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EUROPE | Stresa, Lake Como, Zermatt, The Alps, Lucerne

Italy & Switzerland

This trip includes:
8 Days
16Meals
20 Sites

Admire the majesty of Northern Italy and Switzerland as you travel through Alpine passes, cruise across Lake Como and stand in awe of the Matterhorn. Whether you’re zip lining, cooking pasta or riding a train up a mountain slope, you’ll enjoy being immersed in the unsurpassed beauty of the region’s people, culture and scenery.

Trip Price Starting From $6,399USD

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  • Preparing for your AdventureExpanded

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      If you are a U.S. citizen, you will need a valid passport to enter Italy and Switzerland and return to the United States. Your passport must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining. Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Refer to the U.S. Department of State for further details.

      In addition, Guests 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent.

      If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with the Italian Embassy and the Swiss Embassy for information on documentation requirements.

      Passport/Visa Services
      You can apply for a passport and/or visa through CIBT, Inc., a third party travel document company servicing the travel industry (not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company). Learn more or call CIBT at (800) 406-1523. Be sure to mention Adventures by Disney, account #55134, for special pricing options.

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      Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. Due to frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as with the Transportation Security Administration for current restrictions.

      Since a majority of your adventure will take place outdoors, attire for your adventure should be casual and comfortable. No sports jacket or cocktail dresses are required. The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring:

      Clothing

      • T-shirts (short and long-sleeved)
      • Collared shirts
      • Jeans or long pants
      • Dress/skirt (when visiting cathedrals and churches, your shoulders and knees must be covered and shoes are to be worn)
      • Shorts
      • Lightweight rain jacket
      • Hat/visor/sun hat
      • Swimsuits
      • Sturdy-soled, close-toed shoes
      • Sandals
      • Warm sweater when traveling during May or September
      • Please Note: Day 7 - Mt. Titlis Excursion: gloves, wool socks, warm hat, wind and rainproof jacket with hood and a sweater are recommended

      Miscellaneous
      • Passport
      • Valid photo ID
      • Medication
      • Camera/video camera
      • Sunglasses
      • Sunscreen
      • Small travel umbrella
      • Extra batteries
      • Electrical adapters/chargers
      • Cell phone charger

      Hairdryers are available at all hotels.

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      After arriving at Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) prior to 2:30 PM, you may pass through Immigration and Passport Control. This is dependent on your departure city and where your flight connections were. Follow airport signage to Baggage Claim. Retrieve your luggage and exit the Baggage Claim area by passing through Customs and then into the main terminal. As soon as you arrive in the Arrivals Hall of the terminal, look for a representative holding an orange Adventures by Disney sign. This representative is available to assist you with your luggage and will escort you to your prearranged ground transportation to your hotel. At the end of the adventure, you will fly out of Zurich Airport (ZRH) for your return flight home. Your flight is expected to depart no earlier than 10:00 AM.

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      The unit of currency in Italy is the Euro (EUR), and the Swiss Franc (CHF) is used in Switzerland. U.S. dollars are not accepted at hotels, shops or restaurants, but ATM machines are available in most places. Most hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards or debit cards. Your Adventure Guide can help you with any local currency issues that may arise.

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      Adventure Guide Gratuities
      Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are not included. Based on the quality of service you have received, we suggest the following gratuity guidelines. Please note that this is for each member of your traveling party, per Adventure Guide, per day.

      Per Adult/Child/Per Adventure Guide/Per Day—$9 - $11 USD

      Example:
      •  For an 8-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity per Guest, per Adventure Guide: $72 - $88 USD.
      •  A family of 4 for an 8-day adventure: $288 - $352 USD per Adventure Guide.

      For two guides, this is a total of $576 - $704 USD.

      The Adventure Guides gratuity can be paid in U.S dollars or local currency.

      All Other Gratuities
      Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.

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      While we take care of transportation to all itinerary destinations, here are some helpful transportation tips for time on your own.

      ITALY
      Accommodations have been arranged so that anything you may need while in Stresa is situated within walking distance via pedestrian streets, some of which are cobblestone. If additional transportation needs arise, your Adventure Guide can provide assistance.

