Switzerland: Hidden Trails & Majestic Peaks

With a trip to Switzerland, you’ll delight your taste buds with homemade chocolate and local wine tastings.  You will be charmed by Zermatt and the views of the Matterhorn.  A visit to off the beaten towns like Vevey and Neuchâtel.  Explore the vineyards of Swiss wine country on foot. Use your Swiss Travel Pass as an all-access entry to museums and more.  Soak in the best views of the Alps and the Swiss Riviera.  Savor lunch at a family- owned restaurant in Lavaux and enjoy a wine tasting at a UNESCO World Heritage site.

What's Included

All the fanciest accommodations

12 meals:  8 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

All cultural enrichment events, 4 unique excursions: 3 wine tastings, chocolate demonstration, vineyard stroll and the Swiss Travel Pass to access museums and more.

Swiss Travel Pass

Airport Transfers

Air from Syracuse/Preferred airport

Service of Collette professional guide(s)

Day 1
You’re on your way to a world wedged between Germany, Austria, France and Italy – the country of four languages that’s one of the most heralded destinations in Europe.

Day 2
Board a Swiss Rail train to Neuchâtel, where Gothic landmarks and sandstone grandeur beckon you to discover the abundant history of this medieval waterfront city. (D)

Day 3
Set out on a walking tour and discover the treasures of Neuchâtel’s historic quarter with its unique architecture and structures from the Belle Époque period. Visit a local wine cooperative, where a tour of the cellars demands a tasting of their everlasting vintages. (B)

Day 4
Enjoy a day of leisure in Neuchâtel. You may use your Swiss Travel Pass to explore the surrounding areas or just relax and stroll this charming place. Optional e-bike excursion. (B)

Day 5
Enjoy time at leisure to discover Bern’s enthralling blend of influences – old and new. (B)

Day 6
Zermatt’s modern holiday amenities steeped in traditional Alpine roots make this pedestrian city a truly peak experience. Today is yours to explore all this village has to offer. (B)

Day 7
We head to Vevey, one of the “Pearls of the Swiss Riviera,” with awe-inspiring views of the Alpine panorama. Enjoy a walking tour before paying a visit to Läderach.  Participate in an immersive tasting workshop that reveals a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the artistry behind the handmade Swiss chocolate. (B)

Day 8
A relaxed morning in Vevey preludes your journey to the terraced vineyards of Lavaux. Begin with lunch at a family- owned restaurant before visiting with our friends, Jacques and Aurelia, for a wine tasting nestled amongst the vines.  (B,L)

Day 9
Enjoy a full day of leisure in Vevey. Take advantage of your Swiss Travel Pass and discover the city’s museums, including the Swiss Camera Museum, Charlie Chaplin Museum, and the Nestle Foundation’s Nest -OR- discover Montreux and Château de Chillon, then travel back to Vevey on Lake Geneva.  (B,D)

Day 10
Your tour comes to a close today. (B)

Best Western Premier Hotel Beaulac

Comfort. Convenience. Class. Located just minutes from the heart of Neuchâtel, we offer a modern and relaxing atmosphere on the lake’s main port. As the most prominent hotel in Neuchâtel, we look forward to welcoming you to our premium property.  Comfort and elegance for relaxation, space and light for business. A refined style with emphasis on noble fabrics and warm tones complements the ever-changing moods of the lake.

Ambassador Hotel

Enjoy the comfort and space our new rooms and suites.  We have 86 rooms and suites, perfectly designed for couples, individual travelers, group of friend and families. Spread in 3 buildings over 5 floors.  Our single and double rooms are 23 to 26m2 with a balcony overlooking the Matterhorn or the mountains. All rooms are equipped with a plasma TV and Wi-Fi internet connection.  Swim in our 17meter long pool after a day of skiing or hiking in the mountains.  Discover our large pool with massage jets suitable for swimming (16×8 m at 27°C)

Astra Hotel Vevey

Welcome The family-owned Astra Hotel in the picturesque town of Vevey, Lake Geneva Region, Switzerland, stands for tradition, style and warm hospitality. Accommodation 100 modern guest rooms with the 4*sup comfort. All rooms have air-condition and are non smoking. Dining and entertainment Historic Brasserie La Coupole (1912) and Wintergarden Le Pavillon, 2017 new Lobby Bar & Lounge, Fitness, Jacuzzi, steam bath and sauna with rooftop terrace. The Astra Hotel is perfect situated in the heart of Vevey, next to the train station and the shopping district. The Lake Leman is reachable with a maximum 5min walk.

The Taste of Sicily

Visit: Bern / Neuchatel / Geneva/ Vevey / Zermatt / Lavaux
Personalize your trip with custom dates.

Guided 2020 Dates Available.  Call for Information.
Duration: 10 days
Start/Stop: Friday to Sunday
From: $4999 Air Inclusive & Airport Transfers  
Single Supplement: $600

*FF is a family friendly tour

Switzerland: Hidden Trails & Majestic Peaks