Swiss Alpine

5 Days Tour

Germany | Switzerland

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Tour Overview

05 Days - Swiss Alpine (Code: SWAL)


Tour Highlights


  • Mt Titlis with entrance

  • Rhine Falls The largest plain waterfalls in Europe

  • Lucerne City Tour view the Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge

  • Interlaken Free time to explore & shop

  • Glacier 3000 with entrance

  • Golden Pass Panoramic Train included

  • Bern walking Tour view the Zytglogge, Einstein House & Bärengraben

  • Montreux Free time

  • Geneva Orientation Tour


Price Includes


  • Return transportation by deluxe AC coach from Wembley, East Ham, Maidstone or Folkestone

  • Return channel crossing via Eurotunnel or Ferry

  • 3 nights accommodation in a 3/4* hotels with breakfast

  • 3 Indian dinners

  • Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in Tour Highlights

  • All tips and service charges

  • Premium service of a Star Tours’ Representative

  • ABTA Legal Protection





• 2 nights at H+ Hotel or similar

• 1 night at Best Western or similar


The Star Difference


  • Excursion to Mt. Titlis, Glacier 3000, Golden Pass Train and Guided tour in Bern included in your price

  • Geneva and Montreux included

  • Tips and service charges included

  • ABTA Protection


Additional Excursions





(6- 15 years)

Ice Flyer

12 Euros

6 Euros



Tour Itinerary

Day 1
London - Calais - Overnight Drive (Distance: 850 Kms - Overnight)

Today evening join up with your coach and depart towards Dover or Folkestone for your crossing to Calais; you will require your passports at hand as we will cross the UK and French immigration, as well as security. The crossing on the ferry will last approx. 90 Minutes; 40 minutes if the crossing is from the Euro Tunnel train.

Once we are in mainland Europe, we make our way directly towards Switzerland. We will be crossing through France, Belgium and possibly Luxembourg whilst we make our way towards Switzerland.

We will be covering quite a distance tonight and be driving throughout the night. We highly recommend you carry any essentials you require with you in person including a small wash bag with key toiletries.

Day 2
Rhine Falls - Central Switzerland (Distance: 300 Kms)

In the morning, after a refreshing stop to freshen up at services following your overnight drive, you will have the option to enjoy a hearty breakfast at your leisure from the available services.

Your journey takes you through the enchanting Black Forest region of Germany, a scenic route leading you to Schaffhausen, a charming city nestled alongside the majestic river Rhine. Here, prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Rhine Falls, the largest open-plain waterfalls in all of Europe. Get up close and personal with this natural wonder, and feel the exhilarating spray of the cascading waters as you explore its breathtaking beauty. While standing at the river's edge, take in the commanding presence of the magnificent Wörth Castle, overlooking the thundering falls.

As you continue your drive into Central Switzerland, you will find yourself immersed in a landscape that seems plucked from the pages of a fairy tale. Rolling meadows adorned with wildflowers, crystal-clear lakes mirroring the towering peaks, and charming villages with their storybook architecture will unfold before your eyes. The crisp mountain air, the soothing sound of babbling brooks, and the views of rugged mountain ranges will accompany you on this scenic journey, leaving you with an indelible sense of wonder.

We have our Indian meal either at the restaurant or the hotel before we settle in for our two nights at the hotel.


Day 3
Central Switzerland - Mt Titlis - Lucerne - Bern - Interlaken

After breakfast, we set off for Mt. Titlis, where we ascend 10,000 feet to its summit. Our journey begins with a small cable car or funicular ride, depending on the season, followed by a remarkable experience aboard the world's first revolving cable car, the Titlis Rotair. As the Rotair makes a full revolution during our ascent, we're treated to a mesmerizing 360-degree view of the Uri Alps.

Upon reaching the summit, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking panoramic views of the Swiss landscapes. Take your time to snap photos in traditional Swiss attire, shop for souvenirs, and venture onto the highest Cliff Walk, a suspended pedestrian bridge positioned 3,000 meters above sea level. This bridge is believed to be the highest elevation suspension bridge in Europe (subject to operation). Spend your morning exploring the snow-covered wonderland and visit the ice caves.

