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Cadenabbia Beside Lake Como

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(Tour code: CML19)

Visit the truly spectacular Lake Como

On this spectacular tour we stay on the shores of dazzling Lake Como, enjoy boat excursions to Varenna and Bellagio, take a stunning scenic journey on the iconic Bernina Express, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Bellinzona.

  • Scenic journey on the Bernina Express
  • Bellinzona
  • Lugano
  • Boat excursion to Varenna
  • Villa Carlotta
  • Bellagio boat excursion
  • Guided tour of Bergamo
  • 7 nights in Moltrasio, on the shores of stunning Lake Como
What’s Included
  • Eurostar Standard Premier
    Eurostar Meals
    First and Standard Class Rail options available
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Cadenabbia Beside Lake Como 2019Tour Details

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Days 1-3 Eurostar

London to Lake Como and Bellagio

Meet your group and Tour Manager at Great Rail Journeys' dedicated Departure Office, before departing by Eurostar, to Paris. We continue to Strasbourg, where we overnight. On Day 2, we complete our journey to Cadenabbia on Lake Como. On Day 3, we take a trip to picturesque Bellagio, a delightful resort located at the tip of the peninsula dividing the two 'legs' of the lake, where we enjoy some free time ahead of a visit to Villa Carlotta, where our entry is included.

  • Day 1 - Eurostar Meal, Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Bellinzona

Bellinzona and Lugano

Today we travel to the striking Swiss town of Bellinzona. Known for its three magnificent medieval castles, which have achieved UNESCO World Heritage status, Bellinzona's beauty served as an inspiration for the painter William Turner. Afterwards, we visit the lakeside town of Lugano, a perfect blend of Swiss efficiency and Italian flair.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Bernina Express
Bernina Express

The Bernina Express

We take a fabulous excursion today on the Bernina Express. Travelling by coach, we leave Lake Como and journey to Tirano, where we board the Bernina Express. Travelling in panoramic carriages, we make our way along the superb Bernina Express line, climbing the Bernina Pass to more than 7,000 feet (2,134m). The superb Bernina Line passes mighty glaciers, rushing mountain streams and flower-filled Alpine meadows, as we make our way to chic St Moritz. This incredible UNESCO World Heritage railway line is over 100 years old and is recognised for the fantastic feat of civil engineering that was required to create the line, as well as for the stunning scenery through which it travels.

On arrival in St Moritz, you have free time to explore at your own pace. We make the return journey by coach.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 6-7 Bergamo

To Bergamo

On Day 6, you are at leisure to explore your beautiful surroundings. On Day 7, we board a coach to Bergamo, located in the foothills of the Alps. On arrival we visit the 'Città Alta', or 'upper town', for a guided tour. Highlights of this delightful square include the Palazzo Nuovo, Palazzo del Podestà, Palazzo della Ragione and the Torre del Campanone. Afterwards, we head to a local estate for a traditional meal, a tour of the cellars and a tasting of the wines of Lombardy and Franciacorta.

  • Day 6 - Breakfast
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Varenna


Today we sail to Varenna, where cobbled streets and narrow alleyways give the town a medieval feel. After some free time here, Menaggio is our next destination, a stunning little town that epitomises the delightful charm of Italy. This evening, we enjoy a final farewell meal together.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 9-10 To Turin
To Turin

Turin and London

We make our way to Turin, where we overnight. On Day 10, we travel to Paris for the Eurostar to London.

  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 - Breakfast, Eurostar Meal

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras
  • First Class rail travel throughout (Standard Premier Class on Eurostar journeys with a light meal and drinks)
  • Standard Class departures also available, please see departure details in pricing grid above, or call for further information

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 9 nights' hotel accommodation including 1 outbound overnight stay in Strasbourg, 7 nights at the 4-Star Grand Hotel Cadenabbia in Cadenabbia and 1 inbound overnight stay in Turin

Delicious meals included

  • 16 meals, including 9 breakfasts and 7 dinners


Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Boat excursion to Bellagio
  • Visit to Villa Carlotta
  • Scenic journey on the Bernina Express to St Moritz
  • Boat trip to Varenna and Menaggio
  • Excursion to Bellinzona and Lugano
  • Guided tour of Bergamo
  • Lunch in winery with wine tasting

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
Helen Laverack
Lynne Broadley
Kathryn Cambridge
Julie Pacalon
Cadenabbia Beside Lake Como

Visit the truly spectacular Lake Como


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