Feb 5, 2018 - 3:50 AM
Hi, we are looking a booking a 12 day guided tour starting 27th April or 7th June but not sure which dates give us the best experiences. We do enjoy the wildflowers but are more keen to see snow-covered mountains, particularly up close. I guess we are influenced by photos of the Glacier Express being surrounded by snow.
The tour starts in Munich, going by coach over 5 days via Leichtenstein and Austria arriving on the afternoon of day 5 in Bern, from there it includes day trips to Lucerne, and Mount Rigi, then on to St Moritz arriving on day 7. We then board the Glacier Express to Zermatt where we will have day trip to Gornergrat. The tour ends with coach travel to Montreux on day 10, with a day trip to Lake Geneva and Chillon Castle with our final day in Zurich. A busy tour but it will be our first trip to Switzerland.
Being Australians, we really are keen to see as much snow as possible but my research so far has not really helped with whether the earlier or later trip will be nicer. I know that in May that some of the cable cars, funiculars and hotels are closed but unable to work out if this will affect this particular itinerary.
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.