Switzerland & Italy Private Tour

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Why You Should Go

A combined adventure to Switzerland and Italy offers countless opportunities for visitors to enjoy a vast array of experiences in one exciting adventure. Switzerland is a land that simply cannot be condensed into words, mesmerizing travelers with the magic that is snowcapped mountains and pristine alpine vistas. The dual ability to please the avid skier with impressive slopes and world-class trails while also housing some of the greatest spas and wellness facilities in the world is unparalleled. The unique charm that each Swiss city exudes in its own special way is an experience that each visitor will never forget! Bordering Switzerland conveniently to the south is similarly wonderous Italy. The captivating culture here is so strong that there is an entire portion of Switzerland that speaks the language and fully adapts to Italian culture (you can learn more about this by CLICKING HERE). This influence is, not so surprisingly, globally powerful due to the history of this fascinating country. As you enter the northern lake region, it will become obvious to you why artists and poets have been inspired by this area for centuries.  Contrasting the typical visits to Rome, Venice, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, etc., the northern region of Italy is often overlooked. We feel the Italian Alps/Lakes to be some of the most scenic areas of anywhere in Italy, please CLICK HERE to read our Italian Lake District blog. During your visit, you will be spellbound by the juxtaposed version of Italy, while maintaining the delicious food, historic significance, and iconic art that Italy promises to each guest it welcomes. We feel a journey combining both of these fabulous destinations will fulfill your craving for all things incredible!

Best Travel Time: Spring Fall

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Scenic Alp & Lake Hike in Southern Switzerland

HOW MUCH WILL THIS TRIP COST?

Dependent on exact logistics and seasonality, our comprehensive private luxury tour costs are upward of

USD $5,000 – $6,000 per COUPLE per DAY.

*Inclusive of all luxury accommodations, private guide/driver, meals per itinerary, INTERNAL air flights/rail /private transfers, & all taxes/service fees.

Sample Itinerary

13 Days

Each private luxury tour is custom to the wishes of each client. This itinerary is a sample. Partnering with our long-established relationship with United Airlines, our sister company, TRAVNET, may provide competitive Polaris/Business Class international airfare, along with mileage points conversion.

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Day 1

Fly to Zurich
Through our sister company, premium air provider TRAVNET, we may assist with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

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Plane Flying Over Swiss Alps
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Day 2

Arrive Zurich + Transfer to Interlaken
Upon arrival at Zurich’s airport, a private driver will meet you and transfer you to Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel in Interlaken, approximately 1.5 hours away.

Meals:
Accommodations: Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa

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Harder Kulm Lookout Point, Interlaken
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Day 3

Full-Day Jungfrau Top of Europe Private Tour
A trip to Interlaken would simply be inconceivable without a journey up the Jungfraujoch mountain. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jungfraujoch get its endearing title due to its elevation of 11,000 feet(!) and being the highest railway station in all of Europe. The railway line will take you along three mountain peaks – Mönch, Jungfrau, and Eiger. When you finally reach the top, you will visit the Ice Palace created by mountain guides in the 1930s using ice picks and saws. Continue to the Sphinx Observatory, one of the highest observatories in the world. From the open viewing deck, you will be greeted by views of the Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger peaks, as well as the Aletsch Glacier, the largest river of ice in the world.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa

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Jungfrau "Top of Europe" Train
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Day 4

Day at Leisure or Full-Day Private Tour to Lucerne 
Enjoy a day of relaxation enjoying the fabulous spa and wellness offerings at your hotel. Alternatively, you may wish to venture to Lucerne where you can have a city tour and enjoy an adventure up Mt. Pilatus for a contrasting (relaxed/for views!) mountain experience from the Jungfrau adventure experience. If interested, we may tailor make a hiking experience today during your tour.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa

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Lucerne
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Day 5

Private Transfer Interlaken to Zermatt
Following breakfast at the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa, meet your private driver in the lobby and transfer to Zermatt (approximately two and a half hours away). Upon arrival, the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the amenities of your hotel (spa!).

