Lake Como - Light and Relaxed
- Experience the tranquil atmosphere of Lake Como on this 7-night guided holiday.
- Visit the beautiful town of Bellagio on a half day scenic boat cruise around Lake Como.
- Enjoy a boat trip to Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore & discover the lakeside towns of Orta & Stresa
- Unwind with plenty of free time to explore, shop or simply savour the stunning lakeside surroundings.
- Smaller group sizes and the highest possible safety standards.
- Excursions carefully crafted to uncover wonderful places - less crowded and expertly guided.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To Lake Como
Unwind with us in Lake Como and discover its stunning scenery, rich culture and incredible weather. On this holiday, we’ll see the highlights of Lake Como including a relaxing boat tour where we’ll discover the town of Bellagio. Known as the ‘pearl of the lake’, it is home to incredibly well-preserved historic buildings and chic shops selling beautiful Italian handmade items. We’ll cruise to Isola Bella on a Lake Maggiore boat trip and visit the enchanting lakeside towns of Orta and Stresa. We’ll also have plenty of free time to relax or explore independently with useful recommendations from our expert guide.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Italy
Transfer to Tremezzo or Cadenabbia
Arriving in Italy you will be met by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport, who will guide you to your hotel in the pretty lakeside town of Tremezzo or Cadenabbia. As we travel to the hotel, your guide will share some information about the local region, suggest activities for you to enjoy and answer any questions you may have.
Lake Como Boat Trip
Guided Boat Trip around Lake Como
After breakfast, we will set off by boat to discover the towns and villas dotted along the scenic shoreline of the Lake. Set at the intersection of the three branches of the Lake, a stop in the town of Bellagio is a highlight for many visitors.
You will have the evening to relax and enjoy Lake Como's charms. Shop and sightsee at your own pace or sit by the lake and take in the incredible views.
Free Time in Lake Como
Today, you will have a full day to relax and enjoy the charms of Lake Como. Your local guide will be happy to suggest activities to suit your interests and advise which highlights are a must-see. You could stretch your legs and admire the views with a walk on the lakeside promenade or relax at your hotel. During the summer months, a short trip on a water taxi will take you to one of the numerous beaches or ‘Lidos’ on the shores of the lake, most offer amenities such as bars, restaurants and sunbeds to rent for a few euros.
Your local guide will offer a number of optional excursions during your stay at Lake Como, details of which will be provided on arrival in Italy. Available optional activities vary depending on the season, these are payable locally to our guide and subject to minimum numbers.
Lake Orta & Lake Maggiore
Guided Excursion to Lake Orta & Lake Maggiore
After breakfast, join us as we travel by coach to enchanting Orta San Giulio on the shores of Lake Orta. Enjoy some free time at leisure to stroll the cobbled streets of this scenic village before continuing onwards to the chic resort town of Stresa. Situated at the foot of imposing Monte Mottarone, Stresa is on the shores of Lake Maggiore where we will board our boat for a visit to Isola Bella.
Enjoy an afternoon at leisure on this Borromean Island and in Stresa town before returning to your hotel in the evening.
At Leisure Day 5 - 7
Explore Lake Como at Your Own Pace
Take three days to relax and explore Lake Como at your own pace. Don’t forget to ask your guide for advice on what to see and do around the lake to suit our interests. You may like to visit some of the beautiful villas and gardens including Villa Carlotta or Villa Balbianello, one of the most famous and spectacular around the Lake. Take time to enjoy some of the delicious specialities of the region including risotto alla Milanese, thin crust pizza, or the great dish of Lombardy - osso buco.
You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.