Trip Overview

Alpine Italy and Switzerland

Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 16 Reviews
Private tour to Italy, Switzerland

Explore the best sights of Northern Italy from Venice, Verona and Como to beautiful Switzerland towns Lugano, Lucerne and Zurich in 13 days. As a highlight of your trip, take a cogwheel train across the world's steepest railway passing through lush Alpine meadows.

Alpine Italy and Switzerland

13 days6 cities
ItalySwitzerland2 countries
Private tour to Italy, Switzerland
From
$6,495
Tour rating: 4.87 / 5, Based on 16 Reviews

Explore the best sights of Northern Italy from Venice, Verona and Como to beautiful Switzerland towns Lugano, Lucerne and Zurich in 13 days. As a highlight of your trip, take a cogwheel train across the world's steepest railway passing through lush Alpine meadows.

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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 to Venice
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the Venice - one of the most charming cities of Italy. Upon arrival, you have a private water-taxi transfer to the hotel for the check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

Day 2
Venice Sightseeing Tour
City tour
City tour

After having delicious breakfast at your hotel you meet your private guide to start a touring program around Venice. During the tour you visit St. Mark's Basilica, where you can see the astonishing Pala D'Oro altar as well as the Treasury.

Day 3
Free Day & Transfer to Lake Garda
Free day
Free day

Today is a free day for you to explore and savor Venice! If you would like to have a scheduled itinerary for that day, we have prepared an optional tour to the islands of Murano and Burano. Afternoon transfer to Lake Garda.

Ca’Pisani Hotel, Venice
4

The beautiful Ca’Pisani Hotel is housed in a 16th-century edifice and invites guests to take advantage of the nice La Rivista bar, Turkish bath, as well as the amazing rooftop terrace, providing a breathtaking view over scenic Venice.

car
Venice
Sirmione
1 hr 30 min

Enjoy the beautiful views of Northern Italy as one of our drivers takes you from one of the most romantic cities in the world to the city, set on Lake Garda. This route to Sirmione allows you to enjoy the scenic small Italian villages and beautiful dales along the way. 

Sirmione

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

Following breakfast you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy an amazing walking tour of Sirmione.

Day 5
Day Trip to Verona & Winery Visit
Day tour
Day tour
Tasting
Tasting

Today you explore Verona - renown worldwide for being the place of action of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". Today you get to explore the main highlights of the city.

Hotel Olivi Thermae, Sirmione
4

Hidden in the olive groves, the beautiful property is just a couple of minutes away from the magnificent Lake Garda. All rooms are air-conditioned and have LCD TVs, free Wi-Fi and minibars. The hotel’s famous Thermae & Natural Spa services.

car
Sirmione
Como
1 hr 40 min

A comfortable car ride is a great option to get to Lake Como. Sit back and enjoy the unique beauty of Italian nature as one of our trusted drivers takes you on a breathtaking journey through Northen Italy.

 

Como

third destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Transfer to Como & Sightseeing
City tour
City tour
Boat ride
Boat ride

Following breakfast you check out from the Sirmione hotel, and driver transfers you to Como which is located on the shore of the other stunningly beautiful lake - Lake Como. Once you check-in at the hotel, you meet your local guide who shows you around.

Day 7
Free Day Near Lake Como or Optional Trip
Free day
Free day

Today you have a free day to spend near the Lake Como or you can choose an optional day trip to Milan or Bellagio. 

Palace Hotel, Como
4

Set on the shores of the breathtaking Lake Como, the impressive Palace Hotel is housed in an Art Nouveau Palace near the beautiful Teatro Sociale and the stunning Como Cathedral. Guests are invited to stay in the comfortable air-conditioned rooms.

car
Como
Lugano
30 min

Enjoy traveling with a trusted driver from Northern Italy to the Swiss city of Lugano. On your way there, you'll pass two breathtaking lakes and dozens of beautiful towns.

Lugano

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

Following breakfast, you check out from your Como hotel, meet your private driver in the hotel lobby and have a transfer to Lugano. The city stands on the northern shore of glacial Lake Lugano, surrounded by beautiful mountains.

Day 9
Free Day in Lugano or Optional Tour
Free day
Free day

Today you have a free day in Lugano so you can choose any of the optional day trips available.

Hotel Lugano Dante Center, Lugano
4

The beautiful Hotel Lugano Dante Center boasts a great location in Lugano’s pedestrian area in the historical center of the city. Guests are offered to stay in the comfortable air-conditioned rooms, equipped with cable TVs, free Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms.

train
Lugano
Lucerne
2 hrs

Travel across Switzerland onboard a modern train taking you through some of the most picturesque areas in the country. With plenty of legroom and spacious luggage compartments, the train also provides power sockets and other necessary amenities for your comfort. 

Lucerne

fifth destination
2 days in the city
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 10
Train to Lucerne
Free day
Free day

After breakfast you check out from your Lugano hotel and head to the railway station for a train ride to Lucerne. Upon arrival you go to your centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Day 11
Exploring Lucerne Region
Day tour
Day tour
Boat ride
Boat ride

Today after breakfast you are invited to take an unforgettable trip that shows you the magnificent views of Mount Pilatus and the Lake Lucerne region. The tour starts with a cruise across the Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad.

Continental Park Hotel, Lucerne
4

Located right in the city center of Lucerne, the Continental Park Hotel offers guests comfortable rooms with LCD TVs, minibars, free Wi-Fi, and invites guests to enjoy the on-site Italian restaurant with a charming garden terrace.

train
Lucerne
Zurich
50 min

Sit back and enjoy the views while traveling across some of the most beautiful towns and sceneries in Switzerland on your way to Zurich.

Zurich

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

After breakfast you check out from the Lucerne hotel and you are taken to the rail station to board the train which takes you to Zurich in less than an hour. Upon arrival, you are transferred to the hotel from where you enjoy a perfectly-planned sightseeing tour.

Day 13
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the final day of your tour. Following breakfast you check-out from the hotel and your driver takes you to the airport for the departure. 

Central Plaza Hotel, Zurich
4

The hotel boasts a great location right at Zurich’s Central Square and within a walking distance from the major sights of the city. It provides comfortable guestrooms, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, including flat-screen TVs, personal bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located and lakeside 4-star hotels in Venice, Sirmione, Como, Lugano, Lucerne & Zurich; 
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class railway tickets on high-speed and regular trains: Lugano - Lucerne & Lucerne - Zurich; 
  • Water taxi in Venice upon arrival and departure; 
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

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

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • Convenient private transfers between cities throughout the program;
  • Use of various unique Swiss transport means;
  • Transfers along the Grand Canal by private water taxi for arrival and departure in Venice;
  • Guided visit to the vineyard of the world-known Valpolicella region with wine tasting;
  • Funicuar ride Como-Brunate to the panoramic observation platform over Como town and lake.

What To Know

  • In Italy you can expect to find some shops and restaurants closed from 1-4 p.m. as it is "Riposo" time, Italy’s midday siesta. Most places will be also closed on Sundays
  • Tipping in Italy's restaurants is included in the bill, the cover charge is called ”coperto”. A charge from $1 to $3 will be noted on the menu
  • Make sure you have coins, in Italy you will be typically charged from 1 to 2 Euros to enter a public restroom
  • Switzerland has one of the highest costs of living in the entire world, checking prices before ordering or buying souvenirs is highly recommended
  • Though Euros are sometimes accepted in touristy cities like Zurich and Bern, Switzerland uses the Swiss Franc. You will easily find ATMs in Switzerland, but we advice to bring a small amount of Swiss Francs anyways
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