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Itinerary

Day 1 | September 28 | Overnight Flight

Breathtaking Alpine vistas await as you travel through Switzerland and Italy. Experience dramatic views while aboard railways and lake cruises, and enjoy cultural experiences in charming villages in the heart of Europe.

Day 2 | September 29 | Lucerne, Switzerland

Arriving in Lucerne, enjoy some free time to explore this lakeside town on your own. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in the city. Ameron Hotel Flora Lucerne * Dinner Included

Day 3 | September 30 | Lucerne, Switzerland

Today, explore this “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Enjoy an Altstadt (Old Town) walking tour that follows the ancient pathways of the city. The walking tour includes 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. Ameron Hotel Flora Lucerne * Breakfast Included

Day 4 | October 1 | Lucerne, Switzerland

This morning, travel to Gstaad and climb aboard the GoldenPass panoramic train to enjoy breathtaking Alpine views along the route to Montreux. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time in this legendary town on the shores of Lake Geneva. Then continue to the pedestrian village of Zermatt. Ambassador Hotel * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 5 | October 2 | Zermatt, Switzerland

Today, Zermatt is at your fingertips. It’s your choice! Explore on foot during a guided walking tour – OR – experience Zermatt independently before visiting the Matterhorn Museum; learn more about the triumph and tragedy behind the first ascent of this imposing peak. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Ambassador Hotel * Breakfast Included

Day 6 | October 3 | Zermatt, Switzerland to St. Moritz, Switzerland

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 is a mountain dream come to life. Relax and enjoy a three-course lunch while onboard. Arrive in St. Moritz and enjoy the evening at leisure to relax or stroll the lakeside boulevard. Hotel Steffani * Breakfast & Lunch Included

Day 7 | October 4 | St. Moritz, Switzerland to Lago Maggiore, Italy

Embark on a journey through the Bernina Pass while traveling along one of the most scenic railway lines in the world en route to Tirano, Italy. Take in striking views of the Swiss and Italian Alps throughout your adventure, including the famed Morteratsch Glacier. Then drive along the picturesque shores to the town of Como. You will have free time to explore this famous resort and take in the magnificent views of Lake Como before continuing to Lago Maggiore, a tranquil resort area with crystal clear waters against the backdrop of the Alps. Zacchera Hotels * Breakfast Included

Day 8 | October 5 | Lago Maggiore, Italy

Travel to an ancient village nestled in the mountains. Stop at a family farm where you will learn about the artisan cheeses they produce. Then sample their delicious creations and learn how to pair them with the region’s local wines. Return to your hotel for a free afternoon. Your evening begins with a wine tasting before boarding a lake boat for a cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, the most beautiful of the Borromean Islands. There you savor a traditional farewell dinner. Zacchera Hotels * Breakfast & Dinner Included

Day 9 | October 6 | Lago Maggiore, Italy to Home

Your thrilling Alpine journey ends today. Breakfast Included

Mode of Travel

  

Pricing Per Person

  • $ 3,899 – Double
  • $ 4,499 – Single

Tour Price Includes: Roundtrip Transfers by Southwest Tour and Travel from Guaranteed Departure Points, Roundtrip Airport Transfers,  and Itinerary as Noted

Items Not Included in Tour Price: Roundtrip Airfare, Airport Baggage Fees, Travel Protection and Gratuities (Southwest Tour & Travel can arrange your airfare for you to make this a complete package for you)

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Itinerary, Pricing and Availability are subject to change without notice. Tours are subject to energy surcharges and other factors beyond our control.

Departure Date

9/28/2020

Return Date

10/6/2020

Passport Required for This Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Altstadt (Old Town) Walking Tour
  • Golden Pass Panoramic Train from Gstaad to Montreux
  • Zermatt Walking Tour OR Matterhorn Museum
  • Glacier Express Train Through Swiss Alps with Lunch
  • Bernina Pass Train to Tirano, Italy
  • Morteratsch Glacier
  • Artisan Cheese Farm with Wine Pairings
  • Cruise to Isola dei Pescatori with Wine Tasting & Dinner
  • 7 Breakfasts / 1 Lunch / 3 Dinners

Hosted By: Collette Tours

Activity Level:

Moderate

Guests should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing, or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening.