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Discount for Young Travelers!
Discount for Young Travelers!
10% off Young Traveler discount based on the full land-only cost of the tour. Only applies to Globus and Cosmos; does not apply to Avalon Waterways, vacations including Oberammergau or Escapes Vacations by Globus. To receive the Young Traveler discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at start date of the vacation. Does not apply to custom groups. Discount is applicable to any accommodation. Additional restrictions may apply.
Big Savings For Small Groups
Big Savings For Small Groups
Traveling party of 5, 6, or 7 must travel from same origination point and must be advised at the time of booking. Discount on the land-only portion of core tour, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements. Does not apply to Globus Escapes, Cosmos, Monograms, vacations including Oberammergau or Avalon Waterways. Not combinable with other group allowances. Travelers already traveling at a discount, such as children, do not count toward the party total. Offer reliant on space availability, and applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.
Save $300 per couple on select 2021 Europe river cruises
Save $300 per couple on select 2021 Europe river cruises
*Book a select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $150 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between November 19, 2019 - April 6, 2020 for travel at select times in 2021. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0776
Triple Room Reduction
Triple Room Reduction
Reduction varies by vacation and may not available on all packages. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
- Spend $2499 or less and receive $100 credit
- Spend $2500 - $3499 and receive $150 credit
- Spend $3500 - $4499 and receive $200 credit
- Spend $4500 & Over and receive $250 credit
The Welcome Back Credit will be awarded upon completion of Globus family of brands vacations from 2019 onward. Credit amount can only be applied to the land/cruise or cruise only portion of a new Globus family of brands vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus, 2020 Oberammergau, select Cosmos tours, Monograms City Getaways, and Custom/Charter vacations). Credit amount is per person and must be redeemed for a future vacation with a deposit within 2 years from date of credit issue. Bookings can be made by contacting your preferred travel agent. Passenger name or past invoice number is required to redeem the credit. Combinable with all applicable consumer promotions except those with any Globus family of brands special discount programs of the vacation price. Credit is not redeemable for cash, non-refundable deposit, airfare, transfers, travel insurance, prepaid gratuities, pre/post nights, or optional excursions and is non-transferrable. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Valid for all participating Globus family of brands offices. Additional restrictions may apply.
This unique vacation gives you a chance to tour stunning Switzerland and enjoy a river cruise on the legendary Rhine River through France, Germany, and Holland.Begin in spectacular Switzerland, where you'll enjoy the country’s beautiful mountains and lakes—with overnights in Zürich, Geneva, the Gruyère area, the Interlaken area, and Lucerne. The highlight of this tour is the time spent in the Interlaken area. The town is nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by three mighty mountains: Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. From Interlaken, Globus has arranged an unforgettable 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 experience an audiovisual journey through the alpine world; stand on the observation platform to view the glaciers; and witness a panoramic view overlooking France, Germany, and Italy. A truly unforgettable experience! Also, visit the magnificent castle in Gruyères and walk through eight centuries of architecture, history, and culture. Geneva, Switzerland's most international and second-largest city, offers a fantastic lakeside setting and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps. Here, you'll have guided sightseeing of the city and a visit to the Reformation Park. Enjoy a chocolate tasting at the famous Maison Cailler in Broc; and stop in Gstaad, one of Switzerland's most famous skiing resorts and a popular destination for international celebrities. In Lucerne, enjoy a guided walking tour that includes the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge.Embark on your river cruise in Basel, Switzerland, and head for Breisach, Germany. Here, you’ll find the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty, and home to Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. In Strasbourg, France, be amazed by the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and the fascinating astronomical clock. Stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, and stop in Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam, offers world-famous museums and an abundance of restaurants amongst the classic architecture and charming canals. See the treasures of the city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.” A perfect ending to this once-in-a-lifetime vacation!
Day 1: ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
Welcome dinner at your hotel.
Day 2: ZÜRICH—BIEL/BIENNE—NEUCHÂTEL—GENEVA
Start the day with an orientation tour of Zürich’s Old Town. Stop in Biel/Bienne and explore the historical center, and in lakeside Neuchâtel, before arriving in Geneva.