      SWITZERLAND
      When traveling in Switzerland, it's best to avoid Swiss roads and opt for the wonderfully punctual and ultra-efficient rail system. You can buy tickets at any of the numerous kiosks, most of which accept cash or credit and give information in many different languages. Helpful ticket sales people will give you a copy of your itinerary, which includes information like transfer stations, time of transfer and which car to enter. To get to more remote places not on the rail-line, take a "postbus," which is integrated into the rail system.

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      While the primary language of Italy is Italian and the primary language of central Switzerland is German, most people from both countries speak some English. Your Adventure Guide can help you with any language barriers.

      The following is a list of words and phrases you may want to use during your trip to Italy:

      English Italian Pronunciation
      Hello/Good Morning Ciao chow
      Goodbye Arrivederci a-reev-a-der-chee
      Good evening Buona Sera bona-sera
      Goodnight Buona Notte bona-notteh
      Yes see
      No No no
      Adventure Aventura ah-ven-toor-a


      The following is a list of words and phrases you may want to use during your trip to Switzerland:

      English German Pronunciation
      Hello Guten tag goo-ten-tahg
      Goodbye Auf wiedersehen owf-vee-da-zane
      Good morning Guten morgen goo-ten mor-gen
      Good evening Guten abend goo-ten ah-bend
      Yes Ja Yah
      No Nein nine
      Adventure Abenteuer ah-ben-toy-yoor

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSExpanded

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    To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865 and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

    If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872 and speak with a Vacationista or contact your travel agent.

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    If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need vaccinations to travel to Italy or Switzerland. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel to Italy and Switzerland.

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    ARRIVAL: You will fly into Malpensa Airport (MXP) in Milan on your arrival day. Your flight should arrive prior to 2:30 PM

    DEPARTURE: At the end of the adventure, you will fly out of Zurich Airport (ZRH) for your return flight home. You can depart any time after 10:00 AM.

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    No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels. For the Italy & Switzerland trip, transfers are included from Malpensa International Airport (MXP) in Milan to the Regina Palace Hotel on your arrival day. On your departure day, transfers are included from Hotel Luzern Schweizerhof or Hotel Continental Park Luzern to the Zurich Airport (ZRH).

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    Yes, you may stay in Italy before or Switzerland after our itinerary. Extended stays are available at special rates if booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 for further information.

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    Your group will travel by motor coach between destinations in Italy and Switzerland. In Switzerland you will travel by train to the town of Zermatt, where no cars are allowed.

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    While in Switzerland, the altitude ranges from 5,276 feet (1,608 meters) above sea level to just over 10,000 feet (3,048 meters) above sea level.

    Most of the trip occurs at 5,000 feet. However, the altitude rises as high as 7,500 feet for a short coach ride on the Simplon Pass.

    The trip includes a canopy zip lining experience (size restrictions apply) and a gentle bike ride on a paved path. While nearly all of the trip's featured activities are gentle if enjoyed separately, the full range of activities requires a moderate amount of stamina in order to get the most out of your vacation.

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    While we welcome children ages 4 and up on our Italy & Switzerland trip, we recommend that children be at least 6 years old at the time of travel. This is based on several factors, such as flight time and jet lag, time zone differences in the destination, duration of the vacation, extended hours of daily activity programming, number of internal transports between experiences, potential for extreme temperatures in the summer months, and amount of physical activity (e.g., walking, biking, and zip lining). Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 to discuss whether this is the right trip for your kids.

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    Typically, breakfast is served each morning in buffet style and offers a variety of dishes. Dinners and lunches usually include fish, meat, and pasta or rice entrées; vegetables and salad; and desserts and fruit. Some included meals on this trip are served buffet style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that á la carte menu choices may not always be available. Children-friendly choices are available at all meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods. In order to allow you and your family time to enjoy meals by yourselves, there are a few meals that are not included in the itinerary. These meals have been planned in locations where you have many dining options available. If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.

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    Alcoholic beverages are typically not included with your scheduled meals. However, you may purchase them at your own expense.

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    Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

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    Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.

    Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

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