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.

Small-Group Discovery Dates Available

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Save $200 per couple on select 2021 and 2022 air-inclusive Europe vacations*
The Best of Switzerland map

 Photo Highlights

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

  • Old City of Berne

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch, 4 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–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND

ZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town includes a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.
137 mi / 220 km

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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.
87 mi / 140 km

Breakfast Breakfast

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

STRESA Free time.
TÄSCH Scenic mountain train ride to Zermatt.
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.

Breakfast Breakfast

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.
93 mi / 150km

Breakfast Breakfast
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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. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm before continuing to Lucerne.
162 mi / 260 km

Breakfast Breakfast
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Day 7 LUCERNE

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

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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.
42 mi / 68 km

Breakfast Breakfast

 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.

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

 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)


St. Moritz
Lugano
Stresa
Zermatt
Lucerne
Bernese Oberland

St. Moritz

Carriage Ride through the Roseg Valley

Carriage Ride through the Roseg Valley

Hop aboard a charming horse-drawn carriage for an exciting nature jaunt through the fragrant pine and larch woods of Switzerland's breathtaking Roseg Valley.

Price Range: $$

Lugano

Lake Lugano Cruise with Meal

Lake Lugano Cruise with Meal

Embark your private boat for a relaxing cruise on breathtaking Lake Lugano and learn about the local traditions and dishes for dinner.

Price Range: $$

Stresa

Isola Bella by Boat

Isola Bella by Boat

Grandeur awaits on this visit to Isola Bella, the most famous of Lake Maggiore's Borromean Islands, featuring a guided visit of its ornate palace and exquisite terraced gardens.

Price Range: $

Zermatt

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise by Cable Car

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise by Cable Car

Enjoy views of the Swiss Alps that will leave you speechless, including the stunning south face of the Matterhorn, on this cable car ascent up Klein Matterhorn!

Price Range: $$$

Lucerne

Swiss Folklore

Swiss Folklore

Raise a glass and toast an unforgettable evening of traditional entertainment during this excursion featuring a 3-course feast of local specialties, alphorns, yodeling, and festive Swiss music and dancing.

Price Range: $$

Bernese Oberland

Trümmelbach Falls: Treasure in the Mountain

Trümmelbach Falls: Treasure in the Mountain

Experience the thunderous roar of Trümmelbach Falls, Europe's largest subterranean waterfalls, on this active excursion inside a mountain!

Price Range: $

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $1,896*
18 guests in a party: $339*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2021 and 2022 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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