Swiss Escape (KHAX)

8 Day Tour from Zurich to Lugano

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Your escape to Switzerland begins in the dynamic city of Zürich, where you’ll meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers for a welcome dinner served at your hotel. Your stay in Zürich includes an orientation of the Old Town. Take a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel with its impressive castle and medieval cathedral, time to stroll along its lake promenade. Lake Geneva, situated at the foot of the Alps, is your spectacular base for 2 nights.

Your Swiss Escape includes a visit to the stately capital of Berne. Enjoy a guided tour of the city to see Bear Park, a panoramic view from the Rose Garden, the Old Town’s Clock Tower with its painted figures, and the flowered-adorned fountains. In lovely Lucerne, be captivated by the Lion Monument, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards of the French Revolution, as well as the ornate patrician houses of the Old Town. Cross the famous covered Chapel Bridge to Lucerne’s Jesuit church. Drive through the magnificent Swiss Alps via the famous St. Gotthard tunnel to the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland, home to the lakeside town of Lugano. Enjoy a full day to relax or explore this beautiful setting, before a farewell dinner on your last night in Switzerland. The wonderful memories of your Swiss Escape are made all the sweeter by the absence of high-season crowds on your stunning Switzerland escorted vacation.

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Single supplement waived for select 2021/2022 Globus Escapes Europe vacations.*
Swiss Escape map
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 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

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–NEUCHÂTEL–LAKE GENEVA

ZURICH Orientation walk of the old town includes sights of the Fraumünsterkirche.
NEUCHÂTEL Free time en route to Geneva. 174 mi / 280 km

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Day 3 LAKE GENEVA

LAKE GENEVA Guided visit to Chillon Castle. Free time this afternoon and evening.

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Day 4 LAKE GENEVA–BERNE–LUCERNE

BERNE Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Guided walking tour includes the Old Town, a stop at Bear Park, and a panoramic view of the city from Rose Garden. Free time for lunch. Free time late afternoon and evening. 155 mi / 250 km

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Day 5 LUCERNE

LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion Monument, the Old Town, and Chapel Bridge. Dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 6 LUCERNE–LUGANO

Scenic drive through the Swiss Alps on the way to Lugano.
LUGANO Free time. 112mi/180 km

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Day 7 LUGANO

LUGANO Free time this morning and afternoon. Farewell dinner this evening at your hotel.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lugano with an excursion to Bellinzona Castles. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus

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Day 8 LUGANO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Milan, Italy.)

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Transportation:

Motorcoach

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

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

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

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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