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Lake Como, St Moritz & the Bernina Express

8 days from £719*
Departing: September 2017 - October 2018
* Price shown: 14 October 2018 from London Luton - LTN
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Italian charm and one of the world's greatest railway journeys

Spend a week on the shores of Lake Como, just north of Milan and arguably the most beautiful lake in northern Italy. Cruise the waters of the lake, relax in Bellagio and cross into Switzerland to visit little Lugano and ride the Bernina Express to exclusive, sophisticated St Moritz.

Lake Como Holiday Highlights

  • Discover idyllic Bellagio, 'Italy's most beautiful town'
  • Enjoy a cruise on Lake Como and entry to the gardens of a lakeside villa
  • Ride the Bernina Express to St Moritz

What does the price include?

  • Seven nights' half-board accommodation at your chosen hotel (upgrades available)
  • Return flights from the UK to Milan
  • Two boat trips on Lake Como
  • A ride on the Bernina Express
  • Entrance to the gardens of Villa del Balbianello
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Lake Como Tour Itinerary

Day One: Fly from the UK to Italy

Today you'll fly to Milan and then board our coach for the transfer to Lake Como and your chosen hotel.

Day Two: Included cruise to Bellagio

Soak up the splendour of Como's spectacular surroundings as we take the ferry across to Bellagio, on the lake's southern shore. Often listed as the most beautiful town in Italy, Bellagio's villas, gardens and lakefront promenade nestle in the wooded hills overlooking the lake.

After a short walking tour you'll be free to wander, stop for coffee, gelato or something a little stronger, and then take the ferry back across the lake in your own time.

Day Three: Included Lake Como cruise

Take a second boat trip on Lake Como's still waters, today. Relax as the wooden shoreline slips by, revealing the elegant villas and grand hotels that shelter along the water's edge, on a day that also includes a visit to the pretty gardens of Villa del Balbianello.

Day Four: Optional Bergamo tour

Our first optional excursion explores the twin city of Bergamo. Here the 16th-century walls of Alta (the upper city) shelter the grand Palazzo della Ragione, churches and colonnaded library that surround Piazza Vecchia, and overlook the Neoclassical buildings of Bassa (the lower city). Don't miss the chance to enjoy a meal - or at least a snack - here, in a city famed for its food and fondly championed by Antonio Carluccio.

Day Five: Included Bernina Express train journey to St Moritz

A fantastic rail journey awaits, this morning, as you board the Bernina Express in Tirano. Cross the Italian border and follow the spiralling viaduct at Brusio, then glide through the alpine paradise of Switzerland's Italian-speaking southeast corner, across the 2253 metre-high Bernina Pass to St Moritz.

Here you'll have the chance to explore before returning to your hotel by coach.

Day Six: Optional day trip to Lugano

Spend today relaxing in and around your hotel, or join our optional excursion and cross into Switzerland once more as we make our way to Lugano. Discover the stylish resort and its namesake lake on a short sightseeing tour, then explore, and perhaps take a ride to the summit of Monte Bre to enjoy the immense views across the lake and Alps.

Day Seven: Included Milan city tour

The cultural capital of Northern Italy, Milan, is the destination for our final optional excursion. A world famous centre for the fashion industry, Milan is also a treasure trove of culture, art and architectural splendour. The Sforzesco Castle, the famous shopping Galleria, La Scala - one of the world's greatest opera houses - and the great cathedral, Il Duomo are among its unforgettable sights.

