9 Day Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains

Collette Tour starting in Lucerne and finishing in Lake Maggiore

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Collette's 9 Day Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains. Experience the enchanting Alpine cultures of Switzerland and Italy as you journey through spectacular mountain scenery and picturesque towns. Ride aboard three of the legendary Alpine...read more
Overview
Operator: Collette
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: Classic
Max Group Size: 44
Duration: 9 Days
From: Lucerne to Lake Maggiore
Tour Code: COL416
Visits: Switzerland, Italy
Our Price From:
$ 3,928
Per Person ($AU)
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Lucerne, Switzerland - Tour Begins
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. Stay: Ameron Hotel Flora (2 Nights) (D)
2
Lucerne
Today, explore this "Swiss Paradise on the Lake." Enjoy an Altstadt (Old Town) walking tour that follows the ancient pathways of the city. See the covered Chapel Bridge (1333); the famous Water Tower that once served as a prison; the watchtower and treasury; the Renaissance-style Town Hall; the Baroque Jesuit Church; and the Lion Monument, carved from sandstone to commemorate the heroic soldiers who were protecting King Louis XVI in 1792. (B)
3
Lucerne - GoldenPass Train - Montreux - Zermatt
This morning, travel to Gstaad and climb aboard the GoldenPass panoramic train to enjoy breathtaking Alpine views along the route to Montreux. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time in this legendary town on the shores of Lake Geneva. Then, continue on to the pedestrian village of Zermatt. Stay: Hotel Alex (2 Nights) (B/D)
4
Zermatt
Today, Zermatt is at your fingertips. 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. (B)
5
Zermatt - Glacier Express Train - St. Moritz
Traverse bridges and tunnels while aboard the world-renowned narrow gauge Glacier Express, the most charming express train in the world. 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. Relax and enjoy a three-course lunch while onboard. Arrive in St. Moritz for your 2-night stay. Stay: Hotel Steffani (2 Nights) (B/L)
6
St. Moritz - Bernina Pass Train - St. Moritz
Embark on a journey through the Bernina Pass while traveling along one of the most scenic railway lines in the world en route to Tirano, Italy. Take in striking views of the Swiss and Italian Alps throughout your adventure, including the famed Morteratsch Glacier. Upon your return to St. Moritz you can relax at your hotel or make use of your included St. Moritz lift pass and take the cable car to the top of Mt. Diavolezza where you can enjoy stunning views of Piz Bernina. (B)
7
St. Moritz - Lake Como, Italy - Lago Maggiore
Today we make our way back to Italy with a drive to Lake Como. A ferry ride across the waters of Lake Como introduces you to its stunning beauty. Drive along the picturesque shores to the town of Como. You will have free time to explore this famous resort before continuing to Lago Maggiore, a tranquil resort area with crystal clear waters against the backdrop of the Alps. Stay: Zacchera Hotels (2 Nights) (B)
8
Lago Maggiore
Travel to an ancient village nestled in the mountains. Stop at a family farm where you will learn about the artisan cheeses they produce. Then, sample their delicious creations and learn how to pair them with the region's local wines. Return to your hotel for a free afternoon. Our evening begins with a cocktail party in a wine shop before we board a lake boat for a cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, the most beautiful of the Borromean Islands. There we savor a traditional farewell dinner. (B/D)
9
Lago Maggiore - Tour Ends
Your thrilling Alpine journey ends today in Lago Maggiore. (B)
1
Lucerne, Switzerland - Tour Begins
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. Stay: Ameron Hotel Flora Lucerne (2 Nights) (D)
2
Lucerne
Today, explore this “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Enjoy an Altstadt (Old Town) walking tour that follows the ancient pathways of the city. See the covered Chapel Bridge (1333); the famous Water Tower that once served as a prison; the watchtower and treasury; the Renaissance-style Town Hall; the Baroque Jesuit Church; and the Lion Monument, carved from sandstone to commemorate the heroic soldiers who were protecting King Louis XVI in 1792. (B)
3
Lucerne - GoldenPass Train - Montreux - Zermatt
This morning, travel to Gstaad and climb aboard the GoldenPass panoramic train to enjoy breathtaking Alpine views along the route to Montreux. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time in this legendary town on the shores of Lake Geneva. Then continue on to the pedestrian village of Zermatt. Stay: Hotel Alex (2 Nights) (B/D)
4
Zermatt
Today, Zermatt is at your fingertips. 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. (B)
5
Zermatt - Glacier Express Train - St. Moritz
Traverse bridges and tunnels while aboard the world-renowned narrow gauge Glacier Express, the most charming express train in the world. 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. Relax and enjoy a three-course lunch while onboard. Arrive in St. Moritz for your 2-night stay. Stay: Hotel Steffani (2 Nights) (B/L)
6
St. Moritz - Bernina Pass Train - St. Moritz
Embark on a journey through the Bernina Pass while traveling along one of the most scenic railway lines in the world en route to Tirano, Italy. Take in striking views of the Swiss and Italian Alps throughout your adventure, including the famed Morteratsch Glacier. Upon your return to St. Moritz you can relax at your hotel or make use of your included St. Moritz lift pass and take the cable car to the top of Mt. Diavolezza where you can enjoy stunning views of Piz Bernina. (B)
7
St. Moritz - Lake Como, Italy - Lago Maggiore
Today we make our way back to Italy with a drive to Lake Como. A ferry ride across the waters of Lake Como introduces you to its stunning beauty. Drive along the picturesque shores to the town of Como. You will have free time to explore this famous resort before continuing to Lago Maggiore, a tranquil resort area with crystal clear waters against the backdrop of the Alps. Stay: Zacchera Hotels (2 Nights) (B)
8
Lago Maggiore
Travel to an ancient village nestled in the mountains. Stop at a family farm where you will learn about the artisan cheeses they produce. Then sample their delicious creations and learn how to pair them with the region’s local wines. Return to your hotel for a free afternoon. Our evening begins with a wine tasting before we board a lake boat for a cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, the most beautiful of the Borromean Islands. There we savor a traditional farewell dinner. (B/D)
9
Lago Maggiore - Tour Ends
Your thrilling Alpine journey ends today in Lago Maggiore. (B)
Collette Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
  • Cruise Lake Como on a traditional open-air commuter ferry.
  • Stroll the lakeside boulevards of Lucerne, St. Moritz and Como.
  • Journey through the Bernina Pass on one of the world's most scenic railways.
  • Enjoy stunning Alpine views on the GoldenPass panoramic train.
  • Soak up the mountain air with two nights in the Alpine village of Zermatt.
  • Explore the "Swiss Paradise on the Lake," Lucerne.
  • Whilst in Zermatt, have a choice of a tour with a local expert through charming Zermatt featuring its best-known landmarks or enjoy a visit to the Zermatt Matterhorn Museum to explore at your own pace.
  • Savour a wine and cheese pairing at an Italian family farm.
  • Relish a traditional dinner on the Isola dei Pescatori in Italy's Lago Maggiore.
Trip Inclusions
  • A professionally planned itinerary
  • 4-star accommodation
  • Private, chauffeur driven return home to airport transfers - up to 40km
  • The services of a professional Tour Manager
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Wi-Fi available on tour
Activity Level
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Zurich (ZRH) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 4:00pm
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Malpensa Arpt-Milan (MXP) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Trip Notes
  • Airport transfers at your arrival and departure destination are not included in the price of the tour.
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Journey Highlights
  • Cruise Lake Como on a traditional open-air commuter ferry.
  • Stroll the lakeside boulevards of Lucerne, St. Moritz and Como.
  • Journey through the Bernina Pass on one of the world’s most scenic railways.
Trip Inclusions
  • Expertly crafted itineraries
  • 4-star+ accommodation
  • Skilled and engaging tour managers
  • Expert local guides with insider knowledge
  • Attraction entrance fees with preferential access
  • Many meals full of local flavour
  • Unparalleled sightseeing
  • Enriching cultural experiences
  • Comfortable on-tour transportation
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Plus, access to Wi-Fi hotspots on tour
Activity Level
  • This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Arrival & Departure
  • Arriving Flight: The closest arrival airport is Zurich (ZRH) Airport, Please make sure your flights arrive before 4:00pm
  • Departing Flight: The closest departure airport is Malpensa Arpt-Milan (MXP) Airport, Please do not book flights departing earlier than 12:00am on the last day
Private Airport Transfers
  • Chauffeur service is included for all air-inclusive tour bookings. This personalised service is included within a 40km radius from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Darwin, Cairns and Hobart airport gateways. Service is available between 41-70 kms for a small fee.
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
Optional Activities
The optional activities below can be pre-booked & included in your trip quote.

