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Maggiore and Como Medley

  • Lake Como, Italy, Cadenabbia

To book the Maggiore and Como Medley tour, please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11

Two of Italy's most famous lakes are situated within in easy reach of each other and this twin centre holiday with included excursions gives you the opportunity to explore both lakes in one go.

During your 4 night stay in Lake Maggiore you will be staying in the main town of Stresa where you might like to explore the nearby Borromean Islands or botanical gardens. Then transfer to Lake Como with its famous villas where you will be based in the delightful resort of Cadenabbia for 7 nights. During your stay you will enjoy an included full day excursion to St Moritz which features a ride on the world famous Bernina Express train as well as a half day excursion to the historic, medieval city of Bergamo. In both resorts, the Inghams Representatives will be on hand to advise and assist and help you enjoy your holiday to the full.


Day 1:
Transfer by coach from the airport to Stresa and stay 4 nights at the Hotel Astoria in Stresa.

Days 2-4:
Relax and enjoy 3 full days to explore Stresa and Lake Maggiore. You might like to visit the Borromean Islands or the botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto. You can go on the Mottarone cable-car which now meets a chairlift to the summit with beautiful views as far as the Po Valley.

Day 5:
Take a direct transfer to Cadenabbia on Lake Como and stay 7 nights at the Grand Hotel Cadenabbia.

Day 6:
Bergamo Excursion - Enjoy a guided visit to one of Italy's most impressive medieval cities. The cost of the ferry ticket to the pick up point in Varenna is not included (approx. €8 return). Excursion includes guided visit of some of Bergamo's most notable monuments and churches in the afternoon as well as free time to wander the cobbled streets and enjoy the local specialities - both savoury and sweet. 

Days 7-9: 
Relax and enjoy a few days in Lake Como and drink in its dramatic scenery. You might like to take a ferry over to lovely Bellagio or visit the famous Villa Carlotta, situated a short walk away. Alternatively, Como town is easily reached by local bus or ferry where you can enjoy the cafe culture of the provincial capital. The small town of Varenna is beautiful and boasts some lovely lake front restaurants - well worth the short ferry ride. 

Day 10:
St Moritz and the Bernina Express Excursion - travel to Switzerland for a memorable day to glitzy St Moritz and a ride on the wonderful Bernina Express train from Poschiavo. Our most popular excursion on Lake Como, this full day outing includes time in Tirano where you might like to visit its remarkable cathedral as well as a stop on the way home in the quaint town of Chiavenna - perfect for an ice cream or coffee in the cobbled piazza. 

Day 11:
A final day to take in some sunshine and enjoy the beautiful lake. 

Day 12:
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Departure dates & prices for 2019

  • Saturday departures, returning Wednesdays only for 11 nights
  • Prices from £1529 per person based on 4 star accommodation
  • Single rooms available with a supplement

What’s included

  • Return flights to Milan from the UK on Saturdays,
  • Transfers by coach between the airport and your hotels
  • Direct transfer from Lake Maggiore to Lake Como
  • 11 nights half board accommodation in 4 star hotels
  • 2 excursions: Full day St. Moritz and the Bernina Express & half day in Bergamo
  • Assistance of Inghams Reps while in resort

Your Hotels

Departure flights to Milan from:

  • Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Luton
  • Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh & Bristol
  • Flight supplements may apply

To book the Maggiore and Como Medley tour, please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11


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  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No


This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians


In a sheltered lakeside position on the western shores of Lake Como, Cadenabbia is a super spot for a lakes and mountain holiday - with Mount Crocione behind you, you can look across the lake for wonderful views of the headland village of Bellagio and the Dolomite mountain range beyond. It has been a popular health resort with the British since Victorian times – indeed Queen Victoria herself chose to holiday in Cadenabbia and one of the country’s first Anglican churches was built here in 1891. Other notable heads of state who have sojourned here including Nicholas II, Kaiser Guglielmo II and Pope Pio XI; Mary Shelley wrote about Cadenabbia as long ago as 1844, and a few years later Guiseppe Verdi composed Traviata in the peace and quiet of Villa Ricordo (Villa Margherita). Between the 17th and 19th centuries many other villas were built here and nearby including Villa Collina, Villa Giuseppina and Villa Norella.

Things to do in resort

  • Use the ferries to explore the lake
  • 18 hole golf course at Menaggio
  • Hiking around Monte Grona (above Menaggio)
  • Mountain biking trails around lake
  • Trips to well-known Villas of Balbianello (Lenno), Carlotta (Tremezzo) and Monastero (Varenna)
  • Como Town - 30 minutes away by hydrofoil

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For more information on travel and transport visit our Cadenabbia page

This accommodation is not available to be booked online, please call our Reservations Team on 01483 791111 to book or for further information

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