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LAKE COMO & THE BERNINA RAILWAY - 2017

9 DAYS

One of the most famous Italian lake destinations, Lake Como is the epitome of elegance with a spectacular setting rich in beauty, history and culture. Enjoying an all-inclusive stay in good company, we include excursions to exquisite Milan, St. Moritz and Tremezzo as well as a picture-perfect journey on the Bernina Express, a private boat trip along Lake Como and a guided tour of Lugano, Locarno and Ascona – experiences not to be missed.

INCLUDES

Return ferry sailing

2 nights’ bed and breakfast en route

6 nights’ all-inclusive stay in resort includes

Extended breakfast

Buffet evening meal

House drinks served in the restaurant & bar from 10am – 11:45pm

House drinks served at the Pool & Lido from 10am – 5:30pm

Private motor boat

Journey on the Bernina Express 2nd Class Train

Full day to Lugano, Locarno & Ascona with a tour guide

Excursions to Lake Como, Tremezzo, St. Mortiz & Milan

DURING YOUR STAY

Day 1-2 – We spend the first two days travelling, stopping at an overnight hotel for bed and breakfast before arriving at our main resort on day two.

Day 3 – This afternoon we enjoy a cruise along Lake Como to Bellagio, called the “Pearl of the Lake”, Bellagio's world class shops and restaurants provide the perfect place to soak up the lake's famous scenery. The village is characterized by century-old buildings, stone lanes and picturesque cobbled stairways filled with shops showcasing the finest Italian wares.

Day 4 – Today we have arranged a full day excursion on the Bernina Express, one of the most scenic train rides in Europe. Riding on the 2nd Class panorama train this unique journey between Switzerland and Italy takes you through 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and crosses the famous ‘Landwasser Viaduct’ where most of the classic Bernina Express publicity photos are taken. 

Day 5 – Spend today exploring your resort, overflowing lush mountains form the backdrop to this pretty town, where it meets the western shores of the Lake Como. Some of the most beautiful 17th Century villas can be found here, surrounded by colourful gardens

Day 6 – After breakfast we visit Milan, the global capital of fashion and design. At the heart of the city you will find Milan’s magnificent cathedral, the ‘Duomo’ one of the world’s largest churches.

Day 7 – Today we have arranged for a tour guide to show us the best bits of Lugano in Switzerland, Locarno and Ascona on Lake Maggiore.

Day 8 – We bid our resort and hotel a fond farewell before we return to our overnight hotel for one night bed and breakfast.

Day 9 – Following an early start we take the ferry and continue our journey home.

 

N.B. - Please note the itinerary days could be subject to change

 

Departure DateTitleHotelDays(from) 
30 Sep 2017Lake Como & The Bernina RailwayHotel Britannia Excelsior 9 days £759.00 Please Call


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