Bernina Express
Zurich in Switzerland
Lugano
Lucerne
Glacier Express
Interlaken lookout
Zermatt
Bernina Express
Lugano
Chillon Castle, Montreux
Panoramic Express (Golden Pass Line)
Italy Extension: Venice
Italy Extension: Lake Como
Bernina Express
St Moritz, Switzerland
Italy Extension: Rocca Scaligera Castle in Sirmione Lake Garda
Italy Extension: Cathedral Duomo di Milano & Vittorio Emanuele, Milan
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Trains of Switzerland

Operated by TripADeal
St Moritz, Zurich, Interlaken & more
Discover incredible cities and landscapes on a rail journey through Europe
Ride the Golden Pass Line, Glacier Express & Panoramic Express Train
Dates: 7 Apr - 30 Sep 2025
Earn & Use Qantas Points
Return international full-service flights
11 nights of hotel accommodation
11 meals including daily breakfast
Includes tour leader and private luggage transfers
Overview
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Overview

Switzerland is renowned for its jaw-dropping natural beauty - and by rail is one of the best ways to experience it. From vibrant Zurich to the snow-capped peaks of St. Moritz, this 14-day rail odyssey will show you there’s much more to Switzerland than just chocolates, watches and ski chalets.

Experience the world-renowned Glacier Express and Bernina Express trains, offering stunning views of the Swiss Alps. Discover the picturesque towns of Interlaken, Zermatt, and Lugano, each with its own unique culture and charm. Enjoy a stay in the glamorous alpine resort of St. Moritz and the beautiful lakeside town of Montreux. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Zurich and the charming town of Lucerne, both offering an array of cultural and scenic attractions.

Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, this itinerary offers the perfect balance of natural beauty and cultural experiences, all while travelling in style on some of the world's most scenic train routes.

Have more time? Extend your bucket-list experience and choose our 20-day extension to Italy! Add extra days to your itinerary with Arrive Early and Stay Behind in Zurich, Switzerland packages

Tour Inclusions

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the stunning cities and landscapes of Switzerland by rail
  • Witness snow-capped mountains and tranquil lakes
  • Travel on the Glacier Express, the slowest express train in the world
  • Marvel at spectacular scenery from the famous Bernina Express Train
  • Discover lakeside Interlaken, framed by mountains and forest
  • Travel along the stunning Golden Pass Line
  • Relax aboard the Panoramic Express Train
  • Visit the glamorous alpine resort town of St. Moritz
  • Wander through the charming Italian town of Tirano
  • Discover Lugano, with its Swiss-Mediterranean mix of culture
  • Enjoy a free day at leisure in beautiful car-free Zermatt
  • Experience picture-perfect Lucerne at leisure
  • Stay in Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva
  • Soak up the cosmopolitan vibe of Zurich at leisure
FLIGHTS
  • Return international full-service flights (economy class), departure city surcharges may apply
ACCOMMODATION
  • 11 nights of 3 and 4-star hotel accommodation
DINING
  • Enjoy 11 meals including daily breakfast
TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • English-speaking tour leader throughout tour
  • Private luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Parking, city tax and toll fees
TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Travel in second-class rail cabins in Switzerland
TRANSFERS
  • Return airport transfers
  • Return coach transfers in St Moritz on day 8 and 9
20 DAY PACKAGE WITH ITALY POST-TOUR EXTENSION
    All of the above, excluding return airport transfers, plus the following:
  • 6 additional nights in hotel accommodation
  • 6 additional meals
  • Enjoy free time at beautiful Lake Como
  • Take a boat excursion to Bellagio, the most famous town in Lake Como
  • Enjoy a scenic funicular ride from Como to the Village of Brunate
  • Take a boat excursion to the lakeside town of Tremezzo
  • Discover Milan on a half day guided tour
  • Marvel at Lake Garda and its charming villages
  • Visit the small historic town of Sirmione
  • Discover fairy-tale like Borghetto - one of the ‘most beautiful villages in Italy’
  • Explore Venice on a half-day sightseeing tour
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in magical Venice
  • Zurich airport to hotel transfer (day 2)
UPGRADES AVAILABLE
  • Arrive Early: Arrive up to 30 days before your tour starts (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stay Behind: Return up to 30 days after your tour concludes (does not include hotel accommodation, meals or transfers)
  • Stopover Packages: Break up the long-haul flight with a stopover at a fantastic location (see checkout for details)
  • Optional Tours: Optional experiences and tours are available to add to your itinerary (see checkout for details)
  • Flight Upgrades: Upgrade to Business Class (see checkout for details)
  • Guaranteed Airline: Fly with a guaranteed airline (see checkout for details)
Itinerary 1
14 Day Standard Tour
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Zurich, Switzerland

Today depart for Zurich, Switzerland!

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 2 to arrive day 2. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Welcome to Zurich

Upon arrival into Zurich, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Relax for the remainder of the day in this cosmopolitan city, which combines creative urban life with the freedom of nature.

