Lake Como, Milan & St Moritz including The Bernina Express
- Discover why the rich & famous have been travelling to Lake Como for centuries on this guided holiday.
- Stay 7 nights in the lakeside town of Cadenabbia or Tremezzo.
- Enjoy a half day scenic boat cruise on Lake Como stopping in the town of Bellagio.
- Venture into the nearby Swiss Alps with a panoramic train journey on the Bernina Express.
- Visit the quaint Alpine towns of Tirano, Poschiavo, Chiavenna & St. Moritz.
- Explore Italy’s fashion hub on a day long excursion to Milan and see the iconic Duomo Cathedral.
- Unwind with plenty of free time to swim, shop or just explore the quaint towns dotted around the lake.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To Lake Como
Travel with us to Lake Como to discover its dramatic scenery, rich culture and incredible weather. On this holiday, we’ll explore the best of Lake Como including a relaxing boat tour with stops at some of the most picturesque lakeside towns. We’ll also discover the delights of the Italian and Swiss Alps on a unique sightseeing journey on the Bernina Express and visit the Alpine towns of Tirano, Chiavenna and St. Moritz. Another day trip will take us into one of Italy’s trendiest cities, Milan, to see the world’s oldest shopping mall and the stunning Duomo di Milano. On each day trip and throughout your holiday, you’ll also have plenty of free time to relax or explore on your own with helpful recommendations from your expert guide.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Italy
Transfer to Tremezzo or Cadenabbia
Upon landing in Italy, you will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport, who will escort you to your hotel in the pretty lakeside town of Tremezzo or Cadenabbia. As you travel to your hotel, your guide will share some information about the local region, suggest activities for you to enjoy and answer any questions you may have.
Boat Trip Around Lake Como
Explore Lake Como
After breakfast you will set off by boat to discover the towns and villas dotted along the scenic shoreline of the Lake. Set at the intersection of the three branches of the Lake, a stop in the town of Bellagio is a highlight for many visitors.
You will have the evening to relax and enjoy Lake Como's charms. Shop, sightsee at your own pace or sit by the lake and take in the incredible views.
Excursion to Milan
After breakfast, join your guide and travel by coach to Italy's northern capital and fashion hub; Milan. Your guided tour will provide a fascinating overview of the city, passing the impressive Piazza del Duomo and Cathedral, and the world's oldest shopping mall, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (all viewed from outside). After the tour, enjoy some free time to refuel with a freshly made panino and an Italian coffee, before hitting the shops or visiting some of Milan's numerous museums and art galleries.
Free Time in Lake Como
Today, you will have a full day to relax and enjoy the charms of Lake Como. Your local guide will be happy to suggest activities to suit your interests and advise which highlights are a must-see. You could stretch your legs and admire the views with a walk on the lakeside promenade or relax at your hotel. During the summer months, a short trip on a water taxi will take you to one of the numerous beaches or Lidos on the shores of the lake, most offer amenities such as bars, restaurants and sunbeds to rent for a few euros.
Bernina Express Train & St Moritz
Excursion to the Swiss Alps
After breakfast join your local guide for a full day excursion to the Swiss Alps. After a short visit to the Alpine town of Tirano travel onwards into Switzerland where you will board the Bernina Express in Poschiavo for a scenic one hour journey through alpine and glacial vistas of picture beauty. Disembark in Diavolezza for your onward transfer to the elegant Swiss town of St. Moritz where you can stretch your legs, take in the fresh mountain air and pick up some delicious Swiss chocolate to bring home. Your return journey to Lake Como will include a visit to the Italian mountain town of Chiavenna before arriving back to your hotel.
Explore Lake Como at Your Own Pace
Take two days to relax and explore Lake Como at your own pace. Don't forget to ask your guide for advice on what to see and do around the lake to suit your interests.You might like to visit some of the beautiful villas and gardens including Villa Carlotta or Villa Balbianello, one of the most famous and spectacular around the Lake. Take time to enjoy some of the delicious specialities of the region including risotto alla Milanese, thin crust pizza, or the great dish of Lombardy - osso buco.
After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport, with guide assistance, for your return flight.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.