The Italian Lakes & Swiss Alps Explorer

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Iconic cities & jaw-dropping scenery

Experience the very best of Italy, France, and Switzerland on this once in a lifetime adventure! Spend two nights in Rome, two nights in Paris, and five nights on an escorted tour through Bologna, Lugano, and Lausanne. From glistening lakes and soaring mountains to tiny villages and culture-packed cities, this vacation is the full package. Enjoy included day trips to Lake Como, Gruyeres, Lauterbrunnen, as well as tons of quick stops along the way. With a guide by your side, this tour is the perfect way to see a lot without the stress! 

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Rome (FCO), out of Paris (CDG)
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • 2 nights in Rome at the Hotel Donna Laura Palace or similar
  • 5-night escorted tour including the following:
    • 1 night in Bologna at the Hotel Allegroitalia Espresso or similar
    • 2 nights in Lugano at the Hotel Colorado or similar
    • 2 nights in Lausanne at the Hotel Agora Swiss Night by Fassbind or similar
    • Transportation by private modern 16 seater mini-coach
    • Services of a professional, English-speaking diver/guide on days 3-8
  • 2 nights in Paris at the Victor Hugo Paris Kleber Hotel or similar
  • Breakfast daily

*Please note: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on the tour. 

Great Ways to Explore
  • Try the raved-about cheese and chocolate in Gruyères.
  • Get your fill of pasta, gelato, and other Italian classics in Bologna.
  • From Lake Como to Lake Geneva, discover the beauty of the Italian-Swiss border.
  • Get lost in the postcard-worthy streets of Lauterbrunnen, a quintessential alpine village filled with over 70 waterfalls.
  • See iconic sites in Rome and Paris - two bucket-list cities!
Package Overview

This is a partially escorted tour. It’s perfect if you prefer not to do your own driving and want to see as many sights as you can during your vacation. 

This vacation is packed with must-see sites across Italy, Switzerland, and France! Start off with two nights on your own in Rome. Indulge in culinary classics like pizza and pasta, see iconic sites like the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, and sip a cappuccino in Piazza Navona like a local. From Rome, you'll be scooped up by a knowledgeable guide who will whisk you away on your escorted tour!

From Rome, you'll head to the colorful city of Bologna. Exploring this city will make you feel like you traveled back in time! From Bologna, your guide will bring you through the lake-filled region of Lombardy to Lake Como, framed by the Alps. Spend the day in Lenno, a charming town on the lake's west bank, before crossing the Swiss border to Lugano! During your stay in Lugano, you'll experience once-in-a-lifetime scenery as your guide brings you to Locarno, Lake Maggiore, Stresa, and Varese. 

En route to Lausanne, you'll stop at the picture-perfect alpine town of Lauterbrunnen. Adorned with over 70 waterfalls and chalet-style houses, this town boasts a charming main street surrounded by scenic wonder. Upon arrival in Lausanne, take a stroll along sparkling Lake Geneva! While staying in Lausanne, you'll be taken on an excursion to the storybook medieval town of Gruyères, famous for its cheese and chocolate. Before returning to Lausanne, you'll also enjoy a stop in Gstaad for lunch! 

On day 8, you'll wave goodbye to the spectacular scenery of Switzerland as you cross the French border. Stop in the historic city of Dole and the walled town of Chablis before arriving in The City of Light - Paris! Upon arrival in Paris, you'll say goodbye to your tour group and explore at your own pace. From the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre, discover the beauty of Paris one baguette at a time! 

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