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Switzerland – Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains with Lake Como Cruise

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Availability : May 19’ - Oct 19’
Lucerne
Switzerland
Max People : 34
Overview

Experience the enchanting Alpine cultures of Switzerland and Italy as you journey through spectacular mountain scenery and picturesque towns. Ride aboard three of the legendary Alpine railways – the Golden Pass Panoramic Train from Gstaad to Montreux; the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz; and the Bernina Pass Train, which takes you into Italy. Cruise across two of the most scenic lakes in the world, Lake Como and Maggiore. Relax in some of Europe’s most stunning and exclusive resort villages, including Zermatt, St Moritz and Lago Maggoire, Italy. Explore Lucerne, the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Spend time at a family-owned farm where you sample their handmade cheeses paired with wine. Enjoy traditional regional cuisine and Italian delicacies. Savour a traditional Italian dinner on the Isola dei Pescatori.

Travel Style

Coach Tour

Physical Rating

3 – Moderate 

Group Bookings

Private or Shared available

Included High-Lights

  • 2 nights mountain stay in Alpine Village of Zermatt
  • Zermatt City tour
  • Visit to Zermatt Matterhorn Museum
  • Golden Pass Panoramic Train
  • Rail trip through the Bernina Pass
  • Cruise on Lake Como
  • Wine & Cheese pairing at an Italian family farm
  • Traditional dinner on the Isola Del Pescatori in Italy's Lago Maggiore

Price Includes

  • Services of a Tour Guide
  • All accommodations during tour
  • Meals - 8 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 3 dinners
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Entrance Fees
  • Local Transfers
  • Lift pass in St. Moritz

Price Excludes

  • International Air Fare
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities - optional & recommended
  • Airline additional charges i.e. luggage fees, seat selection

Available Enhanced Experiences

  • Mount Pilatus - $107Enjoy the splendour of pure nature while gliding over a clear landscape in panoramic gondolas and spectacular cable cars. Ascend Pilatus via a unique excursion on the steepest railway of the world with a gradient of 48%. Upon arrival at the top, soak in the magnificent Alpine view from 7,000 ft. above sea level. During leisure time at the summit, stroll the walkway for views from a different vantage point, or enjoy Swiss culinary delights on your own in one of the various restaurants (lunch is not included). Return back down the mountain by panoramic gondola for yet another bird’s eye view. This option is available during the months of May - September only. On occasion, this option may not be available due to inclement weather. Highest elevation: 7,000 feet.
  • Pre & Post Tour Hotel extended stay
  • Single Accomodations
  • Entrance Fees
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Lucerne, Switzerland

The Ameron Hotel Flora is a recently remodeled hotel that offers a friendly atmosphere and excellent service. The rooms are designed to be relaxing and offer a modern and unique design. The restaurant offers traditional Swiss dishes using the finest ingredients from the region.
Hotel: Cameron Hotel Flora, Lucerne

Day 2Lucerne - Tour Begins

Arrive in Lucerne and take some free time to explore this lakeside town on your own. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner in the city.
Hotel: Cameron Hotel Lucerne
Meal Included: Dinner

Day 3Lucerne

Today, explore this “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Enjoy an Altstadt (Old Town) walking tour that follows the ancient pathways of the city. See the covered Chapel Bridge (1333); the famous Water Tower that once served as a prison; the watchtower and treasury; the Renaissance-style Town Hall; the Baroque Jesuit Church; and the Lion Monument, carved from sandstone to commemorate the heroic soldiers who were protecting King Louis XVI in 1792.
Hotel: Ameron Hotel Flora, Lucerne
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4Lucerne - Golden Pass Train - Montreux - Zermatt

This morning, travel to Gstaad and climb aboard the GoldenPass panoramic train to enjoy breathtaking Alpine views along the route to Montreux. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time in this legendary town on the shores of Lake Geneva. Then continue on to the pedestrian village of Zermatt.
Hotel: Hotel Alex, Zermatt
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5Zermatt

This morning, travel to Gstaad and climb aboard the GoldenPass panoramic train to enjoy breathtaking Alpine views along the route to Montreux. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time in this legendary town on the shores of Lake Geneva. Then continue on to the pedestrian village of Zermatt.
Hotel: Hotel Alex, Zermatt
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6Zermatt - Glacier Express Train - St. Moritz

Traverse bridges and tunnels while aboard the world-renowned narrow gauge Glacier Express, the most charming express train in the world. Enjoy the natural beauty of this route through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Filled with forests, fragrant meadows, gurgling streams and deep valleys, it’s a mountain dream come to life. Relax and enjoy a three-course lunch while onboard. Arrive in St. Moritz for your 2-night stay.
Hotel: Hotel Steffani
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 7St. Moritz - Bernina Pass Train - St. Moritz

Embark on a journey through the Bernina Pass while travelling along one of the most scenic railway lines in the world en route to Tirano, Italy. Take in striking views of the Swiss and Italian Alps throughout your adventure, including the famed Morteratsch Glacier. Upon your return to St. Moritz you can relax at your hotel or make use of your included St. Moritz lift pass and take the cable car to the top of Mt. Diavolezza where you can enjoy stunning views of Piz Bernina.
Hotel: Hotel Steffani
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8St. Moritz - Lake Como, Italy - Lago Maggiore

Today we make our way back to Italy with a drive to Lake Como. A ferry ride across the waters of Lake Como introduces you to its stunning beauty. Drive along the picturesque shores to the town of Como. You will have free time to explore this famous resort before continuing to Lago Maggiore, a tranquil resort area with crystal clear waters against the backdrop of the Alps.
Hotel: Zacchera Hotels
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9Lago Maggiore

Travel to an ancient village nestled in the mountains. Stop at a family farm where you will learn about the artisan cheeses they produce. Then sample their delicious creations and learn how to pair them with the region’s local wines. Return to your hotel for a free afternoon. Our evening begins with a wine tasting before we board a lake boat for a cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, the most beautiful of the Borromean Islands. There we savour a traditional farewell dinner.
Hotel: Zacchera Hotels
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 10Lago Maggiore - Tour Ends

Your thrilling Alpine journey ends today in Lago Maggiore. Why not extend your stay in Switzerland to explore further on your own.
Meal Included: Breakfast

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