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Alpine Italy and Switzerland

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13 days
6 cities
2nights

itVenice, Italy

Venice is indeed one of the most romantic cities on the planet! Serene gondolas passing the narrow canals, historic palaces, squares and colorful buildings adorning the Venetian lagoon and islands - this Italian gem is surely worth a visit. Among the must-see places are the beautiful Dodge's Palace, the symbol of the city - Rialto Bridge, the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, the colorful islands of Murano and Burano, and the Piazza San Marco, home to the gorgeous Saint Mark's Basilica....
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    Day 1: Arrival in Venice
    Welcome to Venice - one of the most charming cities of Italy. 

    Upon arrival, you have a private water-taxi transfer to the hotel for the check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 2: Venice Sightseeing 
    During the tour you visit St. Mark's Basilica, where you can see the astonishing Pala D'Oro altar as well as the Treasury with numerous exhibits surviving from Venice's notorious raid on Constantinople back in 1204. Next you go up to Loggia dei Cavalli to enjoy the best panoramic views of St. Mark's Square.

    Next on your list is the tour of the Doges Palace that includes crossing the Bridge of Sighs, visiting the old prisons and lushly decorated chambers of the Palace.

    You may add an optional gondola ride to your city tour to admire Venice from water.

    After the tour return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure or my go on an optional gondola ride.

    Day 3: Day at Leisure & Departure
    After breakfast and check-out you can explore and enjoy Venice on your own. We suggest visiting the Peggy Guggenheim Collection or joining our carefully planned optional day trip to the islands of Murano & Burano.

    In the afternoon you are met at your hotel by an assistant for a transfer by a private water-taxi.  

  • Included in your trip
    Al Theatro Palace
    4-star hotel
    IT, Campiello Fenice, 1925/A, Venice, 30124
    Al Theatro Palace
    Comfort Double Breakfast Included
    Nestled in the center of Venice on the same piazza as the Gran Teatro La Fenice and just 250 meters from the St. Mark’s Square, the Al Theatro Palace is destined to become a point of reference for those who love art, music and ready to fall in love with magnificent Venice.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Comprehensive Guided Walking Tour
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    • Arrival Private Water Taxi Transfer
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Connection | Venice - Sirmione
Private Transfer Sedan & Water Taxi
Venice hotel
Venice, Italy
2 h
Sirmione hotel
Sirmione, Garda, Italy
3nights

itSirmione, Garda, Italy

Sirmione is a lovely resort town located on the shores of Lake Garda in the Veneto region. It is famous for leftovers of luxurious Roman Villa - Grottoes of Catullus and 13th-century Scaligero Castle, being one of the most preserved Italian castles. This Lombardian location is perfect for relaxing weekend for both families and single travelers....
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    Day 3: Arrival
    Upon arrival, you check in and have the rest of the evening at leisure.

    Day 4: Sirmione Sightseeing 
    Following breakfast you meet your private guide in the hotel lobby and embark on a 3-hour walking tour of Sirmione, the "pearl" of Lake Garda with its history dating back to the Roman times.

    Your first site on your list today is the Scaliger Castle, which is the symbol of Sirmione. The views of the castle completely surrounded by water are breathtaking. You also have a chance to admire churches dating back to the 15th century: the small Sant'Anna della Rocca, and the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, as well as a church dating back to the 8th century: Church of St Peter in Mavinas. 

    During the tour, you get to walk along the shores of Lake Garda and visit a viewing point that offers the best photo opportunities with amazing scenery of Lake Garda and Monte Baldo. 

    As a highlight of the tour you visit the Grottoes of Catullus, an archeological park housing remains of an ancient Roman villa, built between the end of the 1st century B.C. and the beginning of the 1st century A.D. This grand villa belonged to the family of Catullus, the neoteric poet of the late Roman Republic.

    You also learn about the local thermal spas, known for its amazing preventive and therapeutic properties, that you have a chance to visit.

    After the tour, you return back to the hotel and have the evening at leisure.

    Day 5: Day Trip to Verona & Winery Visit 
    After breakfast you are picked up from the hotel and taken directly to Verona, the city renown worldwide for being the place of action of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet".

    Verona is a crossroads of history and a mosaic of landscapes: the gentle hills and the sinuous river embrace this checkerboard of streets with its soaring red-brick towers.

    During the tour you explore the main highlights of the city, including Piazza Brà, Roman Arena, della Scala castle and famous Scaligero family tombs. Juliet’s house is naturally on the program too!

    Following a lunch break you travel to Valpolicella area which is a birthplace of Amarone, a well-known Italian wine. You will enjoy a wine tasting with a guided tour at one of the local wineries.

    After the tour you are transferred back to your hotel in Garda.

    Day 6: Departure
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and meet your private driver for the transfer.

