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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, Italy

Venice

first destination

One of the most charming cities in the world, fairytale Venice, is a true paradise of romance and a dream destination for many travelers. This fabulous city on water is comfortably set on more than a hundred islands, pervaded by beautiful canals and connected by a myriad of beautiful bridges, which makes Venice one of a kind place in the whole world.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
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.

  • Transport: airport transfer.
  • Meals: not included.
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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.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: St. Mark's Basilica and Pala D'Oro altar, St. Mark's Square, Loggia dei Cavalli, Doges Palace.
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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.

  • Transport: private transfer.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
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Al Theatro Palace, Venice
4

The amazing Al Theatro Palace is set right in the center of Venice, within walking distance from the picturesque St. Mark's Square. The property boasts impeccable service and cozy guestrooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable 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, Italy

Sirmione

second destination

Beautifully set on the shores of the famous Italian Lake Garda, Sirmione is a charming town boasting a rich history and numerous picturesque locations.

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
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.

  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Scaliger Castle, Sant'Anna della Rocca, Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Church of St. Peter in Mavinas, Lake Garda viewing point, Grottoes of Catullus archeological park.
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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.

  • Transport: private transfer.
  • Meals: breakfast and wine tasting.
  • Sightseeing: Piazza Bra, Roman Arena, Della Scala castle, Scaligero family tombs, Juliet's house.
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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.

Lake Como, Italy

Como

third destination

Set gracefully at the southern tip of the gorgeous Lake Como, the charming city of Como is a true breath of fresh air in the Lombardy region.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
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.

  • Transport: private transfer.
  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Piazza Volta, Piazza Duomo, Town Hall, public boat tour, Como-Brunate funicular ride, inside visit of the Como Cathedral, Palazzo Terragni.
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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.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
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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, Switzerland

Lugano

fourth destination

Beautifully set in Southern Switzerland near the borders of Italy in the region of Ticino, Lugano is unlike any other destination in the country.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
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.

  • Transport: private transfer.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Lugano Old Town, Lake Lugano.
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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.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
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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, Switzerland

Lucerne

fifth destination

The lovely city of Lucerne is located in the central part of Switzerland and has brought together the most beautiful things the country possesses: picturesque lake panoramas with rocky shores, high mountains with dazzling snow caps, and ancient architecture in the gingerbread-like style.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
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.

  • Transport: train ride.
  • Meals: breakfast.
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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.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: public boat cruise to Alpnachstad, cogwheel train across the world's steepest railway passing through the Alps to the top of Mt Pilatus, return cable car ride.
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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, Switzerland

Zurich

sixth destination

Surrounded by the picturesque panoramas of dense forests and gorgeous mountains, the mesmerizing Swiss city of Zurich is the largest hub in the country.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
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.

  • Transport: train.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: the highlights of Zurich Old Town.
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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.

  • Transfer: airport transfer.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
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Glockenhof Hotel, Zurich
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The classy Glockenhof Hotel boasts an excellent location right in the city center within walking distance from the Zurich Main Station. The guest rooms are spacious and cozy, they come with air conditioning, free wired internet, a Nespresso machine, and a private bathroom.

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

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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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