European Indulgence - The Italian Lakes, Swiss Alps & Stelvio

This tour is for the romantic at heart. Delight your senses with the charisma of the Italian lakes, the sweeping Dolomites and Swiss Alps, mouth-watering cuisine, superb wine and delightful locals – all while staying in world class hotels and driving some of the most picturesque and satisfying roads in the world. 

The itinerary

  • Day Day 1: Milan

    Accommodation: Principe di Savoia Hotel, Milan, Italy

    Arrive in Milan, Italy’s most  sophisticated city. Spend the day exploring the architectural elegance and gastronomic delights of this European style icon.

  • Day Day 2: Milan to Limone sul Garda via Salo

    Accommodation: Eala, Limone sul Garda, Italy

    One of our team members will deliver your chosen vehicle at the Principe di Savoia hotel. After a familiarisation and safety walkthrough, it’s over to you.

    Drive out of the city on the autostrada to the hidden gem of Lago d’Iseo, breaking in the pretty village of Lovere. Continuing on, the road hugging the western shore of the lake, Sebina Occidentale, is something of a local legend; breathtakingly scenic, and even a touch challenging in spots.

    Today’s lunch will be at one of the wineries in the Franciacorta sparkling wine region bordering the south-eastern shores of  Lake Iseo.

    From Iseo the route makes its way across the Lombardy countryside to the town of Salo on the edge of Lake Garda, from where you’ll spend the afternoon navigating the western shoreline of the largest of Italy’s lakes. As you make your way north on the Gardesana Occidentale, the scenery becomes more dramatic, with the surrounding mountains rising high above the lake. 

    The last stop of the day is the terraced town of Limone sul Garda. Wander the town’s photogenic promenade and narrow, hillside laneways while pondering which gelato stall to indulge in.

    Less than 10 minutes from Limone, your hotel for the night, perched on a cliffside overlooking the northern end of the lake, is the exquisite 5-star Eala.

  • Day Day 3: Limone sul Garda to Merano via The Dolomites

    Accommodation: Villa Eden, Merano, Italy

    Today is about driving the jagged peaks of The Dolomites. First up is a sinewy treat that leads you to the German speaking region of Trentino. 

    After a quick break, the route guides you into the heart of the Dolomites and what we believe is some of the finest alpine scenery in Europe. Driving along this motoring mecca is an experience to be savoured, with roads that carve their way through forests and across mountain passes. Highlights include Pordoi and Gardena passes, to name two. 

    Spend your evening relaxing in the elegant Villa Eden in the leafy thermal spa town of Merano. 

  • Day Day 4: Merano to St Moritz via Stelvio and Bernina Passes

    Accommodation: Suvretta House, St Moritz, Switzerland

    Day 4 begins with a drive through the countryside of Italian South Tyrol on your way to the town of Gomagoi, at the base of the Stelvio Pass. Wind your up the famous switchbacks before stopping at the pass itself to admire the panoramic view back down the valley and the iconic ribbon of tarmac you just conquered. 

    Once you’ve made your way down the sweeping turns of the Swiss side of Stelvio, take a break in the spa town of Bormio before crossing into Switzerland via the less challenging but wonderfully scenic Bernina Pass.

    The final stage of the day’s journey is driving into the glamourous Swiss alpine resort of St Moritz. Admire the towering Alps rising from pristine St Moritzersee lake as you pull up to the stately Suvretta House

  • Day Day 5: St Moritz to Tremezzo, Lake Como via Maloja Pass

    Accommodation: Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy

    After a lavish Suvretta buffet breakfast, buckle in for another superb stretch of alpine motoring. Gaze across the snow-capped peaks as you cruise alongside turquoise Swiss lakes before leisurely making your way back into Italy towards the striking Lake Como. 

    After the optional morning tour across the legendary Fluela Pass and the flowing, smooth tarmac of Julier Pass, a relatively short, picturesque drive leads you to the Italian border and on to the incomparable Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como. Once you’ve checked in, wander across the road to the jetty and take the slow ferry across the water to the traditional hamlet of Varenna, with its villa gardens and relaxed lakeside charm.

    From Varenna, hop back on the ferry for a quick trip to The Pearl of Lake Como, Bellagio. Perched on the tip of a promontory jutting into the lake, this cobblestoned slice of Italian charm is the perfect place to lose yourself in narrow laneways and gaze out across the lake and surrounding peaks. Indulge in a long, late lunch in one of the many lakeside restaurants before taking the ferry back to Tremezzo.   

