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The Varied Charms of Italy and Switzerland

Visit the highlights of Italy and Switzerland, a popular pair. Dine in Rome, the "Eternal City," and experience the Renaissance art and architecture of Florence and Milan. Make the transition to Switzerland easy by crossing into Italian-speaking Lugano, then embrace the beauty of lakeside Lucerne, and the prosperity of Zurich.

The services we provide as part of our comprehensive packages include accommodations, train tickets, airport and train station transfers, city tours and day trips. In addition to the tours included, we can arrange a number of excursions based on your own interests. All of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea for what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide.
One of our team in the region will be available to you during and leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival, we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our employee throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 2-5 star accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.
Route for Rome, Florence, Milan, Lugano, Lucerne, Zurich tour

3 Nights in Rome

3 Nights in Rome

4 days in Rome
4 days in Rome

3 Nights in Rome

The capital of Italy is a vibrant, energetic and stylish city. While thoroughly modern in sensibility, Rome is also home to some of the world’s most important works of classic art and architecture. This city has been an epicenter for culture, politics and religion for more than 2,500 years. From the Spanish Steps to the Vatican, there are more than enough sights to keep even the most active tourists busy and even somewhere as popular as Rome you can find places just off the tourist trail and bustling with locals. But it’s also nice to slow down and enjoy Rome’s famous cafes and restaurants, which can be just as beguiling as the buildings. Lounge with an espresso on the Campo de Fiori and watch the changing light on the fountains and the facades. Visit the Vatican and explore some of the world’s most beautiful churches. Rome really comes alive at night, when restaurants and wine bars bring a renewed vitality to the city. You’ll also have opportunities for day trips to local vineyards, olive groves, and other places producing regional delicacies. No matter what your interests, or what kind of holiday you’re looking for, Rome will be an enjoyable destination.

The capital of Italy is a vibrant, energetic and stylish city. While thoroughly modern in sensibility, Rome is also home to some of the world’s most important works of classic art and architecture. This city has been an epicenter for culture, politics and religion for more than 2,500 years. From the Spanish Steps to the Vatican, there are more than enough sights to keep even the most active tourists busy and even somewhere as popular as Rome you can find places just off the tourist trail and bustling with locals. But it’s also nice to slow down and enjoy Rome’s famous cafes and restaurants, which can be just as beguiling as the buildings. Lounge with an espresso on the Campo de Fiori and watch the changing light on the fountains and the facades. Visit the Vatican and explore some of the world’s most beautiful churches. Rome really comes alive at night, when restaurants and wine bars bring a renewed vitality to the city. You’ll also have opportunities for day trips to local vineyards, olive groves, and other places producing regional delicacies. No matter what your interests, or what kind of holiday you’re looking for, Rome will be an enjoyable destination.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Rome

After you land at Rome's Fiumicino airport you will be met in the arrivals hall by a driver holding a sign with your name on. The journey to your accommodation in the center of Rome should take around an hour.

Your representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Rome Twilight Walk with Gelato Small Group Tour

Rome Twilight Walk with Gelato Small Group Tour

This is an intimate Rome walking tour helping you to get your bearings at the start of your trip to the Eternal City. You’ll visit the top sights and enjoy a gelato tasting. You’ll visit the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and even see some Ancient Roman ruins along the way, on this relaxed tour with 15 other people at most.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2.5 hours

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Rome

VIP Colosseum Underground, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Group Tour

VIP Colosseum Underground, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

You'll be going where very few tourists have gone before, with VIP access to the closed-off areas of the Colosseum so you can get a unique perspective on this most iconic of Ancient Roman sites. You'll visit the Colosseum underground, walk on the arena floor and admire the views from the third tier. Aside from these limited-access areas you'll also be touring the main parts of the Colosseum (with the plebeians!) along with the Roman Forum and Palatine hill.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3.45 hours

Gourmet Experiences

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

There's no better way to explore Italian cuisine than by taking gourmet tours which will give you a deep cultural experience. You can learn how to make gelato and tiramisu, enjoy a luxury gourmet dinner with a wine tasting in a private cellar, or be part of a small group food crawl. Choose any of these experiences and we can guarantee you'll want more.

