Christmas & New Year On Lake Como
11 nights. December 2021. From £1520.00.
Celebrate Christmas and New Year season on the shores of gleaming Lake Como, in your choice of comfortable hotel situated across the water from beautiful Bellagio. Enjoy half-board accommodation, with music each evening, a splendid Christmas Day lunch and a New Year's Eve feast, and discover one of Europe's most scenic corners on some wonderful included and optional excursions.
What's Included11 nights' half-board accommodation at the three-star Hotel Lario or the three-star Hotel Bazzoni
A boat cruise to Bellagio
A visit to Como Town for the Magic Light Festival
Visit Lake Lugano and Lugano town
A Lake Como boat cruise on Christmas Day
Return flights from the UK to Milan
Coach travel and transfers throughout
The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
One piece of hold luggage per person
Holiday HighlightsSpend time on the shores of Italy's most romantic lake
Discover Bellagio, 'Italy's most beautiful town'
Como Town Christmas Market and Magic Light Festival
A Lake Como cruise on Christmas Day
A Christmas Day turkey lunch
A New Year's Eve dinner with music and fireworks
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Fly to Milan and transfer by coach to your hotel.
Day 2Your first unforgettable full day begins with a boat trip across the water to Como's most sparkling settlement, stunning Bellagio, often described as Italy's most beautiful town. Step ashore for a short walking tour and time to explore, before returning across the water for lunch at your leisure.Later, we'll journey by coach to Como Town, where the lakeside Piazza Cavour and nearby Via Plinio, beneath the majestic cathedral, are home to a colourful Christmas market selling local produce and handicrafts. After dark, the dazzling Magic Light Festival illuminates the historic buildings. Soak up the festive atmosphere before returning to the hotel in time for dinner.
Day 3An unforgettable Christmas Eve begins with the chance to join our extended half-day included excursion to Switzerland's stylish Lugano, delightfully set on the shore of the lake of the same name. Return to the hotel during the afternoon to enjoy Christmas Eve.
Day 4Your memorable Christmas Day includes a relaxing cruise on the lake, taking in the sight of the historic villas that dot the wooded shore, and culminates with Christmas lunch, and dinner later this evening.
Day 5Join this morning's optional full-day excursion to Milan, one of Europe's most exciting cities. See Sforzesco Castle, the famous Galleria shopping mall, La Scala - one of the world's greatest opera houses - and the great cathedral, Il Duomo - Italy's largest Gothic church. Enjoy a tour in the company of a local guide, before returning to your hotel in time for dinner and a relaxing evening at the hotel.
Days 6 and 7Relax at your hotel or explore Lake Como's pretty surroundings at your own pace.
Day 8On today's unforgettable optional excursion, board the famous Bernina Express from Tirano to St Moritz, playground of the rich and famous. Window-shop or enjoy a coffee in a choice of cafes, before returning to Como by coach, arriving in time for dinner at the hotel. Please note that this excursion must be booked prior to departure.
Day 9Make the most of another opportunity to join the optional full-day excursion to Milan. (See Day Five for more details.)
Day 10If you enjoyed visiting Lugano on Day three, you may wish to book a return visit today before returning to your hotel and your New Year celebrations. Your special dinner will include a number of courses followed by live music and, to ring in 2022, a firework display over the lake. For those still a little peckish, a traditional Italian 'good luck and prosperity' dish of lentils and pork sausage will be served after midnight
Day 11Rest and relax after the festivities or join today's optional gentle cruise on the lake - a wonderful way to begin the New Year - before enjoying a final dinner at the hotel.
Day 12Bid "arrivederci" to your hosts and transfer back to airport for the return flight. Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 90 minutes from Milan Malpensa and two hours from Milan Bergamo.
Bernina ExpressPlease note that the Bernina Express excursion must be booked prior to departure, it can not be booked in resort.
European closing timesShops in Europe will generally close from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December. Included tours and excursions have been chosen for their scenic or historic value.
Italian hotel room taxSome regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 € and 3 € per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your Tour Manager in resort if a particular hotel is implementing this charge.
Entrance feesSince some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. This applies to excursions that are included in the price of your holiday and to excursions booked as optional extras.
Combining hotel transfersWe sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas. Back to top