For those seeking an extra thrill, there's the optional Ice Flyer (subject to operation). This chairlift glides smoothly and safely over pristine snowfields and deep crevasses, some as deep as twenty meters. While you're up on Mt. Titlis, don't forget to smile for the camera - you can purchase the perfect souvenir photo from the on-site studio.

In the early afternoon, we descend and board our coach for the journey to the enchanting city of Lucerne. Here, you will be treated to breathtaking views of Lake Lucerne, surrounded by the Swiss Alps, including the majestic peaks of Mt. Pilatus and Mt. Rigi. Explore the charming cobblestone streets of the Old Town and enjoy some souvenir shopping. Be sure not to miss the opportunity to visit the iconic Chapel Bridge, also known as Kapellbrücke, a 204-meter-long wooden bridge dating back to 1333 and considered the oldest covered bridge in Europe. Additionally, pay your respects at the Lion Monument, an impressive rock relief designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen, honouring the Swiss Guards who sacrificed their lives during the French Revolution.

Our next destination is the historic city of Bern, Switzerland's capital. Upon arrival, we embark on a guided tour of the charming old town, where you'll have the chance to explore iconic landmarks such as the Zytglogge clock tower, the parliament square, and the Bear Pit in Bären Park. The city's well-preserved medieval architecture, set against a backdrop of stunning natural surroundings, will leave a lasting impression of Swiss beauty and heritage.

Our journey continues to Interlaken, a picturesque resort town nestled between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun. Take a leisurely stroll through the scenic Kursaal Garden, known for its beautiful landscapes and views. Within the park, you will also find a statue honouring the late Yash Chopra, a renowned Indian filmmaker celebrated for his contributions to the Indian film industry. This statue serves as a tribute to his life and work and is a popular tourist attraction in Interlaken.

After an enjoyable Indian meal at a local restaurant, we make our way to the hotel for our overnight stay.

B, D

Day 4
Golden Pass Panoramic Train - Glacier 3000 - Montreux - Geneva

After a delightful breakfast, we embark on a picturesque journey to Zweisimmen, where we eagerly hop aboard the enchanting Golden Pass Panoramic Train bound for the charming town of Gstaad. As we traverse through the postcard-perfect Swiss countryside, our senses are treated to lush green meadows, quaint wooden chalets, and the awe-inspiring backdrop of the towering Alps.

Upon arriving in Gstaad, we continue our adventure to Glacier 3000, a place that promises a unique and exhilarating experience. Here, we have the privilege of traversing the extraordinary Peak Walk by Tissot, a marvel of modern engineering in the Swiss Alps. This remarkable suspension bridge spans between two majestic peaks - Scex Rouge and the Oldenegg - offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including iconic peaks like the Matterhorn, Mont-Blanc, and Jungfrau. To reach an elevation of 3000 meters, we swiftly ascend via a panoramic cable car in just 15 minutes. Once on the glacier, an array of thrilling activities awaits, from the Ice Express Chairlift to the Snow Fun Park and more, providing an unforgettable experience in this stunning natural setting.

Our journey then takes us to the enchanting town of Montreux, nestled along the serene shores of Lake Geneva. Montreux is famed for its picturesque beauty, serene lakeside setting, and vibrant cultural scene. Explore its charming streets, take in the stunning views, and immerse yourself in the town's unique atmosphere.

Finally, we make our way to Geneva, a city that effortlessly combines history, culture, and international diplomacy. It's known for its beautiful Lake Geneva, iconic Jet d'Eau fountain, and numerous museums. Enjoy the sights and experiences that Geneva has to offer as we conclude our day in this cosmopolitan Swiss city.

B, D

Day 5
Geneva - Calais - London (Distance: 850 Kms)

This morning, we begin our day with an early departure from the hotel. Today's journey covers a considerable distance as we make our way back to London. Make sure to have your essential items and entertainment devices on hand to make the most of the trip.

Upon reaching Calais, we cross back into Dover or Folkestone, depending on our scheduled tour crossing for the day. From there, we continue our route towards Wembley, where passengers will be dropped off at their respective destinations.

We anticipate our arrival back in Wembley late in the evening, bringing our memorable journey to a close.


