Day by day itinerary - Tesla Tour 2 - High Alpine


Day 1 - Arrival in Zurich

After arrival at Zurich airport, special Travelwell convenience service and transfer to the hotel will be provided. For early arrivals (08:30 am or earlier) there will be breakfast at the hotel. Guests may also participate at our special, private guided city sightseeing tour of the old town of Zurich. Lunch will be served on a "Lake of Zurich"- boat tour.
In the afternoon, your Tesla rental car will be delivered to the hotel.
Get-together: meet your fellow passengers and the tour management.
Welcome dinner.
After dinner you will be introduced to the tour plan.
Meals: (B - L) D


Day 2 - Zurich - Lake Constance region

Our first stop is the Habsburg. An English speaking local guide will inform you about the little known fact that the family who acted over 600 years as emperors of Austria has its roots in Switzerland.
Lunch is served at the Castle Laufen.
Afterwards you will get the chance to admire the Rhine falls very close, the largest warterfalls in Europe.
A side trip through Germany towards Constance gives you the opportunity to try out the speed of your Tesla car. A ferry transfer will bring you to the hotel.

Meals: B L D


Day 3 - Lake Constance region

Today, among others, you will visit the cathedral and the library of St. Gall (a UNESCO World Heritage). The Kastenbahn Cable Car will bring you onto the Hoher Kasten, where lunch will be served.
Enjoy the famous Swiss sweets at the Maestrano Chocolate Factory.
Dinner will be served at the picturesque, medieval town of Wil (SG).

Meals: B L D


Day 4 - Lake Constance region - Engadin

Switzerland is a world famous country for cheese production. Today, you will not only learn, how cheese is made, you will produce your own Appenzeller-cheese yourself. After lunch, you will get an introduction on the local customs and practice in the Appenzeller Museum of Folklore. Then, we will continue our drive to Engadin, using the car transport shuttle train from Klosters to the Engadin, through the Vereina railway tunnel.

Meals: B L D


Day 5 - Engadin

The next UNESCO World Heritage, the Albula Bernina Railways System with its world famous helical tunnels, is our first target today. After lunch, back in the Engadin, we have lots of different options awaiting you. Let us surprise you.
In Pontresina you will crest the mountain by cable car up to Muottas Muragl where you will have a marvelous view over the upper Engadin valley, St. Moritz and the three lakes. The restaurant is ready for dinner.

Meals: B L D


Day 6 - Engadin - Ticino

Our first highlight today is the beautiful little church of St. Peter Mistail (built 800 a.C).  The Crestawald Museum will show you some secrets about the Swiss history in the 20st century. Lunch will be served in a very special, unique spot. Continuing to the south side of the Alps, you will cross over your 2nd Alpine mountain pass on this trip, the San Bernardino and then, bypassing the castles of Bellinzona (the 3rd UNESCO World Heritage) continuing to Lugano where you will have dinner and stay for the night.

Meals: B L D


Day 7 - Ticino

Switzerland's modern history is also a history of mountain railways. The latest example is the longest railway tunnel in the world - the Gotthard base tunnel. We will visit this outstanding masterpiece of modern engineering.
Different railways of all kinds have also been a driving force for the building of the hydrolic power plants in the Alps. The cable car brings you to the Ritom Dam System, where lunch is awaiting the group.
The abbey of Disentis is our next historical stop. Over 1300 years old, the monastery nowadays is the regional high school in the Bündner Oberland.

Meals: B L D


Day 8 - Ticino - Zurich

On our transfer to Zurich after cruising the Gotthardtunnel (the longest road tunnel in the Alps) and the Sustenpass we will stop in Brienz where you will acquire a very unique souvenir. In fact, it is not only buying it, you have to work yourself to become owner of this outstanding memory. Let us, the last time on this trip, add an outstanding experience to your memories.
Arriving in Zurich, the farewell dinner is awaiting you.

Meals: B L D


Day 9 - Zurich - Home

Private transfer to the airport and special Travelwell convenience services are provided for our valued guests. For late departure, we have organized a unique visit of Zurichs airport, behind the barrier.
Meals: B

Habsburg Castle (CH / AG)


Laufen Castle, next to the Rhine Falls (CH / ZH)


Cheese production hands on yourself, Stein (CH / AR)


St Peter Mistail, Alvaschein (CH / GR)


Ritom Cable Car (CH / TI)


Milages on this trip 
  km miles     km miles     km miles
Day 1 - -   Day 2 170 105   Day 3 150 95
Day 4 225 140   Day 5 140 87   Day 6 195 122
Day 7 270 170   Day 8 290 180   TTL 1'440 899

Overnights on this Travelwell trip
Night 1 Zurich   Night 2 + 3 Lake Constance area
Night 4 + 5 Engadin   Night 6 + 7 Ticino
Night 8 Zurich    (all 4**** or 5*****)


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