Explore the beauties of Switzerland, set in the alpine sceneries of idyllic mountains, turquoise blue lakes, glaciers and picturesque lakesides and enjoy the nature at its finest at some of the most beautiful lakes of Italy.
HIGHLIGHTS ON SWITZERLAND AND ITALIAN LAKES
Shopping on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich
Lake Geneva, Europe’s most beautiful lake
The ‘Top of Europe’: Jungfraujoch
Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands
Lake Como and its scenic towns
Arrival to Zurich airport. Meet and greet with your private guide/driver and check-in to the hotel. Free time to explore one of the Switzerland´s most beautiful cities – Zurich. Overnight in Zurich.
We start the day with a sightseeing tour of the main attractions of Zurich. Walk down the Bahnhofstrasse, one of the world’s most sophisticated shopping streets, visit St Peter’s Church with its world’s largest clock face, Zurich Opera House and the charming Old Town. We will also visit Lake Zurich where you can go on a boat cruise, bathe, do some sports activities like windsurfing or waterskiing or enjoy in one of the many restaurants aorund the lake which offer the best regional and seasonal specialties. In the evening drive to Berne for an overnight.
In the morning we will go on a tour of the Swiss capital. The Old City of Berne covers buildings dating from a variety of periods, include 15th-century arcades and 16th-century fountains and is today part of UNESCO World Heritage. Admire the Parliament Building, the Käfigturm (Prison Tower) and the famous Zytglogge (Clock Tower) – the oldest gate to the city of Bern from the 13th century. In the afternoon we continue towards Geneva for an overnight.
After breakfast we will go on a walking tour of Geneva to see some of its main attractions like Flower Clock, Geneva Fountain (Jet d’Eau), a water feature that propels water to a height of 140 meters and the Old Town. Continue to Lake Geneva, widely considered Europe’s most beautiful lake up to Montreux to visit of the romantic Chateau de Chillon. In the afternoon we continue with our Switzerland and Italian lakes tour with drive Stresa in North Italy for an overnight.
From the beautiful Stresa town we visit lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands. The three islands lie in a wide gulf surrounded by mountains and take their name from the aristocratic Borromean family. Explore the stunning palace and its gardens on Isola Bella, fascinating simplicity on Isola dei Pescatori and exotic atmosphere of the lush Isola Madre. Overnight in Stresa.
We continue to another amazing lake, Lake Como, a popular resort since the days of the Roman Empire. It is known for its natural beauty, elegant old villas and the scenic towns surrounding the lake. One of them is Bellagio, charming old town with century-old buildings, stone lanes and picturesque cobbled stairways. Overnight in Bellagio.
In the morning we return to Switzerland, to Lugano. Its beauty and gorgeous setting make it a popular holiday resorts. Wander through the lakeside parks and promenade, explore Lugano’s old town or take a boat ride to discover the diversity of the region. In the evening we drive to Locarno for an overnight.
First we explore Locarno, located on the northern shore of Lago Maggiore. The heart of the city is the Piazza Grande, well-known for its annual film festival. The most notable sight in Locarno is the pilgrimage church of Madonna del Sasso from where you can enjoy an extraordinary view of the city, the lake and the mountains. The tour than takes us to Interlaken, another resort town with amazing views of the mountains such as Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken.
Day trip from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch. In the morning we board a cogwheel train up the Jungfraujoch pass, admire the beautiful panoramas of Swiss countryside and arrive at Europe’s highest railway station, known as the ‘Top of Europe’. From the top we can enjoy magnificent panoramas of snow-capped Alpine and visit Europe’s largest glacier and Ice Palace, a cave located within a glacie. In the afternoon, journey back to Interlaken for an overnight.
The road takes us to Lucerne, set at the lakeside with an impressive mountainous panorama and known for its well-preserved medieval core and elegant historic buildings. The centerpiece of the town is, for sure, Chapel Bridge, one of the oldest, covered wooden bridges in Europe. In the evening we continue to Zurich for an overnight.
Transfer to the Zurich airport and end of services.
• Accommodation in double bed with breakfast in selected hotels
• Service of private guide/driver
• Rent of a private car/van for the time of the tour with all expenses (fuel, parkings, insurance…)
• Local guides for city tours in Zurich, Berne, Geneva, Lugano, Lucerne
• Entrance fees
• Return ticket for the cogwheel train to Jungfraujoch
• Organisation of the programme
Zurich is a lively, cosmopolitan city where you can never get bored. The highlight of its visit is definately its Old Town and Lake Zurich where you can go on a boat cruise, bathe, do some sports activities or just enjoy in one of the many restaurants around the lake.
Lake Geneva, widely considered Europe’s most beautiful lake with the romantic Chateau de Chillon, a former residence of the Counts of Savoy.
Pretty little town of Stresa overlooking the Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands. Stresa is one of the resort town next to the lake and offers some of the best hotels, restaurants and shops.
Lake Maggiore is one of the most popular and amazing Italian lakes, located on the edge of the Italian Alps, surrounded by lots of lovely little towns.
Its beauty and gorgeous setting make it a popular holiday resorts. Wander through the lakeside parks and promenade, explore Lugano’s old town or take a boat ride to discover the diversity of the region.
A popular resort since the days of the Roman Empire. It is known for its natural beauty, elegant old villas and the scenic towns surrounding the lake.
The Jungfraujoch station is the highest railway station in Europe .
A view through window of Jungfraujoch pass with beautiful panoramas of Swiss countryside.