September 20 - October 2
September 20 - October 2
Experience the best of Switzerland. Weave through jaw-dropping, picture-perfect alps on road as well as stop at local towns. Classic cuisines (Swiss, Italian and French), along with temptations like chocolate, cheese, wine and coffee which will satisfy your hunger and thirst. See Luzern, Bern, Lugano, Lausanne and plenty more to feel what it's like to be a Swiss!
- 12 nights in 3-star accommodations.
- 15 meals: Breakfast (12), Dinner (3)
- Services of a deaf Tour Leader on call 24 hours a day.
- Services of local deaf and/or hearing guides.
- All transportation expenses.
- All admission fees for attractions and museums mentioned in the itinerary.
- Most tips, except for your Tour Leader.
- Informative travel preparation packet.
- Pre-tour and/or post-tour itinerary consultation.
- $100 discount per person on your next regular tour.
- Domestic and/or international airfares.
- All other meals not mentioned in the itinerary and personal expenses.
- Travel Insurance
- Any COVID-19 related tests.
Per person, double occupancy.
VIEW UNIQUE LANDSCAPES
Nothing beats the view of the alps, therefore we must go to the top by gondola and/or train! Gorgeous scenic drives that you'll beg to pull over and take photos.
CONNECT WITH LOCALS
Good news! You'll get to meet at least 5 Deaf local guides that will take you on a walking tour in their towns about its history, culture, language and more!
DIVE INTO CULTURE
Rich with traditions from music to cows to clothing to crafts, you'll never get bored learning about the Swiss culture. Get ready to shop for their watches or knives.
SAMPLE FOOD & DRINK
Imagine dipping fresh baked bread into hot Gruyere cheese and put it in your mouth? Nom, nom! Great selection of local beers and unique Swiss cuisines unlike anywhere.
13 DAYS / 12 NIGHTS
DAY 1 - Arrive in Zurich before midday. Transfer to private van and drive through scenic Appenzell District. Peek inside Liechtenstein, the world’s sixth smallest country with view of Vaduz Castle. Final stop at Chur, the oldest city in Switzerland, check in hotel. Rest, recover and enjoy welcome dinner as a Swiss inside a cozy, traditional restaurant. Overnight in Chur.
DAY 2 - Enjoy a morning walking tour in old town before heading to Lugano/Locarno and be ready to feel like an Italian. Stop by the pretty Bellinzona Castle before check in hotel. Enjoying ‘dolce vita’ with Ticinese-style dinner. Sleep in Locarno for 2 nights.
DAY 3 - Ride the funicular up to the top of 3,000-foot San Salvatore for great lake views. Stroll along the shops and harbor on your free time. Hop aboard a ferry and cruise to nearby Swiss and Italian villages in search of idyllic open-air restaurants for dinner.
DAY 4 - Enjoy scenic drive around the gorgeous Lake Maggiore before arriving in Zermatt. Sleep in Zermatt for 2 nights.
DAY 5 - Enjoy a whole day in a small village, Zermatt, with a view of the iconic Matterhorn. Depending on weather, get on world’s famous railway, Gornergrat, or get on gondola to atop Klein Matterhorn and enjoy its amenities. Have fondue-style dinner.
DAY 6 - Drive to Montreaux. Have casual lunch before visiting the fascinating Charlie Chaplin Museum all afternoon. Sleep in Montreaux for 3 nights.
DAY 7 - Head to Charmey for a whole day to participate in Desalpe Festival where herd of cows with big bells descend from the alpines and have casual lunch. Plenty of photo ops with scenic views. Sample fine chocolate and cheese as well as wines in the beautiful vineyards of Lavaux before having lake-view dinner nearby Montreaux.
DAY 8 - Enjoy a morning walking tour of the medieval section in Lausanne, including the cathedral. Have lunch before driving to Geneva. Another afternoon walking tour with sights: Jet Fountain, United Nations, Red Cross and more. Dine like a French for dinner before heading back to Montreaux.
DAY 9 - Head to Bern and stroll through town to see Switzerland Parliament, Clock Tower, Cathedral and more. After lunch, visit a nearby village, Avenches, home to one of the largest Roman cities and feel like a Roman. Head to Luzern, a charming lakeside town. Stay in Luzern for 3 nights.
DAY 10 - Stroll all morning in town: cross the Chapel Bridge; see the ‘Dying Lion’ monument; and learn a little history about Switzerland at the Bourbaki Panorama. Visit the Swiss Army Knife Museum in Brunnen.
DAY 11 - Hop on a lake cruise to Luzern to Alpnachstad. Go atop Pilatus Mountain (6,982 ft) on a steep cogwheel railway and be in awe of a panorama view of 70+ peaks. Free time at the top. Ride in gondola back down to Kriens and take shuttle bus back to Luzern. If inclement weather, head to Engelberg where the tale of William Tell and the birthplace of Switzerland all started. Ride on unique revolving gondola to atop Mount Titlis (10,623 ft) for breathtaking views. Walk through a Titlus glacier tunnel. Dare to walk across highest suspension bridge. Time permitting, check out the Benedictine monastery and see how cheese was made. Return to Luzern.
DAY 12 - Head to a tiny, cozy town, Schaffhausen, home to the mighty Rhine Falls. See the roaring waters before meet & greet with two wonderful Deaf locals over farewell dinner in town. Overnight in Schaffhausen.
DAY 13 - Drive to Zürich airport (1.5 hours) for your departure flight to your next respective destination.