Lake Como & Alpine Railways
5 nights. April 2019 - April 2020. From £629.00.
This wonderful wintertime break includes a visit to beautiful Como Town and a ride on its funicular to hilltop Brunate, with its breath-taking views. Journey on the scenic Bernina Express Railway to famous St Moritz, and explore Como's idyllic shores. Enjoy opportunities, on optional excursions, to visit beautiful Lugano and stylish Milan.
Tour Highlights And InclusionsEnjoy the magic of Italy's romantic lake
Discover lakeside Como Town
Ride on the historic Como-Brunate funicular
Board the Bernina Express to St Moritz
Enjoy delightful optional excursions
Five nights' accommodation at the three-star Hotel Bazzoni, Tremezzo on a half-board basis (all-inclusive accommodation is available at the three-star Hotel Britannia Excelsior, Cadenabbia)
Return flights to Milan or Bergamo
Coach travel and transfers throughout
The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager Single rooms are available for a supplement
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 OneFly to Milan or Bergamo, and transfer to Lake Como and your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager, settle into your surroundings and enjoy your first dinner.
Day TwoOn today's included tour, discover Como Town, with its shore-side Piazza Cavour and its old town complete with its majestic cathedral. Board the historic funicular, with its modern cars, to mountain village Brunate. Enjoy wonderful views of the lake and, on clear days, the snow-capped Alps beyond and wander Brunate's cobbled streets, before returning to Como and the hotel.
Day ThreeJoin a wonderful optional excursion to Swiss resort Lugano, a stylish, elegant town that will be brought to life with a ride on the Red Arrow tourist road train. There will also be a chance to climb aboard one of the resort's two funiculars.
Those choosing to stay on Como's shores might take a lake cruiser to Bellagio, one of Italy's most sparkling jewels with its exquisite villas and glorious gardens (check timetable at the hotel).
Day FourJoin the optional excursion to historic, stylish Milan, with its breath-taking Duomo cathedral, La Scala opera house and famous shopping Galleria. Enjoy the pleasures of the city or simple take a seat in a cafe and watch Milanese life go by.
Day FiveBoard the famous Bernina Express from Tirano to St Moritz, one of the world's most celebrated winter playgrounds. 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.
Day SixBid "Arrivederci" to your hosts and transfer back to the airport for the return flight. Back to top
AccommodationHotel Britannia Excelsior
With 284 rooms, this large, three-star, all-inclusive hotel is set in a former 19th-century inn right on Como's shore, and has a floating outdoor swimming pool that almost seems part of the lake (open seasonally). Hotel guests can visit Bellagio by boat during leisure time (boat ticket included from May-Oct. A limited winter timetable also runs - tickets payable locally).
As well as the bustling main buffet restaurant, the hotel has several bars and restaurants (some a la carte, open seasonally and payable locally). These are offered on an all-inclusive basis, with full-board meal arrangements (packed lunches will be available on excursion days) and many drinks included free of charge (participating bars vary according to season and time of day).
Bedrooms are simply furnished with air-conditioning, satellite TV, fridges and hairdryers. Rooms vary in size and style and are typically located at the rear of the property. Upgrades to lake view rooms are available for a supplement.Hotel Bazzoni, Tremezzo
This welcoming hotel, under new ownership for 2018, sits on the lakeside promenade, offering wonderful views from the newly refurbished public areas, which include a bar and lounge area, reception and dining room. The hotel also has a lift and sun-terraces. The bedrooms offer private facilities, hairdryer, fridge, flat screen satellite TV, safe, air-conditioning, ceiling fan and telephone. There is a supplement for rooms with lake view.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
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.
Italian hotel room taxSome regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 EURO and 3 EURO 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Back to top