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Classic Italy & the Swiss Alps by Rail

15 day rail journey from $6385 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

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15 day rail journey from
$6385
per person share twin Flights are additional

Classic Italy & the Swiss Alps

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the best of Italy and Switzerland, specifically the Swiss Alps, then this train holiday is for you. It showcases all the standout highlights of both European countries and then some! Experience the Roman Forum and Colosseum in Rome. Visit the Uffizi Gallery and Duomo Cathedral in Florence. See the Duomo di Milano, Sforza Castle, and the Royal Palace in fashionable Milan. Travel onboard the iconic red carriages of the Bernina Express. Enjoy the shimmering turquoise lake and stunning mountains in St. Moritz. Travel onboard the legendary panoramic carriages of the Glacier Express. Explore the heart of the Bernese Alps in Grindelwald. Visit the summit of Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe. And reminisce about your adventure as you stroll through the charming streets of Zurich’s Old Town.


Deal Includes
 3 nights in Rome
 3 nights in Florence
 2 nights in Milan
 2 nights in St. Moritz
 3 nights in Grindelwald
 1 night in Zurich
 Rail travel as per itinerary
 Breakfast daily
 Tour of the Vatican Museums, St Peter's Basilica & Sistine Chapel, Rome
 Tour of Imperial Rome
 Uffizi Gallery tour in Florence 
 Hop-on-Hop-off pass in Milan
 4-day Swiss Pass
 Seat reservations onboard the Bernina Express & Glacier Express
 Day trip to Jungfraujoch
 Flights are additional 


15 days / 14 Nights 
From $6385 per person twin share 

Based on select travel in Mar & Aug 24
Departs daily, year round (excl. Oct-Nov 24)
Other dates available - ask us for pricing


Highlights
• Experience the Roman Forum and Colosseum in Rome
• Visit the Uffizi Gallery and Duomo Cathedral in Florence
• See the Duomo di Milano, Sforza Castle, and the Royal Palace in Milan
• Travel onboard the iconic red carriages of the Bernina Express
• Enjoy the shimmering turquoise lake and stunning mountains in St. Moritz
• Travel onboard the legendary panoramic carriages of the Glacier Express
• Explore the heart of the Bernese Alps in Grindelwald
• Visit the summit of Jungfraujoch - the Top of Europe
• Stroll through the picturesque streets of Zurich's Old Town


Itinerary can be reversed and customised - contact us to tailor make your holiday


Itinerary
Day 1: Rome
Welcome to Rome! Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Come the evening, be sure to visit the Trevi Fountain and throw in a coin or two. The architecture is quite spectacular when lit up at night. (Overnight in Rome)

Day 2: Rome

Today after breakfast, explore the heritage of ancient Rome with a fascinating Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. After the tour, take some time to explore more of this iconic city. (Overnight in Rome)

Day 3: Rome

Your Imperial Rome tour will take you to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Don't forget to have your photo taken with one of the slightly more modern gladiators outside! (Overnight in Rome) 

Day 4: Rome - Florence

Travel by train directly to Florence and begin discovering the city on your own. Check out Giotto’s Bell Tower, Baptistery of Saint John, or the Medici Chapels and Crypt. Alternatively, you can simply relax at your hotel or stroll around town with some delicious gelato. (Overnight in Florence)

Day 5: Florence

In the afternoon, experience the incredible Uffizi Gallery during your included tour. Take a stroll across the Ponte Vecchio (the oldest and most famous bridge over the Arno River), admire the spectacular Duomo Cathedral and be sure to enjoy some more fine Italian cuisine. (Overnight in Florence)

Day 6: Florence

Today is free for you to discover Florence on your own. Check out Piazzale Michelangelo for stunning views of the city. Visit Mercato Centrale for delicious cuisine. Stroll through the Galleria dell’Accademia or wander the Boboli Gardens. (Overnight in Florence)

