Day 1 Zurich - St Gallen - Vaduz - Chur

This morning we’ll meet the group in one of the most impressive cities in the world: Zurich. Then, it’s all aboard the mini-coach as we make tracks to Schaffhauser Blauburgunderland, where we have a wine tasting and private tour to look forward to. We’ll then make stops at St Gallen, where we’ll visit the old library, and Vaduz before we reach Chur, our final destination of the day. Tonight, we’ll get to know each other a little better over a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2 Chur

After a hearty breakfast we’ll launch into a walking tour of vibrant Chur, ticking off the likes of the Bishop’s Palace, the car-free old town and the 13th-century Cathedral of the Assumption. The rest of the day will be yours to enjoy at your own pace in one of Switzerland’s oldest cities. (B)

Day 3 Chur - Lucerne - Weggis

A day of indulgence awaits in Lucerne, where we have an appointment to keep with a local chocolatier. After learning the secrets behind Swiss chocolate making, we’ll take the time to savour a delicious sample (or two). Later we’ll swap our mini-coach for a scenic boat ride across Lake Lucerne, setting ashore in Weggis, our base for the next two nights. (B,D)

Day 4 Weggis - Einsiedelin - Mount Rigi - Weggis

After breakfast, there’s a cheese fondue tasting at a local farm in Einsiedeln to look forward to. Then, we’ll board the cog railway – Europe’s first ever mountain line – and scale the towering Mt Rigi, taking in some magnificent views of deep blue lakes and snow-capped peaks along the ;way. Afterwards, we’ll make our way back down to Weggis, where you’ll have the evening to yourself. (B,L)

Day 5 Weggis - Eggiwil - Bern

Today we’ll leave Weggis behind us and make tracks to Eggiwil. Here, we’ll meet a local alphorn maker, who’ll reveal how the traditional instrument is made. Bern is next! With a guided walking tour and beer tasting on the agenda, there will be plenty of time for you to soak up the picture-perfect scenery. (B,D)

Day 6 Bern

Today, the day will be yours to visit the city’s excellent museums and wander the cobbled centre at your leisure. (B)

Day 7 Bern - Thun - Interlaken - Wengen 

Today our path will carry us away from Bern and onwards towards the striking Thun Castle. After we’ve had a look around, we’ll continue to the Trümmelbach Falls. Afte splashing through the falls, we’ll reach new heights on a cable car ride to Wengen, where we’ll rest for the nex two nights. (B)

Day 8 Wengen - Jungfraujoch - Wengen

Today we’ll be treated to some intoxicatingly beautiful vistas as we travel to the top of Mt Jungfrau aboard the Jungfrau Railway. After travelling back down to Wengen, we’ll feast on our last dinner together. (B,D)

Day 9 Wengen - affoltern im Emmental - Zurich

After bidding a fond farewell to Wengen, we’ll board the mini-coach to Affoltern im Emmental, where we’ll enjoy a cheese tasting session at a local Emmental factory. Then it’s onwards to Zurich, where our adventure will end. (B) 

This tour can be combined with Corners of Cornwall and/or The Emerald Isle.

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Departure dates and prices 2019 Mountains, Valleys and Lakes of Switzerland - tour code BEHMVZZ-9

Back-Roads brochure price twin/double room from £3229

Travel 55 discount price twin/double room from £3068

Tel Back-Roads Reservations on 0208 9870 990 and quote Travel 55 ref: T55BR + tour code 

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June 4g, 18

August 20

October 1

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Back-Roads Touring
Mountains, Valleys and Lakes of Switzerland

9 days / 8 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £3068

Explore remote Alpine valleys and scale mountain slopes on this unforgettable tour of Switzerland. Take a ride on the cog railway to Mount Rigi. There is wine, beer, cheese fondue and chocolate tasting. Enjoy a scenic boat ride across Lake Lucerne.

Small groups up to 18 guests. 

To book this wonderful eight day Lakes and Mountains of Italy and Switzerland tour with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 codeT55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

You can claim a 5% discount on all Back-Roads tours. To book, call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote ref: T55BR to receive the Travel 55 discount price.

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The Back-Roads Difference

  • Uncover Switzerland’s best-kept secrets including Chur
  • Learn the secrets being Swiss chocolate making
  • Discover the art of alphorn making in Eggiwil

Tour Inclusions

  • 8 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Cog railway to Mount Rigi, cable-car to Schilthorn
  • European breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L), 4 evening meals (D)
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: St Gallen Old Library, Thun Castle, Trummelbach Falls

Why Back-Roads Touring

Smaller groups of up to 18

With a maximum group size of 18 people on Europe tours (22 on French barge tours) and 14 people on Asia tours, Back Roads pride themselves on ensuring that each guest has a personalised holiday experience.


On the vast majority of tours we travel by Mercedes or Mercedes Vito mini-coaches, equipped with comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large windows for enjoying the view. With the flexibility to go anywhere a car can, we take the smaller roads through beautiful scenery and get right to the heart of tiny villages and buzzing cities.
Along the way, your Tour Leader can offer intriguing insights about the views we see over the onboard PA system. And, with long drives kept to a minimum, you’ll have plenty of time to stretch your legs and explore sites for yourself.

Scenic back roads not motorways

Winding country lanes. Coastal beauty spots. Breathtaking mountain passes. With luxury mini-coaches that take us along scenic roads beyond the reach of large vehicles, the journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.

Authentic Local Experiences

Truly getting to know a destination means stepping off the typical tourist trail. From hidden-gem attractions to local favourites, we take time to seek out genuine experiences that take you to the heart of each spectacular region.

Culinary Discoveries

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience a different culture is to sample the cuisine. From visits to local producers to food and wine tastings and even cooking lessons, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover new flavours.

Hand Picked Boutique Accommodation

Whether it’s a classic country inn or an elegant chateau, each day’s journey ends in a hotel with plenty of character. We opt for accommodation that reflects the personality of the local area, and fits right in with its surroundings.

Leisurely Paced Travel

Forget sunrise starts and long days hopping on and off the bus. We rarely leave before 8.30am and give each stop the attention it deserves – keeping long drives to a minimum. And giving you plenty of time to explore at your own pace.


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