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Lake Como Holidays

Our escorted Lake Como holiday includes return flights, 3 or 4 star half board hotel accommodation, guided excursions and transfers included as standard. You are sure to get the most from your trip as our experienced, local tour guide will be on-hand throughout with a wealth of knowledge about the area.

Our main Lake Como, Swiss Alps & Milan holiday offers the perfect blend of free time to explore, a day trip around the lake, as well as excursions to cosmopolitan Milan and the picturesque alpine town of St Moritz. Our Lake Como holidays also include both garden holidays and solo-friendly options.

What To Expect From A Holiday In Lake Como

With 20 years’ experience travelling to Lake Como, this wonderful spot has become one of our most popular destinations. Travel Department have numerous Lake Como Tour dates. Depending on the hotel you choose, you will be based in one of two beautiful lakeside towns, Cadenabbia or Tremezzina.

Cadenabbia offers some of the best views of Lake Como, and has a beautiful, sheltered backdrop. Ever since its traditional guise as a docking point for travelling merchants, Cadenabbia has been a popular location for visitors.

Our 7 night Lake Como getaway provides tours of nearby Milan. You can visit this thriving city and its sights like the Duomo, before retreating to the beauty and tranquillity of the lake. Browse the available dates now

General Information about Lake Como

To help make your holiday as smooth as possible, we’ve outlined some general information that may be helpful to you when planning your next getaway to Lake Como.

Practical Information

  • Currency: Euro (€)
  • Local Time: Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
  • Passport: A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements.
  • Airport: Lake Como is serviced by Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate airports. Milan is approximately 80km (50 miles) southwest of the town of Tremezzo on Lake Como. Menaggio is a further 15 minutes north. Journey time is approx. 1 hour 20/35 minutes to your hotel.
  • Climate: The Italian Lake region is renowned for its pleasant and mild Mediterranean climate throughout the year. Just as the sea would, the Lake has a moderating influence on the climate. A pleasant breeze blows from the lake during the hot and sunny summer months and during the winter months, despite the altitude, the temperature is kept above freezing, limiting snow and frost to the higher Alpine areas.

Food & Drink

Northern Italian cuisine tends to be hearty, with butter more commonly used than the olive oil and tomatoes favoured in the south.  You’ll find delicious cheeses (Gorgonzola, Taleggio) and air dried salted beef (Bresaola) on most restaurant menus. Specialities include the unctuous Risotto alla Milanese, flavoured with saffron, and Osso Buco, a rich and tasty dish of veal shanks braised in wine.  For a refreshing aperitif, try a sparkling wine from Franciacorta and with meats, a glass of Barolo, made from the Nebbiolo grape and one of the great wines of Northern Italy.

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Peace of mind with Travel Department

Why us?

  • We’ve done the research for you, creating perfectly planned itineraries
  • Outstanding value for money – Flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions included in nearly all our tours
  • We are experienced and dedicated to your experience
  • No holiday surcharges –
    guaranteed

Our guides

  • Friendly and welcoming everywhere you go
  • Local experts, passionate about their area
  • Take pride in making your holiday memorable
  • Innovative itineraries with amazing excursions

 

Our promise

  • To remember your holiday is a very precious time
  • To go the extra mile for you, our customers
  • To describe our holidays in an honest manner
  • To use your feedback to continually improve our service

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  • 24/7 emergency contact number while abroad
  • We are a privately owned business and have been around for over 20 years
  • Licensed and bonded by the Commission for Aviation Regulation. TO number: 163. TA number 0757