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, experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities with overnights in Zürich, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Lake Geneva, and Lucerne. Plus, you’ll travel to Germany to overnight in Munich and Oberammergau, where you’ll see the world-famous Passion Play, held every 10 years. No tour to Switzerland is complete without seeing the stunning scenery. Enjoy a scenic drive following Lake Zürich and Lake Walen through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. Also drive to the Swiss Engadine, a valley considered by many as the world’s most beautiful mountain area, 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 you desire to see lakes, you'll enjoy Lake Como, 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, such as a traditional Swiss working farm in Berne. Another true Swiss experience is a trip to the top of Mount Pilatus to enjoy heavenly views. 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 special experiences and the incredible Passion Play, this Switzerland tour—with Oberammergau—is sure to delight.By June 2021, your vacation, which includes the Oberammergau Passion Play, requires a per-person, non-refundable deposit of $750. Prior to June 2021, a minimum of $250 non-refundable per person deposit is required to secure your reservation and tickets for the play.
Headsets throughout the tour.
Meals & Itinerary
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special lunch with a drink in Berne, 1 lunch in Oberammergau, 6 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Zurich and a special dinner in Lucerne
- On arrival at Zurich Airport, a complimentary transfer by hotel shuttle bus is available.
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.
Day 2 ZURICH–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND
ZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town includes a Sprüngli chocolate pralines tasting. Scenic drive along Lake Zurich and Lake Walen into the high Alps en route to the Principality of Liechtenstein. VADUZ Free time to browse and for lunch. ST. MORITZ Free time this afternoon. 137 mi / 220 km
Day 3 ST. MORITZ–LAKE COMO, ITALY–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND
LAKE COMO See the lake en route to Lugano. LUGANO Free time this afternoon and evening. 87 mi / 140 km
Day 4 LUGANO–STRESA, ITALY–TÄSCH, SWITZERLAND–ZERMATT
STRESA Free time. TÄSCH Scenic mountain train ride to Zermatt. 165 mi / 265 km ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME on Lake Maggiore with an excursion to Isola Bella by private boat. 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.
Day 5 ZERMATT–LAKE GENEVA
ZERMATT Free time this morning before returning to Täsch. Scenic drive through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley en route to Lake Geneva. 93 mi / 150km
Day 6 LAKE GENEVA–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. Lunch at a traditional Swiss working farm before continuing to Lucerne. 162 mi / 260 km
Day 7 LUCERNE
LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and Chapel Bridge. Scenic railway ride to the top of Mount Pilatus includes a special souvenir cap. Farewell dinner this evening.
Day 8 LUCERNE–ZURICH–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–MUNICH, GERMANY
Scenic drive via Zurich to Innsbruck.INNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof. 316 mi / 508 km
Day 9 MUNICH–OBERAMMERGAU
MUNICH Orientation tour includes the Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls. 56 mi / 90 km
Day 10 OBERAMMERGAU
OBERAMMERGAU Afternoon and evening dedicated to the world-famous Passion Play.
Day 11 OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH
MUNICH Free Day
Day 12 MUNICH
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Motorcoach; mountain train. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
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.
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Carriage Ride through the Roseg Valley
Hop aboard a charming horse-drawn carriage for an exciting nature jaunt through the fragrant pine and larch woods of Switzerland's breathtaking Roseg Valley.
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Lake Lugano Cruise with Meal
Embark your private boat for a relaxing cruise on breathtaking Lake Lugano and learn about the local traditions and dishes for dinner.
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Isola Bella by Boat
Grandeur awaits on this visit to Isola Bella, the most famous of Lake Maggiore's Borromean Islands, featuring a guided visit of its ornate palace and exquisite terraced gardens.
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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise by Cable Car
Enjoy views of the Swiss Alps that will leave you speechless, including the stunning south face of the Matterhorn, on this cable car ascent up Klein Matterhorn!
Price Range: $$$
Raise a glass and toast an unforgettable evening of traditional entertainment during this excursion featuring a 3-course feast of local specialties, alphorns, yodeling, and festive Swiss music and dancing.
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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!
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