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Every journey tells a story
OF AUSTRIA AND SWITZERLAND
The BEST of
AUSTRIA and SWITZERLAND
Includes: Land Tour
w/deluxe motorcoach PLUS Danube River Cruise
Specially-priced Air Rates
|THE BEST OF AUSTRIA
For an in-depth exploration of Austria
and Switzerland, this journey covers all the highlights of two of
Europe’s most scenic countries. Enjoy two-night stays in Salzburg,
Zermatt, Lucerne, and in romantic Vienna. A more leisurely pace allows
for many special included visits and enough free time to relax and
enjoy the natural beauty in this part of Europe. Overnight stops are
also made in posh St. Moritz and in Berne, capital of Switzerland.
Enjoy a romantic Danube cruise, lake country, a visit to the Parish
Church in Mondsee, which was used for The Sound of Music’s wedding
scenes, Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Zermatt’s mountain train, Chillon
Castle at Lake Geneva, and Berne, capital of Switzerland. In
Interlaken, visit the Trummelbach Falls, a series of 10 glacier
waterfalls inside the mountain, and an unforgettable ride on the famed
Glacier Express from Chur to Zermatt makes this one of Globus’ most
visually spectacular vacations. A special welcome dinner at your hotel
in Vienna and a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Lucerne have
been included, as well as a highlight dinner at Salzburg’s Stiftskeller
guided sightseeing; visit Schönbrunn Palace
the Sound of Music church
Dinner with wine
at the Stiftskeller; guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and
St. Peter’s Churchyard
the Old Town to the Golden Roof
Express train (first-class with panorama windows) including lunch
By mountain train
of the castle
walking tour, stop at the Rose Garden and the Bear Park
Take pictures of
the Jungfrau massif and visit Trummelbach Falls
tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; farewell dinner
with wine at a local restaurant
In the rare event that the Glacier Express is not available,
services will be provided
and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description,
admission charges when applicable.
throughout the tour
Globus helps you get out there and really experience your destination!
We take you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting
destination unique - and to introduce you to its local flavors.
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING TRANSPORTATION MODES:
motorcoach has upholstered,
reclining seats with headrests and individual air-conditioning vents. A
high-fidelity sound system broadcasts professional Tour Director's
to every seat. Our custom of daily seat rotation gives everyone a
of vantage points to see the passing countryside and city scenes.
train from Rome to Florence and the exciting high-speed AVE train from
Madrid to Seville. In the Canadian Rockies, you might take one of the
ultra-modern BC Ferries or, if traveling by railcar in Canada or
enjoy travel operated by VIA Rail ®.
and newest ships that are operated by Avalon Waterways. Features
unmatched luxury, fine dining, larger accommodations and impeccable
may be included when you make your flight arrangements.
HOTELS - (D) Deluxe (SF) Superior First-Class (F) First-Class
Grand Hotel Biedermeier (F)
Western Imlauer (F)
St. Moritz Laudinella
Inn Westside (F)
Lucerne Grand Hotel Europe (F)
breakfast daily; 1 lunch on the Glacier Express train; 5 three-course
dinners, including a welcome dinner in Vienna, a special dinner with
wine in Salzburg, and a special farewell dinner with wine in Lucerne
locations maximize your sightseeing time
We take extra care to select downtown locations for
tours and for longer stays on escorted tours, when your itinerary
features days at leisure to explore on your own.
itinerary allows time only for a good night's sleep
between two busy sightseeing days, our expert contractors sometimes
sensibly opt for quiet residential areas.
be delighted with our choice of hotels in scenic
countryside locations. Wake up to the sound of cow bells, take a
morning walk in crisp mountain air, enjoy glorious panoramic views of
the majestic Alps or the Norwegian fjord country.
Globus uses chains such as
Crowne Plaza, Forte, Hilton, Holiday Inn,
Hyatt, Inter-Continental, Jolly, Queens Moat Houses, Marriott,
Mövenpick, Radisson SAS, Renaissance, Scandic, Sheraton, Sofitel,
Thistle and Westin.
hotels we have selected for you are listed separately
for each tour. The vast majority of our hotels are rated deluxe (D),
superior first-class (SF), or first-class (F). In overnight places
where there is no hotel in these categories or where our demand exceeds
the supply, we choose the best available superior tourist-class (ST) or
tourist class (TC) hotels.
have amenities such as satellite TV, mini-bar, a
cocktail lounge, a restaurant, room service and concierge services.
