The Best of Switzerland (ZG)

8 days from Zürich to Zürich

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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.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

ZURICH
Welcome dinner; orientation walk of the Old Town; LF taste Sprüngli chocolate pralines

VADUZ
Visit the capital of Liechtenstein

LAKE COMO
Picture stop

SWISS-ITALIAN LAKE DISTRICT

TÄSCH–ZERMATT–TÄSCH
By mountain train

BERNE
Guided walking tour, stop at the Bear Park and enjoy a panoramic view from the Rose Garden; LF lunch at a working farm

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; LF Mount Pilatus excursion including a souvenir cap; farewell dinner

Notes:

  • On arrival at Zürich Airport, a complimentary transfer by hotel shuttle bus is available

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–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND ZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town includes a LF Sprüngli chocolate pralines tasting. Scenic drive along Lake Zurich and Lake Walen into the high Alps en route to the Principality of Liechtenstein.
VADUZ Free time to browse and for lunch.
ST. MORITZ Free time this afternoon.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
137 mi / 220 km

Day 3

ST. MORITZ–LAKE COMO, ITALY–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND LAKE COMO See the lake en route to Lugano.
LUGANO Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast
87 mi / 140 km

Day 4

LUGANO–STRESA, ITALY–TÄSCH, SWITZERLAND–ZERMATTSTRESA Free time.
TÄSCH Scenic mountain train ride to Zermatt.
Breakfast Breakfast
165 mi / 265 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME on Lake Maggiore with an excursion to Isola Bella by private boat. 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 5

ZERMATT–LAKE GENEVA ZERMATT Free time this morning before returning to Täsch. Scenic drive through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley en route to Lake Geneva.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
93 mi / 150km

Day 6

LAKE GENEVA–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. LF Lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm before continuing to Lucerne.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch
162 mi / 260 km

Day 7

LUCERNE LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and Chapel Bridge. LF Scenic railway ride to the top of Mount Pilatus includes a special souvenir cap. Farewell dinner this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 8

LUCERNE–ZURICH AIRPORT Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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

 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.

LUCY GELMI

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"I was born in the Alps and am looking forward to leading the way into this exciting experience. Enjoy thrilling activities, such as hiking and train rides, or simply sit and admire the overwhelming beauty. The Alps are an experience of the soul, so inhale the sparkling air, enjoy the amazing scenery, and let your senses come alive! My goal is to make sure it is all done at the right pace for each of my passengers."

Tour Director -  LUCY GELMI

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

 Accommodations

ZURICH

SWISSOTEL ZURICH

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

ST. MORITZ

LAUDINELLA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

LUGANO

NOVOTEL LUGANO PARADISO

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

ZERMATT

POLLUX

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

LAKE GENEVA

EUROTEL MONTREUX

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

LUCERNE

ROMANTIK HOTEL WILDEN MANN

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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