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Tailor Made Germany, Switzerland & Italy: The Alps from Bavaria to Lake Como


10 Days from $12,995

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Discover the Alps, a land of fairy-tale castles and breathtaking scenery, on this private adventure from the heart of Bavaria through glacial Lucerne and into Italy, travelling by open-air rail and cruising Lake Como in a private boat.

A&K Advantages

Sip beer at the famous Hofbräuhaus and listen to the chiming of the Glockenspiel in Munich

Visit Lucerne’s Glacier Gardens and discover the geological history of Lucerne and Switzerland

Travel from Lucerne to Zermatt aboard the Glacier Express, known for its magnificent views

Take the highest open-air rail system in Europe to Gornergrat for views of the mighty Matterhorn

Visit the historic gardens and villas around Lake Como.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
ARRIVE MUNICH, GERMANY
Day 2
MUNICH | BAVARIA’S CAPITAL
Day 3
LINDAU | QUAINT SWISS STREETS
Day 4
LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND | LAKESIDE BEAUTY
Day 5
ZERMATT | THE GLACIER EXPRESS
Day 6
ZERMATT | ALPINE VISTAS
Day 7
BELLAGIO, ITALY | LAKESIDE VILLAGE
Day 8
LAKE COMO | PRIVATE CRUISE
Day 9
LAKE COMO | DAY AT LEISURE
Day 10
DEPART LAKE COMO

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
ARRIVE MUNICH, GERMANY

Arrive at the Munich airport, where you are met by your Guardian Angel and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel.

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
Day 2
MUNICH | BAVARIA’S CAPITAL

Known by the locals as the "village of a million people," Munich is a city best explored on foot. Accompany your guide through the pedestrian-friendly streets, taking in the multitude of fantastic shops, markets and always-busy beer halls, such as the famous Hofbräuhaus. Right in the center of the city is the Marienplatz, a large open square where you find the Old and the New Town Halls (Rathaus). The latter is a magnificent neo-Gothic building that features the famous Glockenspiel, a chiming clock that reenacts two stories from Munich's history. Nearby, the Frauenkirche, Munich's Gothic cathedral, features twin towers topped with domes rather than spires, and has become emblematic of the city.

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
LINDAU | QUAINT SWISS STREETS

Depart Munich this morning for Switzerland, stopping for a walking tour of Lindau to discover this historical island town. Enjoy a wander along typical narrow streets, and see original wells and romantic inner courtyards. You may wish to visit one of the oldest churches in the lakeside region, the Peterskirche, a humble contrast to the luxuriant Baroque architecture also to be found in the town. After lunch at leisure, continue to Lucerne, arriving late in the afternoon.

Hotel des Balances
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND | LAKESIDE BEAUTY

The waterfront city of Lucerne is one of the most scenic in all of Switzerland and draws visitors from throughout the country and the world. Soak up the atmosphere of the city during a walking tour with your local guide. Along the way, visit the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall); the Hofkirche, which was first part of a monastery founded in 750; the Lion Monument; and the celebrated Glacier Gardens. Afterward, admire the views from the water with a relaxing public boat cruise on the lake.

Hotel des Balances
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5
ZERMATT | THE GLACIER EXPRESS

This morning, transfer to Andermatt station to board the famous Glacier Express in first-class seats for your journey to Zermatt. Enjoy the magnificent scenery en route and transfer to your hotel on arrival.

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
ZERMATT | ALPINE VISTAS

Enjoy the morning with your local English-speaking guide. Travel by open-air rail up to Gornergrat, a ridge overlooking the surrounding landscape, and take in majestic views of the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and the Gorner Glacier.

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
BELLAGIO, ITALY | LAKESIDE VILLAGE

Drive to the commune of Bellagio in Italy, following a route that takes you across the Simplon Pass. Divert slightly for a stop in the picturesque village of Orta San Giulio; there are several beautiful piazzas to stop for lunch at leisure. After lunch, join your local guide for a walk around the village. Admire the many 17th-century chapels, all devoted to St. Francis of Assisi and decorated with frescoes and terra cotta statues. From here, continue to Tremezzo and your hotel on the shore of Lake Como.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8
LAKE COMO | PRIVATE CRUISE

Join your guide for a leisurely half-day private boat cruise on Lake Como, Europe's deepest lake and a natural spectacle surrounded by beautiful villas and gardens. Stop in the delightful village of Bellagio, an old retreat for the nobility of Lombardy, and visit the elegant Villa Carlotta at Tremezzo, with its beautiful gardens that remain worth visiting all year round.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9
LAKE COMO | DAY AT LEISURE

Today is free to enjoy the beauty of the lake and your hotel however you like; optional excursions are available upon request and at additional cost.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Meals: Breakfast
Day 10
DEPART LAKE COMO

Transfer to Milan Airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast
This journey entails some active elements and elevations exceeding 10,000 feet.

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Learn the Secrets of German Brewing

Visit the Andechs Monastery and tour its famous brewery, learning all about the beer-making process and sample local schnapps and brandy.

Dine Under the Stars

Travel by train to scenic Gornergrat for dinner accompanied by stargazing experts. With no light pollution, the night sky above the Matterhorn comes alive.

Hike Mount Engelberg

Spend a day at one of Switzerland’s best hiking destinations, following a series of scenic trails that wind through lush Alpine meadows and along scenic outcrops.


Priced from $12,995 in July 3 - August 12, 2018 

Priced from $13,395 in June 23 - July 2; August 13 - 25, 2018 

Prices are per person and based on double occupancy for 2018. Please call for 2019 pricing. Internal and international air is not included in program pricing and is available on request. Additional supplements may apply for travel over holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability.

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