Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland

Bountiful Beauty: Discover Italy, Switzerland & France Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

France, Italy, Switzerland

Places Visited

Milan, Lake Maggiore, Stresa, Lucerne...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Europe is a coveted destination for its well-preserved history, vibrant culture, captivating art, and enchanting cuisine. Your custom tailored tour takes you on an incredible journey through Italy, Switzerland, and France to immerse you in picture perfect panoramas and fairy tale towns. The aroma of Swiss chocolate winds along cobblestone streets as the characters of da Vinci’s Last Supper stare down at you from their position on the wall. The stained glass windows of a 13th-century French Gothic...

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the stunning artistry and giant proportions of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper in Milan
  • Discover the natural wonder of glacial waterfalls that cascade down massive granite cliffs in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland
  • Travel along Switzerland’s steepest cogwheel train to the vista of Jungfraujoch at 11,000 feet above sea level for a pristine view of the Alps
  • Relish the charm and beauty of the medieval bridges, walls, and architecture of Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Relax with an enchanting exploration of the wine trails along the Route des Grands Cru outside of Beaune, France
  • Immerse yourself in the majesty of French kings as you visit the lavish Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
  • Wander through the grandiose gardens and opulent 17th-century villa of the Borromeo family on a series of private islands in Lake Maggiore
  • Gain new perspective on opera and the operatic composer Richard Wagner during your visit to his holiday villa outside Lucerne

Detailed Description

The histories and cultures of Italy, Switzerland, and France share common borders and unique connections that span the Alps. Your 10-day tour encompasses the beauty of the mountain scenery and the vast vineyards, along with the splendor of unique art and architecture that pepper the cities and countryside. Your tour begins with your arrival in the fast-paced city of Milan, Italy. Your private transfer will escort you to your luxurious hotel where your guide will meet you for an introductory tour that follows the fashion icons and stylish cafes down the streets until you reach the Gothic cathedral. Next day, your guide will take you on an exploration of Milan, from the fortresses and castles in and around the city to witnessing the da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, in an unassuming 15th-century church.

Venture next into the mountains on the shores of Lake Maggiore as this beautiful body of water crosses the border into Switzerland. Enjoy a cruise around the lake and a visit to the luxurious villas on the Borromeo Islands, home to colorful gardens and ornately decorated galleries. Then, wave goodbye to Italy and cross into Switzerland for the medieval city of Lucerne. Discover the character of the streets on a walking tour to find defensive walls and preserved antique wood bridges. Follow the trails around the lakeshore the following day to visit Richard Wagner’s former villa and current museum before traveling by cogwheel train to the peak of Mount Pilatus.

Move on to a scenic train ride across the Swiss Alps to Central Switzerland in the Berner Oberland region. Relax in the gorgeous town of Interlaken and explore the Valley of 72 Waterfalls to witness the natural beauty around the Lauterbrunnen Valley. Visit the tranquil villages set amidst the rolling mountain peaks before you travel to the Jungfraujoch, a vista that offers a view of an expansive glacier and the mountains of Switzerland. Cross the border into France and stop in the capital city of Bern, Switzerland en route for a tour of the old streets and storybook ambiance.

In the afternoon you will stroll along the cobblestone walkways of Beaune in Burgundy, France for a spectacular introduction to the region and its culture. Begin with a fabulous exploration of the Route des Grands Cru, the famous wine trail of Burgundy. When you reach Reims in Champagne, take the remainder of the day to discover the opulence and wonder of the city, including the Cathedral at which former French monarchs received coronation. To conclude, your private transfer will escort you to Paris and the Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight home. Extend your vacation in Europe and spend extra time indulging in the splendor of Paris or the history of Normandy.

Starting Price

$3,155 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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