Overnight: Hotel Alexander or similar, Zurich

Meals included: None

Day 3 Zurich - Interlaken

This morning, take the local train to Interlaken, enjoying the scenery along the train route. As the name suggests, this typical Swiss town is located in between two lakes and offers the best in outdoor sports activities, from rafting to hiking, skiing to paragliding. Upon arrival check in at the hotel and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Please note: For your convenience, your luggage (one bag per person) will be transported directly from hotel to hotel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the day's scenic train journeys.

Overnight: Hotel Metropole or similar, Interlaken

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Interlaken Free Day

Today enjoy a free day at leisure in Interlaken. Explore the village and its stunning mountain surroundings, or perhaps take an optional trip by cable car and mountain railway to the Jungfraujoch, also known as the “Top of Europe” (not included).

Optional Activity: Cable Car and Mountain Railway to the Jungfraujoch - $320 per person
Enjoy a guided tour to Jungfraujoch today - the summit offers the best views over the Eiger and the Mönch from the Sphinx Terrace. The historic railways of the Jungfrau Mountains are an absolute joy. The network of narrow-gauge railways, cogwheel trains, aerial cable cars and funiculars offer the chance to discover idyllic villages and stunning mountain scenery. You will have plenty of time to explore the fantastic glacial Ice Palace and have lunch at your leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Metropole or similar, Interlaken

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Interlaken - Panoramic Express (Golden Pass Line) - Montreux

Today journey on the Panoramic Express, part of the famous Golden Pass Line. This spectacular train route travels via Gstaad – a favoured holiday spot of many celebrities (total trip approx. 2.5 hours). Montreux is located on Lake Geneva and protected by high mountain peaks. It’s famous for its mild climate and subtropical vegetation. After checking in, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

The town's promenade is lined with flowers, sculptures, Mediterranean trees and grand Belle Époque buildings. Offshore is a medieval island castle, Château de Chillon, this fairytale castle is built on a rock standing off the shore of Lake Geneva and offers visitors a true experience of medieval splendour (entrance not included).

Please note: For your convenience, your luggage (one bag per person) will be transported directly from hotel to hotel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the day's scenic train journeys.

Overnight: Hotel Eden Palace Au Lac or similar, Montreux

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Montreux - Zermatt

This morning, take the InterRegional mainline train from Montreux to Visp and from there the local train to Zermatt (total trip approx. 2.5 hours). Arrive in Zermatt and transfer to the hotel. Zermatt, nestled at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn Glacier, is a charming car free town, where you can relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air and awe-inspiring views of the peak.

Please note: For your convenience, your luggage (one bag per person) will be transported directly from hotel to hotel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the day's scenic train journeys.

Overnight: Hotel Sonne or Hotel Butterfly or similar, Zermatt

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Zermatt Free Day 

Today is a free day in beautiful Zermatt, giving you time to explore the town and its surroundings at leisure. Or alternatively you can take an optional full day excursion to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Station (not included).

Optional Activity: Full Day Tour to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Station - $150 per person
Enjoy a guided tour by cable car to Europe’s highest aerial cableway and Summit Station at 3883m. Enjoy the panoramic views over the largest glaciers of the Alps and 38 impressive mountain giants of the Swiss, French and Italian Alps. Enjoy free time at leisure to explore the mountain and town.

Overnight: Hotel Sonne or Hotel Butterfly or similar, Zermatt

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Zermatt - Glacier Express - St Moritz

Today experience another inspiring train journey. Board the slowest express train in the world: The Glacier Express to St Moritz. The train winds its way up to over 2,000m at the Oberalp Pass, through an unspoilt landscape of glaciers, ancient forests, rushing mountain streams and valleys, passing through 91 tunnels and across 291 impressive bridges. It will be a truly unforgettable journey.

Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. St. Moritz is the number one alpine holiday destination - its name is a registered trademark and stands for style, elegance and class. The city first became famous thanks to its mineral springs, which were discovered 3,000 years ago and established the town as a summer spa resort early on.

Please note: For your convenience, your luggage (one bag per person) will be transported directly from hotel to hotel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the day's scenic train journeys.

Overnight: Hotel Baren or Hotel Steffani or similar, St Moritz

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 St Moritz - Bernina Express - Tirano, Italy - Lugano, Switzerland

After breakfast take the Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Tirano (approx. 4 hours). One of the world’s most famous trains, the Bernina Express allows travellers uninterrupted panoramic views across mountains, lakes and meadows. Crossing the Alps in style, the train climbs to an impressive 2,223m to the Bernina Pass and offers breathtaking vistas as you ride over impressive viaducts and past galleries hewn from sheer rock. There are beautiful views of rushing mountain streams, glaciers and even an alpine garden en route to the terminus in Tirano, which lies just over the Italian border. The line is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

On arrival in Tirano, spend some free time exploring this quaint Italian town in Northern Italy - a departure point for one of the most scenic train routes in Europe. Afterwards, take the Bernina Express bus from Tirano Station to Lugano Station. This special bus with its large panoramic windows takes you on a journey through scenic countryside and villages. Lugano is a welcoming town that boasts a historic centre and attractive shops and restaurants to explore.

