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Riviera Travel Grand Tour of Lake Como, Milan & the Bernina Express

Riviera Travel Grand Tour of Lake Como, Milan & the Bernina Express

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Embark on a Grand Tour of northern Italy and Switzerland, encompassing the allure of chic Milan, the stunning landscapes of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, and an unforgettable journey on the Bernina Express. Experience the perfect blend of old and new in Milan, with its rich cultural offerings and contemporary charm. Then, delve into the natural beauty of Lake Como before venturing into Switzerland for a scenic rail adventure.

  • Take a boat ride to visit Villa del Balbianello and Bellagio on Lake Como
  • Journey on the Bernina Express
  • Explore the town Stresa on Lake Maggiore and tour Isola Bella
  • See Milan’s landmarks on a guided tour
  • Visit the lakeside town of Lugano in Switzerland
  • Return flights and transfers
  • 10nts in 3/4* accommodation
  • Selected Meals: Daily breakfast and 7 dinners
  • 9 included experiences
  • Services of an expert tour manager throughout

Day 1: Arrival in Milan
Fly from the UK to Milan, where you’ll stay for three nights. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel with the rest of the day at leisure

Day 2: Milan
Begin the day with a guided tour of the city, staring at its magnificent cathedral and the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II. Other highlights of the tour are the La Scala theatre, one of the world’s most famous opera houses and the Sforzesco Castle. While exploring Milan, you’ll get the chance to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper (See Signature Tours for more information).

Day 3: Free day in Milan
Today, you’re free to explore Milan at leisure.

Day 4: Monza
Leaving Milan, travel to the town of Monza, sitting in Europe’s largest walled park. There’s time to explore the town at leisure before you continue to Lake Como in the afternoon.

Day 5: Balbianello & Bellagio
This morning, take a private boat ride to the Villa del Balbianello, one of Lake Como’s finest. See its collection of art and historic furniture as well as the impressive gardens. Afterwards, the boat will take you to the elegant resort of Bellagio, where you’ll have the afternoon to explore at your own pace.

Day 6: The Bernina Express
After breakfast, travel though the Valtellina to Tirano, where you’ll board the famous Bernina Express (See Signature Tours for more information), an alpine train that brings you through spirals and tunnels to Ospizio Bernina. Here you’ll get to experience stunning vista before descending to the resort of St Moritz in Switzerland. Spend some time at leisure here before returning to Lake Como

Day 7: Free day in Lake Como
Today, you’re free to explore more of the lake or simply relax in the hotel

Day 8: Lake Maggiore
Spend the day at Lake Maggiore, where you’ll visit the town of Stresa, here you’ll have free time to explore before heading to Isola Bella for a guided tour of its baroque palazzo and gardens.

Day 9: Lugano
Travel to Lugano in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino and enjoy some free time to explore the town and soak up the atmosphere.

Day 10: Villa Carlotta
Today, you’ll head off on two Signature Experiences (See Signature Tours for more information).

Day 11: Return home
Transfer back to the airport for your flight home

This Signature Tour includes everything from the Classic Tour as well as the following:

Day 2:
Visit the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, with a timed entrance ticket to view Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, completed in 1498.

Day 6:
Travel in style as you settle into your first class seat aboard the Bernina Express, enjoying views out of the panoramic windows.

Day 10:
Visit Villa Carlotta where you’ll explore its interior and gardens before heading to the terrace for a refreshing aperitivo and nibbles.

Plus, enjoy the more exclusive atmosphere of travelling in a small group of 25 or fewer guests.

For dates and prices, please enquire or call 0800 707 6229

Hotel Bazzoni, Tremezzo – 3*
Situated in the small village of Tremezzo, this hotel has a bar, a selection of restaurants and a swimming pool. The rooms are simply furnished and offer an en-suite bathroom, tv, safe and free wi-fi

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro, Swiss Franc
  • Flight time: Approx. 1 hr 55 mins to 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Language: Italian, Swiss
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Italy, Switzerland

*All transfer times listed here are approximate and dependent on traffic

Arrival airport First hotel location Transfer time
  Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)  Milan  1 hour
 Milan Linate Airport (LIN) Milan 30 mins
 Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY)  Milan 1 hour
Final hotel location Departure airport Transfer time
Lake Como MXP 1 hour + 30mins
Lake Como LIN 2 hours
Lake Como BGY 2 hours

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