*As Zermatt is a car-free village, your driver will drop you off at the village’s car drop zone and the hotel will send an electric cart to collect you and your luggage. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

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Chalet Suite w/Matterhorn View at Zermatterhof Hotel
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Day 6

Zermatt Private Touring
Following breakfast at the Grand Hotel, your Zermatt touring will begin by traveling up to Gornergrat, via the highest open-air rail system in Europe, where you will be met by an unparalleled view of the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, and Gorner Glacier. The remainder of the afternoon will be free for you to enjoy the amenities of the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof and explore Zermatt on your own. If you wish to incorporate hiking into your touring today, we enjoy the “five lakes” scenic hike.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

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Matterhorn Mountain
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Day 7

Private Transfer Zermatt to Lugano
As you are privately driven from Zermatt to Lugano (approximately 3 hours away), you will be able to witness the transition in climate and scenery. Half-way through your transfer, your driver will stop for lunch at a scenic and quaint location including a wine pairing. Upon arrival at your hotel, the remainder of the day will be spent relaxing at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: The View Lugano

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Lugano
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Day 8

Full-Day Private Tour of Lugano
Today, with your private guide, enjoy touring the city of Lugano. Begin with a stroll through the Old Town, where the colorful buildings will charm you. You will visit the two main squares, where, on some days, you can enjoy open-air markets of local goods and merchandise. You will also have the chance to enjoy a private boat ride, an absolute must on Lake Lugano. Your boat will take you to some of the most picturesque areas of the city, including Parco Ciani, an absolutely stunning lakeside park. If you wish to see the city from a unique vantage point, you can take the funicular up to Mount Bre (which is home to lots of iconic hiking trails as well!).

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: The View Lugano

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Parco Ciani, Lugano
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Day 9

Private Transfer Lugano to Lake Como
Today, transfer just 30-minutes to nearby Lake Como (officially entering Italy!). Upon arrival, drop your luggage off at your hotel and enjoy a boat tour of Lake Como. During your tour, enjoy visiting some of the most iconic villas in the area (including one belonging to George Clooney!) and Bellagio.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Villa d’Este or Grand Hotel Tremezzo

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Lake Como
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Day 10

Full-Day Private Tour of Lake Como/Como Town
Today, your private touring of Lake Como continues! In addition to more boat touring, you will enjoy a portion of your tour on land in Como Town. Here, meet with a local professional chef who will take you on a private truffle hunting experience (seasonal activity). With your truffle hunting dog, learn the fascinating art of truffle harvesting! After locating your precious goods, enjoy a private cooking class and meal to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: Villa d’Este or Grand Hotel Tremezzo

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Truffle Hunting with Dogs
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Days 11

Private Transfer Lake Como to Milan
After breakfast, meet your private driver in the lobby and transfer to your hotel in Milan, approximately 1 hour 15 minutes away. Upon arrival, the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax and settle into your hotel. We recommend dinner reservations tonight at one of the fabulous restaurants in this delicious city.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Four Seasons Milan or Mandarin Oriental Milan

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Milan
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Day 12

Full-Day Private Tour of Milan
After breakfast this morning, meet your private guide and driver in the lobby of your hotel. Make your way to the Dominican monastery Santa Maria delle Grazie where the infamous Last Supper painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Afterwards, head to the Duomo where your tickets give you special access to the terraces and panoramic views over the city.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Four Seasons Hotel Milan or Mandarin Oriental Milan

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Da Vinci's Last Supper Painting
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Day 13

Fly Home
Today, you will be privately transferred to Milan’s Airport for your return flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

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Relaxing Courtyard at the Four Seasons Milano

Hotels

Set at the base of the majestic Jungfrau, in the Bernese Oberland lies a longstanding hotel that has focused on quality hospitality for generations. Dating back 150 years, this hotel has stayed on top by making strides to keep up with the times and renovations as needed. The rooms and interiors were renovated within the last year and boast bright/fresh colors with elegant fixtures. The Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa ensures a tranquil experience that can rival any of the top wellness retreats. The on-site spa is one of the largest and most famous spas in Switzerland, with an emphasis on “better aging” instead of anti-aging. With 216 rooms, there are various floor plans, though all rooms feature natural lighting, top-notch in-room amenities, and stunning views of the hotel grounds and nearby landscape.

Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa

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Set at the base of the majestic Jungfrau, in the Bernese Oberland lies a longstanding hotel that has focused on quality hospitality for generations. Dating back 150 years, this hotel has stayed on top by making strides to keep up with the times and renovations as needed. The rooms and interiors were renovated within the last year and boast bright/fresh colors with elegant fixtures. The Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa ensures a tranquil experience that can rival any of the top wellness retreats. The on-site spa is one of the largest and most famous spas in Switzerland, with an emphasis on “better aging” instead of anti-aging. With 216 rooms, there are various floor plans, though all rooms feature natural lighting, top-notch in-room amenities, and stunning views of the hotel grounds and nearby landscape.

