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A magical journey through the Alps to Venice

Our Venice via Switzerland tour takes you from beautiful lakeside villages, weaving through stunning mountain ranges to the magical city of Venice.

Things to do
  • Lucerne
  • The Alps
  • Venice
  • Saint Marks Square
  • Islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello
  • Lausanne
  • Ouchy
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Venice via Switzerland (the Alps) Sample itinerary

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Day 1 Eurostar

UK to Lucerne

Depart London St Pancras on the Eurostar to Paris where you'll connect for your journey to Lucerne via Basel. With its picture-postcard location, framed by mountains on the edge of Lake Lucerne; Lucerne has been popular with visitors for hundreds of years.

Day 2 The Alps
The Alps

Through the Alps to Italy

Today your magical journey continues as you leave Lucerne and travel through the Swiss Alps, then pass through Milan and Verona to Venice. Take a wander through the city's maze of streets and you'll find magnificent landmarks at every turn, with highlights including Saint Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace, the Torre dell'Orologio and the Rialto Bridge.

Day 3 Venice

Beautiful Venice

Today, treat yourself to a ride on one of Venice's iconic gondolas to experience the city's beautiful architecture. Or simply take a stroll and see where you end up - whether it's a quirky shop, a pretty plaza, waterfront bar, or romantic bridge.

Day 4 Venice 2
Venice 2

The Islands of Venice

Spend your final full day in Venice with a lagoon tour to visit the charming islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Murano is of course famous for glassblowing, whilst Burano is renowned for its vibrantly coloured houses and wonderful Venetian Lace. Meanwhile Torcello has its ancient cathedral - founded in 639.

Day 5 Lake Geneva
Lake Geneva

Venice to Lake Geneva

Travel from Venice to Milan then onward through the Swiss Alps to the shores of stunning Lake Geneva and the beautiful city of Lausanne. Start with a boat trip or visit the city's impressive Gothic Cathedral before taking a stroll around the medieval labyrinth of Lausanne's Old Town. It's well worth taking a stroll to the Upper Town - home to the Cathedral of Lausanne. Alternatively, for beautiful lakeside walks and quay-side flower gardens - head to the port and resort area of Ouchy.

Day 6 TGV

Lausanne to UK

Your journey home begins as you leave Lausanne on the high speed TGV service to Paris where you'll connect to the Eurostar for the journey back to London St Pancras.

Please note

The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.

What’s included
What's Included
  • Standard Class rail travel throughout
  • 4-star Lucerne hotel x 1 night (B&B)
  • 4-star Venice hotel x 3 nights (B&B)
  • 4-star Lausanne hotel x 1 night (B&B)
  • Single room supplement applies. Please call for details.

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

Laura Strawinski
James.E Eaton
James.S Starkie
Venice via Switzerland (the Alps)

A magical journey through the Alps to Venice


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