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Between the chocolate, the Alps and the watches, what's not to love about Switzerland? The hilly countryside creates a beautiful backdrop for the picturesque towns of the country. Whether traveling for a week or a month, there are tours for every sort of person. With the culture and beauty that reside here, Switzerland is a great place to vacation for people of all ages.
Tops of Switzerland
This four-night tour takes visitors to the some of the tallest cities in the country. Travel from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch, from there to Lucerne and finally to Pilatus. In Jungfraujoch, travelers get to visit the highest railway in Europe, a startling 11,333 feet up. Visitors enjoy the beautiful views of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps. The Tops of Switzerland tour is planned in advance and does not require a tour guide. The website offers a variety of hotels and ticket prices depending on the type and style of room. This is a rail tour, so all travel will be done by train, allowing travelers to take in the breathtaking landscapes.
Switzerland Zermatt Experience
This tour gives travelers the best of both worlds; explore the natural wonders of the country while learning about the culture in their fair cities. The website iExplore sponsors this nine-day tour that operates from April to October. They provide housing, travel expenses within the country and a private English-speaking tour guide for specific tours. Within the Zermatt Experience, travelers get to go wine tasting, ride the famous Chocolate Train and learn how delicious gruyere cheese is made. The highlight of the trek is a trip along the slowest express train in the world, the Glacier Express, which takes visitors to Zermatt and its famous mountain the Matterhorn. The tour is not round trip; it begins in Zurich and departs in Geneva.
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Chamonix and Mont Blanc
This day trip from Geneva allows travelers to take in the Swiss Alps at up close detail. The picturesque village of Chamonix is 90 minutes from Geneva and rests at the base of Mont Blanc. Included in the package offered by the website Viator, is lunch in Chamonix, a cable-car ride to Aiguille du Midi, a ride on the Red Train to Montenvers to view the Mer de Glace and round trip arrangements to and from Geneva. Guides for this trip speak both English and French. This trip is a full day excursion and is perfect for those looking to explore but who want to have a home base.