- Eurostar to Paris and onward rail travel as specified in the itinerary
- 1 night hotel stay (2 persons sharing room) with breakfast in Geneva
- 3 nights’ hotel stay (2 persons sharing room) with breakfast in Como
- Private walking tour Lake Como
- Flight from Milan to the UK (return rail via Turin option available)
Day 1: London – Geneva
Your adventure begins in London’s St Pancras station, where you’ll board the Eurostar to Paris. Change onto a high-speed train and whiz through France towards Switzerland in just over three hours, all the while admiring the beautiful lake and mountain scenes out your window. On arrival in French-speaking Geneva, make your way to your hotel for an overnight stay. Spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local lakeside restaurant or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake and admire the city’s cosmopolitan feel and the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains. Overnight in Geneva (Meals: No Meals)
Day 2: Geneva – Como
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel this morning and then make your way to the train station for your train to Como. This journey takes you along the spectacular route of the Simplon Pass, following the shores of Lake Leman and across Swiss vineyards, with stunning views of the Alps in the background. Travel further south after crossing the border into Italy with a change in Milan, before arriving in Como. On arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy a three-night stay. Overnight in Como (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 3: Como
Today find out more about the history of Como on your 2-hour walking tour. The Centro Storico, or old town, is a maze of picturesque little streets, squares and pavement cafés. Soak up the atmosphere in Piazza Cavour and Piazza Volta, marvel at the magnificent Duomo cathedral, stroll around the medieval city walls, and enjoy impressive views over Lake Como. Overnight in Como (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 04: Como
Soak up the atmosphere in Piazza Cavour and Piazza Volta, marvel at the magnificent Duomo cathedral, stroll around the medieval city walls, and enjoy impressive views over Lake Como on todays 2-hour private walking tour.. Overnight in Como (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 05: Departure Como – London
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and travel from Como to Milan Airport and board a flight to UK. Prefer to return home by rail, with a night stay in Turin? We would be happy to make these arrangements for you. (Meals: Breakfast)
Geveva, Hotel Cornavin • 4 Star – The superior Cornavin Hotel in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district offers cozy rooms with views over Lake Geneva. Built in 1932, the hotel is a combination of traditional architecture and contemporary facilities. The hotel is nestled in the heart of Geneva, steps away from Gare de Cornavin train station. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.
Geneva, Hotel Cristal • 3 Star – Hotel Cristal welcomes guests in the heart of Geneva meters away from a cathedral and a museum. The hotel occupies 7 floors and was renovated in 2001.The property is located in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district, 3.5 km from PalExpo. Hotel Cristal is within about 20 minutes’ walk of the center of Geneva. Offering climate control, high-speed internet, a laptop-size safe, TV and a refrigerator, modern guestrooms boast an English interior. Hotel Cristal offers rooms with the lake view. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.
Geneva, Hotel Les Nations • 3 Star – Les Nations Hotel is a 3-star property in Petit-Saconnex / Servette district of Geneva close to restaurants and pubs. Featuring original architecture, the hotel occupies a 7-story building opened in 1975. This comfortable hotel is situated 1.7 km from Lake Geneva. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from Geneva city center.
Como, Hotel Metropole Suisse Como • 4 Star – The Metropole & Suisse Como is a traditional property owned by the Cassani family. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and decorated with wood furnishings and classical artwork. Guests can enjoy a drink in the wine bar or dinner at the Imbarcadero Restaurant which features a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake. The hotel benefits from a fantastic location on the shores of Lake Como, close to the town’s main attractions.
At a Glance
Lake Como Via The Alps
5 Days from £1279 pp
- Starts: London Ends: Como
- Departs: Any day
- Tour Type: Independent
- Hotel Rating: 3/4 star hotels
- Meals: Breakfast: 4
- Visiting: Geneva & Como
- Countries: Switzerland & Italy
Combine the beauty of Lake Como with the beauty of Swiss Alps on this five-day holiday by rail. Travel to Geneva for a night in this cosmopolitan lakeside city and spend an evening strolling by the lake and enjoy a meal in one of the many gourmet restaurants. Continue via the famous Simplon Pass, with stunning views of the Alps, to picturesque Lake Como. Perhaps take a boat across the lake or visit some of the historic architecture in the Centro Storico, home to Como’s impressive Gothic cathedral.