Day 3: GENEVA
Guided sightseeing features a visit to the Reformation Park and a walk through the Old Town.
Day 4: GENEVA—ÉVIAN LES-BAINS, FRANCE—BROC—– GRUYÈRE AREA, SWITZERLAND
Stop in the famous spa town of Évian-les-Bains, and see the Rhône vineyards. Arrive in Gruyères and visit the magnificent castle, followed by lunch. Then, visit the famous Maison Cailler chocolate factory in Broc.
Day 5: CHARMEY—GSTAAD—GRINDELWALD
Enjoy an orientation of one of Switzerland’s most popular ski resorts, Gstaad, before arriving in Grindelwald.
Day 6: GRINDELWALD. EXCURSION TO THE JUNGFRAU
An unforgettable trip to Europe’s highest railway station, the Jungfraujoch. Enjoy the Alpine Sensation, the Panorama 360° Experience, the Ice Palace, the Sphinx Observatory and receive your Jungfrau Passport.
Day 7: GRINDELWALD—BERNE—LUCERNE
In Berne, see the Bear Park, the Old Town, and enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the Rose Garden. Continue to Lucerne.
Day 8: LUCERNE
Your morning walking tour includes the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge. This evening a farewell dinner has been prepared for you at a local restaurant.
Day 9: LUCERNE—BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION)
Transfer from Lucerne to Basel. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
Enjoy dinner and explore the ship on your first night on board.
EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH
Day 10: BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest
DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:
DISCOVERY Visit to Badische Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Discover Germany’s southernmost wine country in Baden—ideally situated between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River. Learn about the vintners’ process in the vineyards here, and enjoy a wine tasting.
You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.
EVENING CRUISE TO STRASBOURG
Day 11: STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Gothic Giants, Military Marvels, and Varietal Vintages
CLASSIC Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s s gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.
You may also choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—an impressive installation of pre-WWII defensive fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace’s wine country today.
Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN
Day 12: LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
Castle Walls and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel,” OR:
ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below.
Alternatively enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this afternoon and join our included tour.
Turning the Pages of History
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Walk including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing.
Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ
Day 13: RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:
ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim.
Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.
Travel Through 2000 Years Of Monumental History
Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner and live entertainment.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ
Day 14: COLOGNE
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:
DISCOVERY Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.
Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM
Day 15: AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age”.
During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. You may also choose an Optional Biking Tour to discover the countryside.
Take some free time to explore Amsterdam’s colorful streets and canal houses, galleries, and shops.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
Day 16: AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
- In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
- Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Day 1 Zürich: welcome to Switzerland
Day 2 Zürich—Biel/Bienne—Neuchâtel—Geneva: Zürich orientation tour; stop in Biel/Bienne, explore the historical center; stop in lakeside Neuchâtel
Day 3 Geneva: guided sightseeing, visit the Reformation Park
Day 4 Geneva—Évian Les Bains—Broc—Gruyère area: see the Rhône vineyards in Évian-Les-Bains; visit the castle in Gruyères; visit the famous Maison Cailler chocolate factory in Broc
Day 5 Charmey—Gstaad—Grindelwald: orientation tour in Gstaad; travel to Grindelwald
Day 6 Grindelwald. Excursion to the Jungfrau: visit to the Jungfraujoch railway station
Day 7 Grindelwald—Berne—Lucerne: see the Bear Park, the Old Town and enjoy the panoramic view from the Rose Garden in Berne; travel to Lucerne
Day 8 Lucerne: walking tour, see the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge
Day 9 Lucerne—Basel (Embarkation): travel to Basel; onboard welcome reception
Day 10 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, orvisit to Badische Winzerkeller
Day 11 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
Day 12 Mainz: choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way, or visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz
Day 13 Rüdesheim—Rhine Gorge—Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz
Day 14 Cologne: choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
Day 15 Amsterdam: canal cruise
Day 16 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.
Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).
Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.
Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:
in single room from $249 to $367,in twin room from $160 to $242
All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.
To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:
Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1,149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,199
P / Royal Deck / $1,299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,199
Zurich , Switzerland
41-43, Rue De Lausanne
Geneve , Switzerland
Gros Plan 28
Charmey , Switzerland
Grindelwald , Switzerland
Lucerne , Switzerland
Amsterdam , Netherlands
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Disappointed by this trip. Except for the trip to Jungfrau, nothing was "spectacular." Most of the other more interesting activities came from the optional excursions. Our guide was more of a director for getting people from one place to another. His commentaries were not lively and often not interesting. At times, other members of my tour group found the information given to be inaccurate. For many stops, the information given was here's where to go shopping and here's where to find the Migros supermarket where you can eat good food for less money. We went back to Zurich at the end for an extension; our public tour guide took us to so many more sites in the old town and taught us so much more than our Globus guide. Our optional tour to Mt Pilatus was on a rainy, foggy day. There was no option to cancel. The rides were interesting but the views were nonexistent - disappointing. We took the optional extra 2 days at the end of the tour. Unlike some other companies, no local contact was provided and no arrangements were offered for getting back to the airport at the end of our extended trip. We had to learn to fend for ourselves. Additionally, we arrived early on the first day and our email asking for suggestions for what to do in Zurich went unanswered. We booked with Globus based on reputation and an earlier trip. After this one, I'm very hesitant to use them again.
Had a wonderful tour. The hotels were all located close to the downtown area. As a solo traveller I always had a nice comfortable and well located room in each hotel. The guide and driver were caring and very responsible.The itinerary was superb. Everywhere we stopped had interesting points and we were given enough time to see the town or event/ The stops were well planned so that we didn't waste time. The little "surprises" or extras such as a free minibar, a parting gift, a cap souvenir, a drink included, were all appreciated. Very enjoyable trip. This was my first Globus tour and I would very much recommend it. I plan to look into another trip with them.
We we're hoping for a great trip and we got one. Switzerland was magnificent and far exceeded our expectations.
Only issue was the legroom on the bus was rather limited much less than we have experienced on othe globus tours. My husband and I had to seperate as he had to sit sideways One of the teasinscwe choose globus is because the advertise more comfortable busses
I very much enjoy conducting business with MS Allyson because of her experience and efficiency. She is very knowledgeable and I am happy to do business with her again as well as recommend to my family and friends.
We disagree about the consistency in value and quality of the accommodation, we understood that all the accommodations are first class from my travel agent. From the five hotels we stayed in, only 2 were, 5 stars, the rest were 3 stars hotels. Dinner in most of the restaurants we paid extra for, was not up to par, we wouldn't give more than one star. the quality of meat was the cheapest kind, another point to mention is that we felt we were rushed having dinner the waiters literally grabbed the plates from our table. We were on vacation we wanted to relax. We would love to book another tour, overall, we had a fantastic experience.
All the staff members were very nice and good for the job
Our tour director Eric was very knowledge and professional. Franco was an amazing driver, manuvering through the narrow streets and of European ciries and the Apline mountains. Trip is well organized but quite exhausting consider the number of cities to be visited in a weeks time. I believe there are too many optional excurisons and they are quite expemsive also.
Tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. He was committed to having everything arranged for us. He also told us a lot about the things we were seeing and Switzerland's economy, politics, and people in general. The local guides were very knowledgeable about the places they took us in Geneva and Berne. The bus driver was professional, courteous, and an excellent driver. The bus unfortunately broke down, but the driver did a great job assessing the problem and quickly getting the necessary support from the bus company.
The Globus "Spectacular Switzerland" trip lived up to it's name. It was a round trip through many wonderful parts of Switzerland (and a little of France), and each stop had unique and interesting sights, adventures, and experiences. The trip matched the advertised features. The booking process through Affordable Tours was painless. The agent was exceptional and supported every aspect of the process. To have a good experience on an escorted tour like this requires a good tour director. The director on this trip was absolutely outstanding!
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