Please note:
• For your convenience, your luggage (one bag per person) will be transported directly from hotel to hotel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the day's scenic train journeys.
• April 2024 departures will stay in the Bellinzona area, which will include a local train transfer from Lugano station.

Overnight: Hotel Walter Au Lac or similar, Lugano (or Hotel Internazionale or similar, Bellinzona)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Lugano - Lucerne

After breakfast take the local train from Lugano (or Bellinzona in for April 2024 departures) to the beautiful city of Lucerne (approximately 2 hours), nestled amongst lakes and soaring peaks in the heart of central Switzerland. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore. You could take a romantic walk through the city centre, admire the medieval Chapel Bridge with its gable paintings, or enjoy a delicious lunch (not included) at one of the many traditional restaurants.

Please note:
• April 2024 departures will stay in the Bellinzona area, which will include a local train transfer from that station to Lucerne.
• For your convenience, your luggage (one bag per person) will be transported directly from hotel to hotel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the day's scenic train journeys.

Overnight: Hotel Drei Konige or Hotel Waldstatterhof or similar, Lucerne

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Lucerne Free Day 

Today is a free day in Lucerne, allowing you time to further explore the historic city and its picture-postcard setting. Alternatively take the opportunity to join an optional full day excursion to Mt Rigi and the special cogwheel train ride up to the summit (not included).

Optional Activity: Full Day Tour to Mt Rigi - $210 per person
Take a guided tour to Mt Rigi. On arrival at the top of the mountain, enjoy time at leisure in Rigi Kulm, taking in the panoramic views across the Alps, thirteen different lakes and the entire Swiss Mittelland through to Germany and France.

Overnight: Hotel Drei Konige or Hotel Waldstatterhof or similar, Lucerne

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 Lucerne - Zurich

Today take a local train to Zurich (approx. 1 hour), arriving in the bustling metropolis in time for a leisurely lunch (not included) at one of the city’s many excellent restaurants. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening why not head to one of the many fondue restaurants in town for dinner (not included). Cheese, meat or chocolate - Fondue is the national dish of Switzerland and should not be missed!

Please note: For your convenience, your luggage (one bag per person) will be transported directly from hotel to hotel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the day's scenic train journeys.

Overnight: Hotel Alexander or similar, Zurich

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Zurich, Switzerland - Australia (or New Zealand)

Today enjoy the last morning in Zurich, before to be transferred by bus to Zurich Airport for your return flight back to Australia (or New Zealand).

Please note: If your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 14 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Please note: Some flights may arrive in Australia (or New Zealand) +1 day later.

Itinerary 2
20 Day with Italy extension
Day 1 Australia (or New Zealand) - Zurich, Switzerland

Today depart for Zurich, Switzerland!

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 2 to arrive day 2. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Welcome to Zurich

Upon arrival into Zurich, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Relax for the remainder of the day in this cosmopolitan city, which combines creative urban life with the freedom of nature.

Overnight: Hotel Alexander or similar, Zurich

Meals included: None

Day 3 Zurich - Interlaken

This morning, take the local train to Interlaken, enjoying the scenery along the train route. As the name suggests, this typical Swiss town is located in between two lakes and offers the best in outdoor sports activities, from rafting to hiking, skiing to paragliding. Upon arrival check in at the hotel and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Please note: For your convenience, your luggage (one bag per person) will be transported directly from hotel to hotel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the day's scenic train journeys.

Overnight: Hotel Metropole or similar, Interlaken

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Interlaken Free Day

Today enjoy a free day at leisure in Interlaken. Explore the village and its stunning mountain surroundings, or perhaps take an optional trip by cable car and mountain railway to the Jungfraujoch, also known as the “Top of Europe” (not included).

Optional Activity: Cable Car and Mountain Railway to the Jungfraujoch - $320 per person
Enjoy a guided tour to Jungfraujoch today - the summit offers the best views over the Eiger and the Mönch from the Sphinx Terrace. The historic railways of the Jungfrau Mountains are an absolute joy. The network of narrow-gauge railways, cogwheel trains, aerial cable cars and funiculars offer the chance to discover idyllic villages and stunning mountain scenery. You will have plenty of time to explore the fantastic glacial Ice Palace and have lunch at your leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Metropole or similar, Interlaken

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Interlaken - Panoramic Express (Golden Pass Line) - Montreux

Today journey on the Panoramic Express, part of the famous Golden Pass Line. This spectacular train route travels via Gstaad – a favoured holiday spot of many celebrities (total trip approx. 2.5 hours). Montreux is located on Lake Geneva and protected by high mountain peaks. It’s famous for its mild climate and subtropical vegetation. After checking in, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

The town's promenade is lined with flowers, sculptures, Mediterranean trees and grand Belle Époque buildings. Offshore is a medieval island castle, Château de Chillon, this fairytale castle is built on a rock standing off the shore of Lake Geneva and offers visitors a true experience of medieval splendour (entrance not included).

