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

'Tis the Season to be in Switzerland

Enjoy spectacular Switzerland at its holiday best. With the glistening peaks of Swiss Alps as your backdrop, you'll experience the holiday traditions of Europe on an active itinerary as you explore Switzerland during the Christmas season.

Visit the Best of Switzerland's Christmas Markets 

You'll visit historic Basel, Bern, Luzern, Lugano, Montreux, and Zurich as they are lit up and decked out for the holidays. In local Christmas markets you’ll find foods, crafts, and unique gifts in winter settings as charming as any Christmas card. You'll be on hand for the music, lights, and authentic traditions that make Christmas in Switzerland so memorable. 

Discover Cherished Traditions

You’ll discover the origins of many of our most memorable Christmas traditions—Christmas trees, nutcrackers, twinkling lights, and gingerbread. Christmas magic in the Swiss Alps is the perfect start to your holiday season.

Alps Sightseeing and Charming Swiss Villages 

We visit the German, French, and Italian speaking regions so you'll seee more of Switzerland than you ever thought possible. You'll discover the traditions, holiday foods, music, and other festivities in culturally vibrant and charming Alpine towns.

Zermatt and the Matterhorn at Christmas Time

Visiting Zermatt and the Matterhorn is always a special event, and especially during the Christmas season. We take the Gornergrat cogwheel railway to an elevation of over 10,000 feet where we have panoramic views of the Matterhorn, the Gorner Glacier, and many of the highest peaks of the Swiss Alps surrounding us. 

Overview Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Lucerne, and off to Basel

Day 2 – Lugano and Lucerne

Day 3 – Lucerne to Bern - Küssnacht Klausjagen

Day 4 – Lucerne to Interlaken and on to Montreux

Day 5 – Montreux, Vevey

Day 6 – Montreux to Zermatt

Day 7 – Zermatt

Day 8 – Zermatt to Zurich

Day 9 – Departure

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Tour Price

$4,695 USD per person, double occupancy from Geneva or Zurich, Switzerland (does not include airfare)

$599 single supplement

Reserve your place on this tour with a $500 per person deposit

Trip Dates

01 December 2021 - 09 December 2021

03 December 2021 - 11 December 2021

Or, book a private departure

Trip Highlights

Switzerland's most scenic and historic cities—Basel, Zurich, Luzern, Lugano—lit up for Christmas

Christmas festivities in three cultures—German, French, and Italian

Switzerland's largest Christmas market, Montreux's Marché de Noel

Zermatt with the snow-covered Matterhorn 

Ride on the Panoramic GoldenPass Line

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