Day 7: Florence - Milan

Board Trenitalia to fashionable Milan. Once you arrive, there are plenty of exciting things to see, do and experience on your own. We recommend visiting the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, San Bernadino alle Ossa, or Parco Sempione. (Overnight in Milan)

Day 8: Milan

Embark on your Milan sightseeing city tour today from an open-top panoramic bus. With the option to hop-on and off any time you’d like, it’s the perfect way to explore Milan! See the Duomo di Milano, Sforza Castle, San Siro Stadium, the Roman Amphitheater, Royal Palace, and so much more. (Overnight in Milan)

Day 9: Bernina Express to St Moritz

Travel by coach from Milan to Tirano then board the iconic red carriages of the Bernina Express for your scenic journey to beautiful St. Moritz. Enjoy the ride and unforgettable view of the Swiss Alps and glacial lakes from the panoramic windows as you travel along the Bernina Pass. Ask one of our Rail Experts about upgrading to Excellence Class. (Overnight in St. Moritz)

Day 10: St Moritz

As soon as you step off the Bernina Express, you’ll quickly realize why St. Moritz is such a popular destination. Boasting a shimmering turquoise lake, vast forests and stunning mountains, it’s a place that’s easy to fall in love with. (Overnight in St. Moritz)

Day 11: St Moritz - Grindelwald (Glacier Express) Board the panoramic carriages of the legendary Glacier Express train and travel through the Upper Engadine in St. Moritz and view the pristine Swiss Alps from the comfort of your seat. You’ll ride the Albula route and cross over the famous Landwasser Viaduct, experice the Goms and the Rheinschlucht Gorge, and discover what it’s like to travel onboard one of the most sought-after trains in the world. Ask a Rail Expert about upgrading to Excellence Class. From Brig, you venture to Spiez, then Spiez to Interlaken and on to the village of Grindelwald. (Overnight in Grindelwald)

Day 12: Grindelwald Located in the heart of the Bernese Alps, Grindelwald is a postcard perfect destination. Many travelers visit this region to go hiking to the Kleine Scheidegg or experience world-class skiing, enjoy the cuisine and hospitality, or explore the surrounding mountain peaks. (Overnight in Grindelwald) 

Day 13: Jungfraujoch day trip Take advantage of your four-day Swiss Pass by boarding the Jungfraubahn cog railway to the summit of Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe! Along the way, you’ll pass through tunnels on the north face of the Eiger, make short stops at Eigerwand and Eismeer, and have plenty of time to take in views of the vast landscape. Once at the top, enjoy mountain views from Sphinx Terrace, check out the Alpine Sensation exhibition and Ice palace, and experience the Aletsch Glacier before adventuring back down. We suggest rerouting via Lauterbrunnen or heading down to Interlaken to make the most of your Swiss Pass. (Overnight in Grindelwald)

Day 14: Grindelwald - Zurich Travel by train from Grindelwald to Interlaken then Interlaken to Bern. We suggest spending a few hours in the Swiss capital of Bern exploring on your own. Simply leave your luggage in a station locker and utilize your Swiss Flexi Pass to get around. See the famous clock tower and take a stroll through Old Town. From Bern, take a direct train to Zurich for a one-night stay.  (Overnight in Zurich)

Day 15: Zurich Your journey ends in Zurich. Check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. 

Our packages are based on dynamic pricing which means you get the best available rates of the day at the time of booking. Pricing is subject to current availability and pricing may change without notice.


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Valid for new bookings until sold out • Prices are dynamic, providing best available rate of the day at the time of booking. Pricing is subject to availability at the time of booking confirmation and may change without notice. • Advertised prices are per person share twin in NZ dollars for cash or eftpos purchase only. Credit card fees will apply. • Advertised prices are correct as at 17 Oct 23 but may vary due to exchange rates • Airfares are not included and are an additional cost • City Taxes and fees are not included • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Surcharges and closeout dates may apply • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full terms and conditions. HOT code: RAIL

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