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(Tour code: LML19)

Lake Maggiore one of Italy's most naturally spectacular spots

From the incredible beauty of Lake Maggiore in one of Italy's most naturally spectacular spots to the breathtaking wonder of Switzerland, with superb rail journeys through majestic scenery to Zermatt, at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn.

  • Baveno
  • Lake Maggiore
  • Isola Bella
  • Isola dei Pescatori
  • Journey on the Centovalli Railway
  • Locarno
  • Zermatt
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Journey on the Centovalli Railway
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Cruise along Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore & Swiss Mountain Railways 2019Tour Details

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Days 1-3 Baveno

London to Baveno

Meet your Tour Manager at our dedicated London St Pancras Departure Office today, ahead of our journey on the Eurostar to Paris, transferring onwards by rail to Dijon, where we overnight. On Day 2, we take a short walk to the station for our train to Lausanne, before continuing our journey to Baveno on the shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore. On Day 3, you are at leisure to explore your new surroundings. Why not take a short boat ride over to Stresa?

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Breakfast
Day 4 Isola Bella
Isola Bella

Isola Bella

Today we enjoy an outing to the aptly named Isola Bella, a beautiful island that is crowned by ornate gardens and an elegant palace. We take an informative guided tour of the palace, followed by time to view the gardens. Then we travel over to Isola dei Pescatori where you are at leisure, perhaps to explore the numerous little boutiques and gift shops, or to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 5-6 Centovalli Railway
Centovalli Railway

The Centovalli Railway

We make our first exploration into Switzerland today and venture to Domodossola, where we board the wonderful Centovalli Railway, or 100 Valleys railway. Named due to the myriad of glorious scenery through which it passes, we enjoy our time on board in panoramic carriages as we journey past rushing waterfalls and deep ravines before arriving in Locarno. There is plenty of free time to enjoy beautiful Locarno, an idyllic Swiss town with a distinctly Italian feel. We make our way back to Baveno by boat and the following day is at leisure.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast
Day 7 Zermatt

Zermatt and the Matterhorn

Discover more of spectacular Switzerland today with a journey to Zermatt, via Brig. Boarding the train in Domodossola, we travel by rail to Brig, then climb to Zermatt, a delightful and completely traffic-free Alpine town. Here, there is plenty of time to wander along the winding streets and pretty chalet-style houses, all of which enjoy a lovely setting under the iconic peak of the Matterhorn before we return to Baveno by rail.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 8-9 Baveno

Homeward bound

Today is your final day in Italy and you spend it completely at leisure to relax and enjoy your surroundings at your own pace. You may choose to take advantage of the hotel facilities, or perhaps further discover quaint Baveno. On Day 9, we travel by rail from Domodossola to Basel, then continue on to Paris to take the Eurostar, ending our tour in London this evening.

  • Day 8 - Breakfast
  • Day 9 - Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras
  • All rail and coach travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 8 nights' hotel accommodation including 1 outbound overnight stay in Dijon and 7 nights at the 4-Star Hotel Simplon in Baveno

Delicious meals

  • 13 meals, including 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Excursion to Isola Bella
  • Time at leisure on Isola dei Pescatori
  • Travel in Panoramic Carriages on the Centovalli Railway to Locarno
  • Journey to Zermatt with time at leisure
  • Cruise along Lake Maggiore from Locarno to Baveno

Enhancing your tour

  • Upgrade to a superior room with pool/lake view from £305pp (double occupancy)

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Luke Simpson
Helen Laverack
Lynne Broadley
Lake Maggiore & Swiss Mountain Railways

Lake Maggiore one of Italy's most naturally spectacular spots


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