8 days – ZURICH to LUGANO – Swiss Escape GLOBUS Coach Tour
Set departure: 03 February 2019
From only R 25 160 pps
Return flights from Johannesburg
7 Night escorted GLOBUS COACH TOUR including accommodation
Breakfast x 7
Dinner x 3
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motor coach
Sightseeing as per itinerary below
Meals and beverages not specified
Items of a personal nature
Travel and medical insurance
Visa services – Visa required for South African passport holders
Optional Gratuity $77
ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND.
Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
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 centre. 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 elegant Montreux, famous for its Jazz Festival. (B)
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. (B)
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, floweradorned fountains. Leave the Berner Oberland and drive to picturesque Lucerne. This evening, enjoy dinner with regional specialties at a local restaurant. (B,D)
During your orientation walk, admire 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. An exciting optional excursion is available to one of Lucerne’s mountains. (B)
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 lakeside resort of Lugano. Later, why not join an optional cruise on Lake Lugano (B)
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 awaits at your hotel to celebrate your Swiss Escape. (B,D)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Milan, Italy). (B)
Other departure dates are available, please enquire for more details
Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability.
Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change.
Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply.
Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking.
Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request.