The Alps: Switzerland & Lake Como by Design Globus

The Alps: Switzerland & Lake Como by Design

Swiss chocolate or cheese? More Milan fashion or Como’s fashionable homes? Train-hopping adventures or sweet tooth-inspired tastings. Wine a little or a lot?! The sky’s the limit in Switzerland! Mountains of possibilities await you thanks to complimentary YourChoice Excursions on this 8-day vacation from Zurich to Como. This Swiss adventure is so cool, it “Bernes!”


8 Daysfr. $2,339

Tour Highlights & Offers

  • YourChoice Excursions in Geneva and Lake Como
  • A welcome dinner in Zurich
  • An orientation walk of Zurich including the Old Town and sights of the Fraumünsterkirche
  • An opportunity to take photos of the Rhine Falls
  • A guided walking tour of Berne which includes the Old Town, a stop at Bear Park and a panoramic view of the city from Rose
  • Guided visit of the Chillon Castle and wine tasting.
  • An orientation walk of Lake Como
  • Attend a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Lake Como
  • Free Wi-Fi available in most hotel lobbies.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Breakfast daily (except Day 1)
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Sheraton Zurich Hotel in Zurich (2 nights)
  • Modern Times Hotel in Lake Geneva (2 nights)
  • Sheraton Lake Como Hotel in Lake Como (3 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Globus reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE IN ZURICH Location Information Description

Zurich, Switzerland

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

Dinner

SHERATON ZURICH

ZURICH Location Information Description

Zurich, Switzerland

Enjoy an orientation walk of the Old Town which includes sights of the Fraumünsterkirche.

EXCURSION TO RHINE FALLS Location Information Description

Rhine Falls, Switzerland

Enjoy an excursion to Rhine Falls.

Breakfast

SHERATON ZURICH

BERNE Location Information Description

Berne, Switzerland

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Berne which includes the Old Town, a stop at Bear Park and a panoramic view of the city from Rose Garden.

Chillon Castle Location Information Description

Chillon, Switzerland

Enjoy a guided visit of the Chillon Castle and wine tasting.

Lake Geneva Location Information Description

Geneva, Switzerland

Overnight in Lake Geneva.

MODERN TIMES HOTEL

LAKE GENEVA Location Information Description

Geneva, Switzerland

YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

OPTION 1: Mountains Soar & Wines Pour. Visit the lovely Lavaux region, one of Switzerland's most beautiful regions - carved by the Rhone Glacier and the masterful masonry of 12th-century Cistercian monks who built kilometers of stone walls and terraces that are still cherished and tended by the winegrowers today. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to bountiful vineyards where renowned wines are nurtured by sunlight reflected by the waters of Lake Geneva and the warmth of the stone walls by night. Hop on a Swiss train to experience mountains and the magic of Switzerland's second-largest wine-growing canton and take a stroll around the timeless vineyards!

OPTION 2: Fondue of You. Between the lake, mountains, and vineyards, the Montreux Riviera puts picture-perfect postcards to shame! An authentic little piece of paradise that has inspired numerous artists, writers, and travelers in search of beauty, tranquility and inspiration, the city of Montreux is the place to enjoy the Swiss Riviera (one of the world's best-kept secrets, known for gastronomical delights). Follow your Local Guide for a special walking tour and fondue lunch that's sure to please your palate!

OPTION 3: Swiss Chocolate & Cheese, Please! The only thing more inspiring than Switzerland's stunning scenery is its food! A sweet adventure awaits you at the Maison Cailler chocolaterie (chocolate shop). Explore the story of Swiss chocolate through a series of interactive, multi-sensory experiences, and uncover a few secrets along the way! Continue on to the picturesque town of Gruyères for a lunch of Swiss delicacies. Stroll through its pedestrian center with Medieval cobblestones and fountains. A real charmer!

Breakfast, Lunch

MODERN TIMES HOTEL

AOSTA Location Information Description

Aosta, Italy

Enjoy free time in Aosta, Italy, a quaint town nestled in the Italian Alps.

LAKE COMO Location Information Description

Lake Como, Italy

Enjoy a walking orientation tour of Lake Como.

Breakfast

SHERATON LAKE COMO HOTEL

LAKE COMO Location Information Description

Lake Como, Italy

YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

Location Information Description

Milan, Italy

OPTION 1: Amo Milano! Depart from Como for the captivating cosmopolitan city of Milan. Visit the Castello Sforzesco grounds and admire Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini. Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour to La Galleria and Piazza Duomo, followed by an inside visit at the Duomo. Plus, enjoy free time to shop in Italy's capital of fashion.

Location Information Description

Lake Como, Italy

OPTION 2: Villas, Villages & Vistas! Embark on a one-hour boat cruise around Como's dazzling lake. Marvel at matchless views of the Italian Alps as you float past forested hills, charming lakeside villages, peaceful bays, exotic gardens, and the elegant villas of Versace, Mussolini, Clooney, and other glitterati. After the cruise, walk to the railway funicular station in Piazza De Gasperi. Operating since 1894, the train climbs quickly to Brunate, "the Balcony of the Alps" inviting you to take in views in every direction.

Breakfast

SHERATON LAKE COMO HOTEL

LAKE COMO Location Information Description

Lake Como, Italy

YourChoice Excursions include one of the following activities of your choice:

OPTION 1: Oohs, Aahs & Swiss Geez! Explore the center of Lugano with your Local Guide and take in views of its lovely lake. Enjoy free time before departing for Bellinzona. Hidden in a narrow valley at the entrance to three gorgeous Alpine passes, Bellinzona serves as a gateway to Italy from the north and the Alps from the south. Ascend by elevator to the vineyard-clad Castelgrande. Explore the castle grounds, stroll along the ramparts, and engulf yourself in amazing panoramas before enjoying a traditional lunch at a local grotto restaurant.

OPTION 2: Pasta Perfetto in a Como Cucina! Welcome to a professional kitchen in one of the best locations on Lake Como. Master the art of making authentic Italian pasta when you prepare lunch with the chef, and learn how to perfectly combine traditional ingredients with a unique touch of innovation and creativity. Create a two-course menu of local specialties to enjoy with friends and family.

Enjoy a farewell dinner at local restaurant in Lake Como.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SHERATON LAKE COMO HOTEL

LAKE COMO Location Information Description

Lake Como, Italy

Your vacation ends with breakfast in the morning. (The nearest airport is Milan.)

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Fri, May 27, 2022 – Wait-list
$2,899.00
Fri, Jun 24, 2022
$2,899.00
Fri, Sep 23, 2022
$2,599.00
Fri, Apr 28, 2023
$2,339.00
Fri, May 05, 2023
$2,546.00
Fri, May 12, 2023
$2,546.00
Fri, May 19, 2023
$2,546.00
Fri, May 26, 2023
$2,609.00
Fri, Jun 02, 2023
$2,609.00
Fri, Jun 09, 2023
$2,609.00
Fri, Jun 16, 2023
$2,609.00
Fri, Jun 23, 2023
$2,609.00
Fri, Aug 25, 2023
$2,654.00
Fri, Sep 01, 2023
$2,609.00
Fri, Sep 08, 2023
$2,609.00
Fri, Sep 15, 2023
$2,519.00
Fri, Sep 22, 2023
$2,339.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price*
  • *Total price does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase. Intra-vacation air is non-refundable after final payment.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $250 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted theseall Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
  • For complete terms and conditions please visit the Globus Terms & Conditions for more information.
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