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Grand Tour of Switzerland
Luxury Cabrio Mercedes
Bernina express
Countryside, Appenzell village
Gornergrat mirrors the Matterhorn
GoldenPass Express
Lucerne
Switzerland

Grand Tour of Switzerland Explorer - Small Group Tour (Tour code: 13529)

Starts and Ends
Zurich to
Lucerne
Travel Periods
22 Jun 24 - 12 Oct 24
Experience
Travel Style
Escorted Group Tour
Embark on a 9-day Grand Tour of Switzerland Explorer in a Small Group. Discover Zurich, St. Gallen, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Montreux, Grindelwald, and Lucerne with luxury transportation.

Highlights

Experience luxury in one-of-a-kind Luxury Mercedes Benz Cabrio Sprinter. Relish ultimate comfort and style in a spacious setting, accommodating a maximum group size of up to 12 passengers!

Enjoy a 1st-class rail travel on the Bernina Express, Glacier Express, and Golden Pass Express!

Reach the Jungfraujoch, known as the "Top of Europe,"  and explore this high-altitude wonderland!

Experience the Appenzell Show Dairy with an audio guide

Immerse yourself in a private guided city tour of St. Gallen, including the UNESCO Abbey Library

Ascend the Gornergrat for a stunning Matterhorn view!

9 days
From
AUD 7,516
per person, twin share
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Overview

Embark on a captivating 9-day Swiss adventure, starting in Zurich and traversing the country's picturesque landscapes. Highlights include the enchanting Rhine Falls in St. Gallen, the renowned Bernina Express journey to Tirano, Swiss cheese tasting at Appenzeller Show Dairy, and leisurely exploration in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Experience the scenic Glacier Express route to Zermatt, ascend the Gornergrat for a stunning Matterhorn view, and journey through language-diverse landscapes on the GoldenPass Express to Grindelwald. Explore the Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station, and end your journey in Lucerne. This meticulously curated tour offers a perfect blend of culture, nature, and luxury, concluding with optional individual extensions or transfers to Zurich Airport.

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned

Inclusions

8-nights accommodation in 4 & 5 star hotels
Luxury Mercedes Benz Cabrio Sprinter Transportation with a Driver
Rail ticket in 1st class for rail travel per itinerary
Seat Reservation on Bernina Express (St. Moritz ‐ Lugano)
Seat Reservation on Glacier Express (Andermatt ‐ Zermatt)
Seat Reservation on GoldenPass Express (Montreux ‐ Interlaken)
Private City tour of St. Gallen with UNESCO Abbey Library
Excursion to Gornergrat (self‐guided)
Excursion to Jungfraujoch (self‐guided)
Entry tickets to Appenzell Show Dairy with Audio Guide (self‐guided)
Luggage transportation including an allowance of 1 x large luggage and 1 x hand luggage per person expect on the Glacier Express
50% discount on additional rail tickets (local transport) and some mountain excursions

Day 1 Zurich

Arrival in Zurich and enjoy your first day at leisure in Switzerland's biggest city.

Overnight in Zurich in a 4* hotel.

Zurich
Zurich | Credit Andrea Peto

Day 2 Zurich St Gallen

Breakfast at the hotel.

Meet your driver‐guide in the lobby for your first trip to the Rhine Falls, Europes biggest and most powerful waterfall.

After a lunch break, your driver will take you to St. Gallen, where you get to experience a guided city tour of the beautiful medieval old town as well as the famous Abbey library.

Overnight in St. Gallen in 4* hotel.

Breakfast
Zurich →  St Gallen

Day 3 St Gallen Appenzeller Vaduz St Moritz

Today you will make your way to one of the most famous resorts in Switzerland, St. Moritz.

On the way there you get to taste one of the most famous things in Switzerland, Swiss Cheese. You get to experience how the famous Swiss cheese is made and you also get to taste it at the Appenzeller Show Dairy.

