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Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains

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$4,069.00

From $4,069* pp | 9 Days •  12 Meals  *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy. 


Enjoy travelling through the enchanting Alpine villages of Switzerland and Italy as you discover the spectacular mountain scenery and fascinating cultures aboard Europe’s legendary railways.

  • Cruise Lake Como on a traditional open-air commuter ferry.
  • Stroll the lakeside boulevards of Lucerne, St. Moritz and Como.
  • Journey through the Bernina Pass on one of the world’s most scenic railways.
  • In St. Moritz, take a cable car to the top of Mt. Diavolezza.

Charming Villages in the Heart of Europe

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 cheese farm where you will enjoy a cheese tasting with wine pairing. You may choose to hike in Zermatt, or perhaps ride a cable car in St. Moritz. Enjoy traditional regional cuisine and Italian delicacies. Savour a traditional Italian dinner on the Isola dei Pescatori.

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Itinerary
Day 1. Lucerne, Switzerland – Tour Begins

Breathtaking Alpine vistas paint the canvas of your trip of a lifetime through Switzerland and Italy. Experience dramatic views while aboard railways and lake cruises, and enjoy cultural experiences in charming villages in the heart of Europe. 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.

icons_food Dinner   icons_therma  High  21°  Low  11°  icons_hotel  Waldstaetterhof

 

Day 2. Lucerne

Today, explore the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Enjoy an Altstadt (Old Town) walking tour that follows the ancient pathways of the city. Over 800 years of history lives on with such treasures as 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.

icons_food Breakfast   icons_therma  High  21°  Low  11°  icons_hotel  Waldstaetterhof

 

Day 3. Lucerne – GoldenPass Train – Montreux – Zermatt

This morning, travel to Gstaad where you climb aboard the GoldenPass panoramic train to enjoy breathtaking Alpine views along the route to Montreux. Upon arrival, have free time in this legendary town on the shores of Lake Geneva. Then, continue on to the pedestrian village of Zermatt.

icons_food  Breakfast & Dinner    icons_therma  High  16°  Low  6°  icons_hotel  Hotel Alex

 

Day 4. Zermatt

Today you have all of Zermatt at your fingertips. You choose the way you spend your day! You may decide to explore on foot during a guided walking tour of charming Zermatt. Or, perhaps you’ll choose to discover Zermatt independently and learn more about the triumph and tragedy of the first ascent of the Matterhorn with included admission to the Matterhorn Museum. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

icons_food  Breakfast   icons_therma  High  16°  Low  6°  icons_hotel  Judith Stettler

 

Day 5. Zermatt – 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. Arrive in St. Moritz for your 2-night stay. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

icons_food  Breakfast & Dinner  icons_therma  High  15°  Low  2°  icons_hotel  Hotel Steffani

 

Day 6. St. 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. Enjoy 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 perhaps make use of your included St. Moritz lift pass to take the cable car to the top of Mt. Diavolezza where you can enjoy stunning views of Piz Bernina.

icons_food  Breakfast  icons_therma  High  11°  Low  -3°  icons_hotel  Hotel Steffani

 

Day 7. St. Moritz – Lake Como, Italy – Lago Maggiore

Today you make your 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.

icons_food  Breakfast  icons_therma High  19°  Low  14°   icons_hotel  Zacchera Hotels

 

Day 8. Lago Maggiore

Today we make our way 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. Your evening begins with a cocktail party in a wine shop before boarding your lake boat for a cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, the most beautiful of the Borromean Islands, for your traditional farewell dinner.

icons_food Breakfast & Dinner   icons_therma  High  19°  Low  14°  icons_hotel  Zacchera Hotels

 

Day 9. Lago Maggiore – Tour Ends

Your thrilling Alpine journey ends today in Lago Maggiore.

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  • The countries on this tour are six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
  • The highest elevation on this tour is 6,000 feet above sea level.
  • The currency in these countries is the Euro.
  • The voltage in Europe is 220 to 230 Volts.
  • Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, upstairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected

 

Jul 11, 2017 – Jul 19, 2017                              $4,369

Jul 18, 2017 – Jul 26, 2017                             $4,069       HOT DEAL

Aug 15, 2017 – Aug 23, 2017                         $4,369

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Sep 19, 2017 – Sep 27, 2017                          $4,369

Sep 26, 2017 – Oct 4, 2017                            $4,369

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Jun 26, 2018 – Jul 4 , 2018                             $4,489

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Sep 11, 2018 – Sep 19, 2018                          $4,489

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