Please note: For your convenience, your luggage (one bag per person) will be transported directly from hotel to hotel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the day's scenic train journeys.

Overnight: Hotel Eden Palace Au Lac or similar, Montreux

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Montreux - Zermatt

This morning, take the InterRegional mainline train from Montreux to Visp and from there the local train to Zermatt (total trip approx. 2.5 hours). Arrive in Zermatt and transfer to the hotel. Zermatt, nestled at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn Glacier, is a charming car free town, where you can relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air and awe-inspiring views of the peak.

Please note: For your convenience, your luggage (one bag per person) will be transported directly from hotel to hotel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the day's scenic train journeys.

Overnight: Hotel Sonne or Hotel Butterfly or similar, Zermatt

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Zermatt Free Day 

Today is a free day in beautiful Zermatt, giving you time to explore the town and its surroundings at leisure. Or alternatively you can take an optional full day excursion to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Station (not included).

Optional Activity: Full Day Tour to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Station - $150 per person
Enjoy a guided tour by cable car to Europe’s highest aerial cableway and Summit Station at 3883m. Enjoy the panoramic views over the largest glaciers of the Alps and 38 impressive mountain giants of the Swiss, French and Italian Alps. Enjoy free time at leisure to explore the mountain and town.

Overnight: Hotel Sonne or Hotel Butterfly or similar, Zermatt

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Zermatt - Glacier Express - St Moritz

Today experience another inspiring train journey. Board the slowest express train in the world: The Glacier Express to St Moritz. The train winds its way up to over 2,000m at the Oberalp Pass, through an unspoilt landscape of glaciers, ancient forests, rushing mountain streams and valleys, passing through 91 tunnels and across 291 impressive bridges. It will be a truly unforgettable journey. Upon arrival, check in your hotel and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. St. Moritz is the number one alpine holiday destination - its name is a registered trademark and stands for style, elegance and class. The city first became famous thanks to its mineral springs, which were discovered 3,000 years ago and established the town as a summer spa resort early on.

Please note: For your convenience, your luggage (one bag per person) will be transported directly from hotel to hotel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the day's scenic train journeys.

Overnight: Hotel Baren or Hotel Steffani or similar, St Moritz

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 St Moritz - Bernina Express - Tirano, Italy - Lugano, Switzerland

After breakfast take the Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Tirano (approx. 4 hours). One of the world’s most famous trains, the Bernina Express allows travellers uninterrupted panoramic views across mountains, lakes and meadows. Crossing the Alps in style, the train climbs to an impressive 2,223m to the Bernina Pass and offers breathtaking vistas as you ride over impressive viaducts and past galleries hewn from sheer rock. There are beautiful views of rushing mountain streams, glaciers and even an alpine garden en route to the terminus in Tirano, which lies just over the Italian border. The line is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

On arrival in Tirano, spend some free time to explore this quaint Italian town in Northern Italy - a departure point for one of the most scenic train routes in Europe. Afterwards take the Bernina Express bus from Tirano Station to Lugano Station. This special bus with its large panoramic windows takes you on a journey through scenic countryside and villages. Lugano is a welcoming town that boasts a historic centre and attractive shops and restaurants to explore.

Please note:
• April 2024 departures will stay in the Bellinzona area, which will include a local train transfer from Lugano station.
• For your convenience, your luggage (one bag per person) will be transported directly from hotel to hotel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the day's scenic train journeys.

Overnight: Hotel Walter Au Lac or similar, Lugano (or Hotel Internazionale or similar, Bellinzona)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Lugano - Lucerne

After breakfast take the local train from Lugano (or Bellinzona in for April 2024 departures) to the beautiful city of Lucerne (approximately 2 hours), nestled amongst lakes and soaring peaks in the heart of central Switzerland. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore. You could take a romantic walk through the city centre, admire the medieval Chapel Bridge with its gable paintings, or enjoy a delicious lunch (not included) at one of the many traditional restaurants.

Please note:
• April 2024 departures will stay in the Bellinzona area, which will include a local train transfer from that station to Lucerne.
• For your convenience, your luggage (one bag per person) will be transported directly from hotel to hotel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the day's scenic train journeys.

Overnight: Hotel Drei Konige or Hotel Waldstatterhof or similar, Lucerne

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Lucerne Free Day 

Today is a free day in Lucerne, allowing you time to further explore the historic city and its picture-postcard setting. Alternatively take the opportunity to join an optional full day excursion to Mt Rigi and the special cogwheel train ride up to the summit (not included).

Optional Activity: Full Day Tour to Mt Rigi - $210 per person
Take a guided tour to Mt Rigi. On arrival at the top of the mountain, enjoy time at leisure in Rigi Kulm, taking in the panoramic views across the Alps, thirteen different lakes and the entire Swiss Mittelland through to Germany and France.

