ITINERARY - The Best of Switzerland with Oberammergau 2020

The Best of Switzerland with Oberammergau (ZGO)

12 Day Tour from Zurich to Munich

2020 Tour Details

With its stunning mountains, fascinating old towns, beautiful lakes, and long history, Switzerland is the perfect vacation offering something for everyone. On this Best of Switzerland tour, experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities with overnights in Zürich, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Lake Geneva, and Lucerne. Plus, you’ll travel to Germany to overnight in Munich and Oberammergau, where you’ll see the world-famous Passion Play, held every 10 years.

No tour to Switzerland is complete without seeing the stunning scenery. Enjoy a scenic drive following Lake Zürich and Lake Walen through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. Also drive to the Swiss Engadine, a valley considered by many as the world’s most beautiful mountain area, with deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages. Here, enjoy St. Moritz, one of the world's most famous resorts. Other mountain scenery awaits you in Täsch, where you’ll board a mountain train to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the famous Matterhorn. If you desire to see lakes, you'll enjoy Lake Como, stunning Lake Geneva, and Lugano, the popular subtropical resort on the shores of Lake Lugano.

You'll also visit some of Switzerland's famous cities, including Zürich, Berne, and Lucerne. Plus, to bring Switzerland to life, Globus has arranged some unique experiences for you, such as a traditional Swiss working farm in Berne. Another true Swiss experience is a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus to enjoy heavenly views. You'll even get a special souvenir cap to remember this experience! Of course, Switzerland is known for its chocolates, and on this Switzerland tour, you'll taste traditional chocolate pralines.

From stunning scenery and vibrant cities to special experiences and the incredible Passion Play, this Switzerland tour—with Oberammergau—is sure to delight.

This vacation, which includes tickets for the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, requires an additional deposit of $350 per person in June 2019.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

ZURICH
Welcome dinner; orientation walk of the Old Town; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite lunch at a working farm
LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Mount Pilatus excursion including a souvenir cap; farewell dinner
INNSBRUCK
Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof
MUNICH
Orientation, visit Marienplatz
OBERAMMERGAU
Passion Play

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • On arrival at Zurich Airport, a complimentary transfer by hotel shuttle bus is available.
  • Hotel information will be available in 2019. Oberammergau hotel will be in the village of Oberammergau.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Old City of Berne

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special lunch with a drink in Berne, 1 lunch in Oberammergau, 6 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, including admission charges where applicable.

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.

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Day 2 ZURICH–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND

Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s well-preserved OLD TOWN with its medieval guild houses, and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite taste the traditional CHOCOLATE PRALINES at the famous Sprüngli Confectionery. Next, a scenic drive following Lake Zurich and Lake Walen through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. After a break in its capital, Vaduz, ascend the Rhine Valley into the mountainous Grisons, a canton where three of the country’s four languages are spoken. The 7,504-foot Julier Pass, an important Alpine road since Roman times, leads to the Engadine. This valley is considered by many as the most beautiful mountain area in the world, with deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests that turn golden in the fall, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages with massive white stone houses in the characteristic Grisons style. Afternoon arrival in ritzy St. Moritz.

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Day 3 ST. MORITZ–LAKE COMO, ITALY–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND

A gradual change of scenery as you descend towards the enchanting shores of Italy’s Lake Como and continue on to the southern tip of Switzerland. The vegetation south of the Alps is Mediterranean: chestnut groves, vineyards, and olive and fig trees make you forget that earlier today you were within walking distance of glaciers. Afternoon arrival in the popular subtropical resort town of Lugano allows time for shopping under the arcades of Via Nassa or an espresso on flower-festooned Piazza Riforma. To truly appreciate splendid Lake Lugano, an exciting optional boat ride is available, followed by dinner at a traditional “grotto” restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 LUGANO–STRESA, ITALY–TÄSCH, SWITZERLAND–ZERMATT

From Lake Lugano to the Italian shore of Lake Maggiore for a break in elegant Stresa. An optional boat ride to enchanting Isola Bella can be arranged. Continue over lofty Simplon Pass into the Swiss Valais, an area renowned for its excellent wines and great mountain resorts. To reach the most famous of them, leave the coach behind in Täsch and board a MOUNTAIN TRAIN to climb the last few miles up to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn.

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Day 5 ZERMATT–LAKE GENEVA

This morning, you can join an exciting optional excursion to Klein Matterhorn for spectacular views of the surrounding Alps. Later, motor through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley, and arrive at beautiful Lake Geneva for your overnight stay.

