Alpine Lakes and Scenic Trains
Spectacular mountain scenery, breathtaking rail journeys and picturesque alpine towns are hallmarks of this stunning 10-day tour through the Alps.
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 Lago 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.” Visit a cheese farm, enjoy a wine tasting, hike in Zermatt, or perhaps ride a cable car in St. Moritz. Enjoy traditional regional cuisine such as Swiss cheese fondue and Italian delicacies.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Hotel accommodations for 8 nights
- 12 meals (8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners)
- Scenic train excursions including the GoldenPass train, the Glacier Express,and the Bernina Express
- Sightseeing as indicated in itinerary
- Cruise Lake Como on a traditional open-air commuter ferry
- Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- Services of a professional tour manager
Scenic highlights include:
- Swiss Alps
- Lake Geneva
- St. Moritz
- Morteratsch Glacier
- Lake Como
- Lake Lucerne
- Chapel Bridge
Day 1- Overnight Flight
Breathtaking Alpine vistas paint the canvas of your trip of a lifetime through Switzerland and Italy. Explore dramatic railways and scenic lakes, and enjoy cultural experiences in charming villages in the heart of Europe. Your journey begins with an overnight flight.
Day 2 - Home - Lucerne, Switzerland
Depart the plane and take in the beauty of Lucerne. Today relax 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. (D)
Day 3 - Lucerne
Today, explore the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Enjoy an Alstadt (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. (B)
Day 4 - 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. (B, D)
Day 5 - 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 the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 6 - 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. Relax and enjoy a three-course lunch while onboard. Arrive in St. Moritz for your two night stay. (B, L)
Day 7 - 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. (B)
Day 8 - 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. (B)
Day 9 - Lago Maggiore
Today, visit an ancient village nestled in the mountains and stop at a local farm to sample their artisan cheeses paired with the region's local wines. Return to your hotel for a free afternoon. Your evening begins with a cocktail party in a local 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. (B, D)
Day 10 - Lago Maggiore - Home
Your thrilling Alpine journey ends today in Lago Maggiore. (B)
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