13 Day Northern Italy, Switzerland & Austria

$3269
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13 Day Northern Italy, Switzerland & Austria
Albergo Terminus Como
Hotel Metropole Suisse Como
Hotel Monopol Luzern Lucerne
Grauer Baer Hotel Innsbruck
Castellani Parkhotel Salzburg Salzburg
Hilton Vienna Vienna
Bellini Hotel Venice
Hotel Bonvecchiati Venice
LaGare Hotel Venezia Murano, Venice
NH Venezia Rio Novo Venice
Starhotels Ritz Milan

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Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Milan Linate Airport to Como transfers available at an additional cost.

Entry Requirements:
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. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is active. Walking is done over cobbled streets, uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, significant slopes. Expect most of the sightseeing to require three to four hours of walking as well as a considerable time standing. Many historical cities have specific driving regulations, with set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights. The pacing is active as many sites are included. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Italy
Depart for Italy

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Milan, Lake Como
Welcome to Italy! Arrive in Milan and transfer to your hotel in the town of Como, on the exquisite Lago di Como, one of Italy's most romantic destinations. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beautiful new surroundings. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting at approximately 6 PM with your Tour Manager about the delightful journey that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4 PM on Day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible
Overnight: Como
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Cross Lake Como to the 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 the delights of this lakeside town with its spectacular mountain views, restaurants, and boutiques
Overnight: Como
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Wednesday - 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, Thursday - 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, Friday - 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, Saturday - 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, Sunday - 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, Monday - 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, Tuesday - Scenic drive to Italy
A long drive today. Depart Vienna in the morning, enjoying spectacular scenery as you drive through the lush Austrian countryside. After Udine, the lofty mountains give way to the flat and fertile plain. Arrive in Venice in the late afternoon
Overnight: Venice
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Wednesday - Boat Ride to Murano, Tour of Venice
The discovery of Venice begins with a boat ride to the Island of Murano, known for its artistic and colorful Murano glassware. While here enjoy a visit to one of the factories to witness the art of glass blowing. Then onto 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
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Thursday - 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, Friday - Depart Italy
Transfer to the airport in Milan for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

Ascend the world's steepest cogwheel railway which winds up through lush meadows carpeted with Alpine flowers, past sparkling mountain streams and fascinating rock faces to Mt. Pilatus. After admiring splendid views of the Bernese Oberland and the snowcapped Swiss peaks from the summit at nearly 7000 feet, descend by aerial cableway and return to Lucerne.

Departs at 10:00 am. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

*In the event of adverse weather, the cogwheel will be replaced by the cable car.

Day #5 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $99.00
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Excursion into the surrounding countryside of Salzburg to the ruins of Obersalzberg, once an important mountain retreat for senior Nazi SS officers and top party members. Transfer to special motor coaches adapted for the scenic mountain climb to Hitler’s notorious "Eagle's Nest." Ascending with the original elevator to the Kehlsteinhaus, you’ll see dramatic views of the snowcapped peaks

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
This tour will not operate in April, May, late October and November. In the event of inclement weather, the Eagle's Nest will be closed and the optional will not operate.

Day #7 01 Jun 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $67.00
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Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music." Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history's greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world's most famous waltz.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #9 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $69.00
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One of the highlights of any Italian holiday! Enjoy a relaxing gondola ride with music along the famous Grand Canal, and experience a piece of Venetian history. Glide along the centuries old canals, past lavish palaces and under famous arched bridges (the Gondola holds a maximum of six passengers. Please note that this is not a private gondola ride. There will be one musician on board of one of the gondolas in your fleet).

Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 30 minutes.

Day #11 01 Nov 2018 - 31 May 2019 $62.00
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Oct 2019 $66.00
29 Oct 2019 - 31 Mar 2020 $62.00
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