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New Year on Lake Como

7 days from £999*
Departing: December 2018
* Price shown: 27 December 2018 from London Gatwick - LGW


Savour an unforgettable celebration on Como's elegant shores, as you enjoy a six-course feast and watch a spectacular firework display over the lake. Spend a week in a comfortable hotel, visit beautiful Bellagio and Como Town's brilliant Light Festival, celebrate New Year's Eve and enjoy some marvellous optional excursions.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Enjoy the New Year magic of Italy's romantic lake
  • Cross Lake Como by boat to discover idyllic Bellagio
  • See Como Town's Magic Light Festival
  • Six nights' all-inclusive accommodation in the three-star Hotel Britannia Excelsior in Cadenabbia Griante on Lake Como
  • A six-course New Year's Eve dinner with music and fireworks
  • Return flights to Milan
  • One piece of hold luggage per person
  • Coach travel and transfers throughout
  • The service of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Fly to Milan, meet your Tour Manager and transfer by coach to the Hotel Britannia. Settle into your beautiful surroundings and enjoy a first relaxing evening.

Day Two

Cross the water to stunning Bellagio, often described as Italy's most beautiful town, and step ashore to explore, before returning across the water for lunch in the hotel. Later, board a coach for the journey to Como Town, to discover the lakeside Piazza Cavour, bustling Via Plinio, majestic cathedral and evening Magic Light Festival. Return to the hotel for dinner.

Day Three

On today's unforgettable optional excursion, board the famous Bernina Express from Tirano to St Moritz, one of the world's most celebrated playgrounds. Window-shop or enjoy a coffee in a choice of cafes, before returning to Como by coach, arriving in time for dinner at your hotel.

Day Four

Join this morning's optional full-day excursion to Milan, one of Europe's most exciting cities. The city is home to the Sforzesco Castle, the famous shopping Galleria, La Scala opera house and imposing Il Duomo - the world's largest Gothic church. Enjoy a tour in the company of a local guide, then explore under your own steam, before the coach returns you to the hotel.

Day Five (New Year's Eve)

An unforgettable day begins with the chance to join a half-day included excursion to Switzerland's stylish Lugano, delightfully set on the shore of a lake of the same name. After a chance to explore, return to the hotel to begin your celebrations.

Your six-course dinner includes an aperitivo, antipasto, fish, meat, dessert and traditional panettone. After dinner the evening continues with live music and, to ring in 2019, a firework display over the lake. For those still a little peckish, a traditional Italian 'good luck and prosperity' dish of lentils and pork sausage will be served after midnight.

Day Six (New Year's Day)

Rest and relax after the festivities, or join today's optional gentle cruise on the lake - a wonderful way to begin the New Year - before enjoying a final dinner at the hotel.

Day Seven

Bid arrividerci to your hosts and transfer back to airport for the return flight.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham 27 December 2018 £1059
Edinburgh 27 December 2018 £1029
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 December 2018 £999
London Luton
London Luton 27 December 2018 £999
London Stansted
London Stansted 27 December 2018 £999
Manchester 27 December 2018 £1029

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, and has a floating outdoor swimming pool that almost seems part of the lake (open seasonally). Hotel guests can visit Bellagio by boat during leisure time (boat ticket included from May-Oct. A limited winter timetable also runs - tickets payable locally).

Further Information

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.

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.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 90 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.

Foreign Office travel advice

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*Low deposit of £49pp applies to new bookings made between6th March and 29th March 2018 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Lapland, Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM), the Seychelles Island Cruise, Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom, Classic South Africa, Under African Skies, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safaris, Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.