Lake Maggiore & Swiss Mountain Railways
Low Deposit only £99pp on selected 2019 departures when booked on or before 15th February 2019.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
Lake Maggiore one of Italy's most naturally spectacular spots