The Best Of Switzerland 2019

The Best Of Switzerland 2019


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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 Zurich, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, the Lake Geneva area, and Lucerne. No tour to Switzerland is complete without seeing the stunning scenery. You'll enjoy a scenic drive following Lake Zurich 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 to be 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 the Italian shores of Lake Como and 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 Zurich, Berne, and Lucerne. Plus, to bring Switzerland to life, Globus has arranged some unique experiences for you. You'll enjoy a special lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm near Berne. Another true Swiss experience is a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus to enjoy heavenly views, and 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 at a famous confectionery. 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 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–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND.
Discover Zurich’s well-preserved OLD TOWN with its medieval guild houses during your orientation walk, and stop at [LF] the famous Sprüngli Confectionery to taste the traditional CHOCOLATE PRALINES. A scenic drive following Lake Zurich and Lake Walen into the high Alps leads you to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein, clutched between Switzerland and Austria, with a surface of just 62 square miles. Stop in the capital, Vaduz, and take pictures of the castle overlooking the town and the residence of the rulers. Re-enter Switzerland, and 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. This afternoon, arrive in St. Moritz, the elegant resort that hosted the Winter Olympics twice, for your overnight stay. (B,D)

Day 3: ST. MORITZ–LAKE COMO, ITALY–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND.
Take in 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 are a stark contrast to earlier today as 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 optional boat ride is available, followed by dinner at a traditional “grotto” restaurant. (B)

Day 4: LUGANO–STRESA, ITALY–TÄSCH, SWITZERLAND–ZERMATT.
Continue from Lake Lugano to the Italian shore of Lake Maggiore for a break in Stresa, the “Pearl of the Lake.” 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.
This morning, 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–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 pictures of ornate, flower-adorned fountains. See life in rural Switzerland and look forward to a [LF] special lunch at a traditional Swiss WORKING FARM. Cross the Brünig Pass that connects the Bernese Oberland to central Switzerland and arrive in picturesque Lucerne. An optional dinner excursion is available to a folklore party with yodeling for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking. (B,L)

Day 7: LUCERNE.
Follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk and admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Walk along ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church, the first large baroque church built in Switzerland on the north side of the Alps. Afterward, another true Swiss experience: [LF] a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus, the “Guard of Lucerne,” where you receive a special SOUVENIR CAP to always remember this experience! Tonight, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel for a proper auf Wiedersehen. (B,D)

Day 8: LUCERNE–ZURICH AIRPORT.
Morning transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich. (B)

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Inclusions

  • 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

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

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; [LF] Mount Pilatus excursion including a souvenir cap; farewell dinnerMotorcoach; mountain train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special lunch; 4 three-course dinners


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$312

Triple room reduction per person:
$50

Extra nights per person in Zürich:

in single room $139, in twin $94, in triple $79

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: 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
Lake Geneva: Moevenpick Hotel Lausanne
Nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva, Mövenpick Hotel Lausanne offers stunning views over the French Alps. Its two restaurants offer a wide choice of culinary experiences, based on local products and seasonal ingredients. The bar is the perfect meeting place for a sundowner or nightcap. The fitness centre and sauna are perfect for some relaxation. All 337 guestrooms are fully air- conditionned and complimentary high speed WiFi internet access is available throughout the hotel.
Address:
4 Avenue de Rhodanie Ouchy
Lausanne , Switzerland
Lake Geneva: Eurotel Montreux
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

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Questions & Answers

Question: how many persons on a tour? are the tours all by motorcoach or is there train travel?

The amount of people on tours vary. The average number of people on a Globus tour is 38 and the maximum is 44. All transportation is by private motor coach, unless a different mode of transportation is noted on the itinerary.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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