Overnight: Hotel Drei Konige or Hotel Waldstatterhof or similar, Lucerne

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 Lucerne - Zurich

Today take a local train to Zurich (approx. 1 hour), arriving in the bustling metropolis in time for a leisurely lunch (not included) at one of the city’s many excellent restaurants. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening why not head to one of the many fondue restaurants in town for dinner (not included). Cheese, meat or chocolate - Fondue is the national dish of Switzerland and should not be missed!

Please note: For your convenience, your luggage (one bag per person) will be transported directly from hotel to hotel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the day's scenic train journeys.

Overnight: Hotel Alexander or similar, Zurich

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13 Zurich, Switzerland - Lake Como, Italy

Today is approximately a 235km travel day. After breakfast begin the drive to Lake Como in Italy. Along the way enjoy the remarkable scenic drive through the Swiss Alps and the travel through the Gotthard Tunnel (16km long). Continue along the breathtaking shores of Lake Lugano until arrival at Lake Como. Lake Como is the most spectacular of the region’s three major lakes and is surrounded by beautiful villages. Upon arrival in Como enjoy some time at leisure in this beautiful city known for the Gothic Como Cathedral (entrance not included) and a waterfront promenade.

Afterwards, enjoy a scenic funicular ride. A very popular excursion from the city of Como to the village of Brunate. This fun train made its first journey in 1894 and still today, every 30 minutes, it links the city with an extremely atmospheric panoramic point. The village of Brunate is situated approximately 700 metres above sea level and has always been a holiday destination for noble families from the Como and Milan areas who built numerous lovely villas in Art Nouveau style here. Brunate is also the ideal starting point for pleasant walks amidst greenery. From the viewpoint you can see the outline of the historic centre, the ancient Roman castrum and a view over the Alps and the Brianza plain.

Please note: if travelling on the 7th April 2025, accommodation will be overnight in Milan, instead of Lake Como (with no changes to sites visited).

Overnight: Just Hotel Lomazzo or similar, Como area

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14 Lake Como - Bellagio - Tremezzo - Milan

Today is approximately a 80km travel day. This morning take a boat excursion to Bellagio, the most famous town of the lake, has narrow and steep lanes and offers unparalleled views of the lake. From Bellagio take another boat excursion to Tremezzo, an important tourist centre thanks to Villa Carlotta (entrance not included), an imposing neoclassical residence that was built in 1843 as a wedding gift for Charlotte of Prussia.

In the late afternoon arrive at the hotel in Milan.

Overnight: Devero Hotel or similar, Milan

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15 Milan City Tour

After breakfast, enjoy a guided city tour (approx. 3 hours) of Milan. Celebrated as the Italian capital of fashion and design, Milan is a city rich in art, history and culture. The tour begins from Sforza Castle (entrance not included) before walking towards the Duomo (entrance not included). On the way, admire elegant buildings along two of Milan’s iconic streets - the Via Dante and Via Dei Mercanti.

Piazza del Duomo is the heart of Milan, and the Duomo - where German influences are softened by the finesse of Italian artists - is one of its most significant Gothic style monuments. From the Piazza Duomo, the tour continues through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Italy’s oldest active shopping mall and a major landmark of Milan, before arriving at the Piazza Della Scala, home to one of the most famous theatres in the world; La Scala (entrance not included). The remainder for the day is free to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight: Devero Hotel or similar, Milan

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16 Milan - Lake Garda - Sirmione - Borghetto - Venice

Today is approximately a 316km travel day. Today depart to Lake Garda, the largest Italian lake which is surrounded by mountains and is well known for its water sports and outdoor activities. It has both old charming villages and modern-day towns. Enjoy some of the small resort towns located around Lake Garda like Sirmione and Borghetto. Sirmione is one of the most popular holiday resorts on the shores of Lake Garda. The small historic town is located on the tip of a long peninsula protruding from the southern shore of the lake. It also has thermal springs and was a spa destination even in Roman times.

Borghetto sul Mincio is one of the “most beautiful villages in Italy” (Borghi più belli d’Italia) and it is one of those places that seem unreal like a fairy tale. Arrive here crossing the Visconteo bridge and discover a tiny village lying on the Mincio river, a perfect place for a romantic getaway. Borghetto is lined with stone houses, ancient watermills and views of the melancholic ruins of a medieval bridge and castle. Afterwards, be transferred to your hotel in the Venice area.

Overnight: Hotel Bristol, Lido di Jesolo or similar, Venice Area

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17 Venice City Tour

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Tronchetto Pier in Venice, where you will be able to admire the beautiful buildings and canals of Venice by water bus (ferry). Upon arrival, be met by a local guide at the Piazza San Marco to start a guided tour of Venice (approx. 2 hours). The tour starts at the iconic St Mark’s Square, one of the most beautiful squares in the world, and the hub of Venetian life.

