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SWITZERLAND, LAKE COMO & MILAN

Start your adventure breathing in the fresh mountain air of the Swiss Alps, then proceed to the serene hideaway of the stars, Lake Como, ending your vacation in Italy's popular fashion hub - Milan. This sample itinerary offers a taste of both Switzerland and Northern Italy that you won't forget!

DAY 1: USA - ZURICH          [DEPART USA]
Dinner and a movie aloft as you make your way to Zurich (overnight flight).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DAY 6:  MÜRREN - LAUTERBRUNNEN - VISP - ZERMATT          [LAUTERBRUNNEN EXCURSION]
Train ride today to Lauterbrunnen, where you will be met by your driver for the scenic ride with stops through the mountain, ending in Visp.  Hop onto your next train in Visp to Zermatt and check-in to your hotel.
 
DAY 7:  ZERMATT          [FREE DAY]
A free day on your own to explore, hike, and relax in and around Zermatt in the shadow of the Matterhorn.
 
DAY 8:  ZERMATT - GLACIER EXPRESS - ST. MORITZ          [ST. MORITZ]
Cross the belt of Switzerland today with a train ride across the country on the Glacier Express, ending in St. Moritz. Enjoy your overnight stay in the town that's hosted the Winter Olympics on two separate occasions!
 
DAY 9:  ST. MORITZ - BERNINA EXPRESS - TIRANO - BELLAGIO          [ARRIVE ITALY]
Enjoy the scenic train ride on the Bernina Express, heading into Italy and ending in Tirano. From Tirano, you will be met by your driver for the ride to Bellagio in the very heart of Lake Como.  Check-in at your centrally-located hotel.
 
DAY 10 AND 11:  BELLAGIO - LAKE COMO          [FREE DAYS]
Two days now to completely relax and unwind! Plenty of opportunities for silk shopping, or visit the exquisite Villa Melzi.  Possible chance for a ferry ride to Isola Comacina, the lovely town of Varenna, hosting Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi, or Como, which offers a funicular and wraparound views.
 
DAY 12:  BELLAGIO - MILAN          [INTRODUCTORY SIGHTS]
Transfer to Milan to check-in at your centrally-located hotel.  Free time to explore your new neighborhood.  Detailed sightseeing with a commercial group of the main sights, including the Duomo and Santa Maria Delle Grazie, with Da Vinci’s The Last Supper.
 
DAY 13:  MILAN          [ART & SFORZESCO CASTLE TOUR]
Detailed private sightseeing this morning, focusing on art and the history of Sforzesco Castle in the center of the city. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore and shop through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II or the neighborhoods of Brera and Navigli.
 
DAY 14:  MILAN - USA          [RETURN HOME]
Transfer to the airport now for your home-bound flights.  Same-day arrival in the USA. Welcome home!
DAY 2:  ZURICH - LUCERNE          [REACH LUCERNE]
Arrive in Zurich, where you will activate your Swiss rail passes and hop on a train to Lucerne. Upon arrival in Lucerne, check into your centrally-located accommodationsRestaurant suggestions will be provided throughout.
 
DAY 3:  LUCERNE - INTERLAKEN - LAUTERBRUNNEN - MÜRREN        [MOUNT PILATUS EXCURSION}
Daily breakfasts in each of your hotels. Visit Mount Pilatus today for stunning views en route to Interlaken, where you will connect to the railway up the hill to Lauterbrunnen and Mürren.  Check-in at your centrally-located lodgings.
 
DAYS 4 AND 5:  MÜRREN          [FREE DAYS]
Two free days to enjoy Mürren, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald and relax or hike in the beautiful Swiss Alps!

Explore the Scenic Swiss Alps, Peaceful Lake Como & Italy's Fashion Hub

This suggested itinerary may be adapted in so many ways! We will be standing by to help you decided on the very best solution for your travel style & budget!