Lake Como & Switzerland

Trips & Tours // Europe // 9 Days

Culinary, Culture/History, Educational


Including St. Moritz, Bergamo, Lake Maggiore, The Borromean Islands, Milan, and Lugano

Enjoy the beauty of Italy's Lake Region and sightseeing in Switzerland all from one hotel on famous Lake Como. Daily sightseeing includes Saint Moritz, Bergamo, Lake Maggiore, The Borromean Islands, Milan, Lugano, and more!

TAP Rating: TAP Superior


Highlights include:

  • Como tour
  • Boat cruise to Bellagio
  • Bergamo tour with funicular railroad ride
  • Cruise to Isola Bella
  • Borromeo Palace tour
  • Cruise to Isola dei Pescatori
  • Lugano
  • Milan city tour including "Last Supper" viewing
  • St. Moritz tour

DAY 1 – Fly to Italy
Under own arrangement.

DAY 2 –Lake Como
Upon arrival in Milan, board our motorcoach for a scenic drive to Lake Como. Check in at our 4-star hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner/overnight. Grand Hotel, Cadenabbia or similar (D)

DAY 3 –Como~Bellagio

Morning tour of Como, featuring the Piazza Cavour. In the afternoon, cruise from Como past gorgeous villas to picturesque Bellagio. Wander peaceful, narrow lanes and covered walkways with pastel  houses. Return to our hotel for dinner/overnight. Grand Hotel or similar (B, D)

DAY 4 – Bergamo

Today we visit Bergamo. Bergamo’s Old Town is on a hill, enclosed by ancient Venetian walls, with the modern city below. Our walking tour visits the Palazzo del Comune, Palazzo della Ragione, the magnificent Cathedral, St. Maria Maggiore, the Colleoni Chapel, and the Baptistery. Return to our hotel for dinner/overnight. Grand Hotel or similar (B, D)

DAY 5 – Lake Maggiore

Visit Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands. Drive to Stresa and cruise to Isola Bella for a tour of Borromeo Palace, and its magnificent gardens. Then on to tiny Isola dei Pescatori  with its narrow alleyways and romantic churches. Return to our hotel for dinner/overnight. Grand Hotel or similar (B, D)

DAY 6 – Lugano, Switzerland

Cross the border to Lugano, nestled in a bay surrounded by the Swiss Alps. Enjoy the town center, with its squares and arcades, parks, and Belvedere Garden. Returning, visit the Villa Carlotta. Dinner and overnight and our hotel. Grand Hotel or similar (B, D)

DAY 7 – Milan

Head south to stylish Milan. Sightseeing includes the Gothic Duomo, Teatro alla Scala, and the beautiful Renaissance Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. Grand Hotel or similar (B, D)

DAY 8 – St. Moritz, Switzerland

Head north to Castasegna over the Swiss border through the Maloja Pass to the legendary resort of St. Moritz. Our tour includes the Protestant Church, Old Cemetery, Schiefer Turm, and Olympic venues. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. Grand Hotel or similar (B, D)

DAY 9 – Return to U.S.

Transfer to Milan for your return flight. (B)

Departure Date: Tour Status: Price Per Person (U.S. Dollars):
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September 18, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,049$2,529$2,049
October 2, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,049$2,529$2,049

Arrival Instructions

Arrive to Milan, Italy by Mid-day via Milan Malpensa (MXP)


Departure Instructions

Depart from Milan, Italy after Morning via Milan Malpensa (MXP)


Payment Policy

Deposit: $ 400.00 per person due at time of booking - final payment due 75 days prior to departure


Cancellation Policy

Full refunds, minus a $25.00 service fee and the cost of insurance, will be returned to passengers if cancellation is given up to 90 days prior to tour departure date. Between 89 – 76 days prior to departure, the full deposit is non-refundable. Between 75 – 60 days prior to departure, 25% of the total tour price is forfeited. Between 59 – 45 days prior to departure, 50% of the total tour price is forfeited. Between 44 – 36 days prior to departure, 75% of the total tour price is forfeited. 35 days or less prior to departure, no refund.

All transfers and daily sightseeing aboard a deluxe, private, temperature-controlled motorcoach, with expert driver.
7-nights accommodations at a hotel at Lake Como, based on twin occupancy.
Porterage of luggage at the hotels.
Substantial buffet breakfast (BB) each morning and dinner (D) each evening.
Tickets for our boat cruises on Lake Como and Lake Maggiore.
Comprehensive sightseeing package as described in the itinerary, including entrance fees where applicable.
Services of a full-time Tour Escort who will accompany our group throughout the tour.
Expert English-speaking step-on guides where required.
All room and meal taxes, and gratuities to bellmen.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Fly to Italy
Under own arrangement.

DAY 2 –Lake Como
Upon arrival in Milan, board our motorcoach for a scenic drive to Lake Como. Check in at our 4-star hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner/overnight. Grand Hotel, Cadenabbia or similar (D)

DAY 3 –Como~Bellagio

Morning tour of Como, featuring the Piazza Cavour. In the afternoon, cruise from Como past gorgeous villas to picturesque Bellagio. Wander peaceful, narrow lanes and covered walkways with pastel  houses. Return to our hotel for dinner/overnight. Grand Hotel or similar (B, D)

DAY 4 – Bergamo

Today we visit Bergamo. Bergamo’s Old Town is on a hill, enclosed by ancient Venetian walls, with the modern city below. Our walking tour visits the Palazzo del Comune, Palazzo della Ragione, the magnificent Cathedral, St. Maria Maggiore, the Colleoni Chapel, and the Baptistery. Return to our hotel for dinner/overnight. Grand Hotel or similar (B, D)

DAY 5 – Lake Maggiore

Visit Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands. Drive to Stresa and cruise to Isola Bella for a tour of Borromeo Palace, and its magnificent gardens. Then on to tiny Isola dei Pescatori  with its narrow alleyways and romantic churches. Return to our hotel for dinner/overnight. Grand Hotel or similar (B, D)

DAY 6 – Lugano, Switzerland

Cross the border to Lugano, nestled in a bay surrounded by the Swiss Alps. Enjoy the town center, with its squares and arcades, parks, and Belvedere Garden. Returning, visit the Villa Carlotta. Dinner and overnight and our hotel. Grand Hotel or similar (B, D)

DAY 7 – Milan

Head south to stylish Milan. Sightseeing includes the Gothic Duomo, Teatro alla Scala, and the beautiful Renaissance Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. Grand Hotel or similar (B, D)

DAY 8 – St. Moritz, Switzerland

Head north to Castasegna over the Swiss border through the Maloja Pass to the legendary resort of St. Moritz. Our tour includes the Protestant Church, Old Cemetery, Schiefer Turm, and Olympic venues. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. Grand Hotel or similar (B, D)

DAY 9 – Return to U.S.

Transfer to Milan for your return flight. (B)

Pricing & Availability

Inclusions

All transfers and daily sightseeing aboard a deluxe, private, temperature-controlled motorcoach, with expert driver.
7-nights accommodations at a hotel at Lake Como, based on twin occupancy.
Porterage of luggage at the hotels.
Substantial buffet breakfast (BB) each morning and dinner (D) each evening.
Tickets for our boat cruises on Lake Como and Lake Maggiore.
Comprehensive sightseeing package as described in the itinerary, including entrance fees where applicable.
Services of a full-time Tour Escort who will accompany our group throughout the tour.
Expert English-speaking step-on guides where required.
All room and meal taxes, and gratuities to bellmen.



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