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Best of Italian Lake Region and Scenic Switzerland

Private tour
10 days
6 cities
1night

Milan, Italy

The world's fashion capital, Milan, has much to offer travelers. The most recognized symbol of this Italian city is the impressive Milan Cathedral, also called Duomo by locals, that took about half a century to build! Other notable places worth seeing are the famous La Scala theater, the Royal Palace of Milan and the Sforza Castle. Of course, a visit to Milan wouldn't be complete without high-end shopping, thus going to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a must....
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    Day 1: Arrival
    Welcome to Milan, the fashion capital of Italy! Upon arrival to Milan you are met by your driver and taken to your downtown hotel.

    There are no planned activities for you for today day, so you can relax and recover after the flight. If you would like to do some looking around, we suggest visiting the world famous shopping and fashion avenue, Quadrilatero della Moda.

    Day 2: Milan Sightseeing  and Departure
    Following breakfast and check-out, meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a 3-hour walking tour of Milan to learn more about the city’s history and reputation as a fashion capital.

    You start with visiting to world-known Milan Duomo, the Gothic cathedral and the highest sight in the city which took about six centuries to build. Then you walk through nearby-located Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and reach La Scala Theatre. Prepare to be wowed by the prestigious Milan opera house (no entrance is included).

    You continue with picturesque Brera district to feel the historical atmosphere of the city. Explore the public areas, with stories of its 15th-century owners ringing in your ears. After all you make a stop at Castello Sforzesco to see history and style combined with Milanese flair.

    *Please note: Milan Cathedral is a sacred religious site thus the dress code for visiting it is applied just as when you visit any church in Italy: no shorts – no uncovered knees and shoulders, no backpacks.

    *Note: The unique treasure of Milan - Leonardo da Vinci’s legendary fresco “The Last Supper” located in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie is not included in the city tour due to its limited availability. Please, ask your travel specialist about available tickets for your tour date.

    Following the tour, meet your private driver who transfers you rail station to catch the train to Como.

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    Hotel Milano Scala
    4-star hotel
    IT, Via dell'Orso, 7, Milan, 20121
    Hotel Milano Scala
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    Hotel Milano Scala is located in the heart of the city close to the La Scala Opera House and the Milan Cathedral. Each room is decorated to reflect a famous opera.... show more
    2 days / 1 night
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Walking Tour with Private Guide & Visit to the Milan Duomo
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Milan - Como
1st Class Seat
Central Station
Milan, Italy
1 h
San Giovanni
Como, Italy
2nights

Como, 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 2: Arrival in Como
    Upon arrival in Como you have a check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day at your leisure.

    Day 3: Tour of Como 
    Following breakfast at the hotel, 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. You also 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 4: Departure 
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Como.

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    Palace Hotel Como
    4-star hotel
    IT, Lungo Lario Trieste, 16,, Como, 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 and Como Cathedral.... show more
    3 days / 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
1night

Lugano, 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 4: Arrival in Lugano
    Upon arrival in Lugano you have a check-in at the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Alternatively you can opt for a private walking tour or take a short ride to The Alprose Chocolate Factory & Museum.

    Day 5: Departure
    Following breakfast and check-out,  you walk to the bus station to catch the Bernina Bus heading to Tirano.

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    Hotel Lugano Dante Center
    4-star hotel
    CH, Piazza Cioccaro 5,, Lugano, 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
    2 days / 1 night
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Connection | Lugano - St Moritz Bernina Express
2 Class Bus Seat & 1 Class Train Seat
First you take a 3-hour trip aboard a Bernina Express panoramic bus to reach Tirano. Upon arrival, you have a 1-hour stop over followed by a 2.5-hour Bernina Express train ride on UNESCO World Heritage railway line.
Lugano Central
Lugano, Switzerland
6 h 30 min
St Moritz Station
St. Moritz, Switzerland
1night

St. Moritz, Switzerland

Having hosted the Winter Olympics twice in its history, St. Moritz have always been a luxury resort for ski and skate lovers from all over the world. Thanks to its lucky location, St. Moritz is a place with over 300 sunny days a year....
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    Day 5: Arrival in St. Moritz
    Upon arrival, you walk to your hotel and check-in. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the magnificent mountain landscape on your own.

    Day 6: Departure
    In the morning you check out and depart from St Moritz.

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    Hotel Schweizerhof St. Moritz
    4-star hotel
    CH, Via dal Bagn 54, St.Moritz, 7500
    Hotel Schweizerhof St. Moritz
    Double Room Corviglia Breakfast Included
    Hotel Schweizerhof St. Moritz is famous for providing top-notch service for their guests for over 120 years already. Located in the very heart of St. Moritz it allows you to easily reach the Chantarella funicular to get an amazing view over St. Moritz area.... show more
    2 days / 1 night
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RailRail
Connection | St. Moritz - Zermatt Glacier Express
1st Class Seat
Glacier Express - the legendary train is one of the symbols of Switzerland. Please note: there are no Glacier Express trains running mid-October to mid-December.
St Moritz Central Station
St. Moritz, Switzerland
8 h
Zermatt Central Station
Zermatt, Switzerland
2nights

Zermatt, Switzerland

Best known as a great location for winter sports activities, Zermatt is a famous resort in the Swiss Alps that attracts people from all over the world. The village lies at the foot of the highest mountains in the Alpine mountain range and offers exceptional skiing, climbing and hiking opportunities. Apart from sports, a traveler can explore the main street of Zermatt, Bahnhofstrasse, lined with boutique shops and exquisite restaurants....
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    Day 6: Arrival Zermatt
    Zermatt is famous not only for being a popular ski resort. This lovely village is located in the southern canton of Valais which is home to some of the world's most spectacular mountains, including Matterhorn.