Around the square, you will see the famous St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bell Tower. The church was built to house the body of St. Marc, transported from Alexandria in 828AD. Inside the basilica you can admire glittering Byzantine Mosaics (entrance not included). The tour will continue onwards to Rialto Bridge, one of the most beautiful bridges and an icon of the city. Upon conclusion of the tour, enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Bristol, Lido di Jesolo or similar, Venice Area

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 18 Venice Free Day

Today enjoy a free day in this magic Italian city. You may choose to visit one of the famous Venice islands, The island of Murano is renowned for its long tradition of glass-making, or Burano known for its brightly coloured fishermen's houses and its casual eateries serving seafood from the lagoon (not included).

Overnight: Hotel Bristol, Lido di Jesolo or similar, Venice Area

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 19 Venice, Italy - Australia (or New Zealand)

Today make your own way to the airport at the appropriate time for the return flight to Australia (or New Zealand).

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

Day 20 Arrive in Australia (or New Zealand)

Please note: Some flights may arrive in Australia (or New Zealand) +1 day later.

Important Info

Booking information
 
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete the Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase. Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer, you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions and the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: All countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead-up to and immediately before travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY  
Covid-19 Booking Policy  
TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19-related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website.
 
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the tour operator you are due to stay with. The standard cancellation policy will apply if you cannot travel because you have tested positive for Covid-19.
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable directly to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated). 
 
Offer essentials
 
This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 30th September 2025.
 
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement  
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
• 14-Day Package (2024 Dates): $1,700
• 14-Day Package (2025 Dates): $2,100
• 20-Day Package (2024 Dates): $2,000
• 20-Day Package (2025 Dates): $2,500
Please note: Accommodation for single customers who are travelling on a tour or cruise package may be in a single room, depending on availability. 
 
Departure Dates  
2024 
October: 1 
 
2025
April: *7 
May: 19
August: *4 
September: *8, 30
Please note: See checkout for live dates and availability. 
 
Surcharges  
Please note:
• Dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $525 per person. 
 
Flights

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide, Perth or *Auckland 
 
Departure City Surcharges
Brisbane: $100 per person
Adelaide: $200 per person
Auckland: $400 per person
 
International Full-Service Airline(s) Used
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Airlines: Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, Air France, KLM, British Airways, Virgin Australia, Malaysia Airlines, Turkish Airlines and airline partners (subject to availability).
Please note: Qantas Tours cannot accommodate one-way flights. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Missed Flights
If you fail to arrive for your outbound flight, you risk all flight and land arrangements in your destination being automatically cancelled by the airlines and land operator, respectively. Additional fees may apply to reinstate these services. If you will miss your flight for whatever reason, please contact TripADeal as soon as possible to make arrangements. 
 
Preferred Airline surcharge
• Cabin Class: Economy Class
• Emirates: $500 per person 
• Singapore Airlines: $500 per person  
• Qatar Airways: $500 per person 
Please note:
• Preferred airlines are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the above extra cost cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.

Arrive Early Options
Zurich, Switzerland - $300 per person.
High season dates: up to $500 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• You may book a date to arrive early via our website but only a date that is within 30 days of the tour departure date. If you wish to arrive earlier than 30 days before your tour departure date, please call our friendly staff for availability and pricing. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season arrive early can be purchased for up to $500 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
1 June 2024 - 14 August 2024
23 September 2024 - 20 October 2024
6 December 2024 - 31 January 2025
28 March 2025 - 27 April 2025
16 June 2025 - 20 July 2025
15 September 2025 - 12 October 2025

Stay Behind Options
Zurich, Switzerland (14-Day Package Only) - $300 per person.
Venice, Italy (20-Day Package Only) - $300 per person.
High season dates: up to $500 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
• This fee does not include extra nights' accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
• A stay behind can only be booked up to one month after your package end date upon check-out. Should you wish to stay later, please contact us to request availability. Additional costs may apply.
• No flight booking changes or cancellations are permitted after air tickets have been issued.
• Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
• A high season stay behind can be purchased for up to $500 per person, subject to availability.
• High season surcharges apply to flights departing between the below date ranges (only available for purchase over the phone):
1 June 2024 - 14 August 2024
23 September 2024 - 20 October 2024
6 December 2024 - 31 January 2025
28 March 2025 - 27 April 2025
16 June 2025 - 20 July 2025
15 September 2025 - 12 October 2025
 
Stopover Packages
* Dubai
Twin share: $1000 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1500 one way
* Singapore 
Twin share: $1200 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1800 one way
* Doha
Twin share: $1000 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $1500 one way
Includes:
• 2 Nights in 4-star accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
• When a pre and post-tour stopover is chosen, the same stopover location must be chosen each way, due to the airline used
• When selecting an Arrive Early or Stay Behind in conjunction with a Stopover Package, the stopover will take place after the departure date you select for your Arrive Early or Stay Behind
• Stopover packages are subject to availability.
• Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
• 1 June 2024 - 14 August 2024
• 23 September 2024 - 20 October 2024
• 6 December 2024 - 31 January 2025
• Singapore Grand Prix: September 2024
• Doha Grand Prix: October 2024
• Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: November 2024
• Exact dates to be advised for 2024 events*
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Business Class or Premium Economy: For pricing, please refer to the payment cart at checkout.
Please note: 
• Flight upgrades are subject to availability. If we are unable to fulfil your request, the upgrade cost will be refunded.
• On any upgrade purchase, short-haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed, subject to aircraft configuration.
 
