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Episode 85: The Grand Explorer Tour of Switzerland: an unforgettable small group journey

November 15, 2023 Last Updated on November 15, 2023

When it comes to choosing how to travel around Switzerland, renting a car or travelling by train are the two options you’ll likely consider.  These modes of transport are fantastic for folks who like to travel independently but for travellers who would rather not have to worry about driving or adhering to train timetables, a group tour is a wonderful option.

And when we say ‘group tour’ we’re not only referring to large coaches that carry 40 or 50 passengers.  There are smaller, more personalised tours available, too.

In this episode you can hear all about one such tour.  It’s a 9 day / 8 night small group tour that combines the best of both the self-drive and train versions of the Grand Tour of Switzerland. 

Guests on this tour will visit Switzerland’s most scenic destinations in all four language regions, drive over famous mountain passes and ride on the country’s iconic panoramic trains all whilst accompanied by a knowledgeable local driver guide in a small luxury coach with a retractable roof!

Does this sound appealing?  Listen below to learn more. 

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Show Notes

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • All the essentials you need to know about the small group tour
  • The tour itinerary and inclusions
  • What you can expect while taking the tour
  • Top highlights included in the group tour
  • The benefits of taking a small group tour in Switzerland
  • The type of traveller best suited to the small group tour
  • How to secure your Holidays to Switzerland exclusive discount

Our Guest

Fabian Bryner, Head of Markets and Business Development for Switzerland Travel Centre.
Fabian Bryner

Fabian Bryner is Head of Markets and Business Development for Switzerland Travel Centre.

He is responsible for all incoming business from both independent customers and tour operators. He looks after Switzerland Travel Centre’s offices in Stuttgart, London and Hong Kong.

Key highlights of the Grand Tour of Switzerland Explorer small group tour

  • 9 days / 8 nights
  • 4 star accommodation with breakfast
  • Travel in a small luxury coach with retractable roof
  • 3 premium panoramic train rides included
  • 2 mountain excursions included
  • Visits to many key attractions included
  • Services of driver/guide throughout
Mercedes Sprint cabrio van with retractable roof
The luxury coach with retractable roof is a unique way to travel around Switzerland.

Useful resources

See the full itinerary and inclusions of the tour here.

Holidays to Switzerland readers can benefit from a 5% discount when they book the Grand Tour of Switzerland Explorer Tour. Simply quote the code HTSWISS in the Promo Code box when making your booking to qualify for the discount.

You can also read our article about what to expect on a small group tour in Switzerland.

Like to learn more about the rail packages offered by Switzerland Travel Centre? You can listen to episode 66 or visit this page.

Interior of Mercedes Sprinter mini coach with retractable roof and large windows
Large windows and a retractable roof on the luxury coach mean you won’t miss any of the passing scenery.

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This episode is sponsored by Switzerland Tourism

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