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Lake Como & the Bernina Express

(Tour code: 6LCF)Tranquil lakes, sumptuous villas and mountain scenery

A delightful holiday to idyllic Lake Como, based on the shores of its shimmering waters. Cruise to sumptuous Villa Carlotta and Bellagio, journey through the majestic Swiss Alps on the Bernina Express and explore Milan.

Tour Highlights
  • Lake Como
  • Villa Carlotta
  • Bellagio
  • The Bernina Express
  • Milan
  • Colico & Tirano
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • Return Scheduled Flights
  • Private Boat Cruise

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Fly to Milan
Day 1

London to Milan

Depart from London Gatwick on a flight to Milan. Transfer by coach to Colico, a picturesque town on the northern shore of Lake Como. Spend six nights at the 3* Hotel Risi, situated directly on the lakefront.

  • Dinner
Day 2

Villa Carlotta and Bellagio

Cruise to Villa Carlotta, which belonged to the Prussian monarchy. Enjoy free time to explore the 18th century building, with its superb artworks and neatly manicured gardens. This afternoon sail to Bellagio, a charming village at the tip of the peninsula. Explore ornate villas and a network of narrow streets before returning to Colico.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursions
  • Private Boat Cruise
Duomo Square, Milan
Day 3

Exploring Milan

Travel by rail to Milan, for a guided tour of this fabulous city, taking in sights such as the ornate 'Teatro alla Scalla' opera house, and the immense Duomo, one of the world's largest Gothic cathedrals. Following the tour you are at leisure to continue exploring. The city's rich blend of historic and modern architecture make it a delight to discover.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided City Tour
Day 4

At leisure in Colico

Enjoy a day at leisure in Colico, and perhaps take a stroll through the town or along the lakefront promenade. As an alternative, you could take a boat to Varenna, one of the lake's prettiest towns.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Free Day
Bernina Express
Day 5

The Bernina Express

Travel by rail through stunning mountain scenery to Tirano. Here, join the magnificent Bernina Express, one of the world's most spectacular railway journeys. The route travels through spellbinding scenery, climbing the Bernina Pass at more than 7,000ft, passing vast glaciers and rushing mountain streams before reaching glamorous St Moritz.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
  • Heritage Rail Journey
Day 6

To Bergamo

Today, board a coach to the historic walled town of Bergamo. This idylic town has a charm and style typical of Italy's hillside towns. Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights passing through the medieval streets and past renaissance buildings.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided City Tour
To London
Day 7

Fly to London

Say goodbye to Italy today and transfer to Milan airport for the return flight to London.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.


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