Many also have a swimming pool, health club, shops, and dry cleaning
and laundry services.
ratings follow standards set by the independent Hotel
& Travel Index and by national tourist boards. The specific rating
for each contract hotel is determined by our quality controllers.
the right to substitute hotels listed on the itinerary
pages with hotels of equivalent standard. With your Globus travel
documents you’ll receive a list of hotel addresses, telephone numbers,
and fax numbers for your vacation.
vacations, most meals are included. Start each day with a
full American breakfast; at some hotels, it will be a buffet with all
the trimmings. When you dine at your hotel, you’ll enjoy delicious
3-course dinners with choice of entrees. The meals are carefully
planned to avoid the repetition of entrees. Whenever possible, we
include dinner at a local restaurant so that you can sample the
specialties of the area.
airline, we cannot process
requests for special meals. While some hotels and restaurants may be
able to provide for a special diet, such as vegetarian or salt-free
food, there is no way for us to guarantee this. Special food may cost
nights before and after your vacation
If you require extra nights at the first and/or last vacation hotel,
we will make reservations for you at the rates quoted, provided you
request them at the time you book your vacation. Rates are per person,
per night, and include room with private bath, breakfast, service
charges, and taxes.
nights are only available
immediately prior to or after your vacation. Every effort will be made
to reserve extra nights at the hotel where your vacation stays. If
space at the hotel is not available, alternative accommodations will be
reserved at a hotel of equivalent standard. When this is the case, the
transfer from and to the vacation hotel is at our expense.
hotel space is limited, we cannot reserve more than two extra nights
before and/or after your vacation, unless they are needed to bridge the
gap between two Globus vacations. During particularly busy periods,
hotel space in certain cities can become so tight that we may be unable
to sell extra nights.
- With more than 250 vacations
to 70 countries on six continents, as well as the
choice of eleven
distinct travel styles, Globus gives you the choice to ensure you’ll
truly see the world the way you want.
- A variety of travel styles and
specialty travel to meet the desires of today’s traveler, including Family Travel, expert globetrotter, and many others.
access (no waiting in lines) to
major sights throughout your journey.
- Inside visits to major and must-see
sights included in the vacation price.
- As you encounter famous sights, you
don’t just view or drive
by, you visit, taking the time to go inside the sights and learn the
stories that bring them to life.
and above pre-selected
hotels located right where you want to be.
Tour Directors share their
unique stories and knowledge of destinations.
- The ideal combination of free time and
planned activities makes for the perfect getaway.
- More than 80 years experience showing
people the world.
included—not handling your own
bag really makes you feel like you are on vacation.
- A dynamic blend of transportation
including deluxe motor coach, rail,
air, and cruise—we make
there part of the fun.
great meals included in the
package price for a great value, plus the freedom to experience the
local fare as you wish.
- Simply stated, Globus is the most
recognized tour operator—our
vacations receive five times the recommendation rate as our nearest
competitor, and we are the escorted travel provider of choice by Travel
Weekly, Recommend magazine, and Travel Age West.
- Globus escorted travel receives a 96
percent satisfaction rating on our customers’ post-vacation
Why Globus is
though our main
competitors use hotels with comparable quality,
none of them has mastered the art of creating vacations that will
enthrall you and enrich you, with lots of side trips, adventurous
optionals, and many other memorable experiences.
Globus Hotels Set
the Standard for First-class Touring
when you’re comfortable in the heart of
your destination. Your senses have the luxury to stray from detail and
worry, finding in their place anticipation and wonder. You’ll find this
comfort in our hotels—where quality stands the test of time, service
embraces hospitality, and location is paramount. With your hotels in
harmony with your itinerary, you’ll never waste precious vacation time
getting to the sights you want to see the most on your Globus vacation.
of a busy day of sightseeing, you want to relax in
comfortable, clean, attractive accommodations. At our first-class,
conveniently located hotels, you'll always feel welcome and well looked
the best experiences
excellent accommodations are of paramount importance to
your enjoyment on vacation. Our hotels—many of them through long
association with us—have mastered the art of handling group check-ins
and baggage speedily, and balancing the need for efficiency with the
desire of each traveler to receive individual attention.
surprised with any hidden charges when you check out of
your Globus hotel. All hotel taxes and tips for restaurant service and
baggage handling are included in the price of your tour.
years in a row (1999-2008), Globus has been selected by Recommend
magazine as the Best Tour Operator to Europe, and has been a top
finalist for North America, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. For five
years in a row (2004-2008), Globus has been selected by Travel Weekly
as the Best Tour Operator to Europe.
