13 Day Northern Italy, Switzerland & Austria

2 Lake Como, 2 Lucerne, 1 Innsbruck, 1 Salzburg, 2 Vienna, 2 Treviso & 1 Milan
Round trip airfare from JFK, 11 nights first class hotel accommodation, all transfers, most meals
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights New York-Milan, Milan-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 11 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Lake Como
    • 2 nights Lucerne
    • 1 night Innsbruck
    • 1 night Salzburg
    • 2 nights Vienna
    • 2 nights Venice Mestre
    • 1 night Milan
  • Hotel taxes, fees, service charges and Italian city taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 17 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • A scenic cruise on spectacular Lake Como takes you to the exquisite village of Bellagio
  • Travel via the scenic Vorarlberg Mountains and Austria's Tyrolean Alps to pristine Innsbruck
  • Tour Salzburg, celebrated as Mozart's birthplace and setting of The Sound of Music
  • In Vienna, visit the impressive Schonbrunn Palace, summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors
  • Walking tour in romantic Venice includes St. Mark's Square and the marble Doge's Palace
  • Visit Milan, the Italian capital of fashion and design
Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Milan, Lake Como
Welcome to Italy! Arrive in Milan and transfer to your hotel on the western shore of spectacular Lake Como, one of the world's most romantic destinations. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beautiful new surroundings. Tonight, a briefing with your Tour Manager about the delightful journey that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Cadenabbia, Lake Como
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Village of Bellagio
Begin the day in this paradise with a scenic morning cruise on Lake Como to the exquisite village of Bellagio, named "The Pearl" of Lake Como. Nestled amid cypress groves, its earthy colored buildings climb up from the lakeside promenade. Wander along the narrow streets and alleyways, lined with craft shops, boutiques and cafés; or visit some of the gorgeous gardens with manicured lawns and fountains at Villa Melzi or Villa Serbelloni. Upon return, time at leisure to experience your lakeside village with its spectacular mountain views, restaurants, and shops
Overnight: Cadenabbia, Lake Como
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Lake Lugano, St. Gotthard Tunnel, Lucerne's Old City
Travel this morning to Lugano in southern Switzerland's Italian-speaking Ticino region on the northern shore of glacial Lake Lugano. Its Swiss-Mediterranean mix of cultures is similar to Italy's northern Lombardy region and reflected in its architecture. The palm trees give way to Alpine peaks and glaciers as you continue heading north traversing through the St. Gotthard Tunnel built under the Swiss Alps. On your journey to Lucerne, pass magnificent Alpine scenery, roaring waterfalls and running rivers. In the stunning lakeside Swiss city of Lucerne, get acquainted with the city on your walking tour to the sentimental Lion Monument, the 14th Century Chapel Bridge and the cobbled streets of the well-preserved medieval Altstadt (Old Town). Tonight, enjoy dinner together in Lucerne
Overnight: Lucerne
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Full Day in Lucerne
The day is yours to independently discover Lucerne, in the heart of central Switzerland. Wander through the lively streets, over bridges and along the picturesque lakeshore. Shop to your heart's content for chocolates, watches, the famous Swiss and German cuckoo clocks, or sip coffee at an outdoor café and just "people-watch". Perhaps, join the exciting optional tour to the summit of Mt. Pilatus. Ascend the world's steepest cogwheel railway that winds up through lush meadows and sparkling mountain streams to nearly 7,000 feet. After time to admire the splendid panoramic views, descend by aerial cableway. Evening is at leisure to discover some of Lucerne's fine restaurants and cafes featuring endless selections of superb international cuisine
Optional: Mount Pilatus Tour
Overnight: Lucerne
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Travel to Innsbruck
Today on your way to Innsbruck view the tiny storybook Principality of Liechtenstein and its capital Vaduz, a proud remnant of feudal Europe, sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria. After travel to Innsbruck, capital of the Austrian Alps with its grand Imperial Palace, Golden Roof, and famous Olympic ski jump. Tonight, dinner is at your hotel
Overnight: Innsbruck
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Salzburg Tour, Mozart's Home, Sound of Music Locations
