Spectacular Switzerland with Oberammergau - Faith-Based Travel


  • 12 days

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  • Comfortable pace

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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 lifetime.

By June 2021, your vacation, which includes the Oberammergau Passion Play, requires a per-person, non-refundable deposit of £480. Prior to June 2021, a minimum of £200 non-refundable per person deposit is required to secure your reservation and tickets for the play.

Highlights

ZURICH
Welcome dinner; orientation walk of the Old Town
BIEL/BIENNE
Visit the historical center
NEUCHÂTELVisit the town
GENEVAGuided 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
BROCLF Chocolate tasting at Maison Cailler
GSTAADOrientation
INTERLAKEN AREA
LF Excursion to the Jungfrau
BERNESee the Bear Park, enjoy a panoramic view from the Rose Garden, Old Town
LUCERNEWalking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
INNSBRUCKWalk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof
OBERAMMERGAUPassion Play
MUNICHOrientation, visit Marienplatz

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2022 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners

ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

Day
1

Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

ZURICH–BIEL/BIENNE–NEUCHÂTEL–GENEVA

Day
2

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

GENEVA

Day
3

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

GENEVA–ÉVIAN-LES-BAINS, FRANCE–BROC–GRUYÈRE AREA, SWITZERLAND

Day
4

. 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

GRUYÈRE AREA–GSTAAD–INTERLAKEN AREA

Day
5

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!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

INTERLAKEN AREA. EXCURSION TO THE JUNGFRAU

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INTERLAKEN AREA–BERNE–LUCERNE

Day
7

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LUCERNE

Day
8

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

9LUCERNE–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY

Day
9

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. .

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

OBERAMMERGAU

Day
10

Afternoon and evening are dedicated to the world-famous PASSION PLAY, held every 10 years and performed by the inhabitants of Oberammergau.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH

Day
11

Arrive in Munich, and enjoy an orientation featuring the Olympic Stadium, 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower, and MARIENPLATZ.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MUNICH

Day
12

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

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

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