Your Holiday Itinerary - Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains

Day 1: Home - Lucerne, Switzerland

Our door to door airport transfer service takes you from your home to your UK departure airport for your flight. Breathtaking Alpine vistas paint the canvas of your trip of a lifetime through Switzerland and Italy. Arrive in Lucerne and take some free time to explore this lakeside town on your own. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner in the city.

Day 2: Lucerne

Today, explore the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Enjoy an Alstadt (Old Town) walking tour that follows the ancient pathways of the city. Over 800 years of history lives on with such treasures as the covered Chapel Bridge (1333); the famous Water Tower that once served as a prison; the watchtower and treasury; the Renaissance-style Town Hall; the Baroque Jesuit Church; and the Lion Monument, carved from sandstone to commemorate the heroic soldiers who were protecting King Louis XVI in 1792.

Day 3: Lucerne - GoldenPass Train - Montreux - Zermatt

This morning, travel to Gstaad where you climb aboard the GoldenPass panoramic train to enjoy breathtaking Alpine views along the route to Montreux. Upon arrival, have free time in this legendary town on the shores of Lake Geneva. Then, continue on to the pedestrian village of Zermatt.

Day 4: Zermatt

Today you have all of Zermatt at your fi ngertips. You choose the way you spend your day! You may decide to explore on foot during a guided walking tour of charming Zermatt. Or, perhaps you’ll choose to discover Zermatt independently and learn more about the triumph and tragedy of the first ascent of the Matterhorn with included admission to the Matterhorn Museum. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 5: Zermatt - Glacier Express Train - St. Moritz

Traverse bridges and tunnels while aboard the world renowned narrow gauge Glacier Express, the most charming express train in the world. Enjoy the natural beauty of this route through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Relax and enjoy a threecourse lunch while on-board.

Day 6: St. Moritz - Bernina Pass Train - St. Moritz

Embark on a journey through the Bernina Pass while travelling along one of the most scenic railway lines in the world en route to Tirano, Italy. Enjoy striking views of the Swiss and Italian Alps throughout your adventure, including the famed Morteratsch Glacier. Upon your return to St. Moritz you can relax at your hotel or perhaps make use of your included St. Moritz lift pass to take the cable car to the top of Mt.Diavolezza where you can enjoy stunning views of Piz Bernina.

Day 7: St. Moritz - Lake Como, Italy - Lago Maggiore

Today you make your way back to Italy with a drive to Lake Como. A ferry ride across the waters of Lake Como introduces you to its stunning beauty. Drive along the picturesque shores to the town of Como. You will have free time to explore this famous resort before continuing to Lago Maggiore, a tranquil resort area with crystal clear waters against the backdrop of the Alps.

Day 8: Lago Maggiore

Today, visit an ancient village nestled in the mountains and stop at a local farm to sample their artisan cheeses paired with the region’s local wines. Return to your hotel for a free afternoon. Your evening begins with a cocktail party in a local wine shop before boarding your lake boat for a cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, the most beautiful of the Borromean Islands, for your traditional farewell dinner.

Day 9: Lago Maggiore - Home

Your thrilling Alpine journey ends today in Lago Maggiore.

Departure Dates 2018 Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains (9 Days) - 7% discount on all dates

Collette brochure price from £2384

Travel 55 discount price from £2218

Telephone Collette Holidays on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 code NYC2

Prices are ‘guide from’ prices only and do not include flights. To check the latest up to date tour prices and to check availability call Collette reservations on 0800 804 8700. Don't forget to quote the Travel 55 code NYC2 to receive your 7% discount that is availably on all Collette tours.

May 1, 8, 15, 29

July 10, 17

September 11, 18, 25

June 5, 26

August 14, 28

October 2, 9

Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. The discount will be applied accordingly to reflect the price. Departure dates are subject to availability. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking.

NOTE: • On some dates alternate hotels may be used • Due to tour scheduling, arrival flights into Zurich should arrive prior to 4:00 p.m. • Guests will  arrive into Zurich airport and transfer to Lucerne, and depart from Lago Maggiore and transfer to Milan airport. All transfers will depart from/return to these airports.

