Genevas Hidden Gems
Aug 01, 2019 · By Vacations By Rail
Uncover some of Geneva's hidden gems and most memorable locales in order to make the most of your planned trip to SwitzerlandRead more
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2023 Tour code: GR-SYGA-23
About the tour
From Vevey, Switzerland to Turin, Italy, come along for an unforgettable adventure through the alpine and lakeside towns of the Swiss Alps and beyond. Soak in the dramatic landscapes aboard the GoldenPass Panoramic, Gotthard Panorama Express, and the Bernina Express and enjoy excursions on both the water and the mountainsides. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Vineyards and a centuries-old villa. Spend time exploring ancient cities on your terms - immersing yourself in the rich ambiance of each destination through sightseeing and cuisine. The expedition begins with train travel from London St. Pancras to Vevey by way of Paris. Using Vevey as a home base, soak in the beauty of the Lake Geneva region through a visit to Cully and plenty of time to explore independently. From here, we travel aboard the incredibly scenic GoldenPass Panoramic and find ourselves surrounded by the grandeur of Lake Lucerne, Mount Rigi, and Mount Pilatus in Lucerne. The Gotthard Panorama Express is our chariot across the Swiss-Italian border to Como, Italy, on the shores of Lake Como - yet another stunning waterway. We spend three days uncovering the layers of intrigue in the Como area. Look out over the city on a cruise of Lake Como, discover rich history at Villa del Balbianello and watch some of Switzerland's most incredible scenery unfold aboard the Bernina Express. Catch glimpses of Milan and Turin in Italy before heading north once more. Recalling scenes of this impressive journey are sure to offer incredible memories for years to come.
A day of travel lies ahead as you arrive at London St. Pancras International this morning. Meet your group and Tour Escort at our dedicated departure office and join the Eurostar train to Paris. The journey takes just over 2 hours to complete, and on arrival, we transfer across town by deluxe motorcoach to board our next train. Our train takes us to Lausanne, and from here, we continue on the last leg of today's journey, arriving in Vevey this evening. A short walk takes us from the station to our hotel, where you have a chance to get settled before enjoying dinner in the hotel's restaurant. Overnight Vevey.
Grand Hotel Cadenabbia, Cadenabbia di Griante
Hotel Seeburg, Lucerne
Astra Hotel, Vevey
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5.0 / 5 · 1 review
Maureen M, Hayward, CA
Submitted 11 Nov 2018
The hotels and train rides were good and the timing was not too fast paced
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