Alpine Allure: Italian Lakes & Bernina Express

Embark on a Journey through Italy's Enchanting Lakes and Majestic Alps, including the scenic Bernina Express Ride from Milan
This eight-day tour starting from Milan guarantees an enthralling voyage through a canvas of deep blue lakes, rolling hills, majestic snow-capped peaks, and untouched alpine valleys. A standout feature of this tour is an unmissable day excursion to St. Moritz, where you'll be greeted by incomparable alpine panoramas along the UNESCO-designated Bernina Express train route. The sheer natural splendor enveloping you will be nothing short of mesmerizing. The town's harmonious blend of modern allure and medieval legacy will undoubtedly leave you enchanted
8 Days from $3199/person CAD
Food & Wine
Honeymoon & Anniversary
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Italy, Europe


2024 departures: May 16, 30, June 6, 27, July 11, 18, August 1, 15, September 5, 26, & October 10, 24


  • Accommodation in standard-level hotels
  • Daily breakfast and 2 dinners
  • Light lunch and wine tasting in the Franciacorta region
  • Arrival transfer from Milan airport to the hotel on day 1
  • Professional services of an experienced English-speaking tour-escort
  • English-speaking local guides in Milan and Verona
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • Unique Bernina Express ride
  • Happy hour experiences in Milan
  • Milan boat tour
  • Scenic boat transfers as per the itinerary
  • Departure transfer from Milan hotel to the airport on day 8
  • Panoramic visits as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums as per itinerary
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard to be in touch with family and friends
  • Headsets to follow the information provided by the tour leader and local guides
  • Stretch your legs with extra legroom on the coaches! More space is provided on board to pamper travellers with the most comfortable trip

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Porterage service
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation in Milan
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability



Welcome to Milano! Your private driver will be waiting for you at Milan Malpensa Airport to provide you with a comfortable transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the vibrant city of Milan.

Accommodation at the Antares Hotel Concorde, BW Signature Collection, Milan, or similar


Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. In the afternoon, join your expert local guide for a three-hour walking tour of Milan's heart. Starting from via Spallanzani, you'll reach the historic Porta Venezia, believed to have medieval, even Roman, origins. It's the namesake of the surrounding district.

Continue to Corso Venezia, passing through the charming Giardini Indro Montanelli, a public garden. Opposite, you'll pass by GAM, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna (modern art museum). Move on to Viale Manzoni, leading to the renowned La Scala opera house. Then, prepare to be awestruck by the magnificent Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano). Your guide will highlight its main features. The tour culminates at the majestic Castello Sforzesco, a 15th-century medieval fortress commissioned by Duke Francesco Sforza.

In the vicinity, we've selected a refined bakery for you to unwind and savor a typical aperitivo (happy hour). After this delightful break, you'll have some free time before making your own way back to the hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay in Milan. Meals; B

Accommodation at the Antares Hotel Concorde, BW Signature Collection, Milan, or similar


Embark on a captivating journey aboard the historic Bernina Express, a train that winds its way up to the majestic mountain peaks. Like a spectator in a grand theater, you'll be treated to unparalleled views from your seat on this World Heritage train, a centenarian marvel of engineering.

After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, our driver will escort you to Tirano, where your adventure begins. Prepare to be enchanted by one of the world's most picturesque railway routes, showcasing the breathtaking Alpine vistas. The journey unfolds over two awe-inspiring hours, as the train meanders through mountain tunnels and passes by charming towns and villages.

Throughout the ride, you'll be captivated by a series of highlights. Marvel at the Swiss Alps as the train ascends the Bernina Pass, eventually arriving in the enchanting town of St. Moritz. Here, you'll have ample free time to explore this Alpine gem at your own pace.

Later, rejoin your driver for the return trip to Milan, with the meeting point conveniently located in St. Moritz. Your overnight stay in Milan awaits, completing this unforgettable Alpine adventure. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Antares Hotel Concorde, BW Signature Collection, Milan, or similar


Indulge in a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, setting the perfect tone for a delightful day ahead. Your next stop is Como, a renowned tourist destination celebrated for its proximity to Lake Como and the majestic Alps. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring views over the lake and the Alpine valleys, a spectacle that is guaranteed to leave you in awe.

