Lake Como, Lake Maggiore & The Bernina Express

Resort: Lake Como, Lake Maggiore & The Bernina Express
Operator: Just You
Destination: Europe
Price From: £1549.00

Relax in the tranquil mountain setting of Lake Como and head out to enjoy plenty of sightseeing highlights.


Full Itinerary

DAY 1 UK BERGAMO

Youll fly to Bergamotoday and transfer to your resort on the shore of Lake Como, renowned throughout the world for its natural beauty and inspiring mountain scenery. Boasting affluent towns and exquisite villas, this exceptional area in the north of Italy is also noted for its relaxed atmosphere and is a favoured retreat of the rich and famous. After time to settle in at the hotel, well get to know one another better this evening over a welcome drink, and the delightful lakeside setting is the perfect backdrop for your evening meal.

Meals included:D

DAY 2 LAKE COMO & VARENNA

Lake Como sits at the foot of the Alps and offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Italy. Today we discover the lovely lakeside town of Varenna, before enjoying a boat ride to the northern tip of the lake for stunning mountain views. For lunch, well tuck into a selection of traditional dishes, including pizzoccheri, a type of pasta made with buckwheat flour and cooked with potatoes, cabbage, cheese and sage.

Meals included: B, L, D

DAY 3 MALGRATE AT LEISURE

You can spend a relaxing day in Malgrate today, or join an optional excursion to the medieval town of Bergamo. The upper and lower sections are separated by impressive Venetian walls, and well ride the funicular railway up to the Old Town. Here well explore the cobbled streets in the company of a Local Guide and learn about the towns rich history. Our tour ends at a historic ice-cream parlour thats renowned for creating stracciatella, a milk-based ice cream with chocolate shavings running through it. We’ll sample a scoop or two to round off the day.

Meals included: B, D

DAY 4 LAKE MAGGIORE, STRESA & THE BORROMEAN ISLANDS

Well discover more of the regions incredible highlights on todays full-day tour. Well soak up the stunning scenery of Lake Maggiore and explore the elegant town of Stresa. Later,a short boat trip across the lake takes us to tiny Isola Bella one of the Borromean Islands within the lake. Boasting a magnificent 17th-century palace and impressive terraced gardens, it has long been used as an idyllic sanctuary.

Meals included: B, D

DAY 5 BERNINA EXPRESS

The Bernina Express travels between Italy and Switzerland and is the highest railway across the Alps. It is a spectacular journey and today, we’ll step aboard one of its panoramic carriages for the scenic ride through meadows, mountains and past glistening glaciers. Well disembark in the elegantSwisstown of St Moritz, which is located beside a sparkling mountain lake.

Meals included: B,D

DAY 6 MALGRATE AT LEISURE

You can spend another day at leisure in Malgrate or join an optional excursion and explore the southern part of Lake Como. It begins with a visit to the town of Como, where youll have time to discover the ancient walls, historic architecture and lively square. A journey by ferry then takes you to Villa Melzi Gardens in Bellagio. Set directly on the shores of the lake, the gardens are a delight to explore. Lush trees and softly scented borders are decorated with elegant sculptures and connected by meandering paths. As we explore, well also be treated to fantastic views of the lakes calm waters and the majestic mountains that encircle it. Later, youll have some free time to explore Bellagio with your travelling companions, before returning to the hotel.

Meals included: B, D

DAY 7 MALGRATE AT LEISURE

Your final day has been left free for you to do as you please. Alternatively, you could join an optional excursion to Lake Lugano, a shimmering glacial lake that straddles the border between Switzerland and Italy. Enjoy some free time to explore the city of Lugano, with its Mediterranean-style squares and pretty parks.

Meals included: B, D

DAY 8 BERGAMO UK

Well fly back to the UK today.

Meals included: B

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