Principality of Liechtenstein
Discover Heidi’s Village
Explore the village of Zermatt
Explore Montreux, Interlaken, Lucerne or Bern
Take a tour of Switzerland with a self-driving holiday. This thrilling, 8-day tour will take you to some of the most beautiful regions past the majestic mountains, beautiful lakes, historic towns and villages. Your journey starts from Zurich, drive through the medieval town of Winterthur past the Rhine Falls. Continue along the banks of Lake Constance until you reach the charming city of St. Gallen, famed for its historic abbey and library. From St. Gallen, continue to the rolling hills of the Appenzell region. Make a short stop in Liechtenstein, one of Europe’s smallest countries before heading back to Switzerland. Continue to the ski resort town of Davos then drive through the Graubünden region until you reach the Ticino region. From Lugano, head to Tasch then to the famous resort town of Zermatt. Continue to the French-speaking region of Switzerland until you reach the lovely town of Montreux located in Lake Geneva. Drive through the vineyards of Lavaux towards Gruyeres. Enter the Bernese Oberland region until you reach Interlaken. You also have opportunities to explore the cities of Lucerne, Bern and the scenic Emmental region.
This tour is available daily from 1 April to 31 October.
Collect your rental car from Zürich. The route takes you through historic Winterthur and past the Rhine Falls. Stop here for lunch before continuing to Schaffhausen with its Renaissance era architecture lining the streets. Drive along the banks of Lake Constance to St. Gallen, a historic city known as the gateway to the Appenzell Alps.
Your day starts with a stunning scenic drive through the rolling hills of the Appenzell region. Take a trip up to Mt. Säntis for views over the whole region! Make your way through the principality of Liechtenstein, one of Europe’s smallest countries, before returning to Switzerland. Stop off in Maienfeld for lunch and discover Heidi’s Village, the inspiration for this famous Swiss novel. In the afternoon continue to Davos, a destination renowned for its mountain holidays and sports activities.
Depart Mediterranean Ticino, heading north to cross the St. Gotthard Pass and Furka Pass before moving down to Täsch, last stop for your car before you continue onto the car-free village of Zermatt. A quick train journey takes you up to Zermatt, dominated by one of the most famous peaks in the Alps, the Matterhorn.
Take time this morning to walk through Zermatt: traditional shops and wooden clad houses creating a charming place to explore. A morning trip up the exhilarating Gornergrat railway is not to be missed. Return to Täsch to collect your car, and enjoy a stunning drive up through the Valais. Enter French-speaking Switzerland and arrive in Montreux, one of the most popular holiday resorts in the Lake Geneva region.
Today you have a choice of routes. Either drive via the Brunig Pass to Lucerne or with a detour via Bern through the charming Emmental region, home to the delicious Emmental cheese. Arrive in Lucerne, a romantic old town perfect for a late afternoon stroll.
Time permitting, explore the surrounding areas of Lucerne before driving back to Zürich to drop off your car.
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