New Year On Lake Como
6 nights. December 2018. From £999.00.
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Savour an unforgettable celebration on Como's elegant shores, as you enjoy a six-course feast and watch a spectacular firework display over the lake. Spend a week in a comfortable hotel, visit beautiful Bellagio and Como Town's brilliant Light Festival, celebrate New Year's Eve and enjoy some marvellous optional excursions.
Tour Highlights And InclusionsEnjoy the New Year magic of Italy's romantic lake
Cross Lake Como by boat to discover idyllic Bellagio
See Como Town's Magic Light Festival
Six nights' all-inclusive accommodation in the three-star Hotel Britannia Excelsior in Cadenabbia Griante on Lake Como
A six-course New Year's Eve dinner with music and fireworks
Return flights to Milan
One piece of hold luggage per person
Coach travel and transfers throughout
The service 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, meet your Tour Manager and transfer by coach to the Hotel Britannia. Settle into your beautiful surroundings and enjoy a first relaxing evening.
Day TwoCross the water to stunning Bellagio, often described as Italy's most beautiful town, and step ashore to explore, before returning across the water for lunch in the hotel. Later, board a coach for the journey to Como Town, to discover the lakeside Piazza Cavour, bustling Via Plinio, majestic cathedral and evening Magic Light Festival. Return to the hotel for dinner.
Day ThreeOn today's unforgettable optional excursion, board the famous Bernina Express from Tirano to St Moritz, one of the world's most celebrated playgrounds. Window-shop or enjoy a coffee in a choice of cafes, before returning to Como by coach, arriving in time for dinner at your hotel.
Day FourJoin this morning's optional full-day excursion to Milan, one of Europe's most exciting cities. The city is home to the Sforzesco Castle, the famous shopping Galleria, La Scala opera house and imposing Il Duomo - the world's largest Gothic church. Enjoy a tour in the company of a local guide, then explore under your own steam, before the coach returns you to the hotel.
Day Five (New Year's Eve)An unforgettable day begins with the chance to join a half-day included excursion to Switzerland's stylish Lugano, delightfully set on the shore of a lake of the same name. After a chance to explore, return to the hotel to begin your celebrations.
Your six-course dinner includes an aperitivo, antipasto, fish, meat, dessert and traditional panettone. After dinner the evening continues with live music and, to ring in 2019, 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 Six (New Year's Day)Rest 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 SevenBid arrividerci to your hosts and transfer back to 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.Back to top
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.
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.
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 90 minutes.
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.
Terms and conditions*This 10% discount offer applies to new bookings only on all air-inclusive and river cruise holidays made between 22nd and 27th November 2018 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (BLACK) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Prices shown are based on two people sharing. The discount applies to your final holiday price (excluding Holiday Insurance) at the time of booking. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Back to top