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Adventures By Disney

Italy and Switzerland


8 Days / 7 Nights
Stresa, Lake Como, Zermatt & Lake Lucerne

The Swiss Alps family vacation from Adventures by Disney begins in Stresa, Italy with a tour of breathtaking Isola Bella Island. Next, be swept up to the astounding heights of Zermatt, Switzerland near the Matterhorn Mountain and follow in the footsteps of the ancient Celts as you approach Lake Lucerne. It's a vacation that will leave you yodeling!

Trip Highlights Include:

  • Ropes Course & Zip Lining in The Alps

    Harness up and navigate over the crisp pines over creeks and paths on Forest Fun Park's ropes course and zip lines with the Matterhorn in view. It's an afternoon of fun and adrenaline for the whole family!

  • Lake Como Cooking Class

    Study pasta making with a professional chef in this private cooking class at the famous Villa Mirabella on the banks of Lake Como. Get access to the mind of a culinary master during this hands-on instruction.

  • Bike Ride Along Lake Lucerne

    Gear up for a trek along the wide waters of Lake Lucerne. Ride along the trails and paths that meander along the edge of the lake's royal blue waters.

  • Cruise to the island of Isola Bella

    Mini Boat Cruise and Tour of Isola Bella Island. A local expert brings you through the exquisite gardens to discover the overlapping terraces, statues, fragrant camellias, bright blooms and fountains.

Adventure Dates

2021

  • June 11-June 18, 2021
  • June 14-June 21, 2021
  • June 28-July 5, 2021
  • July 8-July 15, 2021
  • July 21-July 28, 2021
  • July 30-August 6, 2021
  • August 6-August 13, 2021
  • August 19-August 26, 2021
  • September 1-September 8, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • September 9-September 16, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
  • September 18-September 25, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)

*= Guaranteed departures

Adventure Daily Itinerary

Day One

Arrive at the Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)

Benvenuto! Welcome to Italy. Upon exiting customs, be greeted by an Adventures by Disney representative. Relax as a driver assists you with your bags and takes you to your hotel.

Check-In at the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees in Stresa

As your Adventure Guides check you in, explore the deluxe surroundings of this grand hotel that exudes an atmosphere of elegance, tradition and traditional Italian charm. Located on the shores of Lake Maggiore, the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees offers breathtaking grounds, a lovely pool, a full-service, world-renowned spa and fitness center, plus stunning views of the lush surrounding landscape.

Exclusive Welcome Reception and Dinner

Gather with your fellow Adventurers for a private reception and a delicious buffet dinner at the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees as your Adventure Guides provide you with details about the adventure that awaits you.

Meals Included: Dinner


Day Two

Breakfast at the Hotel

Start the day off with a hearty breakfast and get ready to head for Como.

Arrive at Como

Travel by motor coach to romantic Como at the southern tip of Lake Como in the foothills of the Alps, known for its wonderful art, palaces, churches, theaters, gardens and museums.

Italian Cooking Class

Study the art of pasta-making at a beautiful villa on the banks of Lake Como with hands-on instruction by a professional Italian chef. During this private cooking class, your Adventure Guides translate to connect you with the mind of this culinary master. Receive a personalized Certificate of Completion when you finish the class!

Lunch at a Lake Como Villa

After class, enjoy a classic Italian meal—with a new understanding of what makes the pasta so delicious!

Lake Como Boat Cruise

Embark on an exclusive boat tour of one of Italy's most famous lakes and drink in the poetic scenery, dotted with Baroque and Neoclassic villas, Romanesque churches, lush gardens and small medieval villages—all under the proud reach of the magnificent Alps. Adventurers will also visit the Gardens of Villa del Balbianello, famous for its elaborate terraced gardens. Built on the site of a monastery in 1787, this gorgeous spot has served as a location for feature films, including Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, where it was the lake retreat where the clandestine marriage of Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker took place.

Casual Italian Dining Experience

Join your fellow Adventurers for a family-style Italian dinner at a local shop. Select delicious dishes from food stations that feature local fare in a casual and social atmosphere.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Three

Breakfast at the Hotel

Enjoy an American-style buffet breakfast and get ready for the day of exploration ahead.

