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Swiss Museums Trail

Visit a variety of museums unique to Switzerland

For such a small country Switzerland offers a large variety of museums ranging from art and culture to history, sport and crafts, to many other, more unusual exhibits.

Key facts

7 days / 6 nights
Lausanne - Lucerne - Bern
Departures: Daily all year round. From November to April the Ballenberg Museum is closed and will be replaced with the Lucerne Museums Card.

Itinerary

DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN LAUSANNE
Rail transfer to Lausanne and afternoon at leisure. The second largest town on Lake Geneva is largely car-free, ideal for an afternoon stroll, and offers views over the Savoy Alps of France. Small alleyways with cafes and boutiques shape the streetscape in the medieval city centre.

DAY 2 - OLYMPIC MUSEUM
Stroll along the lakeside to the world renowed Olympic Museum! Your Olympic discovery starts in the Olympic Park , a unique and beautiful area with views over the lake. Discover how the Olympic Movement has become an essential part of our different civilizations and meet the legendary champions who are the force behind the Olympic dream.

DAY 3 - GOLDEN PASS PANORAMIC
Journey on the the Golden Pass to Lucerne, winding its way up through the golden vineyards overlooking Lake Geneva. The city of Lucerne has a beautiful lakeside setting and, thanks to its historic old town and the nearby mountains of Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, it is one of Switzerland's most popular holiday destinations.

DAY 4 - BALLENBERG MUSEUM
Excursion to the Ballenberg Open Air Museum. Explore Switzerland's past in this collection of ancient Swiss buildings, farmyard animals, traditional gardens and forgotten crafts. With local craftsmen and experts presenting age old skills, Ballenberg is a fully immersive experience.

DAY 5 - BERN - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
Transfer to Bern and afternoon at leisure. Enjoy the unique medieval air of Switzerland's capital with its many fountains, sandstone facades, narrow streets and historic towers. Not many cities have managed to retain their historic features quite as succesfully as Bern.

DAY 6 - ALBERT EINSTEIN MUSEUM
The Albert Einstein Museum bears testimony to the physics genius' life in Bern. Accompany Albert Einstein on his life's journey and find out all about this brilliant physicist. A virtual journey through the cosmos explains Einstein's revolutionary theories clearly, and makes them easy to understand.

DAY 7 - DEPARTURE
Departure by rail transfer to airport or Swiss border.

Tour information

Accomodation: Standard (3-star), Superior (4-star)
Lausanne: Hotel de la Gare (STD), Hotel Château d'Ouchy (SUP) / Lucerne: Hotel des Alpes (STD), Hotel Wilden Mann (SUP) / Bern: Hotel Kreuz (STD), Hotel Allegro (SUP).

Hotels are subject to availability and might be replaced by a similar option.

 


Prices and inclusions

STANDARD PACKAGE (STD)
3* hotels, 2nd class rail
Double from £730
Single from £910

SUPERIOR PACKAGE (SUP)
4* hotels, 1st class rail
Double from £975
Single from £1415

INCLUSIONS
  • Return flights from UK to Switzerland in economy class including 1 piece of hold luggage and all taxes
  • Rail travel in 2nd or 1st class as per programme, incl. half-fare card
  • Golden Pass seat reservation
  • 6 nights' accomodation in selected category
  • Daily breakfast
  • Local taxes
  • Olympic Museum Entry
  • Ballenberg Museum Entry (or Lucerne Museum Pass in Winter)
  • Albert Einstein Museum Entry
  • Souvenir gift
  • Travel documentation
Upgrade to 1st class rail £35
Lausanne: Wine Tasting in Rivaz £21
Lucerne: Folklore Show & Dinner £56

Bookings are subject to availability at time of booking.

Payment by credit card:
A transaction fee of 1.6% will apply when paying by credit card. A transaction fee of 2.2% will apply when paying by AMEX (Diners Card cannot be accepted). No charge will be made for debit cards.

Please note: Prices may vary subject to flight seat availability. Departures from other airports available as are alternative airlines incuding low cost carriers.