Zermatt and the Matterhorn
Heading away from Lake Maggiore, we make our way through the Ossola Valley and start our climb into the Alps via the Simplon Pass. The Belvedere panoramic viewpoint is at the highest point of the pass and from there you can see 360° views of the Swiss and Italian Alps. Descending the Simplon Pass towards Brig we carry on and start the final part of our scenic journey along the Matter Valley towards Zermatt.
In the village of Taesch we will take you up to Zermatt on the rack and pinion railway. Zermatt is at 5,315ft above sea level and is surrounded by some of the most famous peaks in the Alps: the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, the Gornergrat and no less than twelve “4,000’s” – peaks over 4,000m.
Zermatt is a typical, picturesque Swiss Alpine village. Whilst you are in Zermatt you can spend your free time simply exploring the village, or enjoying a journey up to the Sunnegga plateau on the Mountain Metro. You could visit the Zermatlantis Matterhorn Museum and don’t forget to taste some of the local food! All whilst enjoying views of one of the most well-known mountains in the Alps: the Matterhorn. EUR 220.00
A day seeing the very best of the Swiss and Italian Lake District.
Our Three Lakes tour will take you up the western shore of Lake Maggiore and into Switerland. You will pass the seemingly floating castles at Cannero before arriving at the northern tip of Lake Maggiore and heading towards Lake Lugano.
During your free time in the cosmopolitan city of Lugano don’t miss out on the Santa Maria degli Angeli church where there is a beautiful fresco of the Passion. Window shop along the exclusive Via Nassa and have a coffee in Piazza Riforma. Take a stroll along the promenade into the park for views across to Mount San Salvatore.
We travel on towards Lake Como whose sparkling waters surrounded by dramatic mountains. Take the chance to visit the terraced, lakeside gardens of Villa Carlotta with over 500 species from giant sequoia to camellias. In Como city visit the cathedral and enjoy an ice cream in the piazza nearby. Como is also famous for its silk so a great place for some souvenir shopping!
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|May||22 °C||13 °C|
|June||24 °C||15 °C|
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