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Embark on a breathtaking 8-day self-guided tour of Switzerland with the Switzerland Peaks Explorer package, starting and ending in Zurich! Explore the picturesque peaks of Zermatt, the stunning landscapes of Interlaken, the historical charm of Lucerne, and the vibrant city of Zurich. This all-inclusive package includes accommodation in a hotel, expert guide, meals, transport, and more, ensuring a hassle-free and unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty, rich culture, and unique experiences that Switzerland has to offer with this customizable and immersive tour. Don't miss your chance to discover the best of Switzerland at your own pace with the Switzerland Peaks Explorer 8 Days Tour!

Switzerland Peaks (Self Tour) 8 Days

  • Day 1 Arrival in Zurich

    On arrival in Zurich, you will go to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day in Zurich getting to know the city, walking around the town, and going out dining.

    ­ Overnight in Zurich.

    Day 2 Rhine Falls Excursion and Zurich Walking Tour

    Today you'll be covering the Rhine Falls which is amongst the largest waterfalls in Europe. You can admire the falls from afar from the various viewing platforms. There is also a boat tour to experience the falls even closer. If you are interested in it, you will have to pay for it there. It costs CHF 15 per person. Otherwise it is free to visit and the transport from Zurich to Rhine falls is covered by the Swiss Pass. 

    ­Next, you’ll be going on a walking tour of Zurich, where you will be covering the key attractions of Zurich like the Town Hall, Cathedral, Opera House and other beautiful historic streets. This is a self guided tour. You will be given a Google Map route and you can follow that trail to explore the place by yourself.  

    Note: To travel around Switzerland we will provide you with the Swiss Pass which will give you easy access to all the public transports and sightseeings. You will have the pass for 6 days, which will cover all your days in Switzerland. Except on the first day as that day is kept for leisure Zurich.

    ­ Overnight in Zurich.

    Day 3 Zurich to Zermatt- Glacier Express

    This morning you will be transferred to Zermatt from Zurich via Glacier Express using the Swiss Pass. The journey in Glacier Express takes you across the Alps which has been dubbed as the world's slowest express train and takes about eight hours. It goes through 91 tunnels and 291 bridges. The scenic sights and cutting-edge technological achievements of the Glacier Express enchant passengers. The Glacier Express offers unimpeded views of unique landscapes thanks to its panoramic windows that rise above the cabin floor.

    On reaching Zermatt check-in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

    Overnight in Zermatt.

    Day 4 Visit Matterhorn (optional)- Transfer to Interlaken

    This morning you can visit the formidable Matterhorn, which dominates the skyline. The Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Europe's highest summer ski area, is open all year round. Even when the sun isn't shining, there are still plenty of things to do! The Matterhorn Museum has a lot of photos and information about the first ascent of the Matterhorn. It also explains how Zermatt changed over time from a mountain village to a vacation destination in the Alps. (This visit is optional. If you wish to add Mt. Matterhorn, you can select the same on the booking page in the optional add ons)

    Then you will be transferred to Interlaken from Zermatt via train using the Swiss Pass that will be provided to you by us. On reaching Interlaken check-in to your hotel.

    Overnight in the Interlaken region (the stay would be in the town of Interlaken. In case you wish to stay overnight in one of the villages like Wengen or Grindelwald, which offers a more authentic Swiss experience, you can select the same on the booking page in the optional add ons on an additional cost).

    Day 5 Mt. Jungfrau Excursion (Optional) and Interlaken Region Full Day

    Today you shall take an excursion to the Jungfraujoch (or Mt Jungfrau). It boasts one of the most famous European peaks and the highest railway station on the continent (hence the phrase ‘Jungfrau’, meaning ‘Top of Europe’). You will take the train from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch, the cost of which will be covered in the package. Its track leads through the mountains of Eiger and Mönch, up to incomparable panoramas of the surrounding peaks and the Aletsch Glacier. At the Jungfraujoch you will also see the space-age-like weather station, appropriately named The Sphinx, which contains restaurants, souvenir shops, indoor viewing terraces, and the ice palace. You will also experience the spectacular sight of the ice palace which was carved entirely by hand, the entire 1,000 square meters being chiseled painstakingly with an ice axe and saw.

    After that visit car-free villages of Murren, Wengen etc and Hiking Trails in the region. This whole day will be spent in the region of Interlaken. You will have a pass for the entire day which will allow complete access to all trains in the region (however, mountain trains and cable cars are not covered and will require individual tickets)

    For gorgeous mountain scenery and tranquility, few spots rival the two carless villages of Murren and Wengen, on either side of the verdant Lauterbrunnen Valley. On a clear day, from Murren, one has a spot-on view of the three most famous Swiss alpine peaks- the Eiger, the Monch and the Jungfrau. Wengen is a more bustling village, with a wider range of restaurants and services.

    If you are a hiking enthusiast, you will find several opportunities to hike in the region as well.

    Another attraction in the area includes The Trummelbach Falls which are a series of ten glacier-fed waterfalls inside the mountain made accessible by a tunnel-funicular, stairs, and illumination.

    If you wish to add Mt. Jungfrau, you can select the same on the booking page in the optional add ons

    Overnight in the Interlaken region (If you have chosen to upgrade your stay in the villages, overnight will be in one of the villages otherwise it will be in the Interlaken town).

    Day 6 Transfer to Lucerne. Mt Rigi and Boat Ride on Lake Lucerne

    This morning you will be transferred to Lucerne from Zurich via train using the Swiss Pass. On reaching Interlaken check-in to your hotel.

    After checking in, you will visit Mt. Rigi from Lucerne. You will take the train and cable car to Mt Rigi which is included in the package cost. It’s a typical Swiss green landscape with meadows, forests and grazing cows which will definitely leave you mesmerized.

    Ending your day with a relaxed boat ride, you'll cover the boat ride on Lake Lucerne that is included in the package. From the boat, you will see picturesque villages with traditional buildings, as well as very dramatic mountains as you move farther from Lucerne.

    ­ Overnight in Lucerne.

    Day 7 Mt. Titlis Excursion and Transfer to Zurich

    On this day you will visit Mt. Titlis where you will head to Engelberg and onward to the hugely popular Mt Titlis by Gondola and cable car. The cost for the ticket of entry, the gondola and  cable car included in the package cost. To reach this place you will need to take a train to Engelberg from Lucerne with the help of Swiss Pass. Watch out for amazing views of a high alpine world of rocks and snow. The 'Ice Flyer' chairlift allows you to 'fly' over the glacier and see it up close (the cost of Ice Flyer is included). 

    After that you will be transferred to Zurich using the Swiss Pass and check in to the hotel.

    Overnight in Zurich.

    Day 8 Airport transfers

    Today is the end of the trip and you can reach the Zurich airport by taking aiport shuttle from hotel (If available, between 6-8 Swiss Franc per person to be paid directly at the hotel). 

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