  • Day Day 6: Tremezzo to Milan via Como

    Accommodation: Principe di Savoia Hotel, Milan, Italy

    This morning is an opportunity to relax a little and enjoy the views and facilities on offer in one of Europe’s great hotels. In the afternoon, you’ll meander down the western side of the lake before taking a break to explore the piazzas and cafes of Como’s old town.

    Finish off the day’s touring with the short drive back to Milan and the Château Monfort Hotel. In the evening one of our team will meet you to pick up your car.

  • Day Day 7: Milan

    Check out of the Principe di Savoia and take the opportunity to wander through the galleries, cafes and streets of this elegant city. 

  • & more

    If you’d like to extend or customise any part of the above tour, please let us know and we’ll tailor this itinerary to suit you.

Drive

This tour is a true indulgence for the senses, and that is especially true for time spent behind the wheel. The route includes some of the world’s great pass roads; Stelvio, Fluela, Bernina, Gardena and Pordoi, to name a handful. And each day you’ll be immersed in  scenery that you’re unlikely to ever forget, from the undeniable beauty of Lake Como and Lake Garda, to the contrasting alpine drama of the Swiss Alps and Italian Dolomites.

The convertible version of the Vantage sports the same twin turbo V8 under it's sculpted bonnet, combined with cutting edge dynamics making it a complete open-air supercar.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Convertible

Audi's first supercar, the R8 encompasses all the marque has learned via it's successful racing program, culminating in the superb, naturally aspirated V10. Inside, the R8 has the best interior in the business.

Audi R8 V10

A typically special Audi interior filled with the aural delight of that raucous twin turbo V8, the RS6 estate is our choice as the perfect touring all rounder.

Audi RS6

The ultimate in luxury British convertible touring, the Bentley Continental GTC pampers it occupants while still providing an extremely capable sports driving experience when called on.

Bentley Continental GTC

The understated coupe body of the most compact of the M cars conceals 335 horsepower, making it the perfect choice for tackling the flowing forest roads and passes of the Alps.

BMW M2

The ultimate M4, the Competition combines over 500 horsepower coupled with BMW's legendary chassis dynamics into one of the ultimate alpine driving experiences.

BMW M4 Competition

The convertible version of the M4 provides all the thrills of its fixed top stablemate, all while allowing you to bask in the fresh mountain air of the Alps.

BMW M4 Cabriolet

A technological tour de force that maintains the impeccable tactility expected of a Ferrari. The 296 GTB is a truly sensory experience; blistering acceleration, sublime mid-engined handling, and an addictive aural scream.

Ferrari 296 GTB

The most powerful Ferrari convertible ever produced has an epic 800 horsepower of naturally aspirated V12 at it's heart. Even for a V12 Ferrari, this striking machine is outrageously fast.

Ferrari 812 GTS

The most powerful normally aspirated Ferrari road car ever produced has an epic 800 horsepower V12 at it's heart. Even for a Ferrari, this striking machine is outrageously quick.

Ferrari 812 Superfast

The F8 Tributo is Ferrari's ultimate expression of usable supercar performance. The F8 is quite likely the most intoxicating way to cruise both The Alps & autobahns.

Ferrari F8 Tributo

The F8 Spider is Ferrari's ultimate expression of usable open-top supercar performance. The F8 is quite likely the most intoxicating way to cruise both The Alps & autobahns.

Ferrari F8 Spider

The potent twin turbo v8, the retractable hard top and sublime neutral handling of the Portofino make it one of the great touring supercars.

Ferrari Portofino

The Roma is considered by many to be the best looking Ferrari available today. It's 2+2 fastback layout, luxurious interior, precise balance and the performance of the twin turbo V8 make it an unrivalled choice as an alpine touring car.

Ferrari Roma

If Lamborghini has a 'user-friendly' car, the charismatic Huracan Evo is it. With it's high revving V10, the all-wheel-drive successor to the Gallardo is a manageable, yet thrilling supercar.

Lamborghini Huracán Evo

The Huracan Evo Spyder has all the performance and charisma of the fixed-roof Huracan but with the notable advantage of absorbing its occupants in the open-air acoustics of that howling V10.   

Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder

Stronger, lighter and faster than it's predecessor, the 720S is McLaren's most advanced iteration of an F1 derived supercar.

McLaren 720S Spider

The convertible version of Mercedes ultimate 2-seater compliments its enigmatic shape with the finest of AMG’s power units wedged under its shapely hood.

AMG AMG GT C

Arguably the most dramatic of all German sports coupes, this charismatic 2-seater compliments its enigmatic shape with the finest of AMG’s power units wedged under its shapely hood.

AMG AMG GT S

The current iteration of this most iconic of sports cars will captivate you with its ability to effortlessly consume autobahn miles and then precisely scythe its way across twisting mountain passes.

Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

For those who prefer to immerse their senses in the crisp, fresh alpine air, the 911 cabriolet provides a unique open-top touring experience.

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

The GTS is the next step up the 911 performance ladder. The same classic shape and engineering of the 911 S but with a bit more of everything.

Porsche 911 GTS

The GTS Cabriolet is often considered the sweet spot in the 911 range. The same classic shape and engineering of the 911 S Cabriolet but with a bit more of everything.

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

Arguably the most tactile of all 911s, the GT3 RS is Porsche's ultimate version of the iconic, naturally aspirated flat 6.

Porsche 911 GT3

A 911 GT3 with it's focus tilted slightly to make it more suited to the road than the more track oriented original GT3.

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring

The closest Porsche get to a race car that can be driven on the road. The GT3 RS is Porsche's most focused, uncompromised version of the 911.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

If you haven't driven the turbo, you haven't yet experienced what a 911 is capable of. Just take a glance at the specification figures. As impressive as the are, the figures still don't do justice to the tactile experience that is an unleashed 911 turbo.

Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche's take on the accessible roadster, the Boxster combines all the marque's engineering know-how into a practical, mid-engined sportscar that never fails to entertain..

Porsche Boxster (718)

This version of the Cayman has more aggressive bodywork, additional downforce and swaps out the entry level Cayman turbocharged four cylinder, for the 4.0 litre, naturally aspirated 6 power plant.

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4

The ultimate Cayman, this track inspired version is one of the most rewarding cars you can experience on tight, twisty backroad

Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS

The Porsche Boxster layout in it's most focussed form, the 718 Spyder RS has had the turbo 4 of the 718 Boxster replaced with the raucous, normally aspirated 4 litre 6 of the 911 GT3

Porsche 718 Spyder RS

Experience the sustainable performance of the all electric Porsche Taycan. The marque's first EV sports sedan still offers the thrills and precision that Porsche has built it's reputation on, but this time on a battery powered, eco-friendly platform.

Porsche Taycan

With it's immediately accessible 500kw and 850 nm, leading edge dynamics, 500 km range, and space for 4 adults, the Taycan ST might just be the perfect, sustainable, high performance all rounder.

Porsche Taycan Turbo Sport Turismo

Pricing

Simply choose the car you’d like to drive on this tour, fill out the short enquiry form with your details, preferred dates and any questions you might have and we’ll come back to you within 48 hours.

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Italian Lakes, Swiss Alps & Stelvio

7 Days/6 Nights.
The Car
Price / Couple
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage Convertible
    €13,900
  • Audi R8 V10
    €13,150
  • Audi RS6
    €12,400
  • Bentley Continental GTC
    €16,400
  • BMW M2
    €10,500
  • BMW M4 Competition
    €10,900
  • BMW M4 Convertible
    €11,200
  • Ferrari 296 GTB
    €17,200
  • Ferrari 812 GTS
    €19,400
  • Ferrari 812 Superfast
    €17,400
  • Ferrari F8 Tributo
    €16,200
  • Ferrari F8 Spider
    €16,400
  • Ferrari Portofino
    €15,200
  • Ferrari Roma
    €16,200
  • Lamborghini Huracán Evo
    €16,200
  • Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder
    €16,500
  • McLaren 720S Spider
    €17,900
  • Mercedes AMG GT C
    €14,200
  • Mercedes AMG GT S
    €13,700
  • Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
    €11,900
  • Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
    €12,300
  • Porsche 911 GTS
    €12,900
  • Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet
    €13,300
  • Porsche 911 GT3
    €13,900
  • Porsche 911 GT3 Touring
    €13,900
  • Porsche 911 GT3 RS
    €15,900
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
    €13,900
  • Porsche 718 Boxster
    €11,300
  • Porsche 718 Cayman GT4
    €12,450
  • Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS
    €13,300
  • Porsche 718 Spyder RS
    €13,400
  • Porsche Taycan
    €10,700
  • Porsche Taycan Turbo Sport Turismo
    €11,900

The map

Start in Milan, the fashion and cultural capital if Italy. Tour the shorelines Lakes Garda and Iseo before driving through the western Dolomites, over Stelvio Pass to the Swiss Alps and the luxury resort town of St Moritz. The glamour continues at Lake Como, before the short hop back to Milan.

  • 200 kms / 125 mi
    Milan, Italy
  • 250 kms / 155 mi
    Lake Garda, Italy
  • 200 kms / 125 mi
    Merano, Italy
  • 250 kms / 155 mi
    St Moritz, Switzerland
  • 150 kms / 95 mi
    Tremezzo, Italy
  • Milan, Italy