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Geneva and Italian Lakes

Set down in beautiful, cosmopolitan Geneva and head out to the beauty of the Italian lakes. Sample delicious cheese and chocolate, and marvel at stunning Alpine views and clean air. What more could you ask for?

With a country as beautiful as Switzerland, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city.

The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.

Location:

Geneva, Switzerland (GVA), Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, Milan, Italy (MXP)

9  Days | 7  nights
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INCLUSIONS

  • Flight to Geneva; return from Milan (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in Geneva and Milan
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts and 1 tasting
  • Train between Geneva and Stresa; Stresa and Milan (Economy Class)
  • 4 More Moments activities:
    • Full-day excursion to Chamonix, Mont-Blanc (Guided)
    • Full-day Gruyères Tour with train ride and tastings (Guided)
    • Full-day excursion to Lake Maggiore, Isola Bella, Ascona, Locarno, in the Centovalli (Self-guided)
    • Full-day excursion Lake Como and Bellagio (Guided)
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Geneva.

Accommodation:
(1 night)
Geneva and Italian Lakes

Day 2

Welcome to Geneva

Upon arrival to Geneva, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in.

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(1 night)
Geneva and Italian Lakes

Day 3

Geneva : Chamonix & Mont-Blanc Excursion (approx. 164 km)

Head out on a full-day trip via motor coach to the popular mountain village of Chamonix and take a cable car to Aiguille du Midi, a rocky 3,842-metre peak close to Mont-Blanc.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS: Chamonix & Mont-Blanc Excursion: Enjoy dramatic landscapes as you travel by coach to Chamonix, then head skywards on a cable car to Aiguille du Midi for incredible views of the Chamonix Valley. Hop aboard a train to Montenvers, home to the world-famous Mer de Glace glacier.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Geneva and Italian Lakes

Day 4

Geneva : Gruyères Tour with Train Ride & Tastings (approx. 166 km)

Spend the day discovering this quintessential Swiss town complete with pastoral views and the sound of cowbells ringing in the distance!

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS: Gruyères Tour with Train Ride & Tastings: Learn all about authentic Alpine cheese making, tour a chocolate factory, then enjoy a sample of local cheese, charcuterie and sausage at a traditional Swiss restaurant. Take the famous Golden Express train and marvel at magnificent views of Lake Leman.
Meal(s): Breakfast, tasting
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Geneva and Italian Lakes

Day 5

Geneva - Stresa (approx. 188 km)

Make your way to the railway station, take the train to Stresa, then make your way to your hotel.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Geneva and Italian Lakes

Day 6

Stresa : Lake Maggiore & the Centovalli Excursion (approx. 106 km)

Embark on an unforgettable journey by rail and on the water.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS: Lake Maggiore & the Centovalli Excursion: Cross the romantic region of the Centovalli (one hundred valleys) by rail, then navigate across Lake Maggiore to admire beautiful shorelines and quaint villages.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Geneva and Italian Lakes

Day 7

Stresa - Milan (approx. 68 km)

Make your way to the railway station, take the train to Milan, then make your way to your hotel.

Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Geneva and Italian Lakes

Day 8

Milan: Lake Como & Bellagio Excursion (approx. 104 km)

Take the train to Como and enjoy a walking tour of the chic lake town. Then, enjoy a boat cruise on the lake to the charming village of Bellagio, the pearl of Lake Como.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS: Lake Como & Bellagio Excursion: Enjoy a walking tour of Como, then use your one-day boat pass to explore Bellagio as you wish. Lose yourself in the magnificent Villa Carlotta botanical gardens or wander through alleys in elegant villages. At the end of your tour, your tour leader will escort you back to Milan.
Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Geneva and Italian Lakes

Day 9

Milan - Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Geneva and Italian Lakes

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
Ibis Centre Gare(or similar)
Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy
Meeting Hotel(or similar)
Milan, Italy (MXP)
B&B Central Station(or similar)
Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
Ibis Centre Gare(or similar)
Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy
Meeting Hotel(or similar)
Milan, Italy (MXP)
B&B Central Station(or similar)
Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
Novotel Centre(or similar)
Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy
G.H. Bristol(or similar)
Milan, Italy (MXP)
NH Machiavelli(or similar)
Geneva, Switzerland (GVA)
Novotel Centre(or similar)
Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy
G.H. Bristol(or similar)
Milan, Italy (MXP)
UNA Hotel Century(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people or 2 adults and 1 child
Bed size (s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from May 1 to October 12, 2019

MORE TO KNOW

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

ACTIVITIES

Gruyères Gold Tour with Train Ride & Tastings: On day 4, the chocolate factory visit starts around 10:45 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. Duration: 9.5 hours

Pricing display

Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.