Chillon Castle on lake Geneva, Switzerland

Private Family Tour of Switzerland

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Lucerne, Interlaken, Berner Oberland, Lausanne...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Wisk your family away for a vacation full of history masked by fun and enchantment during your custom tailored tour of Switzerland. Let the kids marvel at the mountaintops as you ride a steep train to a snowcapped summit and listen to the layers of yodels as they echo across the valleys. Stroll along historic streets lined by half-timbered homes that appear to be decorated with candy and then taste the rich flavors of the celebrated chocolates of the region.  Climb to the top of a medieval...

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Trip Highlights

  • Delight in the sweet treats of a chocolate factory tour to learn the secrets of Swiss chocolate before a fabulous tasting
  • Learn the history and art of yodeling during a private family instruction where the kids can learn to call on another from across mountain villages
  • Travel to the station at Jungfraujoch for an unparalleled view of the Alpine peaks around the Jungfrau Massif
  • Traverse the polished halls and vaulted ceilings of an Ice Palace, filled with unique furniture and statues all carved from within the frozen mountain
  • Visit stunning castle grounds to learn stories of chivalry, nobility, and war from traveling exhibits and stationary artifacts
  • Witness fabulous handmade wood products in the alpine village of Brienz, known for its connection to tradition and heritage around Switzerland
  • Enjoy a cheese making demonstration in an open-air museum home to numerous farm animals and traditional Swiss homes
  • Stroll along living history in antique villages and towns strewn across the scenic Swiss landscape

Detailed Description

Switzerland is a land of castles and villages, lakes and mountains all topped by snowcapped mountaintops that glisten with glaciers. Your 7-day tour takes your family into the unique culture of the Alps to tell the stories of the people through their landscape and living artifacts. Your vacation begins with your arrival at the Zurich airport as your private transfer greets you to escort you to the fabulous city of Lucerne, located on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Take some time to settle in, and your guide will meet you in the lobby for a family tour of the historical streets and celebrated covered bridges. The next day, you will enjoy a cruise on Lake Lucerne and take a scenic gondola ride to the top of Mount Pilatus. When you return to the city, you will meet your private yodeling instructor who will teach your family the history and art of yodeling.

Wake up the next day and journey to Interlaken. En route, stop in the village of Brienz to absorb the striking scenery and sensational woodwork. Once in Interlaken, enjoy your afternoon with a stroll through the collection of hamlets and flower-studded avenues. Next, you will venture into the Berner Oberland region to discover a mixture of charming villages and dramatic mountain peaks. Take a unique train ride to the Jungfraujoch station situated at the “Top of Europe” to relish the view and stroll through the Ice Palace before your return to Interlaken. Continue to visit the capital city of Bern, a UNESCO World Heritage site that stands atop a sandstone ridge.

In the town of Gruyeres, your family will take an engaging tour of the chocolate factory to learn about the history of chocolate from its origins to its evolution in Europe. Top off your tour with a sample of the factory’s various delicacies before arriving in the town of Lausanne on the banks of Lake Geneva. Spend the next day on a family tour of the enchanting old town and a boat cruise to explore the opulent castle of Chateau de Chillon. Conclude your trip as your private transfer will meet your family at the hotel to escort you to the Geneva airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$5,910 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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