The Best of Switzerland (ZG)

8 Day Tour from Zürich to Zürich

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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, you will experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities with overnights in Zürich, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Lake Geneva, and Lucerne.

No tour to Switzerland is complete without seeing the stunning scenery. You'll enjoy a scenic drive following Lake Zürich and Lake Walen through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. You'll also drive into the Swiss Engadine, a valley considered by many as the most beautiful mountain area in the world, 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 they’re lakes you desire to see, you'll enjoy Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, 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. You'll enjoy lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm in Berne. Another true Swiss experience is a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus to enjoy heavenly views and an alphorn demonstration. 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 its special experiences, this Switzerland tour is sure to delight. So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing vacation!
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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
ZERMATT
Group picture
BERNE
Guided sightseeing 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
INTERLAKEN
Take pictures of the Jungfrau massif
LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Mount Pilatus excursion including an alphorn demonstration and a souvenir cap; farewell dinner at a local restaurantHeadsets throughout tour

NOTE:

  • On arrival at Zürich Airport, a complimentary transfer by hotel shuttle bus is available
  • Morning transfer to Zürich airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10am. Extra nights are available in Zürich, not Lucerne.
  • Selected departures can be combined with a River Cruise (WZA): operated by Avalon Waterways. Please refer to our website or ask your Travel Agent for details.

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; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Zürich and a special farewell dinner in Lucerne.

 Itinerary

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

Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

Welcome dinner at your hotel.

DinnerDinner

Day 2 Zürich–Vaduz, Liechtenstein–St. Moritz, Switzerland

Orientation walk of Zürich’s Old Town and taste chocolate pralines at the Sprüngli’s Confectionery. Stop in Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 3 St. Moritz-Lake Como, Italy-Lugano, Switzerland

Travel via Lake Como to Lugano.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Lugano-Stresa, Italy-Zermatt, Switzerland

Stop in Stresa at Lake Maggiore and drive via the Simplon Pass to Zermatt.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Zermatt-Lake Geneva

Group picture with the famous Matterhorn in the background. Drive through the Rhône Valley to Lake Geneva.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 6 Lake Geneva-Berne-Interlaken-Lucerne

Guided sightseeing in Berne, visit Bear Park, Rose Garden, and have lunch at a Swiss working farm. Travel via Interlaken to Lucerne.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 7 Lucerne

Morning walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge. Enjoy an included excursion to the top of Mount Pilatus where an Alphorn demonstration will be held and receive a souvenir cap. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 Lucerne-Zürich Airport

Morning transfer to Zürich Airport.

Breakfast Breakfast

 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

Years of Experience: 19

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

 Accommodations

Zurich
St. Moritz
Lugano-Paradiso
Zermatt
Montreux
Lucerne

Zurich

Moevenpick Zurich Airport

Superior First-Class

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

Via Tegiatscha 17
St.Moritz, Switzerland

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-Paradiso

De La Paix

First-Class

Via Cattori, 18
Lugano-Paradiso, Switzerland

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

Bahnhofstrasse, 28
Zermatt, Switzerland

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

Walliserhof

First-Class

Bahnhofstrasse, 30
Zermatt, Switzerland

Free Wifi

Traditional Valaisan Chalet-style Hotel with white plaster & natural wood facade accented by red shutters, & wooden balconies.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Montreux

Eurotel Riviera

First-Class

81 Grand Rue
Montreux, Switzerland

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

Bahnhofstrasse 30
Luzern 7, Switzerland

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 specialities 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

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