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Stay in beautiful Colico on the shores of Lake Como, enjoy a cruise on the lake and take a ride on the iconic Bernina railway to St Moritz

What we love: Truly a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience, the spectacularly scenic Bernina Express awaits. Travel to chic St Moritz on this stunning, UNESCO-listed panoramic railway, and spend your stay in charming Colico, beside breathtaking Lake Como.

Lake Como is one of the most picturesque of Italy's lakes, with its chic restaurants, elegant towns, and ornate lakeside villas. It's no wonder it's been the stomping ground of aristocrats, artists and celebrities for centuries.

This holiday includes a seven-night stay in Colico, a stunning city on the shore of Lake Como, where you'll be charmed by the crystal clear lake waters and the magnificence of the towering Alps. You'll have plenty of time to unwind, admire peaceful scenery and explore the charming towns and villages of this dreamy Italian region.

A stay on the lake would not be complete without a boat trip. You can sit back and relax as the views of quaint lakeside ports, pretty villages and magnificent mountain scenery pass you by.

You'll also be able to appreciate the beauty of neighbouring Switzerland on this special tour, with a day trip to elegant St Moritz on the Bernina Railway. This enthralling train ride takes you along the highest railway line in the Alps and the spacious, panoramic carriages provide a unique viewpoint for you to admire the best of Switzerland's pristine lakes and stunning mountain tops.

Your home for this trip will be the 19th-century Hotel Risi, located right on the northern shores of Lake Como and each morning you'll enjoy a fresh continental breakfast at the hotel.

ST MORITZ AND THE BERNINA RAILWAY
Synonymous with style, elegance and sophistication, St Moritz is Switzerland's premier Alpine resort, loved by celebrities and royals alike. You'll travel there on the Bernina Railway, a UNESCO-listed panoramic railway that will take you through spectacular mountain scenery.

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Price includes

  • Seven nights' accommodation at Hotel Risi
  • Return flights from London to Milan
  • Seven breakfasts at the hotel
  • Five three-course dinners and two three-course lunches at local restaurants (both with water, wine** and coffee. Please note some meals are set menu).
  • Bernina Railway & St. Moritz excursion
  • Picturesque Lake Como Cruise in a private boat
  • Varenna coach excursion
  • All road transportation in private cars, minivans or coaches and Bernina Express tickets
  • Experienced tour manager throughout

Additional information

Flights
6 - 13 May 2024
Departing London Heathrow 12.00 arriving Milan Malpensa 15.05
Returning from Milan Malpensa 15.55 arriving London Heathrow 17.00
23 - 30 September
Departing London Heathrow 12.00 arriving Milan Malpensa 15.05
Returning from Milan Malpensa 13.25 arriving London Heathrow 14.30
9-16 December 2024
Departing London Heathrow 13.25 arriving Milan Malpensa 16.30; Returning from Milan Malpensa 13.10 arriving London Heathrow 14.20
Including 23kg hold luggage. Alternative flights are available, please call for details. Supplements may apply.
Single supplement
£235 (standard room), £330 (lake view room)
Accommodation
Hotel Risi, Colico
*This information is indicative and subject to change*

Availability

From
Mon, Mon, May 6, 2024
To
Tue, Tue, May 14, 2024
Duration
8 days
Price per person
£1,969*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a lead-in category room, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement applies. Deposit: 30%. **¼ bottle of wine per person. Local charges such as tourist or city tax apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Holiday is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded).

Heathrow Apt/London (LHR)
From
Mon, Mon, Sep 23, 2024
To
Mon, Mon, Sep 30, 2024
Duration
8 days
Price per person
£2,199*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a lead-in category room, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement applies. Deposit: 30%. **¼ bottle of wine per person. Local charges such as tourist or city tax apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Holiday is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded).

Heathrow Apt/London (LHR)
From
Mon, Mon, Dec 9, 2024
To
Mon, Mon, Dec 16, 2024
Duration
8 days
Price per person
£1,799*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a lead-in category room, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement applies. Deposit: 30%. **¼ bottle of wine per person. Local charges such as tourist or city tax apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Holiday is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded).

