Stay on beautiful Lake Como, enjoy a cruise to Bellagio and take a ride on the iconic Bernina railway to St Moritz
Our bestselling trip of last year is back for 2021 and
Lake Como is one of the most picturesque Italian lakes, and this
all-inclusive holiday includes a seven-night stay in Cadenabbia, a
quiet hamlet on the western shoreline, easily accessible from
Milan. It's the perfect place to relax, admire the scenery and
explore the charming towns and villages all around.
Readers will enjoy three memorable excursions: a tour of Lake
Como, a cruise to Bellagio and a trip on the Bernina railway
through Alpine terrain to chic St Moritz in Switzerland.
You will stay in the family-run Hotel Britannia Excelsior, which
boasts stunning views over the lake, swimming pools and lakefront
bar, as well as four restaurants. Local beer, wine and spirits are
included in the package and there's an option to upgrade to
SCENIC LAKE COMO
Enchanting Lake Como is Italy's third largest lake and one of
Europe's deepest - and you'll see its scenic highlights on a
private tour. It's surrounded by opulent villas, including one
owned by George Clooney. Many villas are open to the public, so you
can wander around their beautiful landscaped gardens.
You can also visit some of the area's delightful villages,
including Bellagio, on a full-day cruise. Known as the Pearl of
Lake Como, Bellagio is located at the point where the lake divides
into two 'legs' at its southern end.
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.
STAYING IN CADENABBIA
The health resort has been popular with Brits since Victorian
times, where Queen Victoria herself holidayed. Mary Shelley wrote
about the hamlet in the 1840s and, a few years later, Guiseppe
Verdi composed part of La Traviata in the Villa
Margherita, now a private residence.
YOUR ELEGANT HOTEL
Hotel Britannia Excelsior - just across the road from Lake Como
- has two pools, one a lido on the lake itself. Rooms are in a
traditional style with antique furniture.