Top of Switzerland with Oberammergau - Faith-Based Travel (ZIO)

9 Day Tour from Zurich to Munich

2022 Tour Details

On this Top of Switzerland tour, witness some of Switzerland's most amazing scenery and learn about traditional and current Swiss culture with overnights in Zurich, Interlaken, and Lucerne. Plus, you'll travel to Germany and overnight in Munich and the charming Bavarian town of Oberammergau.

A tour highlight is your 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 stand on the observation platform to view the glaciers and witness a panoramic view overlooking France, Germany, and Italy. It's an unforgettable experience!

Participate in a walking tour in Lucerne, walks through the Old Town in Innsbruck and Zurich, and an orientation in Munich. In Oberammergau, enjoy first-class seats to the Passion Play, performed every 10 years by Oberammergau residents as a thank you for saving the town from the Black Death. With beautiful alpine scenery as the backdrop, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Globus has also included special treats to help you learn about Swiss culture. Visit the Ballenberg Open-air Museum to see traditional rural buildings from all regions of Switzerland and to learn how Switzerland’s rural populations have lived, worked, and kept their customs alive. Woodcarving is part of the Swiss culture and in Brienz, visit the Woodcarving Museum to see traditional and artistically significant woodcarvings. Also visit a little cheese village in the Emmental Valley to learn about traditional and modern cheese production techniques, sample the locally produced cheese, and enjoy a light lunch.

From the gorgeous scenery to the unique cultural experiences, this Switzerland tour with Oberammergau is a dream vacation!

By June 2021, your vacation, which includes the Oberammergau Passion Play, requires a per-person, non-refundable deposit of $600. Prior to June 2021, a minimum of $250 non-refundable per person deposit is required to secure your reservation and tickets for the play.

Headsets throughout the tour.

Top of Switzerland with Oberammergau - Faith-Based Travel map

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 light lunch in Affoltern, 1 lunch in Oberammergau, 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Zurich and a special dinner in Lucerne


Notes:

  • Maximum elevation on tour—11,332 ft.
  • Adequate footwear is required for the trip to the Jungfrau.
  • Hotel information will be available in 2019. Oberammergau hotel will be in the village of Oberammergau.

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

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

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Day 2 ZURICH–EMMENTAL VALLEY–INTERLAKEN

ZURICH Orientation walk in the Old Town.
EMMENTAL VALLEY Visit Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the Schaukaserei Affoltern. Enjoy a light lunch.
INTERLAKEN Free time late afternoon and evening.
106 mi / 170 km

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Day 3 INTERLAKEN. EXCURSION TO THE JUNGFRAU

GRINDELWALD Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Excursion to the Jungfrau Massif includes a mountain train ride to the top, Ice Palace, and the Jungfrau Passport. Free time.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 INTERLAKEN–BRIENZ–BALLENBERG–LUCERNE

Scenic drive through charming mountains brings you to Brienz.
BRIENZ Visit the Woodcarving Museum. Free time to browse.
BALLENBERG Visit the open-air museum.
50 mi / 80 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 LUCERNE

LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and the Chapel Bridge. Dinner this evening at a local restaurant.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Lucerne with an excursion on Mount Pilatus. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app

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Day 6 LUCERNE–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY

INNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof.
243 mi / 391 km

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Day 7 OBERAMMERGAU

OBERAMMERGAU Afternoon and evening dedicated to the world-famous Passion Play.

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Day 8 OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH

MUNICH Orientation tour includes the Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls.
56 mi / 90 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 MUNICH

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast


Transportation:

Motorcoach; mountain train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Interlaken
Lucerne

Interlaken

Lake Thun Cruise

Lake Thun Cruise

Explore the scenic wonders of sparkling Lake Thun during this memorable 1.5-hour boat cruise and free time in the storybook village of Spiez.

Price Range: $

Trümmelbach Falls: Treasure in the Mountain

Trümmelbach Falls: Treasure in the Mountain

Experience the thunderous roar of Trümmelbach Falls, Europe's largest subterranean waterfalls, on this active excursion inside a mountain!

Price Range: $

Lucerne

Swiss Folklore

Swiss Folklore

Raise a glass and toast an unforgettable evening of traditional entertainment during this excursion featuring a 3-course feast of local specialties, alphorns, yodeling, and festive Swiss music and dancing.

Price Range: $$

Mount Pilatus

Mount Pilatus

Grab your camera and prepare for indescribable panoramic views on this thrilling ascent up Mount Pilatus.

Price Range: $$



The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus & Cosmos).