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.
Welcome drink & Evening meal
In the evening there will be an opportunity to join your fellow travellers in a ‘Welcome drink’ followed by your evening meal.
Excursion to Milan
After breakfast, join your guide and travel by coach to Italy’s northern capital and fashion hub; Milan. Your guided tour will provide a fascinating overview of the city, passing the impressive Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral, and the world’s oldest shopping mall, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (all viewed from outside).
After the tour, enjoy some free time to refuel with a freshly made panino and an Italian coffee, before hitting the shops or visiting some of Milan’s numerous museums and art galleries.
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 the Swiss Alps
After breakfast join your local guide for a full day excursion to the Swiss Alps. After a short visit to the Alpine town of Tirano travel onwards into Switzerland where you will board the Bernina Express in Poschiavo for a scenic one hour journey through alpine and glacial vistas of picture beauty.
Disembark in Diavolezza for your onward transfer to the elegant Swiss town of St. Moritz where you can stretch your legs, take in the fresh mountain air and pick up some delicious Swiss chocolate to bring home. Your return journey to Lake Como will include a visit to the Italian mountain town of Chiavenna before arriving back to your hotel.
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.