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Switzerland Tour

August 28 - September 5, 2021

Classic Tour

Available

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Extend your stay! Make it a Grand Tour by combining this tour with our Rhine River Cruise.

Discover the iconic cities, beautiful lakes, and towering peaks of Switzerland on this journey through the country. Heading from the banking centre Zurich to tranquil Interlaken to the capital of Bern, you’ll experience the best cities and landscapes that Switzerland has to offer.

 

Signature Moments

  • Enjoy lunch at Chateau Gutsch, a fairy tale castle from the 19th Century
  • Step back in time at Chateau de Chillon a romantic castle in Lake Geneva
  • Taste the famous cheese and chocolate of Switzerland
  • Visit the World's highest ice palace
  • Watch the sunset from a dinner cruise on Lake Thun
Book with No Deposit
Inclusions & Highlights
  • 8 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Sightseeing tour of Zurich
  • Cruise on Lake Zurich
  • Guided tour of Lucerne
  • Lunch at Chateau Gutsch
  • Cable car to the top of Mount Titlis
  • Cruise on Lake Thun
  • Walking tour of Bern
  • Visit a cheese maker
  • Chocolatier visit and tasting
  • City tour of Montreux
  • Visit Chillon Castle
  • Lausanne City Tour
  • Wine tasting
  • Narrow gauge train to Zermatt
  • Cable car to the top of the "little" Matterhorn
  • Fondue dinner
  • Breakfast daily, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Gratuities
  • English speaking guides
  • Women's Travel Club Tour Host
Itinerary
Women's Travel Club Switzerland Tour
Day 1 - Arrive Zurich

Welcome to Switzerland!
Upon arrival at the airport today you will be met by a local guide and transfer to your hotel.
The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your tour leader will review the details of your tour. After our meeting we will enjoy a wonderful welcome dinner with our fellow travelers.
Accommodations - Swissotel Zurich

 

Day 2 - Zurich

In the morning, you enjoy a sightseeing tour of Zurich and its main monuments: take in the fabulous views of the Alps and Lake Zurich from the Hohen strasse. We will stop briefly in Rapperswil, the quaint city of roses. On our way back to Zurich you enjoy a lovely cruise on Lake Zurich.
Accommodations - Swissotel Zurich

 

Day 3 - Lucerne - Mount Titlis - Interlaken

Departure for Lucerne, a medieval old town, we will have a guided tour including the Chapel Bridge, the Lion Monument, lunch at Chateau Gutsch, a fairytale castle from the 19th century, with a magnificent view of Lucerne, the lake, and the mountains. After lunch we continue to Engelberg. Take the rotating Rotair cable car to the top of Mount Titlis and its spectacular glacier. From an elevation of 3.020m, visitors enjoy breathtaking views of the Central Alps.
In the afternoon, you visit the lakeside town of Brienz and see the talented woodcarving artisans. Continue to Interlaken, at the foot of Mount Jungfrau. Tonight we will enjoy a three-course Sunset menu combined with a relaxing cruise on Lake Thun.
Accommodations - Interlaken Hotel

 

Day 4 - Bern - Gruyeres - Montreux

From Interlaken, we drive along Lake Thun to Bern, located on the Aare River, overlooking the Alps. Visit the city of Bern with a walking tour to view the magnificent Munster, the Clock Tower, the Rose Garden and the famous Bear Park. Afterwards, we continue to Gruyeres, a picturesque village with an impressive medieval castle, we will stop to visit a local cheese maker where you will learn more about the cheese production. Then we will visit the Cailler Chocolate Factory with a chocolate tasting. Arrival in Montreux, a lovely city located on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Accommodations - Eurotel Montreux

 

Day 5 - Lausanne

In the morning after breakfast you will be treated to a city tour of Montreux. Later you will continue to visit the wonderful Chillon Castle whose photos are present in almost each of Switzerland’s calendars. Next we will go to Lausanne. Lausanne is a picturesque city located on the shores of Lake Geneva surrounded by vineyards, you will have a panoramic city tour and then head to Lavaux, travelling thru the mountains marvel at the views, and stop along the way for a wine-tasting and a lunch stop before heading back to Montreaux for some free time.
Accommodations - Eurotel Montreux

