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These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Welcome to Switzerland. Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Later, meet your fellow travellers at a welcome reception.
Stay: Hotel Ambassador Zurich, a Small Luxury Hotel
Explore Zurich on a guided tour before travelling to Basel, where you will visit the Christmas market. Revel in the festive spirit at the Christmas markets, where twinkling lights and mulled wine are on display. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Stay: Basel, Hotel DDaily :
In Basel, delight in a leckerli cookie workshop. Originating in Basel, these traditional Swiss cookies were created by local spice merchants in the 1400s, and are now a popular treat and the pride of Basel. After learning how to bake like the locals do, indulge in sampling these chewy, nutty cookies flavoured with spices.
Head underground to see the historic city walls of Basel, before a festive Signature Experience. Later, stop in the Swiss capital of Bern en route to Montreux.
Stay: Two Nights, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, in a guaranteed Lake View RoomDaily :
Call into the lakeside town of Vevey before a visit to Chaplin’s World, dedicated to the film artist Charlie Chaplin. Here, embark on a cinematic journey through time as you enter the manoir, a beautiful home where Chaplin spent the final 25 years of his life. You will also visit the museum’s old Hollywood-style studio where you can immerse yourself in the world of silent film. Afterwards, take a stroll around the surrounding four-hectare garden estate. This afternoon, browse the displays of the Vevey Christmas markets.Daily :
Journey to Gstaad where you will learn why Switzerland is renowned for having some of the finest cheese in the world. Visit Kase-Grotte (the Cheese Grotto), where you’ll enter the magnificent cave that houses more than 3,000 cheese varieties, which of course is followed by a tasting. Later, arrive in the quintessential Swiss resort village of Grindelwald, where you will stay in a traditional hotel with rooms offering stunning views over Eiger mountain.
Stay: Three Nights, Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof GrindelwaldDaily :
Make the most of the fairytale winter setting with a private reception at the Glacier Bar.
Today you will ascend 3,466 metres above sea level as you board a funicular train to Jungfraujoch. Affectionately known as the ‘Top of Europe’, this climb up the Bernese Alps offers sensational views along the journey and at the summit. Here, we’ve organised a special Signature Experience.Daily :
We’ve set aside a full day for you to explore more of this Swiss resort village at your leisure.Daily :
After breakfast, travel to Lucerne and explore this picturesque lakeside town. This evening enjoy dinner at a traditional fondue restaurant.
Stay: Two Nights, The Hotel Lucerne, Autograph CollectionDaily :
Today enjoy a magical Christmas walking tour. On your tour, hear about the seasonal traditions of Lucerne while wandering the many stalls of Lucerne’s Christmas markets. You’ll be sure to feel the magic of the festive spirit come alive.Daily :
Head to Andermatt, then journey aboard the Glacier Express in first class to Chur. During your remarkable train journey, you will glide through the Rhine Gorge and over the Oberalp Pass. Upon arrival in Chur, disembark your train and re-board your coach as you journey to the ski resort town of Flims.
Stay: Two Nights, Waldhaus FlimsDaily :
Today, travel along a series of picturesque trails on a horse-drawn carriage ride. Enjoy a progressive dinner this evening as you dine at different restaurants at your hotel.Daily :
Travel to the wine region of Bad Ragaz, a region renowned for its thermal springs and wine. Here, visit a family run local winery to sample some of the wines produced on the estate, and gain an insight in to how wine and other fresh produce was cultivated here over 1,000 years ago. Return to Zurich and browse the enchanting Christmas markets. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits.
Stay: Hotel Ambassador Zurich, a Small Luxury HotelDaily :
Be transferred to the airport for your flight home.Daily :
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.