  • Included in your trip
    Hotel Ocelle Thermae & Spa
    4-star hotel
    Via XXV Aprile 1, Sirmione, Italy, 25019
    Hotel Ocelle Thermae & Spa
    Deluxe Double Breakfast Included
    Treat yourself by staying in a 4* hotel with a private beach and pool options. Your comfortable room encompasses a large double bed, a private bathroom, free wifi, flat-screen TV and a balcony as well! The location is less than 0.5 miles to Sirmione’s historical center and right down to the lake.... show more
    1 room / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Walking City Tour with Visits to Scaliger Castle & Grottoes of Catullus
    • Day Trip to Verona & Winery Visit
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Connection | Sirmione, Garda - Como
Private Transfer Sedan
Sirmione hotel
Sirmione, Garda, Italy
2 h
Como hotel
Como, Italy
2nights

itComo, Italy

Como is one of the most sought-after destinations in Italy chosen by travelers for its beauty and surroundings. This outstanding town is set in a magically beautiful location - on the waterfront of Lake Como at the foot of the Alps. Only about a 1-hour ride away from Milan on train, picturesque Como is a perfect place for a laid-back getaway. Top-notch villas, historic architecture, such as the Como Cathedral, rich colors and an unforgettable atmosphere - this is what Como is all about!...
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    Day 6: Arrival & Tour of Como 
    Upon arrival in Como, you meet with your local guide in the hotel lobby and start your Como tour. Como town boasts several artistic monuments from different historical periods.

    During the city tour you see the medieval walls surrounding the historic center, stroll through the ancient streets in the heart of the town, and admire beautiful Romanesque and Baroque churches. You see the Piazza Volta and Piazza Duomo with its charming old Town Hall building and its characteristic bell tower. During the tour you enjoy public boat tour as well as a Como-Brunate funicular ride.

    The highlight of the tour is visit of the superb 600-year old Como Cathedral. Nearby is the Palazzo Terragni, an example of the modern rationalist architecture. 

    After the tour you are guided back to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Day 7: Day at Leisure in Como 
    Today you have a free day to spend near Lake Como. You can also choose to join our carefully planned optional tour.

    Day 8: Departure 
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Como.

  • Included in your trip
    Palace Hotel, Como
    4-star hotel
    Lungo Lario Trieste, 16,, Como, Italy, 22100
    Palace Hotel, Como
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included

    The upscale Palace Hotel is set in a restored Art Nouveau palace on the shores of Lake Como near Teatro Sociale, Como Cathedral and Tempio Voltiano museum. Its contemporary rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, desks, hairdryers, in-room safes and minibars. The hotel provides free breakfasts and welcomes guests to spend leisure time in the in-house snack bar with a terrace overlooking the lake, and a bar.

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    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Walking Tour with Visit to Como Cathedral & Boat Ride
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Connection | Como - Lugano
Private Transfer Sedan
Como hotel
Como, Italy
1 h
Lugano hotel
Lugano, Switzerland
2nights

chLugano, Switzerland

A charming Swiss city, Lugano, is located just near the Swiss-Italian border and represents the part of Switzerland with an Italian accent. Being the leading city of the holiday region of Ticino, lakeside Lugano enchants with its posh designer boutiques, lovely pavement cafes and refined architecture with Italian scent. Lugano boasts such sights as the Bellinzona Castles, Santa Maria degli Angioli church and Church of San Lorenzo....
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    Day 8: Arrival & Sightseeing Tour
    Upon arrival you check in at the hotel, leave your luggage and and start a 2-hour walking tour. 

    Lugano is situated in southern Switzerland’s Italian-speaking Ticino region, right on the border of Switzerland and Italy. Its Swiss-Mediterranean mix of cultures is closely related to Italy’s northern Lombardy region. Together with your guide you explore the main attractions of this wonderful city and experience the mix of cultures reflected in architecture and cuisine. 

    After the tour you return to the hotel and or continue exploring the city on your own.

    Day 9: Free Day in Lugano or Optional Tour
    Today you have a free day in Lugano so you can choose any of the optional day trips available.

    Day 10: Departure
    After breakfast you check out from your hotel and head to the railway station for a train ride to Lucerne.

