Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains featuring a cruise on Lake Maggiore and scenic trains in Switzerland & Italy

Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains featuring a cruise on Lake Maggiore and scenic trains in Switzerland & Italy

9 Days
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$3499
$3054

Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains featuring a cruise on Lake Maggiore and scenic trains in Switzerland & Italy

9 Days Starting in Italy and ending in Switzerland

Visiting:

Lucerne

,

GoldenPass

,

Montreux

,

Zermatt

,

Glacier Express SBB

,

Saint Moritz

,

Bernina Pass

,

Lake Maggiore

Tour operator:

Collette

Physical rating:

Medium, Activity Level 2

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

13077

Group size:

10 - 44

Age range:

5-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$3499

$3054 (USD)

Operator discount: $250

tourhub discount: $195


  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Balance due 56 days before departure

Tour Overview

Climb aboard legendary Alpine railways and set out on a journey across the captivating Alpine landscapes of Switzerland and Italy. Ride 3 legendary train routes – the GoldenPass Panoramic Train, the Glacier Express, and the Bernina Pass Train. Explore Lucerne, the "Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Relax in some of Europe’s most stunning and exclusive resort villages, including Zermatt, St Moritz and Lago Maggoire, Italy. Spend time at a family-owned farm where you sample their handmade cheeses paired with local wine. Cruise across one of the world’s most scenic lakes – Lago Maggiore. Across 2 countries, pass by towering mountain landscapes and discover quaint villages.

Highlights

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    Enjoy stunning Alpine views on the GoldenPass panoramic train.

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    Soak up the mountain air with 2 nights in the Alpine village of Zermatt.

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    Explore the "Swiss Paradise on the Lake," Lucerne.

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    Enjoy a three-course lunch aboard the Glacier Express train.

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    Savor a wine and cheese pairing at an Italian family farm.

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    Sit down for dinner on the Isola dei Pescatori in Lago Maggiore.

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    Cruise through Lago Maggiore and visit one of the beautiful Borromean Islands.

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    Stroll the lakeside boulevards of St. Moritz.

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    Journey through the Bernina Pass on one of the world’s most scenic railways.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Overnight Flight

Location:

  Lucerne


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Waldstaetterhof


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Breathtaking Alpine vistas await as you travel through Switzerland and Italy. Experience dramatic views while aboard railways and lake cruises, and enjoy cultural experiences in charming villages in the heart of Europe.

icon Day 2 : Lucerne, Switzerland - Tour Begins

Location:

  Lucerne


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Waldstaetterhof


Meals Included:

  Dinner


Arrive in Lucerne and enjoy some free time to explore this lakeside town on your own. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in the city.

icon Day 3 : Lucerne

Location:

  Lucerne


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Pollux


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Explore Lucerne, the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Follow the ancient pathways of the city on a walking tour through an Altstadt (Old Town), passing through the covered 14th-century Chapel Bridge. Along the way, see the famous Water Tower that once served as a prison. Pause at the renowned Lion Monument, carved from sandstone to commemorate heroic soldiers. The evening is yours.

icon Day 4 : Lucerne - GoldenPass Train - Montreux - Zermatt

Location:

  Lucerne, GoldenPass, Montreux, Zermatt


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Pollux


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner,


Travel to Gstaad and climb aboard the GoldenPass panoramic train, taking in breathtaking Alpine views along the route to Montreux. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time in this resort town, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva. End your day in the car-less village of Zermatt.

icon Day 5 : Zermatt

Location:

  Zermatt


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Steffani


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Choose how you discover Zermatt because it’s your choice! Explore on foot during a guided walking tour -OR- experience Zermatt independently before visiting the Matterhorn Museum; learn more about the triumph and tragedy behind the first ascent of this imposing peak. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

icon Day 6 : Zermatt - Glacier Express Train - St. Moritz

Location:

  Zermatt, Glacier Express SBB, Saint Moritz


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Zacchera s


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch,


Traverse bridges and tunnels while aboard the world-renowned narrow gauge Glacier Express. Enjoy the natural beauty of this route through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Filled with forests, fragrant meadows, gurgling streams and deep valleys, it’s a mountain dream come to life. While onboard, relax and enjoy a 3-course lunch. Arrive in St. Moritz and enjoy the evening at leisure to relax or stroll the lakeside boulevard.

icon Day 7 : St. Moritz - Bernina Pass Train - Lago Maggiore, Italy

Location:

  Saint Moritz, Bernina Pass, Lake Maggiore


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Zacchera s


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Traveling along one of the world’s most scenic railways, journey through the Bernina Pass en route to Tirano, Italy. Take in the striking landscapes of the Swiss and Italian Alps throughout your voyage, including the famed Morteratsch Glacier. Experience sweeping coastal views on your drive along the picturesque shores of Lake Como. Continue to Lago Maggiore, a tranquil resort area with crystal clear waters set against the backdrop of the Alps. Enjoy a local wine tasting and settle in for a 2-night stay.

