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Captivating Lake Como
Explore the Captivating Lake Como & Travel on the Spectacular Bernina Express
The undoubted jewel in the crown of Italy’s famous lakes. Lake Como offers a haven of tranquility set among the spectacular grandeur of the Alps. In this tour we enjoy a cruise on the lake, explore the many lakeside towns and villages, visit Como’s old town and pop next door to visit Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano. We also cross into the millionaire’s playground of St. Moritz, Switzerland. While in Switzerland, you will take a ride on the world-famous Bernina Express railway, for a truly memorable excursion through the Italian and Swiss Alps.Read more
Luxurious Lake Como; The Magisterial Jewel of the Italian Lakes
Imagine a grand mountainous landscape looming over a glistening lake below, it is hard to look further than Lake Como, a truly captivating setting. Along the ancient, winding roads that circumvent this magnificent lake, pretty villages and historic villa can be found in every corner. Once home to Dukes and Duchess, this region has long been the home of the rich and famous and you won’t have to look far to find the Ferrari’s roaming the lake. experience these historic homes that have opened to the public, such as Villa Carlotta, a beautiful hillside villa with sumptuous interiors and gardens.
Experience a vista like no other on the Bernina Express
A truly memorable excursion today with a ride through the Italian and Swiss Alps on board the wonderful Bernina Express train, one of Europe’s most spectacular railway journeys. On the highest railway across the Alps, the Bernina Express climbs up to the glistening glaciers before descending to the palms of Italy far below. This rail link between Northern and Southern Europe builds bridges between regions with different languages and cultures. The railway is unique, blending ideally with the alpine landscapes around the Albula and Bernina Passes.
Experience the luxury of this captivating region and tailor the tour to suit your preferred route through the Italian Lakes.
March - October 2021
Travel to Lake Como
Enjoy spectacular scenery as you travel through France to Lake Como, stopping en route for an overnight stop before arriving at your hotel in Cadenabbia on day 2.
Lake Como Cruise and Sightseeing
This morning we take to the shimmering waters of Lake Como to enjoy a relaxing cruise. A local guide will describe the history of the lake and reveal the stories of many of the beautiful lakeside villas. We then take a scenic drive around the lake to really get the feel of this magnificent natural wonder. We stop at Tremezzo and chic Bellagio, ranked as one of Europe’s most beautiful towns.
A day to enjoy the facilities at the hotel and explore Cadenabbia and the surrounding area. Perhaps take the 15-minute walk along the shore to the Villa Carlotta, a beautiful hillside villa with sumptuous interiors and gardens. Alternatively, take one of the little ferries across the lake to Bellagio or Varenna to discover more of the places seen yesterday.
Exploring Historic Como
Today we travel to the southern end of the lake to spend time in the historic city of Como, its old town still protected by high walls. We spend the whole day in Como so there’s plenty of time to explore the narrow streets, filled with small, unique local and designer shops. Step inside the stunning 14th century cathedral or perhaps take the funicular up to the quiet hilltop village of Brunate for a memorable panorama of mountains and lakes. Then enjoy an ice cream as you take a stroll along the beautiful lakeside promenade.
St Moritz and the Bernina Express
A truly memorable excursion today with a ride through the Italian and Swiss Alps on board the wonderful Bernina Express train, one of Europe’s most spectacular railway journeys. In our reserved carriage we’ll cross 196 bridges as the train reaches the summit of the Bernina Pass and crosses the Morteratsch glacier on its way to the exclusive Swiss resort of St Moritz. We then take a scenic journey by coach back to Lake Como.
Lake Maggiore and Lake Lugano, or day excursion to Milan
After the thrill of the Bernina Express, today is more leisurely with a short drive across the border into Switzerland to visit Lugano, an attractive town sitting on the shore of the lake named after it. Its palm-lined promenade offers a Mediterranean feel. We cross back into Italy and drive along the shores of Lake Maggiore to visit the charming town of Stresa. As an alternative to more lakeside sightseeing, take a day trip to Milan, Italy’s fashion capital. Explore at leisure or take an optional guided tour that includes the famous Duomo Cathedral and the truly magnificent La Scala Opera House.
Return to the UK
It’s time to leave Lake Como and return to the UK. Stop for an overnight stay in France before taking a short sea crossing on day 9.
Hotel Britannia Excelsior, Cadenabbia ***
One of the most popular hotels on Lake Como. Situated in an enviable lakeside position offering stunning views over to Bellagio. Furnished in traditional Italian stylewith spacious lounges, bar, restaurant, outdoor sun terrace and swimming pool (May-October) at the hotel’s own nearby lakeside lido. Parking nearby, payable locally (around €40/day).
Grand Hotel Cadenabbia, Cadenabbia ****
Recently refurbished to its old grandeur, the historic hotel has 195 rooms and its restaurant, bar and terrace offer beautiful panoramic views over the lake and surrounding mountains. Outdoor pool and onsite coach parking.
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City tax – A local city tax is payable per passenger per night directly to the hotel.