8-Day E-Grand Tour of Switzerland

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Zurich to Zurich

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It crosses five Alpine passes, runs alongside 22 lakes and takes in 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites, combining the cultural and scenic highlights of Switzerland – and from April 2017 it also stands for eco-friendly touring: the E-Grand Tour.An extensive network of around 300 charging stations electrifies the whole route from April 2017, guaranteeing a comfortable and clean driving experience over more than 1600 km. Incidentally, the Grand Tour of Switzerland is the world’s first official road trip route that is fully accessible to electric vehicles. This offer is certified with the myclimate label “carbon neutral journey”: We offset all CO2 emissions of your E-Grand Tour of Switzerland journey, including overnight stays and ride, by supporting myclimate’s high quality climate protection projects.
Day 1: Arrival Switzerland Individual travel to Zurich. Zurich is the “metropolis of experiences” and offers a unique mixture of attractions. Overnight in Zurich. Day 2: Zurich– St. Gallen (ca. 150 km)After breakfast drive to St.Gallen with a stopover at the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall. Overnight in St. Gallen.Day 3: St. Gallen– Davos (ca. 160 km)On your way to Davos you will pass the Appenzell region is known for rural customs and traditions. Continue your drive and have a stopover at Heidi’s Village in Maienfeld. Overnight in Davos.Day 4: Davos– Lugano (ca. 290 km)On your way to Lugano in the south of Switzerland you have several opportunities to experience the Grand Tour attractions. Relax for example on a train ride on the Bernina Express. Overnight in Lugano.Day 5: Lugano– Zermatt (ca. 215 km) Leaving Lugano for Zermatt, one visit that’s a must is Monte Brè. On your way lies Ascona, famous for its mild climate, its Old Town and a lake promenade, dotted with street cafés. Continue your journey and arrive in the region Valais. Here lies the Aletsch Glacier. Continue moving down to Täsch which is your last stop by car before you continue by train on to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt. Day 6: Zermatt– Gstaad (ca. 170 km) A morning trip up the openair Gornergrat railway is not to be missed, for unrivalled views over the 4000 m peaks surrounding Zermatt. After making your way to Täsch to collect your car, your route begins with a drive up through the Valais, heading through Sierre, Sion, Martigny and Aigle. After this your drive will continue to Gstaad. Overnight in Gstaad.Day 7: Gstaad– Lucerne (ca. 315 km) Before you continue to Lucerne, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the chalet village Gstaad. Continue your drive to Interlaken. From Interlaken you can experience the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits. If you have some time left before you head to Lucerne, Berne is the place to spend it. The old town of Berne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Lucerne.Day 8: Departure Lucerne– Zurich (ca. 140 km)You will spend your last day in one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. One of the highlights of Lucerne is the Chapel Bridge. Drive back to Zurich for rental car drop-off at the airport and return journey.

What’s included

  • 7 x overnight stays with breakfast in Zürich, St.Gallen, Davos, Lugano, Zermatt, Gstaad, Lucerne (1 night per destination)
  • Tesla Model S for 8 days
  • Parking at hotels included (except in Zermatt/Täsch – public parking included)
  • Taxi service Täsch– Zermatt– Täsch
  • Grand Tour of Switzerland Road Map from Hallwag
  • Grand Tour of Switzerland Travel Guide
  • 1 x Swiss Coupon Pass

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • A guide or driver is not included

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Switzerland Individual travel to Zurich. Zurich is the “metropolis of experiences” and offers a unique mixture of attractions. Overnight in Zurich.
Day 2: Zurich– St. Gallen (ca. 150 km) After breakfast drive to St.Gallen with a stopover at the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall. Overnight in St. Gallen.
Day 3: St. Gallen– Davos (ca. 160 km) On your way to Davos you will pass the Appenzell region is known for rural customs and traditions. Continue your drive and have a stopover at Heidi’s Village in Maienfeld. Overnight in Davos.
Day 4: Davos– Lugano (ca. 290 km) On your way to Lugano in the south of Switzerland you have several opportunities to experience the Grand Tour attractions. Relax for example on a train ride on the Bernina Express. Overnight in Lugano.
Day 5: Lugano– Zermatt (ca. 215 km) Leaving Lugano for Zermatt, one visit that’s a must is Monte Brè. On your way lies Ascona, famous for its mild climate, its Old Town and a lake promenade, dotted with street cafés. Continue your journey and arrive in the region Valais. Here lies the Aletsch Glacier. Continue moving down to Täsch which is your last stop by car before you continue by train on to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt.
Day 6: Zermatt– Gstaad (ca. 170 km) A morning trip up the openair Gornergrat railway is not to be missed, for unrivalled views over the 4000 m peaks surrounding Zermatt. After making your way to Täsch to collect your car, your route begins with a drive up through the Valais, heading through Sierre, Sion, Martigny and Aigle. After this your drive will continue to Gstaad. Overnight in Gstaad.
Day 7: Gstaad– Lucerne (ca. 315 km) Before you continue to Lucerne, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the chalet village Gstaad. Continue your drive to Interlaken. From Interlaken you can experience the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau summits. If you have some time left before you head to Lucerne, Berne is the place to spend it. The old town of Berne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Lucerne.
Day 8: Departure Lucerne– Zurich (ca. 140 km) You will spend your last day in one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. One of the highlights of Lucerne is the Chapel Bridge. Drive back to Zurich for rental car drop-off at the airport and return journey.
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