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  • Travel by train to Lake Como

    Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como

    Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como

    Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como

    Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Lake Como

    Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Lake Como

    Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Lake Como

    Rail holiday travelling to Lake Como by train

    For a relaxing journey, travel by train to beautiful Lake Como, located just a short drive from Milan in the foothills of the Alps.
    Set entirely within the region of Lombardy, Lake Como’s azure waters are set against the glorious rugged scenery of the forested Alpine foothills. All along the shore, Lake Como is dotted with pretty villages, elegant historic villas and extraordinarily beautiful gardens which are easily reached by ferry and hydrofoil.
    You can take the Eurostar from London to Paris, before continuing on an overnight train to Milan. A private car can then take you to Lake Como, where we recommend staying at either the Grand Hotel Tremezzo or Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio. You can then either return directly on the sleeper train from Milan, or for a more scenic journey you can take day time trains via Turin or see the Swiss Alps, perhaps breaking the journey overnight in one of beautiful cities there.
    Click here to download a pdf with full details of some of our rail holidays to Italy.

    DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
    Day one

    Start your rail holiday on an early afternoon Eurostar train to Paris, where you arrive at about 6pm before changing stations and continuing on the Thello sleeper train to Milan.
    Day two
    Arrive in Milan at about 6am, where a private car will be waiting to take you to your hotel on Lake Como where you spend seven nights.
    Days three to eight
    Lake Como has the most variety of all of the Italian Lakes with pretty villages, ports and villas in exotic gardens. Enjoy your time here at leisure, doing as much or as little as you like around Lake Como. We can include a hire car, if you so wish, giving you further flexibility to explore the surrounding area.

    RETURN OPTION 1 – DIRECT SLEEPER
    Day nine

    After checking out of your hotel, a car will take you back to Milan station where you catch an overnight sleeper train to Paris, departing at about 11pm.
    Day ten
    Arrive in Paris at about 10am. Change stations in Paris and end your rail holiday by taking the midday Eurostar back to London.
    RETURN OPTION 2 – VIA TURIN
    Day nine
    A private car will take you back to Milan where you catch a local train at 9am. Change in Turin, and board the high speed TGV service to Paris Lyon, allowing you to admire the developing scenery as you head northwards through France. Change stations in Paris and you board the Eurostar which gets you back to London around 7.30pm.
    RETURN OPTION 3 – VIA LAUSANNE
    Day nine

    An early car takes you to Milan for just after 8am, where you board your train to Lausanne. The journey takes you along the shores of Lake Maggiore and then enters the Swiss Alps through the stunning Simplon Pass which links northern Italy to the town of Brig. Your train passes directly through and follows the course of the Rhone down to the shores of Lake Geneva. A simple change of trains in Lausanne, and you continue to Paris on the high speed TGV service. Take an early evening Eurostar service and you arrive back into London around 7.30pm.

    PRICES
    Grand Hotel Tremezzo –

    From £2,340 per person for first class rail travel in low season or from £2,960 per person for first class rail travel in high season.
    From £2,250 per person for second class rail travel in low season, or from £2,880 per person for second class rail travel in high season.
    Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni -
    From £2,380 per person for first class rail travel in low season or from £2,630 per person for first class rail travel in high season.
    From £2,290 per person for second class rail travel in low season, or from £2,550 per person for second class rail travel in high season.
    Prices based on two sharing a double or twin room.
    What’s included?
    Private return transfers from Milan to the hotel
    First or second class travel on the Eurostar (as above)
    Double sleeper compartment on Thello sleeper train
    At the hotels:
    7 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Superior Park View Room at Grand Hotel Tremezzo, or 7 nights’ bed and breakfast in Classic Park View Room at Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni.
    What’s not included?
    Meals other than breakfast at the hotels
    Transfers in Paris.
    Early check in or late check outs at hotels, although we can arrange this on request.
    Supplements for alternative routes
    Any services not mentioned above
    Dates
    This rail holiday can be arranged throughout the year. Timings can vary depending on the month and day of the week.

    For more information regarding rail services to and within Italy, view our train guide.

    Lake Como by rail

    Hotels featured in this touring itinerary

    Below is some information regarding each of the hotels featured in this touring itinerary. Alternative hotels are available in some destinations - please contact us for full details.

    Grand Hotel Tremezzo – 5 star – Tremezzo, Lake Como
    The property is a traditional grand hotel overlooking the lake, giving superb views across to Bellagio and the stunning Grige mountains. This part of the lake is called the Riviera delle Azalee and the hotel is surrounded by the white and pink blossoms of these flowers in the late winter and early spring. The palace is a fine example of Liberty-style architecture and with over 100 years of history, it offers luxurious accommodation and excellent value for money. The rooms and suites are situated across five floors and guests can enjoy use of the hotel’s three heated swimming pools. The hotel offers a choice of a formal a more relaxed restaurant.
    See more detail on Grand Hotel Tremezzo

    Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni – 5 star deluxe – Bellagio, Lake Como
    The Villa Serbelloni is one of the oldest and most elegant hotels on Lake Como and offers incredible panoramic views of the lake from its privileged position in Bellagio. In its lush gardens Mediterranean and subtropical plants flourish in the pleasant microclimate around the lake. There are 95 rooms and suites furnished in a traditional style, all of which are fitted with air conditioning and free wifi. The hotel boasts two good quality restaurants, the Mistral and La Goletta, or guests can choose to eat locally in Bellagio.
    See more detail on Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

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    Italy FAST FACTS

    Capital
    Rome
    Airport
    There is a very good scattering of international airports in Italy, with the main ones being Venice, Pisa, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Naples, Genoa, Turin and Bari; on Sicily, Catania is served by several airlines from the UK and on Sardinia you fly to Cagliari or Olbia.
    Currency
    Euro (£1 = Euro 1.30)
    Size
    Italy is roughly 650 miles long, but only about 100 miles wide
    Population
    60 million
    Average temperature
    Italy's temperature varies dramatically, from about 4 degrees in Turin in winter to 33 degrees in Sicily in summer, with snow year-round on the summits of the Pyrenees and Alps
    National holidays in Italy
    Some tourist attractions as well as banks etc may close on the following days:
    1 January
    6 January (Epiphany)
    Easter Monday
    25 April (Liberation Day)
    1 May (Labour Day)
    15 August (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
    1 November (All Saints)
    8 December (Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
    Christmas Day
    Boxing Day
    There are a number of local feast days that can affect conditions locally. In addition to the above days, museums are often closed on Mondays in Italy.

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