Group Gelato & Tiramisu Class in a Professional Kitchen in Campo de' Fiori

Group Gelato & Tiramisu Class in a Professional Kitchen in Campo de' Fiori

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

If you've got a sweet tooth you're in the right city, and this is the right excursion for you. In a small group you'll work with an expert chef to make delicious tiramisu and gelato. You'll have all the ingredients and instruction you need to make a sweet masterpiece, then sit down to enjoy it!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1.5 hours

Luxury Gourmet Dinner with Wine Tasting In Rome and Aperitif in Private Cellar Group Tour

Luxury Gourmet Dinner with Wine Tasting In Rome and Aperitif in Private Cellar Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This 2.5-hour tour and degustation is perfect for foodies. In the cellar of a very special restaurant, you'll start with an aperitif as you soak up the atmosphere. Then you'll head upstairs for dinner, enjoying sumptuous Roman specialties while you get the special treatment from the owners of the restaurant. We can't think of a better way to enjoy a Roman dinner!


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 2.5 hours

Small Group Food Tour - Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto, Trastevere

Small Group Food Tour - Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto, Trastevere

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Food lovers, here's your chance to experience Rome’s enchanting squares and neighborhoods while tasting your way through some of the city’s best shops, restaurants, and markets, discovering the secrets of Italian cuisine. Meet your friendly, local expert food connoisseur in the city center, and get ready to stroll through a number of neighborhoods to visit the most famous food markets, groceries, coffee shops, ice cream shops, and restaurants. Taste some of the delicious food and wines the city is famous for, including pizza bianca, mortadella, gelato, and supplì. From fried artichokes or zucchini flowers in the Jewish ghetto to spices and vegetables in Campo de Fiori, you'll ignite your senses and burn some calories while you enjoy walking amongst the beauty around you.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3.5 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Rome

Pristine Sistine Early Entrance Small Group Vatican Tour

Pristine Sistine Early Entrance Small Group Vatican Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Standing in the Sistine Chapel and marvelling at Michelangelo's masterpieces is a memory that will stay with you forever but to enjoy it this moment to its fullest the best way is by entering the Vatican a full hour before the general public. It'll be an early start for this VIP small group tour but totally worth it. Your guide will tell you the story of the chapel, before continuing to explore the Vatican Museums and St Peter's Basilica.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3.45 hours

Rome Private Bike Tour

Explore Rome from Two Wheels

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

There's a lot of territory to cover in Rome, and parking isn't exactly easy, so why not explore the city by bike, and get off whenever you stumble across a new wonder? The best way to explore the city is with a private bike guide, who can provide bikes or e-bikes. We can optionally provide bike rental by itself, and have the bikes delivered to your accommodations.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Florence by Train

Today it's time to bid arriverderci to the Eternal City. You're headed to Italy's art palace, Florence. The high speed train service gets you there in just over an hour and a half. We've included standard class tickets in your package but can upgrade these to business class for an extra fee. We will also arrange for a driver to take you to Roma Termini station in plenty of time for your departing train.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Florence by Private Transfer with a stop in Orvieto
Florence by Private Transfer with a stop in Orvieto

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2 Nights in Florence

2 Nights in Florence

3 days in Florence
3 days in Florence

2 Nights in Florence

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and home to the region’s greatest Renaissance art and architecture. The Renaissance actually started here, and today the city’s numerous cathedrals and art galleries show the evidence of this rich and inspiring period. You’ll want to see the Duomo Cathedral and the Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses Michelangelo’s “David.” Botticelli and Da Vinci's works are here too, at some of the city’s other amazing galleries. But there’s more to do in Florence than simply admire the art. It’s a beautiful, romantic place, and even a stroll through the streets is charming. Add world-class restaurants, delectable local wine and cuisine, and a warm Tuscan welcome, and you have a destination unlike any other. Florence is also an ideal base for exploring Tuscany, with its picturesque hills and vineyards in the heart of Italy.

