“Switzerland – beauty in the heart of Europe.” -Marti Zuidam

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Switzerland Food & Wine Tour: 7 nights

Highlights

  • Stay in superb 4* or 5* hotels throughout your stay
  • Take a boat ride on Lake Lucerne followed by a ride on cabrio to Mt Stanserhon
  • Discover the taste of Southern Switzerland in the medieval city of Bellinzona
  • Take a tour in a local organic farm famous for its wines, polenta and for being the northernmost rice field in Europe
  • Travel to Lausanne crossing through Italy on the Centovalli Express
  • Taste the wines produced in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lavaux

Day 1

Arrival in Switzerland, Zürich airport. You are met by our bus and guide. Visit in the afternoon to the Rhine Falls, biggest water falls in Europe. After return city orientation tour before you can do the check in at the hotel. Overnight in Zürich 4* Hotel Glockenhof or similar in the city center. Welcome dinner at the hotel

Day 2

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Our bus and guide will take you to Lucerne, the city of light situated on board of lake Lucerne. Boat ride and visit of the famous Stanserhorn mountain with the open Cabrio cabine. Enjoy the beautiful sights of the region. On top we have lunch with the typical meal called Aelplermaccaroni with potatoes and cheese mixed and onions on top. It is served as a local Swiss speciality togehter with apple mousse. After return to Lucerne orientation tour . In the evening dinner on own or dinner together at  the famous Restaurant Stadtkeller with folklore music and show. Overnight in Lucerne 4* Hotel Wilden Mann or similar in the city center

Day 3

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Our bus and guide will take you over the Gotthard pass to southern village of Bellinzona. Enjoy a food and win  e tour of delis and restaurants where you will get the chance to try local delicacies and wines. After the tour visit of the castles which are UNESCO world heritage sight or you can just simply enjoy a coffee and pastry on the piazza in the village. Later drive to Locarno for overnight. Overnight in Locarno  4* Hotel Belvedere or similar

Day 4

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. our bus and guide will take us to the town of Ascona. Located on the delta where the Maggia River meets Lake Maggiore, we will visit an “azienda” where they produce wine, polenta and rice amongst other products. It is also the northernmost rice field in Europe. After the visit, we will be treated to a wine tasting with some local cheese followed by a traditional “risottata ticinese”. After lunch, we will have some time at the beautiful lakefront of Ascona before heading back to the hotel. Overnight in Locarno  4* Hotel Belvedere or similar

Day 5

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. our bus and guide will take you to Locarno. You enjoy a train ride from Locarno on the Centovalli train to Domodossola in Italy and on to Sierre. A short coach ride will take you  from Sierre station to the Chateau de Villa, where we will enjoy a wine tasting with an expert followed by a 3-course raclette lunch. After lunch drive to Lausanne, the olympic city on the board of Lake Geneva. Possible boat ride from Lausanne to Evian in France and back. Dinner at the hotel or in a local restaurant. Overnight in Lausanne at 4* Hotel Savoy or Hotel Angleterre and Residence or similar

Day 6

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. our bus and guide will take you through the Lavaux vineyards to Chexbres village. The local train running from Vevey to Puidoux, called the “Train des Vignes”, takes its passengers on a stunning ride through the Lavaux vineyard terraces, a UNESCO world heritage site. At the very heart of the Lavaux, we will visit Domaine Bovy, a family-run winery with cellars dating from the 16th century. We will try up to 4 different wines and have some local bread, cheese and cold cuts. Afternoon visit of the famous Charlie Chaplin museum near Vevey and later drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Lausanne at 4* Hotel Savoy or Hotel Angleterre and Residence or similar

Day 7

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. our bus and guide will take you from Lausanne to Montreux . Enjoy a beautiful walk along the lake promenade and maye also a ride to the top of Mt Rochers-de-Naye, overlooking Lake Geneva.  Later drive to Bern, the capital city of Switzerland and UNESCO world heritage site. Farewell dinner in a lcoal restaurant. Overnight in Bern at 4* Hotel Bristol or similar

Day 8

Breakfast buffet at the hotel and transfer to Zurich airport for departure

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