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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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

ZÜRICH
Welcome dinner; orientation walk of the Old Town

BIEL/BIENNE
Visit the historical center

NEUCHÂTEL
Visit the town

GENEVA
Guided sightseeing, visit Reformation Park

EVIAN-LES-BAINS
Stop on the French side of Lake Geneva

GRUYÈRES
LF Visit the castle in Gruyères town, followed by a lunch with local specialties

BROC
LF Chocolate tasting at Maison Cailler

GSTAAD
Orientation

GRINDELWALD
LF Excursion to the Jungfrau

BERNE
See the Bear Park, enjoy a panoramic view from the Rose Garden, Old Town

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Notes:

  • Maximum elevation on tour—11,332 ft.
  • Adequate footwear is required for the trip to the Jungfrau.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; mountain train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

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

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

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.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

ZURICH–BIEL/BIENNE–NEUCHÂTEL–GENEVAZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town includes the Fraumünsterkirche.
BIEL/BIENNE Free time at the historical center.
NEUCHÂTEL Free time for lunch en route to Geneva.
Breakfast Breakfast
174 mi / 280 km

Day 3

GENEVAGENEVA Guided sightseeing includes Reformation Park and a walk through the Old Town. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

GENEVA–ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS, FRANCE–GRUYÈRES, SWITZERLAND–BROC–GRUYÈRE AREA ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS 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

Day 5

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

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Grindelwald with an excursion to the Trümmelbach Falls. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 6

GRINDELWALD. EXCURSION TO THE JUNGFRAU GRINDELWALD LF Excursion to the Jungfrau Massif includes a mountain train ride to the top, Ice Palace, and the Jungfrau Passport. Free time.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

GRINDELWALD–BERNE–LUCERNE 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 Free time late this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast
112 mi / 180 km

Day 8

LUCERNE 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

Day 9

LUCERNE–ZURICH AIRPORTYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Complimentary morning transfer to Zurich Airport. Schedule departing flights after 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich.
Breakfast Breakfast
42 mi / 68 km

 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

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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