Switzerland
by Boat, Train and Cable Car!

Zurich, Lucerne, Pontresina,

Lugano and Grindelwald

September 19th to 29th, 2022

Elite World Groups Switzerland by Elite Travel & Events Inc - Small Group Travel Tour

Join Elite Travel & Events Inc on our Elite World Groups tour to Switzerland by Boat, Train and Cable Car through the cities of Zurich, Lucerne, Pontresina, Lugano and Grindelwald.  Departing September 19th to 29th, 2022, this once in a lifetime trip will take you through one of the most picturesque countries in the world, Switzerland.  Meander through the Alps and the cities of Switzerland in luxury and style with a glass of wine in hand while laughing away with old and new friends.

 

This mostly All-Inclusive small group tour will sell out. Make sure to reserve your room today with only a deposit!  Don't miss out.  Make plans for Switzerland this September 19th to 29th, 2022 and join some new friends who love travel as much as you!  Take a look below at our 10 night, nearly All-Inclusive Elite World Group tour itinerary and inclusions limited to only 15 rooms!  This is Switzerland!

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Sunday, September 18, 2022

Depart your home city to Zurich, Switzerland!

Monday, September 19, 2022

Arrival in Zurich, Switzerland!

 

Today's Inclusions:

  • Arrival at Zurich airport - Flight TBD

  • Private transfer from Zurich airport to hotel via Lindt Home of Chocolate

  • Entrance fee to Lindt Home of Chocolate

  • Walking tour of Zurich by tour-guide

  • Welcome dinner at hotel.

(3-course set menu with 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person included)

 

Note:

  • Driving time from airport to Lindt approx. 45 minutes

  • Driving time from Lindt to Zurich city approx. 30 minutes

     

Experience the interactive world of Lindt and dive into the world of chocolate. Visit the Lindt Home of Chocolate, where the biggest Lindt Chocolate Shop (500 m2) and the spectacular Lindt chocolate fountain are waiting for you, as well as an interactive chocolate tour all about the Swiss cultural heritage of chocolate. Peek over a real LINDT Master Chocolatier’ shoulder to watch him create the finest chocolate and learn all about our favorite treat.

 

The walking tour will give you a good general idea of Zurich in all its aspects like the business and shopping center (famous Bahnhofstrasse) and the Old town. Continue to the vantage point Lindenhof – beneath this elevated square in the city center are the ruins of a Roman customs post, and a late Roman fortress. This spot also offers magnificent views over the old town. Continue to Neumarkt (New Market), a beautiful and picturesque medieval alley in the old town, and Spiegelgasse, which was once the home of Lenin. You will also see the Grossmünster – the symbol of the city with its distinctive twin towers, and St. Peters – the biggest church clock face in Europe. See the Town Hall, Zürich's baroque town dating back to 1694. The tour will also bring you to the Schipfe - a street of artisans at the river Limmat – in one of Zürich's oldest districts.

Overnight at Hotel Glockenhof

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

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Travel from Zurich to Lucerne

Today's Inclusions:

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Private transfer from Zurich to Lucerne

  • Walking tour of Lucerne by tour-guide

  • Special Authentic Swiss Fondue Dinner

Note:

  • Driving time approx. 1 hour

Learn important, humorous and interesting facts about Lucerne's history, churches, bridges, narrow streets, towers, squares and, of course, Lucerne's trademark – the Chapel Bridge with Water Tower. Reflect on the history of Lucerne as you walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge, part of the city's fortifications and Europe’s oldest covered wooden bridge and cross Mill Bridge to see the "Dance of Death" paintings. Musegg Wall, the old city ramparts, and the stately Town Hall, displaying suits of armor reminding you of the Middle Ages. See the Old City squares with historical buildings, the Town Hall in Italian Renaissance style with open arcades facing the River Reuss. Go on to the Hof Church, the main Cathedral and also the most important Renaissance Church in Switzerland. Continue on to the Lion Monument in memory of the Swiss Guards who fought during the French Revolution. Also see the KKL – Lucerne’s Culture and Convention Center of the Parisian architect Jean Nouvel.

Finish the night with an Authentic Swiss Fondue private dinner!

Overnight at Hotel Astoria

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Excursion to Mount Pilatus


Today's Inclusions:

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • First class boat from Lucerne to Alpnachstad

  • Tickets to Mount Pilatus (Alpnachstad-Pilatus-Kriens)

  • Lunch on Mount Pilatus

(3-course set menu, no beverages included)

  • Private transfer from Kriens to Lucerne

 

Note:

  • Due to the altitude we suggest taking a jacket, sunglasses and suncream with you (as the sun can be strong higher up) as well as good shoes

After a leisurely cruise on crystal-clear Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad ascend by the steepest rack railway in the world to Pilatus Kulm, 7000ft high. On top you have time to walk up to the vista point and to admire the breath taking panorama over the Swiss Alps and Lucerne. Then descend by aerial cable car to Fraekmuentegg, change to smaller cable cars and sweep over pine forests and mountain meadows to the village of Kriens. Return to Lucerne by private transfer.

