Italy and Switzerland 8 Days / 7 Nights Lake Como, Lucerne, the Alps, Zermatt
Take to the hills on our Alps tour that brings you into settings as diverse as Swiss chalets and Italian lakeside palaces — all in the footprints of the surrounding majestic mountains. You'll zip alongside the Matterhorn and sizzle in the kitchen on this magnificent alpine adventure that spans two countries.
ITALY AND SWITZERLAND COAST FAMILY VACATION HIGHLIGHTS Cruise to Isola Bella Take a private cruise from Stresa to Isola Bella for a tour of the gardens to discover the terraces and statues, fragrant camellias, bright blooms and refreshing fountains. Lake Como Cooking Class Study pasta-making with a professional chef in a private cooking class at a local villa on the shores of Lake Como. Ropes Course & Zip Lining in The Alps Harness up and navigate over the crisp pines, creeks, and paths on Forest Fun Park's ropes course and zip lines with a view of the Matterhorn in Zermatt. Bike Ride Along Lake Lucerne Travel through the Furka Pass and gear up for a trek alongside the wide waters of Lake Lucerne. Ride the trails that meander along the edge of the lake's royal blue waters.
Arrive: Arrive: MXP (Milan, Italy) Return: Return: ZRH (Zurich, Switzerland)
Minimum Age: 4 Suggested Age: 6+
7 Breakfasts 4 Lunches 5 Dinners
Adventures By Disney | Itinerary: Day 1
Stresa, Italy Meal(s) Included: Dinner
ARRIVE IN STRESA Benvenuti! Welcome to Italy. Upon exiting customs, you will be met by an Adventures by Disney representative. Relax as a driver assists you with your bags and brings you to the Regina Palace Hotel.
CHECK IN AT THE REGINA PALACE HOTEL Your Adventure Guides welcome you to the elegant, turn-of-the-century Regina Palace Hotel. Rising before you on immaculately manicured grounds, the hotel overlooks breathtaking Lake Maggiore, whose northern tip nudges the nexus of Italy and Switzerland.
WELCOME RECEPTION AND DINNER Gather with your fellow Adventurers for a private reception and a buffet dinner as your Adventure Guides set the stage and orient you to your exciting multinational surroundings. Accommodations: Regina Palace Hotel
Adventures By Disney | Itinerary: Day 2
Stresa, Italy Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Dinner
MINI BOAT CRUISE AND TOUR OF ISOLA BELLA After an American-style buffet breakfast at the hotel, ferry forth to the Baroque beauty of Isola Bella. Explore exquisite gardens with a local expert and discover stepped terraces, an abundance of statues, fragrant camellias and lovely fountains. Within the palazzo, a wealth of aristocratic artistry awaits, from Flemish tapestries to ornate furnishings.
WINE TASTING IN STRESA Return to Stresa, where your Adventure Guides will escort you to La Cambusa Wine Shop for an exclusive wine tasting led by a sommelier. Sip up to four different local wines paired with delicious accompaniments. Meanwhile, Junior Adventurers will enjoy grape juice and cookies.
LUNCH AND AFTERNOON ON YOUR OWN The afternoon is yours to spend as you wish! Take advantage of the hotel's many amenities or venture into town via the scenic pathways lining the glistening lakeshore. Wander the streets and listen to the lyrical language of Italy as you scout out locations for lunch. Don't forget to ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations!
WELCOME DINNER AT MONTEROSSO FARM Say buona sera to your fellow Adventurers at an exclusive family-style dinner featuring fresh fruits and vegetables grown on the premises. Nestled on a grand estate surrounded by verdant Verbanian pastures and beech and chestnut trees, Monterosso Farm affords panoramic views of four lakes from its hilltop location.
BOCCE BALL AND PONY RIDES FOR BAMBINI* Junior Adventurers can enjoy a game of Bocce ball and saddle up for a fun pony ride while adults sit back with a glass of wine and continue to bond with their fellow travelers. *Pony rides are restricted to ages 12 and younger. Accommodations: Regina Palace Hotel
Adventures By Disney | Itinerary: Day 3
Como, Italy Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Lunch
DEPART FOR COMO After a hearty buffet breakfast, board a motor coach and travel to romantic Como, with its beautiful 400-year-old buildings and Romanesque basilicas.
ITALIAN COOKING CLASS Study the art of pasta-making with hands-on instruction by a professional Italian chef. During this private cooking class at a beautiful villa on the banks of Lake Como, your Adventure Guides will translate to connect you with the mind of a culinary master.
LUNCH AT A LAKE COMO VILLA At the conclusion of your lesson, relax and recount the morning's events over a delicious classic Italian meal.
LAKE COMO BOAT CRUISE Embark on an exclusive boat tour of one of Italy's most famous lakes and drink in the poetic scenery that inspired Rossini and Verdi to compose some of their greatest musical masterpieces. Beneath the silhouette of the Alps, sit back and delight in passing Baroque villas, lush gardens and blossoms bursting in ravishing hues.
