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EUROPE | Lake Como, Lucerne, the Alps, Zermatt | 8 Days / 7 Nights

Italy and Switzerland

The Alps loom over a charming town on a lake with a roofed pier The famed, snow dusted Matterhorn and a rock studded lake A handsome 3 storied manor house with a tiered garden up the hillside An aerial cable car rides through a region with snow covered mountains A woman rides a bicycle along a path near snow covered mountains A peacock struts in a garden containing several statues
The Alps loom over a charming town on a lake with a roofed pier
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Take in the serenity of Switzerland's idyllic Lake Lucerne.

Italy and Switzerland

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Thrill to the majestic beauty of the Alps on this magical vacation through Northern Italy and Switzerland! Drive along gorgeous Alpine passes, take a boat cruise on serene Lake Como and be astonished by the Matterhorn's powerful presence. Whether you're zip lining, pasta-making or simply relaxing in one of the luxury hotels, be surrounded by mountains, glaciers, lakes and woods of such awe-inspiring beauty that you can barely believe your eyes!

Italy and Switzerland

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Como, Italy

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodations: Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

A calm lake reflecting clouds is surrounded by villas and mountains

Breakfast at the Hotel

Start the day off with a hearty breakfast and get ready to head for Como.

Arrive at Como

Travel by motor coach to romantic Como at the southern tip of Lake Como in the foothills of the Alps, known for its wonderful art, palaces, churches, theaters, gardens and museums.

Italian Cooking Class

Study the art of pasta-making at a beautiful villa on the banks of Lake Como with hands-on instruction by a professional Italian chef. During this private cooking class, your Adventure Guides translate to connect you with the mind of this culinary master. Receive a personalized Certificate of Completion when you finish the class!

Lunch at a Lake Como Villa

After class, enjoy a classic Italian meal—with a new understanding of what makes the pasta so delicious!

Lake Como Boat Cruise

Embark on an exclusive boat tour of one of Italy's most famous lakes and drink in the poetic scenery, dotted with Baroque and Neoclassic villas, Romanesque churches, lush gardens and small medieval villages—all under the proud reach of the magnificent Alps.

Afternoon and Dinner on Your Own in Stresa

Return to this charming town for more exploration. For dinner, check out the menus of restaurants offering a variety of choices—pizza, pasta, rich risotto and succulent seafood among other items—and pick the one that's right for you. Or ask your Adventure Guides to suggest the ideal restaurant that fits your family's needs.