Experience an incredible 9 night rail and stay journey from Zurich to Rome! Then join Azamara Pursuit for 10 nights of cruising from Rome to Lisbon!
Depart from either: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
To: Zurich / Lisbon
FARE TYPE: Economy Booking Class N/S
CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS/FEES: For further information refer to the Terms & Conditions located on our website.
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This 5 star hotel is located in the city centre of Zurich and was established in 1972. It is close to the Lake. The Hotel has 2 restaurants, a bar, a conference room, a coffee shop and a fitness centre/gym. All 266 rooms are equipped with minibar, hairdryer, safe, trouser press, ironing set and air conditioning.
Discover two of Europe’s most popular and exciting countries: Switzerland and Italy on this nine-day train journey. These countries are crowd-pleasers for all the right reasons – gorgeous landscapes, impressive dining scenes, fascinating history, and easy accessibility by train. Lucky for you, Switzerland and Italy are neighbors, and they’re iconic cities are perfect for exploring by rail. This is the ultimate itinerary if you want to explore the treasures of these two countries.
*Accommodation is in 3 star hotels or higher, with options to upgrade for a supplement. The specific hotel(s) will be advised at the time of booking.
DAY 1 – ZURICH TO LUCERNE
After arriving into Zurich, you’ll take a direct train to Lucerne, known as the gateway to central Switzerland. This stunning town boasts delicious food, friendly locals, sunny plazas, waterfront promenades, and unforgettable countryside and mountain views. There’s a reason this city of lights wins over so many travellers’ hearts. (Overnight in Lucerne)
DAY 2 – LUCERNE/MOUNT RIGI
Today take a 1hr cruise on Lake Lucerne to Vitznau, then the oldest mountain cog railway in Europe 1800m up to Rigi Kulm. The railway carriages haven't changed much in 100yrs, and once at the top you get to enjoy some spectacular 360-degree views of as far afield as France and Germany on a clear day. There’s a gift shop and restaurant for lunch at the top, and between May and October you may even have the chance to take a stroll with a St Bernard dog, synonymous with the area. On your decent take another scenic cog railway to the town of Art-Goldau then a train back to Lucerne, or if you're feeling adventurous hop off at Rigi Kaltbad and take the cable car to Weggis from where there is a 15-minute walk to the boat cruise back to Lucerne. (Overnight in Lucerne) B
DAY 3 – LUCERNE TO LUGANO
Embark on a scenic train ride from Lucerne to Lugano on the Gotthard Pass via a train change in Erstfeld. You’ll be treated to beautiful scenery along the way. (Overnight in Lugano) B
DAY 4 – LUGANO
Spend today getting to know Lugano. Located in Switzerland right on the Italian border, this city offers all the loveliness of Switzerland with a Mediterranean flair. Why not use your Swiss Pass to take a cruise on Lake Lugano or catch a ride to the top of San Salvatore in the Lepontine Alps? (Overnight in Lugano) B
DAY 5 – LUGANO TO MILAN
Travel by train to fashionable Milan. Spend the rest of the day discovering the city. Visit the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral in the heart of the city or the Santa Maria delle Grazie, a classically beautiful Renaissance church. Milan is also home to the Last Supper and the majestic La Scala Opera house. (Overnight in Milan) B
DAY 6 – MILAN TO VENICE
Catch a Trenitalia train directly to Venice. Set out to acquaint yourself with the classic Italian city. Stroll down the banks of the shimmering canals and discover the magnificent architecture that lines the cobbled streets and square. Come the evening, relax at an outdoor trattoria by the sparkling lagoon (Overnight in Venice) B
DAY 7 – VENICE
Discover the city's hidden gems and highlights on a walking tour, and take an iconic, relaxing gondola ride on your own. You will also have skip-the-line access to Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica, two of the city's most popular monuments. (Overnight in Venice) B
DAY 8 – VENICE TO ROME
Board Trenitalia once more to Rome and begin admiring the Eternal City’s allure. Italy's capital boasts a wealth of history on every street, which you'll be able to explore at your own leisure with your included hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. (Overnight in Rome) B
DAY 9 – ROME
Continue using your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour to explore all the history and wonder of the city. See the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and many more popular landmarks and attractions. (Overnight in Rome) B
DAY 10 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN ROME
Check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. B
MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER
Terms & Conditions: AU$250 per person non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.
Ideally located, the 5-star InterContinental Lisbon sits at the very heart of the city and offers warm refinement, contemporary design and expansive views of the Tagus river. With an emphasis on luxury and sophistication throughout, the hotel provides guests with quality service and first-class facilities.