LAKES & MOUNTAINS

Price:From *$2661

13 Days/12 Night

Tour Description

Discover the spectacular and beautiful landscapes of the Swiss Alps, Lichtenstein and Northern Italy on this breathtaking journey. Explore enchanting Appenzellerland, the most typically Swiss of all cantons, followed by the Principality of Lichtenstein, with its charming castle still occupied by the Royal family. Continue to Lucerne, surrounded by an impressive mountainous panorama, and the resort village of Wengen in the Bernese Oberland. Visit the famous town of Stresa, located on Lake Maggiore known for its beautiful countryside, architectural gems and mild climate. The tour ends in Milan, Italy’s fashion and style capital.

DEPARTURE Daily, 13 May 18 - 6 Oct 18
INCLUSIONS
2nd class rail travel as per itinerary including half fare Swiss card (upgrade to 1st class available on request)
12 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request)
12 breakfasts
Guided city walking tours in St.Gallen and Lucerne
Excursion to Alpenzellerland including cruise on Lake Constance (unescorted)
Excursion to Lichtenstein (unescorted)
Cruise on Lake Lucerne including a 2-course lunch without drinks
Excursion to Mount Pilatus with overnight stay and dinner
Cruise from Lucerne to Alpnachstad

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE
Folklore Show, Lucerne
Jungfraujoch Excursion
Lake Como & Bellagio Tour, Milan
Cinque Terre tour, Milan
Football lovers tour, Milan

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Day 1:

Zürich - St. Gallen Rail transfer from the airport to St. Gallen. Afternoon at leisure.

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Day 2:

St. Gallen - Appenzellerland - St. Gallen Enjoy a guided city tour of St. Gallen in the morning, followed by a full day discovering Appenzellerland. Transfer from St. Gallen to Rorschach, where you take the Rorschach-Heiden train up to the Biedermeier village of Heiden. From here it’s possible to take a ride in an open-topped vintage carriage. Then you can either take the Post Bus or hike along the famous “Witzweg”. The newly restored cog railway awaits you in Walzenhausen. A quick ride down to Rheineck where a ship will take you on a cruise through the Altenrhein natural reserve back into the bay of Rorschach. (B)

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Day 3:

St. Gallen – Vaduz (Liechtenstein) - St. Gallen After breakfast, journey to the Principality of Lichtenstein. One of the smallest and wealthiest countries in the world is still governed by its Monarch. Discover Vaduz with the small train city tour. Be sure you visit the nearby castle grounds (castle is not open to the public) before your return to St. Gallen. (B)

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Day 4:

St Gallen - Lucerne (Pre-Alpine Express) Journey on the Pre-Alpine Express to Lucerne. Discover undulating hills, villages and lovely orchards. (B)

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Day 5:

Lucerne Today on your guided city tour you will learn facts about the history of Lucerne. Later board a vintage paddle streamer and enjoy a lunch cruise on lake Lucerne. (B,L)

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Day 6:

Lucerne - Mount Pilatus Cruise over Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad, from where the world’s steepest cogwheel railway ascends to Pilatus Kulm (2,132m). Enjoy an overnight stay and dinner. (B,D)

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Day 7:

Mount Pilatus - Wengen Descend by cable car and gondola to Kriens and return to Lucerne, then journey into the Bernese Oberland to the resort village of Wengen. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Wengen. (B)

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Day 8:

Wengen Today is at your leisure to explore the region further. Over 500 km of marked walking trails and 15 mountain cableways in the nearby surroundings lead to the most beautiful vantage points of the Jungfrau region. (B)

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Day 9:

Wengen - Stresa Transfer via rail from Wengen onwards across the Italian border to Stresa. Upon your arrival, make your way to your hotel. (B)

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Day 10:

Stresa Enjoy today at your leisure. The main lakeside town of Stresa is a long-time favorite for European aristocracy and provides a great base to explore the Lake Maggiore area. (B)

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Day 11:

Stresa - Milan Following breakfast, depart by rail for Milan. Milan is a bustling city and offers a great variety of things to see and do. (B)

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Day 12:

Milan Today you can discover Milan at your leisure. Marvel at The Last Supper fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, go shopping at the fashion outlets, visit one of the boutique stores or take an excursion to one of the many fascinating areas surrounding Milan like the Cinque Terre or Lake Como. (B)

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Day 13:

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

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