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Italy & Switzerland

Venice – Lake Maggiore – Zermatt – Lake Geneva – Zurich – Andermatt – Lake Garda

13 days – EUR 1,942.00 pp in dbl-room*

A round-trip tour from Venice that includes not one but two inspiring Alpine tours on the way from Italy to Switzerland and back. Besides Europe's highest mountain, the Matterhorn, you will stop at three beautiful lakes: Lake Maggiore, Lake Geneva and Lake Garda. The tour could easily be amended to begin and end in Zurich.

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Day 1 to 3: Venezia

A downtown hotel2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The host, Giuliano Dall'Agnola, managed a hotel on the Lido for ten years before deciding to open his own place in a historic 5th-century building. The building needed a total renovation, but Giuliano was wise in his choice of location – it's perfect, tucked away in a tiny side street just a few steps from Piazza San Marco.
One shouldn't be put off by the exterior: the hotel is an unimpressive grey building with a nondescript door. The entry hall is quite simple as well, with a check-in desk and a staircase leading to the upper floors. But here's where the guests are in for a surprise: the rooms, decorated by Marcella, are extremely attractive and offer great comfort in the heart of Venice. All the walls are covered in fabric and enhanced by colour-coordinated draperies and bedspreads, while Venetian-style furnishings, including painted headboards and Murano glass chandeliers, complete the appealing ambiance. The amenities also far outshine what one would expect from a budget hotel. The quiet rooms are air-conditioned, have direct-dial phones, mini bars, televisions, and well-equipped, modern bathrooms. All of the rooms are pleasant, some with views overlooking a small square. What makes this intimate hotel so special is the care provided by its owners, who pamper guests like friends visiting their home.


  • Venezia: Inspiration for artists, musicians and writers


Day 3 to 5: Lago Maggiore

Rental car pick-up
Company: AVIS Italy
Vehicle: Fiat Punto 1.3 MJT or similar (EDMR)
Location: Venice Downtown

From Venice to Cannobio385 km | 4 hours 30 minutes


  • Soave: Small city among hills and vineyards
  • Punta San Vigilio: Peninsula in Lake Garda and a bathing bay
  • Sirmione: Old town on a headland at Lake Garda
  • Boating on Lake Garda: The most beautiful places in 30-minute intervals
  • Lago di Valvestino: Fjord-like reservoir with crystal clear water
  • Gardone Riviera: Waterfront with exquisite restaurants and cafes
  • Bergamo: Historical corners in the Città Alta
  • Sentiero di Olivo
  • Stresa: Lakeside town on the Lago Maggiore from the Belle Époque

A 15th century mansion in Cannobio2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The historical manor house sits in the medieval village of Cannobio, a resort on Lake Maggiore, a few kilometers south of the Swiss border. Following an extensive restoration it combines authentic medieval architecture with all the comforts of a modern hotel. Original frescoes, vaulted ceilings and massive century-old stone pillars are complemented by period furniture. The twelve rooms vary in color and decor. Some overlook the lake, others the car-free Old Town. The breakfast room seems to have emerged straight from the 18 century. The exclusive dining room on the first floor with an open fireplace provides the ideal setting for a relaxing evening over a glass or two of good wine.


  • Lago Maggiore: Romantic lake between Ticino and Po Valley
  • Cannobio: Historical place with waterfront
  • Centovalli: Chestnut forests, mule tracks and deserted villages
  • Locarno: Fashionable resort town on Lake Maggiore
  • Cimetta: Mountain with a view and a cablecar
  • Lake Lugano: Ancient villages and a scarcely populated southern shore
  • Ticino: Paradisiac lakes, remote mountain villages


Day 5 to 7: Zermatt

From Cannobio to Zermatt165 km | 3 hours

A colourful boutique hotel2 Nights | bed & breakfast

Red and zebra is the surprisingly attractive colour combination that greets guests to this tastefully decorated hotel, in which every room is different, and every room features a carefully coordinated colour scheme. As guests will happily discover, the entire property has been thoughtfully designed to please the body and soul, from the gourmet restaurant in the warm, wood-panelled dining room to the full three levels of swimming pool and spa facilities. The extraordinary hotel endeavours to make a stay there an instrinsic part of the Zermatt experience. And it succeeds.