Day Eight: Fly back to the UK

Say goodbye to Como and your hotel, today, as our coach arrives to carry you back to the airport where you'll board your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 20 May 2018 £995
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 07 October 2018 £939
Birmingham
Birmingham 24 September 2017 £969
Birmingham
Birmingham 08 October 2017 £839
Birmingham
Birmingham 06 May 2018 £869
Birmingham
Birmingham 13 May 2018 £929
Birmingham
Birmingham 20 May 2018 £919
Birmingham
Birmingham 03 June 2018 £959
Birmingham
Birmingham 17 June 2018 £959
Birmingham
Birmingham 08 July 2018 £959
Birmingham
Birmingham 26 August 2018 £959
Birmingham
Birmingham 02 September 2018 £959
Birmingham
Birmingham 16 September 2018 £989
Birmingham
Birmingham 30 September 2018 £939
Birmingham
Birmingham 14 October 2018 £819
Bournemouth
Bournemouth 27 May 2018 £1199
Bournemouth
Bournemouth 16 September 2018 £1059
Bristol
Bristol 13 May 2018 £939
Bristol
Bristol 27 May 2018 £1159
Bristol
Bristol 10 June 2018 £969
Bristol
Bristol 24 June 2018 £969
Bristol
Bristol 08 July 2018 £969
Bristol
Bristol 26 August 2018 £979
Bristol
Bristol 09 September 2018 £979
Bristol
Bristol 23 September 2018 £959
Bristol
Bristol 07 October 2018 £879
Bristol
Bristol 14 October 2018 £839
Cardiff
Cardiff 17 September 2017 £889
Cardiff
Cardiff 06 May 2018 £849
Cardiff
Cardiff 20 May 2018 £909
Cardiff
Cardiff 03 June 2018 £949
Cardiff
Cardiff 17 June 2018 £949
Cardiff
Cardiff 08 July 2018 £949
Cardiff
Cardiff 26 August 2018 £959
Cardiff
Cardiff 02 September 2018 £959
Cardiff
Cardiff 16 September 2018 £989
Cardiff
Cardiff 30 September 2018 £919
Cardiff
Cardiff 14 October 2018 £819
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley 10 June 2018 £1039
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley 30 September 2018 £1009
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 September 2017 £979
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 24 September 2017 £979
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 October 2017 £859
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 13 May 2018 £949
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 27 May 2018 £1159
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 June 2018 £979
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 24 June 2018 £979
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 July 2018 £979
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 26 August 2018 £989
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 09 September 2018 £989
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 23 September 2018 £969
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 07 October 2018 £889
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 14 October 2018 £849
Exeter
Exeter 01 July 2018 £1039
Exeter
Exeter 02 September 2018 £1039
Humberside
Humberside 03 June 2018 £1039
Humberside
Humberside 23 September 2018 £1019
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 September 2017 £879
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 September 2017 £879
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 September 2017 £879
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 September 2017 £879
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 October 2017 £809
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 October 2017 £759
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 May 2018 £779
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 May 2018 £849
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 May 2018 £839
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 May 2018 £1059
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 June 2018 £879
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 June 2018 £879
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 June 2018 £879
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 June 2018 £879
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 July 2018 £879
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 September 2018 £889
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 September 2018 £889
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 September 2018 £919
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 September 2018 £869
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 September 2018 £849
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 October 2018 £779
London Luton
London Luton 03 September 2017 £879
London Luton
London Luton 10 September 2017 £879
London Luton
London Luton 17 September 2017 £879
London Luton
London Luton 24 September 2017 £879
London Luton
London Luton 01 October 2017 £809
London Luton
London Luton 08 October 2017 £759
London Luton
London Luton 06 May 2018 £779
London Luton
London Luton 20 May 2018 £839
London Luton
London Luton 27 May 2018 £1059
London Luton
London Luton 03 June 2018 £879
London Luton
London Luton 10 June 2018 £879
London Luton
London Luton 17 June 2018 £879
London Luton
London Luton 24 June 2018 £879
London Luton
London Luton 01 July 2018 £879
London Luton
London Luton 26 August 2018 £859
London Luton
London Luton 02 September 2018 £889
London Luton
London Luton 09 September 2018 £889
London Luton
London Luton 16 September 2018 £919
London Luton
London Luton 23 September 2018 £869
London Luton
London Luton 30 September 2018 £849
London Luton
London Luton 07 October 2018 £779
London Luton
London Luton 14 October 2018 £719
London Stansted
London Stansted 03 September 2017 £909
London Stansted
London Stansted 10 September 2017 £909
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 September 2017 £909
London Stansted
London Stansted 24 September 2017 £909
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 October 2017 £809
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 October 2017 £759
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 May 2018 £779
London Stansted
London Stansted 20 May 2018 £839
London Stansted
London Stansted 03 June 2018 £879
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 June 2018 £879
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 July 2018 £869
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 July 2018 £849
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 September 2018 £889
London Stansted
London Stansted 16 September 2018 £919
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 September 2018 £849
Manchester
Manchester 03 September 2017 £869
Manchester
Manchester 17 September 2017 £869
Manchester
Manchester 01 October 2017 £869
Manchester
Manchester 13 May 2018 £909
Manchester
Manchester 27 May 2018 £1119
Manchester
Manchester 10 June 2018 £939
Manchester
Manchester 24 June 2018 £939
Manchester
Manchester 01 July 2018 £939
Manchester
Manchester 08 July 2018 £939
Manchester
Manchester 26 August 2018 £949
Manchester
Manchester 09 September 2018 £949
Manchester
Manchester 23 September 2018 £939
Manchester
Manchester 07 October 2018 £839
Manchester
Manchester 14 October 2018 £809
Newquay Cornwall
Newquay Cornwall 17 June 2018 £1039
Norwich
Norwich 24 June 2018 £1039
Norwich
Norwich 09 September 2018 £1039

Hotel Lario ★★★

Not far from the lake shore and the wooded slopes of Mount Crocione, the Hotel Lario is also approximately three miles from the world-famous gardens of the Villa Carlota.

