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Lake Como - 7 nights

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GRAND HOTEL ON LAKE COMO

Stay at the stunningly beautiful centre of Italy’s most exclusive lake with included cruises to its villas – relax or explore
by boat, bus and 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.

Lake cruises are included to two of the most famous 18th century villas: elegant Villa Carlotta, with beautiful sculptures and abundant gardens; stunningly located 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

Classic Resort
Historical Hotel
No Single Supplement
Solo Group Departures
Local Expert Guides
Guaranteed Departure
Group Size: 2 - 30

Special Events

Cruises on Lake Como

Enjoy an afternoon cruise on the lake by private launch, sailing past Varenna, Bellagio and Lenno to visit Villa Carlotta and gardens. Enjoy a drink at the historic Grand Hotel Cadenabbia overlooking the lake. A further cruise to Villa del Balbianello for a guided tour.

 

A fabulous tour, well worth it.

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Grand Hotel on Lake Como

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Day 1 Fly to Milan and transfer to the Grand Hotel Menaggio for a seven 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 Full-day optional tour to Lombardy’s capital, Milan. Visit Castello Sforzesco; a Renaissance Palace and view the dramatic Gothic cathedral, La Scala opera house and the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele (£54 May-Sep). (B)

Day 5 Afternoon private lake cruise. Visit Villa Carlotta and its gardens. Enjoy a drink on the Grand Hotel Cadenabbia terrace with views across the lake to Bellagio and Varenna. (B)

Day 6 An optional full-day excursion to Bergamo. Walking tour of the historic upper town. Ferry to Varenna (payable locally), then by road to Bergamo (£57 May-Sep). (B)

Day 7 Optional full-day tour to Lake Orta, the town of Stresa and a boat to Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore (£59). (B)

Day 8 Return flight from Milan. (B)

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

Notes

Excursions on Days 2, 6 & 7 include walking on some uneven surfaces. Optional tours are subject to minimum numbers and may take more than 30 people.

Day 4 and day 6 optional excursions are only available from May-Sep.

2020

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

Date Price
March 28 £945
April 4 £995
April 18 £995
May 2 £995
May 16 £1045
May 30 £1045
June 6 £1095
June 13 £1075
June 20 £1075
June 27 £1075
July 11 £1095
July 25 £1145
August 1 £1195
September 5 £1095
September 12 £1095
September 19 £1095
September 26 £1095
October 3 £995
October 10 £895
October 17 £895
October 24 £895
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

No Lake View Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Solo Group Departure

28 March & 24 October 2020

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT 
Limited availability, on these dates
2020: Apr 4, Oct 10 & 17

Solo Group Departures
2020: Mar 28 & Oct 24
No single supplement

Single supplement £195

Accommodation Upgrades

Lake view £195 
(Mar/Oct £125)
Lake view and balcony £395
(Mar/Apr/May 2 & Oct £295)

NO LAKE VIEW SUPPLEMENT
Limited availability, on these dates
2020: Apr 4, Oct 10 & 17


Half board 4 nights £55
Half board 7 nights £95 

Flight Options

British Airways from Heathrow £195
easyJet from Gatwick or Edinburgh – nil
easyJet from Manchester – nil (not available 20 Jun - Aug 2020) 

Optional Excursions

St Moritz £59
Milan Tour £54
Bergamo Tour £57
Lake Orta & Stresa Tour £59

Extension Options

Extension - Lake Como
Grand Hotel Menaggio
7 nights £595 (Mar/Apr £525; Oct £445)
Single supplement £195
3 nights £345 (Mar/Apr & Oct £295)
Single supplement £95

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT & NO LAKE VIEW SUPPLEMENT 
Limited dates availability, on these dates
2020: Mar/Oct 10 & 17

Lake View supplement
3 nights £75
7 nights £195 (Oct £125)
Lake view and balcony
3 nights £115
7 nights £395 (Oct 2020 £295)

Half board 3 nights £40
Half board 7 nights £95

Independent Arrival

Save £200 
Arrival transfer add £95
Departure transfer add £95

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 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, optional excursions, tipping, any government and local tourist taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Note
An accommodation tax is payable locally, currently €2 per person per night (maximum 10 nights).

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