The best of Switzerland

The Best of Switzerland

8 day tour from Zurich to Zurich
The Best of Switzerland
The Best of Switzerland
The Best of Switzerland
Highlights
  • Visit Switzerland in any season and find peace and glamour in equal parts, as the country is home to such diverse attractions as quaint lakeside villages and castles and glitzy, internationally-known ski resorts.
  • Zürich is the highest concentration of clubs in Switzerland, one of the most famous shopping miles, and a plethora of cultural offerings. 
  • Zermatt, one of the most stunning ski resort village settings in all of Switzerland.
  • Explore Switzerland by train, bus & boat: Swiss public transport carries travellers away to the most fascinating panoramic routes, the most beautiful mountain and  romantic boat tours.
    • STARTING PRICE $2450
    • AIRPORT Zurich
    • DURATION 7 nights
    • DEPARTURE DATES
      • Every Sunday & Thursday:
      • From 15 April till 30 September 2018
    Route Map Send Your Request HERTZ GSA for outbound reservations from Lebanon.
    • 8 days / 7 nights

    Day 1: Beirut - ZurichMeet and assist by our representative, transfer to hotel. After checking into your hotel and an afternoon at Leisure, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

    Day 2: Zurich - Vaduz, Liechtenstein - St. MoritzEnjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s well-preserved OLD TOWN with its medieval guild houses, and Globus Local Favorite taste the traditional CHOCOLATE PRALINES at the famous Sprüngli 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 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, and quaint villages with massive white stone houses in the characteristic Grisons style. Afternoon arrival in ritzy St. Moritz. (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Day 3: St. Moritz - lake Como, Italy - LuganoA 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. Afternoon arrival in the popular subtropical resort town of Lugano allows time for shopping under the arcades of Via Nassa or an espresso on flower-festooned Piazza Riforma. To truly appreciate splendid Lake Lugano, an exciting optional boat ride is available, followed by dinner at a traditional “grotto” restaurant. (Breakfast)

    Day 4: Lugano - Stresa, Italy - Täsch, Switzerland - ZermattFrom 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 Täsch 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. (Breakfast)

    Day 5: Zermatt - Lake GenevaThis 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 Rhône Valley, and arrive at beautiful Lake Geneva for your overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Day 6: Lake Geneva - Berne - LucerneIn the stately capital of Berne, your guided tour starts at the 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 pictures of ornate, flower-adorned fountains. The highlight of the day is a Globus Local Favorite special lunch at a traditional Swiss WORKING FARM, to give you a chance to see how people live in rural Switzerland. Over Brünig Pass to picturesque Lucerne. An optional dinner excursion is available to a folklore party with yodeling for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking. (Breakfast, Lunch)

    Day 7: LucerneOn your walking tour this morning, admire Thorvaldsen’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. Afterwards, another true Swiss experience: Globus Local Favorite 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 farewell dinner awaits you at your hotel for a proper auf Wiedersehen. (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Day 8: Lucerne - Zurich AirportMorning transfer to Zurich Airport, flight back to Beirut (Breakfast)

  • 8 days / 7 nights

Day 1: Beirut - ZurichMeet and assist by our representative, transfer to hotel. After checking into your hotel and an afternoon at Leisure, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

Day 2: Zurich - Vaduz, Liechtenstein - St. MoritzEnjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s well-preserved OLD TOWN with its medieval guild houses, and Globus Local Favorite taste the traditional CHOCOLATE PRALINES at the famous Sprüngli 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 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, and quaint villages with massive white stone houses in the characteristic Grisons style. Afternoon arrival in ritzy St. Moritz. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3: St. Moritz - lake Como, Italy - LuganoA 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. Afternoon arrival in the popular subtropical resort town of Lugano allows time for shopping under the arcades of Via Nassa or an espresso on flower-festooned Piazza Riforma. To truly appreciate splendid Lake Lugano, an exciting optional boat ride is available, followed by dinner at a traditional “grotto” restaurant. (Breakfast)

Day 4: Lugano - Stresa, Italy - Täsch, Switzerland - ZermattFrom 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 Täsch 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. (Breakfast)

Day 5: Zermatt - Lake GenevaThis 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 Rhône Valley, and arrive at beautiful Lake Geneva for your overnight stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6: Lake Geneva - Berne - LucerneIn the stately capital of Berne, your guided tour starts at the 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 pictures of ornate, flower-adorned fountains. The highlight of the day is a Globus Local Favorite special lunch at a traditional Swiss WORKING FARM, to give you a chance to see how people live in rural Switzerland. Over Brünig Pass to picturesque Lucerne. An optional dinner excursion is available to a folklore party with yodeling for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 7: LucerneOn your walking tour this morning, admire Thorvaldsen’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. Afterwards, another true Swiss experience: Globus Local Favorite 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 farewell dinner awaits you at your hotel for a proper auf Wiedersehen. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8: Lucerne - Zurich AirportMorning transfer to Zurich Airport, flight back to Beirut (Breakfast)

  • STARTING PRICE $2450
  • AIRPORT Zurich
  • DURATION 7 nights
  • DEPARTURE DATES
    • Every Sunday & Thursday:
    • From 15 April till 30 September 2018
Route Map Send Your Request HERTZ GSA for outbound reservations from Lebanon.
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