• ROTHORN
    Switzerland

  • BASEL
    Switzerland

  • BRIENZER ROTHORN
    Switzerland

  • GRUYERE
    Switzerland

  • THUN
    Switzerland

  • JURA
    Switzerland

SWITZERLAND – Feel the Swiss Vibe
Elemental, mystical and wildly romantic

Swap the office for the mountains and leave the hustle-bustle behind. Nature is waiting for you!
Step into the magical Swiss Alps, discovering cheese making with local pros, epic heights on Pilatus Mountain and Brienzer Rothorn, jaw-dropping nature on hikes and boat trips. And last but not least re-energize with the most prolific thermal water in Europe. This unique travel itinerary is loaded with nature and mountain peaks and journeys to small towns off the beaten path. Breathe the crisp mountain air, relax and dip your feet in cooling glacial springs. Experience Switzerland like a local. Your host will bring you to the most beautiful places you can imagine.
21 June 201927 June 2019Friday – Thursday7 Days

Reserve

Life / Travel
6-8 P

Highlights of tour

  • Basel; be surprised by a private slightly different city tour
  • Creux de Van; witness this nature spectacle, a 160 metre high cliff
  • Thun, Switzerland’s secret small town
  • Enjoy a private tour of the “Zytglogge” in the UNESCO old town of Bern
  • Travel on one of the steepest cogwheel railways in the world and ascend to the legendary Pilatus mountain
  • Immersive private cheese-making experience with a local expert high up in the Alps
  • Ascend the Brienzer Rothorn and taking in a spectacular view of more than 100 mountain peaks
  • Explore Appenzell and try out how well you sleep in the fresh alpine air
  • Cross the boarder and pay a visit to Vaduz, the capital city of the Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Visit the thermal ravine Bad Pfäfers where kings and princesses once bathed

Tour Program

Basel

DAY 1

Arrive | Exclusive Zurich and Basel metropolis

Arrive in Zurich, where your personal Swiss host will welcome you and let you enjoy the real and slightly peculiar hype of Zurich. Zürich and Basel, two cities you must see, famous for their music festivals and rich culture for highly valued art exhibitions. Also Basel is the mecca for everyone who’s interested in architecture. We have prepared an exclusive city tour, lead by a Basel native person, who will give you some fun and astonishing insights into this pocketsize metropolis and its more than 2,000 years of history.
Stay overnight at the former monastery, today transformed into a hotel and cultural event site. Experience the charm of this historic landmark.
Murten

DAY 2

Epic places | Nature Spectacle & Picturesque Island

Take a tour to St. Peter’s Island and spend some time resting and relaxing in this spectacular nature. Murten, a charming medieval town named for the lake on which it sits. As soon as you enter this little town, protected by a ring wall, you find yourself in a calm mediterranean atmosphere.
It took millions of years of erosion for the giant natural amphitheatre that is the Creux de Van to form in Jura mountains – epic and monumental. The 160 metre high curving vertical cliff is a haven for ibex, marmots, birds of prey and many other species of wildlife. This day out will stay in your mind as an unforgettable experience – pure emotions!
Gruyere

DAY 3

Gruyere, Thun, Bern | Swiss Small Secret Towns

In the heart of Switzerland, the medieval town of Gruyere offers a cultural and gastronomical journey. Thun, Switzerland’s secret small town you must visit, the perfect mix of old and new. Meander down cobblestoned alleys, over historic covered bridges, only to shortly afterwards end at a hip craft cocktail bar.
Watchmaking, that’s what Swiss is famous for. But have you ever listen to the sound of the “Zytglogge” in Bern’s clock tower? Experience the fascinating mechanism of the clockwork from the 16th century and enjoy the wonderful view over the alleys and roofs of the Swiss capital city as the crowning glory. Bernese old town and Alps are UNESCO world heritage sites.
Rothorn

DAY 4

Breathtaking Mountain Views | Cheese-Making

What about the famous mountains? Today we ascend only two peaks but you will see all the famous mountains at eye level. The Brienzer Rothorn is a 2,350 metre high mountain in the Emmental Alps. From Sörenberg in only 10 minutes you can reach the Rothorn by cable car. When the weather is good, the Rothorn offers a spectacular view of more than 100 mountain peaks. You can see the famous mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
Try your hand at Swiss Alpine cheese-making. After this culinary break, well nourished to climb the next summit. Pilatus mountain offers an easy way to sample the Swiss Alps, and you don’t even have to pack your hiking boots. World’s steepest cogwheel railway brings you from Alpnachstad to the top. Pilatus mountain is one of the most legendary and most beautiful places in Central Switzerland.
Luzern

DAY 5

Lucerne, Appenzell | Lush, Alpine Lakes

By boat you will reach today Lucerne. See this picturesque medieval city where history, culture and of course, spectacular scenery come together in a perfect blend. Next explore Appenzell and its rich treasure of traditional customs. Smell the blossoming flowers in the pre-Alpine hilly landscape – we pass farms, cows pastures and have fantastic views of the Appenzell countryside.
At lake Fählensee a hidden gem, dip your feet in the crystal-clear lake and discover the beauty of the landscape, flora and fauna. This Alpine lake in the Alpstein area is one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the world. Try out how well you sleep in the fresh alpine air and how delicious a hearty breakfast tastes in the morning. Come and see this wildly romantic nature.
Appenzell

DAY 6

#swissheidiland | Principality of Liechtenstein

Cross the borders and pay a visit to Vaduz, the capital city of the Principality of Liechtenstein and its empyreal castle and palaces. The Lichtenstein family is the richest of European royal families, and per capita GDP is also the highest in the world.
Bad Ragaz (renowned health resort with over 500 years tradition) through the thermal ravine to Bad Pfäfers where kings and princesses once bathed. We will reach ancient Bad Pfäfers after a beautiful walk. Discover the Tamina Gorge – a wild, mysterious, narrow gorge near Pfäfers with cliffs up to 70 meters high, where the most prolific and energizing thermal water (pure, warm spring) in Europe gushes from a chamber deep in the mountain at 36.5°C.
Vaduz

DAY 7

Depart Zurich

Transfer this morning to Zurich airport for your onward travel.

Currency/Price

KRW 2,450,000 (single room supplement KRW 290,000)

Costs included

  • Preparation and ice-breaker evening with information about the trip
  • Privately hosted small group tour by the Swiss Photographer Daniel Thomas Faller (English, German and Korean)
  • All transports with own car/bus as per program
  • 6 nights in a hotel and/or guesthouse (3*) include breakfast (base double or twin room)
  • Exclusive DIY alpine cheese-making workshop (bring home your piece of cheese)
  • Exclusive tour of the “Zytglogge” (old clock tower) in Bern
  • Tour and train tickets to Pilatus mountain
  • Tour and cable car tickets to Brienzer Rothorn
  • Boat trip on lake Lucerne
  • Entry to the museum Bad Pfäfers including visit of Tamina Gorge
  • 10% VAT

Not included

  • Travel and flight to and from Zurich
  • Lunch and Dinner, beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal costs and tips
  • Single room supplement

Additional
Information

  • The tour starts in Zurich on Friday, 21 June 2019 at 10am
  • We can help you with flight bookings to and from Zurich and with Visa as well