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and home to the region’s greatest Renaissance art and architecture. The Renaissance actually started here, and today the city’s numerous cathedrals and art galleries show the evidence of this rich and inspiring period. You’ll want to see the Duomo Cathedral and the Galleria dell’Accademia, which houses Michelangelo’s “David.” Botticelli and Da Vinci's works are here too, at some of the city’s other amazing galleries. But there’s more to do in Florence than simply admire the art. It’s a beautiful, romantic place, and even a stroll through the streets is charming. Add world-class restaurants, delectable local wine and cuisine, and a warm Tuscan welcome, and you have a destination unlike any other. Florence is also an ideal base for exploring Tuscany, with its picturesque hills and vineyards in the heart of Italy.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Florence

Upon arriving to Florence's main station, Santa Maria Novella, we'll arrange for our driver to pick you up from the train station and take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Florence City Private Walking Tour

Florence City Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Sometimes Florence feels like an outdoor museum. There's so much to see in every direction, it can be a little overwhelming. That's why this three-hour city walking tour is so great: in a short time you'll explore the most important bridges, alleys, medieval markets and Renaissance palaces, so you can appreciate the best of this unique city. You'll be picked up from you accommodation and your guide will lead you through the city streets.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 Hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Florence

Wine Experience - Chianti Countryside Small Group Tour

Wine Experience - Chianti Countryside Small Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Enjoy a half-day small group tour delving into the beauty of Tuscany's wine country. Drive through vineyards, olive groves, and cypress trees, then visit two wineries to discover the secrets of wine making, and taste wines and olive oil paired with local specialties.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4.5 hours

The Cradle of the Renaissance

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Florence hosts some of the most interesting and popular museums in the world. The Accademia is most famous for Michaelangelo's David, and the Uffizi Gallery has must-see works from the Renaissance. Thanks to the quality and amount of artwork in each museum, we suggest visiting one per day, ideally with a private guide (which will also allow you to skip the long lines) in combination with a walking tour of the historical center.

Other great museums include the Palazzo Pitti, a magnificent Renaissance complex, and the largest museum complex in Florence, which includes the Museum of Costume and Fashion.

Accademia Gallery Private Tour

Accademia Gallery Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This tour of the Academia Gallery is a great way to experience the rich artistic culture and history of Florence. You'll meet your guide at your hotel, then walk for an hour in the beautiful Florence city centre and then to the gallery. The statue of David is definitely the most famous work on display, but it's certainly not the only thing worth seeing. Have your questions at the ready!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Uffizi Gallery Private Tour

Uffizi Gallery Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This tour of the Uffizi Gallery is a great way to experience the rich artistic culture and history of Florence. You'll meet your guide at your hotel or at the gallery, then walk through the gallery together. There are numerous world-famous masterpieces on display that you're sure to recognize.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Traveling to Milan by Train

Your time in Florence has drawn to a close but we hope you've still got some luggage space left because today you're headed to Italy's fashion and financial capital, Milan. We have included standard class train tickets for the high speed train service which takes around two hours. An upgrade to a higher class is possible for an extra fee. We'll arrange for our driver to pick you up from your accommodation and take you to Florence Train Station.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Milan by Private Transfer
Milan by Private Transfer

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2 Nights in Milan

2 Nights in Milan

3 days in Milan
3 days in Milan

2 Nights in Milan

Italy’s fashion and business hub, Milan fizzes with energy. But don't let the city's professional side fool you: this is a place that prides itself on history and culture, and the locals always seems to be having a good time. Milan's signature building is the Duomo, an imposing Gothic cathedral that sits in the heart of this former Roman capital. The combination of its size and beauty make it a must-see sight. You can also look forward to elegant evenings at the legendary La Scala opera, charming cafes and restaurants, great shopping opportunities, and breathtaking art and architecture. Home to Da Vinci's Last Supper, Milan is also rich in art galleries, from the old masters to contemporary art. This being Italy, you'll find delicious cuisine here too, and the "aperitivo" is one of the most interesting traditions of Milan gastronomy. At many of the city's cafes and bars in the early evening you can pay a slightly higher price for a drink and get your pick from a free buffet. It's one of the best ways to experience the different flavors of Milanese cooking. The compact city center means that one or two days should be enough to satisfy your curiosity.