Depart for the charming town of Bellagio, which you'll reach by boat. Nestled at the meeting point of the lake's two southern arms, Bellagio offers a picturesque backdrop of the dominating Alps to the north. Take your time to wander through the narrow streets, admiring the luxury hotels, opulent villas, and meticulously tended gardens. For lunch, you have a delightful array of restaurants and cafés to choose from, each offering its own delectable delights.

After this enchanting visit, return on board and set course for Tremezzo, where you'll find the enchanting Villa Carlotta. Here, you'll reunite with your driver, commencing the journey to Bergamo, a city steeped in history and artistry. Upon arrival, check-in at your Bergamo hotel, where you'll have the opportunity to savor a delectable dinner before a restful overnight stay. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Cappello D'oro, Bergamo, or similar


After a satisfying breakfast at your hotel, begin your journey to Lake Garda. Immerse yourself in the region's lush vegetation, where lemon trees, oleanders, magnolias, and bougainvillea create a symphony of colors and fragrances. Don't miss the chance to savor locally-produced olive oils and wines, a true testament to the area's culinary prowess.

Next, your journey leads you to the enchanting town of Sirmione, where the beauty of Lake Garda and its surroundings reach their pinnacle. Explore the magnificent Sirmione Castle and the ancient ruins of Catullus's villa, also known as the Grottoes of Catullus. A boat tour will offer you a unique perspective on these historic landmarks.

Following this immersive experience, take some free time to enjoy a leisurely lunch before setting off for Riva del Garda, situated on the northern shores of the lake. Here, you'll be charmed by the quaint Venetian-style historical center, a testament to the region's rich cultural heritage.

Return to Bergamo for a delightful dinner and a restful overnight stay, reminiscing about the day's unforgettable adventures. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Cappello D'oro, Bergamo, or similar


After breakfast, embark on a captivating tour of Verona, an open-air museum, led by a knowledgeable local expert. The city's rich tapestry of historical periods, blending classical and Germanic influences, offers a unique fusion of ancient and modern.

Wander the narrow streets to connect with Verona's diverse past, from its splendid Roman origins to medieval structures, resplendent Renaissance palaces, and formidable fortifications. The interplay of art and history promises an astonishing experience.

Don't miss Juliet's home, including its legendary balcony—an iconic backdrop to the tragic scene of "Oh Romeo, Romeo." Located on Via Cappello, this medieval gem was once inhabited by the Capello family in the 14th century.

Following the Verona tour, venture to Franciacorta, where the soil's composition of gravel, sand, and limestone provides an ideal environment for grape cultivation and winemaking. Here, relish a light lunch featuring local delicacies and savor renowned regional wines.

After this delightful experience, journey to Milan for your final overnight stay, cherishing the memories of this unforgettable exploration. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Antares Hotel Concorde, BW Signature Collection, Milan, or similar


Good morning! Rise and shine in Milan, the fashion capital! After a delightful breakfast at your hotel, dive into the heart of Italian fashion at the renowned Fashion District on your own. Discover the Quadrilatero d'Oro, a treasure trove of prestigious haute couture boutiques like Versace, Prada, and Armani.

In the afternoon, head to a meeting point on Alzaia-Naviglio Grande and embark on a boat tour through one of Milan's most picturesque districts, Navigli. Known for its lively canals and vibrant nightlife, this tour along the Naviglio Grande offers a unique perspective. Savor excellent cocktails and delectable snacks as you pass by historic buildings transformed into bars, restaurants, and art galleries.

Feel free to delve into the audio guide for a touch of history, or simply relish the journey while chatting with your fellow travelers. Rest easy in Milan for the night. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Antares Hotel Concorde, BW Signature Collection, Milan, or similar


After breakfast, meet your driver for a private transfer to the airport or train station. Arrivederci! Meals: B

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