Spectacular Switzerland ( ZH)

9 days from Zurich to Zurich

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Chocolate and Cheese. Alps and Alp horns. Precision timepieces and timeless scenery. There is so much to yodel about in sweet and scenic Switzerland. With snow-dusted peaks in view from Zurich to Geneva to Lucerne, this uplifting tour of Switzerland has many elevating experiences in store. A stroll through the13th-century Gruyères Castle, a drive through the picturesque vineyards of the “Swiss Riviera,” and a tasting at the delectable Maison Cailler chocolate factory are just the beginning of your delightful ascent. You’ll also visit the resort towns of Gstaad and Interlaken before heading via mountain train to the “Top of Europe,” the nickname for Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station at more than 11,000 feet. This Alpine wonderland of ice and snow, complete with multiple viewing terraces and an Ice Palace, is not just high in elevation—it’s the highlight of this spectacular Swiss journey.

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 Meals & Itinerary

 Meals

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

 Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

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Day 2

ZURICH–BIEL/BIENNE–NEUCHÂTEL–GENEVA Swiss Strolls in Geneva ZURICH An orientation walk in the Old Town includes the Fraumünsterkirche.
BIEL/BIENNE Enjoy free time at the historical district.
NEUCHÂTEL Free time for lunch en route to Geneva.
Breakfast Breakfast
174 mi / 280 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS Fall in love with Zurich with a walk through the Altstadt – its Old Town, in the historic heart of the city. See the guild houses and historic squares that span both sides of the Limmat River. Gracing the shore is the famous Fraumünsterkirche, with its signature green steeple marking the skyline above stained-glass windows designed by masters Chagall and Giacometti.


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Day 3

GENEVA Grandeur in Geneva GENEVA Guided sightseeing includes Reformation Park and a walk through the Old Town. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORY & TRADITION Explore Geneva's Old Town where the imposing St. Peter's Cathedral stands in the city of the Reformation. Discover fascinating stories along the small cobblestone streets and small squares, as well as secret passages. See the Parc des Bastions where giant statues of the leading figures of the Reformation are carved into the great wall – engraved with Geneva's motto, 'Post Tenebras Lux' (Light After Darkness).


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Day 4

GENEVA–ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS, FRANCE–GRUYÈRES, SWITZERLAND–BROC–GRUYÈRE AREA How Sweet it Is ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS Enjoy free time to browse.
GRUYÈRES LF Visit the castle and enjoy lunch with local specialties and a traditional dessert with meringue and double crème.
BROC LF Visit Maison Cailler Swiss chocolate factory for a tasting.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner
87 mi / 140 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Meringue a la crème and Swiss chocolate are two perfect pleasures we can’t resist! Capture the tradition of the medieval hilltop Castle of Gruyères with the double sweetness of crème and meringue. Later sink your sweet tooth into Maison Cailler’s decadent delicacies when you visit their famous chocolate factory.


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Day 5

GRUYÈRE AREA–GSTAAD–INTERLAKEN–GRINDELWALD Spectacular Switzerland GSTAAD Orientation walk and free time to browse.
INTERLAKEN Free time to explore.
GRINDELWALD Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast
87 mi / 140 km

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE Grindelwald has been attracting visitors since the 18th century, a popular hub for those wishing to explore the Bernese Oberland, an area renowned for stunning scenery and unspoilt nature. During the winter months the area is a top ski destination, and Grindelwald is Switzerland’s largest ski resort.


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Day 6

GRINDELWALD. EXCURSION TO THE JUNGFRAU The Top of Europe GRINDELWALD Join an excursion to the LF Jungfrau Massif with a mountain train ride to the summit, Ice Palace, and receive your Jungfrau Passport. Enjoy free time to explore.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
EPIC RIDE An unforgettable journey to the Jungfraujoch, often called the “Top of Europe.” Disembark at Europe’s highest railway station and spend time exploring. Visit the Ice Palace where artists have created incredible ice sculptures. Enjoy 360° cinematic experience of the Jungfrau Panorama and don’t miss the chance to take the ultrafast lift to the Sphinx Observatory to get a fantastic view of the longest glacier in the Alps.


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Day 7

GRINDELWALD–BERNE–LUCERNE Alpine Attraction BERNE Guided walking tour includes a stop at Bear Park, panoramic views of the city from the Rose Garden and the Old Town. Free time for lunch.
LUCERNE Enjoy free time late this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast
112 mi / 180 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS BärenPark (Bear Park) is home to Pyrenean brown bears (after which the town is named). This hillside habitat in Berne differs greatly from the bear pit of 1191 when Duke Berthold V vowed to name the town after the first animal his hunt found in the nearby woods. The first records of bears being kept in the city date back to 1513 when soldiers brought live bears home as spoils of war. Fast forward to the modern day as the inhumane bear pit of the 16th century has evolved into a 6,000 square-meter natural habitat alongside the Aar River.


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Day 8

LUCERNE Bridging History LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and the Chapel Bridge. Farewell dinner this evening at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS See the symbol of Lucerne at the famous Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe. Originally built in 1365, the bridge includes the Wasserturm (water tower) that once served as a prison. Today, this the world-famous timber bridge is Lucerne’s most photographed landmark.


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Day 9

LUCERNE–ZURICH AIRPORT Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. A complimentary morning transfer to Zurich Airport. in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich.
Breakfast Breakfast
42 mi / 68 km

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 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

MARIA PASCUAL

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

" I have had the privilege of being a Tour Director for many years and even after all this time, there is still so much to share. I believe traveling is a learning experience. You learn about places, cultures, history, and of course, yourself. When traveling through Central and Western Europe, I love to help my groups learn by sharing what I know with them. What I love most is what they share with me. At the end of the trip, I have the feeling we have enriched each other's lives."

Tour Director -  MARIA PASCUAL

TUNDE DALOS

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" Many people have ancestors from Central Europe. Maybe you do as well! Come discover this unique part of the world. I love showing travelers the spirit of these countries through history, culture, and lifestyle. Born in Hungary, I know this region well, and am sure you'll enjoy each moment. You'll return home with the greatest memories and a little piece of my heart! Don't call it a dream, call it a plan!"

Tour Director -  TUNDE DALOS

SHERYL EVANS

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

" I truly believe that being a Tour Director is the most fulfilling role in the world. Travel is my greatest passion, and I feel honored to be able to share my knowledge and personal experiences with my fellow travelers. One of my aims is to give guests a 'behind-the-scenes' glimpse of each destination. I particularly love the opportunities to go 'off the beaten track' and reveal the hidden treasures to experience the real country, to meet the real people, to hear their real stories. True to my Celtic roots, I am a passionate storyteller and I strive to make each place come alive. My tenet is to always deliver more than expected and I try to ensure that each guest goes home enriched with vivid memories that will last a lifetime and eager to come back for another European adventure."

Tour Director -  SHERYL EVANS

 Accommodations

ZURICH

SHERATON ZURICH

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

GENEVA

ROYAL MANOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

GRUYERE AREA

CAILLER

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

GRINDELWALD

SUNSTAR HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

LUCERNE

ASTORIA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

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