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Overview

The Best of Switzerland

If you have dreamed of taking in storybook-setting vistas, breathing in fresh Alpine air, and tasting mouth-watering Swiss chocolates, this enchanting tour of Switzerland has you covered from A to Zurich. Bustling cities, chalet-dotted hillsides, and pastoral valleys welcome you to the land of lush green farmland, glorious fondue, and glitzy fun. Join the capricious and carefree in the posh playgrounds of swanky St. Moritz, sparkling Lake Geneva, charming car-free Zermatt, and Italy’s celebrated and celebrity-full Lake Como. As you near lively Lugano and the Italian border, the scenery delightfully changes from mountainous panoramas to a Mediterranean paradise complete with chestnut groves, olive and fig trees, and fruitful vineyards. Dinner at a shady and cool grotto and lunch on a traditional Swiss farm provide local, delectable dining experiences like no other.

Highlights of The Best of Switzerland

Travelers Notes

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $1,896*
18 guests in a party: $339*

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe 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 Europe 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 European tour—without the crowds.

Product Group

The Best of Switzerland

UNESCO Sites

Old City of Berne

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch, 4 three-course dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2

ZURICH–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND Swiss Chocolates & Sweet Views ZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town includes a [LF] Sprüngli chocolate-praline tasting. Take a scenic drive along Lake Zurich and Lake Walen into the high Alps en route to the Principality of Liechtenstein.
VADUZ Spend free time to browse and for lunch.
ST. MORITZ Enjoy free time this afternoon. (B,D)
137 mi / 220 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Since chocolatier David Sprüngli opened Confiserie Sprüngli & Fils on Zurich’s Marktgasse in 1836, its irresistible confections have been tempting many a sweet tooth for generations. Today Confiserie Sprüngli continues its tradition as a pioneer of Swiss chocolate making, whipping up sweet temptations from truffles to pralines in the many chocolate shops bearing its name throughout Switzerland.

Day 3

ST. MORITZ–LAKE COMO, ITALY–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND Legendary Lakes of Italy & Switzerland LAKE COMO See the stunning lake en route to Lugano.
LUGANO Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
87 mi / 140 km

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE in Lugano to see its mix of Italian and Swiss style and culture reflected in its architecture and cuisine. Standing on the Lake’s northern shore, the city is surrounded by mountain peaks. Lugano’s Piazza della Riforma and pastel palazzos share the ambience of this lovely Swiss city with impressive architecture and bold and innovative street art.

Day 4

LUGANO–STRESA, ITALY–TÄSCH, SWITZERLAND–ZERMATT The Heights of Beauty STRESA Enjoy free time.
TÄSCH Take a scenic mountain train ride to Zermatt. (B)
165 mi / 265 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEMS Stresa is an example of Italy’s splendid elegance on Lake Maggiore, overlooking the surrounding islands. With natural beauty, ornamental gardens, and grand architecture, Stresa is a study in sophistication. Luxury villas and art nouveau hotels along the shores make for a perfect place to stroll.

Day 5

ZERMATT–LAKE GENEVA Life on the Lake ZERMATT Spend free time this morning before returning to Täsch. Take a scenic drive through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley en route to Lake Geneva. (B,D)
93 mi / 150km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT The glistening waters of Lake Geneva lap against its French and Swiss shores in the serene surroundings of sublime vineyards and countryside. Belle Epoque sailboats traverse the lakeshores amid castles, museums, and resort towns as they have for over a century.

Day 6

LAKE GENEVA–BERNE–LUCERNE Coming Up Roses in Berne BERNE Guided walking tour. Enjoy [LF] lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm before continuing to Lucerne. (B,L)
162 mi / 260 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS Explore the “City of Fountains,” Berne - the capital city of Switzerland, dating back to the 12th century. Take in the medieval architecture in the Altstadt (Old Town) with its 6 kilometers of arcades and animated clocktower, then indulge in lunch at a local farm.

Day 7

LUCERNE Lion Hearted in Lucerne LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and Chapel Bridge. [LF] Scenic railway ride to the top of Mount Pilatus and receive a special souvenir cap. Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening. (B,D)

LOCAL FAVORITE
EPIC RIDE Feel your heart soar as you ascend to the summit of magnificent Mount Pilatus, home to the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. Look out for the legendary dragon and take in the heavenly vistas. Direct your gaze as far as the eye can see with views as far as the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Down below, sparkling lakes catch the sun for a view unlike any other.

