The western route of the Grand Tour of Switzerland takes you through the Romandie, the Valais and the Bernese Oberland. Experience the incredible diversity of Switzerland: lakes and mountain scenery, UNESCO World Heritage sites, medieval villages and routes to fall in love with.

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  • Zermatt with the view of the Matterhorn 
  • The wine-growing region of Lavaux at Lake Geneva
  • The Jura - the cradle of watchmaking
  • Geneva - the south-western corner of French-speaking Switzerland
  • The chalet village of Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland
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Overnight stay in Geneva

Highlights: Water fountain Jet d'eau, European headquarters of the UNO, Place du Bourg-de-Four - the oldest square in the city, "Horloge Fleuri" - the clock made of flowers in the English Garden, Lake Geneva

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Geneva - Gstaad / approx. 235km

Journey from Geneva to Gstaad via Lausanne and Fribourg. Overnight stay in Gstaad.

Highlights: lympic museum in Lausanne, Fribourg with its medieval charm, journey through the region of La Gruyère, chalet village of Gstaad.

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Gstaad - Lucerne / approx. 315km

Drive from Gstaad via Interlaken to Lucerne. Overnight stay in Lucerne.

Highlights: Interlaken with views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, excursion to Bern, excursion to the Brienzer Rothorn, Chapel Bridge in Lucerne

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Lucerne - Zermatt / approx. 178km

Journey from Lucerne over the Furka Pass to Täsch. Journey continues by train to Zermatt. Overnight stay in Zermatt

Highlights: Chapel bridge in Lucerne, excursion to Pilatus, Rigi or Stanserhorn, Furka Pass at 2,429 m above sea level, Aletsch glacier

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Zermatt - Montreux / approx. 150km

Train journey from Zermatt to Täsch. Journey continues by car via Leysin to Montreux. Overnight stay in Montreux.

Highlights: Gornergrat Railway, Aigle, 360° restaurant on the Berneuse (2'048m) in Leysin, Chillon Castle in Montreux, Charlie Chaplin World Montreux

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Montreux - Geneva / approx. 95km

Journey from through the Lavaux wine region past Lake Geneva to Geneva.

Highlights: Lavaux wine-growing region, Olympic capital Lausanne, boat trip on Lake Geneva, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain in Geneva

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  • 5 Overnight stays incl. breakfast in Geneva, Gstaad, Lucerne, Zermatt, Montreux
  • 2nd class train ticket Täsch - Zermatt -Täsch
  • “Grand Tour of Switzerland” Road map
  • “Grand Tour of Switzerland” travel guide
  • Swiss Coupon Pass with 100 exclusive „2 for 1“ – Dine & Discover offers en route worth over CHF 4‘500.–
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  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 01.04. - 26.10.2022 & 01.04. - 26.10.2023
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  • Travel documents are sent by email if possible, in exceptional cases by post.
  • Trip can also be booked in reverse
  • Additional overnight stays in Geneva, Gstaad, Lucerne, Zermatt and Montreux bookable
  • The route only runs over motorways when it is necessary
  • When using your own car, a motorway vignette is required.
  • Rental car can be booked optionally
  • Recommended travel time: May - October
  • Please inform yourself about the road conditions at www.alpen-paesse.ch before you start your journey.
  • Alternatives such as tunnels or car transport possible

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  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 01.04. - 26.10.2022 & 01.04. - 26.10.2023
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