11 day Treasures of Italy and Switzerland tour with Emirates flights

11 day Treasures of Italy and Switzerland tour including return international Emirates flights, breakfast daily, scenic transportation by rail, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 11 day Treasures of Italy and Switzerland tour with Emirates flights
  • 11 day Treasures of Italy and Switzerland tour with Emirates flights
  • 11 day Treasures of Italy and Switzerland tour with Emirates flights
  • 11 day Treasures of Italy and Switzerland tour with Emirates flights
  • 11 day Treasures of Italy and Switzerland tour with Emirates flights
  • 11 day Treasures of Italy and Switzerland tour with Emirates flights
  • 11 day Treasures of Italy and Switzerland tour with Emirates flights
 

Highlights

 

Unearth beautiful Europe with an 11 day Treasures of Italy and Switzerland tour.

Begin your incredible journey in Lucerne and explore the best of this city by visiting the Chapel Bridge and taking in the picturesque views of Lake Lucerne. Travel to the Italian-speaking city of Lugano, before catching your train to the fashion capital of Milan. Visit one of the world’s largest and most striking Gothic cathedrals, Duomo, or one of the most famous Opera Houses, the fabulous La Scala theatre. Take a tour through the Santa Maria delle Grazie church and admire Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper.

Make your way to the gorgeous floating city of Venice. Wander the quaint cobble stoned streets and explore all the little shops and cafes that line its ancient streets. Take a Gondola ride through the majestic canals, admire the beautiful St. Mark’s Basilica and see the famous Bridge of Sighs. You may even want to take a ferry over to the lagoon island of Murano, famous for it’s incredible glass making. 

Your package includes return flights, accommodation, in-depth sightseeing and more.

See Inclusions for more. 

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Zurich

Depart Australia today to begin your incredible holiday.

Day 2: Zurich – train-icon– Lucerne (B)

Welcome to Switzerland! Arrive at Zurich International Airport and catch a train from the airport to Lucerne. Once in Lucerne make your own way to your hotel. You are then at leisure to enjoy this town and relax after your flight.

Your hotel: Drei Konige (or similar)

After checking in at the hotel, you’ll want to explore one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Lucerne. And by taking just a few steps in the opposite direction, you can discover all of Lucerne’s famous sights.

Day 3: Lucerne (B)

Today, explore Lucerne on your own. Enjoy walking across the Chapel Bridge and seeing the Jesuit Church. Visit town squares teeming with activity and catch a glimpse of the city’s “crown,” the Musegg Wall. Take in the amazing views of Lake Lucerne and Mount Pilatus.

Day 4: Lucerne – train-icon– Lugano (B)

This morning, make your way to the station for your train to Lugano. Relax as the train takes you south to the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. Make your own way to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Your hotel: Admiral (or similar)

This cosy property is set in a small town with a very “heavenly” name, Paradiso, which translates exactly as “Heaven”, a short walk from the beautiful shores of Lugano Lake and the funicular railway station of Mount San Salvatore, surrounded by the beautiful nature of Ticino.

Day 5: Lugano – train-icon– Milan (B)

Make your way to the station for your train to Milan. Let the train take you across the Swiss-Italian border to one of the global capitals of fashion and design. Make your own way to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Your hotel: Michelangelo (or similar)

The strategic location, just a short walk from Milano Centrale Station, will allow you to easily reach every corner of the city. Treat yourself with a thoughtless stay, just relax in the hot tub after a long busy day and regenerate at David Bar & Restaurant.

Day 6: Milan (B)

Join a guided tour of Milan today and see the main sights including the medieval Sforza Castle. Visit the splendid Duomo, one of the world’s largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. Some 135 spires and 3,200 statues are crammed onto the roof and facade of the building.

Walk inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery, a 19th century glass vaulted shopping arcade. Brimming with fashionable shops and cafes, it is often called the ‘salotto di Milano’ or ‘Milan’s drawing room’ for its importance over the years as a common meeting point for the people of Milan.

Enter Milan’s most famous Opera House, the fabulous La Scala theatre. Founded in 1778 and still in use, some of the world’s greatest musicians and opera singers have performed here including Pavarotti and Giuseppe Verdi. Your entrance ticket provides 24 hour admission to the theatre and museum so you can return the next day.

Finally the tour ends with the view of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, a UNESCO World Heritage site, housed at the Santa Maria delle Grazie church.

