Physical activity rating based on 1 of 3 levels.
Challenging Physical Activity
This activity level involves slightly more challenging activities that cater to active seniors who are physically fit and enjoy moderate levels of adventure. This level may require more strenuous activities which may include extensive walking tours, high altitudes, early morning departures, late night activities, or extreme temperatures. Please speak with a Warther representative to determine if this tour is right for you. Unfortunately, this tour is not appropriate for individuals who use either walkers or wheelchairs.
What You'll Do
Join us for a twelve-day journey through Switzerland and the Italian Lake district! Switzerland is known for its natural beauty, Swiss chalets, and the most beautiful mountains in the world. The cities are just as beautiful as the countryside and Old Town Berne is a UNESCO World Heritage site, Lugano is a popular lake-side getaway, and Zermatt is the perfect spot at the foothills of the famous Matterhorn.
- Mount Pilatus Adventure with Dinner
- Tours of Zermatt, Bern, Lugano & Lucerne
- Private boat from Lugano to San Roca
- Risotto cooking class with lunch
- Bernina Express Train (First Class)
- Glacier Express Train (First Class)
- Gornergrat Train
- Tour Jungfraujoch Ice Palace with lunch
- Private English-Speaking Swiss Guide
- Twenty Meals
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Depart for your overseas flight to Zurich. While on board your overnight flight, you will have both dinner and breakfast included before touching down in Switzerland. (Dinner on plane)
Upon your morning arrival in Zurich, we will transfer to the Luzern Hotel Flora near the historic district of Lucerne. This afternoon is your time to rest and explore after your long journey. See the Chapel Bridge with its gabled paintings of old battles and the adjacent quaint quarters with little streets and take a leisurely walk through a maze of small streets, bridges, promenades, and plazas dominated by countless historical towers, fountains, and frescoed buildings. (Breakfast on Plane)
Today enjoy some morning leisure time before our private Swiss guide takes us to Kriens, where a cable car will sweep us over pine forests and mountain meadows to Mount Pilatus. Upon arrival at the top, a breathtaking 7000 feet in height, stroll around to enjoy the dramatic panoramic views over the Swiss Alps and Lucerne. Next, we will descend on board the world’s steepest cogwheel train to Alpnachstad and board a private boat to Baumgarten for dinner. Be sure to take in the spectacular views of Mt. Pilatus from the dock as the sun sets this evening. (Breakfast & Dinner)
This morning travel to Zermatt, a small town located in the Swiss Alps near the Italian border and is renowned for its unique charm and natural beauty. Presided over by the mighty Matterhorn, Zermatt is car-free, which enhances the town’s peaceful and pristine atmosphere, making it an ideal destination for relaxation and enjoyment. This resort town is nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes, surrounded by towering mountains, glaciers and alpine lakes. (Breakfast & Dinner)
Start your day with a walking tour of Zermatt followed by a ride on the highest open-air railway in Europe. You won’t be disappointed on your way to Gornergrat which offers breathtaking panoramic views of some of the highest and most iconic peaks in the Swiss Alps, including the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, and several other snow-capped mountains. The unobstructed vistas from Gornergrat are truly awe-inspiring and attract visitors from around the world. (Breakfast)
Lugano is located on the northern shore of the glacial Lake with the same name and is surrounded by mountains offering splendid viewpoints. A stroll through the characteristic traffic-free old town with its many shopping arcades, cobble-stoned streets and many piazzas will immerse you into this romantic Latin world. Another highlight today will be a charming cruise on Lake Lugano, where you will stop on the opposite shore to enjoy a drink on a terrace with a wonderful view of the city. Finally, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a private Risotto cooking class with the help of the chef! Enjoy the risotto served with a typical dish of meat, vegetables, and a good glass of wine! (Breakfast and Risotto Making)
Board the famous Bernina Express and travel one of the most scenic train routes in Europe that travels across the Alpine passes to reach Saint Moritz, Switzerland. Enjoy the first-class seats as you travel through forests of chestnut trees and around the famous circular viaduct in Bruscio before reaching Lake Poschiavo. St. Moritz, the world-famous resort, is blessed with a “champagne climate”. The sun shines here 322 days a year, guaranteeing an ideal vacation climate. St. Moritz stands for cosmopolitan flair, elegance and style and the mention of its very name lifts spirits. (Breakfast)
Ride the Funicular up to “Muottas Murgl” and enjoy the most spectacular view in the Engadine region, also known as the “Roof of Europe”. You will be overwhelmed by this unique and memorable relaxation area. (Breakfast)
Take the famous Swiss mountain train, the “Glacier Express “, from St. Moritz to Andermatt, a panorama trip through the alpine heartland of Switzerland. Your first-class seats on this five-hour journey traverse over numerous bridges, and through many tunnels, crossing the impressive Oberalp Pass. Our last stop today is Interlaken, best known for being a pedestrian paradise of shops and sidewalk cafes, interrupted only by inviting gardens. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
This morning you will say “Aufwiedersehen” to beautiful Switzerland and return home with treasured memories of another Life Experience with Warther Tours (Breakfast & Lunch on Plane)
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