Romancing the Alps in Swiss & Italy

Switzerland: Geneva, Lake Geneva Region 2N, Lausanne, Montreux, Vevey, Zermatt 2N, Bellinzona, Gstaad, St. Moritz 2N, Lugano 2N,
Italy: 2N Venice , 1N Milan

Day 1: Geneva-Lake Geneva Region
Arrive in Geneva and proceed to Lake Geneva Region.

Day 2: Lausanne-Montreux-Vevey-Lake Geneva Region
Enjoy walking City tour of Lausanne which include Place de la Palud and visit of the Town Hall, The Notre dome cathedral, The ancient city, the castle St-Maire and the "Escaliers du Marché", The pedestrian streets and the wednesday's & saturday's m arket to know the Lausanne's atmosphere. Later proceed to Montreux to visit Chillon Castle - an architectural jewel on the shores of Lake Geneva. Proceed to Vevey - a city where Charlie Chaplin spent last 25 year of his life. Photograph yourself wit h famous Charlie Chaplin statue and The Fork. Pass by Charlie Chaplin house and Gilament towers to see Charlie Chaplin fresco. Visit Lavaux Vineyard - an UNESCO world heritage site for Swiss Wine experience and see a small film on wine making.

Day 3: Lake Geneva Region-Gstaad-Glacier 3000-Zermatt
Proceed to Gstaad by train. Take a cablecar to reach Glacier 3000. Experience Ice express, Alpine Coaster, Snow bus and visit the View Point - on a clear day you will be able to see all famous alpine peaks like Jungfrau, Matterhorn & Mont Blanc. Arrive at Zermatt in the evening.

Day 4: Zermatt
Proceed to The Matterhorn - 'Toblerone chocolate mountain' is the most photographed mountain in the world and is rightly called the 'King of all mountains'. Arrive at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise the highest sightseeing point in Europe by Cable-Car. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Alps surrounding Zermatt and visit the Glacier Palace, a mystical icy world.

Day 5: Zermatt-Bellinzona-St.Moritz
Proceed to St. Moritz. En-route visit Bellinzona famous for Castelgrande - a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Arrive in St. Moritz in the evening.

Day 6: St.Moritz
City Orientation tour of St.Moritz includes Leaning tower, Bronze bust of Johannes Badrutt, Cresta rider, Chesa Veglia. Take a Cable car from Val Bernina to Diavolezza. Enjoy panoramic view of Alps from Diavolezza.

Day 7: St. Moritz-Lugano
Arrive in Lugano. On arrival enjoy orientation tour of Lugano on the touristic train - The Red Arrow. In the evening enjoy Lake lugano cruise. Enjoy Dinner at Mont Bre.

Day 8: Lugano
Visit Swiss Miniature. It is an open-air miniature park located in Melide, on the shore of Lake Lugano, in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland. Later visit Monte Tamaro - enjoy view of the pre-Alpine landscape, of lakes and the snowy peaks of the Alps. Take a cableway up to Alpe Foppa, visit the Church of St. Maria degli Angeli. Later enjoy shopping at Foxtown outlets.

Day 9: Lugano-Venice
Proceed to Venice. In the evening proceed for the walking tour of Venice followed by Gondola Ride .

Day 10: Venice
Today explore the famous islands of the Venice lagoon - Murano, Burano and Torcello - on a half-day excursion. You'll see a glass-blowing display on Murano, shop for lace on Burano and visit Venice's first church on the tranquil island of Torcello. This tour is a great introduction to the magical islands of the Venetian lagoon.Tour High light: Murano, famous for its glassware. The island of Burano to admire picturesque fishermen's houses painted in bright pastel colors, and, of course, the famous lace.The last island is Torcello, the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.

Day 11: Milan
Proceed to Milan , On arrival visit Santa Maria delle Grazie to see The Last Supper Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece followed by city orientation tour includes, Sforza Castle, Duomo, La Scala.

Day 12: Departure
Proceed to airport for flight back home.

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