(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Lausanne, Interlaken, Lucerne, Lake Como
This private tour of Switzerland and Italy is an ideal combination of villages, Alpine landscapes, great food, and luxury hotels in Switzerland and a stay in Lake Como at one of Italy's most beautiful hotels.
Begin in Lausanne and the beautiful Lake Geneva region with three nights at one of Switzerland’s most luxurious lakeside resort hotels. During private touring, explore the Old Town and take a private excursion into the surrounding countryside. Visit the Lavaux wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of 800-year-old terraced vineyards that skirt the edge of Lake Geneva and offer dramatic views of the Alps. Taste Chasselas and other delicious local varietals in Lavaux cellars, and perhaps enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the finest restaurants in Switzerland. Also, tour Chateau de Chillon—Switzerland’s most interesting castle—which sits on a small island in Lake Geneva and offers evocative insights into the daily life of medieval aristocracy.
Another day, enjoy a private excursion to the atmospheric hill town of Gruyeres to tour a local cheese maker and perhaps visit the nearby factory of one of Switzerland’s premier chocolate makers. Alternatively, visit Geneva, which sits on the shore of Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Alps. Enjoy a private tour of the city, including the highlights of the Old Town and interesting local museums or opt to explore Watch Valley, home to some of the world’s most renowned watchmakers.
Next, you will be transferred to Interlaken. En route, stop in Bern, the beautiful capital of Switzerland, for a private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town.
In Interlaken, the gateway to the dramatic mountain landscapes of the Berner Oberland, stay two nights at the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa, an excellent and historic resort hotel. Enjoy a privately guided excursion into the Swiss Alps aboard mountain trains. On arrival at Jungfraujoch, known as the “Top of Europe” (elevation 11,388 feet), see enormous glaciers, impressive Alpine peaks such as the Eiger, and verdant valleys far below. Throughout the journey, stop in villages such as Wengen and Grindelwald to hike or take in the spectacular views as you please.
Continue to Lucerne, a picture-perfect Swiss town on the shore of Lake Lucerne. With your private guide, explore the highlights of the Old Town and, if desired, also visit the Swiss Transport Museum. One day, enjoy a privately guided excursion in the region. Take a cruise across Lake Lucerne, passing lakeside farmhouses and small villages clustered at the bottom of high peaks. Then, take a cog railway up iconic Mount Pilatus for panoramic views over the lake and mountains, and perhaps opt for hiking and other outdoor adventures in the fresh mountain air.
Next, you will be transferred to Lake Como via St. Gottard Road Pass, a mountain route connecting Northern and Southern Switzerland. This scenic drive offers spectacular views of the countryside. Spend two nights at the Villa D'Este, situated on the verdant shores of Lake Como. Built in 1568 as a private residence, this neoclassical villa is one of Europe most acclaimed luxury hotels in Europe. While there, enjoy a private boat excursion to Bellagio, one of Europe's most picturesque towns, to explore the beautiful backstreets and exquisite gardens at Villa Melzi. During free time, enjoy the resort's legendary pool that floats on the lake, take romantic strolls through its gardens, and enjoy the hotel's extensive leisure options.
This tour can be extended to include additional time in Italy, or it can be combined with destinations in Germany, France, Austria or other countries.
Arrive Geneva – Lausanne
Private transfer to Lausanne for 3 nights
Lausanne & vicinity
Full-day private excursion to Chateau de Chillon and Lavaux wine region
Privately guided excursion to Gruyeres or other regional attractions
Lausanne – Interlaken
Private transfer to resort hotel for 2 nights with private touring en route
Interlaken & Berner Oberland
Full-day privately guided excursion to Jungfraujoch
Interlaken – Lucerne
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights with private touring en route
Lucerne & Mt. Pilatus
Privately guided excursion on Lake Lucerne and Mount Pilatus
Lucerne – Lake Como
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights via St. Gotthard Road Pass
Half-day excursion by private boat with guide, including Bellagio and lake attractions
Private transfer to airport in Milan
Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa
Per person based on four travelers/two rooms
Per person based on two travelers/double occupancy
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