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Italy & Switzerland

Lake Maggiore – Andermatt – Davos – Bolzano – Lake Garda

11 days – EUR 1,798.00 pp in dbl-room*

While most tours cut through the Alps on a north-south plane, this roundtrip tour from Milan proceeds from west to east through some of the most magnificent mountain landscapes in the world. An Alpine tour deluxe that will take you from Andermatt and Davos in Switzerland to Bolzano in Italy, travelling via two beautiful Italian Lakes.


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Day 1 to 3: Lago Maggiore

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

From Milan to Oggebbio76 km | 1 hour 30 minutes

Accommodation:
A villa near Oggebbio2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The villa in a large park overlooking Lago Maggiore is an island of tranquility. Situated about 30 minutes from Ascona, the hotel stands on the Italian side of the border, which is less frequented by tourists. Each of the 18 bedrooms is uniquely and individually decorated. The restaurant specializes in dishes made of fresh local products. Weather permitting, meals are served on the seaview terrace. A swimming pool is available during the warmer months.

Attractions:

  • Lago Maggiore: Romantic lake between Ticino and Po Valley
  • Lago Maggiore: Romantic lake between Ticino and Po Valley
  • Cannobio: Historical place with waterfront
  • Stresa: Lakeside town on the Lago Maggiore from the Belle Époque
  • Centovalli: Chestnut forests, mule tracks and deserted villages
  • Locarno: Fashionable resort town on Lake Maggiore
  • Lake Lugano: Ancient villages and a scarcely populated southern shore

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Day 3 to 5: Andermatt

From Oggebbio to Andermatt134 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

Attractions:

  • Cimetta: Mountain with a view and a cablecar
  • Sentiero di Olivo
  • Ticino: Paradisiac lakes, remote mountain villages
  • Bellagio: Picturesque village on Lake Como
  • Lake Como: Alpine lake with Mediterranean vegetation
  • 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 5 to 7: Engadin

From Andermatt to St. Moritz155 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

Attractions:

  • Splügenpass: Breathtaking mountain pass between Rheinwald and Chiavenna
  • Reichenau: Beautiful palace where two tributaries of the Rhine flow together
  • Davos: From a cow-village to the metropolis of winter sports
  • Schweizerischer Nationalpark: Vultures and bears in Switzerland's largest nature reserve

Accommodation:
An old farmhouse in the Engadin2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The farmhouse from 1590 is situated in Bever, a village where, despite the proximity to St. Moritz, time seems to have come to a standstill. In 1877 house and barn were sold to the Salis family and transformed into a stately mansion. In the style of that period the exterior has been finished with wooden loggias and the interior was decorated with stucco. Each of the 18 rooms is an attraction, without the need to compromise on the comforts of the 21st century. In the cozy dining room regional specialties from the Engadin are on offer.

Attractions:

  • Engadin: Natural and cultural diversity in the highest valley in Europe
  • Bernina Pass: High mountain route out of a storybook
  • Soglio: Sun-drenched settlement above the Bregaglia Gorge

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Day 7 to 9: Bolzano

From St. Moritz to Missiano154 km | 3 hours

Attractions:

  • Valmüstair: Bears in the most remote part of the Grisons

Accommodation:
A romantic castle above Bolzano2 Nights | bed & breakfast

The medieval castle atop a hill near Bolzano dates back to the year 1236. It was acquired by the Dellago family nearly 100 years ago and converted into a luxury hotel and restaurant by the current generation of Dellagos. From this quiet perch atop a hill surrounded by vineyards guests can enjoy wonderful views of Bolzano and Catinaccio. Inside a pleasant atmosphere is created by works of folk art, bright colours and wood furnishings.

Attractions:

  • To the castles of Eppan: Romantic ruins with a sprawling view
  • On the peak of the Gantkofel: Mountain climbing tour to a peak with scenic view
  • South Tyrolean Archaeological Museum: The story of Ötzi, the mummy from the glacier
  • Bolzano: Baroque town at the edge of the Dolomites
  • From Bolzano to St. Magdalena: Stroll through the old town and the vineyards
  • By cable car to Kohlern: Relaxation, sun and a magnificent view of the Dolomites
  • Lago die Caldaro: Warmest lake in the Alps

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Day 9 to 11: Lago di Garda

From Missiano to Gardone Riviera147 km | 3 hours

Attractions:

  • Trient: Magnificent facades at the base of the Dolomites

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 11: Milano

From Gardone Riviera to Milano177 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

Attractions:

  • Brescia
  • Lago d'Iseo: Romantic shores and rugged cliffs
  • Bergamo: Historical corners in the Città Alta

Rental car drop-off
Location: Milano Malpensa 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 2,019.00*
(EUR 1,798.00)*




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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