Jul 06, 2022 — Jul 15, 2022

Swiss Alps & The Italian Lakes

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With Derrick Olsen

About this Trip

From glamorous St. Moritz to the glorious Italian Lakes, the beauty and culture of Switzerland and Italy come together on this epic eight-night journey like no other. Enjoy stays in St. Moritz, Switzerland, a chic resort town, and Stresa, Italy, tucked on the shores of shimmering Lake Como. As you travel through two culturally distinct countries, discover coveted destinations, untouched natural landscapes, and celebrated heritage. Journey by train to Zuoz, a charming Engadine village, and wind through ever-changing scenery — from snowcapped mountains to palm trees — on the Bernina Express. Cruise by private boat to the enchanting Borromean Islands and explore the lakeside communes of Bellagio and Como, villages that exude romance and la dolce vita. In Milan, stand before Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper,” and admire a centuries-old baroque palace on Isola Bella. Plus, learn about local lifestyles and traditions during an engaging meet-the-people sessions. 

$5,040 per person plus airfare

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Your Council Leader

Derrick Olsen is President of WorldOregon and a former Foreign Service Officer. Derrick was the Vice President of Regional Strategy at the regional economic development nonprofit Greater Portland Inc (GPI) where he led the implementation of Greater Portland Global, the region’s Global Trade and Investment Plan developed as part of the Global Cities Initiative, a joint program of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. Previously, Derrick managed international trade and investment issues for over four years with Business Oregon (the Oregon Business Development Department). In 2013, Derrick participated in the U.S.-Spain Council's Young Leaders Program. Derrick also has over 13 years of experience managing political and economic issues as a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State in Latin America, Asia, and Washington, DC, with four overseas tours including as Chief of the U.S. Embassy’s Political Section in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Fluent in Spanish, he has a Bachelor of Arts in Government and History from Dartmouth College and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.