The Grand Tour of Switzerland takes you on a 1,600 km tour through the most beautiful regions of Switzerland. Past lush green meadows and deep blue lakes, over winding pass roads and from picturesque mountain villages into the lively hustle and bustle of the city.
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The Grand Tour of Switzerland is the most spectacular road trip in Switzerland. Book your self-drive holiday today with Switzerland Travel Centre.
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  • 4 language regions
  • 5 Alpine passes & 22 lakes
  • 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Highest point: Furka Pass 2'429 m.a.s.l.
  • Lowest point: Lago Maggiore, 193 m.a.s.l.
  • Very good road infrastructure (road condition, petrol stations along the route)
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Of course a photo in front of the famous photo spot of the Grand Tour should not be missing.
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Day 1
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Takeover of the rental car in Zurich. Overnight stay in Zurich.

Highlights: Museums (such as National Museum, Art Museum, Zurich’s Museum of Design, FIFA Museum), galleries, shopping paradise, Uetliberg, Grossmünster church

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Zürich - St. Gallen / approx. 150 km

Drive from Zurich via the Rhine Falls to St. Gallen. Overnight stay in St. Gallen.

Highlights: Europe’s largest waterfall, the charming old town of St.Gallen, Abbey library of St. Gallen library

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St. Gallen - Davos / approx. 160 km

Journey from St. Gallen through Appenzell and via Maienfeld to Davos. Overnight stay in Davos.

Highlights: rolling hills landscape in Appenzell, Heidi’s Village in Maienfeld

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Davos - Lugano / approx. 290 km

Journey from Davos via the Engadin to Lugano. Overnight stay in Lugano.

Highlights: Guarda – the village of Schellenursli, Swiss National Park in Zernez, the train experience on the Bernina Express, hike on Muottas Muragl, world famous St. Moritz

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Lugano - Zermatt / approx. 215 km

Journey from Lugano via Bellinzona and passes St. Gotthard and Furka to Täsch. From there take the train to Zermatt. Overnight stay in Zermatt.

Highlights: Monte Brè, Ascona, Bellinzona, alpine passes St.Gotthard and Furka, Aletsch Glacier

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Zermatt - Montreux / approx. 150 km

Journey from Zermatt and Täsch along the river Rhone through the Valais via Sion and Martigny to Montreux. Overnight stay in Montreux.

Highlights: Imposing mountains around Zermatt, Gornergrat, religious gold treasures in Saint-Maurice, Castle Chillon, Lake Geneva

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Montreux - Gstaad / approx. 330 km

From Montreux through the Lavaux vineyards, via Lausanne, Geneva, Fribourg and Gruyère regions to GstaadOvernight stay in Gstaad.

Highlights: Lavaux wine region, Olympic Museum, Freiburg, Greyerzer region with cheese factories, Cailler chocolate factory

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Gstaad - Luzern / approx. 315 km

The journey continues from Gstaad, via Interlaken, Bern and through the Emmental and Entlebuch to Lucerne. Overnight stay in Luzern.

Highlights: chalet village of Gstaad, Lake Brienz, Lake Thun, Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau, old town of Bern, Emmental cheese factory

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Luzern - Zürich / approx. 140 km 

From Lucerne it goes along Lake Lucerne and Altdorf and Schwyz to Zurich. Return of hired car.

Highlights: On Wilhelm Tell’s traces in Altdorf, Luzern, the Chapel Bridge and Water Tower, excursions mountains Rigi, Pilatus und Stanserhorn

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  • 8 overnight stay with breakfast in Zurich, St. Gallen, Davos, Lugano, Zermatt, Montreux, Gstaad, Lucerne
  • Europcar car rental for 9 days
  • Free parking in all the hotels (except in Zermatt / Täsch and Montreux 3 *)
  • Train ticket 2nd class Täsch-Zermatt-Täsch
  • “Grand Tour of Switzerland” Road map of Hallwag
  • “Grand Tour of Switzerland” travel guide
  • Coupon Pass with “Food and Experience” – 2 for 1 deals with a total value up to CHF 4,500
  • From price per person in 3-star double room, without rental car
  • Exclusive one-time booking fee of CHF 25.-
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: 01.05. - 31.10.2019
  • Price example calculated on 01.01.2019 for 01.10.2019
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  • Travel documents are sent by post
  • Additional overnight stays in Geneva, Gstaad, Lucerne, Zermatt, Montreux, Geneva bookable
  • The route only crosses motorways if it is absolutely necessary to do so
  • When using your own car, a motorway toll sticker is required
  • 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
  • More car rental categories upon request

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  • Would you like to make someone happy? Why not offer them the trip as a gift?
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Season A: 01.05. – 30.09.2019
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4* Hotel / Audi A3, Gang, A/C (or similar) 1'901.- 2'856.-
5* Hotel / Audi A4, Automatik, A/C (or similar) 3'033.- 4'762.-
3* Hotel without rental car 1'155.- 1'681.-
4* Hotel without rental car 1'535.- 2'124.-
5* Hotel without rental car 2'380.- 3'322.-
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Season B: 03.04. – 30.04.2019 und 01.10. – 31.10.2019
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3* Hotel / Golf 5, Gang, A/C (or similar) 1'322.- 2'084.-
4* Hotel / Audi A3, Gang, A/C (or similar) 1'738.- 2'583.-
5* Hotel / Audi A4, Automatik, A/C (or similar) 2'865.- 4'432.-
3* Hotel without rental car 1'057.- 1'555.-
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