Italian Lakes and Swiss Mountains (2021|22) - 9 days

A scenic, nature-inspired journey delivering the best of Italy and Switzerland’s stunning lakes, intimate lakeside villages and beautiful mountains. Experience the crystal-clear waters of glacial lakes framed by green mountains and snow-capped peaks that have lured the elite over the last millennia. This unique tour covers 6 panoramic lakes and their villages, from Italy’s Lake Como, Lake Orta and Lake Iseo; Switzerland’s Lake St Moritz and Lake Lugano; and beautiful Lake Maggiore from the shores of both Italy and Switzerland. With deluxe transport including by train on the iconic Bernina Express and boasting the finest 5-star lakeside hotels, a comfortable, special and relaxing experience is assured.

Highlights and Inclusions

  • Visit Italy and Switzerland’s ‘must see’ lakes, lakeside villages and Alpine peaks.
  • 8 nights in exquisite 5-star hotels.
  • 8 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L).
  • Guided sightseeing in Lake Como, St Moritz and Lake Maggiore.
  • Lunch and wine tasting in Franciacorta.
  • Lunch on Lake Como’s Isola Comacina served with magnificent views.
  • Train journey on the iconic Bernina Express.
  • Entrance to Villa Carlotta and Palais Borromée.
  • Visit 6 panoramic lakes of Iseo, Como, St Moritz, Lugano, Maggiore and Orta.
  • Visit beautiful lakeside towns including Bellagio, Locarno, Ascona and Stresa.
  • Deluxe VIP transport and boat excursions on Lake Como and Lake Maggiore.
  • Airport transfers on first and last day.
  • Note: hotel city taxes, if applicable, are not included.

Upcoming Departures

CommencesConcludesPrice (twin share per person)Price (single supplement)
MilanMilan
15 May 202123 May 2021$8,390 AUD$4,200 AUD
19 June 202127 June 2021$8,390 AUD$4,200 AUD
17 July 202125 July 2021$8,390 AUD$4,200 AUD
4 September 202112 September 2021$8,390 AUD$4,200 AUD
25 September 20213 October 2021$8,390 AUD$4,200 AUD
14 May 202222 May 2022$8,390 AUD$4,200 AUD
18 June 202226 June 2022$8,390 AUD$4,200 AUD
16 July 202224 July 2022$8,390 AUD$4,200 AUD
3 September 202211 September 2022$8,390 AUD$4,200 AUD
24 September 20222 October 2022$8,390 AUD$4,200 AUD
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Commences: 24 September 2022 Conclude: 2 October 2022 Prices (twin share): $8,390 AUD Prices (single): $4,200 AUD Availability:
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Day: 1 Milan

Welcome to Milan for the start of an unforgettable adventure covering Italy and Switzerland’s beautiful lakes and mountains. On arrival, transfer to your centrally located hotel to freshen up, before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.

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Day: 2 Milan – Franciacorta – Lake Iseo – Lake Como

(B, L)

Visit the Franciacorta region, characterised by rolling hills and perfect soil for the cultivation of grapes. Enjoy a tasting of the area’s most famous export, Franciacorta sparkling wine, followed by a light lunch. Afterward, enjoy leisure time in Lake Iseo to perhaps cruise the crystal-clear waters of Lake Iseo, surrounded by lush green mountains with time to stroll the Lake’s stunning Island. Monte Isola is the largest Lake Island in Italy and with a peak of 600 metres above sea level, is one of the highest in Europe. Afterward, continue to Lake Como for an evening at leisure in your amazing hotel.

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Day: 3 Lake Como

(B, L)

Explore magnificent Lake Como, a popular retreat for aristocrats and the wealthy since Roman times. The Lake is of glacial origin and has been voted one of the 20 most beautiful lakes in the world. Cruise the lake to visit Bellagio, the famous village located on a beautiful promontory with cute shops and cobbled alleyways. Afterward, enjoy lunch and magnificent views on the Lake’s only island, Isola Comacina, before finishing with a visit to Villa Carlotta. The Villa boasts luxurious interiors and an exquisite 17-acre garden decorated with sculptures, stairs, fountains and over 500 species of plants.

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Day: 4 Lake Como

(B)

Enjoy the entire day at your leisure. Options include a visit to Varenna or Menaggio; visit Villa del Balbianello as featured in many films such as Casino Royale; lunch at the exclusive Villa d’Este or relax in the hotel’s opulent spa and pool.

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Day: 5 Lake Como – Tirano – St Moritz – Lugano

(B)

Depart for a train ride aboard the iconic Bernina Express. The stunning journey twists, turns and loops through incredible landscapes and across amazing bridges, following the historic Rhaetian Railway which is UNESCO World Heritage Listed. On arrival in St Moritz, enjoy a guided tour of this Alpine resort that stands at a crisp 5,910 feet above sea level. Afterward, have time for lunch and a stroll along the lake, before departing to your sexy Lugano hotel with a stunning view.

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Day: 6 Lugano

(B)

Enjoy the entire day at leisure to explore this beautiful Italian speaking Swiss town. Stroll the pedestrian streets and piazzas littered with designer stores; people watch in Piazza della Riforma ringed with pastel coloured, neo classical palazzi; or stroll Lake Lugano’s scenic promenade.

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Day: 7 Lugano – Locarno – Ascona – Stresa

(B)

Our Swiss discovery continues with a quick stop in Locarno with enough time to lose yourself in its maze of speciality craft stores. Continue to the quaint village of Ascona on the Swiss shores of Lake Maggiore. Enjoy time for an independent lunch at one of Ascona’s many lakeside café’s before crossing through stunning snow-capped mountains to return to Italy. On arrival, experience Lake Maggiore from a different perspective with a relaxing evening at leisure.

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Day: 8 Stresa – Isola Bella – Stresa

(B)

Enjoy a morning guided tour to learn about Lake Maggiore, Stresa and its nearby villages. The tour includes the ferry to Isola Bella, one of the Borromean Islands for a visit to the fishing village and the beautiful Palazzo Palais Borromée with its Italianate Gardens. Afterward, return to Stresa for an afternoon at leisure.

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Day: 9 Stresa – Lake Orta – Milan

(B, L)

Visit Lake Orta which features the beautiful Island, Isola San Giulio and many lakeside villages including Orta San Guilio, Omegna and Pettenasco. Enjoy time to visit Orta San Guilio and soak up the Lake’s atmosphere before celebrating with a memorable closing lunch. Afterward, if not extending your stay with us on a post-tour extension, transfer to a Milan airport or Milan centre.

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