Heathrow Apt/London (LHR)
Call now to book 02039934304
Quote ref: BERNINA
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive at Lake Como
    Malpensa Apt/Milano, Italy

    Fly from your local airport into Milan Malpensa and then transfer to the lakeside destination of Colico, where you'll enjoy a three-course dinner tonight.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Day at leisure
    Colico, Italy

    Today is yours to relax and enjoy the wonderful lakeside setting of Colico. Over the next few days you'll have the chance to explore the surrounding area and discover the stunning beauty of the region.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Bernina Railway to St Moritz
    St Moritz, Switzerland

    Today you have a full day to appreciate the scenery of nearby Switzerland, travelling to St Moritz on the Bernina Railway. This incredible train journey stops at St Moritz and travels through some of the most spectacular Alpine landscapes in Europe.

    Aside from admiring the splendid location, you'll also be able to take in the views over St Moritz, and visit the many museums in town. St Moritz is a magnificent location that always makes for an exciting day out. Thought of as the home of Alpine tourism, the town is a favorite with numerous celebrities and royals, and you'll find lots to see and do here.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Varenna excursion
    Colico, Italy

    Today you will go on an excursion to Varenna with photo stops and free time along the way. You will pass some of the most beautiful villages, nestled on the shores of Lake Como in this stunning corner of northern Italy. You'll drive through quaint lakeside ports, magnificent mountain scenery and traditional Italian villages.

    When you arrive you'll meet your private guide for a private guided tour. Varenna, gracefully perched on the mountain, is one of the most panoramic spots of the lake. Explore the village and walk along the lake through the "Lover's Walk" connecting Varenna to Olivedo, and walk up to the ruins of the 11th Century Vezio Castle. The afternoon is yours at leisure. Return to Colico by private coach transfer.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Day at leisure
    Colico, Italy

    Today is yours to enjoy and spend time exploring the beautiful surroundings.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Lake Como tour
    Colico, Italy

    Today you'll go on a full-day lake tour by boat around Lake Como. You can enjoy the views from the comfort of your private boat as you cruise across the lake. You'll sail past many of the opulent villas and manicured gardens which dot Lake Como's shores, all set against breathtaking Alpine backdrops. Upon arrival lunch will be at local restaurant. In the afternoon discover Como's historic center, its sunny piazzas, and the Como Cathedral on a private tour. You return to Colico by boat and coach.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Day at leisure
    Colico, Italy

    Enjoy a final full day at leisure.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Return home
    Malpensa Apt/Milano, Italy

    Sadly it's time to say farewell to Lake Como as you take the transfer back to Milan for your flight home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotel Risi

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Colico hotel with panoramic restaurant

Hotel Risi is housed in a 19th-century building that overlooks the shores of Lake Como in the historic town of Colico. Many of the rooms feature lake views, rooms come with air conditioning, desk, shower, hairdryer, toiletries, telephone, flat-screen TV, fridge, and wake up call service. Interconnecting rooms are available. Il Vapore restaurant offers typical local cuisine in a romantic and panoramic setting by the lake. Take away pizza is also available.

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Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Sep 23, 2024
To
Mon, Mon, Sep 30, 2024
Duration
8 days
Price per person
£2,199*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a lead-in category room, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement applies. Deposit: 30%. **¼ bottle of wine per person. Local charges such as tourist or city tax apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Holiday is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded).

Heathrow Apt/London (LHR)
From
Mon, Mon, Dec 9, 2024
To
Mon, Mon, Dec 16, 2024
Duration
8 days
Price per person
£1,799*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a lead-in category room, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement applies. Deposit: 30%. **¼ bottle of wine per person. Local charges such as tourist or city tax apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Holiday is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Limited (ATOL bonded).

Heathrow Apt/London (LHR)
Call now to book 02039934304
Quote ref: BERNINA