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THE BEST OF SWITZERLAND WITH OBERAMMERGAU - 2020

Tour Code - ZGO 12 days - ZURICH to MUNICH From $4939 USD
With its stunning mountains, fascinating old towns, beautiful lakes, and long history, Switzerland is the perfect vacation offering something for everyone. On this Best of Switzerland tour, you will experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities with overnights in Zürich, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Lake Geneva, and Lucerne.

No tour to Switzerland is complete without seeing the stunning scenery. You'll enjoy a scenic drive following Lake Zürich and Lake Walen through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. You'll also drive into the Swiss Engadine, a valley considered by many as the most beautiful mountain area in the world, with deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages. Here, enjoy St. Moritz, one of the world's most famous resorts. Other mountain scenery awaits you in Täsch, where you’ll board a mountain train to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the famous Matterhorn. If they’re lakes you desire to see, you'll enjoy Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, stunning Lake Geneva, and Lugano, the popular subtropical resort on the shores of Lake Lugano.

You'll also visit some of Switzerland's famous cities, including Zürich, Berne, and Lucerne. Plus, to bring Switzerland to life, Globus has arranged some unique experiences for you. You'll enjoy lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm in Berne. Another true Swiss experience is a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus to enjoy heavenly views and an alphorn demonstration. You'll even get a special souvenir cap to remember this experience! Of course, Switzerland is known for its chocolates, and on this Switzerland tour, you'll taste traditional chocolate pralines.

From stunning scenery and vibrant cities to its special experiences, this Switzerland tour is sure to delight. So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing vacation!

SPECIAL OBERAMMERGAU ITINERARY
In Oberammergau enjoy the once-in-a-decade Passion Play performance. The play is from 2:30 pm to 10:30 pm and includes a 3-hour intermission for dinner. The play portrays the Passion of Christ—from his entry into Jerusalem to the Resurrection. The play usually consists of 2,000 actors, singers, musicians, and technicians—all of which are residents of Oberammergau. Please note, the play is conducted in German with booklets provided in other languages.

PERFECTLY LOCATED HOTEL IN OBERAMMERGAU VILLAGE
Globus passengers are accommodated at the historical Boeld Hotel located in the heart of Oberammergau Village and situated just minutes away from the Passionstheater. Enjoy 4 star amenities and easy access  to all that this charming town has to offer.

Standard Features

Destinations

  • ZURICH
    Welcome dinner; orientation walk of the Old Town; taste Sprungli chocolate pralines.
  • VADUZ
    Visit the capital of Liechtenstein.
  • LAKE COMO
    Picture stop.
  • SWISS-ITALIAN LAKE DISTRICT.
  • TASCH-ZERMATT-TASCH
    By mountain train.
  • BERNE
    Guided walking tour, stop at the Bear Park and enjoy a panoramic view from the Rose Garden; lunch at a working farm.
  • LUCERNE
    Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; Mount Pilatus excursion including a souvenir cap.
  • INNSBRUCK
    Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof.
  • MUNICH
    Orientation, visit Marienplatz.
  • OBERAMMERGAU
    Passion Play.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Motorcoach; mountain train.
  • HEADSETS
    Throughout the tour.
  • FREE WI-FI
    Available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • MY ACCOUNT Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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Full buffet breakfast (B) daily
1 special lunch (L) with a drink in Berne, 4 three-course dinners (D) with wine, including a welcome dinner in Zurich and a special farewell dinner in Lucerne.

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND.
    Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

  2. ZURICH-VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN-ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND.
    Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich's well-preserved OLD TOWN with its medieval guild houses, and taste the traditional CHOCOLATE PRALINES at the famous Sprungli Confectionery. Next, a scenic drive following Lake Zurich and Lake Walen through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. After a break in its capital, Vaduz, ascend the Rhine Valley into the mountainous Grisons, a canton where three of the country's four languages are spoken. The 7,504-foot (2287 metre) Julier Pass, an important Alpine road since Roman times, leads to the Engadine. This valley is considered by many as the most beautiful mountain area in the world, with deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests that turn golden in the fall, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet (3657 metre) , and quaint villages with massive white stone houses in the characteristic Grisons style. Arrive in the afternoon in ritzy St. Moritz. (B,D)

  3. ST. MORITZ-LAKE COMO, ITALY-LUGANO, SWITZERLAND.
    A gradual change of scenery as you descend towards the enchanting shores of Italy's Lake Como and continue on to the southern tip of Switzerland. The vegetation south of the Alps is Mediterranean: chestnut groves, vineyards, and olive and fig trees make you forget that earlier today you were within walking distance of glaciers. An afternoon arrival in the popular subtropical resort town of Lugano allows time for shopping under the arcades of Via Nassa or an espresso on flowerfestooned Piazza Riforma. To truly appreciate splendid Lake Lugano, an exciting optional boat ride is available, followed by dinner at a traditional "grotto" restaurant. (B)

  4. LUGANO-STRESA, ITALY-TASCH, SWITZERLAND-ZERMATT.
    Travel from Lake Lugano to the Italian shore of Lake Maggiore for a break in elegant Stresa. An optional boat ride to enchanting Isola Bella can be arranged. Continue over lofty Simplon Pass into the Swiss Valais, an area renowned for its excellent wines and great mountain resorts. To reach the most famous of them, leave the coach behind in Tasch and board a MOUNTAIN TRAIN to climb the last few miles up to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn. (B)

  5. ZERMATT-LAKE GENEVA.
    This morning, you can join an exciting optional excursion to Klein Matterhorn for spectacular views of the surrounding Alps. Later, motor through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhone Valley and arrive at beautiful Lake Geneva for your overnight stay. (B,D)

  6. LAKE GENEVA-BERNE-LUCERNE.
    In the stately capital of Berne, your guided tour starts at BEAR PARK, followed by a panoramic view of the city from the Rose Garden. Next, enjoy a walking tour through the beautifully preserved medieval Old Town. Witness the hourly parade of painted figures at the Clock Tower and take your pictures of ornate, flower-adorned fountains. The highlight of the day is a special lunch at a traditional Swiss WORKING FARM, to give you a chance to see how people in Switzerland live in the rural area of Switzerland. Continue over Brunig Pass to picturesque Lucerne. An optional dinner excursion to a folklore party with yodeling is available for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking. (B,L)

  7. LUCERNE.
    On your walking tour this morning, admire Thorwaldsen's impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, and the ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit church. Afterwards, another true Swiss experience: a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus, the "Guard of Lucerne," where you get a special SOUVENIR CAP to always remember this experience! Tonight, a special dinner awaits you at your hotel. (B,D)

  8. LUCERNE-ZURICH-INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA-MUNICH, GERMANY.
    A comfortable drive brings you via Zurich to Innsbruck in the Tyrolean mountains. Enjoy a walk through the Old Town to see the GOLDEN ROOF and time to shop for crystal for which the city is famous. Then, continue to Munich, capital of Bavaria. (B)

  9. MUNICH-OBERAMMERGAU.
    Germany's "Secret Capital" comes alive during an orientation featuring the Olympic Stadium, 1,000-foot (305 metre) high Olympic Tower, and MARIENPLATZ, in the historic heart of the city. Then, drive to picturesque Oberammergau. (B,D)

  10. OBERAMMERGAU.
    The afternoon and evening are dedicated to the world-famous PASSION PLAY, held every 10 years and performed by the people of Oberammergau. (B,L,D)

  11. OBERAMMERGAU-MUNICH.
    Return to Munich with time to explore on your own. (B)

  12. MUNICH.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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