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Switzerland & Italy 13 Day Tour

Summer 2019

Tour Highlights:

* Provide American Breakfast, Swiss Fondue and local cuisine to sample Switzerland & Italy’s culinary culture.
* Experience vintage funicular train and unique double-decker cable car to Mt. Stanserhorn for panoramic view of Lake Lucerne
* 3 most famous mountains of the Alps: Matterhorn (4478 m), Mont Blanc (4807 m) & Jungfraujoch (4158 m)
* Take cog rail train & cable car to Gornergrat for spectacular view of Matterhorn
* Take cable car to viewpoint for panoramic view of Mont Blanc
* Chillon Castle located on the shore of Lake Geneva is the most visited historical monument in Switzerland
* Bern: The capital of Switzerland and well preserved medieval town. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
* Interlaken, a small town located between lakes, a perfect year-round vacation destination
* Take train to the top of the world train station for spectacular view of Jungfraujoch
* Lucerne located at the north end of Lake Lucerne, a medieval town with narrow cobblestone streets, covered bridge just like a story-book images.
* Lugano: lies on Lake Lugano, surrounded by mountains. A cosmopolitan city with southern European charm
* Lake Garda Cruise
* Train ride between enchanting Cinque Terre villages
* Milan, the capital of major world fashion boutique and designer
* Provide one bottle of mineral water per person per day on the coach
* Provide headset service for 15 and more guests per group for better sightseeing experience

★Entrance Fee & Transportation Included

Day 1 USA / Zurich, Switzerland

Today, we will take overnight flight to Zurich-the largest city in Switzerland, arrive the next day.

Day 2 Zurich

Upon arrival, city tour will follow: to Bahnhofplaz, the main area for window-shopping. There are many luxury stores from watches to fashion boutiques. You can also take a walk along Lake Zurich.

Meal: Dinner / Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriot Hotel Zurich North or similar

Day 3 Zurich-77km-Stanserhorm-30km-Lucerne

After breakfast, depart for Stan, then take ★vintage funicular train and ★double-decker cable car to Mt. Stanserhorn and enjoy panorama view of all mountains and Lake Lucerne. Continue to Lucerne, a medieval town. We will visit Lion Monument, Kapell Bridge and old town.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                     Dinner / Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Hotel AstoriaLLucern or similar

Day 4 Lucerne-72.6km-Interlaken

After breakfast, depart for Interlaken, we will take ★cog rail train and climb up to Sphinx—the highest railway station in Europe. At the top of Europe—the Jungfraujoch, spectacular views of the Swiss Alps & Aletsch Glacier will take your breath away. We will have lunch here while you enjoy magnificent view. Tonight, enjoy fondue dinner along with folk dance performance.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel         Lunch / Jungfrau Western Cuisine   Dinner / Swiss fondue & show
Hotel: Metropole Hotel Interlaken or similar

Day 5 Interlaken-55.6km-Bern-88.5km-Montreux-86km-Chamonix, France

After breakfast, we will depart for Bern. Upon arrival, city tour will follow: old town hall, Clock Tower, Rose Garden. Continue to Montreux, a city nestles in a sheltered Lake Geneva Bay. We will visit ★Chillon Castle, which made popular by Lord Byron, who wrote the poem “The Prisoner of Chillon”. Afternoon, depart for Chamonix, located in the south-east of France.

Meal: Breakfast / American Breakfast at hotel                            Dinner / Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Les Bossons Hotel Chamonix or similar

Day 6 Chamonix-149km-Zermatt

This morning, we will take ★cable car to Mt. Blanc via Plan de l’Aiguille and Aiguille du Midi. Both ascending and descending offer stunning view of Alpine meadows, cliff rocks and snow. Later, we will depart for Zermatt by ★train(today we are touring high altitude area, please consult with your doctor if you need medication or not before departure)

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                                           Dinner / Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Best Western Alpen Resort Zermatt or similar

