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.
ARRIVE MUNICH, GERMANY
Arrive at the Munich airport, where you are met by your Guardian Angel and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DEPART LAKE COMO
Transfer to Milan Airport for your onward flight.
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.