Day 7: Milan – train-icon– Venice (B)

Make your way to the station for your train to Venice. The trains take you west towards the “Queen of the Adriatic”. Once you arrive, make your own way to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Your hotel: Hesperia (or similar)

This little hotel is situated in the historic centre, looking onto the Canale di Cannaregio. It has recently been restored, using carefully chosen traditional materials and, while offering every modern comfort, still retains a typical Venetian style. The Hotel Hesperia provides an excellent, personalized service, thanks to the fact that the owners are always present, and  available to give their constant care and attention to the needs of their guests.

Day 8: Venice (B)

Explore Venice today with a guided walking tour through the most characteristic and important places of Venice. Among others, you will see St. Mark’s Square with St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace as well as St. Mark’s clock tower. Move onto Santa Maria Formosa square, followed by the Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, housing one of the city’s largest cathedrals. See Marco Polo’s House and the Malibran Theatre before returning to the San Marco district through the Mercerie – the primary connection between Rialto and San Marco districts, and the main street shopping.

Day 9: Venice (B)

Explore Venice at your own pace today. Why not visit some of the other islands in the lagoon; Lido, Murano, Burano and Torcello? Lido hosts the annual film festival and Murano is famous for glass making.

Day 10: Venice –airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Bid farewell to Italy and make your own way to the airport today.

Day 11: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Zurich

Depart Australia today to begin your incredible holiday.

Day 2: Zurich Airport –train-icon– Zurich

Welcome to Switzerland! Arrive at Zurich International Airport and catch a train to Zurich Main station. Once in central Zurich make your own way to your hotel. You are then at leisure to enjoy this town and relax after your flight.

Your hotel: Bristol (or similar)

Hotel Bristol, at the heart of Zurich, is the ideal base for exploring this fascinating city and its idyllic surroundings. Millions of guests visit the small yet exquisite cosmopolitan city, which offers a huge range of cultural, shopping and relaxation activities. The Bristol, in its smart neo-classical style, is located in the centre, just a few minutes’ walk from the main station, the old town and the Bahnhofstrasse shopping street. Despite its central location, the Bristol enjoys a relatively peaceful location.

Day 3: Zurich – train-icon– Interlaken (B)

Catch a train this morning to Interlaken and relax as the train takes you from Central Switzerland to the Bernese Oberland. Once in Interlaken make your own way to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace. 

Your hotel: Baeren (or similar)

Enjoy your stay in one of 50 traditional Swiss rooms. Historical furniture gives an individual touch to each room, some of which have breathtaking views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

Day 4: Interlaken (B)

Today join a guided excursion to the mighty Jungfrau. A short coach journey brings you to the mountain resort of Grindelwald where you board the cogwheel train for a spectacular ride via Kleine Scheidegg up to Jungfraujoch. Stunning views of the world-famous triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau accompany you on the way.

Once at the top, immerse yourself in the fascinating high alpine wonderland of eternal ice, snow and rock. Experience the adventure tour “Alpine Sensation” marking the 100-year anniversary of the Jungfrau Railway, and visit the Sphinx Observation Terrace and Plateau with the best views of snow-capped peaks, the neighbouring countries and Europe’s longest glacier, the Aletsch.

Don’t forget to stroll through the tunnels of the Ice Palace located in the heart of the glacier. The descent passes the famous ski-resort of Wengen and takes you to Lauterbrunnen, where the coach awaits you to bring you back to Interlaken.

Day 5: Interlaken – train-icon– Lucerne (B)

Catch a train this morning and take in the vistas as the train takes you to Lucerne at the foot of Mt. Pilatus. Once in Lucerne make your own way to your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring this cozy town.

Your hotel: Drei Konige (or similar)

After checking in at the hotel, you’ll want to explore one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Lucerne. And by taking just a few steps in the opposite direction, you can discover all of Lucerne’s famous sights.

Day 6: Lucerne (B)

Today, explore Lucerne on your own. Enjoy walking across the Chapel Bridge and seeing the Jesuit Church. Visit town squares teeming with activity and catch a glimpse of the city’s “crown,” the Musegg Wall. Take in the amazing views of Lake Lucerne and Mount Pilatus.

Day 7: Lucerne – train-icon– Lugano (B)

This morning, make your way to the station for your train to Lugano. Relax as the train takes you south to the Italian speaking canton of Ticino. Make your own way to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Your hotel: Admiral (or similar)

This cosy property is set in a small town with a very “heavenly” name, Paradiso, which translates exactly as “Heaven”, a short walk from the beautiful shores of Lugano Lake and the funicular railway station of Mount San Salvatore, surrounded by the beautiful nature of Ticino.

Day 8: Lugano – train-icon– Milan (B)

Make your way to the station for your train to Milan. Let the train take you across the Swiss-Italian border to one of the global capitals of fashion and design. Make your own way to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Your hotel: Michelangelo (or similar)

The strategic location, just a short walk from Milano Centrale Station, will allow you to easily reach every corner of the city. Treat yourself with a thoughtless stay, just relax in the hot tub after a long busy day and regenerate at David Bar & Restaurant.