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Day 6 LAKE GENEVA–BERNE–LUCERNE

In the stately capital of Berne, your guided tour starts at the BEAR PARK, followed by a panoramic view of the city from the Rose Garden. Next, enjoy a walking tour through the beautifully preserved medieval Old Town. Witness the hourly parade of painted figures at the Clock Tower and take pictures of ornate, flower-adorned fountains. The highlight of the day is a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite special lunch at a traditional Swiss WORKING FARM, to give you a chance to see how people live in rural Switzerland. Over Brünig Pass to picturesque Lucerne. An optional dinner excursion is available to a folklore party with yodeling for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking.

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Day 7 LUCERNE

On your walking tour this morning, admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, and ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church. Afterwards, another true Swiss experience: Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus, the “Guard of Lucerne,” where you get a special SOUVENIR CAP to always remember this experience! Tonight, a special farewell dinner awaits you at your hotel for a proper auf Wiedersehen.

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Day 8 LUCERNE–ZURICH–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–MUNICH, GERMANY

A comfortable drive brings you via Zurich to Innsbruck in the Tyrolean mountains. Enjoy a walk through the Old Town to see the GOLDEN ROOF. Then, continue to Munich, capital of Bavaria.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 MUNICH–OBERAMMERGAU

Germany’s “Secret Capital” comes alive during an orientation featuring the Olympic Stadium, 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower, and MARIENPLATZ, in the historic heart of the city. Then, drive to picturesque Oberammergau.

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Day 10 OBERAMMERGAU

Afternoon and evening are dedicated to the world-famous PASSION PLAY, held every 10 years and performed by the inhabitants of Oberammergau.

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Day 11 OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH

Return to Munich.

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Day 12 MUNICH

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Accommodations

Zurich
St. Moritz
Lugano
Zermatt
Lake Geneva
Lucerne
Munich
Oberammergau

Zurich

Moevenpick Zurich Airport

Superior First-Class

Moevenpick Zurich Airport Mittelholzerstrasse 8, Glattbrugg,   Switzerland

Mittelholzerstrasse 8
Glattbrugg, Switzerland

Hotel with contemporary design features throughout, 2 kms from Zurich Airport and 10 kms from Zurich city center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Ice Machine
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Business Center

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Voicemail
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Internet Access

St. Moritz

Laudinella

First-Class

Laudinella Via Tegiatscha 17, St.Moritz,   Switzerland

Via Tegiatscha 17
St.Moritz, Switzerland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Traditional mountain architecture with lots of woodworks & local grisons style; in center of St Moritz-Bad; near spa & ski slopes.

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Hot Tub
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet Access
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Phone

Lugano

De La Paix

First-Class

De La Paix Via Cattori, 18, Lugano-Paradiso,   Switzerland

Via Cattori, 18
Lugano-Paradiso, Switzerland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Pleasant Hotel situated within 2 minutes' walk of the lake, a 15-minute walk from town center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini-bar

Zermatt

Pollux

First-Class

Pollux Bahnhofstrasse, 28, Zermatt,   Switzerland

Bahnhofstrasse, 28
Zermatt, Switzerland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Chalet style hotel with modern comforts and amenities, restaurant, sauna and solarium; located near the Gornergrat station.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Hot Tub
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens

Lake Geneva

Eurotel Riviera

First-Class

Eurotel Riviera 81 Grand Rue, Montreux,   Switzerland

81 Grand Rue
Montreux, Switzerland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Hotel set in modern triangular building, situated directly on the lake with views of the Alps; staff is multilingual.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Mini-bar
  • Room Service

Lucerne

Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann

First-Class

Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann Bahnhofstrasse 30, Luzern 7,  Switzerland

Bahnhofstrasse 30
Luzern 7, Switzerland

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

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.

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Window Opens
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite

Munich

Holiday Inn Munich City Centre

First-Class

Holiday Inn Munich City Centre Hochstrasse 3, Muenchen,   Germany

Hochstrasse 3
Muenchen, Germany

Multistory Hotel housed within office/apartment & showroom complex in city center near Deutsches Museum.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Voicemail

Oberammergau

Oberammergau Hotel

First-Class

Oberammergau Hotel Eugen-Papst-Str. 9, Oberammergau,  Germany

Eugen-Papst-Str. 9
Oberammergau, Germany

"Hotel information for Oberammergau will be available in 2019. The listed hotels represent the type and location of the hotels which will be offered in 2020. The Oberammergau hotel will be in the village of Oberammergau."

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

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

No Excursions are available at this time.

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