Cottage Hill Baptist Church
Hosted By: Pastor Alan Floyd & Pastor Ronnie McCarson
10 Day Switzerland and The Alps- The Majesty of The Alps
DAY 1 - MON SEP 16: USA I Enroute
Depart USA for Europe. Breakfast and dinner will be served aloft.
Day 2 - TUE SEP 17: LUCERNE I ARRIVAL
Arrive in Lucerne and take some free time to explore this lakeside town on your own. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in the city. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 3 - WED SEP 18: LUCERNE
Today, explore this “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Enjoy an Altstadt (Old Town) walking tour (with local guide) that follows the ancient pathways of the city. See the covered Chapel Bridge (1333); the famous Water Tower that once served as a prison; the watchtower and treasury; the Renaissance-style Town Hall; the Baroque Jesuit Church; and the Lion Monument, carved from sandstone to commemorate the heroic soldiers who were protecting King Louis XVI in 1792. (all external visits). Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 4 - THU SEP 19: LUCERNE I GOLDENPASS TRAIN I ZERMATT
This morning, travel to Gstaad and climb aboard the GoldenPass panoramic train to enjoy breathtaking Alpine views along the route to Montreux. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time in this legendary town on the shores of Lake Geneva. Then continue on to the pedestrian village of Zermatt. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 5 - FRI SEP 20: ZERMATT
Today, Zermatt is at your fingertips. Explore on foot during a guided walking tour (with local guide) visiting the Matterhorn Museum; learn more about the triumph and tragedy behind the first ascent of this imposing peak. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 6 - SAT SEP 21: ZERMATT I GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN I ST. MORITZ
Traverse bridges and tunnels while aboard the world-renowned narrow gauge Glacier Express, the most charming express train in the world. Enjoy the natural beauty of this route through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Filled with forests, fragrant meadows, gurgling streams and deep valleys, it’s a mountain dream come to life. Relax and enjoy a three-course lunch while onboard. Arrive in St. Moritz for your 2-night stay. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 7 - SUN SEP 22: ST. MORITZ I BERNINA PASS TRAIN I ST. MORITZ
Embark on a journey through the Bernina Pass while traveling along one of the most scenic railway lines in the world en route to Tirano, Italy. Take in striking views of the Swiss and Italian Alps throughout your adventure, including the famed Morteratsch Glacier. Upon your return by bus to St. Moritz you can relax at your hotel or make use of your included St. Moritz lift pass and take the cable car to the top of Mt. Diavolezza where you can enjoy stunning views of Piz Bernina. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 8 - MON SEP 23: ST. MORITZ I LAKE COMO I LAKE MAGGIORE
Today we make our way back to Italy with a drive to Lake Como. A ferry ride across the waters of Lake Como introduces you to its stunning beauty. Drive along the picturesque shores to the town of Como. You will have free time to explore this famous resort before continuing to Lago Maggiore, a tranquil resort area with crystal clear waters against the backdrop of the Alps. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 9 - TUE SEP 24: LAKE MAGGIORE
Travel to an ancient village nestled in the mountains. Stop at a family farm where you will learn about the artisan cheeses they produce. Then sample their delicious creations. Return to your hotel for a free afternoon. Our evening begins with a cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, the most beautiful of the Borromean Islands. There we savor a traditional farewell dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 10 - WED SEP 25: LAKE MAGGIORE I DEPARTURE
Your thrilling Alpine journey ends today in Lago Maggiore. Transfer to the airport according with your flight.