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Tour Itinerary

If you have dreamed of taking in storybook-setting vistas, breathing in fresh Alpine air, and tasting mouth-watering Swiss chocolates, this enchanting tour of Switzerland has you covered from A to Zurich. Bustling cities, chalet-dotted hillsides, and pastoral valleys welcome you to the land of lush green farmland, glorious fondue, and glitzy fun. Join the capricious and carefree in the posh playgrounds of swanky St. Moritz, sparkling Lake Geneva, charming car-free Zermatt, and Italy’s celebrated and celebrity-full Lake Como. As you near lively Lugano and the Italian border, the scenery delightfully changes from mountainous panoramas to a Mediterranean paradise complete with chestnut groves, olive and fig trees, and fruitful vineyards. Dinner at a shady and cool grotto and lunch on a traditional Swiss farm provide local, delectable dining experiences like no other.

Countries Visited

Italy , Liechtenstein , Switzerland

Cities Visited

Berne , Lake Como , Lucerne , Lugano , Stresa , Tasch , Vaduz , Zermatt , Zurich

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Swiss Chocolates & Sweet Views ZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town includes a [LF] Sprüngli chocolate-praline tasting. Take a scenic drive along Lake Zurich and Lake Walen into the high Alps en route to the Principality of Liechtenstein.
    VADUZ Spend free time to browse and for lunch.
    ST. MORITZ Enjoy free time this afternoon. (B,D)
    137 mi / 220 km

    LOCAL TASTES Since chocolatier David Sprüngli opened Confiserie Sprüngli & Fils on Zurich’s Marktgasse in 1836, its irresistible confections have been tempting many a sweet tooth for generations. Today Confiserie Sprüngli continues its tradition as a pioneer of Swiss chocolate making, whipping up sweet temptations from truffles to pralines in the many chocolate shops bearing its name throughout Switzerland.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Legendary Lakes of Italy & Switzerland LAKE COMO See the stunning lake en route to Lugano.
    LUGANO Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
    87 mi / 140 km

    EXPLORE MORE in Lugano to see its mix of Italian and Swiss style and culture reflected in its architecture and cuisine. Standing on the Lake’s northern shore, the city is surrounded by mountain peaks. Lugano’s Piazza della Riforma and pastel palazzos share the ambience of this lovely Swiss city with impressive architecture and bold and innovative street art.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. Day 4
    The Heights of Beauty STRESA Enjoy free time.
    TÄSCH Take a scenic mountain train ride to Zermatt. (B)
    165 mi / 265 km

    CULTURAL GEMS Stresa is an example of Italy’s splendid elegance on Lake Maggiore, overlooking the surrounding islands. With natural beauty, ornamental gardens, and grand architecture, Stresa is a study in sophistication. Luxury villas and art nouveau hotels along the shores make for a perfect place to stroll.

    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    Life on the Lake ZERMATT Spend free time this morning before returning to Täsch. Take a scenic drive through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley en route to Lake Geneva. (B,D)
    93 mi / 150km

    PICTURE PERFECT The glistening waters of Lake Geneva lap against its French and Swiss shores in the serene surroundings of sublime vineyards and countryside. Belle Epoque sailboats traverse the lakeshores amid castles, museums, and resort towns as they have for over a century.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Coming Up Roses in Berne BERNE Guided walking tour. Enjoy [LF] lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm before continuing to Lucerne. (B,L)
    162 mi / 260 km

    CITY SIGHTS Explore the “City of Fountains,” Berne - the capital city of Switzerland, dating back to the 12th century. Take in the medieval architecture in the Altstadt (Old Town) with its 6 kilometers of arcades and animated clocktower, then indulge in lunch at a local farm.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  7. Day 7
    Lion Hearted in Lucerne LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and Chapel Bridge. [LF] Scenic railway ride to the top of Mount Pilatus and receive a special souvenir cap. Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening. (B,D)

    EPIC RIDE Feel your heart soar as you ascend to the summit of magnificent Mount Pilatus, home to the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. Look out for the legendary dragon and take in the heavenly vistas. Direct your gaze as far as the eye can see with views as far as the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Down below, sparkling lakes catch the sun for a view unlike any other.

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
    A morning complimentary 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
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Small Group Discoveries
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized European tour—without the crowds.

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch, 4 three-course dinners

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

The world is waiting to be rediscovered! And Globus helps you reunite with your favorite destinations through our ongoing commitment to travel with the ease and confidence travelers have come to expect on tour with us. No matter where you travel, our global network of travel experts has you ready to reconnect.

