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Discover lakes, incredible mountain scenery and railways

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2021 Tour code: SYG21

About the tour

Discover Lakes Lucerne, Como and Garda, as well as the incredible mountain scenery and railways which connect them. Sample Swiss wine, explore an Italian villa and journey on the Bernina Express as we travel from the snow-dusted Swiss Alps to the tranquil shores of Italy's Lake Como.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - London to Vevey

From London St Pancras, we take the Eurostar to Paris, continuing by rail to Vevey where we spend three nights. Set on the shores of Lake Geneva, surrounded by mountains, Vevey is considered a 'Pearl of the Swiss Riviera'.

Includes
  • Day 1 - Eurostar Meal, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast
  • Day 3 - Breakfast
Day 4 - The GoldenPass

We travel to Montreux to join the GoldenPass train, a golden-hued train which recreates the Belle Époque style of the 1930s. We enjoy views of rolling vineyards, traditional chalets, and dramatic peaks on our way to Interlaken. We transfer to Lucerne for three nights, a German-speaking town famous for the Kapellbrücke, or Chapel Bridge, the oldest wooden bridge in Europe. 

Includes
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - Gotthard Express and Lake Como

We sail across Lake Lucerne to Fluelen to join the William Tell Express. Enjoy the scenery from the panoramic windows as frosty mountains are replaced by the floral-filled promenades of the Italian lake district. We arrive in Lugano and take a coach to Cadenabbia by Lake Como, where we spend four nights.

Includes
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast
  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10 - The Bernina Express

We enjoy a trip on the Bernina Express to glamorous St Moritz. Our journey on the 100-year-old line takes us through flower-filled Alpine meadows, clinging to the mountainside as we loop past ravines and rushing waterfalls. You have some free time in St Moritz to grab a coffee in a chic café or browse the shopping boutiques. We return by coach, pausing in the beautiful mountain town of Chiavenna for some free time.

Includes
  • Day 10 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 11 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 12 - Breakfast, Eurostar meal

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

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

Hotels

Grand Hotel Cadenabbia, Cadenabbia di Griante

Grand Hotel Cadenabbia, Cadenabbia di Griante

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Hotel Seeburg, Lucerne

Hotel Seeburg, Lucerne

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Astra Hotel, Vevey

Astra Hotel, Vevey

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Trains

Bernina Express
Eurostar
The GoldenPass Line
Gotthard Panorama Express
Mount Rigi Mountain Railway

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Upgrades

Inclusive Luggage Upgrade
London Hotels
UK rail connections