Italy’s fashion and business hub, Milan fizzes with energy. But don't let the city's professional side fool you: this is a place that prides itself on history and culture, and the locals always seems to be having a good time. Milan's signature building is the Duomo, an imposing Gothic cathedral that sits in the heart of this former Roman capital. The combination of its size and beauty make it a must-see sight. You can also look forward to elegant evenings at the legendary La Scala opera, charming cafes and restaurants, great shopping opportunities, and breathtaking art and architecture. Home to Da Vinci's Last Supper, Milan is also rich in art galleries, from the old masters to contemporary art. This being Italy, you'll find delicious cuisine here too, and the "aperitivo" is one of the most interesting traditions of Milan gastronomy. At many of the city's cafes and bars in the early evening you can pay a slightly higher price for a drink and get your pick from a free buffet. It's one of the best ways to experience the different flavors of Milanese cooking. The compact city center means that one or two days should be enough to satisfy your curiosity.

Day 6

Day 6 - Arrival in Milan

Upon arriving to Milan's main station, Milano Centrale, we'll arrange for our driver to pick you up from the platform and take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Milan Private Half-Day Tour

Milan Private Half-Day Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This three-hour walking tour will give you a better idea of the layout of Milan and will also show you the city's most important monuments. An expert local guide will tell you all about the history that has made the city special. You'll come away with more knowledge of Milan and an appreciation of the past that has made it what it is today.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Day 7

Day 7 - Your First Full Day in Milan

The Splendid Villas and Gorgeous Landscapes of the Stars: a Day on Lake Como

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Lake Como is the best known of the Northern Italian lakes and has attracted celebrities like George Clooney, who has a holiday villa by the shore. To make for an easy visit you can take a group or private excursion that will get you transported to and from the lake and includes a guided tour of the town of Como itself, time for shopping and lunch as well as some time to visit Bellagio. It's a full day with an early start but you should be back in Milano for some aperitivo.

Lake Como & Bellagio Group Day Trip

Lake Como & Bellagio Group Day Trip

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Lake Como is famous around the world for a reason: it is simply a stunning landscape you'll love to explore. This full-day tour gives you an in-depth experience of the lake and all it has to offer. From a guided walking tour of Como to a cruise on the blue waters of the lake, you'll see some of the most beautiful areas and villas, and hear all about the history of the region, it's wealth and its silk production.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 10 hours

Best of Como Lakeside Private Tour from Milan

Best of Como Lakeside Private Tour from Milan

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This is the perfect way to explore the opulence of Lake Como while you're staying in Milan. With an expert local guide you'll hop on and off a water taxi to see some of the most impressive villas on the lake as well as several of the charming lakeside towns, all of which have amazing architecture and histories. You'll be picked up at your accommodation in the morning and dropped off there after the tour. The entire excursion takes about 9 hours. Have fun!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 9 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Traveling to Lugano by Train

Today you'll make your way to Lugano. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Milan and take you to the main train station. We included second-class train tickets in your package, but it is possible to upgrade to first-class at an extra cost. The direct train takes a little over an hour.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Lugano by Private Transfer
Lugano by Private Transfer

Upgrade for an additional cost

2 Nights in Lugano

2 Nights in Lugano

3 days in Lugano
3 days in Lugano

2 Nights in Lugano

The largest Italian city outside Italy, Lugano has been rivals with pricier neighbor Como for centuries. This border city (1/3 of its eponymous lake is Italian) is a charming exemplar of the architecture its southern neighbor is known for. Its palm trees complete the illusion of being somewhere else. Stroll the picturesque boulevards, and enjoy this city's excellent shopping, then venture beyond. Staying at a hotel in Lugano gives you a pass good for free public transportation throughout the surrounding Italian-speaking Ticino canton, including the network of ferries crisscrossing Lake Lugano. A classic activity is to ride a boat (as part of a cruise, or on your own) to one of the "grottos" across the lake, then tuck into one of the authentic rural meals these picturesque restaurants specialize in.

The largest Italian city outside Italy, Lugano has been rivals with pricier neighbor Como for centuries. This border city (1/3 of its eponymous lake is Italian) is a charming exemplar of the architecture its southern neighbor is known for. Its palm trees complete the illusion of being somewhere else. Stroll the picturesque boulevards, and enjoy this city's excellent shopping, then venture beyond. Staying at a hotel in Lugano gives you a pass good for free public transportation throughout the surrounding Italian-speaking Ticino canton, including the network of ferries crisscrossing Lake Lugano. A classic activity is to ride a boat (as part of a cruise, or on your own) to one of the "grottos" across the lake, then tuck into one of the authentic rural meals these picturesque restaurants specialize in.

