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This amazing 5-night rail holiday allows you travel across Europe on an amazing scenic route. First stop is one night in Zurich the financial capital of Switzerland, famous for luxurious lifestyles, high-end shopping, and fancy chocolates. From Zurich, you will take the St Gotthard Pass, via Arth Goldau and Ertsfeld. Enjoying outstanding views all from the comfort of your seat. Next stop Como a historic town, established by Julius Caesar as an Alpine garrison and Roman holiday resort. While the wealth of the silk industry paid for dozens of palazzi and Stile Liberty (Italian art nouveau) villas. Nowadays, Como is reimagining itself as the lake’s hub, full of restaurants and bar-lined piazzas. Final stop Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo cathedral.

Highlights

  • Private Walking Tour of Como
  • Secret Food tour in Florence

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Standard Rail Travel as per itinerary
  • 1 night’s accommodation with breakfast in Zurich
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Lake Como
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Florence
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Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – ZURICH
Upon arrival in Zurich check into your hotel for your one-night stay before enjoying a day of leisure to view the sights and enjoy an evening meal, be sure to try a bottle of Swiss wine which is so good they don’t export it. (Overnight in Zurich)

DAY 2 – ZURICH TO LAKE COMO
After breakfast your journey along the classic Gotthard Pass begins. One of the most scenic routes between Switzerland and Italy. Upon arrival in Como one you have an evening of leisure. Why not take a boat ride of the lake. The deepest lake in Italy (Overnight in Como) B

DAY 3 – COMO
Today discover the ancient city of Como. Find out how during the centuries Celts, Romans, Lombard’s, French, Austrian and even the Spanish shaped its architecture and culture. In this 2h walking tour, you will visit the most important attractions that the city has to offer: the Duomo, the San Fedele Church, the medieval city walls and towers and will allow you to soak up the atmosphere of the charming Como lake town.

DAY 4 – COMO TO FLORENCE
Depart Como and take the fast train via Milan to Florence. Bathed in architectural beauty, artist charm and centuries of history, Florence is an Italian city of culture. Located in the heart of the stunning Tuscany region. Upon arrival after you have checked to your hotel for your two night stay you have a free afternoon to explore. Be sure to visit the Duomo Cathedral and Michelangelo’s David. (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 5 – FLORENCE
Once you have eaten breakfast you have a free day for the last-minute sightseeing. Why not go to Florence’s large indoor market full of amazing gifts to take home. Make sure you have a light lunch before you join your secret food tour. Discover the real Florence with an expert guide, hidden away from the tourist areas, you'll visit a local market, taste the delicious olive oil, sample a range of the best salamis and cheeses paired with top local wines, and more. By the end of your tour, you'll have tasted some of Florence's best dishes and will have gained a better understanding of the culture and history. (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 6 - FLORENCE
After breakfast this morning, your tour concludes. If you would like to extend your holiday, one of our Rail Specialists will be happy to assist. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Swiss Night Am Kunsthaus Zurich

The Swiss Night am Kunsthaus is located within a quiet residential district and is close to the Kunthaus Museum and the Opera of Zurich. Lake Zurich is just a short walk away and all 46 bedroms are light, airy and spacious. The hotel also benefits from a fitness centre.

Du Theatre Zurich

The Hotel du Théâtre in Zurich is a historic hotel which was a theatre during the 1950s. The hotel has 50 individually designed, contemporary bedrooms as well as a cinema and audio book library in honour of the hotel's theatrical past. The contemporary lounge restaurant, la suite serves local specialities along with great city views. The hotel is in the centre of old Zurich, a short walk from the train station.

Helmhaus Zurich

The Helmhaus Hotel in Zurich is a modern boutique hotel and is centrally located in Zurich's old town. The hotel has 24 stylish bedrooms, each has been renovated and some offer views over the lake of Zurich. Located in the historic city centre and close to all of Zurich's major sights, the Helmhaus Hotel is the perfect hotel for exploring this charming city!

Schweizerhof Hotel Zurich

The Schweizerhof Hotel in Zurich is a traditional family-run hotel, with 115 comfortable and elegant bedrooms. Guests are provided with a butler service on arrival (Monday to Friday), a welcome cocktail at the bar and fresh fruit in their bedroom. The hotel has a French restaurant, a bustling café, and guests enjoy a champagne American style buffet breakfast. The hotel is opposite the main railway station, on the famous "Bahnhofstrasse".

Hotel St Gotthard Zurich

The Hotel St. Gotthard Zurich City Center welcomes you in a unique location in the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse, directly at Zurich main station. Zurich Kloten Airport is only 10 minutes away from the HB Zurich train station by S-Bahn.

Both business and leisure travelers enjoy a pleasant stay in a central city location and a cozy atmosphere. Zurich city center and the top sights are on the doorstep of this 4 star city hotel. Discover:

The beautiful old town of Zurich with the «Niederdörfli»
The landmarks of Zurich Grossmünster and Fraumünster
The vibrant Bürkliplatz with a view of Lake Zurich
As well as theaters, museums and the ETH Zurich , which can be easily reached on foot in a few minutes.

Metropole and Suisse Hotel Como

The Metropole & Suisse Como is a traditional property owned by the Cassani family. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and decorated with wood furnishings and classical artwork. Guests can enjoy a drink in the wine bar or dinner at the Imbarcadero Restaurant which features a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake. The hotel benefits from a fantastic location on the shores of Lake Como, close to the town's main attractions.

Hotel Bazzoni

Set in the splendid natural scenery of Lake Como, right in front of the beautiful Bellagio, it offers a panoramic terrace with views over the lake and the dominant mountains. The hotel is situated on the main street of Tremezzo, a few steps from the bus stop and from the pier, from where one may reach all the lake sites, 500 meters from Villa Carlotta and 40 minutes from Como.

Grand Hotel Adriatico

The Grand Hotel Adriatico is a 4-star hotel located in a central and strategic position , a few steps from the Santa Maria Novella railway station, the fair district and the most interesting places of the city.

Hotel Cellai

Hotel Cellai

Hotel Cellai is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence in an extremely characteristic, quite and lively area within short walk distance to all sites and is surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of churches, buildings, shops and monuments. Cellai Hotel is part of a lovingly restored 1800 palace.

Starhotels Michelangelo Florence

As befits a hotel in beautiful Florence, our recently refurbished 4 star hotel in Florence city center pairs classic design with contemporary touches. Moments away you’ll discover the glittering River Arno and a kaleidoscope of inspiring sights.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

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