Celebrate the festive season on the shore of glistening Lake Como, in a comfortable hotel situated across the water from beautiful Bellagio. Enjoy all-inclusive full-board accommodation, with music each evening and a splendid six-course Christmas Day feast, and discover one of Europe's most scenic corners on some wonderful included and optional excursions.
Fly to Milan, and transfer by coach to the three-star Hotel Britannia.
Your first unforgettable full day begins with a boat trip across the water to Como's most sparkling settlement, stunning Bellagio, often described as Italy's most beautiful town. Step ashore for a short walking tour and time to explore, before returning across the water for lunch at the hotel.
Later, we'll journey by coach to Como Town, where the lakeside Piazza Cavour and nearby Via Plinio, beneath the majestic cathedral, are home to a colourful Christmas Market selling local produce and wares. After dark, a dazzling Magic Light Festival illuminates the historic buildings. Soak up the festive atmosphere before returning to the hotel in time for dinner.
Rest and relax at the hotel and the nearby small resort of Cadenabbia-Griante, or join our half-day optional excursion to Switzerland's stylish Lugano, delightfully set on the shore of the smaller lake of the same name. After a chance to explore, return to the hotel to begin your festive celebrations.
Your memorable Christmas Day includes a relaxing cruise on the lake, taking in the sight of the historic villas that dot the wooded shore, and culminates with a splendid six-course Christmas meal of antipasto, pasta, a fish course, turkey, mince pies, traditional Italian panettone, crackers and even English Christmas pudding. With a small gift for all, musical entertainment and the wine flowing, an unforgettable evening is guaranteed.
Join this morning's optional full-day excursion to Milan, one of Europe's most exciting cities. See Sforzesco Castle, the famous Galleria shopping mall, La Scala (one of the world's greatest opera houses) and the great cathedral, Il Duomo (which is Italy's largest Gothic church). Enjoy a tour in the company of a local guide, before returning to Cadenabbia in time for dinner and a relaxing last evening at the hotel.
Bid "arrividerci" to your hosts, and transfer back to the airport to board your flight home.
Spend time on the shores of Italy's most romantic lake
Discover idyllic Bellagio, 'Italy's most beautiful town'
See Como Town Christmas Market and the Magic Light Festival
A Lake Como cruise on Christmas Day
A six-course Christmas Day turkey lunch
Five nights' all-inclusive accommodation in the three-star Hotel Britannia Excelsior in Cadenabbia
Return flights from the UK to Milan
Coach travel and transfers throughout
One piece of hold luggage per person
The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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