Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains

Lucerne, Gstaad, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lake Como, Lago Maggiore

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 Maggiore, Italy. Spend time at a family-owned farm where you will 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.

Our prices start from

$ 3,199 LAND ONLY

9 Days • GUIDED • 11 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • On some dates additional accommodations may be used
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 3 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

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.

Day 2 - Lucerne, Switzerland - Tour Begins

Hotel Waldstaetterhof, Lucerne

Dinner Included

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

Day 3 - Lucerne

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

Hotel Waldstaetterhof, Lucerne

Breakfast Included

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. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4 - Lucerne - GoldenPass Train - Montreux - Zermatt

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

Hotel Pollux, Zermatt or Hotel National, Zermatt

Breakfast, Dinner Included

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. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5 - Zermatt

Hotel Pollux, Zermatt or Hotel National, Zermatt

Breakfast Included

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. Today breakfast will be included.

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

Hotel Steffani, St. Moritz

Breakfast, Lunch Included

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. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 7 - St. Moritz - Bernina Pass Train - Lago Maggiore

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

Zacchera Hotels, Lago Maggiore

Breakfast Included

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. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 8 - Lago Maggiore

Relish a traditional dinner on the Isola dei Pescatori in Italy's Lago Maggiore.

Zacchera Hotels, Lago Maggiore

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Travel to Domodossola, 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. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9 - Lago Maggiore- Tour Ends

Breakfast Included

Your thrilling Alpine journey ends today in Lago Maggiore

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and rail only, based on May 31, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $600. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Itinerary featured is for May 2021 – April 2022 tour departures. Departures prior will vary. On some dates alternate hotels may be used..

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