On this Spectacular Switzerland tour, you’ll enjoy Switzerland’s stunning mountains and lakes—with overnights in Zürich, Geneva, the Gruyėre 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 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 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 vacation of a lifetime!
Your adventure begins, when you board your overnight flight to Zurich.
Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Hotel: Sheraton Zurich (or similar)
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.
Hotel: Royal Manotel (or similar)
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.
Hotel: Royal Manotel (or similar)
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 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 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.
Hotel: Cailler Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.
Hotel: Sunstar Hotel (or similar)
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. Hotel: Sunstar Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
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.
Hotel: Astoria Hotel (or similar)
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.
Hotel: Astoria Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Enjoy breakfast before your transfer to the Zurich Airport for your flight home.
Air-Inclusive Package Transportation Inclusions
- Optional Motorcoach to/from Chicago O’Hare from Northeast Wisconsin: $45.00 per person, each way (from select cities)
- Round-trip air from Chicago O’Hare to Zurich, including current air taxes and fees
- Round-trip airport/hotel transfers in Zurich
Eight-night stay in Switzerland including:
- One night in Zurich
- Two nights in Geneva
- One night in Gruyeres area
- Two night in Grindelwald
- Two nights in Lucerne
Included Dining & Beverages
- Daily buffet breakfast
- One lunch in Gruyeres
- Four three-course dinners
Sightseeing and Services
- 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: Visit the castle in Gruyères town, followed by a lunch with local specialties
- BROC: Chocolate tasting at Maison Cailler
- GSTAAD: Orientation
- GRINDELWALD: 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
- Headset for guided sightseeing visits and walking tours
- Escorted by a professional, local Tour Director
- Professional tour manager from Fox World Travel *
- Customized, informative travel documents
Not Included: Travel Insurance, gratuities for airport porters, tour guides, motorcoach drivers, meals (other than those included in the package), optional excursions that may be offered, trip cancellation insurance, and any items of a personal nature. A valid passport is required.
* A minimum number of passengers are required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany this group. If the minimum is not met, the tour will still include a professional local guide in the destination. Hotels, tour itinerary and tour inclusions are subject to change.
Chicago & Atlanta Pricing:
Single Supplement: $540.00
Triple Reduction: $100.00
Initial Deposit: $400.00 per person
Final Payment Due: No later than May 31, 2020
*Above base pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All air taxes and fees of $116.34 per person are included and subject to change.
Air-Inclusive Package flights are pending
*Flights from Chicago and Atlanta are pending: The air-inclusive package includes air that has not yet been assigned, the identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier’s code-share partner, will be assigned and disclosed at a later date. Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.
Meet Your Tour Manager
Cindy Singley graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. After working for the city of Opelika, Alabama for four years as a program coordinator for special events and activities, she co-founded Fellowship Travel and Tours in 1983. It was there that her passion for group travel blossomed.
In 1996, Fellowship Travel & Tours was purchased by a national agency in Birmingham, AL. Cindy joined the corporate headquarters staff as manager of the corporate travel department. After a year in this role, she was named the vice president of corporate travel, managing ten branches.
In 2002, Cindy moved back to Auburn, AL to serve her alma mater as a development officer for the Harbert College of Business until 2006, and then as director of university recruitment until 2019.
Known for her wanderlust, friends often ask where she is headed next! Cindy’s personal and professional travels have taken her to numerous global and domestic destinations. As part of Fox World Travel, Cindy is looking forward to leading clients as they check off their travel bucket lists!
Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Fox World Travel offers several plans with Travel Guard Insurance. Details and rates can be obtained from your travel consultant.
- Date of booking to May 31, 2020: Deposit amount $400 per person
- June 1 – June 28, 2020: 50% of trip cost + applicable airline fees
- June 29 – August 2, 2020: 75% of trip cost+ applicable airline fees
- August 3, 2020 to departure: No refund
Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.
Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change.
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