What's Included In Your Tour

  • MEALS: 12 meals (8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 3 Dinners)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Ameron Flora, Lucerne. Hotel Alex, Zermatt. Hotel Steffani, St. Moritz. Zacchera Hotels, Lago Maggiore.
  • PLUS:
  • Complimentary Private Airport Transfers*
  • Services of an experienced tour manager
  • Services of local expert guides
  • Luggage porterage throughout the tour
  • Complimentary WIFI on tour
  • On tour Audio Guides
  • TRANSPORT: Coach, train, ferry and cable car
  • GROUP SIZE: Approx 40
  • SOLO TRAVELLERS: From £2,774

Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains

9 Day Holidays Including Door to Door Transfers - 7% Discount

Prices from only £2218

Experience the enchanting Alpine cultures of Switzerland and Italy as you journey through spectacular mountain scenery and picturesque towns. Ride aboard three of the legendary Alpine railways; the Golden Pass Panoramic Train from Gstaad to Montreux; the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz and the Bernina Pass Train, which takes you into Italy. Cruise across two of the most scenic lakes in the world, Lake Como and Lago Maggiore. Relax in some of Europe’s most stunning and exclusive resort villages, including Zermatt, St Moritz and Lago Maggoire, Italy. Explore Lucerne, the "Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Visit a cheese farm, enjoy a wine tasting, hike in Zermatt, or perhaps ride a cable car in St. Moritz. Enjoy traditional regional cuisine such as Swiss cheese fondue and Italian delicacies.

This delightful 9 day Alpine tour comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Collette Holidays direct on 0800 804 8700 and quote Travel 55 ref: NYC2.

Tour Highlights - Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains

  • Cruise Lake Como on a traditional open-air commuter ferry
  • Stroll the lakeside boulevards of Lucerne, St. Moritz and Como
  • Journey through the Bernina Pass on one of the world’s most scenic railways
  • In St. Moritz, take a cable car to the top of Mt. Diavolezza
  • While in Zermatt, choose between a tour with a local expert through Zermatt. Or, visit the Matterhorn Museum.

Travelling in Style

At Collette, we believe your holiday starts as soon as you leave your front door. So, when you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, you’ll be able to start your holiday in style with our exclusive private door to door service. Getting to the airport can often be one of the most stressful parts of your holiday, but don’t worry, we have it all in hand.

Bon Voyage

Your driver will collect you from your home and take you directly to your chosen UK departure airport. Your driver has access to the latest satellite navigation technology, to ensure that you have the most convenient, traffic free journey to the airport. Your transfer is
exclusively for you and no one else!

Welcome Home

When you return from your holiday, your driver will meet you as you come through into the arrivals hall after you have collected your luggage. You will then be whisked away from the airport and taken straight back home, without any diversions, in the comfort you have been accustomed to on your Collette tour.

Your Preference

If you prefer to drive yourself to the airport, you could take advantage of our complimentary hotel stay and airport parking at the airport of your choice. If you have an early morning flight, or you could extend your holiday for an extra night if you have a later flight back. Just let us know your preference at time of booking.

Booking flights is easy

...and we can be as flexible as you need to be. We can organise fl ights from most of the UK’s regional airports, with our preferred airline partners. We can advise you on the best airlines for each tour and the best routes, and you can choose who you’d prefer to travel with. We’ll fi nd the best price for you based on your chosen departure date and local airport.

More Convenient

From Exeter to Inverness, we can fly you from your local airport to join our tours around the world minimising the need to travel to London. Let us find the best priced and most convenient fl ight for your holiday choice and your UK location.

More Comfort

We can also organise to upgrade your flight to premium economy, business or first class and arrive refreshed and ready for an adventure. We have great partnerships with many airlines and often have access to exclusive flight upgrade fares. Just let us know your preference at time of booking, and we will find the best priced flight for you.

More Peace of Mind

When you book a flight inclusive holiday with us, if your tour itinerary changes for any reason, or the flight schedule changes, we will manage all the changes for you. Your holiday will also be fully bonded under our ATOL licence giving you full protection for your holiday. If you choose to book your own flight, if anything does change you’ll be liable for any flight changes required.


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