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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

Accommodation:
A downtown hotel near the Piazza San Marco2 Nights | bed & breakfast

This hotel features a superb location only a stone's throw away from the Piazza San Marco. The building's exterior and main entrance may appear mundane, but the interior design is amazing. This is particularly true of the rooms, which Marcella and Giuliano have tastefully furnished in the Venetian style. The ornamental wall fabrics harmonize perfectly with the curtains and the carpets. Everything from the cheerful furniture to the chandeliers is a delight to the eyes. Amenities include air conditioning, soundproof windows, a minibar in every room and modern bathrooms. The breakfast is sweet with croissants and coffee.  

Attractions:

  • Venezia: Inspiration for artists, musicians and writers
  • Venezia: Inspiration for artists, musicians and writers

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Day 3 to 5: Lago Maggiore

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

From Venice to Cannobio385 km | 4 hours 30 minutes

Attractions:

  • Treviso: Arcades in the old town
  • Padua: Glorious university, market square in the lake
  • Vicenza: City of the arts and architecture at the edge of the Po Valley
  • Soave: Small city among hills and vineyards
  • Verona: Urban life under the balcony of Romeo and Juliet
  • Lago d'Iseo: Romantic shores and rugged cliffs
  • Bergamo: Historical corners in the Città Alta

Accommodation:
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.

Attractions:

  • Lago Maggiore: Romantic lake between Ticino and Po Valley
  • 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
  • Stresa: Lakeside town on the Lago Maggiore from the Belle Époque
  • Ticino: Paradisiac lakes, remote mountain villages
  • Sentiero di Olivo

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Day 5 to 7: Zermatt

From Cannobio to Zermatt165 km | 3 hours

Attractions:

  • Simplonpass: High alpine pass between glaciers and Mediterranean ravines
  • Brig: At the foot of the largest Alpine glacier

Accommodation:
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.

Attractions:

  • Zermatt: Car-free village at the Matterhorn

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Day 7 and 8: Lake Geneva

From Zermatt to Lausanne167 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

Accommodation:
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.

Attractions:

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

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Day 8 and 9: Zürich

From Lausanne to Zürich236 km | 3 hours

Attractions:

  • Bern: Renaissance arcades and facade paintings in the UNESCO World Heritage City
  • Old town of Bern: Magnificent Boulevard between the Zytglogge and the Kramgasse
  • Emmental: Magnificent farmsteads in a story-book Swiss valley

Accommodation:
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.

Attractions:

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

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Day 9 to 11: Andermatt

From Zürich to Andermatt110 km | 2 hours

Attractions:

  • Vierwaldstättersee: The heart of old Switzerland: picturesque Lake Lucern
  • Engelberg: Hiking and skiing paradise near Lucerne

Accommodation:
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

Attractions:

  • Andermatt: At the center of exciting mountain passes
  • Furka steam locomotive: Over the pass with the cogwheel railway
  • Tremolastraße: Scenic road at the St. Gotthard Pass
  • Furka Pass: Watershed between the North Sea and the Mediterranean
  • Grimsel Pass: Pass with a view between the Bernese Oberland and the Upper Valais

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Day 11 to 13: Lago di Garda

From Andermatt to Gardone Riviera335 km | 5 hours

Attractions:

  • Milano: Soccer, fashion and opera at its best
  • Brescia

Accommodation:
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.

Attractions:

  • Lago di Garda: Lemons and wine on Italy's largest lake
  • Lago di Garda: Lemons and wine on Italy's largest lake
  • Gardone Riviera: Waterfront with exquisite restaurants and cafes
  • Boating on Lake Garda: The most beautiful places in 30-minute intervals
  • Punta San Vigilio: Peninsula in Lake Garda and a bathing bay
  • Lago di Valvestino: Fjord-like reservoir with crystal clear water
  • Sirmione: Old town on a headland at Lake Garda
  • 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

Rental car drop-off
Location: Venice, Airport


Additional Services

Sunny Cars Permit for Switzerland
We will inform Sunny Cars that your trip goes through Switzerland. Any fees which might incurre are payable directly at the location when hiring the car.

Vehicle

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

Equipment: Air-conditioning, power-steering, radio

Services


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

USD 2,179.00*
(EUR 1,942.00)*




You can start this tour on any date.
Best Travel Time:
April–Sept.

Upon booking this tour you will receive:
» the names, addresses and telephone numbers of each accommodation
» Your vouchers
» detailed directions to each accommodation

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Stefanie Maier
Ph.: +49 (0)2268 9098-18

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