Five cantons in one trip
Imposing mountains, cities rich in tradition, plenty of leisure activities and in addition a rich offer of attractions always make Switzerland a special vacation destination. In this trip we have put together all the diversity of 5 cantons of Switzerland. Experience nostalgic and ultra-modern train rides, city tours in Basel and Bern. Lake scenery around Lake Brienz and a detour to the Riviera of Switzerland - Lake Geneva to Montreux and Chillon Castle.
As a special treat, you will be on the road with the "night watchman" of Bern. During this guided city tour, the Middle Ages come alive in Bern. The "night watchman's tour" gives fascinating insights into the nocturnal life and goings-on of yesteryear. With enough time, you will experience another highlight of Switzerland on your return trip - the Rhine Falls in the canton of Schaffhausen.
Five cantons in one trip in 5 days trip
High alpine wonderland, turquoise lakes and cities rich in tradition
Day 1: Arrival in Bern
Arrival in the canton of Bern. Room check-in and dinner in the capital city of Bern.
Day 2: Brienzer Rothorn
The journey takes you to the town of Brienz. Stroll along the long lake promenade and in the old part of the village discover the typical wooden houses. Once named the "most beautiful alley in Europe," Brunngasse is lined with 18th-century houses and is a must-see for any visitor. Afterwards, you will enjoy a steam train experience in a class of its own: from Brienz, you will take one of the oldest steam rack railroads in Switzerland up to the Rothorn. During the approximately one-hour ride, the railroad overcomes an altitude difference of almost 1,800 meters. The breathtaking and unique panoramic view of 693 mountain peaks is fantastic. The turquoise-green Lake Brienz lies like a carpet in front of the snow-white Bernese Oberland Alps. On the other side, the pre-Alpine hills of the UNESCO Entlebuch Biosphere, the largest moor and karst landscape in Switzerland. Stop for lunch at the summit restaurant before taking the cable car down the other side of the mountain to Sörenberg in Canton Lucerne (valid for 2024). Return journey to Bern.
Day 3: City tour Basel and Bern
Today you will devote yourself to the traditional Swiss city culture. After breakfast, you will travel by coach to the must-see city of Basel in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Basel looks back on a history of more than 2000 years. And it is still ever present today. Because it lives on in exciting contrast to the modern age in all corners of the city. You should definitely take a look at the 800-year-old Basel Cathedral, built in Romanesque and Gothic style, the Palatinate behind the Cathedral, with its unique view of the Mittlere Brücke and the opposite Kleinbasel, as well as the City Hall on the Marktplatz. Also worth seeing: the Spalenberg with the Spalentor. The Kunstmuseum Basel is one of the most renowned museums in the world. Its top-class collection - the first art collection ever open to the public - and its internationally acclaimed exhibitions offer unforgettable art experiences. Return to the hotel in Bern and have an early dinner, because around 20:00 you will be on the road with the "Night Watchman of Bern". During a guided thematic tour of the city, the Middle Ages come alive as darkness slowly falls in the winding streets of the federal city. The "Night Watchman's Tour" provides fascinating insights into the night life and goings-on of yesteryear. Eerie stories and sinister legends await you. And by the way you will see the most beautiful places of Bern. At about 22:00 you can end the day with a glass of wine in one of the many bars in the old town of Bern or at your hotel.
Day 4: GoldenPass Express and Lake Geneva
After breakfast you will drive to Interlaken. Here you will start your journey with the new GoldenPass Express. For the first time in history, the Interlaken - Montreux route can be travelled on the same train. This is thanks to the variable bogie and a gauge change system that allows the train to switch from standard gauge to meter gauge. The crossing in the exclusive panorama carriages is a world premiere since December 2022, while enjoying the forests, meadows, villages and mountain panoramas all the way to Lake Geneva on one of the most beautiful railroad lines in Switzerland. Your destination in the canton of Vaud is Montreux on Lake Geneva. Between lake, palm trees and mountains, the Montreux Riviera offers a variety of attractions. Montreux is a traditional resort town nestled among steep hills on the shores of Lake Geneva. The town is known for its mild microclimate and the Montreux Jazz Festival in July. Magnificent Belle Époque buildings line the waterfront, which is lined with flowers, sculptures, and Mediterranean trees. On the Riviera, you can take a stroll and enjoy the gorgeous Lake Geneva. On the way back to the hotel, stop at Chillon Castle. Chillon Castle is located on a rock on the shore of Lake Geneva. The moated castle is the most visited historical building in Switzerland. For almost four centuries, Chillon was the residence and profitable customs station of the Counts of Savoy. Return to the hotel in Bern.
Day 5: Journey home
After a hearty breakfast, you will start your journey home. If you have enough time, you will experience another highlight of Switzerland on your way back - the Rhine Falls in the canton of Schaffhausen. Here, massive masses of water cascade down the rocks over a width of 150 meters! The Rhine Falls are always worth a visit. From Schloss Laufen, a footpath leads you past the thundering masses of water to various viewing platforms. After this natural spectacle, you will start your journey home. Like many thousands of our Swiss guests, you will arrive home impressed at the end of the trip.
ALL these services are included:
-4 x nights Accomodation in 3* Hotel
-4 x daily Buffet breakfast
- 4 x 3-course dinners
- 1 x steam train ride, Brienz - Brienzer Rothorn
- 1 x cable car ride, Brienzer Rothorn - Sörenberg (in 2024) alternatively
- 1 x steam train ride, Brienzer Rothorn - Brienz (in 2023)
- 1 x night watchman tour in Bern
- 1 x train ride in the GoldenPass Express, 2nd class, Interlaken Ost - Montreux
- Lunch 3-course menu in the
- Berghaus Rothorn Kulm per person from € 38.-
- Admission to Chillon Castle per person from € 18.-
- English Guide
- Transportation in a modern private coach
Your accommodation is located in Bern. You will be welcomed with pleasure in one of our ***partner hotels such as the Hotel Kreuz or the ibis styles.
For an extra charge we can also offer you ****Hotels like the Best Western Plus or the Novotel in Bern.
(based on a group size of min. of 20 participants)
Tel: +41 79-401 45 60
info (at) toggenburgexperience.com