B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Tuesday, 6 Jun 2017: Arrive Geneva; Afternoon Walking Tour
Schedule your arrival into Geneva to arrive by 10:00AM and make your way to the hotel. The tour begins at 12:00noon in the lobby of our hotel, where we'll make introductions and then depart on a walking tour of the city. Geneva’s lakefront is one of its greatest assets. The familiar Jet d’eau spouts a column of lake water 450 feet in the air, and on a clear day Mont-Blanc is visible. The Jardin Anglais (English Garden) is famous for its flower clock, a reflection of Geneva’s preoccupation with watchmaking. Geneva also has a beautiful Old Town. Art lovers can meander at leisure through scores of stunning art galleries, and antique hunters will be overwhelmed by the authentic treasures found in shops. Overnight Geneva - 1 night
Wednesday, 7 Jun 2017: Morning in Geneva; Train to Zermatt (B,D)
After a morning at leisure in Geneva, we'll board the train to Zermatt, an idyllic Swiss village in the Matter Valley nestled at the base of perhaps the best-known Alp, the Matterhorn. Situated at altitude of 5,300 feet above sea level, Zermatt boasts stunning mountain scenery. After checking into our hotel, the remainder of the afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy exploring this charming, car-free enclave. Tonight dinner is at the hotel. Overnight Zermatt - 2 nights
Thursday, 8 Jun 2017: Cogwheel Train to Gornergrat to see the Matterhorn (B,D)
Virtually every region has its “must-do” and in the Alps, this is the Gornergrat cogwheel train. This train is a technical masterpiece of 19th-century engineering, having made its maiden trip in 1898. From this vantage point, one of the most breathtaking mountain panoramas in the world opens up, with a view over 29 of Switzerland’s 34 13,000-foot peaks. Admire the powerful majesty of rock faces, the silver glitter of eternal snow, and the sheen of icefalls and glaciers, and naturally the very king of the mountains - the Matterhorn. Tonight dinner is at the hotel.
Friday, 9 Jun 2017: Glacier Express Train to St Moritz (B)
Today we experience the Swiss Alps in all their breathtaking magnificence as we board the world-famous Glacier Express, a fascinating 8-hour rail journey through untouched mountain landscapes, glamorous resorts, deep gorges, delightful valleys, 91 tunnels and across 291 impressive bridges. From our comfortable seats in the panorama car, we'll see vistas of unspoiled mountain forests, lush alpine pastures, rushing mountain streams and valleys with their rich traditions stretching back hundreds of years. Our disembarkation point is St Moritz, the lovely alpine resort that was the birthplace of winter tourism. Overnight St Moritz - 2 nights
Saturday, 10 Jun 2017: Free Day in St Moritz; Group Dinner (B,D)
The world-renowned resort of St Moritz is situated on the southern flank of the Swiss Alps, amidst the lake landscape of the Engadine, the roof of Europe. Piz Bernina, the Eastern Alps' only peak above 13,000 ft, looms over the area. St Moritz is blessed with a "champagne climate" -- the sun shines 322 days a year, almost guaranteeing great weather. Today is yours to enjoy this cosmopolitan resort. Your WTT Tour Leader will have suggestions of things to do and see and will help pair travelers with similar interests.
Sunday, 11 Jun 2017: Train to Lucerne; Walking Tour; Dinner & Folklore Show (B,D)
Known for its preserved medieval architecture, Lucerne sits amid snowcapped mountains on Lake Lucerne and is considered to be the "Switzerland in Switzerland." After arriving, we'll take a leisurely guided walking tour through the maze of small streets, bridges, promenades and plazas that are dominated by countless historical towers, fountains and frescoed buildings. Above the old town is the original city wall. The unique landmark in Lucerne is the Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe originally built in 1333. We will end the day with a dinner and folklore show. Overnight Lucerne - 3 nights
Monday, 12 Jun 2017: Cog Rail to Mt Pilatus (B)
After leisurely cruising crystal-clear Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad, we'll ascend the steepest cog railway in the world to 7,000-foot Pilatus Kulm. Once on top, we'll walk up to the vista point and admire the panorama over the Swiss Alps and lovely Lucerne. This view is simply gorgeous. We
will then descend by aerial cable car to Fraenkmuentegg, change to panorma cable cars that sweep over pine forests and mountain meadows to the village of Kriens. This is truly a wonderful day.
Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017: Free Day in Lucerne; Group Dinner (B,D)
Today is entirely free to explore Lucerne at your own pace. Your WTT Tour Leader will have plenty of suggestions of things to see and do.
Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017: Train to Zurich; City Walking Tour (B)
Today we'll take a short train ride to Zurich, Switzerland's largest city and a global financial and banking center. Upon arrival we'll transfer to the hotel. We'll enjoy a guided walking tour that will provide a great overview of the city. We'll meander through the business and shopping center (Bahnhofstrasse) and stop at Lindenhof. Interestingly, beneath this elevated square are Roman ruins. This vantage point also offers magnificent views over Old Town, which with its 13th-century medieval buildings, is an especially wonderful historic area. We'll discover famous landmarks such as Fraumünster and Grossmünster and admire the largest clock face in Europe at St Peter Church. Overnight Zurich - 2 nights
Thursday, 15 Jun 2017: Free Day in Zurich; Farewell Dinner (B,D)
Today is entirely free to explore Zurich at your own pace. Your WTT Tour Leader will have plenty of suggestions of things to see and do. This evening we'll regroup and gather for our Farewell Dinner.
Friday, 16 Jun 2017: Depart Zurich (B)
Return home at your convenience, remembering that you will need to depart the hotel 3 hours prior to your flight. Your Tour Leader will assist with organizing ride-sharing to the airport based on flight departure times.