Begin your journey in perfect tranquillity at beautiful Lake Orta, one of the smallest of the Italian lakes and certainly one of the prettiest. From your lakeside base, enjoy included excursions to some of the most picturesque towns of the awe-inspiring Apennine Alps. Breathtaking scenery awaits on your superb rail journey into and around Switzerland, where you will visit the towns of Zermatt, Gornergrat and Tasch. Enjoy an excursion to the Italian town of Aosta too, which sits within the historical and cultural Aosta Valley, also cradled by the stunning Apennine Alps. As a finale, why not seize the opportunity of joining an optional full-day excursion into the bustling city of Milan to fully round off this unforgettable holiday.