The picture-perfect city of Salzburg is nestled on the Salzach River, surrounded by graceful domes, sky reaching spires and the colossal 11th century Hohensalzburg Fortress. This baroque jewel is celebrated as the birthplace of Mozart and well-known as the setting for the singing von Trapp family's film, The Sound of Music. A guided walking tour takes you to the house where Mozart was born as well as to the city's charming squares and bountiful Mirabell gardens. This afternoon is free for independent explorations in Salzburg, or join the optional excursion into the surrounding countryside to Obersalzberg, once a mountain retreat for senior Nazi SS officers. In motor coaches specially adapted for the mountain climb, ascend to Hitler's notorious "Eagle's Nest" hideaway. Afterward, return to Salzburg for an evening at leisure
Optional: Eagle's Nest Tour (PM)
Overnight: Salzburg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Imperial Vienna
Today on to Vienna, the magnificent Austrian capital. This sparkling city on the Danube has captivated travelers for years with its elegant shops, world-class museums, beautiful parks and gardens.Upon arrival enjoy free time for lunch and spend the afternoon at leisure in the heart of the city where you can view St. Stephen's Cathedral and explore the Graben, the pedestrian city center of Vienna. Tonight, dinner with your travel companions at a unique Viennese Tavern
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Tour Vienna
Begin today's tour at the impressive Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg emperors. Visit the opulent baroque apartments and stroll through the world-famous manicured gardens. Continue with a drive along the Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard. View the Empress Maria Theresa Monument, Votive Church, City Hall, Parliament, Hofburg Palace and the State Opera House. Balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, experience a not to be missed optional Classical Viennese Concert performance of the masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens
Optional: Mozart and Strauss Concert (PM)
Overnight: Vienna
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday - Scenic drive to Italy
Gorgeous scenery awaits you at every turn in the lush Austrian countryside. Enjoy breathtaking views of forests and tranquil meadows dotted with tiny villages huddled around baroque churches. After Udine, the lofty mountains give way to the flat and fertile plain. Arrive in Mestre in the late afternoon for dinner
Overnight: Venice Mestre
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Tour of Venice
Today travel to Venice. Begin with a boat ride to the Island of Murano, known for its artistic and colorful glassware. Afterwards, to St. Mark's Square where the guided walking tour of this romantic city takes you to the Golden Basilica of San Marco, built over several centuries in a fusion of Byzantine, Roman and Venetian architecture. Walk via the Bridge of Sighs, created at the beginning of the 17th century to serve as a link between prisons. Then, proceed to the pink marble Doge's Palace, the official residence of the Venetian ruler. Its facade is highlighted by a massive late Gothic gate known as the Porta della Carta. The rest of the day is yours to explore Venice independently or, participate in the optional Gondola Ride with music - it's definitely one of the highlights of any Italian holiday!
Optional: Gondola Ride with Music (PM)
Overnight: Venice Mestre
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Friday - Travel to Milan, Milan City Tour
After breakfast, set out for Milan, the Italian capital of fashion and design. Upon arrival, enjoy a panoramic tour starting at Sforza Castle, then proceed to Duomo Square and walk the Victor Emmanuel Galleria, a pedestrian mall build in the 1800s featuring a large arched glass ceiling. Bid a fond farewell to Italy at tonight's Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and newfound friends. Arrivederci!
Overnight: Milan
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Saturday - Depart Italy
Transfer to the airport in Milan for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Dates & Prices Call to book (877) 636-6660
Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Milan Linate Airport to Como transfers available at an additional cost.
  • Apr 24 departure will be accommodated at the Astoria Lucerne in Lucerne.
  • Sep 25 departure will be accommodated at the Radisson Blue Hotel Lucerne in Lucerne.
  • Jun 26 , Jul 10 , Aug 21 & Sep 4 departures will be accommodated at the Grauer Baer in Innsbruck.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Not Included
Optional tours and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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