Swiss Escape

New for 2019

Price per person
from £918

Price based on
London Gatwick
4th Nov 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 8 days

  • Switzerland

  • Steady pace

  • Escapes by Globus

Escapes by GLOBUS

Off-season shouldn't mean second-class travel. With milder temperatures and smaller crowds, our Escapes tours mean Globus quality whilst taking advantage of off-peak deals.

Home to some of the most beautiful lakes and mountains in the world, Switzerland offers the off-peak traveller the chance for elegant cultural highs and splendid panoramas. Shop for an authentic Swiss-made watch in Biel, explore Neuchâtel's medieval cathedral and stroll along the lake promenade before venturing to Montreux, home of the annual jazz festival.

At a glance


  • Zurich Enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel, and follow your Tour Director for a walk around the pretty old town.
  • Biel Explore the historic centre of this watchmaking town on a guided stroll. 
  • Montreux Discover the secrets of medieval Chillon Castle, beautifully placed on the shores of Lake Geneva.
  • Berne Follow your guide through the historic centre of this capital, with stops at the Clock Tower and the Bear Park to enjoy the views from its rose garden.
  • Lucerne Follow your guide for a stroll around spectacular Lucerne to see Thorwaldsen's moving Lion Monument, the walled old town and ancient covered Chapel Bridge.
  • Lugano Get to know the dazzling lakeside Lugano with plenty of free time to explore, and optional excursions to nearby UNESCO-listed mountains and a cruise across the lake to soak up its breathtaking alpine scenery.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Home to some of the most beautiful lakes and mountains in the world, Switzerland offers the off-peak traveller the chance for elegant cultural highs and splendid panoramas. Shop for an authentic Swiss-made watch in Biel, explore Neuchâtel's medieval cathedral and stroll along the lake promenade before venturing to Montreux, home of the annual jazz festival.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners

UK - Zurich

Day
1

On arrival you will transfer to your hotel.

Arrive in Zurich, Switzerland. Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your tour director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

Zurich - Bienne - Neuchatel - Montreux

Day
2

Zurich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchatel–Montreux. Walk through Zurich’s old town, Switzerland’s centre of banking and commerce, before departing on your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the world’s most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by the 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 elegant Montreux, famous for its Jazz Festival.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Montreux

Day
3

This morning a guided visit to the nearby Chillon Castle is included. Beautifully located on the banks of Lake Geneva, the castle was used as a residence and toll station by the Counts of Savoy from the 12th to the 16th century.

Spend the afternoon and evening at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Montreux - Bern - Lucerne

Day
4

 Arrive in the stately capital of Berne. Your guided tour starts with a stop at the Bear Park, symbol for the name of the town, followed by a panoramic view of the city from the rose garden. Walk through the beautifully preserved medieval old town, witness the hourly parade of painted figures at the Clock Tower, and marvel at the ornate, flower-adorned fountains. Leave the Berner Oberland and drive to picturesque Lucerne.

This evening, enjoy dinner with regional specialties at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lucerne

Day
5

During your orientation walk be captivated by Thorwaldsen’s impressive Lion Monument, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. See the ornate patrician houses of the walled old town, then cross the famous covered Chapel Bridge to the Jesuit church. A breathtaking optional excursion is available to one of Lucerne’s mountains.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lucerne - Lugano

Day
6

A spectacular drive straight through the Swiss Alps brings you via the famous St. Gotthard tunnel to the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, and to the elegant lakeside resort of Lugano. Later, why not sign up for an optional cruise on Lake Lugano.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lugano - Excursion to Bellinzona

Day
7

Lugano, a full day at leisure gives you the chance to explore more of the local area. Join an optional excursion to visit the UNESCO protected Castles of Bellinzona. Tonight, a farewell dinner will be served at your hotel to celebrate your Swiss Escape.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lugano - UK

Day
8

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Zurich Mövenpick Zurich Airport at Glattbrugg

Montreux Eurotel Montreux

Lucerne Astoria 

Lugano Novotel Lugano Paradiso 

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