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...
Milan – Arrive in the Vibrant and Chic Italian City for an Introductory Tour
Milan has a reputation for its fashion and its nightclubs, both always on the cutting edge of their distinct worlds. The splendor of the city runs much deeper than just chic garments and enthusiastic beats, as encapsulated by the remarkable architecture and stunning art museums found all around the city. You will land at Malpensa Airport where your private transfer meets you and settle you into your luxurious hotel near the heart of the city. With a view of the spectacular Gothic façade of the Cathedral of Santa Maira Nascente, your guide will meet you in the lobby and escort you through the city to explore the history and beauty of Milan that visitors to Italy often overlook.
The Cathedral was erected in the 14th-century but was not complete until the 19th-century under the rule of Napoleon. 135 stone pinnacles top the façade with more than 2,200 marble statues that glint in the sunlight. 15th and 16th-century stained glass windows line the walls of the nave. The tomb of Gian Giacomo Medici was erected in the 16th-century and contains black marble statues that stand beside ornate pillars. The luxury shops and cafes of along the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II frame the Piazza del Duomo. The gallery was erected in the 19th-century and remains the largest shopping arcade in Europe, with a dome rising nearly 160 feet above the mosaic floor.
Milan – Explore the Grandeur In and Around Italy’s Second Largest City
Stresa – Discover the Charm of the Borromeo Islands in Lake Maggiore
Lucerne – Full Day Tour of the Medieval Splendors of Lucerne, Switzerland
Lucerne – Venture to the Summit of Rigi Mountain to Pilatus Peak
Interlaken – Relish Enchanting Swiss Landscape on a Scenic Train Ride
Interlaken – Delight in a Panorama while Touring the Jungfraujoch Massif
Beaune – Visit Switzerland’s Capital City en route to Beaune, France
Reims – Enjoy a Half-Day Wine Tour before Reaching Reims in Champagne
Paris – Travel to Paris and Depart for Home
- 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
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.
$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.
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