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A day trip from Lake Como to experience the most enchanting Swiss villages against the backdrop of the crystal blue waters of the Verzasca River .

Highlights

  • Unbeatable views of snow-capped Alpine mountain ranges and villages
  • A glimpse at Swiss village life where cheese, bread, and beer are still made according to centuries’ old tradition
  • Take a swim in the crystal waters of the Verzasca River
  • Visit Ascona, pearl of Lake Maggiore

Description

Your van and driver will pick you up at your Lake Como area accommodation and from there you’ll embark on the day trip of a lifetime.

Just a short ride north and over the Swiss border you’ll enjoy the fairytale Swiss backdrop of typical Ticino country homes and villages as you navigate along the crystal-clear Verzasca River. As you pass the Verzasca Dam, your driver will point out the famous 220 meter drop where scenes from the James Bond film Goldeneye were shot.

At Lavertezzo, home to the postcard-perfect Romanesque stone bridge where you can see locals and tourists alike jumping off the bridge into the stunning emerald  waters of the Verzasca river. Relax in the crystal clear waters or head further into the Valley for lunch in one of the most charming villages in all of Switzerland where local artisans, brewers and cheesemakers comprise some of the 87 residents. 

The final stop on this unforgettable day trip is one of the most enchanting towns along Lake Maggiore: Ascona. At just 196 meters above sea level, Ascona is the lowest-lying town in Switzerland, enjoying mild weather while being often surrounded by snow-capped peaks. It embodies the marriage of picture-perfect Switzerland with the Italian Dolce Vita.

Stroll along the lakeside promenade, enjoy a coffee in one of the old town coffee shops or sit and relax while enjoying a spritz and some people watching in this Swiss-Italian lakeside haven. 

Inclusion

  • Private air conditioned van and driver at your disposal for the full day
  • Pickup and drop-off at Lake Como area accommodations
  • Wifi during travel time

Exclusions

  • Tickets for boat tours or water sports (if desired)
  • Lunch (options available for purchase)
  • Gratuities and personal extras

Know before you book

  • Due to the route covered and/or the means of transportation used, it is not possible to participate in this tour using a wheelchair, scooter, or other aid. Please contact us to inquire about customized tour options for guests with mobility challenges

Know before you go

  • Tour departs rain or shine
  • Bring bathing suits and towel if you wish to swim
  • During all months we highly recommend bringing sunblock
  • Come with comfortable clothing

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to the start time will be refunded in full. No refunds will be made for cancellations with less than 48 hours notice or failure to arrive at the meeting point on time (no-show).

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