4D/3N - 2020 The Best of Milan and Famous Villas - Semi private Tour

4D/3N - 2020 The Best of Milan and Famous Villas - Semi private Tour

    The best of Milan and Famous Villas       

    Lake Como-St Moritz-Milan-Lake Como

    5days/4nights, Como/Como

    2020 depart Sat:  05 May –29 Sep

    Cost from $1130 per person twin share (s/sup $250)

    Upgrade for a room with lake view and balcony or terrace on request

    On request:  Private Transfers

day 01 sat Lake Como

Arrive independently to Como and your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

day 02 sun Villa Balbianello

Morning is at leisure. In the afternoon at 3.15pm depart by private boat from the boat landing stage opposite Villa Carlotta to one of the loveliest villas and gardens on Lake Como. Villa Balbianello on the tip of the Lavedo promontory, is perhaps in the most spectacular spot on the lake. It was built at the end of the 18th century and today belongs to F.A.I. – the Italian equivalent of the National TruSt Visit the beautiful and exquisitely furnished interiors and the great collection of pre-Columbian objects, Chinese porcelain and terracottas, reverse-glass paintings, tapestries and carpets that belonged to its last owner, Count Guido Monzino, a keen explorer renowned for climbing Mount Everest in 1973.

day 03 mon St Moritz and the Bernina Express

Meet the guide outside the hotel and pick up at 7.40am. After breakfast travel northbound to Tirano where we stop for coffee before proceeding into Switzerland and reach Poschiavo. Part of this excursion is done with the well-known panoramic Bernina Express train. We take the train in Poschiavo (Switzerland) and continue to Diavolezza (Switzerland), doing one of the nicest section of the Bernina Express Railway. We will see the White Lake and the Black Lake and plenty of breathtaking glaciers. Then, by bus, reach St Moritz. The famous Swiss holiday and ski resort is on the southern side of the Alps in the Engadine Valley with its numerous crystal clear mountain lakes. On our return we stop in Chiavenna and have some free time before returning to Lake Como.

day 04 tue The Best of Milan

After breakfast, meet your guide outside the hotel at 08.30 and depart to Milan. Your guided tour will include the Castle of the Dukes one of the best Renaissance monuments of Milan. Continue to the historic centre with its highlights: the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery and the renowned La Scala Opera Theatre. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the famous shopping district or join an optional excursion. Later in the afternoon return to Como.

day 05 wed Lake Como Departure

Your tour comes to an end after breakfast Transfer independently to Milan.

Inclusions: twin share accommodation in lakeview room, breakfast daily, boat excursions to the Villas mentioned in the programme, English speaking tour guide, local taxes, (passports required).

Hotel: Grand Hotel Cadenabbia (lake view room) other upgrades on request

Exclusions: entries and regular ferry crossing.

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