Italy: Maggiore and Como Medley

  • Tours & Multi-centres in Italy

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.

Tour highlights | Itinerary | Your holiday includes | Hotels | Departure dates

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Tour highlights

  • Experience the natural beauty of the Italian lakes
  • Ride along the world famous Bernina Express Railway
  • Explore the historic medieval city of Bergamo
  • Discover the elegant lake-side town of Stresa
  • Take a boat trip to the Borromean Island and visit the palace and gardens
  • Spend a week in the best location to explore the beautiful towns of Lake Como
  • Enjoy the beautiful views across to Bellagio from the roof-top terrace bar

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Day 1: UK to Stresa

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

Meals included: Dinner

Days 2-4: Lake Maggiore

Relax and enjoy 3 full days to explore the elegant town of Stresa and stunning Lake Maggiore. You might like to visit the Borromean Islands or the botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto which were once frequented by Ernest Hemingway. 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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Stresa to Cadenabbia

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Bergamo Trip

Enjoy a guided visit to one ofItaly'smost 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. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Days 7-9: Lake Como

Relax and enjoy a few days inLake 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. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: St. Moritz & the Bernina Express Railway Trip

St. Moritz and the Bernina Express Excursion - travel toSwitzerlandfor a memorable day to the luxurious St. Moritz. Ride along the wonderful Bernina Express Railway 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. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Lake Como

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12: Cadenabbia to UK 

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Your holiday includes

  • Return flights to Milan from the UK (flight supplements may apply)
  • Airport transfers to 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 holiday excludes:

  • Any other optional excursions
  • Any extras, drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

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★★★★ Hotel Astoria, Stresa (4 nights)

★★★★ Grand Hotel Cadenabbia, Cadenabbia (7 nights)

Departure dates

  • Saturday departures (11 nights returning Wednesday) throughout the summer

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

Due to the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we may need to change or withdraw at short notice some advertised accommodation facilities and resort services to help keep everyone safe.

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