Important Notes
On occasions, due to large events, traffic, logistics and availability of reservations, it may be necessary to change the above itinerary. However, all aspects of the itinerary will be covered.

This tour involves overnight travel on a coach.

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Other Information

2024 USD Dates & Prices





CHILD (2-11 YRS)





May - 02



May - 24



Jul - 10



Jul - 26



Aug - 02



Aug - 16, 22









Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room

Child 2 - 11 years must share a room with 2/3 adults

Infants 0 - 23 months price is from $325 for a seat in coach only

Max occupancy per room is 3 person (excluding infants)

$85 reduction will apply for 2nd child without a bed

Single supplement will be an additional $220


Discover general information about our tours by clicking here . Additionally, should you have any questions, our Frequently Asked Questions page may already contain the answers to your questions.

Country Details




Visa Required








CHF (Euro accepted

at many places*)


UTC + 1




*Change will be given back in local currency

Additional Excursions

Ice Flyer - The Ice Flyer chairlift sweeps you smoothly and safely over crisp, virgin snowfields and icy depths. Some of the crevasses are up to twenty metres deep. Only on Mt Titlis can you expect such a fantastic glacier experience.


In most of Western Europe, the currency you will require will be Euros. When travelling to Switzerland, you will need Swiss Francs (CHF). It is possible to purchase items in Euros whilst in Switzerland (selected establishments) however it should be noted that the change will be given back in CHF.

Passengers should exchange any spending money for their holiday before they actually travel. Whilst on tour it is very inconvenient and not all places you will visit will have ATM machines or accept credit/debit cards.

We also advise our passengers to keep some change in coins on them whilst on tour as using toilets in many parts of Europe is not free.

USD, GBP or travellers’ cheques are not widely accepted at locations in this tour.


An important point to note whilst on a touring holiday is that some long journeys are unavoidable especially when travelling from city to city.

It is advisable for passengers to carry necessities that they may need for the day such as water, dry snacks, cameras etc. with them in their hand luggage.

For this tour, it should be noted that the travel times are extensive on this tour.

Please see a summary of the distances you will be covering below:



Distance in kms


Travelling time





2hrs 30mins


Rhine falls


10hrs 15mins

Overnight Journey

Rhine falls







1hr 20mins


Grindelwald (Jungfraujoch)










1hr 10mins








7hrs 15mins

Above is for indication purposes only


Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel and is usually a continental breakfast, which will consist of tea, coffee, bread, cereals, fruit and yoghurt.

Passengers can choose from different diets, including vegetarian, Jain or non-vegetarian (Halal will not always be available) meals. Passengers should advise the tour representative of their preferred diet on day one. The meals are pre-set buffet, and a choice of menu is not available. Meals will be provided with tap water only.

Lunches are not provided on this tour, where there is a possibility of stopping at a service station the choice for vegetarians may be limited. We highly recommend if you have specific dietary requirements then you should make arrangements to carry your own food for lunch.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

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UK Residents

USA Residents








Not all hotels on this tour will have air-conditioning so you should carry a small portable fan with you especially during the summer months.

Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle so if hot water is required for warming milk etc. in the hotel then it is advisable to carry a bottle warmer / kettle as well as a thermos flask. Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron and hairdryer etc., as many hotel rooms may not have these facilities.

Some hotels in Europe, especially Germany, Switzerland, Austria & Italy will provide two single beds put together as a Double occupancy room, as this sort of configuration allows the hotel to use a room for multi-use, we do contract with such hotels, and you should be prepared for such eventualities.

If you use services such as the phone or minibar or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

The maximum occupancy per room on this tour is 3 person(s).

Other Advisories


Particular attention should be paid to the baggage allowance for this tour; this can be found on our general information page. Excess baggage may not be allowed on the coach.

The WC facilities on the coach will be restricted on this tour.

Please note this tour contains overnight drive on the coach.

High Altitude

You should only make trips to high altitudes if you feel healthy. The following recommendations apply:

Advanced age is no barrier to high altitude. For blood pressure patients who are well controlled with medication, the altitude is not a concern. Asthmatics can travel to high altitudes without any problems. High-altitude air is less polluted with particles that can cause an asthma attack. Epileptics who are well controlled with medication should be able to negotiate the altitude.

