Land Journey

Switzerland: Europe's Crown Jewel


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$12,320 CAD
Journey Type
Time of Year
May - Sep
Cities & Landmarks
Geneva, St. Moritz, Lucerne, Stresa, Lausanne, Bern
Europe Crown Jewel Switzerland Escorted Tour
Jungfraujoch Train, Switzerland


Uniquely Tauck



TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS – 11 days of in-depth exploration of tiny Alpine villages steeped in charm and glistening lakes radiant with natural beauty


TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - A private cocktail reception for Tauck guests only at the Ice Palace on the Jungfraujoch, the "Top of Europe"


TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private funicular ride up Harder Kulm for dinner with Alpine views




A two-night stay at the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa in guest rooms featuring views of the Jungfrau


A rail journey to your Alpine resort in Zermatt, where views of the Matterhorn astound


Passage aboard a domed observation car on the Glacier Express


Private boat rides on Lake Maggiore to Isola Bella in the beautiful Borromean Islands, and on a wine tasting cruise on Lake Lugano





Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.



Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Along Europe's Scenic "Yellow Roads"

Snow caps, ice castles and you… One of the world's favorite year-round playgrounds, Switzerland astounds with natural beauty. In summer, sunlight warms wildflower meadows, picturesque mountain villages and glistening lakes to invite in-depth exploration of some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in Europe.

Switzerland takes you from the soaring panoramas of the Alps to the serene beauty of her lakes, chic resorts, and four distinct cultures – plus a glimpse of northern Italy's fashionable lake district... Journey into the Alps in a domed observation car on the Glacier Express... climb mighty mountains by cogwheel train to Gornergrat to view the Matterhorn... stay in historic hotels in the heart of world-famous resort towns like Lausanne, Lugano and St. Moritz, including a two-night stay at Interlaken's Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa in guest rooms featuring views of the Jungfrau... cruise aboard a private boat to the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore and on a wine-tasting cruise on Lake Lugano... attend a Tauck Exclusive, private reception at the Ice Palace on the Jungfraujoch, and more. Stunning scenery, centuries of rich history and warm, welcoming people await you on Tauck's ultimate Switzerland journey. Read Less

Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne

Tauck Exclusive – Reception at the Jungfraujoch Ice Palace

Day 8

Enjoy cocktails and more at the "Top of Europe" with an exclusive private reception at the Jungfraujoch's Ice Palace

As your mountain railway train ascends into the majestic Swiss Alps, you'll arrive at Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the Eiger, then board a cogwheel train for the scenic climb to Europe's highest railway station, at the Jungfraujoch (perched at 11,333 feet above sea level). Here, at "the Top of Europe," you'll find a restaurant, observatory, research station, a gallery of ice sculpture, and breathtaking views of the glacier-clad Bernese Alps, often called Switzerland's "jewel in the crown." And you'll enjoy a Tauck Exclusive... a private cocktail reception at the Ice Palace… taking time, of course, to savor the astounding views of the lofty peaks of the Eiger, Jungfrau and Mönch surrounding you!

Private observation car on the Glacier Express

Day 7

Take in spectacular Alpine vistas from our private observation car aboard the Glacier Express

Rail travel is one of the best ways to see the Alpine scenery up-close, and the Swiss trains are some of the best in the world. By far the most famous and memorable of these is the Glacier Express, which has connected the major Alpine resort cities of Zermatt and St. Moritz by rail since 1930. Far from being a high-speed train, however, the Glacier Express, due to the sometimes treacherous mountain terrain it has to negotiate, is actually one of the slowest express trains in the world. But you'll travel along silver streams, beneath massive peaks with crystal-blue glaciers and through lush valleys speckled with tiny villages, and the scenery is breathtaking everywhere you look... especially on Tauck's private panoramic observation car aboard this famous train!

Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa

Nights 7 and 8

Experience a unique Grand Hotel ambiance overlooking the Jungfrau in Interlaken

To step into a room or suite at the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa is to sense instinctively that this is a place of well-being, where hospitality is genuine. Here, amidst the mountains of the Bernese Highlands overlooking the Jungfrau, you can benefit from all the amenities of a grand hotel while enjoying the ultimate in privacy, comfort and remarkable service.

I was expecting amazing mountain scenery and I was not disappointed. What surprised me though was the beauty of the many lakes we saw.

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Great tour of Switzerland and lake district of Italy. We had a wonderful guide and a terrific driver. The best. The hotels were wonderful, sometimes better in grandeur than in service details but the beauty and location more than made up for it. Local guides were generally great.... ok... so one in Lugano could go to charm school.

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Our first Tauck trip which will surely not be our last. Everything was spot on and our expectations were met at every level. Our Tour Director was superb with infectious humor, organisation and boundless energy and our driver had a great personality and superbly handled the difficult mountain roads and passes.

Most Memorable Moment:

Highlights, where to start? The view of the Matterhorn was very special and we very much enjoyed all of the locations with perhaps Zermatt, Luzern and Interlaken standing out. The surprise excursions were also a highlight and very enjoyable especially the trip to Bellagio in Italy where we were a few years ago and never really expected to return.

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