Mount Pilatus

Location: Lucerne. Cost: $107.
Enjoy the splendor of pure nature while gliding over a clear landscape in panoramic gondolas and spectacular cable cars. Ascend Pilatus via a unique excursion on the steepest railway of the world with a gradient of 48%. Upon arrival at the top, soak in...read more

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Reviews (2)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains with Collette.
QLD, Australia
Jul 2018
1 Trip
“Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains”
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The accommodation was very comfortable and well located. However, Lake Maggiore was the only one with aircon. Because of traffic noise or ground floor position it wasn't appropriate to leave the window open at night, so the rooms were hot which made sleeping difficult. Value wise, most travel is overpriced when you travel as a single. Cynthia was an amazingly knowledgeable and competent guide.
NSW, Australia
Oct 2017
1 Helpful Vote
2 Trips
“Fabulous trip ”
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We thoroughly enjoyed our Alpine and lakes train trip through Switzerland and Italy. From the time we were picked up to be taken to our departure flight to be picked up on arrival back in Sydney ,all went very smoothly.
The group were a great mix of people. Our tour leader Marian was fantastic! We were very impressed with Collette Tours and would definitely do another one with them.
Reply from Collette:
Thanks Jan & Gary, great to hear you had such a fabulous time, we look forward to seeing you on tour again soon. Ask Global Journeys about our loyalty program. I shall pass on your words to Marian too. Best regards, Alison


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