Switzerland to Venice

Take our signature vacation; a day in cosmopolitan Zurich and then a breathtaking journey through the Gotthard Pass in the Swiss Alps to the unforgettable city of Venice. Here you have 3 nights to see the sights, get lost in narrow winding streets and simply take in the atmosphere with a coffee on St Mark's Square.

From $1,080 per person

 

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Itinerary: 5 Night Vacation by Rail

Days 1 and 2

Zurich

Arrive into Zurich and check in at the Helmhaus Zurich for a 2 night stay.

Situated on the banks of the River Limmat, Zurich is one of Switzerland’s most cultural cities. With an impressive choice of art galleries and museums, including the Kunsthaus and the Swiss National Museum , Zurich has something to appeal to everyone. Visit the Fraumunster Church featuring stained glass windows by Marc Chagall or take a paddle steamer cruise on Lake Zürich. In the evening, why not enjoy a meal in the Old Town district of Niederdorf?

Day 3

Zurich to Venice

Leave Zurich early this morning for a rail journey to Venice. You will travel high into the Swiss Alps and then plunge through the Gotthard Pass before crossing the border into Italy. Look out for glimpses of Lake Lugano as you pass Chiasso on the Italian border and for views over Lake Como and Garda as you get close to Milan. Change trains in Milan and continue to Venice where you will arrive in the early afternoon. On arrival, check in to the Palazzo Giovanelli Venice for a 3 night stay.

Days 4 and 5

Venice

Venice is a unique city, stretched across 117 islands within the Venetian Lagoon with canals for streets and boats for public transportation! Spend two days discovering this beautiful destination on foot and from the water.

Don’t miss famous attractions such as St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Rialto Bridge, but make time to get off the beaten track as well. The historic district of Cannaregio is good place to see Venice as the locals do or alternatively, why not take a ferry to the colorful islands of Murano and Burano?

Day 6

Depart Venice

Leave Venice today for your onward journey. Why not explore Italy further with visits to Florence and Rome or perhaps head for the Mediterranean and see the stunning Amalfi Coast?

Zurich Rialto Bridge, Venice Venice St Mark's Square, Venice

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Zurich

Zurich

Situated on the banks of the River Limmat where it meets the northernmost tip of Lake Zürich, the city of Zurich is Switzerland’s culture capital with excellent museums and great shopping, particularly along the famous Bahnhofstrasse. Discover one of the city’s many galleries such as the Kunsthaus Zurich which houses one of Switzerland’s most important art collections. In the evening, relax in one of the lakeside restaurants and cafés or explore the lively Old Town area.

Venice

Venice

With its unique atmosphere, Venice has entranced visitors for centuries. Get lost in the winding narrow streets and pretty little campos. You will always end up back at the Grand Canal, with its grand palazzos and distinctive stripped mooring poles. Don’t miss the spectacular St Mark’s Square with its ornate Basilica or the little boutiques on and around the Rialto Bridge.

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Helmhaus Zurich 4 Star

The Helmhaus was one of the first guesthouses in Zurich, opening for business in 1356. Now it's a boutique hotel combining history with classic modern design with 24 contemporary style guestrooms, all featuring Wi-Fi internet access and air-conditioning. The hotel is located in the center of downtown Zurich, with all the major sights in easy walking distance.

Hotel Facilities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Elevator
  • Concierge
  • Shoe Shine Machine
  • Laundry
  • Non-smoking Floors

Room Facilities

  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • TV
  • Bathrobe and Slippers
  • Iron and Ironing board
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Wi-Fi

We cannot guarantee the availability of these facilities. Some facilities may be subject to an additional charge at the hotel.

Palazzo Giovanelli Venice 4 Star

The Palazzo Giovanelli is a modern boutique hotel, set within a typical Venetian palazzo dating back to the 16th century. There are 41 individually designed contemporary style guestrooms and suites, all offering wireless internet access. The hotel also has a chic snack bar located in the lobby area. The hotel is on the Grand Canal, near to the San Stae vaporetto stop in the heart of historic Venice.

Hotel Facilities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Elevator
  • Concierge

Room Facilities

  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Connecting Rooms Available
  • Non-smoking Rooms

We cannot guarantee the availability of these facilities. Some facilities may be subject to an additional charge at the hotel.

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5 Night Vacation by Rail

This vacation includes:

  • 5 nights hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified in the itinerary
  • Standard class train travel as specified in the itinerary

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  • March 2014
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  • May 2014
    from $1,275
  • June 2014
    from $1,110
  • July 2014
    from $1,080
  • August 2014
    from $1,080
  • September 2014
    from $1,275
  • October 2014
    from $1,275
  • November 2014
    from $1,275
  • December 2014
    On Request
  • January 2015
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  • January 2016
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Vacations can be tailored to suit your exact requirements - for example adding extra nights, combining different cities, day trips and upgrading class of travel. Call us on 1-888-829-3040 to discuss your requirements.
Prices are subject to availability and are based on 2 people traveling and sharing a standard twin or double bedroom unless otherwise indicated.
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Accommodations include continental breakfast and all local taxes unless otherwise stated.

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