Swiss Alps & The Italian Lakes

Swiss Alps & The Italian Lakes

From St. Moritz to Lake Como, Swiss charm and Italian beauty come together on a truly memorable journey. Marvel at the natural beauty and distinct cultures of two countries while discovering their epic landmarks, savory cuisine and warm, friendly communities. Enjoy high Alpine splendor in glamorous St. Moritz and get to know the much-loved Italian Lakes region. Along the way, stand in awe of magnificent scenery, architecture and masterpieces including a baroque palace and da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan. You heart will yearn for the treasures of Italy and Switzerland!

Trip Itinerary:

October 9 Zürich, Switzerland | St. Moritz

Arrive at Zürich Airport, where your AHI Travel representative will meet you to escort you to the Schweizerhof St. Moritz Hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception before a well-earned rest.

October 10 St. Moritz | Zuoz

Welcome to St. Moritz, a beloved Alpine resort town and sports destination! Venture out on a walking tour of this scenic Swiss town. Breathe in pristine mountain air and soak up the postcard views before you. St. Moritz was host to the Winter Olympics in 1928 and 1948 and remains a top-class snow-sports getaway. Next, take a train to Zuoz, a picturesque village with winding streets and brightly painted buildings.

October 11 Bernina Express | Tirano, Italy | St. Moritz, Switzerland

Cross the spectacular Alps on a train ride to Tirano, Italy. The Bernina Express is a narrow-gauge train with panoramic sightseeing cars that allow you to revel in the varying landscape. Begin your journey amid glaciers and snow and travel all the way down to Tirano, Italy, where sightings of palm trees may surprise you. Enjoy lunch while in Tirano. Later, learn about local lifestyles and traditions during an engaging Meet the People session.

October 12 St. Moritz

The day is yours at leisure. You may wish to take a challenging hike on one of the area's fantastic trails! If you prefer something more relaxing, arrange a massage and unwind in the hotel's wellness facilities. You may also visit the Segantini Museum, featuring works of the famous Alpine artist. St. Moritz is known for its gastronomy. Perhaps head out for a delicious dinner of fine Swiss cuisine.

October 13 Lake Como | Bellagio | Stresa

More adventure awaits! Travel the impossibly beautiful Maloja Pass, which reveals views of sparkling glacial lakes, rivers and picture-perfect Swiss villages. Arrive in Italy and cruise to sweet Bellagio, admiring its promenade laden with lime trees, oleanders and cobblestone streets. Check in to the Hotel La Palma and begin exploring your surroundings.

October 14 Borromean

Delve further into this magical Italian Lakes region, one of Europe's favorite retreats. Then begin your discovery of the Borromean Islands, nestled in the turquoise waters of Lake Maggiore. Cruise to Isola Madre to enjoy the English-style gardens filled with exotic flora, fauna and peacocks. Continue to Isola Dei Pescatori and Isola Bella to behold a17th-century baroque palace. Tonight, engage in a discussion about genius artists Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci.

October 15 Milan

Travel to Milan, which many consider the fashion capital of the world. Visit the Church of Santa Maria Delle Grazie to see Leonardo's "The Last Supper," before exploring La Scala, where Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" and Verdi's "Otello" were first performed. Finally, see the Duomo, a beautiful cathedral built by artisans from across Europe.

October 16 Stresa

Indulge in a fun, interactive cooking lesson and learn to prepare delectable, authentic Piedmontese dishes at a small family-owned restaurant. This traditional cuisine is based around using locally produced foods. Enjoy crafting an indulgent meal, then enjoy your dish accompanied by a beautiful view. Cap off the day with a delightful Farewell Reception and Dinner.

October 17 Depart for your home city

After breakfast, bid farewell to this stunning corner of the globe and start your journey home.

NOTE: Itinerary may change due to local conditions.


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