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

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  • Collette, Inc.

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 Lake 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
  • Enjoy stunning Alpine views on the GoldenPass panoramic train.
  • Soak up the mountain air with 2 nights in the Alpine village of Zermatt.
  • Explore the "Swiss Paradise on the Lake," Lucerne.
  • Savor a wine and cheese pairing at an Italian family farm.
  • Sit down for dinner on the Isola dei Pescatori in Lago Maggiore.
  • Enjoy a three-course lunch aboard the Glacier Express train.
  • 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.
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


Destinations
  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
Tour Types
  • Scenic
  • Walking
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Rail
  • Traditional Coach
  • 50 plus
  • Couples
  • Seniors
  • Museum
  • Sightseeing

Location: Lucerne

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.

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Location: Lucerne

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.

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Accommodation Name: Waldstaetterhof

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Location: Lucerne

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.

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Accommodation Name: Pollux

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Location: Lucerne, GoldenPass, Montreux, Zermatt

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.

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Accommodation Name: Pollux

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Location: Zermatt

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.

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Accommodation Name: Steffani

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Location: Zermatt, Glacier Express SBB, Saint Moritz

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.

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Accommodation Name: Zacchera s

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Location: Saint Moritz, Bernina Pass, Lago Maggiore

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.

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Accommodation Name: Zacchera s

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Location: Lake Maggiore

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.

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Accommodation Name: Grand Hotel Dino Baveno

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Location: Lake Maggiore

Your scenic journey ends today in Lago Maggiore.

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Included
  • Accommodation
  • Drinks with Meals
    -(non-alcoholic)
  • Train Tickets
    -(if train occurs once tour starts and before tour ends – i.e. not airport transfers)
  • Meals – Half Board
  • Fully Guided

Not Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
    -
  • Country Entry Visas
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  • Tipping and Gratuities
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No, unless you purchase and land and air package from Collette.
No, the fees associated with required Visa’s are an additional expense.
We can accommodate children as young as 5 years old, provided they are traveling / rooming with a parent or legal guardian.
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
Yes, our Customer Care center would be happy to help.
That will vary by country of residence and country destination.
Primarily, yes. All of the coaches used must meet rigourous safety and cleanliness standards.
Yes. Baggage is limited to 1 checked bag and 1 carry per person.
Absolutley. Out tours are crafted with that in mind – striking a balance between included experiences and time to explore on your own.
Varies by tour, but typically thjey are 4* / 4*+, and an occaissional 5*
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.
Yes, you will receive full information within the weeks leading up to your departure.
Yes, most likely. Our tours draw travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia, predominatly.
Yes, an experienced Tour Manager, with the passion for travel, discovery and the destination - will guide you through your journey from start to finish,

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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Start:Italy
Finish:Switzerland
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Medium, Activity Level 3
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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