Explore Lake Como to experience its dramatic scenery, rich culture and incredible weather.
On this holiday, we’ll uncover the best of Lake Como including a relaxing boat tour with stops at some of the most picturesque lakeside towns.
We’ll also discover the delights of the Italian and Swiss Alps on a unique sightseeing journey on the Bernina Express and visit the Alpine towns of Tirano, Chiavenna and St. Moritz.
Another day trip will take us into one of Italy’s trendiest cities, Milan, to see the world’s oldest shopping mall and the stunning Duomo di Milano. On each day trip and throughout your Italy holiday, you’ll also have plenty of free time to relax or explore on your own with helpful recommendations from your expert guide.
What You’ll Love
- Discover Lake Como & see why the rich & famous have been travelling there for centuries on this guided holiday
- Stay 7 nights in the lakeside town of Cadenabbia or Tremezzo (3 or 4* Half Board)
- Enjoy a half day scenic boat cruise on Lake Como stopping in the town of Bellagio
- Venture into the nearby Swiss Alps with a panoramic train journey on the Bernina Express
- Visit the quaint Alpine towns of Tirano, Poschiavo, Chiavenna & St. Moritz
- Explore Italy’s fashion hub on a day long excursion to Milan and see the iconic Duomo Cathedral
- Unwind with plenty of free time to swim, shop or just explore the quaint towns dotted around the lake
- Return flights and transfers
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Day 1 – Travel to Italy
Upon landing in Italy, we will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport, who will escort us to our hotel in the pretty lakeside town of Tremezzo or Cadenabbia. As we travel our guide will share some information about the local region, suggest activities for us to enjoy and answer any questions we may have.
Day 2 – Boat Trip Around Lake Como
After breakfast we set off by boat to discover the towns and villas dotted along the scenic shoreline of the Lake. Set at the intersection of the three branches of the Lake, a stop in the town of Bellagio is a highlight for many visitors.
We have the afternoon to relax and enjoy Lake Como’s charms. Shop, sightsee at your own pace or sit by the lake and take in the incredible views.
Day 3 – Milan
After breakfast, join our guide and travel by coach to Italy’s northern capital and fashion hub; Milan. Our guided tour will provide a fascinating overview of the city, passing the impressive Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral, and the world’s oldest shopping mall, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (all viewed from outside). After the tour, enjoy some free time to refuel with a freshly made panino and an Italian coffee, before hitting the shops or visiting some of Milan’s numerous museums and art galleries.
Day 4 – At Leisure
Today, we will have a full day to relax and enjoy the charms of Lake Como. Our local guide will be happy to suggest activities to suit your interests and advise which highlights are a must-see. You could stretch your legs and admire the views with a walk on the lakeside promenade or relax at your hotel. During the summer months, a short trip on a water taxi will take you to one of the numerous beaches or Lidos on the shores of the lake, most offer amenities such as bars, restaurants and sunbeds to rent for a few euros.
Day 5 – Bernina Express Train & St Moritz
After breakfast our guide will escort us on a full day excursion to the Swiss Alps. After a short visit to the Alpine town of Tirano travel onwards into Switzerland where we will board the Bernina Express in Poschiavo for a scenic one hour journey through alpine and glacial vistas of picture beauty. Disembark in Diavolezza for our onward transfer to the elegant Swiss town of St. Moritz where we can stretch our legs, take in the fresh mountain air and pick up some delicious Swiss chocolate to bring home. Our return journey to Lake Como will include a visit to the Italian mountain town of Chiavenna before arriving back to our hotel.
Days 6 & 7 – Two Days At Leisure
Take two days to relax and explore Lake Como at your own pace. Don’t forget to ask your guide for advice on what to see and do around the lake to suit your interests.You might like to visit some of the beautiful villas and gardens including Villa Carlotta or Villa Balbianello, one of the most famous and spectacular around the Lake. Take time to enjoy some of the delicious specialities of the region including risotto alla Milanese, thin crust pizza, or the great dish of Lombardy – osso buco.
Day 8 – Return Home
Time to say ‘arrivederci’ to Lake Como!
We’ll check out of our hotel and depart by coach to the airport for our return flight.
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