Join us, and welcome 2020 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.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Day One: Outbound flight to Italy
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: Included boat trip to Bellagio and Como Town Light Festival
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: Optional Bernina Express rail journey
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: Optional Milan city tour
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: Included Lugano excursion
An unforgettable New Year's Eve 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 2020, 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: Fly back to the UK
Bid "arrividerci" to your hosts and transfer back to airport to catch your flight home.
Hotel Britannia Excelsior ★★★
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.