Allbound Holidays

Spectacular Switzerland

Launch Date : 09/11/18 8:00pm

Meals : Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch in Gruyères, 4 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Lucerne

  • STARTS

    ZURICH

  • DAYS

    9

  • ENDS

    ZURICH

Vacation Overview

On this Spectacular Switzerland tour, you'll enjoy Switzerland's stunning mountains and lakes—with overnights in Zürich, Geneva, the Gruy?re area, Grindelwald, and Lucerne. The highlight of this tour is the time spent in the mountain resort of Grindelwald, in the vicinity of three mighty mountains: Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Globus has arranged an unforgettable rack railway trip to the "Top of Europe," a high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow. Here, at the amazing Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station at 11,332 feet, you can enjoy the Alpine Sensation, the Panorama 360° Experience, the Ice Palace, and you can also take the elevator to the Sphinx Observatory. Don’t forget to pick up your souvenir “Jungfrau passport”… it's an unforgettable experience!

Another special highlight arranged by Globus is a visit to the magnificent castle in Gruyères, where you’ll walk through eight centuries of architecture, history, and culture. You'll also enjoy lunch with local specialties and a traditional dessert of meringue and double crème in Gruyères.

Enjoy the time spent in Geneva, Switzerland's most international and second-largest city, which has a fantastic lakeside setting and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps. Here, you'll have guided sightseeing of the city and a visit to the Reformation Park. Enjoy a chocolate tasting at the famous Maison Cailler in Broc, and stop for an orientation in Gstaad, one of Switzerland's most famous skiing resorts and a popular destination for international celebrities. A walking tour in Lucerne includes Chapel Bridge, a picturesque covered wooden bridge and the impressive Lion Monument.

These are just a few of the highlights on this Spectacular Switzerland tour. It's a vacation of a lifetime!Selected departures can join cruise WZA “Romantic Rhine”

Travel Style

  • FIRST-CLASS

City Highlights

ZÜRICH
Welcome dinner; orientation walk of the Old Town

BIEL/BIENNE
Visit the historical center

NEUCHÂTEL
Visit the town

GENEVA
Guided sightseeing, visit Reformation Park

EVIAN-LES-BAINS
Stop on the French side of Lake Geneva

GRUYÈRES
[LF] Visit the castle in Gruyères town, followed by a lunch with local specialties

BROC
[LF] Chocolate tasting at Maison Cailler

GSTAAD
Orientation

GRINDELWALD
[LF] Excursion to the Jungfrau

BERNE
See the Bear Park, enjoy a panoramic view from the Rose Garden, Old Town

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Itinerary

ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND. Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
ZURICH–BIEL/BIENNE–NEUCHÂTEL–GENEVA. Discover Zurich’s well-preserved OLD TOWN with its medieval guild houses on foot during your orientation walk. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss and famous for watch making. Explore the HISTORICAL CENTER and take a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the beautiful lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps. Breakfast and Dinner
GENEVA. During your guided sightseeing, see the elegant buildings that house many international organizations, including headquarters of the International Red Cross and many United Nations agencies. You will also hear about John Calvin, the French theologian who helped reform the church in Geneva in the mid-16th century. Visit the REFORMATION PARK with its International Monument to the Reformation and walk through the OLD TOWN to see St. Pierre Cathedral. Balance of the day is at leisure to further explore this fascinating city. An exciting optional lake cruise is available to make the most of your stay. Breakfast and Dinner
GENEVA–ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS, FRANCE–BROC–GRUYÈRE AREA, SWITZERLAND. Enter France and follow Lake Geneva along the southern shore to the famous spa town of Évian-les-Bains, a popular holiday resort renowned for its mineral water. Return to Switzerland, and cross the Rhône River, that originates in the Swiss Alps, to become France’s largest river, eventually flowing into the Mediterranean Sea. See the vineyards, where some of the best Swiss wines are produced, then leave this “Swiss Riviera” and continue to Gruyères for [LF] a visit of the magnificent CASTLE. Walk through eight centuries of architecture, history, and culture, and enjoy lunch with local specialties and a traditional dessert with meringue and double crème. An extra treat is a LF stop in Broc for a visit to MAISON CAILLER chocolate factory to taste this delicious Swiss specialty. Continue to your comfortable hotel in nearby Charmey. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
GRUYÈRE AREA–GSTAAD–GRINDELWALD. Leave the Gruyère area and enjoy a scenic drive to Gstaad, one of Switzerland’s most famous ski resorts. After an orientation of this international holiday destination for royalty and celebrities, continue to Interlaken. The town’s unique location, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by the world-famous Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains, guarantees spectacular views. Later, arrive at your charming hotel in the mountain resort of Grindelwald. Breakfast and Dinner
GRINDELWALD. EXCURSION TO THE JUNGFRAU. [LF] An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and, in 1912, the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the Alpine Sensation, the ICE PALACE, and take the elevator to the Sphinx Observatory. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day. Breakfast and Dinner
GRINDELWALD–BERNE–LUCERNE. Arrive in the stately capital of Berne and see the BEAR PARK, enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the Rose Garden, and the OLD TOWN with the Clock Tower and the ornate, flower-adorned fountains. Leave the Berner Oberland and drive via Langnau in the Emmental Valley to picturesque Lucerne. Tonight is your chance to join an optional dinner excursion to a folklore party with yodeling and alphorn blowing. Breakfast and Dinner
LUCERNE. Follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk and admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Walk along ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church, the first large baroque church built in Switzerland on the north side of the Alps. An exciting optional excursion is available to Mount Pilatus, and tonight, a farewell dinner awaits at a local restaurant for a proper auf Wiedersehen. Breakfast and Dinner
LUCERNE–ZURICH AIRPORT. Morning transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich. Breakfast and Dinner

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24 May 2019 -01 Jun 2019

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28 Jun 2019 -06 Jul 2019

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05 Jul 2019 -13 Jul 2019

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26 Jul 2019 -03 Aug 2019

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30 Aug 2019 -07 Sep 2019

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06 Sep 2019 -14 Sep 2019

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13 Sep 2019 -21 Sep 2019

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Price Details US

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$540-$680

Triple room reduction per person:
$100

Extra nights per person in Zurich:
in single room $207-$305, in twin $109-$192, in triple $94-$144

Transportation

  • Motorcoach; mountain train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Tour Director

PASCUAL, MARIA Escorting tours for more than 19 years

I have had the privilege of being a Tour Director for many years and even after all this time, there is still so much to share. I believe traveling is a learning experience. You learn about places, cultures, history, and of course, yourself. When traveling through Central and Western Europe, I love to help my groups learn by sharing what I know with them. What I love most is what they share with me. At the end of the trip, I have the feeling we have enriched each other's lives.

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