Italy & Switzerland Adventures by Disney

Italy & Switzerland

Explore northern Italy and Switzerland on this 8 day tour that includes Lake Como, Zermatt, and Lake Lucerne. Get a bird's eye view of the Matterhorn in the Alps, explore Italy's lake district, and discover the Swiss city of Lucerne. Enjoy boat and train rides, zip-lining, wine tasting, and cooking classes to get a full understanding of northern Italy and Switzerland.

The 8 Day Italy and Switzerland tour from Adventures by Disney packs in some of the greatest destinations in Southern Europe all in one great travel tour. Take in the arts, food and culture of Italy and then enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere in Switzerland. Get to know the great people that live in these two countries through their history and culture on this Adventures by Disney tour.


8 Daysfr. $6,999

  • The services of two Adventure Guides
  • Outstanding accommodations
  • Admission fees to attractions and performances
  • VIP access and private events
  • Most meals during trip
  • Cultural experiences with local experts
  • Isola dei Pescatori Cruise
  • Lake Como Boat Cruise
  • Cheese Fondue Lunch
  • Transportation Museum & Swiss Chocolate Adventure
  • Zip Lining in the Alps
  • Mount Titlis Excursion
  • Gornergrat Bahn Train Ride
  • Cheese Factory Visit
  • Italian Cooking Class
  • Wine Tasting in Stresa
  • Lucerne Walking Tour
  • Dinner at the Old Swiss House
  • Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary except for the Adventure by Disney guides. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.
  • The customary gratuity to the Tour Direrctor is not included. Gratuities for your Adventures Guides are not included. If you feel that your Adventure Guides have provided excellent service, we suggest the following discretionary gratuity: Per Guest/Per Adventure guide/Per Day - $9 - $11 USD.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual train and airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees OR Regina Palace in Stresa, Italy (3 nights)
  • Mont Cervin Palace Hotel in Zermatt, Switzerland (2 nights)
  • Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern in Lucerne, Switzerland (2 nights)

Arrive in Milan, Welcome Reception & Dinner

Milan, Italy

Arrive at the Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). Benvenuto! Welcome to Italy. Upon exiting customs, be greeted by an Adventures by Disney representative. Relax as a driver assists you with your bags and takes you to your hotel.

Stresa, Italy

Check-In at the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees in Stresa. As your Adventure Guides check you in, explore the deluxe surroundings of this grand hotel that exudes an atmosphere of elegance, tradition and traditional Italian charm. Located on the shores of Lake Maggiore, the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees offers breathtaking grounds, a lovely pool, a full-service, world-renowned spa and fitness center, plus stunning views of the lush surrounding landscape.

Gather with your fellow Adventurers for a private reception and a delicious buffet dinner at the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees as your Adventure Guides provide you with details about the adventure that awaits you.

Important Details: Accommodations for Guests on the August 15, 2019 departure will be at Regina Palace

Dinner

Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees OR Regina Palace

Travel to Como, Italian Cooking Class, Lake Como Boat Cruise

Stresa, Italy

Start the day off with a hearty breakfast and get ready to head for Como.

Como, Italy

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.

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! After class, enjoy a classic Italian meal—with a new understanding of what makes the pasta so delicious!

Lake Como, Italy

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.

Como, Italy

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.

Stresa, Italy

Important Details: Accommodations for Guests on the August 15, 2019 departure will be at Regina Palace.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees OR Regina Palace

Cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, Wine-Tasting in Stresa

Stresa, Italy

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

Isola Dei Pescatori, Italy

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

Stresa, Italy

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.

Enjoy the evening and dinner on your own 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

Important Details: Accommodations for Guests on the August 15, 2019 departure will be at Regina Palace.

Breakfast, Lunch

Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees OR Regina Palace

Simplon Pass to Zermatt, Cheese Fondue in Zermatt

Stresa, Italy

Wake up to a delicious buffet breakfast and then head off to Zermatt.

