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Lake Como & The Bernina Express

8 Days from £849per
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(Tour code: 20CMF)

Soak up the views of Italy’s most dramatic lake

Soak up the views of Italy's most dramatic lake with a 7-night stay on the lakefront. Visit stunning villas, explore quaint towns, and soak up the beautiful scenery along the route of the Bernina Express.

  • Lake Como
  • Cruise to Bellagio
  • Stresa
  • Lake Maggiore
  • Journey on the Bernina Express
  • Guided tour of Villa Balbianello
What’s Included
  • Journey on the Bernina Express
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Return Scheduled Flights

Lake Como & The Bernina Express 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 Tremezzo

Fly to Lake Como

Fly from London to Milan. On arrival, transfer to the Hotel Bazzoni in the delightful village of Tremezzo on the shores of Lake Como.

  • Breakfast
Day 2 Bellagio


Cruise across the lake to Bellagio, and soak in the fjord-like scenery of Italy's deepest lake. Bellagio is perched on a promontory that divides the southern end of the lake, and looks across to a colourful cluster of houses that seemingly tumble down to the water. You have time to explore the cobbled streets and delightful shops. Perhaps visit the 15th-century Villa Serbelloni Park or Romanesque San Giacomo Church before returning at leisure.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Borromean Islands
Borromean Islands

Stresa and Lake Maggiore

Journey by coach to nearby Stresa, on Lake Maggiore. Make the most of free time to explore its honeycomb of pretty streets, relax in a shaded café to enjoy the Italian pastime of people watching; perhaps take a boat ride on the lake to explore the Borromean Islands, or board the Mottarone cable car for splendid views over the town and lake.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 4-5 Bernina Express
Bernina Express

The Bernina Express

Relax with a full day at leisure. Perhaps visit Villa Carlotta, which is just a short walk from your hotel. On Day 5, transfer to Tirano, where you join the Bernina Express for a spectacular journey into Switzerland, passing high Alpine peaks and glistening glaciers on the route to St Moritz. Opened more than a century ago, the line is celebrated not only for its beauty, but also for the feats of engineering that were required to complete it.

  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 6-7 Villa Balbianello
Villa Balbianello

Villa Balbianello

Spend today at leisure, perhaps exploring further afield using the ferries which link many of the lakeside villages. On Day 7, board the ferry for the journey down the western shore of the lake to Lenno, where you visit one of the most beautiful villas in Italy, Villa Balbianello. Enjoy a guided tour and free time to soak in the beautiful Italianite gardens, famously used as the backdrop to several films, before cruising back to Tremezzo.

  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 Flight home
Flight home

Lake Como to London

Transfer to Milan airport for the flight to London.

  • Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Return flights from London to Milan
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner each day
  • Guided tour of Villa Balbianello
  • Excursion to Stresa and Lake Maggiore
  • Journey on the Bernina Express
  • Cruise to Bellagio

Enhancing your tour

  • Enjoy fantastic views when you upgrade to a lake view room in Tremezzo, from £89pp, or a lake view room with a balcony from £149pp.

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Helen Laverack
Luke Simpson
Lake Como & The Bernina Express

Soak up the views of Italy’s most dramatic lake


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