    Upon arrival, you walk to your hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 7: Day Trip to Gornegrat 
    After breakfast you walk to the railway station, where you board a cogwheel train equipped with large windows which allow you to enjoy a journey across the highest open-air railway in Europe. The Gornergrat Bahn is the cog railway which was the first in the world to be fully electrified. Nowadays regenerative braking system of this eco-friendly railway generates electricity on the descent and so saves energy.

    After about 45 minutes you reach the station of Gornergrat which is considered to be the highest open-air railway station of Europe at an altitude of 3, 090 m (10,135 ft). Gornergrat observation platform is accessible all year round and offers one of the finest panoramas in Switzerland. From there you have a glorious view of more than 20 four-thousand m (13,123 ft) peaks, one of which is Matterhorn. A truly unforgettable experience you cannot miss!

    Please, note: It is important to wear something warm and wind/rain protective when going to Gornergrat. The temperature there is usually lower than in the cities even in summer. In case you feel too cold you can always go inside the restaurant which is close to the observation platform. The trains to/from Gornergrat are heated well.

    After some free time in Gornergrat you have a train ride back to Zermatt. The rest of the day is free.

    Day 8: Departure 
    In the morning after breakfast you check out from the hotel, walk to the railway station and depart from Zermatt.

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    Wellness Alpenhof Hotel
    4-star hotel
    CH, Matterstrasse 43, Zermatt, CH-3920
    Wellness Alpenhof Hotel
    Standard Double Room Breakfasts Included
    The family-run 4-star superior Wellness Hotel Alpenhof is located in the centre of Zermatt, opposite the Sunnegga Cable Car Station close to the Gronergrat Railway. Has free collection service to and from the train station... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Day Trip to Gornergrat
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Connection | Zermatt - Stresa
1st Class Seat
One layover in Brig.
Zermatt rail station
Zermatt, Switzerland
3 h
Stresa rail station
Stresa, Italy
2nights

Stresa, Italy

The ancient town of Stresa, found on the banks of Lake Maggiore in Piedmont, northern Italy, offers much to admire. Enjoy walking through the crooked petite streets and take the chance to have an unforgettable ride on a cable car from the Piazzale Lido for incredible vistas. The breathtaking lake panorama and the Alps views can steal your heart. By the way, the action in one of the most notable Hemingway's novels "Farewell to Arms" partially takes place in Stresa what adds visitors' interest to the lovely Italian town....
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    Day 8: Arrival in Stresa and Islands Tour
    Upon arrival in Stresa, meet your driver who takes you to the hotel for check-in. 

    In the afternoon meet your private guide at the hotel lobby to take a ferry and explore two stunning Borromean Islands – Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori.  

    The Islands are jaw-droppingly beautiful. Loved by Ernest Hemingway and, in more recent times, by the English Royals, this Archipelago is made up of the monumental Isola Bella, with its 17th-Century Palazzo Borromeo, surrounded by scenic gardens, the picturesque Isola dei Pescatori (Fishermen’s Island).  Admire the beautiful scenery of the lake and visit the superb sights on the islands.

    After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the evening at leisure.

    Day 9: Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto
    Following breakfast at the hotel, meet your private driver and have a short transfer to Villa Taranto. 

    The lakeside garden was created in the 1930s with thousands of species of trees and flowers from all over the world. 

    Meet your private guide and enjoy a 2-hour walking tour inside gardens. 

    From spring to autumn there are always flowers in bloom, with “special events” for certain species which are particularly spectacular in their season: the tulip week is in April, dahlias are at their best between July and October. 

    After the tour, you are taken back to the hotel in Stresa and the rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Day 10: Departure from Stresa
    This is the last day of your amazing Italian lakes and Switzerland Alps tour!  After breakfast your driver meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

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    Hotel Regina Palace
    4-star hotel
    IT, Corso Umberto I, 29, Stresa VB, 28838
    Hotel Regina Palace
    Standard Double Room Breakfast Included
    The glorious Hotel Regina Palace is located on the shore of beautiful Lake Maggiore and set in Art Nouveau building. The hotel offers luxurious bedrooms and invites guests to relax in a peaceful garden with a swimming pool. In addition, there are a wellness center, sauna, and Turkish bath. Hotel guests are also welcome to taste delicious food at the Liberty or Charleston Restaurants.... show more
    3 days / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Guided Islands Tour
    • Half Day Tour to Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels in Milan, Como, Lugano, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Stresa;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • 2d class train tickets Milan - Como;
  • 1st class train tickets Torano - St. Moritz, St. Moritz - Zermatt, Zermatt - Stresa;
  • Regular class Bernina Express bus Lugano - Tirano;
  • Non-guided tour to Gornergrat by cogweel train; 
  • 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.

Stress-free Booking Book your journey without stress and at convenient pace. You can pay a deposit of 20% to book any tour in any major currency; the final balance will be due 90 days before start date. In event if you decide to change or postpone your trip, you can transfer your deposit to any other packages we offer. Cruise bookings and special offers may be subject to different booking terms. 

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