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Alpine Lakes & Scenic Trains

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Breathtaking Alpine vistas await as you travel through Switzerland and Italy. We are flying in one day before the tour begins to give you time to rest or explore on your own. After an overnight flight, arrive on Day two in Lucerne, Switzerland. Day three enjoy free time until you join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner in the city. Day four Explore the city on a walking tour passing through the covered 14th-century Chapel Bridge. Along the way, see the famous Water Tower that once served as a prison. Pause at the renowned Lion Monument, carved from sandstone to commemorate heroic soldiers. The evening is at leisure. Day five travel to Gstaad and climb aboard the GoldenPass panoramic train, taking in breathtaking Alpine views along the route to Montreux. Upon arrival, enjoy free time in this resort town, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva. End your day in the car-less village of Zermatt. Day six choose how you discover Zermatt because it’s your choice! Explore on foot during a guided walking tour -OR- experience Zermatt independently before visiting the Matterhorn Museum; learn more about the triumph and tragedy behind the first ascent of this imposing peak. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Day seven traverse bridges and tunnels while aboard the world-renowned narrow gauge Glacier Express. Enjoy the natural beauty of this route through the heart of the Swiss Alps. While onboard, relax and enjoy a 3-course lunch. Arrive in St. Moritz and enjoy the evening at leisure to relax or stroll the lakeside boulevard. Day eight traveling along one of the world’s most scenic railways, journey through the Bernina Pass en route to Tirano, Italy. Take in the striking landscapes of the Swiss and Italian Alps throughout your voyage, including the famed Morteratsch Glacier. Experience sweeping coastal views on your drive along the picturesque shores of Lake Como. Continue to Lago Maggiore, a tranquil resort area with crystal clear waters set against the backdrop of the Alps. Enjoy a local wine tasting and settle in for a two-night stay. Day nine travel to Domodossola, an ancient village nestled in the mountains. Visit a family farm to see a different side to Alpine life. Learn about the artisan cheeses that they produce before sampling their creations, paired with the region’s local wines. Return to your hotel for a free afternoon. As the day draws to a close, board a private boat for a cruise to Isola dei Pescatori, one of the stunning Borromean Islands. On the island, toast to the end of your Alpine adventure and savor a traditional farewell dinner. Day ten the tour ends and you head home with many pleasant memories.
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Class Details

10 Sessions
Weekly - Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Location
Yosemite Hall Parking Lot, West Campus

Instructor
Community Education Host 

 

Notice

Please read:  Cancellation waiver insurance, airfare, hotel accommodations, round trip airport transfers from Modesto, hotel transfers, and 12 meals included. $829 deposit per person due upon registration. Save $250 and book by January 21, 2021.

Tuition: 

$5,199.00

Registration Closes On
Sunday, July 18, 2021 @ 12:00 AM


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/18/2021 - 7/27/2021 Weekly -Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 6:00 AM - 11:59 PM Modesto, Yosemite Hall Parking Lot, West Campus  Map, Room: Parking Lot 211 Community Education Host