Travel to Italy
Upon landing in Italy, you will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport, who will escort you to your hotel in the pretty lakeside town of Tremezzo or Cadenabbia. As you travel to your hotel, your guide will share some information about the local region, suggest activities for you to enjoy and answer any questions you may have.
Boat Trip around Lake Como
After breakfast you will set off by boat to discover the towns and villas dotted along the scenic shoreline of the Lake. Set at the intersection of the three branches of the Lake, a stop in the town of Bellagio is a highlight for many visitors.
You will have the evening to relax and enjoy Lake Como's charms. Shop, sightsee at your own pace or sit by the lake and take in the incredible views.
Excursion to Lake Orta & Lake Maggiore
After breakfast, join your guide and travel by coach to enchanting Orta San Giulio on the shores of Lake Orta. Enjoy some free time at leisure to stroll the cobbled streets of this scenic village before continuing onwards to the chic resort town of Stresa. Situated at the foot of imposing Monte Mottarone, Stresa is on the shores of Lake Maggiore where you will board your boat for a visit to Isola Bella.
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure on this Borromean Island and in Stresa town before returning to your hotel in the evening.
Today, you will have a full day to relax and enjoy the charms of Lake Como. Your local guide will be happy to suggest activities to suit your interests and advise which highlights are a must-see.
You could stretch your legs and admire the views with a walk on the lakeside promenade or relax at your hotel. During the summer months, a short trip on a water taxi will take you to one of the numerous beaches or ‘Lidos’ on the shores of the lake, most offer amenities such as bars, restaurants and sunbeds to rent for a few euros.
Excursion to Bergamo
After breakfast, join your guide and travel by coach to Bergamo, which has been described as the prettiest open-air museum in the world. Spend your free time this morning strolling the cobbled streets and laneways of the historic upper town full of craft shops, restaurants and bars.
After free time for lunch at your leisure meet your guide for a walking tour of ‘Citta Alta’ (The Upper Town) viewing such historic sites as the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Piazza Vecchia and the Contarini Fountain.
Take two days to relax and explore Lake Como at your own pace. Don’t forget to ask your guide for advice on what to see and do around the lake to suit your interests.
You might like to visit some of the beautiful villas and gardens including Villa Carlotta or Villa Balbianello, one of the most famous and spectacular around the Lake. Take time to enjoy some of the delicious specialities of the region including risotto alla Milanese, thin crust pizza, or the great dish of Lombardy - osso buco.
After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport, with guide assistance, for your return flight.