TouringForLess
Insight - Red Hot Deals - Save Big

Globus Tour Map

click map to enlarge

Globus The Best of Austria & Switzerland(ZC)

11 days from Vienna to Zürich 
This escorted tour of the Best of Austria & Switzerland covers the highlights of two of Europe's most scenic countries: Austria and Switzerland. You'll spend two nights each in Vienna, Salzburg, Zermatt, and Lucerne, and an overnight in St. Moritz and Berne. If you're a fan of palaces and castles, you'll enjoy a visit to Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace, once the home of the Habsburg Imperial family. Stand in awe as you hear the stories of this royal family's home. You'll also enjoy a visit to romantic Chillon Castle, a well-preserved, medieval castle on the shores of Lake Geneva.

If spectacular scenery is your interest, then you'll be thrilled with the ride on the world-famous Glacier Express train, where you'll travel first-class and have panorama windows to admire the thundering waterfalls, impressive peaks, glacial ice fields, and tiny villages on your way to Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the majestic Matterhorn. Other scenic highlights include a Danube cruise along the prettiest part of the river; a private boat cruise on the fjord-lake in Lucerne; a mountain train ride from Zermatt to Täsch; a scenic drive into the Swiss Engadine, considered by many to be the most beautiful mountain area in the world; a drive in the Tyrolean Alps on the way to Innsbruck; a stop in Interlaken, where you can take pictures of the Jungfrau Massif.

These are just a few of the many highlights of this Austria & Switzerland guided tour. You'll also enjoy guided sightseeing in Vienna, Salzburg, and Berne. From the historic sites, castles, and palaces to the spectacular scenery, this is a dream vacation!
Special Offer/Promotion

Globus Journeys Promotions & Special Offers

  • Book and save 5% on select 2018 Globus vacations
Restrictions May Apply

Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

VIENNA
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Schönbrunn Palace and Heldenplatz

DANUBE CRUISE

MONDSEE
Visit the church from The Sound of Music

SALZBURG
Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square; [LF] dinner with wine at the St. Peter Stiftskeller

INNSBRUCK
Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof

CHUR–ZERMATT
[LF] By Glacier Express train (first-class with panorama windows) including lunch

ZERMATT–TÄSCH
By mountain train

CHILLON
Guided visit of the castle

BERNE
Guided walking tour, stop at the Rose Garden and the Bear Park

INTERLAKEN
Take pictures of the Jungfrau massif

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; [LF] private cruise with a drink and farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Itinerary (2018)

