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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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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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Stresa, Italy

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodations: Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees OR Regina Palace*

A man and woman drink from their glasses of wine

Breakfast at the Hotel

Enjoy an American-style buffet breakfast and get ready for the day of exploration ahead.

Cruise to Isola dei Pescatori on Lake Maggiore

Take a ferry from Stresa on the beautiful blue waters of Lake Maggiore to the charming Isola dei Pescatori, or Fisherman’s Island. Once there, you’ll have the opportunity to meet a local fisherman who will regale you in stories of their activities and of life in this quaint island town. You’ll enjoy strolling along the promenade and cobbled alleys lined with restaurants, gift shops and boutiques filled with local crafts.

Lunch on Isola Dei Pescatori

Enjoy a tasty lunch at one of the island's incredible restaurants with a spectacular view of Lake Maggiore.

Wine Tasting in Stresa

Return to Stresa, where your Adventure Guides will escort you to an exclusive wine tasting led by a sommelier at the family-owned La Cambusa Wine Shop—one of the finest wine and specialty food emporiums in the Piemonte area. Sip up to 4 different local wines paired with delicious accompaniments. Meanwhile, Junior Adventurers will enjoy grape juice and cookies.

On Your Own Dinner in Stresa

Stroll through Stresa and delight in some of its landmark sites including Villa Pallavicino with its gardens and zoo, and Stresa's parish church—the Church of Santi Ambrogio and Theodulo. Walk along the waterfront for a picturesque view of boats en route to the Borromean Islands. Check out the incredible Italian eateries to find a good spot for dinner or ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations

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