Overnight at Hotel Astoria

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

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Travel from Lucerne to Pontresina by Glacier Express train

Today's Inclusions:

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Private transfer from Lucerne to Andermatt

  • First class Glacier Express train from Andermatt to Samedan

  • Group Wine Tasting on train

  • Lunch on train

(3-course set menu with 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person included)

  • Private transfer from Samedan to Pontresina hotel

  • Dinner at hotel

(4-course set menu with 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person included)

 

Note:

  • Driving time from Lucerne to Andermatt approx. 1 1⁄2 hrs

  • Train ride from Andermatt to Samedan approx. 4 1⁄2 hrs

  • Motor coach will continue from Andermatt to Samedan with your luggage

  • Driving time from Samedan to Pontresina approx. 15 minutes

     

 

Take the famous Swiss mountain trains „Glacier Express“ from Andermatt to St. Moritz, from the St. Gotthard massif to the Piz Bernina. A journey lasting over 4 1/2 hours over bridges and through tunnels, crossing the 2033 m high impressive Oberalp pass. A panorama trip through the alpine heartland of Switzerland. Glacier Express – the most memorable way of travelling to and from numerous noteworthy holiday spots – the rugged Grisons, and central Switzerland. A comfortable train takes you through untouched nature, through fragrant and unspoiled mountain forests, tranquil alpine pastures, foaming mountain torrents, through mountain valleys steeped in century-old tradition and culture.

 

St. Moritz – the world famous resort – is located at an altitude of 1,856 m on the southern flank of the Swiss Alps, amidst the lake landscape of the Engadine, the roof of Europe. Piz Bernina, the Eastern Alps' only peak above 4,000 m / 13,120 ft presides over the Engadine. Three languages are spoken here: Romansch, German and Italian. St. Moritz is blessed with a "champagne climate". The sun shines here 322 days a year, guaranteeing an ideal vacation climate. St. Moritz stands for cosmopolitan flair, elegance and style and the mention of its very name lifts spirits.

End the night with a private dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel Laudinella.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Excursion to Muottas Muragl

Today's Inclusions

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Round trip transfer from hotel to Muottas Muragl station and back

  • Tickets to Muottas Muragl

  • Dinner at hotel

(3-course set menu with 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person included)

Hiking options:
• Panorama trail
• Segantinihut–AlpLanguard–Pontresina

 

Short transfer from St. Moritz to Punt Muragl – the station for the funicular ride up to Muottas Muragl - on 2456 meters (7370 feet). Located on adventurous heights with the most spectacular view in the Engadine. You will be overwhelmed by this unique and memorable relaxation area. The Mountain Restaurant offers fine lunches and in the evening enjoy the "Mountain Dining" in harmony with the mountain range of the Engadine (lunch or dinner not included). Return to Punt Muragl by funicular and return to St. Moritz by private car.

Overnight at Hotel Laudinella.

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Travel from Pontresina to Tirano by Bernina Express

Today's Inclusions 

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Private transfer from hotel to Pontresina train station

  • First class Bernina Express from Pontresinato Tirano

  • Group Wine Tasting on train

  • Lunch in Tirano

(2-course set menu with 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person included)

  • Private transfer from Tirano to Lugano

     

Note:

  • Motor coach will continue from Pontresinato Tirano with your luggage

  • Train from Pontresina to Tirano approx 2 1⁄2 hrs

 

The most beautiful experience of the Alps: From the high towering glaciers of the mountains down to the swaying palms of Italy, the highest mountain railway in the Alps provides a link between northern and southern Europe. It does so in the most wonderful way imaginable, on a railway line that coexists in perfect harmony with its glorious mountain setting. The train makes short work of the 55 Tunnels, 196 bridges and slopes of up to 70 millimeters per meter of incline that are found along its route. The physical high point of the RhB is Ospizio Bernina, at 2,253 meters above sea level.

Overnight at Hotel de la Paix.

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Sightseeing in Lugano

 

Today's Inclusions

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Private guide for walking tour Lugano, 2 hours

  • Pizza dinner at local restaurant

(2-course set menu with 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person included)


Note:

  • Sunday, most shops will be closed

Thanks to its geographical configuration Lugano is often called the "Little Rio de Janeiro" of the Old Continent. Its subtropical vegetation and pleasant climate all year round make Lugano one of the most popular Swiss holiday resorts. Lugano offers all the amenities of a cosmopolitan city in a charming and relaxing atmosphere. A stroll through the characteristic traffic-free old town with its many arcades and cobble-stoned streets, (the Via Nassa, shopping mall of Lugano) the many piazze will drive you even further into this romantic Latin world. Discover some of the not-so-easy-to-get-to places in the surrounding area, as well as the center of the town including the Monument of Independence, the park, the Piazza Riforma and the Santa Maria degli Angioli, the church of pure Franciscan character with its imposing frescoes.

