Swiss Alps and Chamonix

Romantic
Romantic
13 - 17
days

Travel all around Switzerland, followed by a taste of France, visiting the majestic Mont Blanc, picturesque towns, and exciting cities along the way.

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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2

    Basel, Switzerland

  • 3

    Lucerne, Switzerland

  • 4

    Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France

  • 5

    Zermatt, Switzerland

  • 6

    Grindelwald, Switzerland

  • 7

    Engelberg, Switzerland

  • 8

    Zurich, Switzerland

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Things to do in and around Zurich

  • Zürich | Zurich General view
  • Kunsthaus in Zurich
  • Zurich Street
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Albi, 1864 - castillo de Malromé, Gironde, 1901) Las dos amigas (c. 1894-1895)
  • Zurich
  • weissenstein (50)
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  • Zurich 026
  • Swiss National Museum in Zurich
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  • Zurich sunrise
  • Bern
  • Interlaken, Switzerland, Europe
  • zoo zurich
  • Grossmunster Church, Zurich
  • Lungern - Brienzer Rothorn
  • Views from the top of Fronalpstock high above lake Lucerne, Switzerland
   
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Zurich

Switzerland, Zurich region

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The heart of Swiss commerce, finances, and academia, Zurich boasts museums, galleries, a buzzing nightlife, and a superb atmosphere.

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. It is located at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. Zurich is home to many churches and houses of the old town, the most expensive shops along the famous Bahnhofstrasse, as well as world-class museums, operas, and theater. The Lindenhof in the old town is the historical site of the Roman castle, and the later Carolingian Imperial Palace. Zurich offers a great deal of variety when it comes to night-time leisure. It is the host city of the world-famous Street Parade, which takes place in August every year. Zurich is known for its nightlife, offering a huge variety of restaurants, bars, and night clubs.
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Things to do in and around Basel

  • Basel view from Munster
  • Basel
  • Kunstmuseum
  • Schaulager
  • s'isch scheen und mer hockt am Rhy :)
  • weissenstein (50)
  • Bern
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  • “Installation (side view) by Troika (Eva Rucki b. 1976 Germany, Conny Freyer b. 1976 Germany, Sebastien Noel, b. 1977 France): Squaring a Circle, 2013 (Mirror, steel, matte black flock)” / Galería OMR / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.13964
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  • La Fondation Beyeler (canton de Bâle, Suisse)
  • Interlaken, Switzerland, Europe
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Basel

Switzerland, Basel-Stadt region

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One of Switzerland's largest cities, Basel is the country's cultural center with museums, art galleries, and a rich history.

Basel is among the most important cultural centres of Switzerland. The city has large number of theatres and many museums. Theater Basel presents a busy schedule of plays, opera and ballet. Basel is also host to an array of buildings by internationally renowned architects. Basel features a great number of heritage sites of national significance, including the Old Town of Basel as well as churches, monasteries, secular buildings and archaeological sites. There are a number of culinary specialties originating in Basel, including Basler Läckerli cookies and Mässmogge candies. Zoo Basel is the most visited tourist attraction in Basel and the 2nd most visited tourist attraction in Switzerland.
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Things to do in and around Lucerne

  • Lucerne, Switzerland
  • View of Lucerne
  • KKL Lucerne
  • Lucerne
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  • Jungfrau & Sphinx Observatory
  • Interlaken, Switzerland, Europe
  • Abraham Hermanjat (detail)
  • LUCERNA PUENTE SOBRE EL RIO REUSS   -   LUCERNE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER REUSS
  • 6263 - Luzern - Verkehrshaus - SBB-CFF-FFS HG 3-3 Cutaway
  • Jesuit Church
  • Lungern - Brienzer Rothorn
  • weissenstein (50)
   
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Lucerne

Switzerland, Lucerne region

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One of Switzerland's major cities, Lucerne offers a myriad of cultural landmarks, a beautiful lake and a lively, fun, atmosphere.

Since the city straddles the Reuss River, it has a number of bridges, the most famous is the Chapel Bridge. Old Town Lucerne is located north of the Reuss River, and has several fine half-timber structures with painted fronts. Remnants of the old town walls exist, complete with 8 tall watch towers. The twin needle towers of the Church of St. Leodegar sit on a hill above the lake. Bertel Thorvaldsen's famous carving of a dying lion is found in a park just off the Lowenplatz, commemorating the hundreds of Swiss Guards who were killed during the French Revolution. The Swiss Museum of Transport is beside the lake in the northern section of the city as well as the Culture and Convention Center.
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Things to do in and around Chamonix-Mont Blanc

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  • Refuge Plan de l'Aiguille
  • Ice cave, Mer de Glace
  • Aiguille du Midi
  • KL5_6311c Etagne
  • Lac blanc
  • les 5è et 4è Dômes de Miage (resp. 3672m et 3673m)
  • Annecy
   
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Chamonix-Mont Blanc

France, Rhone-Alpes region

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With Mont Blanc in the background, this ski resort offers spectacular panoramas of the Alps as well as great skiing tracks.

