Switzerland & Northern Italy

Explore the Scenic Swiss Alps, Peaceful Lake Como &

the Fashion Hub of Milan

Immerse in the natural splendor of the Swiss Alps, experience the historical charms of its idyllic cities, and relish an unforgettable scenic train from St. Moritz to Tirano then onto the serene hideaway of Bellagio. Take a leisurely stroll around the chic lake town of Lake Como and venture out onto the water to soak up the beauty of its stunning lakeside villas and gardens. End 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!

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Together, in our detailed consultation we create the vision of your very own personalized itinerary. We determine how much time to spend in each destination, choose from our favorite hotels, arrange appropriate transportation and create unique experiences with our dynamic local guides! Relax while our team brings everything to life. Our customized travel app gives you easy access to all itinerary details, plus suggestions for your free time and some dining ideas! We seamlessly integrate technology, experience and attention to detail to create your very own custom-tailored “Trip of a Lifetime!”

OUR SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 

Arrive in Zurich and Transfer to Lucerne

Arrive in Zurich, where you will activate your Swiss rail passes and hop on a train to Lucerne. Upon arrival in lake-side Lucerne, check into your centrally-located lodgings. Restaurant suggestions will be provided throughout

Day 2

Enjoy Mount Pilatus Excursion and a Journey to Mürren

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

Day

3 & 4

Fall in Love with the Serenity of the Swiss Alps

Two free days to enjoy Mürren, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald and relax or hike in the beautiful Swiss Alps!

Day 5

Venture across the Swiss Alps to Zermatt

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 6

Discover the Wonders of Zermatt

A free day on your own to explore, hike, and relax in and around Zermatt in the shadow of the Matterhorn

Day 7

Experience the Panoramic Journey on the Famous Glacier Express to 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 hosted the Winter Olympics on two separate occasions!

Day 8

Delve into the Incredible Alpine Landscapes on the Bernina Express to Italy 

Enjoy a scenic train ride on the Bernina Express, heading into Italy and ending in Tirano. From Tirano, you will be met by your driver for a drive through the scenic Valtellina valley to Bellagio in the very heart of Lake Como. Check-in at your centrally-located hotel

Day

9 & 10

Relish the Beauty of  Lake Como

Two days now to completely relax and unwind! Plenty of opportunities for silk shopping, or visit the exquisite Villa Melzi. Take ferry ride or private boat excursion to Isola Comacina, or Varenna, home of the Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi. We also recommend visiting t he Balbionello villa, and nearby Como known for its beautiful silk shopping 

Day 11

Travel to Milan

Transfer to Milan to check-in at your centrally-located hotel.  Free time to explore your new neighborhood before meeting your private guide to discover the famous gems of Milan, including the Duomo and Santa Maria Delle Grazie, with Da Vinci’s the Last Supper (group tour)

Day 12

Tap into the Lively Ambience of Milan

Detailed private sightseeing this morning, focusing on art and the history of Sforzesco Castle in the center of the city, housing Michelangelo's Pieta' Rondanini. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore and shop through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II or the neighborhoods of Brera and Navigli.  Shall we check the La Scala opera schedule for tonight?

Day 13

Return Home

Transfer to the airport now for your home-bound flights. Same-day arrival in the USA. Welcome home!

When should I go?

Mid-May to mid-October. Milan and Lake Como can be visited year-round! 

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