Rows of vineyard terraces in famous Lavaux wine region, Switzerland

Unrivaled Luxury with Unbridled Time: Switzerland & Northern Italy Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Italy, Switzerland

Places Visited

Lausanne, Interlaken, Lucerne, Lake Como...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Let the luxury of Switzerland embrace you like the comforts of a soothing mountain breeze on warm summer’s day. From the dramatic view of the sky-piercing Alps to the indulgent flavors of a hidden wine region, Benedictine monasteries continue to decorate the city skyline with vibrant spires and crystal clear lakes reflect the candy-colored facades of old homes. Delight in the beauty and history of the mountains. Listen to the folklore and stroll along the ramparts of medieval castles. Treat yourself...

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Trip Highlights

  • Relish a private moment with a master watchmaker to learn about the history of Swiss watches and design a one-of-a-kind personalized watch
  • Traverse the trails of the Lavaux Wine Region to sample the landscape with its captivating sights and enchanting flavors
  • Learn how cheese makers produce the famous Swiss cheese of the high Alps with a visit to an historical cheese factory near Gruyeres
  • Visit the medieval castle-clad town of Bellinzona located in the Swiss Alps near the border of Italy
  • Witness the inner workings of the celebrated, historic clock tower of Bern, known as the Zytglogge
  • Enjoy the magnificent lakes and mountain peak scenery as you travel along the unique roadway of St. Gotthard Pass
  • View the unique folkloric statues of Bern that depict heroes, historical figures, and villains of regional repute
  • Indulge in the comforts of five-star accommodations and decadent cuisine connecting the heritage of Switzerland with its surroundings 

Detailed Description

Luxury means privacy, beauty, and opulence during your 10-day tour of Switzerland that takes you across the border to Italy’s Lake Como. The comforts of the Alps begin with your arrival at the Geneva airport as your private transfer meets you near baggage claim to escort you to the city of Lausanne.  Located on the shores of Lake Geneva, settle in at your hotel, and then your guide will lead you on a private tour of the historical resort-style city that is filled with antique beauty and mountainside charm. Next morning, you will venture into the Lavaux Wine Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over 800 years of terraced vineyards. Sample the variety of wines and visit the unique castle of Chateau de Chillon, located on a small island in the waters of Lake Geneva.

As your journey continues, you will have a private excursion to the stunning medieval village of Gruyeres. Stroll along the old streets and visit a local cheese factory to learn about the methods used both today and throughout history. You will also have time to explore the fabulous streets of Geneva, one of Switzerland’s largest cities, located on the shores of Lake Geneva. Travel next to Interlaken and stop in the exciting capital city of Bern. A private tour takes you through the old streets that wind along a sandstone hill before it reaches Interlaken. Next day, you will explore the comforts and luxuries of Interlaken with a visit to the stunning historical resorts that overlook the Jungfrau massif. Make your way up to the Schynige Platte peak for a panorama of the mountaintops by way of an unforgettable scenic train ride. Continue to Lucerne and tour the old city with a private guide.

Enjoy a scenic cruise around Lake Lucerne before you visit with a master watchmaker to design, and craft, a personalized Swiss watch. If there is time, you can travel to the top of Mount Pilatus to enjoy the panorama of the Berner Oberland region. Travel next to the St. Gotthard Road Pass that connects Northern and Southern Switzerland. Stop in the villages along the way, including the castle-clad town of Bellinzona before you reach the magnificent Italian city of Como. Indulge in the comfortable grounds of your luxurious accommodation and explore the small towns and fantastic villas around Lake Como. Conclude as your private transfer meets you at the hotel to escort you to Milan at the Malpensa Airport for your flight home. 

Starting Price

$4,385 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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