Here’s a dream itinerary that will allow you to dip your foot into 3 countries (Italy, Switzerland, and France) and with activities ranging from hiking to shopping (based on your interests)!! Itinerary starts and ends in Switzerland with stops including one-of-a-kind sites such as Venice, guided walking tours, hiking (optional), breathtaking scenery along the Alps, and an amazing opportunity to see Mont Blanc and enter a glacier. This is designed as a 12 day/11 night trip but can be customized for a longer or shorter experience. We can also adjust the itinerary based on your interests.
Dates: Currently planned for June 10-21, 2023 – min 3 participants – please contact me if interested
Day 1 (Sat) – Arrival in Zurich, Switzerland. Short exploration of Zurich and then to Lucerne for 2 nights.
Day 2 (Sun) – Take in the breathtaking scenery with a visit to Mount Pilatus and Lucerne area.
Day 3 (Mon) – Drive to San Candido (Dolomites) in Northern Italy.
Day 4 (Tues) – Visit the beautiful San Candido area along with Gadertal, end the day in Ortisei.
Day 5 (Weds) – Visit Ortisei and Seceda Ridge.
Day 6 (Thurs) – Head to Cortina, the mountain town known as the “Pearl of the Dolomites” for additional explorations.
Day 7 (Fri) – Drive to the world’s only completely pedestrian town, Venice.
Day 8 (Sat) – Explore this unique town with a guided tour of Venice plus visit to Murano (known for glass-blowing) and Burano (known for lace-making).
Day 9 (Sun) – Drive to Como with possible stop in Verona to check out Juliette’s balcony.
Day 10 (Mon) – Destination is Chamonix, France with a potential stop in Aosta, Italy along the way.
Day 11 (Tues) – Visit Chamonix (including the Mont Blanc observation platform and the Mer de Glace) and then to Geneva, Switzerland.
Day 12 (Weds) – Geneva departure
Includes: 11 nights accommodation, 3 meals a day, all of the ground transportation, a visit to Mount Pilatus near Lucerne, guided tour of Venice plus a guided boat tour to the islands of Murano and Burano from Venice , hiking in the Dolomites for those interested (or other activities, as available), visit to the Mont Blanc observation platform and the Mer de Glace (ice cave), also possible visits of the towns listed in the itinerary above (Zurich, Lucerne, Verona, Como, Aosta, Chamonix, Geneva).
Cost as outlined: Please contact me for costs. (Trip subject to cancellation or modification depending on interest.)
Not included: airfare, airport transfers, tips, any food and activity costs other than those noted, “optional” activities, travel insurance.
If you are interested, please contact me and I’ll pass along a more detailed itinerary and answer any questions.
Hoping you can join us!!!