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

Italy & 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 The back of a statue of a man and his dog look out over Lake Como and the surrounding mountains as a boat rides across the water
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 & 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!

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Como, Italy

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees OR Regina Palace*

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. Adventurers will also visit the Gardens of Villa del Balbianello, famous for its elaborate terraced gardens. Built on the site of a monastery in 1787, this gorgeous spot has served as a location for feature films, including Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, where it was the lake retreat where the clandestine marriage of Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker took place.

Casual Italian Dining Experience

Join your fellow Adventurers for a family-style Italian dinner at a local shop. Select delicious dishes from food stations that feature local fare in a casual and social atmosphere.

*Accommodations for Guests on the August 15, 2019 departure will be at Regina Palace