12 day itinerary of Switzerland for group of 16

12 day itinerary of Switzerland for group of 16

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bkaji
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Feb 21, 2017 - 7:27 AM

I have a group of 16 people traveling to Switzerland in late Aug - early September by private coach. I am also adding some train journeys. Please check to see if anything is repeated or can be substituted or eliminated. Our main interest is sightseeing, nature, culture and History. I want to make sure that all train rides in the itinerary are very scenic and highly recommended or we can skip some. Should I eliminate Montreaux and add one more day in Lucerne instead? Any suggestions will be appreciated. The routing can be revised to make it efficient and logical.

Day 1 Zurich city walk and Rhine Falls

Day 2 Coach from Zurich to Chur. Train from Chur to samedan. Transfer to Pontresina. Horse buggy to Roseg Valley. Overnight in Pontresina

Day 3 Bernina Express from Pontresina to Tirano, walking tour of Lugano. Overnight in Ascona

Day 4 Brissago island and Locarno. Overnight in Ascona

Day 5 Locarno to Domodossola by centovalli train. Transfer to Zermatt

Day 6 Full day Mount Gornergrat. Overnight in Zermatt

Day 7 Zermatt to Montreaux via Chillon castle. Overnight in Montreaux

Day 8 Montreaux to Gstaad by Golden Pass and then transfer to Grindelwald via Bern

Day 9 Full day excusion to Mount Jungfraujoch. Overnight in Grindelwald

Day 10 Schilthorn excursion and Trummelbach waterfalls. Overnight in Grindelwald

Day 11 Grindelwald to Lucerne via Mount Pilatus

Day 12 Mt. Titlis or Mt. Rigi or Stangerhorn. Boat ride in lake Lucerne and possibly walking tour of Lucerne.

Day 13 Return from Zurich

Lucas
Lucas
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Feb 21, 2017 - 8:06 PM in reply to bkaji

Hi bkaji and welcome to MySwissAlps!

It looks like a very nice and thorough tour!

The only day I am hesitant about is Day 12...I wouldn't want to try all 3 items (mountain, boat and walking tour unless everyone is up for a long day). I would pick Mt. Rigi myself on that date.

I think virtually all trains here are scenic and will be appreciated! I wouldn't recommend skipping any one in particular.

The Bernina Express is perhaps the best known scenic train trip in Switzerland (along with the Glacier Express) so everyone will certainly enjoy that trip.

A read through our Swiss regions page may also offer you some other ideas...however I wouldn't want to overload you...it seems like you have things set pretty well now!

Lucas

Last modified on Feb 21, 2017 - 8:15 PM by Lucas

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