After a stop in the town of Appenzell you will make your way to the Liechtenstein's capital Vaduz where you can enjoy time at leisure. Proceed to St Moritz for your accommodation.

Overnight in St. Moritz in a 4* hotel.

Breakfast
St Gallen → Appenzeller → Vaduz → St Moritz
Appenzeller Show Dairy

Day 4 St Moritz Bernina Express Lugano

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today you will board the famous Bernina Express. The panoramic train will take you from Switzerland over and through the Alps all the way to Tirano in Italy, where you get to enjoy a lunch break Your driver picks you up in Tirano and you travel along Lake Como all the way back to the italian speaking part of Switzerland, called Ticino.

Overnight in Lugano in a 4* hotel.

Breakfast
St Moritz → Bernina Express → Lugano
Bernina Express

Day 5 Lugano Glacier Express Zermatt

Breakfast at the hotel.

Your driver will pick you up in the lobby and take you over the Gotthard mountain pass to Andermatt, where you get to enjoy time at leisure and time for lunch.

Later in the afternoon board the famous Glacier Express all the way to Zermatt.

Overnight in Zermatt in a 4* hotel.

Breakfast
Lugano → Glacier Express → Zermatt
Glacier Express

Day 6 Zermatt Gornergrat Montreux

Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy time at leisure in Zermatt in the morning and take the cogwheel train up to the Gornergrat, where you get the most beautiful view on the famous Matterhorn.

After your journey back to Zermatt, you will travel to the french speaking part of Switzerland. Once arrived in Montreux, you get to enjoy your afternoon at leisure in Montreux.

Overnight in Montreux in a 4* hotel.

Breakfast
Zermatt → Gornergrat  → Montreux
Gornergrat

Day 7 Montreux Golden Pass Express Interlaken

Breakfast at the hotel.

Your driver will bring you to the train station in Montreux, where you get to board the GoldenPass, which passes through different language areas, landscapes and countless lakes on your way to Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland.

We have also included a round-trip ticket to Harder Kulm, the iconic mountain overlooking Interlaken.

Overnight in Interlaken in a 5* hotel.

Breakfast
Montreux → Golden Pass Express → Interlaken

Day 8 Interlaken Grindelwald Jungfrau Lucerne

Breakfast at the hotel.

A driver will escort you to Grindelwald to start your day tour to the famous Jungfraujoch ‐ Top of Europe. The journey to the top of Jungfraujoch, Europe highest altitude railway station, is a masterpiece of engineering as the last section of the stretch is built in the mountain itself.

Once you return to Grindelwald, you have some time to explore the village before your driver takes you to Lucerne via the the mountain pass Brünig. 

Overnight in Lucerne in a 4* hotel.

Breakfast
Interlaken → Grindelwald → Jungfrau → Lucerne
Jungfraujoch

Day 9 Lucerne

After breakfast, individual extension or transfer to Zurich Airport.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French, Swiss - German, Italian, Romansh
Local currency
SWISS FRANC
  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. 
  • Guaranteed departures with maximum of 12 passengers. Please note a minimum of 4 passengers per tour is required to operate the Merdedes Benz Sprinter Cabrio. Between 1‐3 passengers the tour will be with a Tesla X.
  • Pick up in Zurich on the second day and drop off on the last day in Zurich available on request.
  • Luggage transportation is provided with the limit of 1 large suitcase and 1 smaller hand luggage that can be placed under your seat. The driver will assist where possible with your luggage. You must take your own luggage on the Glacier Express from Andermatt to Zermatt.

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

FAQs

Who are Entire Travel Group?

Welcome to Entire Travel Group. We offer exceptional travel experiences across our extensive range of Entire Holiday Packages, Entire Group Journeys, Entire Rail Journeys, and Entire Cruise Journeys. With our industry-leading Peace of Mind Booking Plan, you can Book Now with flexibility and confidence.

Entire Travel Group is celebrating over 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family-owned, award-winning business with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday experience.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

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Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

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How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

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Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

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What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

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Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

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How do I start a Booking?

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