'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.
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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