And along the way, we’re step-for step with you to remove the worries and hassles that might make aspiring globetrotters hesitate when taking that first step in discovering dream destinations once again. With exceptional health and safety protocols and on-trip contingency plans for unexpected surprises, Globus travelers see more of the world with more peace of mind.


Globus will conduct tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start and peace of mind throughout the journey. This includes proof of vaccination for all guests.


There may be times on tour or on the motorcoach when social distancing is required. We will take care in assuring any local guidelines are followed in a safe and comfortable way for our guests. For any cases where masks are required due to local guidelines, we ask that guests bring their own approved N95 (FFP2) masks for their own comfort and safety. Our wireless listening technology enables safe distances between our guests and other travelers during excursions.


To ensure a healthy environment for each of our guests and our team, our Tour Directors, Local Hosts, and motorcoach drivers are fully vaccinated, and Globus is also requiring that all travelers are fully vaccinated before joining the trips. Additionally, regular guest checks are conducted, and, when required by local guidelines, masks will be worn by our guests and by our team when accompanying guests. In all other cases, masks are optional for guests.


Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.


As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.


Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Zurich: Aja Zurich
This modern city hotel has 318 air-conditioned cozy guestrooms with modern furnishings including bathrobes and slippers for comfort and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property for connectivity. Other facilities include a wellness area with rooftop terrace and panorama sauna, a DELI restaurant, 24 hour fitness and reception with snack bar and Starbucks drinks machine as well a NIVEA shop offering massages and cosmetic treatments
Vulkanstrasse 108B
Zurich-Altstetten , Switzerland
St. Moritz: Hotel Steffani
A quintessential Alpine retreat enjoying a fantastic location in the heart of St. Moritz, just a stone's throw from the chic boutiques and funicular stations. This family-owned traditional hotel dates back to 1869 and offers 60 guestrooms furnished with local murals and high-quality materials. The hotel boasts 3 restaurants, 3 bars and a state of the art spa area with indoor pool, steam bath and sauna.
St. Moritz , Switzerland
Lugano: Novotel Lugano Paradiso
This modern mid-scale 97-room hotel is located just a short walk away from Lake Lugano with Free Wi-Fi connection and tasteful, elegant décor throughout. Soundproofed guestrooms perfectly blend comfort with technology and the restaurant is an informal setting serving fresh, tasty, healthy specialties with a bar area for simply enjoying drinks in a friendly atmosphere. The property also offers a fitness centre and an outdoor seasonal swimming pool & bar.
Via San Salvatore 11
Lugano , Switzerland
Zermatt: Alex
Hotel Alex in the heart of Zermatt is a mountain hut on the outside and a stylish boutique hotel on the inside with its traditional furniture, exquisite carving, and precious paintings of the Matterhorn. It features a superb wellness centre including saunas, an indoor pool, massage rooms, a tropical shower, and a well-equipped fitness centre. Enjoy lunch or dinner on the large sun terrace with garden lounge. All rooms are elegantly refurbished and include flat screen TV with international channels, coffee & tea making facilities, and in-room safety box. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.
Bodmenstrasse 12
Zermatt , Switzerland
Lake Geneva: Eurotel Montreux
Located on the shores of Lake Geneva with views of the Alps and strides away from the Montreux Music & Convention Center. Rooms have free Wi-Fi and a minibar. Guests can enjoy Swiss and international cuisine at the lakeside restaurant, or on the terrace, where barbecued dishes are prepared during the summer months. Other amenities include a fitness center.
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.
Bahnhofstrasse 30
Luzern 7 , Switzerland

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Questions & Answers

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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Excellent itinerary. Excellent Tour Guide

Globus Tours was amazing. I plan on using them again.

This was my 5th tour with Globus. All were excellent and looking forward for another by Globus when time permits. I have recommended my friends about Globus Tours to try one.

The tour provides a very nice overview of Switzerland. It moves along fairly quickly, but in most cities there is free time to explore independently. Time on the coach is not excessive and the scenery makes that time well spent. The optional gondola excursion in Zermatt delivers good value for the price. Zurich is only briefly covered, but we stayed 2 pre-nights and had fun exploring on our own making use of the public transportation system. The Zurich hotel is the best we have ever stayed in on a Globus tour (very spacious, comfortable, modern rooms and extensive breakfast options) and although it is in a non-central business area it is very convenient to tram or train and the neighborhood is less hectic with good food choices a few blocks away.

This trip was awesome!! The tour guide was great!!

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.

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.

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".


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