Top of Switzerland with Oberammergau – Faith-Based Travel (ZIO)

9 Day Tour from Zurich to Munich

2022 Tour Details

On this Top of Switzerland tour, witness some of Switzerland's most amazing scenery and learn about traditional and current Swiss culture with overnights in Zurich, Interlaken, and Lucerne. Plus, you'll travel to Germany and overnight in Munich and the charming Bavarian town of Oberammergau.

A tour highlight is your rack railway trip to the "Top of Europe," a high alpine wonderland of ice and snow. Here, at the amazing Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station at 11,332 feet, you can stand on the observation platform to view the glaciers and witness a panoramic view overlooking France, Germany, and Italy. It's an unforgettable experience!

Participate in a walking tour in Lucerne, walks through the Old Town in Innsbruck and Zurich, and an orientation in Munich. In Oberammergau, enjoy first-class seats to the Passion Play, performed every 10 years by Oberammergau residents as a thank you for saving the town from the Black Death. With beautiful alpine scenery as the backdrop, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Globus has also included special treats to help you learn about Swiss culture. Visit the Ballenberg Open-air Museum to see traditional rural buildings from all regions of Switzerland and to learn how Switzerland’s rural populations have lived, worked, and kept their customs alive. Woodcarving is part of the Swiss culture and in Brienz, visit the Woodcarving Museum to see traditional and artistically significant woodcarvings. Also visit a little cheese village in the Emmental Valley to learn about traditional and modern cheese production techniques, sample the locally produced cheese, and enjoy a light lunch.

From the gorgeous scenery to the unique cultural experiences, this Switzerland tour with Oberammergau is a dream vacation!

Your vacation, which includes the Oberammergau Passion Play, requires a per-person, non-refundable deposit of $600 to secure your reservation and tickets for the play.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

ZURICH
Welcome dinner; orientation walk of the Old Town

AFFOLTERN
LF Visit a cheese farm and enjoy a light lunch

INTERLAKEN
LF Excursion to the Jungfrau

BRIENZ
Visit the woodcarving Museum

BALLENBERG
LF Visit the open-air museum

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; farewell dinner

INNSBRUCK
Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof

OBERAMMERGAU
Passion Play

MUNICH
Orientation, visit Marienplatz

Notes:

  • Maximum elevation on tour—11,332 ft.
  • Adequate footwear is required for the trip to the Jungfrau.
  • Hotel information will be available in 2019. Oberammergau hotel will be in the village of Oberammergau.

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 light lunch in Affoltern, 1 lunch in Oberammergau, 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Zurich and a special dinner in Lucerne

 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–EMMENTAL VALLEY–INTERLAKEN ZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town.
EMMENTAL VALLEY Visit LF the Schaukaserei Affoltern. Enjoy a light lunch.
INTERLAKEN Free time late afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch
106 mi / 170 km

Day 3

INTERLAKEN. 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

Day 4

INTERLAKEN–BRIENZ–BALLENBERG–LUCERNE Scenic drive through charming mountains brings you to Brienz.
BRIENZ Visit the Woodcarving Museum. Free time to browse.
BALLENBERG Visit the open-air museum.
Breakfast Breakfast
50 mi / 80 km

Day 5

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

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lucerne with an excursion on Mount Pilatus. 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

LUCERNE–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY INNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
243 mi / 391 km

Day 7

OBERAMMERGAU OBERAMMERGAU Afternoon and evening dedicated to the world-famous Passion Play.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 8

OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH MUNICH Orientation tour includes the Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls.
Breakfast Breakfast
56 mi / 90 km

Day 9

MUNICH Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

ZURICH

SHERATON ZURICH

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

INTERLAKEN

METROPOLE HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

LUCERNE

GRAND HOTEL EUROPE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

OBERAMMERGAU

HOTEL BOELD

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

MUNICH

HOLIDAY INN MUNICH CITY CENTRE

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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