 

Day 6 - Zermatt

Travel to Zermatt. On your way you will pass through the wine area of Sion. Then you’ll continue through the valley of the Rodano River to Tasch. From here, you continue by narrow gauge train to Zermatt, nestled at the foot of the mighty Mount Matterhorn.
Accommodations - Hotel Alex

 

Day 7 - Zermatt

Today we will venture to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, board the cable car to the top of the 3883 m “little” Matterhorn to enjoy a breathtaking view of Mount Cervin which is located just on the opposite side. A visit to the highest ice palace of the world is going to make this tour an extraordinary experience.
Accommodations - Hotel Alex

 

Day 8 - Nufenen Pass

In the morning, you are free to explore Zermatt at your leisure or undertake an optional excursion to the top of Mount Gornergrat (not included). In the afternoon, you return to Tasch where you board the bus for a spectacular drive over the high Nufenen mountain pass to Airolo. Return to Zurich. Arrival in Zurich at Swisshotel at 6:30pm. Fondue dinner included for our farewell to Switzerland.
Accommodations - Swissotel Zurich

 

Day 9 - Depart

It is time to say good-bye to this beautiful country and the amazing friends you have made along the way. After breakfast we will transfer to the airport for your flight home.

 

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $8499 CAD per person (sharing a room) - approx. $6350 USD

Single Occupancy - $9699 CAD per person (your own room) - approx. $7250 USD

 

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

No deposit required at time of booking.
Deposit of $350 per person due November 1, 2020.
A second payment of $1500 is due on March 1, 2021

Final Payment due - May 17, 2021

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Grauities on meals not included and personal expenses
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Tour Leader

Debbie Groulx
Besides being an excellent tour leader, Debbie is our office manager. She will often be the person helping you with the all the details of your tour. Debbie is equally as organized on tour as she is in the office and will make sure everything is well taken care of. She loves photography and you will often find her off taking pictures of all the amazing sights you will see.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Zurich
Depart from Zurich

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.
Insurance Quote

Accommodations
Women's Travel Club Switzerland Tour
Swissotel Zurich

This is a large hotel with high standards of service, and despite not being central, its location is still convenient. The hotel is in a convenient location, although not central. It is located on the outskirts of Zurich in front of a large shopping complex and next to Oerlikon railway station. There is regular transport to the main railway station which is a 5-10 minute drive away. The rooms are medium in size and decorated in bright summery colours. All rooms offer a very good standard of comfort and have been recently renovated. The bathrooms which are decorated in marble, are also in a very good condition.Nespresso coffee and tea makers as well as a great choice of pillows cater for your individual needs.

Women's Travel Club Switzerland Tour
Interlaken Hotel

Dating back to the 14th century, Hotel Interlaken offers a unique mix of old and new and has been carefully renovated over the past few years. "Pure Swissness" combined with modern facilities makes this hotel a one-of-a-kind experience. Here the focus is on genuine hospitality, a family-friendly atmosphere and Swiss coziness.

Women's Travel Club Switzerland Tour
Eurotel Montreux

Located in the heart of Montreux, on the banks of Lake Geneva, the Eurotel Montreux hotel welcomes you for a quality stay, with all the prestige of a 4-star Superior hotel. Let yourself be captivated by the beauty of the place, the splendor and the fresh mountain air, the softness of the lake, and the friendly atmosphere of Montreux!

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Hotel Alex

Today the ambience of Resort Hotel Alex is reminiscent of a luxurious mountain chalet. If there were a league table of the most original Swiss hotels, the Alex would surely be in first place. The traditional log-cabin exterior conceals an exciting world of experiences that is packed full of surprises. Hand-turned furniture, brocade curtains, velvet cushions, exquisite carvings, valuable pictures of the Matterhorn and thousands of other little details make the whole hotel into an amazing work of art that captivates visitors with its passionate love of hospitality. The spacious Alex Lounge Bar has themed alcoves such as the 'Highlander' or the 'Scottish Corner' and is the perfect place to sit back and relax for a while with an impressive selection of whiskies and cigars.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request