Conceptio in Itinere

OVER THE ALPS Tour

Northern Italy, Liechteinstein and Switzerland


 

Available all year long

suggested during the good season

(April – October)

 

6 days / 5 nights

day 1 – Milan

day 2 – Milan

day 3 – Milan – Vaduz in Lichtenstein – Zurich Switzerland

day 4 – Zurich – Rhine Falls in Schaffausen – Lucerne – Zurich

day 5 – Zurich – Lugano – Como Lake – Milan

day 6 – Milan

Departures on Your request

B&B basis + 4 dinners

Day 1 arrival to MILAN

Private transfer by our private Coach & assistance from Malpensa Airport to the hotel in Milan. Afternoon at Your leisure and dinner at the hotel. (optional sightseeing tours according to Your flight schedules)

 

Day 2 MILAN

breakfast at the hotel and meeting with Your English speaking local Guide who will lead you through the beauties of the city, visiting the historic center with the Cathedral, Sforzesco Castle, La Scala Opera theater, Brera quarter with St Ambrogio Basilica. Time at Your leisure for lunch and shopping in the afternoon. Dinner at Your leisure and overnight.


Day 3 MILAN – VADUZ in Liechtenstein – ZURICH Switzerland

breakfast at the hotel and early departure with destination Vaduz. Liechtenstein enjoys a position in the very heart of Europe on the banks of Rhine River. Despite its small size, Liechtenstein Princedom is a very attractive location offering stunning landscapes, a rich history and prosperous economy. In its city center You can find century-age tabernas and a small Art Museum housing one of the oldest private collections in Europe. The Castle overlooking the valley is the real symbol of Vaduz and currently residence of the Royal Family. Entrance is forbidden to the visitors but we can admire it from outside. The Cathedral is small and really enchanting, just like the main street crossing the town.

Independent lunch and continuation to Zurich, surrounded by the Alps and facing the peaceful lake this town represents a unique mix of art, fashion and never-ending night life. 150 years ago, from the moat surrounding the city, the new Bahnhofstrasse arose to become the most famous in the world; the shopping street of Zurich, paradise for the fashion lovers and one of the most exclusive address for jeweleries and watchmaker's shops. The medieval houses, the alleys net, and the Zunfthaus offer the ideal scenario for a pleasant walk absorbed in the past. Symbols of Zurich are the two Cathedral's bell-towers, built by Carlo Magno on Felix and Regula's tombs, as the legend tells. Highlights that You should not miss are St. Peter's Church, Reform Square with its bistrots, Nassa avenue and a walk on the lakefront. Dinner at the hotel in Zurich and overnight.

 

Day 4 ZURICH – RHINE FALLS in Schaffausen – LUCERNE – ZURICH

breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Schaffausen. Rhine Falls are 15000 years old and for sure the major falls in Europe. Waters crash down for 23 meters from a basin of 150 meters width, and a majestic rock rises just in the middle and for millenniums compels the power of the water. Platforms arrives almost on the water and from here You can feel the water roaring on Your body for an amazing experience. After an independent lunch we continue the excursion to Lucerne, visiting the Jesuit Church and the Chapel Bridge with the octagonal Water Tower, a farmer Treasury, prison and torture room. You will learn important and humorous facts about the history of Lucerne and everyday life of the residents. You will discover hidden alleys, visit town squares teeming with activity and even catch a glimpse of the city's “crown”, the Musegg Wall. Optional visit can be planned: the Schonenberger chocolate factory (1hr), City train trip (40minutes), panorama Yacht Cruise on the lake (1hr). Back to Zurich hotel, dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5 ZURICH – LUGANO – COMO LAKE – MILAN

breakfast at the hotel and departure to Lugano. A charming place with Mediterranean appeal and many green parks around the lake inviting to relax. From the top of the mounts dominating Lugano, mounts San Salvatore and Brè, You can admire the beautiful view on the city, the lake and the Alps. You will stroll along the streets of the city center and visit one of the famous chocolate shops to enjoy a little sweet moment of pleasure. A chocolate tasting is something that anyone coming to Lugano should not miss. After an independent lunch, we continue our visit toward Como Lake visiting the shores, Menaggio and Tremezzo with the numerous villas on the coast facing Bellagio on the other side of the lake. Back to Milan, dinner and overnight. If our guests are more interested in having shopping on this day, we could make Zurich – Lugano – stop at Fox Town Mendrisio outlet – back to Milan.

 

Day 6 MILAN departure

Breakfast at the hotel and private bus transfer from Your hotel to Malpensa Airport.

 

Our package includes:

  • Transportation in Milan and in tour by private a/c Coach with professional driver

  • Multilingual speaking Tour-escort at disposal for the tour and during the transfer apt/Milan/apt.

  • Multilingual speaking local Guides for half day sightseeings in Zurich and Lucerne.

  • Entrance and whispers for internal visit at the Duomo, cathedral of Milan.

  • Chocolate tasting in Lugano

  • Two dinners in Milan, with 3 courses menu of the Italian tradition.

  • Two dinners in Zurich, with 3 courses menu of the Swiss tradition.

  • Hotel accommodation in Milan, for 3 overnights (Antares Concorde 4*, Antares Accademia 4*, Arcimboldi 4*, or similar)

  • Hotel accommodation in Zurich, for 2 overnights (Thessoni 4*, Geroldswil 3*sup, or similar)

  • Ztl bus permits, parking fees and mountain passages included.

  • Vat tax included with the current percentage.

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