Day 7 Zermatt

Zermatt is located at the Valais, Switzerland, at an elevation of 1,620 meters. It is a popular mountaineering & ski resort town of the Swiss Alps. This morning, we will take ★cogwheel train to Gornergrat for spectacular view of Mt. Zermatt.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                           Dinner / Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Best Western Alpen Resort Zermatt or similar

Day 8 Zermatt-198km-Lake Maggiore-32km-Lugano

After breakfast, we will depart for Lake Maggiore, located on the south side of the Alps and the second largest lake in Italy. Later, depart for ★Isola Bella by ferry. Upon arrival, city tour will follow: ★Borromeo Plaza & Garden. Continue to Luggano, we will visit old town and main square.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                           Dinner / Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Hotel de la Paix Lugano or similar

Day 9 Lugano-33km-Lake Como District

After breakfast, depart for Cadenabbia, then take ferry to Bellagio, after brief stop at Bellagio, we will travel to Lake Como-most popular lake in Italy by ★ferry. Shaped like an inverted Y giving it a long perimeter. Lake Como is surrounded by beautiful villas and resort villages. After dinner, to hotel & check-in.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                           Dinner / Western Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: Barchetta Excelsior Hotel or similar

Day 10 Lake Como-156km-Lake Garda-40km-Verona

After breakfast, depart for Lake Garda, where many picturesque villages, medieval castles and lakeside promenades dot the shoreline. We will take 30 minutes ★cruise to beautiful Lake Garda. Continue to Verona, where Shakespeare’s famous play took place. Upon arrival, we will visit 2000 years old ★Arena and ★ Juliet House.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                                 Dinner / Chinese Cuisine, 8 dishes & 1 soup
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Verona Fieraor similar

Day 11 Verona-107km-Modena-175km-La Spezia

After breakfast, depart for Modena, we will visit ★The Cathedral and Ghirlandina Tower–one of the finest Roman cathedral in Italy. Continue to La Spezia—one of the main Italian military and commercial harbors. We will overnight in Spezia.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                                   Dinner / Seafood Cuisine, 3 courses
Hotel: NH Hotel La Spezia or similar

Day 12 La Spezia-225km-Milan

Today, we will travel to enchanting Cinque Terre, a stretch of five fishing villages—Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Monterosso and Vernazza. It is one of the most uncontaminated areas in the Mediterranean Sea. Cinque Terre offer beautiful footpaths with breathtaking view. We will travel by ★ train between two villages. Later, depart for Milan, city tour will follow: The Cathedral, Galleria Emanuele and Scala Opera House.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel                           Dinner / Chinese Buffet
Hotel: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Milan or similar

Day 13 Milan / USA

Today, transfer to airport for homebound flight to US and ends this unforgettable journey.

Meal: American Breakfast at hotel

Fares TOUR FARES (LAND ONLY)

Departure Date 2019 Adult Child Single Supplement Reserve Now
4/16 $3,850 $3,550 $900
5/01 $3,850 $3,550 $900
6/11 $3,850 $3,550 $900
7/16 $3,850 $3,550 $900
8/20 $3,850 $3,550 $900
9/03 $3,850 $3,550 $900
10/01 $3,850 $3,550 $900

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Tour Fare include: 4 star Hotel, Breakfast(11), Lunch(1), Dinner(11), Transportation & Entrance Fee

Tour Fare exclude: Airfare, Personal expense, any expense not included in our itinerary, Tips(Tour Leader, Bus Driver, Tour Guide: Euro 10.00 per day), Visa Fee. Travel Insurance (If full payment paid 60 days prior to departure date, we offer travel medical insurance for US residents only)

** If you purchase air ticket on your own, your arrival time to the first destination and your departure time from last destination to U.S. must be the same as our group. If not the same, you must arrange your own transportation to meet group and to aiport on the last day **

Notes:
*Tour fare is per person in double occupancy
*Child Fee: 2-11 years old share bed with parents, otherwise will be count as adult fare
* Single supplement is for one person occupying one single room with one bed

*Tour fare, air ticket, airport tax and fuel surcharge are subject to change base on fluctuation in price, please contact us for more info

* We reserve the right to modify the itinerary and price change 30 days prior to tour departure date