GLOBUS 2024: The Best of Switzerland (ZG)
8 days from Zurich to Zurich
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.
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2023
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Zurich||Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)|
|Day 2||St. Moritz||Swiss Chocolates & Sweet Views ZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town includes a [LF] Sprungli 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 kmLOCAL FAVORITE LOCAL TASTES Since chocolatier David Sprungli opened Confiserie Sprungli & Fils on Zurich's Marktgasse in 1836, its irresistible confections have been tempting many a sweet tooth for generations. Today Confiserie Sprungli 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 3||Lugano||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 kmFREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE 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 4||Zermatt||The Heights of Beauty STRESA Enjoy free time.TASCH Take a scenic mountain train ride to Zermatt. (B) 165 mi / 265 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURAL 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 5||Lake Geneva||Life on the Lake ZERMATT Spend free time this morning before returning to Tasch. Take a scenic drive through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhone Valley en route to Lake Geneva. (B,D)93 mi / 150kmTOUR 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 6||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 kmTOUR 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 7||Lucerne||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, Monch, and Jungfrau. Down below, sparkling lakes catch the sun for a view unlike any other.|
|Day 8||Zurich||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|
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