People won't believe what we are seeing and experiencing. We really saw the best of Swtizerland and the Alps during the Chirstmas holiday season. - G.S. - Ontario, Canada


After arrival in Zurich, (on the day the tour starts) we will provide you with a train pass to get to Lucerne (1 hour by train). The rail pass we provide, covers only the dates of the tour. We can arrange a rail pass upgrade to cover any additional travel days before or after the tour, just check with us beforehand for more information and pricing.

The group will meet on the first day around 1:00 pm in the hotel lobby for a casual meet and greet and afternoon excursion.  Note that you will need to travel with your luggage to Lucerne and get to the hotel on your own (approximately 2 blocks from the train station). We will provide a map and directions to this hotel with your tour documents.


After a final breakfast in the hotel, we again provide you with a train ticket back to the airport for onward travel.

Pre- and Post-Tour Travel

Our Alps experts and Certified Switzerland Specialists are happy to assist with your pre- and post-tour travel arrangements. Simply call or email us your plans and we can work out the details to make the best of your vacation experience. Consider an Alpenwild Getaway, a short-stay, self-guided option that’s easily combined with your tour plans.


You will stay in carefully chosen, 3- and 4-star hotels, that capture the authentic charm of the Alps. 


The hallmark of an Alpenwild trip is our exceptional dining, including buffet breakfasts and many dinner options. Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included.

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  • The services of an English-speaking expert guide throughout the tour

  • All accommodations (8 nights in 3- and 4-star hotels)

  • 1st Class train transportation (for days of the tour)

  • Meals as shown on the itinerary (B = Breakfast, D = Dinner)

  • Trams and mountain railway admissions

Not Included

Beverages (beer, wine) with meals, (laundry, phone calls, room service)

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