Accommodation

Accommodation Used
3 & 4-Star Properties (Self-Rated): 14-Day Package
- Zurich: Hotel Alexander
- Interlaken: Hotel Metropole
- Montreux: Hotel Eden Palace Au Lac
- Zermatt: Hotel Sonne or Hotel Butterfly
- St Moritz: Hotel Baren or Hotel Steffani
- Lugano or Bellinzona: Hotel Walter Au Lac or Hotel Internazionale
- Lucerne: Hotel Drei Konige or Hotel Waldstatterhof
 
3 & 4-Star Properties (Self-Rated): 20-Day Package
- Zurich: Hotel Alexander
- Interlaken: Hotel Metropole
- Montreux: Hotel Eden Palace Au Lac
- Zermatt: Hotel Sonne or Hotel Butterfly
- St Moritz: Hotel Baren or Hotel Steffani
- Lugano or Bellinzona: Hotel Walter Au Lac or Hotel Internazionale
- Lucerne: Hotel Drei Konige or Hotel Waldstatterhof
- Como area: Just Hotel, Hotel Inverigo or Hotel Cruise
- Milan: Hotel Devero, Hotel Royal Garden, Hotel As Limbiate or Hotel Belstay Linate
- Venice area: Leonardo Royal Hotel, Hotel Holiday, Hotel Villa Patriarca or Hotel Bristol
Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type and are subject to availability based on seasonality. In the instance a property is not available, a similar standard of accommodation will be provided. Properties will be confirmed and included in your travel pack, which you will receive 4-6 weeks before travel.
 
Extra Nights
Not available at check-out. 
Please note: If you are interested in booking additional nights of accommodation pre or post-tour, please wait until you receive your travel documentation approximately 4-6 weeks before departure for the confirmed list of hotels. If booking your own additional accommodation directly with the hotel, please be aware that you may be required to change rooms at the start/end of your tour. 
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
• No child discounts. The full price applies to all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for Children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double Bedding (subject to availability).
 
General information

Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 36 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours/Activities
• Day 4: Cable Car and Mountain Railway to the Jungfraujoch - $320 per person
• Day 7: Full Day Tour to Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Station - $150 per person
• Day 11: Full Day Tour to Mt Rigi - $210 per person 
Please note:
• Prices are based per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions
• The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone before submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability). 
• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
 
Exclusions

• Visa fees and requirements 
• Airport transfer from hotel to airport day 19 (20 Day Package)
• Meals/beverages not stated in the deal offer
• Optional gratuities/tipping 
• Optional activities/tours 
• Personal expenses
• City taxes in Italy
• Travel insurance 
• Venice City Centre Entrance Fee
 
Other important information

CITY TAXES
20-Day Package with Italy
City taxes are payable directly to the hotel at check-in.
• Milan: approximately €5 per person, per night
• Como Area: approximately €5 per person, per night
• Venice Area: approximately €3.10 per person, per night 
 
Venice Historical Centre Entrance Fee
From the 25th of April, the city of Venice will be imposing an entrance fee to manage the influx of tourists. Visitors will be required to pay €5 per person to enter the city centre between the hours of 08:30 to 16:00. This fee will need to be paid via an online portal: https://cda.ve.it/en/ which will generate a QR code to be checked at checkpoints before entering Venice City Centre.
Please note: More information will be provided while on tour.
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on the history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction where they are guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves it at the end of the tour; they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides at each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village and offer information on the place visited on the bus. However, they are not required to have specific art, architecture, or historical knowledge. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and, if caught doing so, can be fined. 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Switzerland:
In May summer is knocking on the door with the average temperature for the month at 14°C. The highest temperature for the month is 20°C while the lowest temperature is 7°C. From July to August, the daytime temperature range is 18°C to 28°C. In September, temperatures begin to drop as summer begins to fade away. The average temperature for Zurich in September is 15°C. The highest temperature for the month is 20°C.
 
