GLACIERS TO GONDOLAS

Price:From *$2391

11 Days/10 Night

Tour Description

Uncover the scenic beauty and timeless charm of Switzerland and Italy on this awe-inspiring journey. Experience the Alps in all of their breath-taking glory by travelling on two of Switzerland’s most famous and picturesque rail journeys, the Glacier and Bernina Express. Visit the mountain resorts of Zermatt, with its distinctive Matterhorn back drop, and the cosmopolitan St. Moritz, followed by the stunning lakeside towns of Lugano and Como. Finally soak up the romantic atmosphere of Venice with its legendary canals and gondolas.

DEPARTURE Daily, 1 Apr 18 - 10 Oct 18
INCLUSIONS
2nd class rail travel as per itinerary including half fare Swiss card (upgrade to 1st class available on request)
10 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request)
10 breakfasts
Seat reservations on Glacier Express and Bernina Express
Bernina Express Coach seat reservation Tirano to Lugano
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise excursion
Arrival transfer from Venice station to nearby hotel
Walking tour of Venice and gondola ride

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE
Lunch reservation on Glacier Express
Gourmet Ticket, Zermatt
Day cruise on Lake Como
Murano, Burano & Torcello Island tour, Venice
BONUS Free upgrade to first class in Apr, May & Jun on the Glacier Express

1

Day 1:

Zürich Arrive in Switzerland and transfer by rail to Zürich. The rest of the day is at leisure.

2

Day 2:

Zürich – Zermatt Travel by train to Zermatt. At the foot of the Matterhorn, the old town of Zermatt has preserved its original character and features. Time at leisure. (B)

3

Day 3:

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Get closer to the Matterhorn and enjoy an excursion to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. A series of gondolas and cable cars will take you up to the summit for a panoramic view of the Italian, French and Swiss alpine giants. (B)

4

Day 4:

Zermatt – St. Moritz (Glacier Express) Morning departure on the famous Glacier Express. This fascinating rail journey crosses the Swiss Alps connecting the famous resorts of Zermatt and St. Moritz. (B)

5

Day 5:

St. Moritz Day at leisure. Wander around the old town soaking up the atmosphere. Take a stroll around the lake or hike along one of the scenic hiking trails of the Upper Engadine. (B)

6

Day 6:

St. Moritz – Lugano (Bernina Express) Board the Bernina Express and enjoy one of the most impressive scenic rail journeys Switzerland has to offer. Enjoy some time in the Italian town of Tirano before boarding the Bernina Express coach to the beautiful lakeside resort of Lugano. (B)

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Day 7:

Lugano – Lake Como Time at leisure in Lugano, before continuing by train to the captivating Lake Como. (B)

8

Day 8:

Lake Como Explore the charming lakeside villages at your leisure. (B)

9

Day 9:

Lake Como - Venice Travel by train to the enchanting city of Venice and transfer close to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)

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Day 10:

Venice Starting from St. Mark’s Square explore Venice on foot and learn the history of its main monuments. Afterwards, enjoy a classic gondola ride. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)

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Day 11:

Venice The tour ends after breakfast at your hotel. (B)

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