icon Day 8 : Lago Maggiore

Location:

  Lake Maggiore


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Grand Hotel Dino Baveno


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner,


Travel to Oira, an ancient village nestled in the mountains. Visit a family farm to see a different side to Alpine life. Learn about the artisan cheeses that they produce before sampling their creations, paired with the region’s local wines. Return to your hotel for a free afternoon. As the day draws to a close, board a private boat for a cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, one of the stunning Borromean Islands. On the island, toast to the end of your Alpine adventure and savor a traditional farewell dinner.

icon Day 9 : Lago Maggiore - Tour Ends

Location:

  Lake Maggiore


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Your scenic journey ends today in Lago Maggiore.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

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    Drinks with Meals

    (non-alcoholic)

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    Train Tickets

    (if train occurs once tour starts and before tour ends – i.e. not airport transfers)

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    Meals – Half Board

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    Fully Guided

What's Not Included

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Tipping and Gratuities

Experiences

  • Cruise through Lago Maggiore and visit one of the beautiful Borromean Islands.
  • Stroll the lakeside boulevards of St. Moritz.
  • Journey through the Bernina Pass on one of the world’s most scenic railways.

Options

Lucerne: Mount Pilatus

Enjoy the splendor of pure nature while gliding over a clear landscape in panoramic gondolas and spectacular cable cars. Ascend Pilatus via a unique excursion on the steepest railway of the world with a gradient of 48%. Upon arrival at the top, soak in the magnificent Alpine view from 7,000 ft. above sea level. During leisure time at the summit, stroll the walkway for views from a different vantage point, or enjoy Swiss culinary delights on your own in one of the various restaurants (lunch is not included). Return back down the mountain by panoramic gondola for yet another bird’s eye view. Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 15 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. This option is available during the months of May - November. On occasion, this option may not be available due to inclement weather. Highest elevation: 7,000 feet.

Price: £85


Check out our Q&As

Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

Yes, an experienced Tour Manager, with the passion for travel, discovery and the destination - will guide you through your journey from start to finish,

What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

Varies by tour.

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

We can accommodate children as young as 5 years old, provided they are traveling / rooming with a parent or legal guardian.

Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

Absolutley. Out tours are crafted with that in mind – striking a balance between included experiences and time to explore on your own.

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No, the fees associated with required Visa’s are an additional expense.

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, our Customer Care center would be happy to help.

    Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    That will vary by country of residence and country destination.

    Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes, you will receive full information within the weeks leading up to your departure.

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes.

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, with few exception.

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    Varies by tour, but typically thjey are 4* / 4*+, and an occaissional 5*

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes, it varies by tour.

    What is the tipping policy?

    Igratuities for included meals and accommodation housekeeping are included. It is customary to tip you Tour Manager and driver at the end of the tour.

    Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Yes. Baggage is limited to 1 checked bag and 1 carry per person.

    What is the maximum group size?

    Varies by tour.

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No, unless you purchase and land and air package from Collette.

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes, most likely. Our tours draw travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia, predominatly.

    Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify information you will be pro

    Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes.

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Primarily, yes. All of the coaches used must meet rigourous safety and cleanliness standards.

    Are flights included in this tour?

    No.

    What currencies are required for this tour?

    Local currency.

Dates & Availability

Monday

Oct 03, 2022

Tuesday

Oct 11, 2022
  • Operator discount: $250 (USD)

  • tourhub discount: $195 (USD)

  • Discount
$3499
$3054 (USD)
$3499
$3054 (USD)

Operator discount: $250

tourhub discount: $195

Discount

Monday

Apr 17, 2023

Tuesday

Apr 25, 2023
  • Operator discount: $150 (USD)

  • tourhub discount: $201 (USD)

  • Discount
$3499
$3148 (USD)
$3499
$3148 (USD)

Operator discount: $150

tourhub discount: $201

Discount

Monday

May 08, 2023

Tuesday

May 16, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $216 (USD)

$3599
$3383 (USD)
$3599
$3383 (USD)

tourhub discount: $216

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    Up to 300 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 15 days before tour starts: 50% of tour cost.

    At 1 days before tour starts: 100% of tour cost.

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Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains featuring a cruise on Lake Maggiore and scenic trains in Switzerland & Italy

9 Days Starting in Italy and ending in Switzerland

Visiting:

Lucerne

,

GoldenPass

,

Montreux

,

Zermatt

,

Glacier Express SBB

,

Saint Moritz

,

Bernina Pass

,

Lake Maggiore

Tour operator:

Collette

Physical rating:

Medium, Activity Level 2

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

13077

Group size:

10 - 44

Age range:

5-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$3499

$3054 (USD)

Operator discount: $250

tourhub discount: $195


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  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Balance due 56 days before departure

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