Pregnant women: There may be a certain risk for pregnancy even without pre-existing diseases over 2500-3000 metres. Caution is therefore advised if in doubt, please consult your doctor in advance.

Infants: Short-term stays at the mountain tops are unproblematic. Infants and young children are often unable to equalise pressure during descent and are therefore increasingly at risk of ear irritation. Regular swallowing (drinking, sucking on a bottle) during the descent can prevent the occurrence of irritation.

Because children can chill faster than adults, always pay attention to sufficient protection from the cold at high altitude. Sunglasses and a good sunscreen are necessary on the glaciers!

High altitude visits not recommended for:

Lung and heart patients who are already short of breath while at rest or when climbing stairs are advised not to stay at high altitude. Patients with angina pectoris or severely impaired performance with heart enlargement and heart failure should not visit high altitude. Coronary artery disease (angina pectoris) and heart enlargement with medical therapy should not visit high altitude. Patients with a pronounced risk profile for cardiovascular disease (smoker + high blood pressure + diabetes + high blood fats + overweight + occasional chest pain) should consult the doctor before visiting high altitude.

Do not stay at high altitude after having striated muscles or a stroke.

Pick up and Drop off points & Times

Passengers should arrive at their pick-up point no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Your pick-up point, address and time will be stated on your invoice. If you have selected a pick-up time outside of Wembley, Southall or East Ham then you will be confirmed your pick-up time.

Return journeys from the continent are scheduled to arrive at Dover or Folkestone between 19.00hrs and 20.00hrs approximately. We will then proceed to the original pick-up points in London (arrival time between 22.30hrs and 00.30hrs+1)

The below pick-up points are the only ones available:


East Ham



Calais (subject to availability)

Dover (subject to availability)

Rhine Falls

Schengen Visa Details

Visa Details & Document Required

Embassy to Apply


Port of Entry/Exit

Applying from UK (Click Here)  


Max Stay

Calais, France/Calais, France

Applying from India (Click Here)


Max Stay

Calais, France/Calais, France

Visas & Passports

A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals. Except for EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.

If you hold an Indian, Pakistani, or Bangladesh Passport, you will need to obtain Schengen Visa prior to travelling. Many nationalities do not require Schengen visas, such as British, EU and American nationals. Should you need further clarification, please contact us.


Weather in much of Western Europe tends to be the same as England and is very unpredictable. Regardless of the time of the year, it is advisable to carry an umbrella.

Temperatures vary from place to place, and it is a good idea to check online for average temperatures for the destination(s) being visited depending on the time of the year.

On a multi-destination tour, it is likely passengers will travel through various weather fronts; whilst in Switzerland, during excursions to mountain tops passengers may experience temperatures between 0 °c and 2 °c whilst at the same time experience temperatures of over 30 °c whilst they are in France.

Passengers can be well prepared by ensuring they are carrying appropriate clothing, footwear and accessories. Passengers should also be aware that during the winter months most of the sightseeing will be in the dark as, in Europe, the day becomes dark very early during winter. Passengers should consult with Star Tours at the time of booking if they are unsure.

Wheelchairs & Child Seats

We will accept lightweight manual wheelchairs for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the coach.  It is also essential that a family member is also on tour to push their wheelchair. Star Tour’s will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed. It should be noted Mt Titlis and Mt Jungfrau is not fully accessible for a wheelchair user. Luzern will have cobbled streets, which may not be suitable for wheelchairs.

The trains and platforms at Trummelbach Waterfalls will not be fully accessible for those on wheelchairs.

In most of Europe, the use of child seats in coaches is mandatory for children under the age of 12 or who are shorter than 150 cm. Children under 7 years old or less than 125 cm tall must use a child seat with a harness or a restraint system. Children between 7 and 12 years old or between 125 and 150 cm tall must use a booster seat or a seat cushion. It is the responsibility of the child's parent or guardian to provide the appropriate child seat for their child.

Home Pick-Ups

The map below can be used to check the price of a home pick-up. The map shows the price bands for each area we service.

Home Pick-up Pricing Key:

Pick-Up points

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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