Overnight at Hotel de la Paix.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Travel from Lugano to Grindelwald

 

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Private transfer from Lugano to Grindelwald via Spiez

  • Private wine tasting in Spiez, with 3 wines, grissini, special bread, aperitif platers with jerky, cheese and water included

  • Afternoon at leisure in Grindelwald

  • Dinner at local restaurant

  • (2-course set menu with 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person included)

Afternoon options:

  • Paragliding in Interlaken–to be arranged directly on spot due weather conditions

  • Excursion to First Fun Adventure www.jungfrau.ch (120 CHF per person)

The Eiger village of Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland lies embedded in a welcoming and green hollow, surrounded by a commanding mountainscape with the Eiger north face and the Wetterhorn. This mountainscape and the numerous lookout points and activities make Grindelwald one of the most popular and cosmopolitan holiday and excursion destinations in Switzerland, and the largest ski resort in the Jungfrau region.

Overnight at Hotel Schweizerhof.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Excursion to Jungfraujoch

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Tickets to Jungfraujoch (Grindelwald-Jungfraujoch-Grindelwald) group reservation

  • Lunch on Jungfraujoch

(3-course set menu with 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person included)

  • Farewell dinner at hotel

(4-course set menu with 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person included)

 

Note:

  • In view of the altitude we recommend warm clothing, robust footwear and sunglasses

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This excursion takes you to the very heart of the Bernese Alps - from the valleys to the and glaciers encircling the mighty "Eiger" (13'026 ft/ 3970m), "Mönch" (13'449 ft/ 4099m) and "Jungfrau" (13'643 ft/ 4158m), which form an imposing nucleus of the Alpine Region. From Grindelwald by Eiger Express and train up to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. Visit the Ice Palace and the Sphinx Terraces - reached by lift affording breath-taking view of the Aletsch Glacier, the largest river of ice in Europe.

Overnight at Hotel Schweizerhof.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Departure Zurich, Switzerland

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Private transfer from Grindelwald to Zurich hotel

  • Free time after arrival at Zurich hotel.

 

Note:
• Driving time approx. 3 hrs

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Departure Zurich, Switzerland

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Departure Zurich airport by flight TBA

Sadly, early morning check-out and transfer to Zurich airport. We hope you had an amazing time with Elite Travel & Events Inc on small group tour through picturesque Switzerland by boat, train and cable car!​

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  • Accommodation as mentioned above including breakfast, service charge & taxes

  • Porterage in & out at all hotels

  • Private tour guide, September 19-28 including salary, full board & lodging, all expenses

  • Private deluxe motor coach for all services as mentioned including tolls, taxes, parking fees, driver’s expenses

  • Sep 19 – Private transfer from Zurich airport to hotel via Lindt Home of Chocolate

  • Sep 19 – Entrance fee to Lindt Home of Chocolate

  • Sep 19 – Welcome dinner at hotel, 3-course set menu, incl. 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person

  • Sep 20 – Private transfer from Zurich to Lucerne

  • Sep 20 – Authentic Swiss Fondue dinner, 3-course set menu, incl. 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person 

  • Sep 21 – First class boat from Lucerne to Alpnachstad

  • Sep 21 – Tickets to Mount Pilatus (Alpnachstad-Pilatus-Kriens)

  • Sep 21 – Lunch on Mount Pilatus, 3-course set menu, no beverages included

  • Sep 21 – Private transfer from Kriens to Lucerne

  • Sep 22 – Private transfer from Lucerne to Andermatt

  • Sep 22 – First class Glacier Express train from Andermatt to Samedan

  • Sep 22 – Lunch on train, 3-course set menu, incl. 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person

  • Sep 22 – Private transfer from St. Moritz to Pontres in a hotel

  • Sep 22 – Dinner at hotel, 3-course set menu, incl. 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person

  • Sep 23 – Roundtrip transfer from hotel to Muottas Murgal station and back

  • Sep 23 – Tickets to Muottas Muragl

  • Sep 23 – Dinner at hotel, 3-course set menu, incl. 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person

  • Sep 24 – Private transfer from hotel to Pontresina train station

  • Sep 24 – First class Bernina Express from Pontresina to Tirano

  • Sep 24 – Lunch in Tirano, 2-course set menu, incl. 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person

  • Sep 24 – Private transfer from Tirano to Lugano

  • Sep 25 – Private guide for walking tour Lugano, 2 hours

  • Sep 25 – Pizza dinner at local restaurant, 2-course set menu, incl. 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person

  • Sep 26 – Private transfer from Lugano to Grindelwald via Spiez

  • Sep 26 – Private wine tasting in Spiez, incl. 3 wines, grissini and water, snacks and bread

  • Sep 26 – Dinner at local restaurant, 2-course set menu, incl. 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person

  • Sep 27 – Tickets to Jungfraujoch (Grindelwald-Jungfraujoch-Grindelwald) incl. group reservation

  • Sep 27 – Lunch on Jungfraujoch, 3-course set menu, incl. 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person

  • Sep 27 – Farewell dinner at hotel, 4-course set menu, incl. 1 glass of wine or 1 beer per person

  • Sep 28 – Private transfer from Grindelwald to Zurich airport hotel

What's Included..

Cheese fondue
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Reserve Your Spot Now for


Only $5,997 per person
(Based Off Double Occupancy)

Due Now:
$997 per person

(Non-Refundable Deposit)


Final Payment:
$5,000 per person
Due by June 1, 2022!

(Payment Plan Friendly)

 

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