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 people – 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 Riva Del Garda via Sirmione

    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: Riva Del Garda to Merano via The Dolomites

    Accommodation: Giardino Marling Hotel, 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 Giardino Marling, overlooking the thermal town of Merano. 

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

    Accommodation: Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains, 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 Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains. 

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

    Accommodation: Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy

    After a lavish Kempinski 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. 

    A short, picturesque drive leads you to the incomparable Grand Hotel Tremezzo, nestled on the western shore of the Lake. 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 Brunate

    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 in the town of Como. From here  you can take a quick ride on the funicular to Brunate for one last gaze over Lake Como and the Alps beyond.

    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.

Despite being another one of Aston's undeniably photogenic icons, the Vantage isn't a one trick pony. The twin-turbo V8 under the sculpted bonnet combined with cutting edge dynamics makes this a complete supercar.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage

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

With a refined interior filled with the aural splendor of a sonorous V10 and one of the more compliant supercar chassis, it's no surprise the Audi R8 Spyder has become one of our most popular touring choices.

Audi R8 V10 Cabriolet

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 488 Spider is one of Ferrari's most usable open-top supercar performers. The speed and agility of the 488 make it the perfect companion for touring both The Alps & autobahns.

Ferrari 488 GTB Spider

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

Ferrari 812 Superfast

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 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

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

Lamborghini Huracán

The pinnacle of Lamborghini's range, the Aventador 'hypercar' is an extreme experience in every way; fighter jet lines, a thundering mid-engined V12 and that undeniable Italian charisma.

Lamborghini Aventador

The first of the current family of McLaren’s, the 650S is fast becoming a motoring icon: an exhilarating performance wrapped in F1-inspired bodywork.

McLaren 650S

The uninhibited aural delight of McLaren's twin turbo V8 makes 650S even more visceral in Spyder form.

McLaren 650S Spider

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

McLaren 720S

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

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

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

Porsche GT3

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)

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
    €12,950
  • Audi R8 V10
    €12,900
  • Audi R8 V10 Spyder
    €12,900
  • Bentley Continental GTC
    €13,900
  • Ferrari 488 GTB Spider
    €12,900
  • Ferrari 812 Superfast
    €16,900
  • Ferrari F8 Spider
    €13,900
  • Ferrari Portofino
    €12,900
  • Lamborghini Huracán
    €12,900
  • Lamborghini Aventador
    €17,900
  • McLaren 650S
    €13,950
  • McLaren 650S Spider
    €13,950
  • McLaren 720S
    €14,900
  • Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
    €10,500
  • Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
    €10,800
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
    €13,600
  • Porsche 911 GT3
    €13,900
  • Porsche Boxster (718)
    €9,900

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