Day 8

Day 8 - Arrival in Lugano

Upon your arrival to Lugano's main train station, we'll arrange for a driver to pick you up and take you to your accommodations.

Seven Wonders Private Tasting Experience

A Delicacy Paradise

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

Savor your stay in Lugano with local treats every day! Lugano and its surroundings are famed for their honey, chestnuts, and cold cuts, in addition to that celebrated Swiss staple, cheese. The best places to find culinary delights are the area's "grottos," where you can taste various cured meats, cheese, and wines, accompanied by fresh and grilled vegetables.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 4 hours

Day 9

Day 9 - Your First Full Day in Lugano

Private City Tour with Wine and Gelato Tasting

Private City Tour with Wine and Gelato Tasting

Included in your vacation package price.

Discover Lugano by strolling around its beautiful streets and squares, while hearing charming stories from your guide. You'll make stops along the way to taste famous local wines, snacks, and gelato.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Ferries, Ferries, Everywhere

Suggestion to explore on your own

Lugano's region is serviced by frequent public ferries, free for those staying in the town's hotels. Board a boat at Paradiso and cruise as far as Morcote, one of the most picturesque towns along the lake. Treat yourself with a good coffee and a local sweet discover the historical and architectural highlights of the place and continue to Gandria, the area's other pearl. Choose a grotto for your lunch, embrace the atmosphere, and enjoy fresh lake breezes.

Day 10

Day 10 - Traveling to Lucerne by Train

Today you're off to Lucerne. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodations and take you to Lugano's train station. We have included second class train tickets, but you can upgrade to first class for an extra fee. The journey takes about 2.5 hours.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Lucerne by Private Transfer
Lucerne by Private Transfer

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3 Nights in Lucerne

3 Nights in Lucerne

4 days in Lucerne
4 days in Lucerne

3 Nights in Lucerne

If you only have time for one spot in central Switzerland, make it Lucerne. This charming lakeside town offers a memorable mountain panorama. The town's standout landmark is the 12th century Chapel Bridge (Europe's oldest covered bridge), which runs past the unique octagonal Water Tower. Visitors also tend to make a beeline for the Lion Monument, carved into a cliff, which commemorates the Swiss Guards who sacrificed their lives for the royal family during the French Revolution. Make sure to stop by the lesser-known covered Spreuer Bridge, with its Danse Macabre plaques. If you're fond of classical music, you're more than in luck, as the city offers frequent performances.

If you only have time for one spot in central Switzerland, make it Lucerne. This charming lakeside town offers a memorable mountain panorama. The town's standout landmark is the 12th century Chapel Bridge (Europe's oldest covered bridge), which runs past the unique octagonal Water Tower. Visitors also tend to make a beeline for the Lion Monument, carved into a cliff, which commemorates the Swiss Guards who sacrificed their lives for the royal family during the French Revolution. Make sure to stop by the lesser-known covered Spreuer Bridge, with its Danse Macabre plaques. If you're fond of classical music, you're more than in luck, as the city offers frequent performances.

Day 10

Day 10 - Arrival in Lucerne

Upon your arrival to Lucerne's main train station, we'll arrange for a driver to pick you up and take you to your accommodations.

Fancy Shops Everywhere

Suggestion to explore on your own

Shopping in Lucerne is easy. Haute couture, traditional Swiss foods, and diverse design stores awaiting at almost every corner. Fidea Design is a place for serious souvenir seekers, offering creative and useful gifts. Are a real fashionista? Don't miss Atelier Treger, a high quality fashion shop offering looks straight out of The Great Gatsby.

