The Best Of Switzerland 2017

The Best Of Switzerland 2017


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

With its stunning mountains, fascinating old towns, beautiful lakes, and long history, Switzerland is the perfect vacation offering something for everyone. On this Best of Switzerland tour, you will experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities with overnights in Zürich, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Lake Geneva, and Lucerne. No tour to Switzerland is complete without seeing the stunning scenery. You'll enjoy a scenic drive following Lake Zürich and Lake Walen through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. You'll also drive into the Swiss Engadine, a valley considered by many as the most beautiful mountain area in the world, with deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages. Here, enjoy St. Moritz, one of the world's most famous resorts. Other mountain scenery awaits you in Täsch, where you'll board a mountain train to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the famous Matterhorn. If they're lakes you desire to see, you'll enjoy Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, stunning Lake Geneva, and Lugano, the popular subtropical resort on the shores of Lake Lugano.You'll also visit some of Switzerland's famous cities, including Zürich, Berne, and Lucerne. Plus, to bring Switzerland to life, Globus has arranged some unique experiences for you. You'll enjoy lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm in Berne. Another true Swiss experience is a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus to enjoy heavenly views and an alphorn demonstration. You'll even get a special souvenir cap to remember this experience! Of course, Switzerland is known for its chocolates, and on this Switzerland tour, you'll taste traditional chocolate pralines. From stunning scenery and vibrant cities to its special experiences, this Switzerland tour is sure to delight. So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing vacation!

Day 1: Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland.
Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: Zürich-Vaduz, Liechtenstein-St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich's well-preserved OLD TOWN with its medieval guild houses, and [LF] taste the traditional CHOCOLATE PRALINES at the famous Sprüngli Confectionery. Next, a scenic drive following Lake Zurich and Lake Walen through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. After a break in its capital, Vaduz, ascend the Rhine Valley into the mountainous Grisons, a canton where three of the country's four languages are spoken. The 7,504-foot Julier Pass, an important Alpine road since Roman times, leads to the Engadine. This valley is considered by many as the most beautiful mountain area in the world, with deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests that turn golden in the fall, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages with massive white stone houses in the characteristic Grisons style. Afternoon arrival in ritzy St. Moritz. (B,D)

Day 3: St. Moritz-Lake Como, Italy-Lugano, Switzerland.
A gradual change of scenery as you descend towards the enchanting shores of Italy's Lake Como and continue on to the southern tip of Switzerland. The vegetation south of the Alps is Mediterranean: chestnut groves, vineyards, and olive and fig trees make you forget that earlier today you were within walking distance of glaciers. Afternoon arrival in the popular subtropical resort town of Lugano allows time for shopping under the arcades of Via Nassa or an espresso on flower-festooned Piazza Riforma. To truly appreciate splendid Lake Lugano, an exciting optional boat ride is available, followed by dinner at a traditional "grotto" restaurant. (B)

Day 4: Lugano-Stresa, Italy-Tasch, Switzerland-Zermatt.
From Lake Lugano to the Italian shore of Lake Maggiore for a break in elegant Stresa. An optional boat ride to enchanting Isola Bella can be arranged. Continue over lofty Simplon Pass into the Swiss Valais, an area renowned for its excellent wines and great mountain resorts. To reach the most famous of them, leave the coach behind in Täsch and board a MOUNTAIN TRAIN to climb the last few miles up to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn. (B)

Day 5: Zermatt-Lake Geneva.
A special treat: enjoy a GROUP PICTURE with the famous Matterhorn in the background. Then, you can join an exciting optional excursion to Klein Matterhorn for spectacular views of the surrounding Alps. Later, motor through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley, and arrive at beautiful Lake Geneva for your overnight stay. (B,D)

Day 6: Lake Geneva-Berne-Interlaken-Lucerne.
In the stately capital of Berne, your guided tour starts at the BEAR PARK, followed by a panoramic view of the city from the Rose Garden. Next, enjoy a walking tour through the beautifully preserved medieval Old Town. Witness the hourly parade of painted figures at the Clock Tower and take your pictures of ornate, flower-adorned fountains. The highlight of the day is a [LF] special lunch at a traditional Swiss WORKING FARM, to give you a chance to see how people in Switzerland live in the mountains. Continue to Interlaken and take pictures of the Jungfrau massif with its group of three famous peaks: the Jungfrau, the Mönch, and the Eiger. Over Brünig Pass to picturesque Lucerne. An optional dinner excursion to a folklore party with yodeling is available for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking. (B,L)

Day 7: Lucerne.
On your walking tour this morning, admire Thorwaldsen's impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, and ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit church. Afterwards, another true Swiss experience: [LF] a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus, the "Guard of Lucerne," where an ALPHORN DEMONSTRATION will be held. And you get a special SOUVENIR CAP to always remember this experience! Tonight, a special farewell dinner with wine awaits you at a local restaurant for a proper auf Wiedersehen. (B,D)

Day 8: Lucerne-Zürich Airport. M
orning transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich, not Lucerne. (B)

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Inclusions

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  • On arrival at Zürich Airport, a complimentary transfer by hotel shuttle bus is available

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
ZURICH
Welcome dinner; orientation walk of the Old Town; [LF] taste Sprüngli chocolate pralines

VADUZ
Visit the capital of Liechtenstein

LAKE COMO
Picture stop

SWISS-ITALIAN LAKE DISTRICT

TÄSCH-ZERMATT-TÄSCH
By mountain train

ZERMATT
Group picture

BERNE
Guided walking tour, stop at the Bear Park and enjoy a panoramic view from the Rose Garden; [LF] lunch at a working farm

INTERLAKEN
Take pictures of the Jungfrau massif

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; [LF] Mount Pilatus excursion including an alphorn demonstration and a souvenir cap; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Headsets throughout tour

MEALS
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special lunch with a drink in Berne; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Zürich and a special farewell dinner in Lucerne.


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

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Accommodations

Zurich: Moevenpick Zurich Airport
Hotel with contemporary design features throughout, 2 kms from Zurich Airport and 10 kms from Zurich city center.
Address:
Mittelholzerstrasse 8
Glattbrugg , Switzerland
St. Moritz: Laudinella
Traditional mountain architecture with lots of woodworks & local grisons style; in center of St Moritz-Bad; near spa & ski slopes.
Address:
Via Tegiatscha 17
St.Moritz , Switzerland
Lugano-Paradiso: De La Paix
Pleasant Hotel situated within 2 minutes' walk of the lake, a 15-minute walk from town center.
Address:
Via Cattori, 18
Lugano-Paradiso , Switzerland
Zermatt: Pollux
Chalet style hotel with modern comforts and amenities, restaurant, sauna and solarium; located near the Gornergrat station.
Address:
Bahnhofstrasse, 28
Zermatt , Switzerland
Zermatt: Walliserhof
Traditional Valaisan Chalet-style Hotel with white plaster & natural wood facade accented by red shutters, & wooden balconies.
Address:
Bahnhofstrasse, 30
Zermatt , Switzerland
Lake Geneva: Eurotel Riviera
Hotel set in modern triangular building, situated directly on the lake with views of the Alps; staff is multilingual.
Address:
81 Grand Rue
Montreux , Switzerland
Lucerne: 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.
Address:
Bahnhofstrasse 30
Luzern 7 , Switzerland

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$280

Triple room reduction per person:
$71

Extra nights per person in Zürich:

in single room $149, in twin $100, in triple $84

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