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
We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
6 guests in a party: $1,896*18 guests in a party: $339*
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 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.
The Best of Switzerland
Old City of Berne
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch, 4 three-course dinners
ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
ZURICH–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND ZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town includes a [LF] Sprüngli chocolate pralines tasting. Scenic drive along Lake Zurich and Lake Walen into the high Alps en route to the Principality of Liechtenstein.VADUZ Free time to browse and for lunch.ST. MORITZ Free time this afternoon. (B,D) 137 mi / 220 km
ST. MORITZ–LAKE COMO, ITALY–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND LAKE COMO See the lake en route to Lugano.LUGANO Free time this afternoon and evening. (B) 87 mi / 140 km
LUGANO–STRESA, ITALY–TÄSCH, SWITZERLAND–ZERMATTSTRESA Free time.TÄSCH Scenic mountain train ride to Zermatt. (B) 165 mi / 265 kmENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME on Lake Maggiore with an excursion to Isola Bella by private boat. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.
ZERMATT–LAKE GENEVA ZERMATT Free time this morning before returning to Täsch. Scenic drive through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley en route to Lake Geneva. (B,D)93 mi / 150km
LAKE GENEVA–BERNE–LUCERNE BERNE Guided walking tour includes a stop at Bear Park, panoramic views of the city from the Rose Garden, and the Old Town. [LF] Lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm before continuing to Lucerne. (B,L) 162 mi / 260 km
LUCERNE LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and Chapel Bridge. [LF] Scenic railway ride to the top of Mount Pilatus includes a special souvenir cap. Farewell dinner this evening. (B,D)
LUCERNE–ZURICH AIRPORT Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.Complimentary morning 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
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|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||Alex||Hotel Alex in the heart of Zermatt is a mountain hut on the outside and a stylish boutique hotel on the inside with its traditional furniture, exquisite carving, and precious paintings of the Matterhorn. It features a superb wellness centre including saunas, an indoor pool, massage rooms, a tropical shower, and a well-equipped fitness centre. Enjoy lunch or dinner on the large sun terrace with garden lounge. All rooms are elegantly refurbished and include flat screen TV with international channels, coffee & tea making facilities, and in-room safety box. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.||Zermatt||Bodmenstrasse 12||First-Class|
|6||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|
|7||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|