- Tour Plan
- Additional Info
- Similar Tours
- Thursday, 26th December
- Friday, 27th December
- Saturday, 28th December
- Sunday, 29th December
- Monday, 30th December
- Tuesday, 31st December
- Wednesday, 1st January
- Thursday, 2nd January
We meet at the airport at 10.35am for our Air Malta flight departing to Milan Linate at 12.35pm. Upon arrival at 2.25pm we shall proceed to our 4 star Hotel Atlantic in Arona. Later we can join the tour leader for a familiarization walk.
After breakfast, we go for an optional excursion to Como where we can visit the cathedral (entrance extra) and stroll along the lake shore, or even take a short boat ride (extra) on Lake Como. In the early afternoon, we leave for Lecco, the second largest city situated on the shores of Lake Como.
After breakfast, we discover Switzerland on our optional full day excursion, stopping in Lugano. Then, we proceed to an optional lake cruise (extra), after which we have some free time. In the early afternoon, we will proceed to Bellinzona, the capital city of southern Switzerland’s Ticino canton. It is known for its 3 medieval castles, including the hilltop Castelgrande, where we will have the opportunity to take an elevator to the top and enjoy views of the city and the surrounding Alps.
Today our full day optional excursion start with a short stop to admire the statue of St. Charles Borromeo. Then we continue to drive up to Anzasca valley, plunged between the rugged mountains. Macugnaga nestles in the foot of Monte Rosa. The village itself is a cluster of typical alpine buildings. Upon arrival we will take a cable car (extra & weather permitting) to Monte Moro with an elevation of 2868m for a fantastic view of Monte Rosa, a truly unforgettable experience.
After an early breakfast, we head for an optional full day excursion, taking us for quite a long and rewarding scenic drive to Zermatt, a ski resort in Switzerland at the foot of Switzerland’s most famous mountain, the Matterhorn. We will first stop in Tasch where we take the train (extra) to Zermatt (a car free zone). Upon arrival, we can see the main square and street which are full of shops. The climax in Zermatt is however the ride up the Klein Matterhorn by a 3 tier system of cable cars (extra & weather permitting) where we will visit the Glacier Paradise. On our way one can see a stupendous view of the Matterhorn making it a truly unique experience!
Today is market day in Arona. We suggest you indulge yourself to some shopping by visiting the stalls along the main road edging the lake. Early in the afternoon, we will go on an optional excursion to the quaint village of Orta, situated on Lago d’Orta. We will first go to Pella from where we will take a boat (extra) to Orta; there will be time for lunch (extra) and to roam around the narrow cobbled streets. We will then take the boat to make a short visit of the Island of San Giulio, and then continue our boat trip to Pella. From Pella, we can take a chu chu train (extra) to the Balcony of Lake Orta at a height of 638m, where the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rock (Madonna del Sasso) is situated.
Today, we have a late breakfast and a free morning. This will give us enough time to continue to explore Arona. Early in the afternoon, we will leave for a half day optional excursion to Stresa nearby, the most posh lake resort on Lago Maggiore. A boat will take us round the Borromean Islands stopping on Isola dei Pescatori (boat included). We will later have enough time to explore Stresa.
After breakfast we check-out from our rooms and we will head to Milan the capital of Lombardy region. We will stop at Castello Sforzesco and we will continue by foot to visit the Duomo (entrance extra) the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and the Teatro la Scala from the exterior. We will then make our way to Milan Linate Airport for our Airmalta flight departing at 3.15pm arriving in Malta at 5.10pm.
More about Europe
More about Italy
More about Switzerland
More about this tour
Price per person
€699 €599* Adult in Triple
€749 €649* Adult in Twin
€909 €809* Adult in Single
€399 €299* Child sharing with 2 adults
€16 Lake View supplement (per person per night)
€85 Half Board (6 meals)
New Year’s Gala Night (optional) including glass of wine, water & coffee:
* Special price applies when half board & all excursions are taken
Air Malta return flights to Milan Linate
7 nights in 4 star Hotel Atlantic in Arona or similar
Rooms with private facilities & TV
Daily Continental Buffet Breakfast
Return airport transfers
Free visit in Milan
Service of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charge
Children under 12 pay half
€41 Orta, Lago D’Orta & St. Caterina del Sasso
€39 Lugano & Locarno
€44 Tasch Zermatt
€39 Como & Lecco
€42 Stresa/Isola dei Pescatori (boat included)
Not included in price
City tax of €2.10 per person per night is to be paid directly at the hotel
Macugnaga Belvedere cable car - Adult €16/Child under 12 yrs €11 (0-2 yrs: €1.00)
Train Taesch – Zermatt - Adult €16/Child under 12 yrs* €10
Matterhorn cable car - Adult €70/Child 9yrs to 15 yrs* €35 /up to 8 yrs* free
Lago di Lugano lake cruise - Adult €27/Child under 12 yrs €15.00
Orta Chu Chu Train & Lago D’Orta boat trip - Adult €22/Child under 12 yrs €15
Lago di Como boat trip - Adult €12/Child under 12 yrs €8
* All above prices are subject to change