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    Hotel Lugano Dante Center
    4-star hotel
    Piazza Cioccaro 5,, Lugano, Switzerland, 6900
    Hotel Lugano Dante Center
    Superior Double Room Breakfast Included
    The Lugano Dante Center Hotel is situated on the quiet Piazza Cioccaro in a pedestrian area in the historical heart of Lugano. This hotel offers modern amenities and well-equipped guestrooms.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Private Walking Tour
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Connection | Lugano - Lucerne
1st Class Seat
Lugano Central
Lugano, Switzerland
2 h
Lucerne Central
Lucerne, Switzerland
2nights

chLucerne, Switzerland

Thinking about visiting Lucerne? The picturesque compact city in Switzerland has a lot to show so prepare to spend at least couple of days wandering its colorful old town and taking a good look at the medieval architecture. Also, the Old Town, called Altstadt is bordered by one-of-a-kind landmark - 870 meters of Museggmauer - 14-century rampart which was built for defensive purposes and now its watchtowers offer magnificent panoramic views of the Lake Lucerne, river and mountains. When you are there make sure to visit another 14th-century feature - the Kapellbrucke (Chapel Bridge), the wooden bridge links the Aldstadt to the Reuss River’s bank. ...
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    Day 10: Arrival to Lucerne
    You arrive to Lucerne, set amid beautiful snow-capped mountains on Lake Lucerne. Upon arrival, you go to your centrally-located hotel (easily accessible on foot) for check-in.

    The rest of the day is free, so you can start exploring the nearby attractions of this traditional and picturesque mountain town on your own, dine in a local restaurant or take a rest after your train journey.

    Day 11: Exploring Lucerne Region
    Today after breakfast you are invited to take an unforgettable trip with your private guide who shows you the magnificent views of Mount Pilatus and the Lucerne region.

    The tour starts with a cruise across the Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad. There you board the famous cogwheel train that takes you across the world's steepest railway passing through lush Alpine meadows, spectacular rocks and sparkling mountain streams to the top of Mt Pilatus, altitude of which is (132 m) (6995 ft).

    For the return journey you ride a cable car to enjoy the fantastic scenery once again. As the last part of your magnificent tour you take a 20-minute bus from Kriens to Lucerne. Tickets* for public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car and bus are included.

    After the tour you return to your Lucerne hotel and have the rest of the day free.

    Please, note: boat and cogwheel train are available only from middle of May to September. The rest of the year they are replaced with cable car and bus.

    Day 12: Train to Zurich
    After breakfast you check out from your hotel and head to Zurich.

  • Included in your trip
    Continental Park Hotel
    4-star hotel
    Murbacherstrasse 4, Lucerne, Switzerland, 6002
    Continental Park Hotel
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    The friendly 4-star Hotel Continental-Park offers value in Lucerne city. The hotel is located within walking distance of the KK culture and congress center, the city park and Lake Lucerne. Your room features a digital TV, spacious (extra-long) bed, air conditioning, minibar, umbrella, and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Make sure to visit the on-site restaurant for delicious Italian dishes and relaxing time in charming garden terrace.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Private Day Trip to Mount Pilatus in Summer
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Connection | Lucerne - Zurich
1st Class Seat
Luzern Central
Lucerne, Switzerland
1 h
Zürich HB
Zurich, Switzerland
1night

chZurich, Switzerland

The largest city in Switzerland, Zurich is among the most scenic towns in the country, boasting a riverside location and well-preserved medieval architecture. Zurich’s old town, Altstadt, is home to many outstanding historic attractions, as such the 9th-century Fraumunster Abbey is worth visiting. Also when in Zurich make sure not to miss the Grossmunster church that is probably the most recognized building in the city and to check out St. Peter’s Church with a large clock-face. For great views of the city head out to the Uetliberg peak or spend unforgettable time on the shores of Lake Zurich. ...
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    Day 12: Zurich City Tour
    Upon arrival, you check in at the hotel, leave your luggage and meet your private guide. 

    You then proceed on a sightseeing tour around the most beautiful landmarks of Zurich. Immerse yourself into the unique atmosphere of the Old Town for the following 3 hours, walking through its narrow cozy streets and exploring its breathtaking medieval houses, churches and town halls.

    After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight at your hotel.

    Day 13: Departure
    This is the final day of your tour. 

    Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel and your driver takes you to the airport for the departure. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

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    Central Plaza Hotel, Zurich
    4-star hotel
    Central 1, Zurich, Switzerland, 8001
    Central Plaza Hotel, Zurich
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    Dating back from 1883, the Central Plaza Hotel is situated right at Zurich's Central Square next to the city's major attractions. A Nespresso coffee machine can be found in all rooms, as well as free WiFi, satellite TV and a minibar. Guests can take advantage of the free gym access and dine in the on-site grill restaurant and a piano bar with live music, as well as the King's Cave Restaurant set in the building's cellar and has a unique open fireplace, ancient mirrors and paintings.... show more
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    • Half Day Guided Walking Tour
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Venice, Garda, Como, Lugano, Lucerne & Zurich; 
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class railway tickets on high-speed and regular trains: Lugano - Lucerne & Lucerne - Zurich; 
  • Water taxi in Venice upon arrival and departure; 
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

 Note: 

  1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you. 
  2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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