Italy:
Italy's climate is predominantly Mediterranean and is characterized by warm springs and hot, dry summers, which make for a pleasant atmosphere. The months of April through June and September to October are ideal for traveling to southern Italy with temperatures reaching up to 26°C during the warmest part of the day. However, in July and August, the average temperature rises above 25°C. In the northern regions, the average daily temperature in October is around 14.5°C, but it can still reach up to 19°C, providing a comfortable experience. However, temperatures begin to drop considerably during this month, especially at night, with an average minimum temperature of 10°C.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At Qantas Tours, we do not arrange seat selection. It is essential to highlight that some airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the airline directly with seating allocation requirements and/or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers must provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days before the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. Customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred in this instance.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the package. For meals not included, the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify Qantas Tours of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note: We will do our best to meet your requests/requirements; however, we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on tour. You must carry your own luggage from the vehicle to the hotel room and back to the vehicle. The driver will assist with the uploading and unloading of bags from the vehicle.
 
OTHER
Mobility:
If you would love to travel with Qantas Tours and require wheelchair access please contact our friendly sales and service team to inquire on your behalf.
 
Fitness Level Required:
A leisurely level of fitness will be required. 
Leisurely is described as light walking, including up multiple stairs, and occasional hiking, may involve uneven surfaces. Able to travel unassisted and get on and off vehicles and small boats. Suitable for most fitness levels and mobility. 
Please note: If you have any concerns, please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. 
Please note: Tipping for services provided is always a matter of personal discretion; however, please be aware that many locals consider tipping part of their normal remuneration, and they may approach you for payment; there's no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: If entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary, where possible, may be adjusted, or a similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping: 
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding shopping for further information.
 
Visas

A tourist visa is not required if travelling in Europe on an Australian Passport for stays of up to 90 days. 
Important:
• Please start arranging your visa three weeks before departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
• Visa rules may have changed since Covid-19. Some countries and airlines may require you to obtain an additional visa before arrival. Please check with the nearest embassy, consulate or immigration department of the destination you're entering.
Please note: 
• Passengers who are not Australian citizens must also check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
• It is also important to note that some areas of employment, such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations, may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.

Schedule of fees

Voluntary Changes
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
• Changes - $100.00 per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been provided, charges of $100.00 per booking and any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
Supplier Fees
In the event the Qantas Tour you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Qantas Tour due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event we are unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee.

Important information
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You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

To earn Qantas Points with Qantas Tours, Members will be required to provide a valid Frequent Flyer number and last name at checkout. Only the lead traveller, the primary contact for the booking, will earn 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent (including GST) on eligible holiday packages. Qantas Points will not be earned and cannot be redeemed on any amounts payable directly to the hotel. Conditions apply. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings.

In addition to the 3 Qantas Points per AU$1 spent, each Frequent Flyer member who enters their Qantas Frequent Flyer number into the booking will also earn Status Credits and Qantas Points on the flight component of the package. The amount you earn depends on your flights, the operating airline, fare class and member status. Find out how many Qantas Points you could earn on your next Qantas Tours flights with our online Points Calculator. Terms and conditions apply.

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Points Plus Pay allows you to choose the number of Qantas Points you redeem above the minimum level of 4,000 and pay for the remainder of the booking value with an accepted payment method. TripADeal booking terms and conditions apply.

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Travel More in 2024 Offer - Terms and Conditions

During the promotional period of 12:01am Saturday 1 June 2024 to 11:59pm Thursday 20 June 2024 (AEST), customers will receive $250 off tour, cruise, exclusive hotel package or experience deals listed on tours.qantas.com with departure dates between 1 August and 31 December 2024. Adding an ‘arrive early’ option to a January 2025 departure date will not qualify for the offer. The Offer will not apply where a deal departs in January 2025 and where an ‘arrive early’ option is selected to move the departure date into 2024. The $250 off will be automatically applied at the check-out page on tours.qantas.com when offer requirements are met. The $250 off Offer applies to new bookings only with minimum cash spend of $4,999, excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Offer is valid once per order.

The offer can be used in conjunction with bookings made using Qantas Points, however the offer is based on cash spent excluding Point Redemptions and promotional vouchers. Customers will continue to earn the standard 3 Qantas Points per $1 spent on the total cash booking value. You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and use points.

The offer does not apply to non-Exclusive Hotel Packages, associated travel services, concierge flight tickets, travel visas, or travel insurance. The offer can be used in conjunction with Tours Gift Certificates and vouchers. The offer is non-refundable, non-redeemable for cash, and cannot be used with any other offer/promotion. Offer excludes credit card surcharges.

All deals and travel dates are subject to availability and may be sold out, or can be withdrawn or varied without notice. All bookings will be bound by the Terms and Conditions and Important Information of your selected deal.

Payment is required in full, together with the redemption of the Qantas Tours offer. The offer must be used within the stated validity period.

Qantas Tours is operated by TripADeal. To redeem this offer, book online at qantas.com/tours or contact the TripADeal Sales and Service centre on 137 066. Changes, refunds, cancellations and other service queries are bound by the TripADeal terms and conditions. Qantas Points will be credited to a member's account up to 8 weeks after cruise, or tour completion. Qantas Points will not be earned on cancelled bookings, or on any amounts payable directly to the hotel, cruise or tour operator.

Terms and conditions are subject to change at any time and without notice.