Fly direct to Milan. On arrival join the private transfer to your hotel where you will spend 1 night.
Make your own way to the railway station for the journey by rail to Lake Como. (Journey time approximately 30mins). On arrival in Como, make your own way to your hotel where you will spend 3 nights.
Como: Free time to relax in the surroundings of Lake Como. With its historic town centre, Como is an upscale resort with plenty of chic shops and cafes to keep you entertained.
Como: Don't miss the beautiful Gothic Cathedral or for stunning views of the lake take a trip on the Como–Brunate funicular. The railway connects the city of Como with the village of Brunate in Lombardy, Italy. The line has operated since 1894 and is used by both tourists and local residents.
Make your own way to the railway station for the journey by rail to Milan where you change trains for the onward journey to Stresa and Lake Maggiore. (Journey time from Milan to Stresa approximately 1hr 10mins). On arrival in Stresa make your own way to your hotel where you will spend 3 nights.
Stresa: Full of splendid villas and magnificent gardens, Stresa is one of the most beautiful of the Italian lake towns.
Stresa: From Stresa it is easy to reach the three Borromean Islands, which are steeped in artistic, historical and botanical appeal. On the islands of Bella and Madre there are glorious palaces and rare plant gardens where peacocks, parrots and pheasants roam free. In contrast, the Isola dei Pescatori is famous for the charming simplicity of its old fishing village, which is considered one of the most picturesque spots on Lake Maggiore.
Make your own way to the railway station for the journey by rail to Brig where you will spend 1 night.
Glacier Express: The Glacier Express is undoubtedly one of the most famous railway journeys in the world. The journey in its entirety stretches from Zermatt to Davos or St. Moritz in around seven hours and winds its way through stunning mountain landscapes, deep gorges, picturesque valleys, 91 tunnels and across 291 impressive bridges. Today you will experience the section of the route from Brig to Chur over the 2,033m high Oberalp Pass and takes around 4.5 hours. On arrival in Chur transfer by rail to Lucerne where you will spend 2 nights.
Lucerne: Favoured by the likes of Goethe, Wagner and Queen Victoria, Lucerne presents a fairytale image of Switzerland. Colourful houses, waterfront promenades and glorious views of the encompassing Alps never fail to seduce visitors. Of course, you haven't really visited Lucerne until you have crossed the creaky 14th-century Kapellbrücke that spans the river in the beautifully preserved medieval Old Town.
Transfer by rail to Geneva airport for the return flight to the UK.
Our opinion… A modern family run hotel.
Location… Directly opposite of the hotel are the Zermatt Railway, the Furka-Oberalp Railway and the Glacier Express.
Accommodation… Attractive newly renovated rooms with shower or bath / WC, hair-dryers, telephone, radio/tv, free wireless LAN and minibar.
Facilities… The hotel has a cosy bar.
Transport… The distance from the station to the hotel is about 80 metres
Our opinion…The Drei Konige is a small, welcoming hotel, situated on the edge of the city centre, within an Art Nouveau-style building.
Location... Situated in Lucerne, this hotel is close to Mill Bridge, Chapel Bridge, and Lucerne Town Hall. Also nearby are Loewenplatz and Swiss Transportation Museum.
Accommodation…50 cosy & comfortable, en suite rooms.
Facilities…Restaurant & Breakfast room, plus vending & ice machines on each floor, plus bar/lounge.
Transport…Main train station nearby.