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Lake Como - 4 nights

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A FEW DAYS ON LAKE COMO

A short stay on Italy’s most exclusive lake at the historic Grand Hotel Menaggio. Cruise to spectacular Villa Balbianello and relax and explore by boat, bus & train

Lake Como remains the most elegant of the Italian lakes. Its golden age came in the 19th century when its romantic scenery and equitable climate attracted the likes of Queen Victoria, Flaubert, Tennyson and Liszt, but centuries earlier it was favoured by Julius Caesar and both Pliny's were born here. Today, George Clooney and Donatella Versace are amongst the celebrities who own secluded villas, whilst the lakeside towns with their houses of pastel pinks and yellows make the area a highly sought after film location.

Lake Como takes its dreamlike atmosphere from flower-filled gardens reflected in the water, secluded villas, little lakeside towns with steep narrow streets, all set against the dramatic backdrop of the southern Alps. Cruising the lake itself is a rewarding experience allowing fine views and different perspectives, a photographer's paradise!

Shaped in the form of an inverted 'Y', the northern end and the Lecco arm reveal dramatic peaks. Charming towns and villas set against a backdrop both less rugged and more genteel populate the Como arm.

Included is a lake cruise to one of the most famous and stunningly located 18th century Villa del Balbianello, once a home of the Visconti family and the Italian mountaineer Guido Monzino, and now the setting for celebrity weddings and films such as 'Star Wars' and 'Casino Royale'.

Grand Hotel Menaggio has been a favourite of Jules Verne guests for more than 20 years. The small town of Menaggio lies in the scenic central area of Lake Como with a range of restaurants, cafés, shops and regular ferry and bus services.

Key Features

New Classic Resort
Historical Hotel
No Single Supplement
Local Expert Guides
Guaranteed Departure
Group Size: 2 – 28

Special Event

Cruise on Lake Como

Enjoy an afternoon cruise on the lake by private boat to Villa del Balbianello for a guided tour.

Day 1 Fly to Milan and transfer to the Grand Hotel Menaggio for a four nights.

Day 2 Afternoon private boat along Lake Como to Villa del Balbianello, for a tour. (B)

Day 3 An optional full-day excursion to Switzerland’s most elegant resort, St. Moritz, with a short train journey one-way on the Bernina Express through high mountain scenery to Diavolezza Bernina (£59). (B)

Day 4 Day at leisure to relax or explore. (B)

Day 5 Return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

2021

Saturdays
per person in a twin/double room
Alitalia from Heathrow

Date Price
April 10 £645
April 24 £695
May 8 £745
May 22 £795
June 5 £795
June 12 £795
June 19 £795
June 26 £795
July 3 £845
July 17 £845
August 21 £845
September 4 £795
September 11 £795
September 18 £795
September 25 £745
October 9 £695
October 16 £645
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMEMT
(limited availability)
2021: Oct 9 & 16

Single Supplement £115

Accommodation Upgrades

NO LAKE VIEW SUPPLEMENT
(limited availability)

2021: Apr 10, Oct 9 & 16

Lake view £115 (Oct £75)

Half board 4 nights £55

Flight Options

British Airways from Heathrow £195
easyJet from Gatwick or Edinburgh – nil
easyJet from Manchester – nil

Independent Arrival

Save £200
Arrival or departure transfer add £95

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 4 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, services of local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes
An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently €2 per person per night.

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