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Alpine Italy and Switzerland

Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 13 Reviews
Private tour to Italy, Switzerland

Set off on an exploration of two incredible European countries with a private itinerary which can be tailored to your preferences. Enjoy the top attractions, guided tours with local pros, best central hotels, and easy connections.

Alpine Italy and Switzerland

13 days6 cities
ItalySwitzerland2 countries
Private tour to Italy, Switzerland
From
$5,395
Tour rating: 4.89 / 5, Based on 13 Reviews

Set off on an exploration of two incredible European countries with a private itinerary which can be tailored to your preferences. Enjoy the top attractions, guided tours with local pros, best central hotels, and easy connections.

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Day-By-Day

Venice

first destination
3 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Venice
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

Today you arrive to the romantic Italian city standing on canals, Venice! Upon arrival, you have a private water-taxi transfer to your hotel, set right in the heart of town. The rest of the day is free.

Day 2
Venice Sightseeing Tour
City Tour
City Tour
Today you get to see the top landmarks of charming Venice with a local guide. The walking tour includes all the unmissable attractions.
Day 3
Day at Leisure
Free Day
Free Day
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

After check-out you have this day to enjoy Venice by yourself. We recommend going on an optional trip to the islands of Murano & Burano or exploring Peggy Guggenheim Collection. In the afternoon you have a transfer to Lake Garda.

Ca' Pisani Hotel, Venice
4

The cozy Ca' Pisani Hotel is located in the quiet Dorsoduro district in gorgeous Venice. Set in a beautiful edifice of the 16th century, the property offers everything for a relaxing stay.

car
Venice
Sirmione
1 hr 30 min

Have a nice time traveling Northern Italy with a trusted driver. Your quick connection takes you from the romantic city of canals, Venice, to the city, set on Lake Garda, Sirmione. The route passes numerous small towns along the way.

Sirmione

second destination
3 days in the city
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Sirmione Sightseeing Tour
City Tour
City Tour

After breakfast, you explore the Italian city-gem, Sirmione, set on the banks of Lake Garda. You meet your local guide for a 3-hour walking city tour.

Day 5
Day Trip to Verona & Winery Visit
Day Tour
Day Tour
Tasting Included
Tasting
After breakfast, prepare for an outstanding day trip to the romantic Italian city, Verona. Together with your guide-driver start the exploration of the city. After the sightseeing tour, you continue to the Valpolicella wine-making region for a guided wine tour with tasting.
Hotel Olivi Thermae, Sirmione
4

A peaceful hotel with a beautiful property hidden in the olive groves on the Sirmione peninsula, Hotel Olivi Thermae is just a few minutes away from the famous Lake Garda.

car
Sirmione
Como
1 hr 40 min

This car ride with a trusted driver along Northern Italy takes you on a very scenic route along the countryside. As you make your way from Lake Garda to Lake Como, you pass many breathtaking areas and towns.

Como

third destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Transfer to Lake Como & City Tour
Private Transfer Included
Transfer
City Tour
City Tour
Boat Ride Included
Boat Ride

This day is dedicated to the famous part of Northern Italy, marvelous Lake Como. After check-out, your driver takes you to the charming town of Como where upon arrival you meet your local guide for a short sightseeing tour of major landmarks. As a tour highlight, you have a public boat ride and after a fun funicular ride.

Day 7
Day at Leisure
Free Day
Free Day

You have this day to enjoy the town of Como and the beautiful surroundings of Lake Como by yourself. We recommend going on an optional Trip to Bellagio or to Milan.

Palace Hotel, Como
4

Set gracefully on the shores of the Lake Como, the upscale Palace Hotel is nestled in a restored Art Nouveau palace near Teatro Sociale and Como Cathedral.

car
Como
Lugano
30 min

Enjoy the fast car ride, taking you from Northern Italy's Como to the Swiss city of Lugano. The scenic route passes two lakes and numerous small towns.

Lugano

fourth destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Transfer to Lugano & Sightseeing Tour
Private Transfer Included
Transfer
City Tour
City Tour

After breakfast and check out you are taken to the Swiss of Lugano. After you're settled in your hotel, your guide takes you on a 2-hour walking tour around the major sights, during which you have an opportunity to admire the most outstanding city highlights.

Day 9
Day at Leisure
Free Day
Free Day

You have this day to enjoy Lugano by yourself. We recommend going on an optional trip to San Salvatore Mountain, taking a Lake Lugano Cruise or visiting the Alprose Chocolate Factory.

Hotel Lugano Dante Center, Lugano
4

Located in a pedestrian area in the historical heart of Lugano, Hotel Lugano Dante Center offers well-equipped air-conditioned guestrooms.

train
Lugano
Lucerne
2 hrs

Sit back and enjoy the magnificent Swiss views out the large train window as your train makes its way from Lake Lugano to Lucerne. Although rather short, this route is among the most scenic ones in Switzerland.

Lucerne

fifth destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 10
Train to Lucerne
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

Today you have a scenic train ride to Lucerne, enjoying the stunning views of Lake Lucerne and the snow-capped Alps. Upon arrival, you check in the hotel and have the rest of the day is free.

Day 11
Exploring Lucerne Region
Day Tour
Day Tour
Boat Ride Included
Boat Ride
Following breakfast, you set off on the exploration of the charming Lucerne Region and the Alps. Today you see the top views of Mount Pilatus and get to enjoy a boat ride across the Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad and a ride on the cogwheel train along the steepest railway on the planet, plus a cable car on the way back.
Continental Park Hotel, Lucerne
4

Continental-Park Hotel is a family-run property, located in the heart of Lucerne. Guests are welcome to stay in spacious rooms and enjoy fine Italian cuisine in the on-site restaurant.

train
Lucerne
Zurich
50 min

Have an enjoyable time traveling on a Swiss train in the countryside. These modern trains are fitted with nice seats, provide great onboard amenities, and plenty of legroom.

Zurich

sixth destination
2 days in the city
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 12
Train to Zurich & City Tour
Private Transfer Included
Transfer
City Tour
City Tour

After breakfast, you check-out from your Lucerne hotel and take a train to Zurich. Upon arrival, you check in the hotel and meet your guide for a city tour. During the 3-hour walking tour, you enjoy the narrow cozy streets of the Ond Town and see its breathtaking medieval edifices.

Day 13
Departure from Zurich
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

This is the final day of your exciting exploration of Italy and Switzerland. Following breakfast, you are transferred to the airport and have a flight home.

Central Plaza Hotel, Zurich
4

Located right at Zurich's Central Square, the Central Plaza Hotel stands just next to the city's major attractions. The property offers nice high-comfort guestrooms and several restaurants.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Stays at hand-picked hotels in Venice, Garda, Como, Lugano, Lucerne & Zurich
  • Buffet breakfasts at the hotels
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • 1st class train connections (tickets included)
  • Other transportation as indicated in the day-by-day program
  • Guided tours in English with local professional tour guides
  • Support line available during your tour in case of emergency

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Customizable itinerary which can be tailored around your preferences
  • Accommodation options of your choice
  • Only reliable guides and drivers
  • Sightseeing tours of Venice, Sirmione, Como, Lugano, Lucerne, Zurich
  • Day trip to Verona

What To Know

  • You can use your bank card to pay almost anywhere in Europe.
  • If you need some local cash, it is best to use an ATM. This is true for all European countries, except for Hungary. When you withdraw cash from an ATM, the currency conversion will be done automatically by your bank, and the exchange rate will usually be much better than if you exchange currency at a local bank.
  • The tour program includes some walking tours, we recommend you to pack comfortable shoes.
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