Lesser Known Locations of the Italian Lakes
06/11/2015 · By Joel Draba-Mann
The lesser known facts and locations of the Italian Lake District and where else to go to escape the fast-growing crowds around the more famous lakes.Read more
No Solo Supplement subject to availability on selected departures.
2020 Tour code: 20CLS
About the tour
Relax by the shores of beautiful Lake Como on this all inclusive holiday. Discover delightful lakeside towns, cruise across sparkling waters, and experience the scenery of the Swiss Alps while travelling on the Bernina Express.
After meeting your group and Tour Manager at Rail Discoveries' dedicated Departure Office at St Pancras International, travel by Eurostar to Paris. Here you change trains and continue by high-speed TGV to Chambéry, where you spend one night. Tonight, you enjoy your first dinner together with your group.
Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior, Cadenabbia
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78% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 37 verified reviews
Mrs H Rippon
We enjoyed the full experience from meeting Lyne at St Pacress to leaving her at same place, I think she made the holiday for us The euro star to Paris was comfortable and interesting. Then the trek through Paris went well. The Hotels both going and on return were first class. The organisation on our travels went well, the down side was rushing to get on and off trains with only 4 minutes with luggage, in furture may get the luggage package to save us the hassle
Mrs S Buckley
From start to finish the trip was excellent. Tour manager superb, & hotel good & convenient. Enjoyed it very much
Good weather Good Hotel and staff Other travellers in the group friendly Good mixture of organised excursions and time to oneself
Holiday was everything we wanted. Good tour guide. Good hotel
Mrs A Barnes
]I have already filled in an official questionnaire as given to us on the journey home - please refer..............
Having been caught up in the French railway strike, we found ourselves being transported in different directions, the worst being 7hrs on a coach, we eventually got to our destination. Bearing in mind we have been on a Rail Discoveries holiday before and had something to compare it with, we were slightly disappointed with the itinerary of this holiday. There was too much traveling to destinations only to find we hadn’t much time to see anything (Milan). The Bernina train trip was fantastic but then found we were in St Moritz where everything was ‘closed’ only finding somewhere to have a coffee as nothing else to do. There was a lot of free time, in some respects was good, but felt that our tour manager could have helped us better to find our way around or organize some additional activities, eg: on our previous trip our tour manager organized an evening quiz and some optional boat/train trips. Also I would like to add that, as mentioned above the French railway strike contact about this was despicable. We had travelled to London the day before as we wouldn’t have got there in time on the day of departure. The telephone message telling us of the change of time (one hour earlier) was left on our house phone ???? Then an additional email (which obviously we weren’t expecting) came through at 7.30am on the day of departure that we had to be at St Pancras by 8.22 am. Had we not been staying at premier inn on the same road we wouldn’t have made it. Fortunately we were traveling with friends who had received this information on the afternoon before otherwise we would have missed the holiday altogether, that wasn’t good enough
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