Best of the country in just a week
- Take in Switzerland’s most beautiful cities at your leisure by rental car.
- Short distances, little driving and a lot of fun.
- Discover beautiful landscapes and charming villages.
- Lose yourself exploring its unique museums, ideal to find out about the real Switzerland.
- Ride on rack railways and cable cars and take boat trips on the country’s lakes.
- 7 nights in the chosen accommodation
- Return flights (tax included)
- 7 days car rental
- Ride up to Grindelwald-First - the best view of the Swiss Alps.
- The Great Aletsch Glacier is located south of the Jungfrau and is the largest in Europe.
- Visit the village of Gimmelwald to discover the traditional Swiss way of life.
- Stroll through the old towns of Basel, Lucerne and Zürich.
Day 1Flight to Switzerland.
Arrive at the airport 90 minutes before the scheduled departure of your flight to Geneva. Check in and board your flight to Switzerland. On arrival, you’ll pick up the hire car that you’ll be using for the week. Then, onto the road along the shores of Lake Geneva to the city of Lausanne. Depending on the time you arrive, you’ll be able to visit the Olympic Museum, and in the old town, the spectacular Gothic cathedral. Finish the day off by strolling around the area of Ouchy on the shores of Lake Geneva. Overnight in Lausanne. 60 km.
In the morning, you’ll leave the lake and enter the picturesque Gruyère region, where you can visit the fortified city of Gruyères and the factory that makes the famous cheese that is so typical of Switzerland. You’ll then continue on to the city of Freiburg, which is arguably the most photogenic location in Switzerland. An ideal place to take a stroll through its old town and discover the sculpted fifteenth-century fountains for which the city is famous. Finish the day off with a walk around Bern, the city where you’ll be spending the night. 125 km.
Spend the day looking around Bern, the Swiss capital. Its medieval old town is ideal for strolling around and discovering its hidden gems and famous landmarks like the clock tower and the bear pit. If you fancy taking in a museum, the Museum of Fine Arts has a superb collection of works by Paul Klee and the Alpine Museum is ideal for discovering the essence of Switzerland. And then on to Lake Thun before it gets dark. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the over 4000-metre-high mountains that surround the city of Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken. 60 km.
Today is a day to enjoy the Alps at their finest. Around Interlaken, you can enjoy numerous excursions and spectacular viewpoints, but none better than the trip by train to the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe, known as the “Top of Europe”. The journey is fabulous and lets you enjoy, not only spectacular scenery, but also beautiful alpine towns like Grindelwald or Wengen. At the summit, at almost 3600 m high, you can enjoy views of the glaciers surrounded by mountains that are over 4000 metres high. Finish off the day travelling along Lake Lucerne until you arrive in Lucerne, where you’ll spend the night. 70 km.
Spend the morning exploring this city, beautifully located between the mountains and the lake. Its old town is perfect for strolling around and discovering its famous covered wooden bridges and buildings like its old town hall. Later, you can visit the famous Swiss Museum of Transport and, if the weather’s good, go up in the rotating cable car to Mount Pilatus, the best panoramic viewpoint in the Swiss Alps. At the end of the day, drive to Zürich, where you’ll spend the night. 50 km.
Spend the morning in Zürich, the largest city in Switzerland with a beautiful old town by the lake. As well as going for a stroll, if you fancy looking at museums, there’s the Swiss National Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, which are both splendid. At lunch time, you’ll head north to visit the Rhine Falls, which, at 150 metres wide, are the largest in Europe. Finish the day driving along the German border to get to Basel, where you’ll be spending the night. 150 km.
You’ll discover one of the biggest surprises that Switzerland has to offer you: the city’s magnificent red-hued old town. Also of great interest is the district of St. Alban, with its windmills, Museum of Fine Arts (Switzerland’s finest) and the Zoological Park (perhaps the nicest in Europe). On the way to the south, we suggest you make a stop in Murten, a charming walled city by a lake. You’ll spend the last night in Switzerland in Geneve. 250 km.
Day 8Return flight.
Depending on your departure time, spend as much of the day as you can enjoying this elegant international city on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, which you can also explore by boat. The city has numerous museums, but our advice is to spend the time strolling along the lake and through the old town. When the time comes, you’ll return the hire car to the airport. Check in and fly to your destination airport. Arrival and end of the trip.
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