A road trip in your Switzerland tour promises stunning landscapes from snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes, majestic waterfalls and, quaint villages. You arrive in Zurich, and kick start the self-drive to St. Gallen and as you drive along, through scenic locations, it makes for a great trip. As part of this holiday, you visit Davos, Lugano, Zermatt, Montreux, Gstaad and, Lucerne. This could well be a Switzerland honeymoon if your spouse and you are diehard romantics!
You arrive in Zurich. Situated by the lakeside, this “metropolis of experiences”, offers a magnificent view of the snow-capped Alps in the horizon, Zurich offers a neat mix of attractions. You stay overnight in Zurich.
After breakfast, you drive to St. Gallen with a stopover at the Rhine Falls, one of Europe’s largest waterfalls. You stay overnight in St. Gallen.
On your way to Davos, you will pass the village of Appenzell. The Appenzell region is well-known for its many rural customs and traditions. You continue your drive and then stopover at Heidi’s Village in Maienfeld. You stay overnight in Davos.
On your way to Lugano in the south of Switzerland you have several opportunities to experience the Grand Tour attractions. You can relax for example, on a train ride on the most beautiful Alpine train, the Bernina Express. You stay overnight in Lugano.
Leaving Lugano for Zermatt, a visit that’s a must is Monte Brè. On your way, you pass by Ascona. The city is famous for its mild climate, its Old Town façade and a lake promenade which is dotted with inviting street cafés. You then continue your journey and you arrive in Valais. Here lies the Aletsch Glacier - the biggest glacier in the Alps. After which you continue moving on to Täsch which is your last stop by road, and then you continue by train on to Zermatt. You stay overnight in Zermatt.
A morning trip up the exhilarating open-air Gornergrat railway is not to be missed, for unrivalled views over the 4000 m peaks surrounding Zermatt. After making your way back down to Täsch to collect your car, you go on a stunning drive traveling through picturesque routes through the Valais, heading through the Sierre, the Sion, Martigny and Aigle. After this, you will drive along the shores of Lake Geneva to Montreux. You also visit the beautiful Chillon Castle. You stay overnight in Montreux.
Drive through the orchards and terraced vineyards of the Lavaux and further to Lausanne, the second largest city on Lake Geneva. Make sure you visit the Olympic Museum. Continue your drive to Freiburg, the largest medieval town in Üechtl. Further, on your way you will pass the Greyerzer region, with its rolling green landscapes. You stay overnight in Gstaad.
Before you continue to Lucerne, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the chalet village Gstaad. Continue your drive to Interlaken. From Interlaken you can experience the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits. If you have some time left before you head to Lucerne, Bern is the place to spend it. The old town of Bern is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You stay overnight in Lucerne.
You will spend your last day in one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. One of the highlights of Lucerne is the Chapel Bridge. You drive back to Zurich for a rental car drop-off at the airport and you proceed on your return journey