Your escape to Switzerland begins in the dynamic city of Zürich, where you’ll meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner served at your hotel. Your stay in Zürich includes an orientation of the Old Town. Take a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel with its impressive castle and medieval cathedral, time to stroll along its lake promenade. Lake Geneva, situated at the foot of the Alps, is your spectacular base for 2 nights.Your Swiss Escape includes a visit to the stately capital of Berne. Enjoy a guided tour of the city to see Bear Park, a panoramic view from the Rose Garden, the Old Town’s Clock Tower with its painted figures, and the flowered-adorned fountains. In lovely Lucerne, be captivated by the Lion Monument, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards of the French Revolution, as well as the ornate patrician houses of the Old Town. Cross the famous covered Chapel Bridge to Lucerne’s Jesuit church. Drive through the magnificent Swiss Alps via the famous St. Gotthard tunnel to the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland, home to the lakeside town of Lugano. Enjoy a full day to relax or explore this beautiful setting, before a farewell dinner on your last night in Switzerland. The wonderful memories of your Swiss Escape are made all the sweeter by the absence of high-season crowds on your stunning Switzerland escorted vacation.
Highlights of Swiss Escape
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All Escapes by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save, Welcome Back Credit, Second Tour discount and Small Group discount.
Headsets throughout the tour.Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
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January & March 2020 Travel
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
Old City of Berne
6 guests in a party: $1,891*18 guests in a party: $421*
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLANDWelcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
ZURICH–NEUCHÂTEL–LAKE GENEVA ZURICH Orientation walk of the old town includes sights of the Fraumünsterkirche.NEUCHÂTEL Free time en route to Geneva. (B) 174 mi / 280 km
LAKE GENEVA LAKE GENEVA Guided visit to Chillon Castle. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
LAKE GENEVA–BERNE–LUCERNE BERNE [LF] Guided walking tour includes the Old Town, a stop at Bear Park, and a panoramic view of the city from Rose Garden. Free time for lunch. Free time late afternoon and evening. (B) 155 mi / 250 km
LUCERNELUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion Monument, the Old Town, and Chapel Bridge. Dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
LUCERNE–LUGANO Scenic drive through the Swiss Alps on the way to Lugano.LUGANO Free time. (B) 112mi/180 km
LUGANO LUGANO Free time this morning and afternoon. Farewell dinner this evening at your hotel. (B,D)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lugano with an excursion to Bellinzona Castles. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus
LUGANOYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Milan, Italy.) (B)
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|1||Courtyard by Marriott Zurich North||Situated in the business district of Oerlikon, this modern hotel is just a short walk from Zurich Oerlikon Station from which downtown Zurich can easily be reached by direct train in just under 10 minutes. Combining innovative design and a fresh, contemporary style, the 152 spacious guestrooms feature plush bedding and black-out curtains to ensure a great night's sleep. All air-conditioned rooms include a lounge chair, in-room safe, mini-refrigerator, and coffee/tea-making facilities. The inviting 'Kitchen & Bar at Courtyard' restaurant offers a seasonal all-day food and beverage service, and there is a 24/7 Grab n' go Market in the lobby for snacks and drinks. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and the fitness area is available to hotel guests 24/7.||Zurich||Max Bill-Platz 19||First-Class|
|2||Eurotel Montreux||Located on the shores of Lake Geneva with views of the Alps and strides away from the Montreux Music & Convention Center. Rooms have free Wi-Fi and a minibar. Guests can enjoy Swiss and international cuisine at the lakeside restaurant, or on the terrace, where barbecued dishes are prepared during the summer months. Other amenities include a fitness center.||Montreux||81 Grand Rue||First-Class|
|3||Astoria||Ideally located in the heart of Lucerne, surrounded by mountains, close to its lake boasting crystal clear waters, the historic old town, and famous Chapel Bridge. All 252 contemporary rooms have a minibar and Wi-Fi. There's a plush cocktail lounge, a stylish café, and a rooftop bar affording city views. Other facilities include a full equipped modern gym.||Lucerne||Pilatusstrasse 29||First-Class|
|4||De La Paix||Pleasant Hotel situated within 2 minutes' walk of the lake, a 15-minute walk from town center.||Lugano-Paradiso||Via Cattori, 18||First-Class|
|5||Novotel Lugano Paradiso||This modern mid-scale 97-room hotel is located just a short walk away from Lake Lugano with Free Wi-Fi connection and tasteful, elegant décor throughout. Soundproofed guestrooms perfectly blend comfort with technology and the restaurant is an informal setting serving fresh, tasty, healthy specialties with a bar area for simply enjoying drinks in a friendly atmosphere. The property also offers a fitness centre and an outdoor seasonal swimming pool & bar.||Lugano||Via San Salvatore 11||First-Class|