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Combine snowy Alpine peaks and lush mountain meadows as you travel through the Swiss Alps to the peaceful surroundings of Lake Garda. First spend two nights in cosmopolitan Geneva enjoying the beautiful lakeside city. Then take the picturesque ride through the Swiss Alps and into Italy. Your three-night stay in Sirmione gives you the perfect opportunity to explore this picturesque region, including stunning Lake Garda, or if you prefer, sit back and relax on one of the resort's sandy beaches and do absolutely nothing.

Highlights

  • Enjoy two nights in picturesque Geneva on the way to Italy
  • Travel through the breath-taking scenery of the Simplon Pass
  • Explore stunning Lake Garda and its surroundings with day trips available to nearby towns from Sirmione

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Train travel in standard class throughout
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Geneva
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Sirmione

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 - ARRIVE IN GENEVA
Upon your arrival in Geneva, make your way to your hotel for a two-night stay. Spend the first evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local lakeside restaurant, or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake and admire the city's cosmopolitan feel and the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains. (Overnight in Geneva)

DAY 2 - GENEVA
After breakfast this morning, enjoy an additional day discovering Geneva. Not to be missed are the world's highest fountain, the Jet d'Eau, which fires water into the sky on the beautiful lakefront, and the Museum of the International Committee of the Red Cross, one of the best museums of its kind in Europe. (Overnight in Geneva) B

DAY 3 - GENEVA TO SIRMIONE
After breakfast this morning, take the train from Geneva and journey through the scenic Swiss Alps to Milan and then on to Desenzano. Glide past snowy mountain passes, over vast viaducts and alongside shimmering lakes. Enjoy views of traditional Swiss villages, lush mountain meadows and glimpses of waterfalls. On arrival in Desenzano, pick up a transfer to your hotel in Sirmione and check in for a three-night stay. (Overnight in Sirmione) B

DAY 4 - SIRMIONE
Thanks to its beautiful Alpine setting and unspoiled, stunning beaches, Sirmione attracts visitors from all over the world who come to relax on its sandy shores. As the heart of southern Garda, Desenzano's Piazza Malvezzi and Piazza Matteotti are the perfect places to enjoy a drink and soak up the atmosphere. (Overnight in Sirmione) B

DAY 5 - SIRMIONE
After breakfast this morning, enjoy more of stunning Sirmione. Take a refreshing swim in Lake Garda before taking a break for lunch at one of the quaint trattorias by the harbor. Take a ferry trip to discover the real beauty of Lake Garda, passing by charming towns such as Desenzano and Riva where you can hop off for a couple of hours to enjoy the sights. Marvel at the elegant floor mosaics of the Villa Romana ed Antiquarium di Desenzano del Garda or perhaps venture up to the Castello di Desenzano for impressive views. (Overnight in Sirmione) B

DAY 6 - DEPART SIRIONE
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 Specialists will be happy to assist you with the details. B

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

Hotel Cornavin Geneva

The superior Cornavin Hotel in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district offers cozy rooms with views over Lake Geneva. Built in 1932, the hotel is a combination of traditional architecture and contemporary facilities. The hotel is nestled in the heart of Geneva, steps away from Gare de Cornavin train station. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.

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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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