2021 & 2022 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

Spectacular Switzerland (ZH)

9 days from Zurich to Zurich

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Chocolate and Cheese. Alps and Alp horns. Precision timepieces and timeless scenery. There is so much to yodel about in sweet and scenic Switzerland. With snow-dusted peaks in view from Zurich to Geneva to Lucerne, this uplifting tour of Switzerland has many elevating experiences in store. A stroll through the13th-century Gruyères Castle, a drive through the picturesque vineyards of the “Swiss Riviera,” and a tasting at the delectable Maison Cailler chocolate factory are just the beginning of your delightful ascent. You’ll also visit the resort towns of Gstaad and Interlaken before heading via mountain train to the “Top of Europe,” the nickname for Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station at more than 11,000 feet. This Alpine wonderland of ice and snow, complete with multiple viewing terraces and an Ice Palace, is not just high in elevation—it’s the highlight of this spectacular Swiss journey.

Small-Group Discovery Dates Available

Select Globus 2021 Europe tours are limited to an average of just 24 guests per tour. 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 European 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 Europe vacation 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 $300 per couple on select 2021 and 2022 air-inclusive Europe vacations*
Spectacular Switzerland map

 Photo Highlights

 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–BIEL/BIENNE–NEUCHÂTEL–GENEVA

ZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town includes the Fraumünsterkirche.
BIEL/BIENNE Free time at the historical center.
NEUCHÂTEL Free time for lunch en route to Geneva.
174 mi / 280 km

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Day 3 GENEVA

GENEVA Guided sightseeing includes Reformation Park and a walk through the Old Town. Free time this afternoon and evening.

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Day 4 GENEVA–ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS, FRANCE–GRUYÈRES, SWITZERLAND–BROC–GRUYÈRE AREA

ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS Free time to browse.
GRUYÈRES Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit the castle and enjoy lunch with local specialties and a traditional dessert with meringue and double crème.
BROC Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit Maison Cailler Swiss chocolate factory for a tasting.
87 mi / 140 km

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Day 5 GRUYÈRE AREA–GSTAAD–INTERLAKEN–GRINDELWALD

GSTAAD Orientation walk and free time to browse.
INTERLAKEN Free time to explore.
GRINDELWALD Free time this afternoon and evening.
87 mi / 140 km

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Grindelwald with an excursion to the Trümmelbach Falls. 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.

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Day 6 GRINDELWALD. EXCURSION TO THE JUNGFRAU

GRINDELWALD Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Excursion to the Jungfrau Massif includes a mountain train ride to the top, Ice Palace, and the Jungfrau Passport. Free time.

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Day 7 GRINDELWALD–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. Free time for lunch.
LUCERNE Free time late this afternoon and evening.
112 mi / 180 km

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Day 8 LUCERNE

LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and the Chapel Bridge. Farewell dinner this evening at a local restaurant.

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Day 9 LUCERNE–ZURICH AIRPORT

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Complimentary morning transfer to Zurich Airport. Schedule departing flights after 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich.
42 mi / 68 km

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 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.

SHERYL EVANS

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

I truly believe that being a Tour Director is the most fulfilling role in the world. Travel is my greatest passion, and I feel honored to be able to share my knowledge and personal experiences with my fellow travelers. One of my aims is to give guests a 'behind-the-scenes' glimpse of each destination. I particularly love the opportunities to go 'off the beaten track' and reveal the hidden treasures to experience the real country, to meet the real people, to hear their real stories. True to my Celtic roots, I am a passionate storyteller and I strive to make each place come alive. My tenet is to always deliver more than expected and I try to ensure that each guest goes home enriched with vivid memories that will last a lifetime and eager to come back for another European adventure.

Tour Director - SHERYL EVANS

 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 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Geneva
Grindelwald
Lucerne

Geneva

Cross-Border Dinner In France

Cross-Border Dinner In France

Grab your tastebuds and appetite, and prepare for a little "border busting" on this memorable 3-course French dinner in France!

Price Range: $$

Lake Geneva Cruise with Yvoire Village

Lake Geneva Cruise with Yvoire Village

Experience the hypnotic beauty and magical legends of sparkling Lake Geneva on this guided cruise that includes time in charming Yvoire, one of the most beautiful villages in France!

Price Range: $$

Grindelwald

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: $

Lucerne

Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus

Grab your camera and prepare for indescribable panoramic views on this thrilling ascent up Mount Pilatus.

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: $2,705*
18 guests in a party: $496*

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 (CA) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 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 person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.