Treasures of Lake Como, Milan & St Moritz - Unique Small Group
- Explore Lake Como & uncover top attractions in Italy on this small group holiday.
- Stay in the beautiful lakeside town of Tremezzo for 7 nights.
- Enjoy a boat trip on Lake Como, including a tour of Villa del Balbianello.
- Take a city tour of Milan, including a visit to Duomo di Milano.
- Experience the Bernina Express, a scenic train journey through the Swiss Alps.
- Savour local wine at Antico Cantinone Domaso vineyard.
- Unwind with plenty of free time to relax or do more sightseeing.
Book Your Trip From €1598pp
Book Your Trip From €1499pp
Your Guided Small Group Tour to Lake Como
Travel with us to Lake Como, a region which boasts natural scenery, charming villages, exquisite villas and where the rich and famous have holidayed for centuries. On this small group holiday in Italy our base will be in Tremezzo, from here we'll take incredible excursions like a Lake Como boat tour where we'll take in the vistas and explore the historic Villa del Balbianello. On a day trip to Milan we'll learn more about Italy's fashion capital, discover the magnificent Duomo di Milano, savour an aperitif and spend free time shopping or visiting museums. Experience a scenic train route on the Bernina Express which passes by stunning landscapes of the Swiss Alps. Enjoy wine tasting at Antico Cantinone Domaso. There will also be plenty of leisure time to relax and visit the neighbouring towns surrounding Lake Como.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Italy
Transfer to Lake Como
Upon landing in Italy, we will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport, who will escort us to our hotel in the pretty lakeside town of Tremezzo. As we travel our guide will share some information about the local region, suggest activities for us to enjoy and answer any questions we may have.
Boat Trip on Lake Como & Villa del Balbianello
Explore Lake Como
After breakfast, join our guide as we set off by boat to discover the towns and villas dotted along the scenic shoreline of the lake. Included on our excursion today is a visit to Villa del Balbianello, one of the most scenic residences of the region. Here we will explore the magnificent terraced gardens and elegant villa.
We have the afternoon 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.
Milan & The Duomo
Excursion to Milan
Following breakfast, join our guide and travel by coach to Italy's northern capital and fashion hub; Milan. Our guided tour will provide a fascinating overview of the city, passing the impressive Piazza del Duomo and the world's oldest shopping mall, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (all viewed from outside).
Our excursion today will include a visit to the Duomo which is the third largest cathedral in the world. Construction began in 1386 and it took five centuries to complete.
After our tour join us for a refreshing aperitif followed by some free time for shopping or visiting some of Milan's numerous museums and art galleries.
Today, we will have a full day to relax and enjoy the charms of Lake Como. Our 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 & St Moritz
Excursion to the Swiss Alps
After breakfast our guide will escort us on a full day excursion to the Swiss Alps. After a short visit to the Alpine town of Tirano we board the Bernina Express train. We will savour alpine and glacial vistas on our scenic two hour journey to the elegant Swiss town of St Moritz. Here we will have time to stretch our legs, take in the fresh mountain air and pick up some delicious Swiss chocolate! Our return coach journey to Lake Como will include a visit to the Italian mountain town of Chiavenna before arriving back to our hotel.
Enjoy a leisurely morning before enjoying our afternoon excursion
Join us this afternoon on a visit to a local winery, Antico Cantinone Domaso. The cellar was built in 1600, renovated in 1850 and, after years of neglect, was given new life as a winery. The terraced vineyards above Domaso are exposed to the mild and breezy climate from the western shore of Lake Como and produce grapes of outstanding quality and value. Our visit will include a tour with our knowledgeable wine maker followed by savouring some of their wines at a tasting session.
Today we can spend our last free day enjoying the beautiful lakeside setting, shopping for last minute souvenirs or enjoying a coffee, gelato or glass of wine at a local cafe. 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.
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.