LOW DEPOSITS UNTIL 31st MAY - JUST £79** PER PERSON
This wonderful wintertime break includes a visit to beautiful Como Town and a ride on its funicular to hilltop Brunate, with its breath-taking views. Journey on the scenic Bernina Express Railway to famous St Moritz, and explore Como's idyllic shores. Enjoy opportunities, on optional excursions, to visit beautiful Lugano and stylish Milan.
Fly to Milan or Bergamo, and transfer to Lake Como and your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager, settle into your surroundings and enjoy your first dinner.
On today's included tour, discover Como Town, with its shore-side Piazza Cavour and its old town complete with its majestic cathedral. Board the historic funicular, with its modern cars, to mountain village Brunate. Enjoy wonderful views of the lake and, on clear days, the snow-capped Alps beyond and wander Brunate's cobbled streets, before returning to Como and the hotel.
Join a wonderful optional excursion to Swiss resort Lugano, a stylish, elegant town that will be brought to life with a ride on the Red Arrow tourist road train. There will also be a chance to climb aboard one of the resort's two funiculars.
Those choosing to stay on Como's shores might take a lake cruiser to Bellagio, one of Italy's most sparkling jewels with its exquisite villas and glorious gardens (check timetable at the hotel).
Board the famous Bernina Express from Tirano to St Moritz, one of the world's most celebrated winter playgrounds. Window-shop or enjoy a coffee in a choice of cafes, before returning to Como by coach, arriving in time for dinner at the hotel.
Join the optional excursion to historic, stylish Milan, with its breath-taking Duomo cathedral, La Scala opera house and famous shopping Galleria. Enjoy the pleasures of the city or simple take a seat in a cafe and watch Milanese life go by.
Bid "Arrivederci" to your hosts and transfer back to the airport for the return flight.
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).
Hotel Bazzoni ★★★
This welcoming hotel, under new ownership for 2018, sits on the lakeside promenade, offering wonderful views from the newly refurbished public areas, which include a bar and lounge area, reception and dining room. The hotel also has a lift and sun-terraces. The bedrooms offer private facilities, hairdryer, fridge, flat screen satellite TV, safe, air-conditioning, ceiling fan and telephone. There is a supplement for rooms with lake view.