Italy & the Swiss Alps

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At A Glance

  • 12 total travel days with 10 nights in hotels in Europe
  • You’ll travel by train ~ never in a bus group!
  • YOU GET hotels, train tickets, Swiss Pass, key private transfers and private guides
  • You’re free to get your own air tickets ~ we do not sell airfare

 Itinerary

colomooncrpbevDay  1 – Fly from USA or Canada
Day  2 – Arrive Zurich ~ Train to Lucerne
Day  3 – Lucerne
Day  4 – Lucerne
Day  5 – Train to Lugano ~ Private transfer to Lake Como
Day  6 – Lake Como
Day  7 – Private transfer to Como/Milan ~ Train to Florence
Day  8 – Florence
Day  9 – Train to Rome
Day  10 – Rome
Day  11 – Rome
Day  12 – Fly to USA or Canada


pilatusbev1What’s Included

  • 3 nights Lucerne, 2 nights in Lake Como,
    2 nights Florence, 3 nights Rome
  • First-class hotels in great locations
  • Lakeview rooms at Lucerne & Lake Como
  • Breakfast daily
  • First-class rail tickets with seat reservations
  • Private transfer from Lugano station to Bellagio on Lake Como
  • Private transfer from Bellagio to Como station
  • Private airport transfer in Rome
  • Private guide for half a day (4 hrs) in Florence
  • Private guide for half a day (4 hrs) in Rome

$4,395 per person, double occupancy
April 1 – October 31* — 2015 and 2016
LAND ONLY (airfare NOT included)
Fly into Zurich and out of Rome

* Prices are for travel which begins and ends within dates shown.


Candid Comments and Practicalities

florponte1412x250bevEmbrace Italy & the Swiss Alps!

What more exciting way to enter Italy than over the Alps from Switzerland?

Fly into Zurich and train to your hotel at Lake Lucerne for three nights. We’ve even included a lake view room at Lucerne’s popular Hotel Montana, rising high above the lake. Lucerne is where the best charms of Switzerland — mountains, lakes and medieval character — come together. We suggest that you visit Mount Pilatus and Mount Rigi, and ride a boat on Lake Lucerne. Our tips will tell you how. Stroll the old town of Lucerne. Eat at one of the restaurants overlooking the river and Lucerne’s famous covered bridges. Then board your train for the ride through the high mountains of Switzerland to the Swiss city of Lugano, near the Italian border.

Your transfer driver will meet you for the dramatic ride along the shore of Lake Lugano and into Italy at Lake Como. Your hotel room is at at the town of Bellagio, where for two nights you’ll enjoy the views from your room with balcony. You’ll be picked up again by private driver to go down the lake to the city of Como to board your train for Florence. Your two nights in Florence include a private guide for half a day, so you can visit your choice of the great museums with a local expert. We suggest visiting the Pitti Palace with your guide. Then head for Rome and your final three nights, where you’ll also have a private guide for half a day. We recommend going with your guide to the Colosseum and the forums area. Ask us about the option of adding a small-group Vatican tour. Finally, you get a private transfer to the airport in Rome.

 

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