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Book and deposit a 2020 Globus vacation (Excluding Cuba & Escapes by Globus) to save 5% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees tips or supplements. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between February 7, 2018 and April 28, 2020 for travel in 2020. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and any applicable air credits. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2020 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Available from participating GFOB offices only.
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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.
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Big Savings For Small Groups
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Triple Room Reduction
Triple Room Reduction
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Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
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- Spend $3500 - $4499 and receive $200 credit
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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.
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, 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. Enjoy a scenic drive following Lake Zurich and Lake Walen through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. 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, spend an overnight in 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. This tour is not short of lakes either! Enjoy the Italian shores of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, stunning Lake Geneva, and Lugano, the elegant town on the shores of homonymous lake.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 such as 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 a special souvenir cap to remember this experience! Of course, Switzerland is known for its chocolates, and on this Switzerland tour, a traditional chocolate pralines tasting at a famous confectionery is included.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, the official residence of the prince, overlooking the town. Return to 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 two Winter Olympics.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 220 km (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 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 town of Lugano allows time for shopping under the arcades of Via Nassa or sipping 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.
Today’s Distance: 87 mi / 140 km (B)
Day 4: LUGANO–STRESA, ITALY–TÄSCH, SWITZERLAND–ZERMATT.
Depart 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.
Today’s Distance: 165 mi / 265 km (B)
Day 5: ZERMATT–LAKE GENEVA.
This morning, you can join an optional excursion to Klein Matterhorn for spectacular views of the surrounding Alps. Later, drive through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley, and arrive at beautiful Lake Geneva.
Today’s Distance: 93 mi / 150 km (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 to a folklore party is complete with yodeling for classic Alpine merrymaking.
Today’s Distance: 162 mi / 260 km (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 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.
Today’s Distance: 34 mi / 55 km (B)
- On arrival at Zürich Airport, a complimentary transfer by hotel shuttle bus is available
Welcome dinner; orientation walk of the Old Town; [LF] taste Sprüngli chocolate pralines
Visit the capital of Liechtenstein
SWISS-ITALIAN LAKE DISTRICT
By mountain train
Guided walking tour, stop at the Bear Park and enjoy a panoramic view from the Rose Garden; [LF] lunch at a working farm
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; [LF] Mount Pilatus excursion including a souvenir cap; farewell dinnerMotorcoach; mountain train.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special lunch; 4 three-course dinners
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
Triple room reduction per person:
Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
Am Marktplatz Oerlikon Schulstrasse, 44
Zuerich , Switzerland
Via Tegiatscha 17
St.Moritz , Switzerland
Via Cattori, 18
Lugano-Paradiso , Switzerland
Zermatt , Switzerland
Zermatt , Switzerland
81 Grand Rue
Montreux , Switzerland
Luzern 7 , Switzerland
Question: Is this a motor coach or rail tour?
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Question: how many persons on a tour? are the tours all by motorcoach or is there train travel?
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The best of Switzerland exceeded our expectations in every area. Every place was well chosen, and timing was efficient. We beat the crowds and always felt that we had a great itinerary and schedule. Our guide, Valeria was exceptionally knowledgeable, but also compassionate, funny and quick witted. We would love to travel with her again! Thank you!
The tour was wonderful. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and our driver was amazing, getting us through the narrowest spots with ease. Itinerary gave a perfect blend of structured and free time. Will book with Globus and Affordable Tours again soon.
We only agree because the experience exceeded our expectations. They didn't just meet them.
FANTASTIC TRIP! Loved almost everything about it except one hotel in Lugano did NOT have air conditioning or a fan!
The trip was spectacular. Globus always does a great job and never disappoints.
Steve does a great job!
Riley and Affordable Tours did a great job. Globus did not. We have taken 5 previous Globus Tours. Our tour guide was the worst we have ever had. Some of our accommodations were great while others were horrible.
Wonderful sites, excellent group (small, 22), great meals!
the only thing that I would like to see changed is to have all travelers with a group have a name tag or wear something around their necks so we could know who our traveling companions are.
This tour was absolutely amazing! The only thing I would change would be the hotel in St Moritz, the hotel staff is rude and makes you feel rushed, but other than that everything was fantastic!
Cheap Dinners 3 out of 4 nights "Chicken" some fake. Denied breakfast eggs ordered, "Globus doesn't allow" in Zermatt hotel. St. Moritz, a waste of time, no tour other than the optional one that got cancelled due to weather. Lack of an included tour each day. Meat loaf lunch at farm stop was compressed sliced "meat" that you needed a knife to cut. Not my mothers meatload! Got an email from Globus offering a $100 credit p/p as our trip reward for next time. NEVER EVER AGAIN WITH GLOBUS!!! Gate 1 for less and better food. John
Very enjoyable tour. The tour director and driver were very pleasant and knowledgeable and were genuinely concerned about your well being.
The pace of the trip was a bit busy for us. Next time, we'll look for a "leisurely" pace tour.
