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Private Tour: Lake Como and Valtellina Day Trip with Lunch and Wine-Tasting from Milan
"From Milan (Central train station) take the train to Varenna (approx. 1-hour) a charming little village on the Lake Como right in front of Bellagio another renowned 'treasure' of the lake. Your guide will meet you upon your arrival and you will enjoy a short tour of the picturesque village. Walk through the labyrinth of typically narrow streets some of them built over the rock and cliff right above the water and enjoy a breathtaking view. Then you will drive all the way up to Valtellina which is a valley located in the Lombardy region (northern Italy) that begins right at the top of lake Como. Your guide will drive as much as possible off the main roads so that you can go through some tiny and pristine villages clinging to the mountains. You will stop for lunch (local wine included)
From EUR165.00
Zell am See to Interlaken Day Trip with stop at Heidi Heidimuseum Heididorf Maienfeld
"Following a morning pickup at your hotel in Zell am See hop into your vehicle and relax on the journey toward Interlaken — gateway to the Swiss Alps. Cross the Austrian border with your private guide and head through the Principality of Liechtenstein. Along the way admire stunning views over the Austrian and Swiss countryside.Visit the historic town of Maienfeld — made famous as the setting of the 19th-century children’s story Heidi. Enjoy a 1-hour stop at Heidi’s village and Alpine hut (own expense) — the head onward to Interlaken where your tour will come to an end.""""Marvel at the beauty of the Swiss Alps and visit the Heididorf Museum in Maienfeld on this private 10-hour day trip from Zell am See to Interlaken. Leave Zell am See behind and travel through Austria and the Principality of Liechtenstein to Switzerland with a private guide. Along the way
From CHF1,412.00
Heidiland and Liechtenstein Tour from Zurich: Two Countries in One Day
"After first doing a city tour of Zurich we follow Lake Zurich to Rapperswil the city of roses. We visit the picturesque Old Town and its medieval castle; you will also have some time at leisure here. Then after crossing the Ricken Pass with its panoramic views of the Alps we reach the lovely Toggenberg region whose pretty hill a the capital of the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein you will have more time at leisure. A visit to the Post Office is recommended; the famous stamps from this tiny state are coveted worldwide by philatelists and amateur stamp lovers alike. And finally the setting for the Heidi stories. In the summer months you visit Heidi's village. A pleasant short walk leads to a collection of typical mountain houses a village shop and of course lots of little goats. Entry into the authentic Heidi House is optional. In wintertime you'll visit the quaint Swiss village of Werdenberg instead.A beautiful trip back to Zurich along the banks of Lake Walen
From CHF84.00

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Green Beer? yes Bierre Verte

One of the local specialty beers is Mont Blanc Genepi "bierre Verte" distilled by the Brasserie du Mont Blanc. I don't know if it is even real beer, as the mountain herbs blended into the concoction...
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