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Swiss Self-Drive - Chocolate & Cheese



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Stephen Molloy

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Swiss Self-Drive - Chocolate & Cheese

Sample the visual and culinary delights of the Alps on this delicious tour through Switzerland. Arrive in Zurich, and then explore the charming cities of Bern and Lucerne, before spending most of your time in picturesque Interlaken, right in the heart of the Alps. Interlaken once made the Victorians swoon with mountain vistas from the chandelier-lit confines of grand hotels; today it makes daredevils scream with adrenalin-loaded adventures.


Arrival in Zurich

Upon arrival at Zurich airport you will pick-up your rental car and drive to the city centre and check in at the hotel. Depending on your arrival time, take the opportunity to discover the world famous shopping mile Bahnhofstrasse or stroll along the banks of Lake Zurich. LOCAL SPECIALTY: If you can manage to pronounce this one, try Zurich Geschnetzeltes, made with small pieces of veal cooked in a creamy mushroom and white wine sauce. Zurich Geschnetzeltes is usually eaten with noodles. Overnight in Zurich. Read more

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Past the Swiss capital and into fairytal

Today you will drive from Zurich to Bern (approx. 125km) and then on to Interlaken (approx. 60km). After arriving in the Swiss capital Bern, discover the old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the arcades, at six km long; they are one of the longest weather-sheltered shopping promenades in Europe. LOCAL SPECIALITY: Bern is famous for its wholesome Berner Platte – a sumptuous dish containing a variety of meat and sausages such as beef, smoked pork and beef tongue. Drive on to Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken. Read more

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Discover Interlaken

Situated between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, Interlaken offers an amazing diversity of sport and outdoor activities. Take a dip in the cool refreshing lake, enjoy a picnic by the water's edge, or soak up the sun at one of the regional lakeshore bathing. Over 45 mountain railways, cable cars, chair lifts and ski lifts lead to 200 kilometers of pistes and a dense network of hiking trails. DOES INTERLAKEN HAVE A LOCAL SPECIALTY? You could say that the desert - Coupe Nesselrode is the local specialty. It’s a delicious concoction based on meringue, ice cream, and industrial quantities of chestnut puree topped with cream. Overnight in Interlaken. Read more

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Excursion to Jungfraujoch - The 'Top of

Today you will depart on the Jungfrau Railway, which leads through the heart of the mountains and up to the highest train station in Europe (3454 m), offers unbelievable views of the mountain giants Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau, and of the Aletsch glacier, which is the longest glacier at 22 km in length. The Jungfrau railway travels from the heart of the mountains to Europe's highest lying mountain station. Additional worthwhile sights include the ice sculptures on the inside of the glacier, the adventurous "Sphinx" round tour, as well as the ultra-scenic "Top of Europe" glacier restaurant. Overnight in Interlaken. Read more

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Cheese and Chocolates

Option 1: Maison Cailler and Gruyere. Explore the lovely old medieval town of Gruyere with its castle and taste the world famous cheese of Gruyere, renowned for its unique flavor. Next stop is Broc with the well-known Maison Caillier, chocolate factory of Nestlé. Discover the process of chocolate manufacturing and taste the chocolate. Option 2: Emmentaler Showdairy and Kambly Experience in Trubschachen. Visit the Kambly Experience and explore the secrets of fine biscuit making, learn about the origins of Kambly and experience moments of pure bliss. Drive on to the Emmentaler showdiary, where you can help during the cream cheese production. Throughout the rest of the day explore the surrounds of Emmental before you drive back to Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken. Read more

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Excursion to First Mountain including Fi

Travel by car to Grindelwald (approx. 20km) and continue by cable car to First Mountain. The First Flyer zipline promises pure thrills. You begin the ZipRider journey by riding up the scenic, 3-stage Grindelwald First Gondola. During the summer months the mountains are covered by what looks like a perfectly manicured green carpet with mountain cows grazing over the landscape. The rugged Alps and glaciers are in view from any direction and the Eiger is visible to the right from the top of the ZipRider. Once the gates open, you fly down the mountain, over the ski runs below, at speeds up to 100kph! The views are spectacular and breathtaking, to say the least. Overnight in Interlaken. Read more

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Interlaken to Lucerne and Zurich

Today you will drive from Interlaken to Lucerne (approx. 68km). The city on Lake Lucerne is the gateway to central Switzerland and is embedded within an impressive mountain panorama. Visit the Chapel Bridge - one of Europe's oldest wooden bridges. Lucerne is nostalgic (its emotive lion sculpture, its fondness for tradition), as well as highbrow, with concerts at the acoustic marvel KKL (Kultur und Kongresszentrum) concert hall and the Sammlung Rosengart's peerless Picasso collection. What's the local specialty? The Luzerner Chügelipastete is the most famous example of local cuisine: a puff-pastry shell filled with diced veal and mushrooms in a creamy sauceHere you have time to do some souvenir shopping before continuing your drive on to Zurich (approx. 52km). Overnight in Zurich. Read more

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Today marks the end of your trip. After breakfast you will return your car rental to the airport.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Zurich
Day 2
Location Interlaken
Day 7
Location Zuricj


Package includes

  • Price based on 2 people in a double or twin share basis
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in Interlaken
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Zurich
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Meals as indicated in the Itinerary
  • Car rental category C (VW Golf manual, or similar) for 8 days including pick-up/drop -off at the airport. If you are more than four people it will be a larger and more comfortable vehicle.
  • Excursion to Jungfraujoch (non-guided)
  • Excursion to First Mountain
  • First Flyer Zipline (non-guided)
  • Excursion to Maison Cailler and Gruyere or Emmentaler dairy farm and Kambly Experience (non-guided)
  • Swiss Coupon Pass "2 for 1" including "Dine and Discover" offers
  • A Road Book to optimize as best as possible your stay (best places to go, attractions, restaurants…)
  • Telephone assistance in case of need

Package excludes

  • Everything that is not mentioned in the above section ‘The budget for this trip includes’
  • All other meals, beverages, gratuities and items of a personal nature.

More information

  • Price per person based on twin share. Please ask us if your group is larger.
  • There is a single supplment of 805€ when someone chooses to sleep in a single room.
  • Accommodation
  • The accommodation options mentioned in the itinerary above are available at the creation of this quotation; the final accommodation options depend on the availability at the moment of payment of the deposit. If an accommodation option is unavailable, we will reserve accommodation of equivalent quality. The earlier that you reserve the tour, the more likelihood that all preferred accommodation choices mentioned above will be available.
  • Optional:
  • If you would like an experienced local guide (who speaks your language) please contact us for a quote.
  • Possible options: Contact us by sending a message to the following address
  • Cancellation fees will apply as follows:
  • More than 30 days before the arrival date - 50 % charge
  • Less than 29 days before the arrival date and in cas


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