Day 11

Day 11 - Your First Full Day in Lucerne

Lucerne Private Walking Tour

Lucerne Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Discover the fascinating abundant heritage of Lucerne. Simply being there gives the feeling of being trapped in time, but strolling the streets and hearing true medieval stories from a local guide will definitely take you back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Eager to hear some recent history, art and culture? Your private guide is on top of these topics as well.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

Swiss Variety

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Lucerne's gastronomy is very diverse. Imaginatively presented traditional food, gourmet restaurants, excellent wine, cheese fondue, chocolate... and fish! Swiss cuisine thoughtfully combines dishes of neighboring countries in unique ways. Should you long for a good snack or a light lunch, make sure to drop by The Urban Farm behind the Musegg Wall or at the Rathaus Brauerei, a brewhouse offering traditional dishes. Seeburghof is a winery within the city limits, producing organic wines, offering tastings in an unparalleled ambience. A fine dinner along the lake is a great farewell from Lucerne.

City and Fondue Private TukTuk Tour

City and Fondue Private TukTuk Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Discover Lucerne by electric tuktuk and experience the city as the locals do, with one of them as your chauffeur and guide. Be taken from the charming Old Town to the shopping district, on to Switzerland’s most famous wooden bridge, the Chapel Bridge. Have your chauffeur let you in on Lucerne’s secrets, and discover Lucerne's diversity. This tour is not only about sightseeing, as you will also stop at the Falken Fondue House to try delicious fondue, with bread, potatoes and Swiss wine.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Lake Lucerne Private Tour

Lake Lucerne Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Discover the beauty and history of the famous Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne) region and Lucerne itself. This tour will show you the heart of Switzerland and give you the opportunity to do some walking in the mountains around the lake, taking in stunning views of the area, visit Switzerland's prize gem and visit either a cheese, chocolate, or penknife factory.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 9 hours

Chocolate, Mountains, and Medieval Towns Private Tour

Chocolate, Mountains, and Medieval Towns Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Switzerland may seem to be small but it has seemingly countless great places to visit. This busy day will show you the spectacular highlights of the country's northern parts. From breathtaking mountain peaks to the grand, powerful waterfall, and a historical medieval Laufen Castle, among other places. This tour really is packed with excitement!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 9 hours

Day 12

Day 12 - Your Second Full Day in Lucerne

Mt. Pilatus Is Golden

Suggestion to explore on your own

Experience five different modes of transport and one amazing mountain, all in one day! Take a boat from Lucerne, then conquer the amazing Mt. Pilatus via the steepest railroad in the world. After the breathtaking ascent, you will be rewarded by equally spectacular views from the top. Excellent leisure facilities await you at the summit, have some refreshments on the panoramic terrace or in one of the cozy restaurants. On your way back, descend with the "Dragon Ride" aerial cableway to Fräkmüntegg and finally take a gondola to Kriens. From Kriens, you can return to Lucerne on the modern trolleybus, thus completing the convenient circular journey.

Day 13

Day 13 - Traveling to Zurich by Train

Today you'll head to Zurich. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodations and take you to Lucerne's train station. We have included second class train tickets, but you can upgrade to first class for an extra fee. The journey takes about an hour.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Zurich by Private Transfer
Zurich by Private Transfer

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2 Nights in Zurich

2 Nights in Zurich

3 days in Zurich
3 days in Zurich

2 Nights in Zurich

Switzerland's largest city and main hub, Zurich is where many of the nation's bankers and scholars bump shoulders. This cosmopolitan city ranks highly in terms of livability, but for all its wealth and global prestige, the Old Town remains charming, if almost spotless. The ridges flanking Zurich's river valley offer romantic views, but the best way to hit the ground running in Zurich is to follow the river itself as it cuts through the Old Town, then meets Lake Zurich. Along the way, indulge in detours, from upscale chocolatiers to low-stress beaches.

Switzerland's largest city and main hub, Zurich is where many of the nation's bankers and scholars bump shoulders. This cosmopolitan city ranks highly in terms of livability, but for all its wealth and global prestige, the Old Town remains charming, if almost spotless. The ridges flanking Zurich's river valley offer romantic views, but the best way to hit the ground running in Zurich is to follow the river itself as it cuts through the Old Town, then meets Lake Zurich. Along the way, indulge in detours, from upscale chocolatiers to low-stress beaches.

Day 13

Day 13 - Arrival in Zurich

Upon your arrival to Zurich's main train station, you'll be picked up by a driver and taken to your accommodations.

