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Set out on an alpine adventure on board the Bernina Express, marvel at the opulent villas of Lake Como, discover the old world elegance of Lake Maggiore's and Orta's beautiful shores.
Fly direct from Dublin to Milan. You will be met at the airport by Topflight’s resort manager and transferred by coach to the four star Hotel Como, where you will stay for seven nights.
Today you have a day to discover the area at your own pace. Your hotel is just 1 km from Como's city centre which is well worth a visit. It's known for the Gothic Como Cathedral, a scenic funicular railway and a waterfront promenade and is a great spot to take in the surroundings and do a bit of people watching too. The Museo Didattico della Seta traces the history of Como's silk industry, while the Tempio Voltiano museum is dedicated to Italian physicist Alessandro Volta. Just north are the lakeside gardens of the palatial Villa Olmo, as well as other stately villas.
Today, you will be picked up from your hotel, by coach, to venture out on your full day tour. We will start with a drive to Lake Orta, where you will have time to take a stroll around the village of San Julio. Continue to the elegant town of Stresa, situated on Lake Maggiore, where you can enjoy lunch in one of the many fantastic restaurants and explore its beautiful features at your own leisure. Next stop? A boat trip to Isola Bella, an achingly beautiful island, dominated by its exquisite Baroque palace and luxuriant Italian-style gardens, brimming with varieties of flowers and exotic plants. You will have time to wander its beautiful landscapes and discover just why this island is adored. Return to your hotel by coach.
Today, why not enjoy some downtime at your hotel. Hotel Como features a stunning rooftop garden with swimming pool, bar, and views of the surrounding hills. It is the perfect area to relax and chill out in the sunshine between your busy days of touring. The hotel is 1 km from Como city centre, and a 20-minute walk from the lake shore if you do feel like having a wander around the area.
This afternoon, you will be picked up by coach from your hotel and brought to the Lake where you will embark on a guided tour by boat. View the sumptuous villas of Lake Como on this leisurely cruise along its picturesque shores. Marvel at the sheer opulence of the architecture, and the beauty of the ancient monuments you see en route. This is followed by a visit to the Villa Balbianello, one of the most spectacular spots on the lake. A number of well-known movies have been shot at this grand Lake Como villa, including Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Casino Royale. Originally built in 1787, and owned today by the National Trust of Italy, it's a real treat to visit! You will have time to explore its great gardens and the villa itself at your own leisure, before returning back to your hotel by coach.
This morning, we will travel by coach along the northern part of Lake Como to the town of Tirano, where we stop for coffee before proceeding into Switzerland and reaching Poschiavo, where we board the Bernina Express train. All aboard this breathtaking one hour journey through alpine woods, lush green valleys, waterfalls and glaciers, until we reach Diavolezza. Here, we will board the bus to one of the glitziest ski resort in Switzerland – St. Moritz, where you can explore the town and enjoy lunch at your leisure. The birthplace of the Winter Olympics – and host of it on two occasions – this chic resort is also an alpine playground for the rich and famous. Filled with designer boutiques, ultra chic bars and, of course natural landscape that looks like a million dollars, walking through dashing St. Moritz is nothing short of mesmerising. On the return coach journey, we stop in the pretty mountain town of Chiavenna, to enjoy some free time before we return to Lake Como.
Yet another blissful day to do as you please! We suggest dining in one of the many lakeside restaurants and watching the world lazily go by.
Transfer to Milan airport for your return flight back to Dublin.
This property is offered on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
The fabulous Hotel Como is located just a 20 minute walk from the lake.
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