Ideally located in the center of town, next to the Matterhorn Museum, the spectacular views (5,276 ft. in altitude) are reason alone to stay at the 5-star, 77-room Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. Conceived in 1879, the Zermatterhof has an old Swiss ambiance coupled with a high-touch, wellness aesthetic. The hotel’s Alpine Spa program offers a comprehensive menu of spa treatments, including a huge pool (with waterfall) and an ice grotto. Amenities include three high-quality restaurants and all the luxury amenities you’ve come to expect from a relatively small, luxury property. The horse and carriage ride from the train station is a fun, nice introduction to the town of Zermatt.

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

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Ideally located in the center of town, next to the Matterhorn Museum, the spectacular views (5,276 ft. in altitude) are reason alone to stay at the 5-star, 77-room Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. Conceived in 1879, the Zermatterhof has an old Swiss ambiance coupled with a high-touch, wellness aesthetic. The hotel’s Alpine Spa program offers a comprehensive menu of spa treatments, including a huge pool (with waterfall) and an ice grotto. Amenities include three high-quality restaurants and all the luxury amenities you’ve come to expect from a relatively small, luxury property. The horse and carriage ride from the train station is a fun, nice introduction to the town of Zermatt.

The View Hotel in Lugano is a luxurious retreat perched on the hills overlooking Lake Lugano. With a limited number of rooms (only 20 total!), providing an intimate setting, it offers an exclusive experience for guests. Rooms are smart and modern style with an emphasis on dark woods, creams, and mirrors. The intent was to make one feel as though they are on a boat, hovering over the lake and stunning views below. The spa at The View is a haven of relaxation, offering a range of rejuvenating treatments. Indulge your palate at the hotel’s gourmet restaurant, where culinary delights are paired with stunning panoramic views. For fitness enthusiasts, there’s a well-equipped gym, allowing guests to maintain their wellness routines while surrounded by the beauty of the Swiss landscape.

The View Lugano

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The View Hotel in Lugano is a luxurious retreat perched on the hills overlooking Lake Lugano. With a limited number of rooms (only 20 total!), providing an intimate setting, it offers an exclusive experience for guests. Rooms are smart and modern style with an emphasis on dark woods, creams, and mirrors. The intent was to make one feel as though they are on a boat, hovering over the lake and stunning views below. The spa at The View is a haven of relaxation, offering a range of rejuvenating treatments. Indulge your palate at the hotel’s gourmet restaurant, where culinary delights are paired with stunning panoramic views. For fitness enthusiasts, there’s a well-equipped gym, allowing guests to maintain their wellness routines while surrounded by the beauty of the Swiss landscape.

Perched on the enchanting shores of Lake Como, Hotel Villa d’Este is a symphony of elegance and grandeur. This 16th-century masterpiece invites guests into a world where luxury meets history. With 152 tastefully appointed rooms, including lavish suites and exclusive villas, the hotel seamlessly blends Old World charm with modern comforts. Nestled within meticulously landscaped gardens, tranquility is easily found on-premises. The hotel’s spa beckons with bespoke wellness experiences, and guests can indulge in Michelin-starred culinary delights at the hotel’s refined restaurants. Each dish is a gastronomic masterpiece, complemented by panoramic views of the breathtaking lake (our favorite part!). Fitness enthusiasts find solace in the state-of-the-art fitness facilities, allowing them to stay active against the backdrop of Lake Como’s timeless beauty. As day turns to night, the hotel’s regal facade is illuminated, casting a magical glow over the waters. Hotel Villa d’Este is not just a place to stay; it’s an immersion into the allure of Lake Como, where the legacy of centuries unfolds in a tapestry of luxury, culinary artistry, and natural splendor.

Villa d’Este

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Perched on the enchanting shores of Lake Como, Hotel Villa d’Este is a symphony of elegance and grandeur. This 16th-century masterpiece invites guests into a world where luxury meets history. With 152 tastefully appointed rooms, including lavish suites and exclusive villas, the hotel seamlessly blends Old World charm with modern comforts. Nestled within meticulously landscaped gardens, tranquility is easily found on-premises. The hotel’s spa beckons with bespoke wellness experiences, and guests can indulge in Michelin-starred culinary delights at the hotel’s refined restaurants. Each dish is a gastronomic masterpiece, complemented by panoramic views of the breathtaking lake (our favorite part!). Fitness enthusiasts find solace in the state-of-the-art fitness facilities, allowing them to stay active against the backdrop of Lake Como’s timeless beauty. As day turns to night, the hotel’s regal facade is illuminated, casting a magical glow over the waters. Hotel Villa d’Este is not just a place to stay; it’s an immersion into the allure of Lake Como, where the legacy of centuries unfolds in a tapestry of luxury, culinary artistry, and natural splendor.

