A Fairy-Tale Swiss Discovery

Duration 9 days
Price guide
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Discover the charm of the Swiss countryside as well as its picturesque cities on this nine-day trip. Begin in Zurich, one of Switzerland's most vibrant and culturally rich cities. After two days of exploring you’ll head to Bern, via the pretty town of Lucerne and the sweeping valleys of Emmental. It’s then onto the picture-perfect area of Gstaad before you board the GoldenPass train to Montreux. Finally you'll spend two days in Geneva.

Trip highlights

  • Visit some of Zurich's iconic sites and discover its hidden secrets
  • Indulge in a decadent chocolate-making workshop
  • Take in some of the highlights of Bern on a fascinating walking tour
  • Try your hand at cheese making in an alpine hut in Gstaad
  • Go on an exhilarating hike across Jungfraujoch glacier
  • Head out on a private culinary tour of Geneva, tasting the finest Swiss delicacies

Bespoke trips with Jacada

We design one-of-a-kind journeys incorporating luxury in all its forms. Our bespoke trips include:

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Privately guided tours
  • Private transfers
  • Meticulously selected experiences
  • Expertise and support from your Jacada Concierge
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  • Days 1–3 Zurich
  • Days 3–5 Bern
  • Days 5–7 Gstaad
  • Days 7–9 Lake Geneva
A Fairy-Tale Swiss Discovery
Price guide
  • Days 1–3 Zurich
  • Days 3–5 Bern
  • Days 5–7 Gstaad
  • Days 7–9 Lake Geneva

Itinerary in detail

Every Jacada trip is tailored to your personal preferences and interests. Below you’ll find a sample itinerary to inspire your own custom-designed journey.

Days 1–3

Exploring Zurich

This majestic city stands proudly on the lower end of Lake Zurich, decorative spires piercing the clear sky. The ornate buildings of the old town line the banks of the Limmat, telling the story of the city’s past and adding to its allure, while Lindenhof, the historic heart of the city, sits perched atop a small hill on the west bank of the river. Stroll along old cobbled streets exploring the interesting shops and boutiques, and be sure to take a moment to drink in the atmosphere at one of numerous cafés as you sip on fresh coffee and a savour the fine chocolate Switzerland is known for. 


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Zurich secrets

Chocolate workshop


Zurich walking tour

Zurich is built between the wooded slopes of the Uetliberg and the Zurichberg at the point where the River Limmat merges with the Sihl. It is the most important financial, industrial and commercial centre in Switzerland but also offers a wealth of culture. During your walking tour you’ll visit the iconic sites and well as discovering its hidden secrets.


Private chocolate-making workshop

Enjoy a hands-on chocolate workshop under the expert guidance of a professional chocolatier. You’ll learn all about the art of making chocolate, and of course get to try it yourself. Best of all, you get to keep (and eat) the results.

Private transfer to Bern, via the Emmental Valley


The Emmental Valley is cut by the River Emme, originating in the Hohgant Massif north of Lake Brienz. It runs through an area of forests and fields dotted with flower-decked chalets which give the area its distinct alpine charm.

Days 3–5

Beautiful Bern

A city steeped in history and legend, Bern is a beautiful time capsule dating back to the late 12th century. Flags adorned with the city’s iconic bear fly from the great stone walls and buildings, and stories tell how the city’s founder, the Duke of Zähringen, named the city after the first animal he met on one of his hunts. Filled with sweeping squares and bustling arcades, Bern manages to capture the beauty of its past and blend it seamlessly with modern style and glamour. Cafes, restaurants, shops and delis adorn the narrow streets that wind themselves through a maze of medieval avenues. 


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City highlights

Explore on your own

Glacier hike


Bern city tour

Enjoy a walking tour through the beautiful city of Bern, visiting highlights such as the charming old town with the Zytglogge Tower and the Federal Palace.


Day at leisure

Spend a day relaxing or heading out into the city to explore, people watch or visit some of the city’s fascinating museums at your own pace.


Jungfraujoch glacier hike

The Jungfraujoch is an alpine viewing point located in between the well-known mountains Mönch and Jungfrau. From Grindelwald, take the cog train to Europe’s highest train station, at an impressive 3,454m where spectacular views across the surrounding mountains await. Together with your private mountain guide, you’ll then hike across the glacier to the Mönchsjoch hut, before returning and taking the train back to Grindelwald.

Days 5–7

Gorgeous Gstaad

Located near the alpine passes in one of Switzerland’s most beautiful regions, Gstaad is a small village known for its high-profile guests, luxury hotels and high-end restaurants. The crisp mountain air, soaring peaks and lush alpine scenery make this a wonderful place to explore the great outdoors. Don your walking boots and discover the 300km of hiking trails, or sit back and relax in one of the cable cars that wind their way through moors, valleys and gorges. In the village itself you’ll find boutiques, art galleries and shops as well as picture-perfect chalets fitted with charming wooden shutters and window boxes overflowing with flowers.


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Say cheese

All aboard!

Raise a glass


Cheesemaking in Gstaad

Head out early in the morning to an alpine hut and unlock the secrets of cheese production using the freshest milk from local cows. You can even lend a hand yourself, before sitting down to enjoy a traditional breakfast with the farmer.


GoldenPass train

Board the GoldenPass train and enjoy a scenic journey through breathtaking alpine scenery.


Montreux wine tour

The terraced vineyards of the Lavaux site unfold above Lake Geneva for some 14km, forming a real link between Lausanne and Vevey-Montreux. Today you’ll visit a local producer and learn all about wine production in the region. After you’ve heard what makes Swiss wine so special, you’ll of course get to taste some, enjoyed with a delicious rustic lunch.

Days 7–9

Scenic Geneva

Nestled between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura, Geneva sits in the bay where the Rhone River leaves Lake Geneva. It was the site of the signing of the Geneva Convention after the Second World War and today the city houses the headquarters of many international organisations, including the UNO and the Red Cross. As such, it is often referred to as the City of Peace. Lovers of the great outdoors couldn’t be better placed and no matter what time of year you visit, Lake Geneva provides ample opportunity to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Enjoy scenic walks along its shore, take to the water in a boat or kayak, or head a little further afield and enjoy hiking, sledding and snowshoeing on the nearby slopes.


Privately-guided culinary tour

Sink your teeth into some of Switzerland’s finest flavours on a walking “hop-around” experience that includes historic insights and locations while focusing on Swiss delicacies and wine tastings. 

“Incredible Vacation to Switzerland‌”

Incredible Vacation to Switzerland We worked with Alex to design an amazing two week holiday through spectacular Switzerland. Everything went off without a hitch! All the drivers, instructions, and reservations for hotels, dinners and tours were executed and communicated perfectly. Thank you Jacada! We will be using you for many more adventures to come.

Published 12th September 2018 on Trustpilot

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