  • Zermatt: Car-free village at the Matterhorn
  • Simplonpass: High alpine pass between glaciers and Mediterranean ravines
  • Brig: At the foot of the largest Alpine glacier


Day 7 and 8: Lake Geneva

From Zermatt to Lausanne167 km | 2 hours 30 minutes


  • Mürren: Car-free sunny village in the Bernese Alps

A port hotel in Lausanne1 Night | bed & breakfast

The family-run inn is ideally located on the shores of Lake Geneva. The interior of the 20 bedrooms is practical and comfortable. Guests can relax in the outdoor restaurant and enjoy the beautiful lakeside views, which are also offered by many of the bedrooms. The city centre of Lausanne is just a seven-minute walk away. The friendly hotel represents a rare find in this overly expensive city: A good value for the money. For the entire stay guests receive the Lausanne Transport Card.


  • Lake Geneva: Medieval towns and castles in front of dramatic alpine scenery


Day 8 and 9: Zürich

From Lausanne to Zürich228 km | 3 hours


  • Bern: Renaissance arcades and facade paintings in the UNESCO World Heritage City
  • Old town of Bern: Magnificent Boulevard between the Zytglogge and the Kramgasse

A 16th century mansion in downtown Zurich1 Night | bed & breakfast

The small hotel in the centre of Zurich prides itself as an “oasis of tranquillity” in the heart of the city, and indeed the ability to relax in the secluded garden next to the Neptune fountain dating back to 1770 is one of the many features that set this property apart. The small hotel with 35 individually decorated bedrooms offers convenience and comfort on the highest level. Lovers of wine and gourmet cooking will appreciate the restaurant's market-fresh cuisine and exquisite wine cellar. The pleasant oasis in the bustling city is the ideal refuge after a hard day of sightseeing in the nearby Old Town.


  • Zürich: Old Town with trendy cafes and pubs
  • Old town of Winterthur: Largest pedestrian area in Switzerland
  • Rhine Falls: Water richest waterfall in Europe


Day 9 to 11: Andermatt

From Zürich to Andermatt110 km | 2 hours


  • Vierwaldstättersee: The heart of old Switzerland: picturesque Lake Lucern

An Alpine hotel near St. Gotthard2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The hotel is situated near the historical DevilBridge on what for centuries was the main trading route across the Alps. Since completion of the Gotthard Road Tunnel in 1980, however, it has grown nearly as quiet in these parts as it was when Goethe stayed in Andermatt on his way to Italy over 200 years ago. The bedrooms in the traditional Swiss hotel are bright and comfortable. Regional Swiss specialities are served in the wood-panelled dining room called the


  • Andermatt: At the center of exciting mountain passes
  • Furka steam locomotive: Over the pass with the cogwheel railway
  • Furka Pass: Watershed between the North Sea and the Mediterranean
  • Grimsel Pass: Pass with a view between the Bernese Oberland and the Upper Valais
  • Engelberg: Hiking and skiing paradise near Lucerne


Day 11 to 13: Lago di Garda

From Andermatt to Gardone Riviera332 km | 4 hours 30 minutes


  • Milano: Soccer, fashion and opera at its best
  • Lago d'Iseo: Romantic shores and rugged cliffs

A 15th century manor house2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The villa is a renovated 15th century manor house set on the green hillside that slopes steeply down to Lake Garda. The sensational views will make your stay unforgettable. The well-appointed rooms contain a delicate blend of works of art and antique furniture. The stone house stands in a magnificent park called “The Garden of the Senses”, where both body and mind can relax. The 80,000 square meter park contains lush vegetation, broken here and there by natural water falls and gently shaded paths. A succession of small clearings, fruit trees, ornamental shrubs, flowers and aromatic herb gardens conveys a sense of peace and well-being.


  • Lago di Garda: Lemons and wine on Italy's largest lake
  • Madonna di Montecastello: Sanctuary in a stunning location
  • Monte Baldo: Hilltop with a view

Day 13: Venezia

From Gardone Riviera to Venice206 km | 2 hours 30 minutes


  • Verona: Urban life under the balcony of Romeo and Juliet
  • Vicenza: City of the arts and architecture at the edge of the Po Valley
  • Padua: Glorious university, market square in the lake
  • Treviso: Arcades in the old town

Rental car drop-off
Location: Venice, Airport


Company: AVIS Italy
Type: Fiat Punto evo 1.3 or similar (Group C)

Equipment: Air-conditioning, power-steering, radio


The cost is per person based on two people sharing a double room and includes accommodation and meals per itinerary.

USD 2,189.00*
(EUR 1,942.00)*

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