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Top of Switzerland with Oberammergau – Faith-Based Travel

On this Top of Switzerland tour, witness some of Switzerland's most amazing scenery and learn about traditional and current Swiss culture with overnights in Zurich, Interlaken, and Lucerne. Plus, you'll travel to Germany and overnight in Munich and the charming Bavarian town of Oberammergau.

A tour highlight is your rack railway trip to the "Top of Europe," a high alpine wonderland of ice and snow. Here, at the amazing Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station at 11,332 feet, you can stand on the observation platform to view the glaciers and witness a panoramic view overlooking France, Germany, and Italy. It's an unforgettable experience!

Participate in a walking tour in Lucerne, walks through the Old Town in Innsbruck and Zurich, and an orientation in Munich. In Oberammergau, enjoy first-class seats to the Passion Play, performed every 10 years by Oberammergau residents as a thank you for saving the town from the Black Death. With beautiful alpine scenery as the backdrop, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Globus has also included special treats to help you learn about Swiss culture. Visit the Ballenberg Open-air Museum to see traditional rural buildings from all regions of Switzerland and to learn how Switzerland’s rural populations have lived, worked, and kept their customs alive. Woodcarving is part of the Swiss culture and in Brienz, visit the Woodcarving Museum to see traditional and artistically significant woodcarvings. Also visit a little cheese village in the Emmental Valley to learn about traditional and modern cheese production techniques, sample the locally produced cheese, and enjoy a light lunch.

From the gorgeous scenery to the unique cultural experiences, this Switzerland tour with Oberammergau is a dream vacation!

Your vacation, which includes the Oberammergau Passion Play, requires a per-person, non-refundable deposit of $600 to secure your reservation and tickets for the play.

Highlights of Top of Switzerland with Oberammergau – Faith-Based Travel

Price Details US

This vacation includes the world-famous Passion Play, a spectacular play performed only once every 10 years by the residents of the quaint little town of Oberammergau.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$477

Triple room reduction per person:
$37

Your vacation, which includes the Oberammergau Passion Play, requires a per-person, non-refundable deposit of $600 to secure your reservation and tickets for the play.

Transportation

Motorcoach; mountain train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Notes

  • Maximum elevation on tour—11,332 ft.
  • Adequate footwear is required for the trip to the Jungfrau.
  • Hotel information will be available in 2019. Oberammergau hotel will be in the village of Oberammergau.

Travelers Notes

Headsets throughout the tour.

Product Group

Top of Switzerland with Oberammergau

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 light lunch in Affoltern, 1 lunch in Oberammergau, 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Zurich and a special dinner in Lucerne

Itineraries

Day 1

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)

Day 2

ZURICH–EMMENTAL VALLEY–INTERLAKEN ZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town.
EMMENTAL VALLEY Visit [LF] the Schaukaserei Affoltern. Enjoy a light lunch.
INTERLAKEN Free time late afternoon and evening. (B,L)
106 mi / 170 km

Day 3

INTERLAKEN. EXCURSION TO THE JUNGFRAU GRINDELWALD [LF] Excursion to the Jungfrau Massif includes a mountain train ride to the top, Ice Palace, and the Jungfrau Passport. Free time. (B)

Day 4

INTERLAKEN–BRIENZ–BALLENBERG–LUCERNE Scenic drive through charming mountains brings you to Brienz.
BRIENZ Visit the Woodcarving Museum. Free time to browse.
BALLENBERG Visit the open-air museum. (B)
50 mi / 80 km

Day 5

LUCERNE LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and the Chapel Bridge. Dinner this evening at a local restaurant. (B,D)

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lucerne with an excursion on Mount Pilatus. 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

Day 6

LUCERNE–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY INNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof. (B,D)
243 mi / 391 km

Day 7

OBERAMMERGAU OBERAMMERGAU Afternoon and evening dedicated to the world-famous Passion Play. (B,L,D)

Day 8

OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH MUNICH Orientation tour includes the Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls. (B)
56 mi / 90 km

Day 9

MUNICH Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Sheraton Zurich A newly opened 197 room hotel set in an urban cosmopolitan district with a cozy lobby lounge fireplace and complimentary wireless internet access in public areas. The à-la-carte restaurant has an emphasis on fresh regional food with exciting cooking displays and there is a hip Italian hotel bar serving snacks and drinks as well as a fitness room for workouts. Zurich Pfingstweidstrasse 100 Superior First-Class
2 Metropole Hotel This 96-room hotel has a superb central location offering serene views of the impressive Jungfrau Mountain range from its 18th floor panoramic restaurant. The inviting bar is a great place to enjoy a cocktail and there is also a fitness room, sauna and Free Wifi internet access throughout the property. Interlaken Hoeheweg 37 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 Hotel Boeld Overlooking the Kofel mountain, this charming three story chalet-style hotel has the Ammer river nearby. In the elegant restaurant and bar with terrace you can taste delicious regional specialties. The modern spa includes a hammam, a sauna and a whirlpool tub. Free WiFi internet access is available throughout the hotel. Oberammergau Koenig-Ludwig-Strasse 10 First-Class
5 Westin Grand Munich Situated in Munich's leafy Arabellapark area, this iconic modernist property combines Bavarian charm and a timeless design with local elements. A few subway stops from the city center and only a short walk from the fabulous English Garden, one of Europe's most impressive city parks, this property perfectly blends exciting city life with Bavarian stylish comfort. The smart open concept lobby/lounge area includes a "Best Brews Bar" where Munich beer specialites are served, a coffee station and a library style relax corner. All 446 spacious contemporary styled guestrooms offer a high level of comfort with air-conditioning and Free Wi-Fi internet access. Munich's highest wellness area with pool, sauna and treatments is located on the 22nd floor with unique park views over the city center with the backdrop of the Alps in the far distance. Munich Arabellastrasse 6 First-Class
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