Black Forest and Switzerland tour



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Encounter the natural majesty and cultural cities of this amazing region

11 days

 Aug. 28 to  Sep. 8, 2018


With its majestic snow-capped mountains, scenic railways, small villages, picturesque alpine lakes, delicious cuisine, and historical monuments, Switzerland is a magical country sure to delight. Encounter the breathtaking scenery—impressive peaks, thundering waterfalls, mountain lakes, tiny villages, and glacial ice fields.


Enjoy the must-see sights in this region -  including Zurich, Lucerne, St. Gall's Abbey, Basel, the Black Forest and Strasbourg.  


You will also experience activities unique to Dignity Travel hosted tours - such as mountain train rides, cruises on alpine lakes, cheese tasting and much more.


Tour package

$12,342.86* per person (double occupancy)

$17,534.16* per person (single occupancy)


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Reservation deadline for this tour is May 24, 2018

Space may be available after this deadline. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice and are based on estimated group size. A refundable deposit of $6,000 per person is required to confirm your reservation. If traveling as a single occupant a $12,000 refundable deposit is required. All major credit cards accepted for deposit. Final payment is due by Jun. 21, 2018.

What makes this tour special?

  • Easy access tours for people who use wheelchairs or have difficulty walking
  • Entrance fees to listed attractions
  • Includes all activities listed in itinerary
  • Alpine train, cruise on Lake Zurich, Rhine Falls boat ride, Cheese tasting and more
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Tips for local guides and drivers included
  • Experienced care and tour hosts to assist throughout travel (based on group size)
  • Transportation in an accessible mini-bus
  • Luxury/Deluxe accessible hotel and lodge accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Dinner and lunches included in tour price - per itinerary
  • Personal care attendants and/or nurse (based on group size or arranged on an individual basis)
  • Roommates for single travelers may be arranged
  • Security and social opportunities of group travel experience

Tour itinerary 

Aug. 28 - Depart US

Aug. 29 - Arrive Zurich and transfer to 5-star hotel

Aug. 30 - Tour Zurich

Aug. 31 - Visit Rhine Falls and St. Gall's Abbey

Sep. 01 - Tour Lucerne

Sep. 02 - Alpine train ride on Mount Pilatus

Sep. 03 - Visit the UNESCO Biosphere of Entlebuch

Sep. 04 - Tour the Basel

Sep. 05 - Discover the Black Forest

Sep. 06 - Visit Strasbourg 

Sep. 07 - Free afternoon in Zurich

Sep. 08- Flight back to the US


*Rates include all of the listed group benefits. Rates are subject to availability and are the same for accessible or non-accessible rooms. The number of accessible rooms are limited and available on a first come basis. Book early to guarantee your room choice. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice and are based on group size. The rate does not include international airfare.

Tour highlights


Aug. 29 - Zurich

Arrive in Zurich and transfer from the airport to your 5-star accessible hotel in the city center. The hotel is located near shopping and dining and features air-conditioning, in house restaurant and an Asia Spa. D


Aug. 30 – Zurich

Today we will tour the beautiful city of Zurich which lies at the north end of Lake Zurich in northern Switzerland, a global center for banking and finance. The picturesque lanes of the central Old Town, on either side of the Limmat River, reflect its pre-medieval history. Waterfront promenades like the Limmatquai follow the river toward the 17th-century town hall. Permanently settled for around 2,000 years, Zurich has a history that goes back to its founding by the Romans. Today Zurich is the largest Swiss city with approximately 400.000 inhabitants. BLD


Aug. 31 – Zurich/Rhine Falls/Lake Constance/Zurich

We depart the city for the day to explore the natural wonders of eastern Switzerland. Our first stop is the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen, which fascinates visitors with its great water volume and provides a magnificent spectacle. Across a width of 492 feet and a height of more than 75 feet a magnificent amount of water plunges over the falls in the summer. An adventure path - with elevator - goes from Laufen Castle to the outlook platforms and enables an unobstructed view of this spectacle of nature. After our visit to the falls, we will continue along Lake Constance before arriving in St. Gall. After a short sightseeing stroll we will visit St. Gall's Abbey Library. This Library is one of the oldest and most beautiful in the world. The origins of the library date back to the 8th-century, and many of its 160,000 priceless texts are nearly that old. BLD


Sep. 01 - Zurich/Lucerne

We leave behind Zurich today as we continue our Swiss tour to picturesque Lucerne. Upon our arrival, we will see some of the attractions this gateway to central Switzerland has to offer. The city is situated on Lake Lucerne and is embedded within an impressive mountainous panorama. Thanks to its attractions, its souvenir and watch shops, the beautiful lakeside setting and the nearby excursion mountains of the Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, the town is a must see destination. BLD


Sep. 02 – Lucerne/Mt. Pilatus/Lucerne

Today we will take the world’s steepest railway up the Pilatus Mountain. Maker of weather, dragon's lair, home to giants and grave of rulers: Lucerne's very own mountain, Pilatus, is one of the most legendary places in Central Switzerland. And one of the most beautiful. On a clear day, the mountain offers a panoramic view of 73 Alpine peaks. The mountain, which towers above the region with its more than 6,300-foot height, indubitably captures the imagination. Even today Pilatus is a source of mystical discoveries and is home to places of natural beauty that are steeped in legend and lore. BLD


Sep. 03 – Lucerne/Entlebuch/Lucerne

The day starts with a trip to Entlebuch. Seemingly endless moorlands, craggy karst formations and wild mountain streams make for special experiences and views. Switzerland's first biosphere reserve offers natural beauty at its finest. Almost no other region in Switzerland has as many natural treasures as the “Wild West” of Lucerne. It is no wonder that Entlebuch was designated by UNESCO as the first biosphere reserve in Switzerland. Within the worldwide network of biosphere reserves, Entlebuch represents pre-Alpine moorland and karst landscapes. Switzerland is also famous for biscuits and cheese. After our time in Entlebuch, we will visit the village of Kambly in the Emmental region. Kambly, the producer of the best-known and most popular fine biscuits in Switzerland, welcomes its visitors to the Kambly Experience. In the Visitor Centre we will discover the secrets of the art of biscuit making. We will also discover how the world famous Emmental cheese is made. BLD


Sep. 04 – Lucerne/Basel/Black Forest

We are leaving central Switzerland today for the splendid Black Forest region of Germany. On our way, we will stop to discover the historic city of Basel Switzerland. After our time in Basel, we will continue on to our deluxe hotel in the Black Forest village of Hinterzarten. BLD


Sep. 05 – Black Forest

Today we discover the beautiful Black Forest region with a visit to the "Valley of  Hell," a cableway journey to the highest hill in the forest and a tasting of the famous Black Forest Ham. In the afternoon we will tour the magnificent city of Freiburg and of course, sample some Black Forest Cake.  BLD


Sep. 06 – Black Forest/Strasbourg/Black Forest

No tour of this region would be complete without a visit to the beautiful and historic city of Strasbourg. The city center and Grand Island are classified as a World Heritage Site. After a city tour and boat ride, we 13th century village of Colmar - also famous for its Riesling and Gewurztraminer wines. BLD


Sep. 07– Black Forest/Zurich

After breakfast, we start or trip back to Zurich. You will have free time in the afternoon to enjoy the city on your own before our final group dinner together. BD


Sep. 08 – Zurich

Transfer from the hotel to the airport for our flight home. B

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