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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

Most Popular Classic Resort
Historical Hotel
Jules Verne Favourite Hotel
No Single Supplement
Solo Group Departures
Local Expert Guides

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.

Day 1 Fly to Milan and transfer to the Grand Hotel Menaggio for 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 (£68). (B)

Day 4 At leisure or 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 (£59 bookable from 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 At leisure. Perhaps travel on a ferry (Ferry port is approx. 100 metres away from hotel) and spend the day exploring many picturesque towns situated at the shoreline of Lake Como such as Bellagio and Varenna. (B)

Day 7 Optional full-day tour to Lake Orta, the town of Stresa and a boat to Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore (£68) or join an optional full-day tour discovering Como Town and continuing by bus to one of the finest cities in Switzerland, Lugano including a cruise on Lake Lugano (£60 bookable from May-Sep).

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 not exclusive for JV groups and subject to minimum numbers.
Milan and Como Town & Lugano optional excursions are bookable from May-Sep.

2023

Saturdays
per person in a twin/double room
ITA Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
April 8 £1295
April 15 £1225
May 6 £1325
May 20 £1325
June 3 £1325
June 10 £1345
June 17 £1345
June 24 £1345
July 1 £1325
August 26 £1325
September 2 £1345
September 9 £1345
September 16 £1325
September 23 £1325
October 7 £1245
October 14 £1225
October 21 £1225
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Solo Group Departure

15 April & 21 October 2023

Regional Flight Options

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(limited availability)
2023: Oct 7 & 14

Solo Group Departures
(No Single Supplement)
2023: Apr 15 & Oct 21

Single supplement £215 
(May-Sep 2023 £315; Oct 2023 £185)

Accommodation Upgrades

Lake View £195 (May-Sep 2023 £275)
Lake View single £410 (May-Sep 2023 £590; Oct 2023 £380)

Flight Options

easyJet from Gatwick £125
For alternative regional departures in 2023, please call one of our Personal Travel Experts for a quote.

Optional Excursions

St Moritz £68
Milan Tour £59
Lake Orta & Stresa Tour £68
Como Town & Lugano £60

Extension Options

Extension - Lake Como
Grand Hotel Menaggio
7 nights £595 (May-Sep 2023 £645)
Single supplement £215 (May-Sep 2023 £315; Oct 2023 £185)

3 nights £345 (May-Sep 2023 £395; Apr/Oct 2023 £325)
Single supplement £95 (May-Sep 2023 £135)

Lake View supplement
3 nights £75 (May-Sep 2023 £115; Apr/Oct 2023 £85)
Single Supplement £250 (Apr/Oct £180) 
7 nights £195 (Oct 2022 £125; May-Sep £275)
Single Supplement £315 (Apr £215; Oct £185)

Tour Only

Save £290
Arrival or departure transfer add £105

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, approximately between €1.50 and €3 per person per night (maximum 10 nights).

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