A Market in a Viaduct

Suggestion to explore on your own

Zurich has plenty of shopping on offer, from luxury design and haut couture through to local goods and vintage finds. For a truly local shopping experience, stroll on down to the "Viaduktstrasse," where you can find the Viaduct Market. This shopping spot has locally designed and produced clothing good for any outdoor activities you may be planning on, as well as a fashion workshop run by a community of designers devoted to supporting young talent. Beyond clothing, you can find excellent local and international cuisine, and plenty of memorable ways to decorate your home.

Day 14

Day 14 - Your First Full Day in Zurich

Zurich and Surroundings Private eTukTuk Tour

Zurich and Surroundings Private eTukTuk Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Discover Zurich with your eTukTuk, and experience the beautiful city along the Limmat as the natives do, with your local chauffeur/guide. Be taken from the charming old town to the shopping and business district, on to Switzerland’s most famous recreational district, and to the pulsating district 5, Zurich’s so called “Zurich West”, the underground quarter of dive bars and cafes, of artists and freethinkers.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 90 minutes

Hike the Hill

Suggestion to explore on your own

Zurich has its own hill, the Uetliberg, which offers great views amid green majesty. You can easily reach it by train from Zurich's main station, or by taking a streetcar from the Fifa World Football Museum. Choosing the latter option will let you add an easy 20-minute hike to the top, following the "Planetenweg" ("Planets Path") route, although there are several others to try. As the name implies, the route passes models of the planets (each meter equals one million kilometers), so you can get a feel for the solar system's true size. Once you're above the city, enjoy the hill's panorama, and refreshing air and nature.

Day 15

Day 15 - Departure Day

A driver will pick you up from your accommodations and take you to Zurich's airport with plenty of time to spare before your departing flight.

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Rome

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Rome Fiumicino Airport Transfer
VIP Colosseum Underground, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill Group Tour
Pristine Sistine Early Entrance Small Group Vatican Tour
Rome Train Station Transfer
Rome - Florence Standard Class Train Tickets

Florence

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Florence Train Station Transfer
Florence City Private Walking Tour
Wine Experience - Chianti Countryside Small Group Tour
Florence - Milan Standard Class Train Tickets
Florence Train Station Transfer

Milan

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Milan Train Station Transfer
Milan Private Half-Day Tour
Entrance Fee to La Scala
Entrance fee for the Duomo
Milan Train Station Transfer
Milan - Lugano Train

Lugano

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Lugano Train Station Transfer
Private City Tour with Wine and Gelato Tasting
Lugano Train Station Transfer
Lugano - Lucerne Train

Lucerne

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Lucerne Train Station Transfer
Lucerne Private Walking Tour
Lucerne Train Station Transfer
Lucerne - Zurich Train

Zurich

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Zurich Train Station Transfer
Zurich and Surroundings Private eTukTuk Tour
Zurich Airport Transfer
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey via the local prepaid cellphone which we provide.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Julia & Kirk

Julia & Kirk

Colorado

Love the friendly people you interact with either on the phone, or via email. The Guest Page is so easy to use with loads of great information. JayWay Travel makes it very easy to build a great completely customized vacation trip.

Love the friendly people you interact with either on the phone, or via email. The Guest Page is so easy to use with loads of great information. JayWay Travel makes it very easy to build a great completely customized vacation trip.

Year : 2019
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Venice, Bologna, Milan, Levanto, Florence, Siena, Rome
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Venice, Bologna, Milan, Levanto, Florence, Siena, Rome
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Jon & Carly

Jon & Carly

California

Curated experiences for the mid-range and high-end budget traveler.

Curated experiences for the mid-range and high-end budget traveler.

Year : 2018
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Venice, Milan, Lake Como, Milan, Castellina in Chianti, Florence, Naples, Capri, Naples, Rome
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Venice, Milan, Lake Como, Milan, Castellina in Chianti, Florence, Naples, Capri, Naples, Rome
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Review by Linda In Yea Kim

Linda In Yea Kim

California

JayWay Travel help make my dream trip to Italy come true by tailor making my itinerary to my specific wants.

JayWay Travel help make my dream trip to Italy come true by tailor making my itinerary to my specific wants.

Year : 2018
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Rome, Florence, Monterosso Al Mare, Milan
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Rome, Florence, Monterosso Al Mare, Milan
Rating :
5 / 5
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