10 or 12 days
Lucerne, Italian Lakes region, Florence, Rome, with extension to Sorrento
In Lucerne, the folkloric Swiss culture fits perfectly against the backdrop of spectacular Alpine scenery. Down through the Italian lakes region, nature’s beauty continues to amaze, all the way to the picturesque canals of Venice. Further south, humankind’s imprint becomes more pronounced, from Florence’s Renaissance piazzas to the remains of the Ancient Empire in Rome.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Switzerland

  • Day 2: Zurich • Lucerne

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Travel to Lucerne

  • Day 3: Lucerne

    Take a walking tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
    • Lake Lucerne

    Ride to the top of a Swiss mountain

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Fondue Evening

    Swiss Fondue Evening

    Savour a taste of Swiss culture as you enjoy a fondue meal—the country’s national dish that consists of (delicious) melted cheese and a lot of bread. Then, experience a bit of Swiss tradition in the form of yodelling, folk dances, and Alpine horns. (Just remember to pack your appetite.) 

  • Day 4: Lucerne • Lake Como • Venice

    Travel to Venice via the Italian Lakes District 

  • Day 5: Venice

    Guided Sightseeing of Venice

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Grand Canal

    Visit the Doge's Palace

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

    Enjoy a gondola ride 

  • Day 6: Venice • Florence

    Travel to Florence
  • Day 7: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pisa

    Pisa

    Journey to Pisa on this half-day excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s Field of Miracles, where you can snap a picture of the 12th-century Leaning Tower, aslant ever since the third floor was built. This is where Galileo was said to have developed his laws of gravity. Also visit the adjacent cathedral and baptistery, which contain exquisite marble pulpits carved in the Gothic style.

  • Day 8: Florence • Assisi • Rome

    Travel via Assisi to Rome

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
  • Day 9: Rome

    Tour the Roman Forum and the Colosseum with an expert local guide

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Rome • Pompeii • Sorrento region

    Travel via Pompeii to Sorrento 

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide 

    Snap a photo of seaside Sorrento

  • Day 11: Sorrento region • Capri • Rome

    Travel by ferry to Capri

    Enjoy a boat cruise

    Tour Capri with an expert local guide

    Travel via Capri to Rome

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Switzerland

  • Day 2: Zurich • Lucerne

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Travel to Lucerne

  • Day 3: Lucerne

    Take a walking tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
    • Lake Lucerne

    Ride to the top of a Swiss mountain

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Fondue Evening

    Swiss Fondue Evening

    Savour a taste of Swiss culture as you enjoy a fondue meal—the country’s national dish that consists of (delicious) melted cheese and a lot of bread. Then, experience a bit of Swiss tradition in the form of yodelling, folk dances, and Alpine horns. (Just remember to pack your appetite.) 

  • Day 4: Lucerne • Lake Como • Venice

    Travel to Venice via the Italian Lakes District 

  • Day 5: Venice

    Guided Sightseeing of Venice

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • St. Mark’s Square
    • Grand Canal

    Visit the Doge's Palace

    See a glass-blowing demonstration

    Enjoy a gondola ride 

  • Day 6: Venice • Florence

    Travel to Florence
  • Day 7: Florence

    Take a guided tour of Florence

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Piazza della Signoria
    • Ponte Vecchio
    • Basilica of Santa Croce
    • Gates of Paradise
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Pisa

    Pisa

    Journey to Pisa on this half-day excursion. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s Field of Miracles, where you can snap a picture of the 12th-century Leaning Tower, aslant ever since the third floor was built. This is where Galileo was said to have developed his laws of gravity. Also visit the adjacent cathedral and baptistery, which contain exquisite marble pulpits carved in the Gothic style.

  • Day 8: Florence • Assisi • Rome

    Travel via Assisi to Rome

    Tour Assisi with an expert local guide

    Visit the Basilica of St. Francis
  • Day 9: Rome

    Tour the Roman Forum and the Colosseum with an expert local guide

    Take a guided tour of Vatican City

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Sistine Chapel
    • St. Peter’s Basilica

    Take a self-guided walking tour of Rome

    You will see:

    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
    • Spanish Steps
  • Day 10: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 10: Rome • Pompeii • Sorrento region

    Travel via Pompeii to Sorrento 

    Tour the ruins of Pompeii with an expert local guide 

    Snap a photo of seaside Sorrento

  • Day 11: Sorrento region • Capri • Rome

    Travel by ferry to Capri

    Enjoy a boat cruise

    Tour Capri with an expert local guide

    Travel via Capri to Rome

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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