Cruise to Isola dei Pescatori on Lake Maggiore

Take a ferry from Stresa on the beautiful blue waters of Lake Maggiore to the charming Isola dei Pescatori, or Fisherman’s Island. You’ll enjoy strolling along the promenade and cobbled alleys lined with restaurants, gift shops and boutiques filled with local crafts.

Lunch on Isola dei Pescatori

Enjoy a tasty lunch at one of the island's incredible restaurants with a spectacular view of Lake Maggiore.

Wine Tasting in Stresa

Return to Stresa, where your Adventure Guides will escort you to an exclusive wine tasting led by a sommelier at the family-owned La Cambusa Wine Shop—one of the finest wine and specialty food emporiums in the Piemonte area. Sip up to 4 different local wines paired with delicious accompaniments. Meanwhile, Junior Adventurers will enjoy grape juice and cookies.

On Your Own Dinner in Stresa

Stroll through Stresa and delight in some of its landmark sites including Villa Pallavicino with its gardens and zoo, and Stresa's parish church—the Church of Santi Ambrogio and Theodulo. Walk along the waterfront for a picturesque view of boats en route to the Borromean Islands. Check out the incredible Italian eateries to find a good spot for dinner or ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Four

Breakfast at the Hotel

Wake up to a delicious buffet breakfast and then head off to Zermatt.

The Simplon Pass to Zermatt

Take a motor coach across the high mountain Simplon Pass between the Pennine Alps and the Lepontine Alps in Switzerland. A road that dates back to the Stone Age, the winding Simplon Pass takes you to Zermatt.

Arrive in Zermatt

Considered the most beautiful of the Alpine villages, the automobile-free Zermatt lies at the foot of the highest mountains in the Alps and basks in the splendor of the Matterhorn.

Cheese Fondue Lunch in Zermatt

Dip into the delicious melted cheeses of the Alps at a charming restaurant. A Swiss specialty with shared French and Italian origins, fondue dates back to the late 17th century. Indulge with pleasure!

Check into Mont Cervin Palace

Relax as your Adventure Guides check you into this stately, 5-star hotel surrounded by the Alps. With an abundance of warm hospitality, this grand hotel near the old village center has specialized in luxury for over 150 years.

On Your Own Dinner in Zermatt

Ask your Adventure Guides to help make arrangements for a dinner outing the whole family will enjoy at one of the spectacular restaurants in this Alpine village. After your meal, try a scrumptious strudel, a cinnamon crêpe or even a sip of génépi, an absinthe-like Alpine aperitif.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Five

Breakfast at the Hotel

Fuel up at breakfast for an action-packed day ahead. If you prefer not to participate in the physical activities, you can watch the activities from the sidelines—or stay behind in Zermatt to explore the many wonderful sites in this fascinating village.

Ropes Course and Zip Lining at Forest Fun Park

Get ready for a morning of fun and adrenaline for the whole family! Ride in a mini electric car to the Forest Fun Park. A licensed instructor teaches about equipment safety and rules of the ropes course and zip line and provides Guests with a safety harness and gloves. Before moving onto zip lining, you will first need to complete the park's extensive ropes obstacle courses. There are beginner and advanced courses, but all are sure to give you a workout as you dangle up to 40 feet (12.19 meters) above the ground, swinging and climbing through the trees. Experience up to 25 bridges and 12 zip lines!

On Your Own Lunch in Zermatt

Pick a restaurant for you and your family in this town filled with wonderful culinary choices. Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations.

Gornergrat Bahn Train Ride

Climb high up Zermatt's steep slopes aboard the Gornergrat Cogwheel Train for stunning views of the Matterhorn and lake-dotted countryside below. See 29 peaks that are 2.5 miles (4,000 meters) tall—the most in any Alpine region.

Adult Dinner at Hotel

Feast on scrumptious regional specialties with your fellow Adventurers at the hotel's main eatery.

    Junior Adventurers Dinner & Disney Movie Night

    Junior Adventurers can enjoy a kid-friendly dinner in another part of the restaurant. After dinner, they can join the Adventure Guides for a private viewing of a Disney movie.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Six

Breakfast at the Hotel

Wake up to a tasty breakfast before you board a train to Taesch.

