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Scenic Switzerland
with vassar College

June 20th-29th, 2019 | Maximum Group Size: 25 Participants | Availability: Open

Join us as we soak in the beauty of the country’s stunning landscape of mountains, meadows, and lakes, as we stay in Lucerne, Geneva, and Bern. Along the way, we’ll ride the Glacier Express, drive the beautiful Corniche de Lavaux, enjoy on a brief boat cruise on Lake Geneva, and be met at the Einstein House Museum by Paul Einstein, great grandson of Albert. 

Throughout the tour, Professor Maria Höhn will offer lectures and invite you to join in conversations about Switzerland’s unique role in European history.  Maria is Director of the Vassar-founded Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement and Higher Education.


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Venice to Lucerne: Lakes and gardens of Italy & Switzerland

May 7th-16th, 2020 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open

Ringed by alpine peaks, the sparkling waters of the Italian and Swiss lakes command a landscape where mountains descend to meet the shores and grand hotels rise up in pretty lakeside towns. Here at the convergence of Italy and Switzerland is an area graced with shocking beauty and extraordinary diversity, where each lake with its own charms and treasures unfolds against a backdrop of semitropical gardens, gracious old villas, and vibrant villages. This unique itinerary highlights the gardens, historic sites, and landscape of this region. The pace is never frantic, yet the days are pleasantly full and there are bound to be some unexpected diversions and adventures along the way. Join Discover Europe on an unforgettable journey from Venice, at (or sometimes below) sea level, up into the Alpine majesty of northern Italy and Switzerland.