city remained the same as it was hundreds of years ago. The spire of the cathedral erected in the XI century is proudly towering over the houses of XVI-XVIII centuries, narrow streets and small medieval squares.
Day 7 (Saturday) – ZURICH – ST. GOTTHARD – BELLINZONA
Moving to the St. Gotthard Pass famous due to Suvorov crossing through the Alps. You will get the opportunity to see these places and walk over the abyss on the famous Devil’s Bridge.
Next stop is Bellinzona, town arisen at the intersection of strategic routes. The main attractions and places of interest in Bellinzona are castles protected by the UNESCO and visible from afar which serve as a reminiscent of the medieval times with immanent battles and the eternal desire of local residents to be independent. Accommodation in a three- or four-star hotels upon the arrival in Italian Switzerland. Leisure time.
Day 8 (Sunday) – SWITZERLAND IN MINIATURE – VALLE VERZASCA – LOCARNO
Recreation on one of the most beautiful lakes in Switzerland. Additional excursion to the park called “Switzerland in miniature” as well as to the Valle Verzasca and Locarno.
A tour with a visit to the park “Switzerland in miniature” in Melida.
An evening trip to the Fox Town mall (upon request; open until 7 pm)
Day 9 (Monday) – LUGANO – MILAN
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time. Optional excursion to Milan.
Day 10 (Tuesday) – ZURICH
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Zurich (by train or bus).
The price of the program is AZN 1500 per person (based on double occupancy)
The price includes:
* Hotel accommodations, excursions, guides and transfers
* Transfers during the excursions (by cozy buses)
The price does not include:
* Visa expenses