Day 9: Milan (B)

Join a guided tour of Milan today and see the main sights including the medieval Sforza Castle. Visit the splendid Duomo, one of the world’s largest, most striking Gothic cathedrals. Some 135 spires and 3,200 statues are crammed onto the roof and facade of the building.

Walk inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping gallery, a 19th century glass vaulted shopping arcade. Brimming with fashionable shops and cafes, it is often called the ‘salotto di Milano’ or ‘Milan’s drawing room’ for its importance over the years as a common meeting point for the people of Milan.

Enter Milan’s most famous Opera House, the fabulous La Scala theatre. Founded in 1778 and still in use, some of the world’s greatest musicians and opera singers have performed here including Pavarotti and Giuseppe Verdi. Your entrance ticket provides 24 hour admission to the theatre and museum so you can return the next day.

Finally the tour ends with the view of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, a UNESCO World Heritage site, housed at the Santa Maria delle Grazie church.

Day 10: Milan – train-icon– Venice (B)

Make your way to the station for your train to Venice. The trains take you west towards the “Queen of the Adriatic”. Once you arrive, make your own way to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Your hotel: Hesperia (or similar)

This little hotel is situated in the historic centre, looking onto the Canale di Cannaregio. It has recently been restored, using carefully chosen traditional materials and, while offering every modern comfort, still retains a typical Venetian style. The Hotel Hesperia provides an excellent, personalized service, thanks to the fact that the owners are always present, and  available to give their constant care and attention to the needs of their guests.

Day 11: Venice (B)

Explore Venice today with a guided walking tour through the most characteristic and important places of Venice. Among others, you will see St. Mark’s Square with St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace as well as St. Mark’s clock tower. Move onto Santa Maria Formosa square, followed by the Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, housing one of the city’s largest cathedrals. See Marco Polo’s House and the Malibran Theatre before returning to the San Marco district through the Mercerie – the primary connection between Rialto and San Marco districts, and the main street shopping.

Day 12: Venice (B)

Explore the Venice at your own pace today. Why not visit some of the other islands in the lagoon; Lido, Murano, Burano and Torcello. Lido hosts the annual film festival and Murano is famous for glass making.

Day 13: Venice – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Bid farewell to Italy and make your own way to the airport today.

Day 14: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage 
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 8 nights’ centrally located twin share accommodation
  • Scenic transportation by rail 
  • Daily breakfast
  • Guided Milan city tour
  • Guided Venice walking tour 
  • Arrival airport transfer by rail 
  • Option to extend to 14 days with Interlaken and the world-famous Jungfraujoch!
    • 2 nights accommodation in Interlaken
    • Guided Jungfraujoch public tour

Please note: This is an independent tour, accompanying guides are not provided except for guided excursions specified in the tour itinerary.

 

 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $499 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/ 
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.

Single Supplement: 

  • 11 day tour: $999 per person in addition to 1 x twin share voucher
  • 14 day tour: $1,349 per person in addition to 1 x twin share voucher

To purchase your single supplement please click here 

Triple Share: Not available

Land Only: Please click on the yellow Land Only tab

Group Sizes: This is an independent tour, accompanying guides are not provided except for guided excursions specified in the tour itinerary.

Accommodation: 

Zurich: Bristol or similar (14 day tour only)
Lucerne: Drei Konige/Waldstaetterhof or similar
Interlaken: Weisses Kreuz/Baeren or similar (14 day tour only)
Lugano: Admiral/Swiss Quality Acquarello or similar 
Milan: Michelangelo or similar
Venice: Il Mercante di Venezia/Hesperia or similar

Sightseeing: Please note that guided tours specified in the tour itinerary are based on seat-in-coach shared experiences with a small group of other travellers

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

Daily departures between 1 February 2019 – 30 November 2019 

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares with Emirates from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth
  • Including 30kg checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to change according to airline policy).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked.
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your flight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference.
  • Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By arriving early and/or extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to and/or from the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

Option 3: Choose an alternative airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to travel with a premium airline for your tour.
  • Please specify your preferred airline in the Special Request field of your booking form.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your airline preference, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares with Emirates, including 30kg checked baggage 
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 8 nights’ centrally located twin share accommodation
  • Scenic transportation by rail 
  • Daily breakfast
  • Guided Milan city tour
  • Guided Venice walking tour 
  • Arrival airport transfer by rail 
  • Option to extend to 14 days with Interlaken and the world-famous Jungfraujoch!

 

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