'Tis the Season to be in Switzerland

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

Visit the Best of Switzerland's Christmas Markets 

You'll experience historic Basel, Bern, Luzern, Lugano, Montreux, and Zurich lit up and decked out for the holidays. In local Christmas markets you’ll find one-of-a-kind treasures in winter settings as charming as any Christmas card. You'll be on hand for the music, lights, and wonderful traditions that make Christmas in Switzerland so memorable. 

Discover Cherished Traditions and Seasonal Foods

You’ll discover the origins of many of our most cherished Christmas traditions—Christmas trees, nutcrackers, twinkling lights, and gingerbread. Discover the magic in the Swiss Alps with this perfect start to your holiday season. Discovering the special seasonal foods with in each region are always a highlight—Panettone, Anise cookies, mulled wine, and roasted chestnuts. 

Alps Sightseeing and Charming Swiss Villages 

We visit the German, French, and Italian regions so you'll experience more of Switzerland than you ever thought possible. You'll discover the varied 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 treat, and especially so 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 the dozens of peaks surrounding us.  

Overview Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Luzern, and off to Basel

Day 2 – Lugano and Luzern

Day 3 – Luzern to Bern - Kussnacht Klausjagen

Day 4 – Luzern to Basel 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

$3,695 USD per person, double occupancy from Geneva or Zurich, Switzerland (does not include airfare)

$399 single supplement

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

Trip Dates

03 December 2018 - 11 December 2018

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