Journey to Andermatt

Get off the train in Taesch and enjoy a motor coach ride through the wide, pastoral Urseren Valley, located at the foot of the Gotthard Pass and flanked by the Aare and Gotthard mountain ranges of the Adula Alps.

Journey to Lucerne

Head for Lucerne on beautiful Lake Lucerne, driving through the splendid landscape that boasts a gorgeous mountain panorama and lush meadows in the summer.

Transportation Museum and Swiss Chocolate Adventure

Explore this fascinating museum which showcases the development of all forms of transportation and mobility, including by road, rail, water, air and even outer space. You will also enjoy a chocolate adventure where you will learn all about the discovery, origin, production and transportation of chocolate. And, yes, there is a chocolate tasting at the end of the tour!

Check-In at Your Hotel in Lucerne

Relax as your Adventure Guides check you into your hotel in Lucerne.

On Your Own Dinner in Lucerne

Enjoy the evening at Lake Lucerne, dining at one this area's fine restaurants. Ask you Adventure Guides to recommend the restaurant that best fits your family's tastes and needs.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Seven

Breakfast at the Hotel

Fuel up on a hearty breakfast and get ready for a day of thrilling events ahead.

Excursion to Mount Titlis

For a fun-filled day of activities, ride in the rotating Rotair aerial cable car up to Mount Titlis, Central Switzerland's highest peak at 10,000 feet. And enjoy a spectacular view of valleys, mountains, lakes, forest, ice boulders and glaciers along the way. Once you reach the top, delight in these snow experiences with your Adventure Guides:

  • Glacier Viewing - Get closer to the crevasses of a glacier on the "Ice Flyer" chairlift.
  • Snow Tubing - Snow tube down the side of the mountain for a thrilling way to experience the Swiss Alps.
  • Hiking - Hike up one of the trails to see the mountain and its environs up close, enjoying the amazing views along the way.
  • The Titlis Cliff Walk - Stroll across Titlis Cliff Walk, the highest suspension bridge in Europe at a height of 1,600 feet (487.68 meters) and be awestruck by the astounding views.
  • The Glacier Cave - Venture into the very heart of Mount Titlis where ice crystals sparkle on turquoise-blue walls of ice in a cave that lies 65.6 feet (20 meters) below the glacier's surface.

Lunch at the Panorama Restaurant

Take a break in your activities to enjoy a delicious lunch at the Panorama Restaurant. At 1.87 miles (3,020 meters) above sea-level, this stylish restaurant offers panoramic views. Enjoy regional specialties along with pizza and pasta—and a variety of delectable desserts.

More Fun at Mount Titlis

Continue your thrilling snow experiences until it's time to travel back down the hill to Engelberg.

Visit a Cheese Factory in Engelberg

Head to a monastery for a tour of Switzerland's only show cheese factory. Watch cheese being made by hand and see how milk is transformed into the famous Engelberger Klosterglocke—a mild cheese pressed into the shape of a monastery bell. Discover other regional cheeses, milk products and souvenirs as well.

Private Farewell Dinner at the Old Swiss House in Lucerne

Be greeted on the deck of this landmark restaurant by 3 Swiss Alpen Horn Players playing traditional Swiss music—and then be served by wait staff wearing traditional Lucerne garb! The Old Swiss House has a half-timbered façade that dates back to 1859 and décor from the 17th century, stained-glass windows from the 16th century and original oil paintings by famous artists. Dine in a private area of this renowned restaurant that boasts a selection of gourmet menu items including the authentic Alpine specialty Wienerschnitzel. Before the night is over, try playing the Swiss Alpen Horn then share some of your unforgettable memories before you bid your fellow Adventurers a fond farewell.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Eight

Breakfast at the Hotel

Say goodbye to your newfound friends and enjoy one last meal in Switzerland.

Transfer to the Zürich Airport (ZRH)

Board pre-arranged transportation to the airport and say "auf wiedersehen" until you return again!

Meals Included: Breakfast