Simplon Pass, Switzerland

Take a motor coach across the high mountain Simplon Pass between the Pennine Alps and the Lepontine Alps in Switzerland. A road that dates back to the Stone Age, the winding Simplon Pass takes you to Zermatt.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Arrive in Zermatt. Considered the most beautiful of the Alpine villages, the automobile-free Zermatt lies at the foot of the highest mountains in the Alps and basks in the splendor of the Matterhorn.

Dip into the delicious melted cheeses of the Alps for lunch at a charming restaurant. A Swiss specialty with shared French and Italian origins, fondue dates back to the late 17th century. Indulge with pleasure!

Relax as your Adventure Guides check you into Mont Cervin Palace, a stately, 5-star hotel surrounded by the Alps. With an abundance of warm hospitality, this grand hotel near the old village center has specialized in luxury for over 150 years.

Enjoy dinner on your own in Zermatt. Ask your Adventure Guides to help make arrangements for a dinner outing the whole family will enjoy at one of the spectacular restaurants in this Alpine village. After your meal, try a scrumptious strudel, a cinnamon crêpe or even a sip of génépi, an absinthe-like Alpine aperitif.

Breakfast, Lunch

Mont Cervin Palace

Ropes Course & Zip Lining at Forest Fun Park, Gornergrat Bahn Train Ride

Zermatt, Switzerland

Fuel up at breakfast for an action-packed day ahead. If you prefer not to participate in the physical activities, you can watch the activities from the sidelines—or stay behind in Zermatt to explore the many wonderful sites in this fascinating village.

Get ready for a morning of fun and adrenaline for the whole family! Ride in a mini electric car to the Forest Fun Park. A licensed instructor teaches about equipment safety and rules of the ropes course and zip line and provides Guests with a safety harness and gloves. Before moving onto zip lining, you will first need to complete the park's extensive ropes obstacle courses. There are beginner and advanced courses, but all are sure to give you a workout as you dangle up to 40 feet (12.19 meters) above the ground, swinging and climbing through the trees. Experience up to 25 bridges and 12 zip lines!

Enjoy lunch on your own in Zermatt. Pick a restaurant for you and your family in this town filled with wonderful culinary choices. Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations.

Climb high up Zermatt's steep slopes aboard the Gornergrat Cogwheel Train for stunning views of the Matterhorn and lake-dotted countryside below. See 29 peaks that are 2.5 miles (4,000 meters) tall—the most in any Alpine region.

Tonight Adults feast on scrumptious regional specialties with your fellow Adventurers at the hotel's main eatery. Junior Adventurers can enjoy a kid-friendly dinner in another part of the restaurant. After dinner, they can join the Adventure Guides for a private viewing of a Disney movie.

Breakfast, Dinner

Mont Cervin Palace

Journey to Lucerne, Transportation Museum and Swiss Chocolate Adventure

Zermatt, Switzerland

Wake up to a tasty breakfast before you board a train to Taesch.

Taesch, Switzerland

Get off the train in Taesch and enjoy a motor coach ride through the wide, pastoral Urseren Valley, located at the foot of the Gotthard Pass and flanked by the Aare and Gotthard mountain ranges of the Adula Alps.

Lucerne, Switzerland

Head for Lucerne on beautiful Lake Lucerne, driving through the splendid landscape that boasts a gorgeous mountain panorama and lush meadows in the summer.

Explore this fascinating museum which showcases the development of all forms of transportation and mobility, including by road, rail, water, air and even outer space. You will also enjoy a chocolate adventure where you will learn all about the discovery, origin, production and transportation of chocolate. And, yes, there is a chocolate tasting at the end of the tour!

Arrive at Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern and relax as your Adventure Guides check you in.

Follow a local guide on a walk through this delightful city surrounded by snowcapped mountains and discover its history. Explore Old Town with its 14th-century walls and spired buildings that seem straight out of a storybook. Explore Kapellbrücke (translates to "Chapel Bridge"), the oldest surviving truss bridge in the world, which crosses the Reuss River and connects Old Town to the Saint Peter Chapel—with an interior displaying the paintings that survived a fire created by the 17th-century local artist Hans Heinrich Wägmann.

