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Trip Overview

Take a ride on the legendary Bernina Express through unforgettable scenery and journey to the incredible Italian paradise of Lake Como on this rail vacation. You’ll spend one night in the walkable city of Zurich, where you can go window shopping along Bahnhoffstrasse, indulge in some chocolate at a Swiss confectionery, or visit the Zurich Opera House. After taking a relaxing, scenic train from Zurich to Chur, you’ll board the Bernina Express to Tirano, Italy, before heading into Milan and on to gorgeous Lake Como. Spend two entire days exploring this idyllic destination and all of its charms, hidden gems, and crowd-pleasing attractions.

Highlights

  • Explore Zurich’s Old Town and lakeside charm
  • Take a journey on the unforgettable Bernina Express
  • Spend time enjoying Lake Como’s pristine beauty

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Standard class rail travel and reservations where required
  • 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Zurich
  • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Como
  • Private walking tour of Como
Trip Map

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 -  ZURICH
Welcome to the cultural hub of Zurich! When you arrive, check into your hotel for an overnight stay. The evening is yours to pass the hours wandering through the metropolis as you wish. Visit the district of Altstadt—or Old Town, dine at a world-class restaurant, try some fondue or raclette, shop, relax in a charming café, and stroll alongside the lake or the cobblestone-paved streets and marvel at Renaissance-era architecture. (Overnight in Zurich)

 DAY 2 – BERNINA EXPRESS AND LAKE COMO
After breakfast, take a picturesque train ride from Zurich to Chur, where you’ll board the legendary Bernina Express to Tirano, Italy. As you can imagine, the views from the Bernina Express are absolutely stunning. You’ll experience all the “Oohs” and “Aahs” you expected before boarding. When you get to Tirano, you’ll take a regional train to Milan and then Northern Italy’s Lake Como. (Overnight in Como) B

 DAY 3 – LAKE COMO
The town of Como is one that combines beautiful historic architecture with stunning natural beauty and today you will explore with the help of a local guide.  The Centro Storico, old town is a maze of picturesque little streets, squares and pavement cafés. Wander around the shops and boutiques or visit one of the many cultural monuments the city has to offer. (Overnight in Como) B

DAY 4 - LAKE COMO
Following breakfast, you’ll have another entire day to immerse yourself in the serenity of this timeless paradise. You can choose to take a leisurely boat tour of the lake on your own and enjoy the sights of grand villas, rolling hillside vineyards, historic towns, alpine peaks, and wooded islands that line the shore. In the evening, spend some time strolling along the town’s cobblestone streets to the bustling public square of Piazza Cavour or visiting a lakeside restaurant and having dinner. (Overnight in Como) B

 DAY 5 – END OF TOUR
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Experts will be happy to assist you with the details. B

 MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

 DISCLAIMER:
Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and vacations including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

Swiss Night Am Kunsthaus Zurich

The Swiss Night am Kunsthaus is located within a quiet residential district and is close to the Kunthaus Museum and the Opera of Zurich. Lake Zurich is just a short walk away and all 46 bedroms are light, airy and spacious. The hotel also benefits from a fitness centre.

Du Theatre Zurich

The Hotel du Théâtre in Zurich is a historic hotel which was a theatre during the 1950s. The hotel has 50 individually designed, contemporary bedrooms as well as a cinema and audio book library in honour of the hotel's theatrical past. The contemporary lounge restaurant, la suite serves local specialities along with great city views. The hotel is in the centre of old Zurich, a short walk from the train station.

Helmhaus Zurich

The Helmhaus Hotel in Zurich is a modern boutique hotel and is centrally located in Zurich's old town. The hotel has 24 stylish bedrooms, each has been renovated and some offer views over the lake of Zurich. Located in the historic city centre and close to all of Zurich's major sights, the Helmhaus Hotel is the perfect hotel for exploring this charming city!

Metropole and Suisse Hotel Como

The Metropole & Suisse Como is a traditional property owned by the Cassani family. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and decorated with wood furnishings and classical artwork. Guests can enjoy a drink in the wine bar or dinner at the Imbarcadero Restaurant which features a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake. The hotel benefits from a fantastic location on the shores of Lake Como, close to the town's main attractions.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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