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Lake Como, St Moritz & the Bernina Express

8 days from £749*
Departing: May - 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
  • 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 Milan city tour

The cultural capital of Northern Italy, Milan, is the destination for our first 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 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: Optional Bergamo tour

Our final 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 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
Birmingham
Birmingham 06 May 2018 £929
Birmingham
Birmingham 13 May 2018 £989
Birmingham
Birmingham 20 May 2018 £979
Birmingham
Birmingham 03 June 2018 £1019
Birmingham
Birmingham 17 June 2018 £1019
Birmingham
Birmingham 08 July 2018 £1019
Birmingham
Birmingham 26 August 2018 £1019
Birmingham
Birmingham 02 September 2018 £1059
Birmingham
Birmingham 16 September 2018 £1049
Birmingham
Birmingham 30 September 2018 £999
Birmingham
Birmingham 14 October 2018 £879
Bristol
Bristol 27 May 2018 £1219
Bristol
Bristol 10 June 2018 £1029
Bristol
Bristol 24 June 2018 £1029
Bristol
Bristol 08 July 2018 £1029
Bristol
Bristol 26 August 2018 £1039
Bristol
Bristol 09 September 2018 £1039
Bristol
Bristol 23 September 2018 £1019
Bristol
Bristol 07 October 2018 £939
Bristol
Bristol 14 October 2018 £899
Cardiff
Cardiff 06 May 2018 £909
Cardiff
Cardiff 20 May 2018 £969
Cardiff
Cardiff 03 June 2018 £1009
Cardiff
Cardiff 17 June 2018 £1009
Cardiff
Cardiff 08 July 2018 £1009
Cardiff
Cardiff 26 August 2018 £1019
Cardiff
Cardiff 02 September 2018 £1019
Cardiff
Cardiff 16 September 2018 £1049
Cardiff
Cardiff 30 September 2018 £979
Cardiff
Cardiff 14 October 2018 £879
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 13 May 2018 £1009
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 27 May 2018 £1219
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 June 2018 £1039
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 24 June 2018 £1039
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 July 2018 £1039
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 26 August 2018 £1049
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 09 September 2018 £1049
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 23 September 2018 £1029
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 07 October 2018 £949
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 14 October 2018 £909
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 May 2018 £839
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 May 2018 £899
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 May 2018 £1119
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 June 2018 £939
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 June 2018 £939
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 June 2018 £939
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 June 2018 £939
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 July 2018 £939
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 September 2018 £949
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 September 2018 £949
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 September 2018 £979
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 September 2018 £929
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 September 2018 £909
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 October 2018 £839
London Luton
London Luton 06 May 2018 £839
London Luton
London Luton 20 May 2018 £899
London Luton
London Luton 27 May 2018 £1119
London Luton
London Luton 03 June 2018 £939
London Luton
London Luton 10 June 2018 £939
London Luton
London Luton 17 June 2018 £939
London Luton
London Luton 24 June 2018 £939
London Luton
London Luton 01 July 2018 £939
London Luton
London Luton 02 September 2018 £949
London Luton
London Luton 09 September 2018 £949
London Luton
London Luton 16 September 2018 £979
London Luton
London Luton 23 September 2018 £929
London Luton
London Luton 30 September 2018 £909
London Luton
London Luton 07 October 2018 £839
London Luton
London Luton 14 October 2018 £749
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 May 2018 £899
London Stansted
London Stansted 20 May 2018 £959
London Stansted
London Stansted 03 June 2018 £999
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 June 2018 £999
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 July 2018 £989
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 September 2018 £969
London Stansted
London Stansted 16 September 2018 £1039
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 September 2018 £969
Manchester
Manchester 13 May 2018 £969
Manchester
Manchester 27 May 2018 £1179
Manchester
Manchester 10 June 2018 £999
Manchester
Manchester 24 June 2018 £999
Manchester
Manchester 01 July 2018 £999
Manchester
Manchester 08 July 2018 £999
Manchester
Manchester 26 August 2018 £1009
Manchester
Manchester 09 September 2018 £1009
Manchester
Manchester 23 September 2018 £999
Manchester
Manchester 07 October 2018 £899
Manchester
Manchester 14 October 2018 £869

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 ★★★

With 284 rooms, this large, three-star, all-inclusive hotel is set in a former 19th-century inn right on Como's shore, with a floating outdoor pool that almost seems part of the lake (open seasonally). Hotel guests can visit Bellagio by boat during leisure time (boat ticket included).

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.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

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

Lake Como, St Moritz & the Bernina ExpressScores 7.9 out of 10 based on 61 reviews
(5 out of 10)

MICHAEL

Royston Herts Couple
Have sent an email to cr@newmarketholidays.co.uk
Confirmed traveller: 15 October 2017
Published on: 27 October 2017
(8 out of 10)

HADRIAN

Port Talbot Couple
It would have been more interesting if the option tours went ahead. Tour manager
was too eager to see them cancelled. He could also have been more helpful in showing
us how to fulfill the option tours by ourselfs, or even lead smaller groups. There must
surely be smaller vehicles to carry smaller group.
Confirmed traveller: 15 October 2017
Published on: 24 October 2017
(8 out of 10)

John

Bredon, Nr. Tewkesbury Couple
The holiday in general was very good and we certainly made the best of what was available to us in the area. The location of the hotel was excellent and provided us with a beautiful view of Bellagio across the lake. Unfortunately we did have some issues and I have provided more details regarding these below.
Confirmed traveller: 15 October 2017
Published on: 22 October 2017
(10 out of 10)

RICHARD

St. Albans Couple
Beautiful place Lake Como. Hotel was very comfortable and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. It would have been good to have had an area inside to relax with a drink or a coffee after dinner in the evening. Also it would have been good to have had coffee included with main meal.
Confirmed traveller: 15 October 2017
Published on: 21 October 2017
(9 out of 10)

JEAN

High Wycombe Couple
Lovely holiday with good included excursions.
Lario hotel good with wonderful, helpful staff. Some inconvenience from road but similar all round the lake.
Small shop and bakery nearby for making up packed lunches and convenient for buses (very near) and ferries (about 20min walk)
Some were disappointed that the optional trips were cancelled due to lack of numbers but the tour manager provided options for visiting Milan and Lugano by public transport
Confirmed traveller: 15 October 2017
Published on: 20 October 2017
(8 out of 10)

CAROLE

Single traveller
Beautiful place. Alex the tour manager very good. Disappointing not enough people booked excursion to Milan although you can do it yourself. Only complaint I have and it is a big one. I am disabled and use a walking aid. The local buses actually refused me permission to get on the bus and if it wasn't for Alex and friends I made on the trip I would have been unable to travel.
Confirmed traveller: 15 October 2017
Published on: 20 October 2017
(8 out of 10)

MICHAEL

Wirral Friends
The Hotel was very good and our room very comfortable . The food was wonderful ; there was great variety and quantity .

We resented being moved from our table and part of the dining room to accommodate a large party of Germans, who apparently had to have their national flag on their tables plus several large pots of coffee !
The guide was very knowledgeable , but sometimes a little vexed with certain of the older passengers when they did not listen to / follow instructions .

Loved the pool and its bar , but the one downstairs a little cramped and hot . Lobby bar needed and more seating nearby .

Loved the Hotel Britannia's position and the scenery round about .
Confirmed traveller: 08 October 2017
Published on: 18 October 2017