Day 8

LUCERNE–ZURICH AIRPORT Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
A morning complimentary transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich. (B)
42 mi / 68 km

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2022-08-13 2022-08-14 2022-08-21 $3069 $0 $3069 ZG20814 Not Available
2 2022-08-17 2022-08-18 2022-08-25 $3069 $0 $3069 ZG20818 Not Available
3 2022-08-20 2022-08-21 2022-08-28 $3099 $0 $3099 ZG20821 Please Call
4 2022-08-27 2022-08-28 2022-09-04 $3099 $0 $3099 ZG20828 Available
5 2022-08-31 2022-09-01 2022-09-08 $3099 $0 $3099 ZG20901 Available
6 2022-09-03 2022-09-04 2022-09-11 $3099 $0 $3099 ZG20904 Please Call
7 2022-09-10 2022-09-11 2022-09-18 $3069 $0 $3069 ZG20911 Available
8 2022-09-12 2022-09-13 2022-09-20 $3069 $0 $3069 ZG20913 Available
9 2022-09-14 2022-09-15 2022-09-22 $3069 $0 $3069 ZG20915 Not Available
10 2022-09-17 2022-09-18 2022-09-25 $2999 $0 $2999 ZG20918 Available
11 2023-04-22 2023-04-23 2023-04-30 $2999 $299.9 $2699.1 ZG30423 Available
12 2023-04-29 2023-04-30 2023-05-07 $2999 $299.9 $2699.1 ZG30430 Available
13 2023-05-06 2023-05-07 2023-05-14 $2999 $299.9 $2699.1 ZG30507 Available
14 2023-05-13 2023-05-14 2023-05-21 $3069 $306.9 $2762.1 ZG30514 Available
15 2023-05-20 2023-05-21 2023-05-28 $3069 $306.9 $2762.1 ZG30521 Available
16 2023-05-27 2023-05-28 2023-06-04 $3069 $306.9 $2762.1 ZG30528 Available
17 2023-06-03 2023-06-04 2023-06-11 $3439 $343.9 $3095.1 ZG30604K Available
18 2023-06-10 2023-06-11 2023-06-18 $3099 $309.9 $2789.1 ZG30611 Available
19 2023-06-17 2023-06-18 2023-06-25 $3099 $309.9 $2789.1 ZG30618 Available
20 2023-06-24 2023-06-25 2023-07-02 $3099 $309.9 $2789.1 ZG30625 Available
21 2023-07-01 2023-07-02 2023-07-09 $3099 $309.9 $2789.1 ZG30702 Available
22 2023-07-08 2023-07-09 2023-07-16 $3439 $343.9 $3095.1 ZG30709K Available
23 2023-07-15 2023-07-16 2023-07-23 $3069 $306.9 $2762.1 ZG30716 Available
24 2023-07-22 2023-07-23 2023-07-30 $3069 $306.9 $2762.1 ZG30723 Available
25 2023-07-29 2023-07-30 2023-08-06 $3439 $343.9 $3095.1 ZG30730K Available
26 2023-08-05 2023-08-06 2023-08-13 $3069 $306.9 $2762.1 ZG30806 Available
27 2023-08-12 2023-08-13 2023-08-20 $3069 $306.9 $2762.1 ZG30813 Available
28 2023-08-19 2023-08-20 2023-08-27 $3099 $309.9 $2789.1 ZG30820 Available
29 2023-08-26 2023-08-27 2023-09-03 $3469 $346.9 $3122.1 ZG30827K Available
30 2023-09-02 2023-09-03 2023-09-10 $3099 $309.9 $2789.1 ZG30903 Available
31 2023-09-09 2023-09-10 2023-09-17 $3069 $306.9 $2762.1 ZG30910 Available
32 2023-09-16 2023-09-17 2023-09-24 $3369 $336.9 $3032.1 ZG30917K Available
33 2023-09-23 2023-09-24 2023-10-01 $3099 $309.9 $2789.1 ZG30924 Available
34 2023-09-30 2023-10-01 2023-10-08 $2969 $296.9 $2672.1 ZG31001 Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Renaissance Zurich Tower This 300 room luxury hotel is housed in a modern tower building located in the vibrant Zurich West quarter. The exclusive Grill restaurant serves urban cuisine and the lounge bar offers drinks, snacks and cocktails. Other amenities include a fitness area on the 15th floor with city views, sauna and steam bath. Zurich Turbinenstrasse 20 Superior First-Class
2 Laudinella Traditional mountain architecture with lots of woodworks & local grisons style; in center of St Moritz-Bad; near spa & ski slopes. St.Moritz Via Tegiatscha 17 First-Class
3 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
4 Pollux Chalet style hotel with modern comforts and amenities, restaurant, sauna and solarium; located near the Gornergrat station. Zermatt Bahnhofstrasse, 28 First-Class
5 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
6 Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann Comprised of 7 historic town houses, this delightful property is an oasis of charm and hospitality snuggled in the picturesque old town of Lucerne. Complimentary coffee/tea making facilities are available in the public area, the spacious lounge is an inviting place to relax and the hotel's two restaurants offer a choice of local specialties and international cuisine. Luzern 7 Bahnhofstrasse 30 First-Class
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