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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

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Milan, and upon arrival transfer to Lake Como and your chosen hotel. Settle into your surroundings and enjoy your first dinner.

Day Two

Today introduces you to Como's most sparkling jewel, stunning Bellagio, often described as Italy's most beautiful town, as you cross by ferry to discover its elegant villas and glorious gardens. Following a short walking tour, you are free to enjoy Bellagio's wondrous surroundings, perhaps taking a seat in a cafe, enjoying a delicious gelato, or simply strolling the lakefront promenade before returning across the water at your leisure.

Day Three

Another relaxed day sees you take to the lake again to enjoy more of Como's idyllic shoreline, boarding a lake cruiser to sail past yet more elegant villas and their stunning gardens, as well as some of the lake's highly favoured settlements. We include a visit to the gardens of Villa Balbianello, then sit back and relax, enjoying the joys of cruising under hopefully sunny skies.

Day Four

Join today's first optional excursion to the 'twin' city of Bergamo, the modern Lower City overlooked by the walled Upper City, and where the 14th-century Citadel and ancient Piazza Vecchia (Old Square), enclosed by the Venetian walls, are highlights of a place also famed for its food, and which boasts a host of reasonably priced cafes and osterie.

Day Five

The last included excursion is to fabled St Moritz, set high in Switzerland's Upper Engadine Valley. Journey aboard the Bernina Express from the Lombardy town of Tirano, through some of the Alps' most stunning scenery, crossing viaducts - including the famous spiral at Brusio - and heading through the Bernina Pass to the famous playground paradise, before returning by coach to Como.

Day Six

Another free day brings opportunities to explore your surroundings, as well as the chance to join today's optional excursion to Lugano, one of Switzerland's most stylish lake-side resorts. Around the lake, pretty villages nestle amidst luxuriant vegetation, and the shoreline is dotted with villas and summer homes. After a short sightseeing tour, explore under your own steam, or to take the funicular ride up Monte Bre for a panoramic view, before returning to Como.

Day Seven

Today brings the opportunity to rest and relax in the hotel and its surroundings, or perhaps join the optional excursion to Milan, one of Europe's most exciting cities, a centre of worldwide fashion and home to some of the world's most important art collections. The Sforzesco Castle, the famous shopping Galleria, La Scala - one of the world's greatest opera houses - and the great cathedral, Il Duomo, one of the world's largest Gothic churches, are amongst the highlights of a guided tour, after which you are free to enjoy the city at your leisure.

However you spend your day, enjoy a last evening at the hotel.

Day Eight

Bid "Arrivederci" to your hosts and transfer back to the airport for the return flight, at the end of a wonderful stay in a beautiful corner of the world.
Departure Airport Date Price From
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
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
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 September 2017 £989
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
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 September 2017 £919
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 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 10 September 2017 £889
London Luton
London Luton 17 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 10 September 2017 £929
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 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 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

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 7.7 out of 10 based on 18 reviews
(3 out of 10)

STUART

Beverley Couple
Very poor hotel in relation to room and food.
Confirmed traveller: 11 June 2017
Published on: 12 July 2017
(8 out of 10)

Jim

Felixstowe Single traveller
Hotel Lario was good, but access by foot was difficult because of limited or no footpath next to narrow road. Excursions generally good, but with hindsight I would have opted out of Bergamo. This was too far from the hotel (approx 2 hrs 30 mins each way). A visit to Como or elsewhere on the lake would have been a better option.
Tour Manager worked hard and was knowledgeable and humorous.
Confirmed traveller: 11 June 2017
Published on: 26 June 2017
(7 out of 10)

JEAN

St Helens Couple
Very enjoyable with good company. Hotel Lario situated too far from 'hub' of Menaggio so could not enjoy lake views. Hotel comfortable but a bit too basic for me. No comfortable communal seating areas. Tours were well organised but would have liked one free day to explore the lake area. Tour to Lugano was not worth the 2+ hours coach journey to get there. Hotel staff excellent.
Confirmed traveller: 11 June 2017
Published on: 26 June 2017
(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
(8 out of 10)

PAMELA

Couple
Most enjoyable but found dining experience a bit daunting and as 2women travelling alone we suffered from some sexual harassment from a couple of waiters which was most unpleasant
Confirmed traveller: 28 May 2017
Published on: 26 June 2017
(10 out of 10)

GEORGE

Freshwater Couple
Best ever
Confirmed traveller: 28 May 2017
Published on: 21 June 2017