Switzerland Highlights7 days & 6 nights , Private Journey
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St. Moritz, Zurich & Interlaken
On this private Cox & Kings journey, discover 3 of Switzerland’s 26 cantons, each with their own unique cultural and historic signatures. Spend your first days in the country’s capital. A “metropolis of experiences” by the water, with magnificent views of the snowcapped Alps on the horizon, Zurich boasts a thriving art scene with over 50 museums and more than 100 galleries. Proceed to the beautiful small town of Interlaken. Located between the crystal-clear lakes of Thun and Brienz and presided over by the three mighty mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, Interlaken has been a source of natural inspiration to numerous renowned artists including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1790), Lord Byron (1816) and Felix Mendelssohn (1822). Conclude your journey in the exclusive resort town of St Moritz. Chic and elegant with a cosmopolitan ambiance, St Moritz continues to lure royals and celebrities from around the world.
Day 1Arrive Zurich, Switzerland
Arrive Zurich International airport where you will be met by your local Cox & Kings Representative and transferred to the Park Hyatt Zurich Hotel, located just a short walk from the famous shopping mile “Bahnhofstrasse” and the lake. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, catching up on some sleep or exploring the city on your own.Park Hyatt Zurich Hotel - 2 Nights
After breakfast, embark on a half-day city tour with your English-speaking guide. Walk through Zurich’s business and financial center and stroll down the famous “Bahnhofstrasse” shopping mile. Stop into Fraumuenster Church to admire its famous stained glass windows by painter Marc Chagall. Proceed to the city’s historical Limmatquai, today a vibrant shopping and dining area located in the Old Town. Pass by the University district and take-in breathtaking views of the Alps from Zurich’s vantage point on the lake. Your next stop is the Rietberg Museum. The only museum of non-European art in Switzerland, the Rietberg showcases amazing collections of Asian, African, American and Oceanic art. Consisting of several historical buildings, it includes the Villa Schönberg, where composer Richard Wagner once lived. Threatened with demolition for decades, the Villa was bought by the city in 1976 and opened as an extension of the museum in 1978. Conclude your half-day tour with afternoon tea at The Baur au Lac Hotel where Sisi, Austria’s Empress Elisabeth, spent a whole summer with two princes and an entourage of 60 people in 1867. Return to your hotel or continue exploring the city on your own this afternoon.Park Hyatt Zurich Hotel (B)
Day 3To Interlaken
This morning, after breakfast, meet your local Cox & Kings Representative for your transfer to the rail station. Enjoy 1st Class all the way to Interlaken. Upon arrival, your Cox & Kings Representative will transfer you to the Hotel Victoria Jungfrau Hotel, located between two beautiful lakes and at the foot of the eternally snow-capped Jungfrau, which you can admire from your room. Opened in 1865, the hotel combines the style and sophistication of yesteryear with the most modern comforts and conveniences of the 21st century. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.Hotel Victoria Jungfrau - 2 Nights (B)
After breakfast, embark on a half-day excursion discovering the region’s delicious alpine wines produced on the stunningly scenic shore of Lake Thun. At almost 2,000 feet above sea level, the local “terroir” makes for unique wines with a strong Swiss character. Walk along the vineyards of the Rebbaus Spiez winery with the owner himself and taste its fresh, bold and tangy white, Seductive Rosé or fruity and spicy red wines, a T+L Special. Return to the hotel in the afternoon and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.Hotel Victoria Jungfrau (B)
Day 5To St Moritz
This morning, after breakfast, meet your local Cox & Kings Representative for your transfer to the rail station. Enjoy 1st Class all the way to St Moritz. Upon arrival, your Cox & Kings Representative will transfer you to the refined Suvretta House Hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure with plenty to do at your disposal: enjoy a relaxed walk or venture out on a brisker hike. Alternatively, take advantage of the hotel’s wellness paradise: its unique pool landscape, sauna options, fitness room and massage choices are designed to fulfil every dream.Suvretta House Hotel - 2 Nights (B)
Day 6St Moritz
Today, spend the day at leisure in this “Alpine metropolis”, as St Moritz is often referred to. From endless upscale shopping possibilities to a variety of seasonal outdoor activities, St Moritz has it all. And for those seeking a cultural experience, don’t miss out on the city’s most spectacular sightseeing attraction, it’s Leaning Tower - an impressive landmark from the 12th century and part of the St. Mauritius Church that was demolished in 1890. Another famous attraction is the Heidi Hut, located above St Moritz and used during the shooting of the legendary 1952 movie.Suvretta House Hotel (B)
Day 7To Zurich
This morning, meet your local Cox & Kings Representative for your transfer back to the rail station and make your way to Zurich’s International Airport by 1st Class train. Upon arrival at the airport, your local Cox & Kings Representative will take you to the check-in counter for your homebound flight.(B)