Hotel Britannia Excelsior ★★★

Right on Como's shoreline, with an outdoor lido that almost seems part of the lake, this hotel is set in a former 19th-century inn that boasts stunning views across the lake towards Bellagio. Hotel guests can visit Bellagio by boat during leisure time (boat ticket included).

Hotel Merloni ★★★

This welcoming, family-run hotel stands in its own private garden two-and-a-half-miles from Como's shores.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

Italian hotel room tax

Some regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 € and 3 € per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your tour manager in resort if a particular hotel is implementing this charge.

Meals in Italy

Guests on half-board arrangements will be served a three-course evening meal, and can expect a first course of traditional pasta or soup, a main meat or fish course accompanied by one or two types of vegetable, and a simple dessert of fruit, cake or Italian ice cream. Breakfasts will usually consist of bread rolls, jam, cereal, ham, cheese, fruit juice, tea and coffee. Menus will vary from hotel to hotel, but choice will be more limited than in a normal restaurant. In some instances, individual guests who have booked with the hotel independently may be offered a different menu from those who are staying at the hotel as part of a package tour.

Entrance fees

Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. This applies to excursions that are included in the price of your holiday and to excursions booked as optional extras.

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*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 21st June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Lake Como, St Moritz & the Bernina Express reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Lake Como, St Moritz & the Bernina ExpressScores 8.1 out of 10 based on 14 reviews
(7 out of 10)

MICHAEL

Portsmouth Couple
For us the hotel was to internationalised and too big. It was also poorly situated in that itis on a busy main road and it was almost dangerous at times to cross the road to the pool and likewise partake of an pre/post dinner stroll as there were no real pavements. Having visited Menagio and Bellagio and Varena we feel that these would have been more suitable locations.
Confirmed traveller: 11 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(6 out of 10)

PATRICIA

Blackwood Caerphilly Couple
We had a good holiday,But the hotel looks very grand down stairs,the bedroom we had needed refurbishing
The dinning arrangement is a free for all,we upgrade at a cost.
Confirmed traveller: 11 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(10 out of 10)

GEORGE

Freshwater Couple
Best ever
Confirmed traveller: 28 May 2017
Published on: 21 June 2017
(8 out of 10)

LORNA

Ashton under Lyne Couple
A lovely holiday. Helped by glorious weather. Hotel very pretty and well situated but the food could have been more varied and given more choice. Staff excellent. Included visits good and Bernini express was particularly good. Except the day of our visit to St. Moritz was Ascension Day and everywhere was closed. Bad organisation. Not very impressed by the Tour manager. Very off hand and not particularly helpful. Shuttle from hotel to Cadenabia for visits was not good. Just remembered, we booked a twin room. When we arrived at 7.30 pm. We were shown to a double in the roof (I thought .i had upgraded). Eventually we persuaded then to change it into two single beds. This was when your manager was off hand. Didnt want to know. Found out two days later that two ladies had declined room and were given what should have been our room. It had a pretty balcony just what I had asked for originally!
Confirmed traveller: 28 May 2017
Published on: 20 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

JOHN

North Norfolk Couple
In general we were very happy with the holiday - we paid for a room upgrade though - if we had stayed in the allocated room we would have been a lot less pleased. We thought that for such a large and busy hotel the food was of very good standard - not gourmet but very acceptable. The tour manager had a weird sense of humour - for example saying he would not stay at the Britannia Hotel himself as it was too British - this to a British tour group! Otherwise he was OK but not brilliant.
Confirmed traveller: 21 May 2017
Published on: 09 June 2017
(10 out of 10)

ROSETTA

Isle of Man Couple
Very well organised holiday and a great guide named Alex. He was so knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. We stayed in a lovely area a few miles out of Lake Come. The coaches were very comfortable and had good aircon.
Confirmed traveller: 21 May 2017
Published on: 07 June 2017
(8 out of 10)

ROGER

Ramsey Forty Foot. Cambs Friends
Very enjoyable, although did not appreciate having to move tables during a meal because of the arrival of 100 or so noisy school children. The hotel bar is very dated looking, felt like being in a 1970s Working Mens Club.

Staff were very attentive, because all the meals were on a buffet basis it sometimes felt like a bun fight in the serving area.
Confirmed traveller: 21 May 2017
Published on: 05 June 2017