GLOBUS 2020: Spectacular Switzerland with Oberammergau (ZHO)
12 days from Zurich to Munich
On this Spectacular Switzerland tour, you'll enjoy Switzerland's stunning mountains and lakes-with overnights in Zurich, Geneva, the Gruyeres 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, Monch, 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 Gruyeres, 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-creme 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 in June 2019.
|Offer valid through 3/31/2019|
|Day 1||Zurich||Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)|
|Day 2||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 and famous for watch-making, and explore the HISTORICAL CENTER. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchatel, 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 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||Gruyere Area||Enter France and follow Lake Geneva along the southern shore, stopping in the famous spa town of Evian-les-Bains, renowned for its mineral water and a popular holiday resort. A scenic drive returns you to Switzerland. Cross the Rhone, 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 Gruyere. Visit [LF] the magnificent CASTLE. Walk through eight centuries of architecture, history, and culture, and enjoy lunch with local specialties and a traditional dessert of meringue and double creme. 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||Interlaken Area||Leave the Gruyere 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, settled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by the world-famous Eiger, Monch, 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||An [LF] 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 the rack railway was opened in 1912. 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 Oberservatory. 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||Lucerne||Arrive in the stately capital of Berne. See BEAR PARK, enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the Rose Garden, and the OLD TOWN with its Clock Tower and 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 the patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit church. An exciting optional excursion is available to Mount Pilatus, and tonight, a special dinner awaits you. (B,D)|
|Day 9||Oberammergau||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||The afternoon and evening are dedicated to the world-famous PASSION PLAY, held every 10 years and performed by the people of Oberammergau. (B,L,D)|
|Day 11||Munich||Leave the Bavarian Alps and arrive In Munich, where Germany's 'Secret Capital' comes alive during an orientation featuring the Olympic Stadium, 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower, and MARIENPLATZ, in the historic heart of the city. (B)|
|Day 12||Munich||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
|US$ Price Details|
This vacation includes the world-famous Passion Play, a spectacular play performed only once every 10 years by the residents of the quaint little town of Oberammergau. An additional deposit of $350 per person will be collected in June 2019 to secure your reservation for the vacation and the tickets for the play.Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.Single room supplement:$795Triple room reduction per person:$133
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