Enjoy the evening on your own at Lake Lucerne, dining at one this area's fine restaurants. Ask you Adventure Guides to recommend the restaurant that best fits your family's tastes and needs.

Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern

Journey to Andermatt, Mount Titlis Excursion, Cheese Factory in Engelberg

Lucerne, Switzerland

Fuel up on a hearty breakfast and get ready for a day of thrilling events ahead.

Mount Titlis, Switzerland

Enjoy an excursion to Mount Titlis. For a fun-filled day of activities, ride in the rotating Rotair aerial cable car up to Mount Titlis, Central Switzerland's highest peak at 10,000 feet. And enjoy a spectacular view of valleys, mountains, lakes, forest, ice boulders and glaciers along the way. Once you reach the top, delight in these snow experiences with your Adventure Guides:

Glacier Viewing: Get closer to the crevasses of a glacier on the "Ice Flyer" chairlift.

Snow Tubing: Snow tube down the side of the mountain for a thrilling way to experience the Swiss Alps.

Hiking: Hike up one of the trails to see the mountain and its environs up close, enjoying the amazing views along the way.

The Titlis Cliff Walk: Stroll across Titlis Cliff Walk, the highest suspension bridge in Europe at a height of 1,600 feet (487.68 meters) and be awestruck by the astounding views.

The Glacier Cave: Venture into the very heart of Mount Titlis where ice crystals sparkle on turquoise-blue walls of ice in a cave that lies 65.6 feet (20 meters) below the glacier's surface.

Take a break in your activities to enjoy a delicious lunch at the Panorama Restaurant. At 1.87 miles (3,020 meters) above sea-level, this stylish restaurant offers panoramic views. Enjoy regional specialties along with pizza and pasta—and a variety of delectable desserts.

Continue your thrilling snow experiences until it's time to travel back down the hill to Engelberg.

Engelberg, Switzerland

Head to a monastery for a tour of Switzerland's only show cheese factory. Watch cheese being made by hand and see how milk is transformed into the famous Engelberger Klosterglocke—a mild cheese pressed into the shape of a monastery bell. Discover other regional cheeses, milk products and souvenirs as well.

Lucerne, Switzerland

Enjoy a private farewell dinner at the Old Swiss House in Lucerne. Be greeted on the deck of this landmark restaurant by 3 Swiss Alpen Horn Players playing traditional Swiss music—and then be served by wait staff wearing traditional Lucerne garb! The Old Swiss House has a half-timbered façade that dates back to 1859 and décor from the 17th century, stained-glass windows from the 16th century and original oil paintings by famous artists. Dine in a private area of this renowned restaurant that boasts a selection of gourmet menu items including the authentic Alpine specialty Wienerschnitzel. Before the night is over, try playing the Swiss Alpen Horn then share some of your unforgettable memories before you bid your fellow Adventurers a fond farewell.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern

Transfer to Zürich Airport

Lucerne, Switzerland

Enjoy one last breakfast in Switzerland and get ready for the trip ahead.

Zurich, Switzerland

Board prearranged transportation to the Zurich airport and say auf Wiedersehen—until you return again!

Breakfast

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ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 120 days or more before departure: The per person deposit is forfeited.
  • 119-90 days before departure: 50% of vacation package price per Guest
  • 89-46 days before departure: 75% of vacation package price per Guest
  • 45 days or less: 100% of vacation package price per Guest
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Adventures by Disney either before or after departure are non-refundable.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A deposit is required to confirm a reservation, unless the reservation is made on or after the final payment date (as defined below) for the vacation package, in which case full payment is required. The deposit amount will be equal to ten percent (10%) of the vacation package price per Guest (the “Deposit”), not including any optional add-ons. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
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