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Swiss Alps & the Italian Lakes

Trip Highlights

From the high alpine splendor of St. Moritz, Switzerland, to the Italian Lakes tucked into Italy’s Lombardy region — fall in love with two naturally beautiful, culturally distinct countries on this scenic eight-night journey. Spend four nights in St. Moritz, the mountain resort town loved by royals, celebrities and outdoor enthusiasts alike, and journey by train to the colorful Swiss town of Zuoz. Board the Bernina Express and gaze at dramatic vistas as you ride from snowy peaks to temperate Tirano in hours! Pass little Swiss villages on a drive to Tremezzo, sitting on the shores of Lake Como. Cruise to the quaint villages of Bellagio and Como, and see Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan. Stroll through palace gardens in the Borromean Islands and learn cooking secrets at a family-owned restaurant. This engaging program includes first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner.

Exclusive departure: This departure is considered exclusive. The participants are U-M travelers, consisting of alumni, family, and friends.


Day 1

Depart gateway city

Day 2

Arrive in Zürich | Transfer to St. Moritz

Day 3

St. Moritz | Zuoz

Day 4

Bernina Express | Tirano

Day 5

St. Moritz

Day 6

Maloja Pass | Como | Stresa

Day 7

Borromean Islands

Day 8


Day 9


Day 10

Transfer to Milan airport and depart for gateway city


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Your Journey

Swiss Alps & the Italian Lakes

Meet Your Trip Host

Kati Bauer

Since 1976, Kati has worked in a number of progressively more responsible roles at the University of Michigan. Since 1988, her work has focused on technology at the university. Kati is the third generation of her family to have held lifelong positions at U-M and she is excited to continue to see the university grow and expand through the wide range of possibilities created by an environment focused on academic innovation.

In addition to her current role(s) at the University (Senior Counselor to the Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Interim Chief Operating Officer of the Duderstadt Center), Kati volunteers at the UM Hospital (Patient Safety Committee, Patient Family Centered Care, and Speaker Bureau), belongs to the Ann Arbor Rotary Club (leading the fundraising effort for the annual Golf and Tennis Outing) and the Chelsea Chapter of BNI (secretary/treasurer). She is a licensed notary, holds an associate degree in construction management, and loves to travel with her husband, Jim. Spending time with her two sons and her five grandchildren is wonderful. She also quilts, reads, and owns a pack of three amazing dogs and a pen with 20 chickens.

Kati is really looking forward to traveling with you.

By participating in an Alumni Association of the University of Michigan travel trip, you have stated that the Alumni Association has the exclusive right to use video and other visual/audio portrayals of You or Your likeness taken during Your trip in any medium of any nature whatsoever for any purpose, including advertising or promoting the services of the trip without any compensation being paid to You. Any such portrayal or likeness shall be the exclusive property of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

  • Sept. 16–25, 2020
(10 days)
Starting price: $3,695
if booked by 3/10/20 + air + taxes; singles please ask
Deposit per person: $600
Type: Land, Exclusive U-M Departure

You must be an Alumni Association member to travel with us. Questions? Call Michigan Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064.

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