Spectacular Switzerland with Oberammergau (ZHO2020)

By Globus Tours

Escorted Tour 12 Days From $5109.00
 

Title
Spectacular Switzerland with Oberammergau

Vacation Overview
On this Spectacular Switzerland tour, you'll enjoy Switzerland's stunning mountains and lakes—with overnights in Zurich, Geneva, the Gruyères area, the Interlaken area, and Lucerne. Plus, you’ll overnight in Oberammergau and Munich in Germany. The highlight of this tour is the time spent in the Interlaken area. The town is nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and is surrounded by three mighty mountains: Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. From Interlaken, 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 experience an audiovisual journey through the alpine world; stand on the observation platform to view the glaciers and witness a panoramic view overlooking France, Germany, and Italy; and more. It's an unforgettable experience!Another special experience that Globus has arranged 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 with meringue and double-crème at the castle. In Broc, sample delicious Swiss chocolate at a local chocolate factory. You'll also spend time in Berne, Switzerland’s capital, and Geneva, Switzerland's most international city, which has a fantastic lakeside setting and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps. In Lucerne, enjoy a guided walking tour that includes Chapel Bridge, a picturesque wooden bridge with the iconic water tower. See the iconic Golden Roof in Innsbruck, Austria, and Munich’s Marienplatz. In the charming village of Oberammergau, see the world-famous Passion Play, performed only once a decade by Oberammergau residents.These are just a few of the highlights on this Spectacular Switzerland tour with Oberammergau. It's a vacation of a lifetimeThis vacation, which includes tickets for the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, requires an additional deposit of $350 per person in June 2019.

 

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. (D)

Day 2:
ZURICH–BIEL/BIENNE–NEUCHÂTEL–GENEVA. Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. 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, famous for watch-making, and explore the HISTORICAL CENTER. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps. (B)

Day 3:
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. (B)

Day 4:
GENEVA–ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS, FRANCE–BROC–GRUYÈRE AREA, SWITZERLAND. Enter France and follow Lake Geneva along the southern shore, stopping in the famous spa town of Évian-les-Bains, renowned for its mineral water and a popular holiday resort. A scenic drive returns you to Switzerland. Cross the Rhône, France’s largest river, which flows into Lake Geneva. See the vineyards, where some of the best Swiss wines are produced, then leave this “Swiss Riviera” and continue to Gruyère. Visit [LF] 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. Then, [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. (B,L,D)

Day 5:
GRUYÈRE AREA–GSTAAD–INTERLAKEN AREA. Leave the Gruyère area and enjoy a scenic drive to Gstaad, one of Switzerland’s most popular ski resorts, for an orientation of this pretty place. Then, 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 Grindelwald and look forward to tomorrow’s included highlight: the Jungfrau excursion! (B)

Day 6:
INTERLAKEN AREA. 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 Panorama 360° Experience, 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. (B,D)

Day 7:
INTERLAKEN AREA–BERNE–LUCERNE. Arrive in the stately capital of Berne. 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. (B)

Day 8:
LUCERNE. During your walking tour, admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, and ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit church. An exciting optional excursion is available to Mount Pilatus, and tonight, a farewell dinner awaits at a local restaurant for a proper auf Wiedersehen. (B,D)

Day 9:
9LUCERNE–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY. A comfortable drive brings you to Innsbruck in the Tyrolean mountains. Enjoy a walk through the Old Town to see the GOLDEN ROOF. Then, continue to picture-book Oberammergau. (B,D).

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

Day 11:
OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH. Arrive in Munich, and enjoy an orientation featuring the Olympic Stadium, 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower, and MARIENPLATZ. (B)

Day 12:
MUNICH. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Sightseeing Highlights

City Highlights


ZURICH
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 castlein Gruyères town, followed by a special lunch with local specialties and double crème

BROC
[LF] Chocolate tasting at Maison Cailler

GSTAAD
Orientation

INTERLAKEN AREA
[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

INNSBRUCK
Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof

OBERAMMERGAU
Passion Play

MUNICH
Orientation, visit Marienplatz

Notes
Maximum elevation on tour—11,332 ft.Adequate footwear is required for the trip to the Jungfrau.

Travelers Notes
Headsets throughout the tour.

What's Included

Meals
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch in Gruyères, 1 lunch in Oberammergau, 6 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Zurich and a special dinner in Lucerne

Transportation
Motorcoach; mountain train. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Dates & Prices

Note: Rows highlighted in green below are guaranteed departures

Start Date End Date Brochure Price Actions
Fri May 22, 2020 Tue Jun 2, 2020 $5109.00 Reserve My Spot
Fri Jun 5, 2020 Tue Jun 16, 2020 $5119.00 Reserve My Spot
Fri Jun 19, 2020 Tue Jun 30, 2020 $5149.00 Reserve My Spot
Fri Jul 3, 2020 Tue Jul 14, 2020 $5119.00 Reserve My Spot
Fri Jul 17, 2020 Tue Jul 28, 2020 $5119.00 Reserve My Spot
Fri Jul 31, 2020 Tue Aug 11, 2020 $5119.00 Reserve My Spot
Fri Aug 14, 2020 Tue Aug 25, 2020 $5119.00 Reserve My Spot
Fri Aug 28, 2020 Tue Sep 8, 2020 $5149.00 Reserve My Spot
Fri Sep 11, 2020 Tue Sep 22, 2020 $5109.00 Reserve My Spot

Tour Map

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Tour Info

Type: Excorted Tour
Duration: 12 Days
From $5109.00
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