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a commune in the Rhone-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and most notably the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and is known as the "gateway to the European Cascades".
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Things to do in and around Zermatt

  • Zermatt After the Hike
  • Zermatt
  • 2007 07 16 - 3947 - Gornergrat - Matterhorn and Riffelhorn
  • Balade de Zinal (entre Sorebois et le Petit Mountet)
  • Allalinhorn 14
  • Jungfrau & Sphinx Observatory
  • Barrage de Mauvoisin
  • Mont Fort
   
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Zermatt

Switzerland, Valais region

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One of the best Alpine towns in Switzerland, this popular resort offers great skiing, hiking, mountaineering, and splendid landscapes.

Zermatt is famed as a mountaineering and ski resort of the Swiss Alps. Until the mid-19th century, it was predominantly an agricultural community; the first and tragic ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865 was followed by a rush on the mountains surrounding the village, leading to the construction of many tourist facilities. Much of the local economy is based on tourism, with about half of the jobs in town in hotels or restaurants and just under half of all apartments are vacation apartments. The petroglyphs and prehistoric grinding stone at Hubelwang is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance..
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Things to do in and around Grindelwald

  • Grindelwald
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  • Jungfrau & Sphinx Observatory
  • Interlaken, Switzerland, Europe
  • Lungern - Brienzer Rothorn
  • Bern
  • Wengen to Lauberhorn and Mannlichen
  • Balade de Zinal (entre Sorebois et le Petit Mountet)
   
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Grindelwald

Switzerland, Bern region

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Nestled among the beautiful Alps, this quaint little village is a popular destination for hikers and nature-lovers since the 18C.

Grindelwald is home to Jungfraubahn, a mountain railway up the Jungfrau mountain, listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance. The land around the Kleine Scheidegg is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. Grindelwald village is located in the Bernese Alps. Long famed as a winter tourist destination with slopes for beginners, intermediates and the challenges of the Eiger glacier for the experienced, there are activities for the non-skiers, from tobogganing to groomed winter hiking tracks. It is the usual starting point for ascents of the Eiger and the Wetterhorn. Today, Grindelwald is also a popular summer activity resort with many miles of hiking trails across the Alps.
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Things to do in and around Engelberg

  • Engelberg
  • Engelberg , Switzerland
  • Großheubach - Kloster Engelberg (Engelberg Abbey) 006
  • Jungfrau & Sphinx Observatory
  • Interlaken, Switzerland, Europe
  • Lungern - Brienzer Rothorn
  • weissenstein (50)
  • Bern
  • view from Schilthorn
   
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Engelberg

Switzerland, Obwalden Unterwalden region

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The best mountain resort in Central Switzerland is renowned for its spas, as well as diverse summer and winter activities.

Engelberg is a village resort and a municipality in the canton of Obwalden in Switzerland. Engelberg is a major mountain resort in Central Switzerland. In the Middle Ages, Engelberg was known for the educational quality of its Benedictine monastery, Engelberg Abbey. From the 19th Century onwards Engelberg became internationally known as a mountain resort, but it is today visited as much for skiing as for its Alpine character. With its combination of modern snow and sports facilities and alpine location, Engelberg is popular today for both summer and winter tourism. The nearest large city is Lucerne.
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Things to do in and around Zurich

  • Zürich | Zurich General view
  • Kunsthaus in Zurich
  • Zurich Street
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Albi, 1864 - castillo de Malromé, Gironde, 1901) Las dos amigas (c. 1894-1895)
  • Zurich
  • weissenstein (50)
  • IMG_0605
  • Zurich 026
  • Swiss National Museum in Zurich
  • Bern
  • Interlaken, Switzerland, Europe
   
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Zurich

Switzerland, Zurich region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric1 night

The heart of Swiss commerce, finances, and academia, Zurich boasts museums, galleries, a buzzing nightlife, and a superb atmosphere.

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. It is located at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. Zurich is home to many churches and houses of the old town, the most expensive shops along the famous Bahnhofstrasse, as well as world-class museums, operas, and theater. The Lindenhof in the old town is the historical site of the Roman castle, and the later Carolingian Imperial Palace. Zurich offers a great deal of variety when it comes to night-time leisure. It is the host city of the world-famous Street Parade, which takes place in August every year. Zurich is known for its nightlife, offering a huge variety of restaurants, bars, and night clubs.
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