We expected a tour with a leisurely pace. Cannot remember if advertised as such anymore. Incredibly rushed pace and very long days. Tiring. Enjoyed but would not do again.
Our tour director and driver was very attentive and made sure we had a good time. Driver was very skill driving over mountain passes and all the curves and bends keeping us safe. Director always kept us up to date with daily info. We had a wonderful time.
We provided to our guide, Valery, our impression of the trip as follows: It was a great trip, one our best. Valery was a real joy with her sense of humor, her organizational skills, and her knowledge of all we surveyed. We could not have been more pleased with her - and with our driver, Franco who drove splendidly and had a great attitude.
Very nice tour of Switzerland offered by Globus.
Excellent tour director, very energetic and helpful. Always ready to help and answer any questions. The overall tour was very good with well thought out points of interest.
Native Tour director will enhance learning and travel experience. This trip is good but if the duration is longer and include visiting important places like Geneva and Basel, it will be much better. This trip needs to improve providing historical and cultural experience. City walk Tour was too short and was done too quickly.
Globus is a great choice.
This was our first escorted tour and first trip to Europe. Everything could not have been more perfect. Affordable Tours did a great job helping me to get this booked and all my questions answered. Ireland next!
Everyone from the booking agent, the tour guide and the tour bus driver were total professionals.. All great people. Would book another trip. Thanks so much.
I purchased the Optional Excursions from Globus. One particular one (Trummelbach Falls) failed to indicate that it was a SUPER STRENUOUS ativity with up to 700 steps. I am really disappointed in Globus and would not book any optional excursions in advance, if I ever go with them again. As a Senior, I rely on their accurate descriptions.
Two European tours now with Globus and both have been extremely good. Guides and drivers are excellent.
Traveling to Zermatt and seeing the Matterhorn is such an overwhelming experience and it cannot be photographed, nor adequately described. It is an experience of a lifetime...!
Excellent arrangements and assistance except last minute hotel change by Globus Tour. Overall we are satisfied with your service.
We have taken very few bus tours so don't have a lot to compare. The hotel in St. Merits was below our expectations.
I wouldn't book the carriage ride again. It wasn't worth the money paid. The excursion in Bella was ok, but I wouldn't do it again. Breakfasts were cold, even the first ones at 6:00 am. Tour director and bus driver were excellent.
This was a very expensive but beautiful vacation. I think the customer should be cautioned in advance that Switzerland is quite expensive!!! Also, most of the best venues cost extra on this trip. The tour director was knowledgeable. The driver was exceptional in terms of skill/safety driving in the mountains.The breakfasts included were very good. I probably could have gone without some of the included dinners and if had the option would have preferred one of the additional side trips included instead. Some of the hotel locations were in noisy areas and we should have been told in advance that many hotels in Switzerland do not have air conditioning.
Our tour guide was exceptional. We have done 6 Globus Tours, this was not my favorite, maybe least favorite.
Great way to see most of Switzerland in a short time. Hotel Laudinella in St. Moritz was a disappointment. Better quality nametags would have been helpful also showing traveler's homes. If the fellow travelers would agree, a list of travelers with contact info could be given out to everyone. This would help to bring the group together more easily. The tour director and driver were excellent in all respects. Tour director was very knowledgeable.
This was the absolutely best trip that I have ever taken! From the accommodations to the meals to the attractions to the driver and guide...the best! Thank you!
This trip to Switzerland was my fourth tour through Globus and I will be going on a Globus tour to Italy in October.
This was a wonderful tour and we felt we received good hotels, food, and destinations for the money.
The Best of Switzerland tour was excellent and met my expectations. The Tour Director was excellent. My only complaint is that the hotel rooms in Montreaux and Lucerne were unclean and not air conditioned ... the weather was hot. For the price paid, hotels should be upgraded.
This was our 2nd tour thru Affordable Tours and we have been happy with the service on both.
I had a fabulous time and the driver and tour guide were excellent! I would highly recommend everything about the trip! :)
I believe that our experience with Globus was unique, because of the tour director. She was "exceptional". Otherwise, the tour would have been just "OK".
GLOBUS IS RELIABLE COMPANY. THE TRIP EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS. THE TOUR DIRECTOR WAS GREAT - PRECISE, ORGANIZED, PROFESSIONAL, CARING AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. IT WAS AN INTENSE TOUR AS WE HAVE TO MOVE CONSTANTLY, BUT THE WALKING AND CLIMBING THE ALPS WAS A GOOD CARDIO WORKOUT. THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TO USE AFFORDABLETOURS.COM. I FIND IT RELIABLE. THAT'S ALL YOU NEED FROM A CLIENT'S PERSPECTIVE. IF A COMPANY IS RELIABLE A CLIENT WILL USE THE SAME SERVICES AGAIN AS MOST CLIENTS LIKE FAMILIARITY. MY EXPECTATIONS WERE MET.
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