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Lake Como All Inclusive

4.1 stars(25 reviews)

Romance and refinement by rail

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10 days From £1,799 per person

2021 Tour code: 21CLS

About the tour

Relax by the shores of beautiful Lake Como on this all inclusive holiday. Cruise to delightful lakeside towns, discover Milan and experience the Swiss Alps on board the Bernina Express.


What’s included


Day 1 - London to Turin

After meeting at our London St Pancras Departure Office, travel by Eurostar to Paris. Leaving the French capital by highspeed train, continue to Turin for the night.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 2 - Cadenabbia

After a free morning to explore, transfer by coach to Cadenabbia, a tranquil village on the western shore of Lake Como.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Bellagio & Villa Carlotta

Travel by boat to picturesque Bellagio today, an attractive island known as the 'Pearl of the Lake'. There's free time here, and old-world streets, winding away from the main square, are a delight to wander around. Another highlight is the Basilica di San Giacomo, the town's Romanesque church. Later, sail to Villa Carlotta and its Botanical Gardens.

The 17-century villa once belonged to Prussian royalty but now houses many masterpieces of Italian art, whilst the colourful gardens, described as 'a place of heaven', feature plantings of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias. There are also more exotic plants, including bamboos, ferns, and ancient cedar and sequoia trees.

  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - At leisure

Day 4 is free, so why not explore some of the delightful lakeside towns by local ferry? You could cruise to the southern end of the lake and visit bustling Como town. Alternatively, just along the western shore is the village of Lenno, home to Villa Balbianello, one of Italy's most beautiful villas.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Tour of Milan

Visit Milan by coach today and enjoy a guided tour of this stylish city. See the magnificent Duomo, which dominates the skyline, the Teatro alla Scala Opera house, and the impressive glass roof of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Named after the first king of Italy, the Galleria is one of the world's oldest shopping malls.

Following the tour, you are free to continue exploring; perhaps visit the Renaissance Castello Sforzesco, designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Once a Visconti fortress, it's now home to seven specialised museums displaying some of Milan's fascinating history.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Free time in Cadenabbia

 Day 6 is free in Cadenabbia.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - The Bernina Express

Take a spectacular journey on the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano. Opened more than a century ago, the line is celebrated not only for its fantastic beauty, but also for the feats of engineering undertaken to complete it, which have earned it status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. During your journey, the train loops and spirals, passing mighty glaciers, rushing mountain streams and flower-filled Alpine meadows. As you cross viaducts and climb over the Bernina Pass, the train reaches more than 7,000 feet above sea level, giving astonishing views as it crosses the Italian border and descends into the pretty town of Tirano.

Framed by the backdrop of snow-dusted mountains, this town is a delight to discover. Enjoy some free time to perhaps visit the Santuario Madonna di Tirano, a church with spectacular frescoes, before returning to Cadenabbia by coach.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 - Cadenabbia

Day 8 is free, and Cadenabbia's compact size and delightful surroundings reward exploration on foot. The village's long, lakeside promenade offers superb views across the water to Bellagio and its surrounding hills, whilst a longer but easy stroll from the shore climbs beyond the village to the pretty Church of St Martin where panoramic views are a feature of the church's elevated position.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 - Mulhouse

Transfer to Como station this morning and join the train to Mulhouse. 

  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 - Breakfast
Day 10 - London

After a night here, continue your journey on Day 10, catching the train from Mulhouse to Paris. On arrival, cross the city by coach and connect with the Eurostar service back to London St Pancras.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior, Cadenabbia

Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior, Cadenabbia

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4.1 stars4.1 / 5 · 25 reviews

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Mrs H Rippon

4 stars

Submitted 20 Oct 2018

We enjoyed the full experience from meeting Lyne at St Pacress to leaving her at same place, I think she made the holiday for us The euro star to Paris was comfortable and interesting. Then the trek through Paris went well. The Hotels both going and on return were first class. The organisation on our travels went well, the down side was rushing to get on and off trains with only 4 minutes with luggage, in furture may get the luggage package to save us the hassle

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Mrs S Buckley

5 stars

Submitted 15 Oct 2018

From start to finish the trip was excellent. Tour manager superb, & hotel good & convenient. Enjoyed it very much

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Mrs A Barnes

4 stars

Submitted 18 Jul 2018

]I have already filled in an official questionnaire as given to us on the journey home - please refer..............

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Mr K Watson

5 stars

Submitted 20 Jun 2018

It was a really enjoyable holiday.

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Mr S Wheeler

5 stars

Submitted 19 Jun 2018

Guide perfect, hotel position perfect, organisation perfect, even weather perfect. Hotel itself tired, badly in need of TLC.

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Mr W Higson

5 stars

Submitted 02 Jun 2018

Well organised holiday to a beautiful part of Italy.Good food and drinks.

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