US$4,919.00 pp
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Tour code: BISVZ3

Tour Inclusions

Vistas of Italy and Switzerland

  • 9 days
  • Italy / Switzerland
  • Max 18 Passengers


From the grand elegance of Venice to the soul-stirring alpine villages of Switzerland – join us on a memory-making adventure that takes in time-honoured traditions, fascinating local culture and breathtaking railway journeys through some of the world's most enchanting scenery.
Vistas of Italy and Switzerland tour map for 2023.
  • Tour Starts/Ends
  • 1 Overnight Stop
  • Day Stop

Tour Highlights

  • Learn the traditions of authentic Italian cuisine with a cooking class in the Franciacorta region
  • Experience scenic train journeys on two of the great alpine railways: the Bernina Express and the Glacier Express
  • Observe a traditional mask-decorating demonstration in the magnificent floating city of Venice

Tour Itinerary

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  • Day 1 - Venice (Italy)

    Welcome to Venice – the magnificent floating city boasting unparalleled elegance, grandeur and romance. Meet your travel companions and Tour Leader at the hotel, before settling into a delicious welcome meal at a local restaurant. Salute! Accommodation: Ca’ Gottardi (or similar)

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  • Day 2 - Venice – Sirmione

  • Day 3 - Sirmione – Borghetto – Sirmione

  • Day 4 - Sirmione – Monte Isola – Lake Iseo

  • Day 5 - Lake Iseo

  • Day 6 - Lake Iseo – Tirano – Engadin Valley (Switzerland)

  • Day 7 - Engadin Valley – Andermatt – Interlaken

  • Day 8 - Interlaken – Brienz – Interlaken

  • Day 9 - Interlaken – Lucerne – Zurich

Tour Inclusions


- 8 nights in hand-picked accommodation

The Crew

- Experienced Tour Leader and Driver


- Premium mini-coach transportation


Reviews Rating
  • 3rd August 2023
    Review rating
    My fourth trip with Backroads and there will be another. Well thought out itinerary, excellent leadership, efficient service, frictionless group.
  • 25th May 2023
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    Varied and interesting excursions each day. A blend of history and site visits. Hilights included cooking our own lunch, visit to chocolate factory and cable car journey to summit of Schilthorn along with lunch in revolving restaurant. Flavio, our tour leader, was engaging, knowledgeable and remained enthusiastic throughout the journey.
  • 25th May 2023
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    The tour included many experiences such as a cooking class, Venetian mask making presentation, train and boat rides, and a spectacular cable car ride to the top of Shilthorn Summit in the Bernese Alps. Free time to explore. Lunches and dinners that were included were very good.
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