Day 1ARRIVE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA.
 Welcome to Vienna! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a special welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)
Day 2VIENNA.
 Start your guided sightseeing with a visit to magnificent SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE. Then, drive along the Ringstrasse, pass the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards, famous HELDENPLATZ, and awesome St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Balance of the day is at leisure and you can choose from our exciting optional excursions to enhance your stay. (B)
Day 3VIENNA–MELK–MONDSEE–SALZBURG.
 Enjoy a leisurely DANUBE CRUISE along the prettiest part of the river. Afterwards, catch glimpses of historic Melk Abbey, and continue through the romantic Salzkammergut lakeland, made famous in The Sound of Music movie. Stop in Mondsee to visit the PARISH CHURCH, which was used for the wedding scenes, and continue to Salzburg. During your guided walking tour admire exquisite MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter’s Monastery, and magnificent RESIDENZ SQUARE, where some scenes of The Sound of Music movie were filmed. Also take pictures of Mozart’s birthplace in the charming Getreidegasse. [LF] A special dinner and Salzburger Nockerl (sweet dessert soufflé) has been prepared for you at the famous St. Peter Stiftskeller restaurant. (B,D)
Day 4AT LEISURE IN SALZBURG.
 Today is your chance to join an optional excursion to spectacular Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s Eagles Nest. (B)
Day 5SALZBURG–INNSBRUCK–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND.
 Enter the Tyrolean Alps and stop in the capital of crystal, Innsbruck. Enjoy a pleasant walk through its quaint medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF. Next, a scenic drive into the Swiss Engadine, considered by many as the most beautiful mountain area in the world with its 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. The rest of the day is at leisure in ritzy St. Moritz. (B,D)
Day 6ST. MORITZ–CHUR–ZERMATT.
 Drive through exhilarating Alpine scenery. At Chur, [LF] board the first-class panoramic coach of the world-famous GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN, which connects two of Switzerland’s most famous skiing areas: St. Moritz and Zermatt. Enjoy your first-class ride with panorama windows and admire thundering waterfalls, impressive peaks, glacial ice fields, and tiny villages as you pass through the Valais, a region known for its great mountain resorts and excellent wines. Lunch will be served on the train. This afternoon you are in Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the majestic Matterhorn. (B,L)
Day 7AT LEISURE IN ZERMATT.
 An entire day at leisure gives you the possibility to join a spectacular optional excursion to the Klein Matterhorn for breathtaking panoramic views of the Matterhorn and the Alps. (B,D)
Day 8ZERMATT–BERNE.
 Board the MOUNTAIN TRAIN to Täsch and motor through the lower Rhône Valley to the shores of Lake Geneva. Here, enjoy a highlight visit to CHILLON CASTLE, the 12th-century water fortress immortalized by poet Lord Byron. Arrive in Berne for your overnight stay. (B)
Day 9BERNE–INTERLAKEN–LUCERNE.
 Your guided tour starts with a stop at the Rose Garden for a panoramic view of the city. Walk through the beautifully preserved medieval Old Town, witness the hourly parade of painted figures at the Clock Tower and marvel at the ornate, flower-adorned fountains. Stop at the BEAR PARK, symbol for the name of the town. Next is Interlaken, where you can take pictures of the towering Jungfrau, then continue across Brünig Pass to picturesque Lucerne. An optional evening is available to a folklore party with yodeling and alphorn blowing for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking. (B)
Day 10LUCERNE.
 On your walking tour this morning, admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen 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, shop for watches, and you may wish to join an optional excursion to Mount Pilatus. This evening, [LF] enjoy a PRIVATE BOAT CRUISE on the fjord-like lake, followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your Swiss vacation. (B,D)
Day 11LUCERNE–ZÜRICH AIRPORT.
 Morning transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich, not Lucerne. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch on the Glacier Express train; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Vienna, a special dinner in Salzburg, and a farewell dinner in Lucerne

Related Globus Tours

Globus Pricing Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$508

Triple room reduction per person:
$49

Extra nights per person in Vienna:
in single room $144-$175, in twin $80-$104, in triple $80-$128

Extra nights per person in Zürich:
in single room $150, in twin $100, in triple $80

Globus Notes

  • Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest is normally open from mid-May to end-September. Check with your Tour Director for the availability of this excursion.

Click Quote for a Globus Journeys' Tour Date to receive our low price tour quote


Globus Tour Dates


Guaranteed Departure  indicates Guaranteed Departure
*Tour Land StartGlobus RetailRequest Quote
Guaranteed Departure 04/23/2018 $3,289.00
Guaranteed Departure 04/25/2018 $3,329.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/09/2018 $3,329.00
05/14/2018 $3,329.00
05/21/2018 $3,329.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/28/2018 $3,339.00
06/04/2018 $3,339.00
06/11/2018 $3,339.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/18/2018 $3,339.00
06/25/2018 $3,339.00
07/02/2018 $3,329.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/04/2018 $3,329.00
07/09/2018 $3,329.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/18/2018 $3,329.00
07/23/2018 $3,329.00
07/30/2018 $3,329.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/01/2018 $3,329.00
08/06/2018 $3,329.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/15/2018 $3,329.00
08/20/2018 $3,339.00
08/27/2018 $3,339.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/29/2018 $3,339.00
09/03/2018 $3,339.00
09/10/2018 $3,339.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/12/2018 $3,339.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/17/2018 $3,339.00
09/24/2018 $3,329.00
09/26/2018 $3,329.00
10/01/2018 $3,329.00
10/08/2018 $3,329.00
We Sell the Same Escorted Tours. What makes us different is we sell to you for LESS!