St Moritz & Stelvio Pass - 5 Days
St. Moritz & Stelvio Pass Driving Escape
Our St Moritz and Stelvio Driving Tour takes you on a journey through the heart of the Swiss Alps and Italian Tyrol, and features drives across some of the greatest passes in the Alps, including the Stelvio Pass, the San Bernardino Pass and the Bernina Pass, combined with luxury 5 Star Spa accommodation in the Alps.
Day 1 - Arrival
Transfer from Zurich airport to the Hotel. After check in, visit the Zurich town center, take a walk along the world famous shopping strasse that is Bahnhofstrasse, with its incredible collection of jewelry and designer stores. Continue to Lake Zurich, where you can stroll along the lakeside promenade. Drive Walk through – this evening we will be meet at the B2 Hotel for a complete walkthrough of your drives and itinerary for the next 4 days. This walkthrough will be given by your drive concierge in Switzerland.
Overnight Hotel: The 4 Star B2 Hotel & Spa, Zurich
Room type: B2 Boutique room
Day 2 - The Central Swiss Alps and Rhine Gorge Valley
Drive 1 – your car will be delivered directly to the hotel next morning. You then head south on your driving tour into the Alps, first driving a loop around the beautiful Lake Luzern, stopping for morning coffees in Vitznau at the Park Hotel. Now the tour continues directly into the Alps, and the ski resort of Andermatt. From here, you head up onto the beautiful Oberalp Pass - a stunning alpine pass rising to more than 2000m. Near the summit the group stop for lunch. The tour then continue into the Rhine Gorge valley, following the path of the Rhine east - as the valley narrows the road is literally carved into the rock faces with unbelievable views down to the river below. Complete the journey to St Moritz by crossing the Albula Pass, tracing the path of the world famous Glacier Express railway, with its stunning viaducts along this most beautiful of mountain passes.
That evening we recommend you dine at the hotels 1 star Kronenstubli restaurant, it's something very special indeed.
Overnight Hotel: 5 Star Superior Kronenhof, Pontresina Room type: Comfort room, south facing
Day 3 - Stelvio Loop
Drive 2 – Today you will spend the day driving some of the most beautiful and scenic roads in the Engadin region of Switzerland, tracing a path along the unspoiled Lower Engadin Valley, stopping in several immaculately preserved villages, such as Tarasp with its medieval castle. Now head south into Italy and the Parco dello Stelvio and towards the Stelvio Pass. You will take lunch in the park before heading up and over the spectacular Stelvio Pass, with its famous wall of 45 switchback turns – the pass itself climbs to 2750M. Return to Switzerland via the tight and twisty Umbrail pass, before heading through the Swiss National Park, over the Offenpass and back to your hotel.
Overnight Hotel: 5 Star Superior Kronenhof, Pontresina
Day 4 - Return to Zurich via the Livigno
Your final tour back to Zurich takes you south from St Moritz and onto the beautiful Bernina pass, tracing the path of the Bernina Express railway past glaciers and rivers. You then head into the tax free resort of Livigno, on the tip of the Stelvio National Park, where you will take lunch. After lunch, head back into Switzerland, and your return drive takes you across two further mountain passes - including the Fluela, before heading down into the jet set ski resort of Klosters for afternoon tea. Now head back to Zurich via the beautiful vineyards of the Maienfeld, where you get the chance to visit vineyards dating back to the Roman times. The final run back to Zurich then takes you via the shores of Lake Zurich, stopping for a sun down drink in the Seerose bar, before completing your drive back to the hotel.
Overnight Hotel: The 4 Star Superior B2 Boutique & Spa Hotel, Zurich
Day 5 - Departure
Spend the morning in Zurich, perhaps take a boat trip on the lake.