Lake Como

Relax & Discover

8 Days from $2,349

Was from $2,349

May 2019 - Sep 2019 Departures

Relax in the tranquil mountain setting of Lake Como and head out to enjoy plenty of sightseeing highlights.

Overview

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 7 nights all inclusive in a 3-star hotel
  • 21 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners, plus drinks from 10am to 11.45pm
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • ​Visit Villa Melzi Gardens
  • Lake Maggiore, Villa Taranto & the Borromean Islands
  • Como Town visit 

Optional excursions

  • ​Elegant Villa Monastero
  • St Moritz & Bernina Express

Pre-bookable excursions: The above optional excursions can be pre-booked as a package from just $175.

Itinerary

We will meet you at Malpensa airport and transfer you to your resort on Lake Como, renowned for its beauty. Boasting affluent towns and exquisite villas, this area in the north of Italy is also noted for its relaxed atmosphere and is a favoured retreat of the rich and famous. After time to settle in at the hotel, get to know your travelling companions this evening over a welcome drink and dinner.

Today we include a visit by ferry boat to Villa Melzi Gardens in Bellagio. Set directly on the shores of the lake, the gardens are a delight to explore. Lush trees and softly scented borders are decorated with elegant sculptures and connected by paths. As we explore, we'll also be treated to fantastic views of the lake's calm waters and the majestic mountains that encircle it. Later, you'll have
some free time to explore Bellagio with your travelling companions, before returning to the hotel by ferry.

​We'll discover more of the region's incredible highlights on today's full-day tour. We'll soak up the stunning scenery of Lake Maggiore, then continue on to the famous Botanical Gardens of the Villa Taranto at Pallanza. Featuring more than 20,000 different species of plants from all over the world, they are a true gardeners' paradise. A short boat trip across the lake takes us to tiny Isola Bella – one of the Borromean Islands within the lake. Boasting a magnificent 17th century palace and impressive terraced gardens, it has long been used as an idyllic sanctuary​.​

Today has been left free for you explore at leisure. Alternatively, you could venture out on one of the excellent hiking paths or simply laze by the pool and soak up the sunshine.

​An optional excursion today will take you to the exclusive Swiss resort of St Moritz. We'll step aboard the Bernina Express and enjoy a scenic train journey to the elegant town located by a sparkling mountain lake. Admire the sensational scenery, enjoy a spot of shopping with your travelling companions or simply relax in the sunshine before returning to your hotel by road.

 

​Como Town is located at the southern tip of the lake and today we include a visit here. After time to explore the ancient walls, historic architecture and lively square with your Tour Manager, we'll sail across the lake back to our resort.​

You can enjoy another relaxing day, or maybe you'll choose to join our optional excursion to the elegant Villa Monastero in Varenna. Sitting on the eastern shores of Lake Como, the villa boasts a beautiful garden which stretches along the water's edge.
This evening we'll gather to enjoy a farewell get-together.

At the end of the tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Elegant Villa Monastero

Elegant Villa Monastero

from $49

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On the eastern shores of Lake Como is the pretty resort of Varenna whose historic centre is made up of tiny lanes all leading to a small port offering spectacular lake views. On this half-day excursion we’ll head to the elegant Villa Monastero, a former Cistercian convent just a short distance from the village centre. Here we’ll take a leisurely stroll to discover centuries-old gardens planted with an abundance of colourful rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas.

Half Day - Moderate/Strenuous - A must see

St Moritz and the Bernina Express

St Moritz and the Bernina Express

from $137

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This full-day excursion begins with a scenic drive to Tirano, where you will board a train for a thrilling two-hour panoramic journey through the Alps on the Bernina Express Railway. Your train will whisk you through the spirals and tunnels of the Bernina Pass to the exclusive Swiss resort of St Moritz, which is located on the edge of a pristine mountain lake. Originally famed for its therapeutic springs, its reputation as a prestigious winter sports destination is legendary. Admire more stunning scenery, enjoy a spot of shopping or just relax in the sun – St Moritz is bathed in sunshine on average 322 days a year – before your journey by road back to your resort.

Full day - Minimal - Moderate Walking - Scenic

Prebookable Package

Prebookable Package

from $179

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You can save money and enhance your holiday with this Prebookable excursion package...

Villa Monastero / St Moritz and the Bernina Express

Accommodation

You will stay at the 3-star Hotel Britannia Excelsior in the resort of Cadenabbia. This popular and lively hotel features a restaurant and bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, telephone and safe.

Britannia Excelsior Hotel Cadenabbia

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 06 May 2019

8 Days

$2,349

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 13 May 2019

8 Days

$2,349

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 03 Jun 2019

8 Days

$2,599

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 10 Jun 2019

8 Days

$2,699

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 24 Jun 2019

8 Days

$2,699

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 01 Jul 2019

8 Days

$2,699

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 02 Sep 2019

8 Days

$2,799

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 16 Sep 2019

8 Days

$2,699

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Make Your Own Way

Monday 30 Sep 2019

8 Days

$2,549

Available

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