Switzerland in the Summer

Waterfront view of Morcote village on Lake Lugano, Switzerland. Morcotte is considered "The Pearl of Cerasio"
IDEAL LENGTH 8 nights
Price From $5,500 pp
When to Go May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Switzerland in the Summer

Hike through the Graubünden Alps for spectacular views and sightings of genuine Swiss mountain cows! Explore the lakes, glaciers and peaks on foot or by helicopter, and wind down with some fabulous local food and wines.

Day 1

Day 1
Arrival Zurich – Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Upon arrival at Zurich, you’ll be escorted by car over the border into Liechtenstein.

You’ll check into your accommodation in Vaduz and enjoy an afternoon at leisure before tucking into a Michelin-starred dinner.

Day 2

Day 2
Vaduz – Graubünden Alps

Today you’ll be escorted into the Graubünden Alps, home to the upmarket ski resort of St Moritz, for a guided trek.

Walk through the spectacular mountain scenery, past mountain cows, to a summit of 2,376km. Here you’ll have the choice of enjoying a picnic or stopping at a mountainside restaurant en route.

Once back at your hotel, relax with a glass of wine and ease weary muscles in the spa.

Day 3

Day 3
Vaduz, Liechtenstein – Arosa – Lugano, Switzerland

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred back into the Swiss countryside.

Stop at the town of Arosa, a thriving ski resort in winter, and enjoy one of the area’s beautiful hikes.

Your journey continues to Lugano, where you’ll check into your accommodation.

Day 4

Day 4
Lugano

Today you’ll explore the stunning area around Lugano with its awe-inspiring scenery and Italian-inspired cuisine. Enjoy a traditional lunch of salami and buffalo mozzarella, before gliding across Lake Lugano on a boat trip.

Upon your return to the hotel enjoy some downtime, relax in the spa, and sample more wonderful food.

Day 5

Day 5
Lugano

Your day begins with some leisure time for you to explore on your own before enjoying lunch at one of Lugano’s famous grottoes - stone storerooms that have been transformed into restaurants.

Work off your lunch with a stroll along the shore of Lake Lugano in the picturesque Paradiso district.

Day 6

Day 6
Lugano - Andermatt

After breakfast, you’ll continue your road trip to Andermatt, an alpine village often mooted as one of the world’s top travel destinations.

After settling into your hotel you’ll embark on a scenic glacier tour of the Furka, Grimsel and Susten Passes. Marvel at huge glaciers, towering mountains and flowing waterfalls, visit an ice grotto, and walk through Aare Gorge.

Day 7

Day 7
Andermatt

This morning you’ll enjoy a bird’s eye view of Switzerland’s most famous mountains on a helicopter flight of the region. You’ll fly over the major peaks and peer at stunning glaciers.

Back on ground you’ll have the opportunity to try some outdoor activities. Go walking or mountain biking. Explore on an Alpmobil or e-bike. Adventurers can navigate the exhilarating Via Ferrata Diavolo, or those in search of something less scary can ride the Gotthard trans-alpine railway or the Furka steam railway.

Day 8

Day 8
Andermatt

In the morning you’ll head on a ‘top secret’ exploration of Swiss Army fortifications with a visit to Museum Sasso San Gottardo. The trip includes a five-course lunch in a renovated World War II military bunker.

Spend the afternoon enjoying the facilities at your accommodation.  

Day 9

Day 9
Departure

Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.

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itinerary highlights
  • Hike through the picturesque Graubünden Alps, home of glitzy St Moritz

  • Glide across Lake Lugano on a tranquil boat ride and enjoy lunch in a Lugano grotto

  • Explore the Furka, Grimsel and Susten Passes on a scenic glacier trek

  • Soar over some of Switzerland’s most famous peaks on a helicopter tour

  • Tuck into a five-course lunch in a renovated military bunker in the mountains

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