AFTERNOON AND DINNER ON YOUR OWN IN STRESA Pizza, pasta, rich risotto and succulent seafood Stresa offers something for everyone and every size appetite. Your Adventure Guides are happy to make suggestions to ensure a family meal to remember. Accommodations: Regina Palace Hotel
Adventures By Disney | Itinerary: Day 4
Zermatt, Switzerland Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Lunch
DEPART FOR ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the Regina Palace Hotel then cross the formidable Simplon Pass by motor coach. Travel down this winding path of antiquity and experience the thrill of the black peaks rising around you like titans standing against the sky!
CHEESE FONDUE LUNCH Dip into delicious melted cheeses of the Alps at a charming restaurant perched near the famous Matterhorn mountain. A Swiss specialty with shared French and Italian origins, fondue dates back to the late 17th century. Taste authentic Alpine history by the forkful as you indulge in this decadent feast!
CHECK IN TO THE HOTEL Relax as your Adventure Guides check you in to this cozy hotel in Zermatt, nestled at the base of the Alpine slopes with a view of the mighty Matterhorn!
DINNER ON YOUR OWN IN ZERMATT Ask your Adventure Guides to help make arrangements for a dinner outing the whole family will enjoy. After your meal, try a scrumptious strudel, a cinnamon crpe or even a sip of gnpi, an absinthe-like Alpine aperitif. Accommodations: Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
Adventures By Disney | Itinerary: Day 5
Zermatt, Switzerland Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Dinner
ZIP-LINING AND ROPES COURSE AT FOREST FUN PARK Get ready for a morning of fun and adrenaline for the whole family! Ride in a mini electric car to the Forest Fun Park no regular cars allowed then harness up and soar through crisp pines over babbling creeks and scenic paths. If you still have the energy, challenge yourself on the park's extensive ropes obstacle courses and zip-lines. There are beginner and advanced courses, but all are sure to give you a workout as you dangle up to 40ft above the ground, swinging and climbing through the trees. Experience up to 25 bridges and 12 zip lines!
LUNCH IN ZERMATT ON YOUR OWN Exchange tales of your trip thus far at a restaurant of your choice. Be sure to tap your Adventure Guides for eating tips. They're happy to help you plan the perfect family meal
GORNERGRAT TRAIN RIDE Climb high into the mountains aboard the Gornergrat Cogwheel Train for stunning views of the Matterhorn and lake-dotted vistas below.
DINNER AT HOTEL Feast on regional specialties with your fellow Adventurers at the hotel's main eatery. Youngsters convene for a kid-friendly meal in a separate section of the restaurant.
DISNEY MOVIE NIGHT After dinner, Junior Adventurers can enjoy a private Disney movie with the Adventure Guides. Accommodations: Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
Adventures By Disney | Itinerary: Day 6
Lake Lucerne, Switzerland Meal(s) Included:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
JOURNEY TO LAKE LUCERNE Convene for a final breakfast at the hotel then take a train to Taesch, where you and your fellow Adventurers will then ride by motor coach to Andermatt.
LUNCH IN ANDERMATT Take a midday break from your travels and sit down to a satisfying lunch at a traditional Swiss restaurant.
BIKE RIDE AROUND LAKE LUCERNE Pedal the trails meandering along Switzerland's fourth-largest lake while admiring its expansive royal-blue waters.
RECEPTION AT THE HOTEL LUZEREN SCHWEIZERHOF Unwind from the day's events at a private reception overlooking Lake Lucerne as your Adventure Guides handle your luggage and check you in to this elegant hotel.
DINNER AT THE HOTEL Tonight, dine with your family at the hotel's Restaurant Galerie. Enjoy your meal at a time of your choosing and order from a select menu of local Swiss specialties and delicious seasonal fare from around the globe. Accommodations: Hotel Luzern Schweizerhof
Adventures By Disney | Itinerary: Day 7
Lake Lucerne, Switzerland Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Morning Boat Cruise Savor bracing Alpine breezes on an exhilarating boat cruise to the far shore of the charming town of Vitznau, nestled in between Lake Lucerne and Mount Rigi, the "Queen of the Mountains."
Lakeside Lunch in Vitznau Help yourself to a selection of freshly prepared salads and delicious barbecue meats and sausages on a restaurant terrace with majestic views of Lake Lucerne.
Alpine Trail Hike After lunch, join your Adventure Guides for a scenic hike along the Vitznau Circular Walk. On this loop, see Vitznau from another perspective as you encounter local flora and get an awe-inspiring view of the lake and its surrounding mountains.
Afternoon on Your Own The choice is yours: Explore the Vitznau area or Lucerne! Since Vitznau straddles the isthmus between Lake Lucerne and Mount Rigi, you're in prime position for either. Feel free to ask your Adventure Guides for suggestions.
Farewell Dinner at the Old Swiss House in Lucerne Step back in time to 1859, when this landmark restaurant was constructed, and be served by wait staff wearing traditional Lucerne garb! Near Lion Mountain in the very center of the city, the Old Swiss House restaurant serves such authentic Alpine specialties as Wienerschnitzel. Reminisce with your fellow travelers about your amazing adventure as you await one final surprise. Accommodations: Hotel Luzern Schweizerhof
Adventures By Disney | Itinerary: Day 8
Lake Lucerne, Switzerland Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL Say good-bye to your newfound friends and enjoy one last meal in Switzerland.
TRANSFER TO AIRPORT Board prearranged transportation to the airport and say "auf Wiedersehen" until you return again! Accommodations: Hotel Luzern Schweizerhof
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