Wordsworth described Lake Como as “a treasure which the earth keeps to itself”. It is not simply the natural beauty of the mountain framed waters of Como that is so attractive, it is the sophisticated ambience of the towns and villages that hug its shores …and its proximity to Lake Lugano that makes it a fabulous touring base. No wonder Mr & MrsGeorge Clooney choose to live here.
Hotel Promessi Sposi, 3 Star
Viale Italia, 4, 23864 Malgrate LC, Tel 0039 0341 202096
Located on the lakeside, this hotel enjoys beautiful views of Lake Como and of the surrounding mountains. Panoramic Lift to outside roof terrace, gym, welcoming, relaxing Spa. Lift.
Thursday 16 September 11 Days £1220
Single supplement £247. Insurance £46
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
10 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Return Ferry Crossing from Hull to Rotterdam in Outside Level Berth Cabins, Guided tour of Milan.
DAY 1 We start our journey by heading south to Hull to board our overnight ferry to Rotterdam.
DAY 2 We disembark and travel to our overnight hotel in Germany, the Mercure Hotel, Saarbrucken Sud.
DAY 3 We travel through Germany and cross the border into Italy to arrive at our destination, Malgrate in time for dinner.
DAY 4 At leisure today, time to explore this beautiful historical lakeside town with its panoramic views.
DAY 5 Today we will cross the Swiss border and visit the stylish city of Lugano with its grand promenade, chic shops and cafes and amazing yachts.
DAY 6 Our excursion today is a full day exploring Lake Como. The scenery is spectacular, there will be plenty of stops for photos and to wander through the charming villages en-route. Absorb the relaxing atmosphere but remember to look out for George!
DAY 7 We head for Milan today, we will have a guided city tourbefore some free time in this truly amazing city.
DAY 8 A day free today to enjoy our beautiful lakeside resortbefore starting our journey home.
DAY 9 We leave idyllic Lake Como and travel back into Germany to our overnight hotel, the Mercure Hotel, Saarbrucken Sud.
DAY 10 After breakfast we make our way back to Rotterdam to board our overnight ferry back to Hull.
DAY 11 We disembark in Hull and head homeward.