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Scenic Alpine train journeys

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.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoy the magic of Italy's romantic lake
Discover lakeside Como Town
Ride on the historic Como-Brunate funicular
Board the Bernina Express to St Moritz
Enjoy delightful optional excursions

WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?

Five nights' half-board or all-inclusive accommodation at yourchosen three-star hotel
Return flights to Milan or Bergamo
Coach travel and transfers throughout
The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Your Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Italy

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.

Day Two: Included tour of Como Town

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.

Day Three: Optional excursion to Lugano

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).

Day Four: Board the Bernina Express

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.

Day Five: Optional excursion to Milan

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.

Day Six: Fly back to the UK

Bid "Arrivederci" to your hosts and transfer back to the airport for the return flight.

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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.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 90 minutes from Milan Malpensa and two hours from Milan Bergamo

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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