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Globus The Best of Switzerland(ZG)

8 days from Zürich to Zürich 
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.

Itinerary (2024)

Day 1ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
 Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2ZURICH–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND
 Swiss Chocolates & Sweet Views ZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town includes a [LF] Sprüngli chocolate-praline tasting. Take a scenic drive along Lake Zurich and Lake Walen into the high Alps en route to the Principality of Liechtenstein.
VADUZ Spend free time to browse and for lunch.
ST. MORITZ Enjoy free time this afternoon. (B,D)
137 mi / 220 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES Since chocolatier David Sprüngli opened Confiserie Sprüngli & Fils on Zurich’s Marktgasse in 1836, its irresistible confections have been tempting many a sweet tooth for generations. Today Confiserie Sprüngli continues its tradition as a pioneer of Swiss chocolate making, whipping up sweet temptations from truffles to pralines in the many chocolate shops bearing its name throughout Switzerland.
Day 3ST. MORITZ–LAKE COMO, ITALY–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND
 Legendary Lakes of Italy & Switzerland LAKE COMO See the stunning lake en route to Lugano.
LUGANO Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
87 mi / 140 km

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE in Lugano to see its mix of Italian and Swiss style and culture reflected in its architecture and cuisine. Standing on the Lake’s northern shore, the city is surrounded by mountain peaks. Lugano’s Piazza della Riforma and pastel palazzos share the ambience of this lovely Swiss city with impressive architecture and bold and innovative street art.
Day 4LUGANO–STRESA, ITALY–TÄSCH, SWITZERLAND–ZERMATT
 The Heights of Beauty STRESA Enjoy free time.
TÄSCH Take a scenic mountain train ride to Zermatt. (B)
165 mi / 265 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEMS Stresa is an example of Italy’s splendid elegance on Lake Maggiore, overlooking the surrounding islands. With natural beauty, ornamental gardens, and grand architecture, Stresa is a study in sophistication. Luxury villas and art nouveau hotels along the shores make for a perfect place to stroll.
Day 5ZERMATT–LAKE GENEVA
 Life on the Lake ZERMATT Spend free time this morning before returning to Täsch. Take a scenic drive through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley en route to Lake Geneva. (B,D)
93 mi / 150km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT The glistening waters of Lake Geneva lap against its French and Swiss shores in the serene surroundings of sublime vineyards and countryside. Belle Epoque sailboats traverse the lakeshores amid castles, museums, and resort towns as they have for over a century.
Day 6LAKE GENEVA–BERNE–LUCERNE
 Coming Up Roses in Berne BERNE Guided walking tour. Enjoy [LF] lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm before continuing to Lucerne. (B,L)
162 mi / 260 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS Explore the “City of Fountains,” Berne - the capital city of Switzerland, dating back to the 12th century. Take in the medieval architecture in the Altstadt (Old Town) with its 6 kilometers of arcades and animated clocktower, then indulge in lunch at a local farm.
Day 7LUCERNE
 Lion Hearted in Lucerne LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and Chapel Bridge. [LF] Scenic railway ride to the top of Mount Pilatus and receive a special souvenir cap. Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening. (B,D)

LOCAL FAVORITE
EPIC RIDE Feel your heart soar as you ascend to the summit of magnificent Mount Pilatus, home to the world’s steepest cogwheel railway. Look out for the legendary dragon and take in the heavenly vistas. Direct your gaze as far as the eye can see with views as far as the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Down below, sparkling lakes catch the sun for a view unlike any other.
Day 8LUCERNE–ZURICH AIRPORT
 Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
A morning complimentary transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich. (B)
42 mi / 68 km

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch, 4 three-course dinners

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04/23/2023 $2,999.00
Guaranteed Departure 04/30/2023 $2,999.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/07/2023 $2,999.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/14/2023 $3,069.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/21/2023 $3,069.00
05/28/2023 $3,069.00
06/04/2023 $3,439.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/11/2023 $3,099.00
06/18/2023 $3,099.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/25/2023 $3,099.00
07/02/2023 $3,099.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/09/2023 $3,439.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/16/2023 $3,069.00
07/23/2023 $3,069.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/30/2023 $3,439.00
08/06/2023 $3,069.00
Guaranteed Departure 08/13/2023 $3,069.00
08/20/2023 $3,099.00
08/27/2023 $3,469.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/03/2023 $3,099.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/10/2023 $3,069.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/17/2023 $3,369.00
09/24/2023 $3,099.00
Guaranteed Departure 10/01/2023 $2,969.00
04/21/2024 $3,239.00
04/28/2024 $3,239.00
05/05/2024 $3,239.00
05/12/2024 $3,239.00
05/19/2024 $3,239.00
05/26/2024 $3,239.00
06/02/2024 $3,659.00
06/09/2024 $3,269.00
06/16/2024 $3,239.00
06/23/2024 $3,239.00
06/30/2024 $3,329.00
07/07/2024 $3,729.00
07/14/2024 $3,239.00
07/21/2024 $3,269.00
07/28/2024 $3,699.00
08/04/2024 $3,269.00
08/11/2024 $3,269.00
08/18/2024 $3,269.00
08/25/2024 $3,699.00
09/01/2024 $3,269.00
09/08/2024 $3,239.00
09/15/2024 $3,659.00
09/22/2024 $3,239.00
09/29/2024 $3,199.00
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