JOURNEY TELLS A STORY
1 Arrive in Vienna, Austria
Welcome to Vienna! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and
traveling companions for a special welcome dinner at your hotel.
Start your guided sightseeing with a visit to magnificent
SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE. Then, drive along the Ringstrasse, pass the
State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at the Hofburg Palace,
winter residence of the Austrian Imperial family. Marvel at the
impressive courtyards, famous Heldenplatz, and awesome St. Stephen’s
Cathedral. Balance of the day is at leisure and you can choose from our
exciting optional excursions to enhance your stay. (Breakfast)
Enjoy a leisurely DANUBE CRUISE along the prettiest part of
the river. Afterwards, catch glimpses of historic Melk Abbey, and
continue through the romantic Salzkammergut lakeland, made famous in
The Sound of Music movie. Stop in Mondsee to visit the PARISH CHURCH,
which was used for the wedding scenes, and continue to Salzburg.
A special dinner with wine including Flammkuchen, a local specialty,
has been prepared for you at the famous Stiftskeller restaurant.
Stroll with a Local Guide through the historic center.
Admire exquisite MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, ST. PETER’S
CHURCHYARD, the monumental Domplatz, and take pictures of Mozart’s
birthplace in the charming Getreidegasse. An optional excursion to
spectacular Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s Eagles Nest is available.
Enter the Tyrolean Alps and stop in the capital of crystal,
Innsbruck. Enjoy a pleasant walk through its quaint medieval lanes to
Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF. Next, a scenic drive into the Swiss
Engadine, considered by many as the most beautiful mountain area in the
world, with its deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests that turn golden in
the fall, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages
with massive white stone houses in the characteristic Grisons style.
The rest of the day is at leisure in ritzy St. Moritz. (Breakfast,
Drive through exhilarating Alpine scenery. At Chur, board
the first-class panoramic coach of the world-famous GLACIER EXPRESS
TRAIN, that connects two of Switzerland’s most famous skiing areas: St.
Moritz and Zermatt. Enjoy your first-class ride with panorama windows
and admire thundering waterfalls, impressive peaks, glacial ice fields,
and tiny villages as you pass through the Valais, a region known for
its great mountain resorts and excellent wines. Lunch will be served on
the train. This afternoon you are in Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of
rustic chalets beneath the majestic Matterhorn. (Breakfast, Lunch)
7 At Leisure in Zermatt
An entire day at leisure gives you the possibility to join a
spectacular optional excursion: ride Europe’s highest rack railway to
10,272-foot Gornergrat Mountain for a breathtaking panoramic view of
the Matterhorn and the Alps. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Board the MOUNTAIN TRAIN to Täsch and motor through the
lower Rhône Valley to the shores of Lake Geneva. Here, enjoy a
highlight visit to CHILLON CASTLE, the 12th-century water fortress
immortalized by poet Lord Byron. This evening in Berne, you may wish to
join an optional dinner outing to a traditional Swiss farm. (Breakfast)
Your guided tour starts with a stop at the Rose Garden for a
panoramic view of the city. Walk through the beautifully preserved
medieval Old Town. Witness the hourly parade of painted figures at the
Clock Tower and take your pictures of ornate, flower-adorned fountains.
Stop at the BEAR PARK, symbol for the name of the town. In Interlaken,
beautifully situated beneath the towering Jungfrau, a special visit to
the famous Lauterbrunnen TRUMMELBACH FALLS, a series of 10 glacier
waterfalls inside the mountain, is included. Across Brünig Pass to
picture-book Lucerne. An optional evening is available to a folklore
party with yodeling and alphorn blowing for a first-hand impression of
Alpine merrymaking. (Breakfast)
On your walking tour this morning, admire Thorwaldsen’s
impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen 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. Afterwards, shop for
watches and choose from our optional activities: climb a mountain by
cable car or take a cruise on the fjord-like lake. Tonight, a special
farewell dinner with wine awaits you at a local restaurant to celebrate
the success of your Swiss vacation. (Breakfast, Dinner)
transfer to Zürich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving
no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zürich, not
AUSTRIA AND SWITZERLAND
11 Day Tour
per person based on double occupancy and are land only. We also offer
competitive group-based airfares from your home city airport that fit
with this particular touring program.
We provide an additional agency point-of-sale discount for
Cosmos and Avalon Waterways
tour programs. Offer subject
to availability and change without notice.
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year 2014, departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications.
rate quotes may vary however IN MOST CASES our rates will
the listed published rates.
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