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Switzerland and Italy
September 19-28, 2014
10 days/9 nights
$4299

BOOK BY MARCH 1
SAVE $250 PER PERSON
SINGLE OR DOUBLE

 

Breathtaking, stunning Switzerland and Italy will delight you as you ride the famous trains of Switzerland including the Glacier Express, the Bernina Pass Train, plus other highlights including a Lake Zurich Cruise, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Lake Como and much more!

Zurich

Itinerary

Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILMINGTON
Following departures from Independence, Newark and Wilmington, drive to Philadelphia Airport for your overnight flight to Switzerland.  Prepare for breathtaking vistas of a trip of a lifetime through Switzerland and Italy.  Explore dramatic railways and scenic lakes, and enjoy cultural experiences in charming villages.  Meals in flight

Day 2 - ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Arrive in Zurich with free time to explore this lakeside town on your own.  Relax this evening and soak in the scenery during a lovely dinner cruise on Lake Zurich, wher
e you will enjoy the traditional Swiss culinary invention - cheese fondue.  Meals D
RENAISSANCE ZURICH TOWER HOTEL
GoldenPass

Day 3 - ZURICH/GOLDENPASS TRAIN/ZERMATT
Travel to Gstaad, where we climb aboard the GoldenPass panoramic train to enjoy breathtaking Alpine views along the route to Montreux.  Upon arrival, free time in this legendary town on the shores of Lake Geneva.  Continue to the pedestrian village of Zermatt, which is a delight!  Meals BD

HOTEL ALEX, ZERMATT

Day 4 - ZERMATT
After a short tour of Zermatt, at the base of the Matterhorn, spend the remainder of the day at leisure.  Sit back in a cafe and soak up the rejuvenating mountain air while enjoying views of the Alps or join an optional train journey into the mountains aboard the Gornergrat Railway.  Meals B

HOTEL ALEX, ZERMATT
Glacier Express

Day 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 ro
ute 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.  Tonight, explore the many splendors of famous St. Moritz during an overnight stay.  Meals B
HOTEL LAUDINELLA, ST. MORITZ

Day 6 - ST. MORITZ/BERNINA PASS TRAIN/LAKE COMO, ITALY
Journey through the Bernina Pass while traveling along one of the most scenic railway lines in the world enroute to Tirano, Italy.  Enjoy striking views of the Swiss and Italian Alps throughout your adventure, including the famed Morteratsch GBernina Passlacier.  Next, a ferry ride across the waters of Lake Como introduces you to its stunning beauty before arriving at your hotel.  Meals BD

GRAND HOTEL DI COMO, COMO

Day 7 - LAKE COMO
The day is yours to independently explore the region along the shores of Lake Como.  Keep an eye out for some of the region's famous celebrities, whose chateaus dot the hills around the lake.  Perhaps spend some time strolling the lakefront boulevards or join an optional excursion to the town of Stresa.  Meals B

GRAND HOTEL DI COMO, COMO

Day 8 - LAKE COMO/LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND
This morning, complete your journey over the Alps by traveling to Lucerne.  Upon arrival, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this picturesque town.  Perhaps embark on a walk through the romantic old town or simply take in the beautiful scenery.  Meals B

AMERON HOTEL FLORA LUCERNE

Day 9 - LUCERNEChapel Bridge and Water Tower
Today, explore the "Swiss Paradise on the Lake."  Enjoy an Alstadt (Old Town) walking tour that follows the ancient pathways of the city.  Over 800 years of history lives on with such treasures as 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 protected King Louis XVI in 1792.  Meals BD
AMERON HOTEL FLORA LUCERNE

Day 10 - LUCERNE
Your thrilling journey ends today in Lucerne as you board your flight to Philadelphia Airport where a motorcoach will return you to Wilmington, Newark and Independence.  Meals B

Tour inclusions:
Roundtrip transportation from Independence, Newark and Wilmington  *  Roundtrip air Philadelphia to Zurich/Lucerne to Philadelphia  *  Air taxes and government fees (subject to change until ticketed)  *  Accommodations for 9 nights based on double occupancy  *  Admissions to all sightseeing as per itinerary  *  Meals include 8 breakfasts and 4 dinners  *  Taxes and gratuities for hotels, included meals and local guides  *  Luggage handling at airports and hotels  *  Services of a Collette Vacations Tour Manager  *  Services of an accompanying Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours with a minimum of 15 passengers. 

Not Included:
Passport fee  *  Driver gratuity  *  Any additional luggage charges at airports  *  Insurance at $230 per person  *  Items of a personal nature such as phone calls and faxes, laundry.

Single supplement:  $400

  Conditions:
Reservation deposit $250 due with each reservation no later than April 16, 2014.
Balance due no later than July 10, 2014. 
Cancellations:  Deposits, without insurance, are fully refundable until March 1, 2014.  INSURANCE at a cost of $230 per person is highly recommended.  Purchase of the insurance guarantees full refund of all payments including deposits, except the cost of the insurance.  INSURANCE MUST BE PURCHASED AT THE TIME OF DEPOSIT.
   

A valid passport for 6 months after your return is required for this tour.


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Hotels/Great Locations

Night 2
Renaissance Zurich Tower Hotel
Zurich

Nights 3 and 4
Hotel Alex
Zermatt

Night 5
Hotel Laudinella
St. Moritz

Nights 6 and 7
Grand Hotel Di Como
Como

Nights 8 and 9
Ameron Hotel Flora Lucerne
Lucerne