Travel to Switzerland and Northern Italy is a match made in heaven. Both regions guarantee pristine natural beauty and stunning luxury every step of the way. From the shores of Lake Geneva and the mountain panoramas of Lucerne to the legendary retreat of Lake Como and the high fashion of Milan, this 11-night journey offers a sample of all that is possible when two of Europe’s most beautiful countries collide.
Luxury Travel to Switzerland & Northern Italy
Suggested journey at a glance: 12 days/11 nights in Geneva, Vevey, Neuchatel, Lucerne, Lake Como, and Milan
There are many ways to experience travel to Switzerland and Northern Italy on your own customized Ker & Downey trip. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; so contact us to start planning and read on to see one example of what’s possible.
Switzerland Luxury Travel
Luxury travel to Switzerland and Northern Italy first begins in western Switzerland in Geneva. From your Relais & Chateaux estate just outside the city, enjoy a scenic drive through the vineyards and villages overlooking Lake Geneva. Highlights include St. Prex, Ouchy, and Lausanne. You have plenty of stops for wine tasting along the way, of course.
Experience true Switzerland luxury travel at your accommodations at Grand Hotel du Lac in Vevey. This charming hotel is renowned for its personalized service, Michelin starred cuisine, and lakeside setting. Arrive at the legendary Château de Chillon by steamboat, and visit the museum of Chaplin’s World during your two-night stay.
Next, your private chauffeur transfers you east across Switzerland to Lake Lucerne. Instead of taking the most direct route, take time to explore the Romanesque abbeys, medieval fortresses, and watch museums scattered along the way. A quick overnight in Neuchatel allows you to break up the drive and tour nearby Bern. Take in the Rose Garden in Mattstetten, and admire the French Impressionist paintings at Villa Langmatt.
The Switzerland portion of your travel to Switzerland and Northern Italy itinerary concludes with two nights in lovely Lucerne. The highlight of your stay is a unique glacial adventure on a 360° gondola. Admire the breathtaking mountain panoramas, and visit the glacier cave located at nearly 10,000 feet above sea level. While here, opt for the thrilling suspension bridge, or take the more leisurely Ice Flyer chair lifts over the snow fields.
Italy Luxury Travel
Finally, luxury travel to Switzerland and Northern Italy transports you to Switzerland by scenic train, traveling from Lucerne to Lugano. Your private driver will then transfer you the rest of the way to your historic accommodations at Grand Hotel Tremezzo, perched on the shores of Lake Como. Settle in for three nights of pure luxury by sea and air. Dedicate an entire day to cruising the lake’s famous gems by period Venetian water limousine. You will find yourself amid both relaxed fishing villages and gorgeous palatial homes frequented by global elite and Hollywood icons. Another day allows you to witness the breathtaking scenery from a private helicopter.
Your luxury travel to Switzerland and Northern Italy ends with two nights in Milan. Your private guide will introduce you to the city’s key sites, but you will also be afforded plenty of free time to explore the streets of Brera surrounding your hotel and partake in a bit of retail therapy in the city’s famous designer fashion district. An opera performance at the La Scala Opera House serves as a final farewell to your travels.
Travel to Switzerland and Northern Italy with Ker & Downey
Are you ready to experience luxury travel to Switzerland and Northern Italy with Ker & Downey? Contact us today to customize your own journey and read more about seasonality and pricing in Western Europe at the Ker & Downey Difference.