With over 100 years of history, this Art Nouveau palace in the heart of Lake Como has unparalleled views of Bellagio and the Gringe Mountains. Established in 1910, this seven-story hotel maintains its lure just as when 19th-century aristocrats descended upon its old world charm. Each of its 90 rooms and suites boast incredible views that look out over Lake Como to the town of Bellagio. Unique to the Tremezzo, at turndown, one not only finds chocolates but also written extracts from old diaries which add to the dramatic setting. Numerous dining options can be found on the property, ranging from upscale Italian cuisine at La Terrazza or T Beach restaurant to a more casual pizza bar in the gardens. For a relaxing afternoon, we suggest enjoying the “water on water” floating pool that rests on the lake’s surface.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

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With over 100 years of history, this Art Nouveau palace in the heart of Lake Como has unparalleled views of Bellagio and the Gringe Mountains. Established in 1910, this seven-story hotel maintains its lure just as when 19th-century aristocrats descended upon its old world charm. Each of its 90 rooms and suites boast incredible views that look out over Lake Como to the town of Bellagio. Unique to the Tremezzo, at turndown, one not only finds chocolates but also written extracts from old diaries which add to the dramatic setting. Numerous dining options can be found on the property, ranging from upscale Italian cuisine at La Terrazza or T Beach restaurant to a more casual pizza bar in the gardens. For a relaxing afternoon, we suggest enjoying the “water on water” floating pool that rests on the lake’s surface.

Located in the heart of Milan’s Fashion District, you will find the luxurious five-start Four Seasons property. The hotel is a converted 15th-century convent, updated with modern finishes. The tranquil garden within the hotel’s private grounds offer a peaceful respite after traversing the busy city. Each room is decorated using classic tones, marble bathrooms, and incorporate either brick ceilings or original artwork. Our favorite part of the hotel is the gorgeous spa and the indoor pool.

Four Seasons Milan

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Located in the heart of Milan’s Fashion District, you will find the luxurious five-start Four Seasons property. The hotel is a converted 15th-century convent, updated with modern finishes. The tranquil garden within the hotel’s private grounds offer a peaceful respite after traversing the busy city. Each room is decorated using classic tones, marble bathrooms, and incorporate either brick ceilings or original artwork. Our favorite part of the hotel is the gorgeous spa and the indoor pool.

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Milan is a sanctuary of modern luxury and timeless elegance. Located in the heart of the city, this five-star hotel offers a haven for discerning travelers. With meticulously designed rooms and suites, an emphasis on personalized service, and culinary excellence at its gourmet restaurant, the Mandarin Oriental Milan invites guests to immerse themselves in a world of sophistication. Whether indulging in spa treatments, enjoying the stylish surroundings, or exploring the vibrant city, this hotel epitomizes a refined retreat in Milan.

Mandarin Oriental Milan

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The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Milan is a sanctuary of modern luxury and timeless elegance. Located in the heart of the city, this five-star hotel offers a haven for discerning travelers. With meticulously designed rooms and suites, an emphasis on personalized service, and culinary excellence at its gourmet restaurant, the Mandarin Oriental Milan invites guests to immerse themselves in a world of sophistication. Whether indulging in spa treatments, enjoying the stylish surroundings, or exploring the vibrant city, this hotel epitomizes a refined retreat in Milan.

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high quality accommodations, inclusive of safari lodges and ryokans, in-country rail/air, and all taxes/service fees.

Dependent on destination and seasonality, our comprehensive private tour costs are upward of USD5K-7K per couple per day.



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Location

Overview

Switzerland
Population
8.4 Million
Language
French, Italian, German, Romansh
Currency
Swiss franc
Temperature
Highs: Mid 60’s
Lows: Low 40’s
Area
25,652 SQ KM
15,940 SQ MILES
Capital
Bern
Italy
Population
61 Million
Language
Italian
Currency
Euro
Temperature
Highs: Mid 80’s
Lows: High 30’s
Area
301,338 SQ KM
116,346 SQ MILES
Capital
Rome

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