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Overview

Top of Switzerland

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. 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.

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 is a dream vacation!

Highlights of Top of Switzerland

Price Details US

Transportation

Motorcoach; mountain train

Notes

Travelers Notes

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 light lunch, 2 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–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

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
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