Date
September 21 – 29, 2022
Length
9 days
Pricing from Winnipeg
$5,539* CAD
Medieval Bergamo and ice cream tasting
$119 CAD per person
Activity Level
Moderate
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Step into the unforgettable world of Lake Como in the foothills of the Italian Alps. Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome drink on the waterfront with your fellow travellers as you take in the view: Centuries-old villas and terraced gardens hug the shores of the iconic lake. Relaxing boat rides – and a train ride to St. Moritz on the world-famous Bernina Express – will carry you to more must-see lakeside towns, romantic Mediterranean gardens and Isola Bella, one of the beautiful Borromean Islands. Stroll leafy promenades lined with palazzos. Indulge in homemade gelato and authentic cappuccino. Top off your adventure with an Extraordinary Experience sunset cruise: With Prosecco in hand, delight in all of Lake Como’s golden-hued glory.

CAA Member-exclusive benefits:

  • $25 CAD Beverage card
  • Prepaid gratuities
  • 50 CAA Dollars®^
  • 25% savings on CAA Travel Insurance

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Begin your journey with an overnight flight to Milan.

Day 2

Lake Como – Upon arrival in Milan, meet your tour manager and drive to your Lake Como resort hotel, your home base for this journey. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner at your hotel with a picturesque lakeside setting as the backdrop. D

Day 3

Varenna – Discover the lakeside town of Varenna before enjoying a boat ride to the northern tip of the lake for mountain views. B/L/D

Day 4

Lake Lugano – Visit Lake Lugano, a glacial lake situated on the border between Italy and Switzerland. Enjoy some free time to explore this charming city, with its Mediterranean-style squares and pretty parks. B/D

Day 5

Lake Maggiore – Discover more of the region’s incredible highlights on today’s full-day tour. View the stunning scenery of Lake Maggiore and explore the town of Stresa. Later, a short boat trip takes you across the lake to Isola Bella, one of the beautiful Borromean Islands. B/D

Day 6

Bernina Express – Step aboard the iconic Bernina Express train and travel to St. Moritz for the day. Sit in a panoramic carriage and watch the scenery unfold as the train winds its way through the picturesque alpine landscapes of Italy and Switzerland. B/D

Day 7

Lake Como – Explore the town of Como with time to discover the ancient walls and Romanesque architecture. A journey by ferry takes you to Villa Melzi Gardens in Bellagio. Later, spend your free time exploring Bellagio, famously known as the “Pearl of Lake Como.” B/D

Day 8

Malgrate – Your final day is at leisure. Spend a relaxing day in Malgrate or join an optional excursion to the medieval town of Bergamo. Later, take an Extraordinary Experience cruise along the eastern side of Lake Como, starting from Lecco, to see the beautiful Villa Lario of Mandello and enjoy the panoramic mountain views. B/D

Day 9

Time to say arrivederci to Italy and cherish your new memories and the friends you made. Head to the airport for your return flight to Winnipeg. B

B - Breakfast | L - Lunch | D - Dinner

Take in the stunning scenery of the Italian Alps.

Go for strolls through lakeside villages, enjoy mountain views while on a private sunset cruise and take an exhilarating train ride to St. Moritz.

Package Includes

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• Return airfare from Winnipeg to Milan

• Return train ticket on Bernina Express from Tirano to St. Moritz

• 7-night stay in first-class accommodation in Malgrate

• Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 7 dinners

• Land transportation via first-class motor coach

• Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary

• Professional English-speaking Just You tour manager throughout

• Hotel porterage of 1 suitcase per person

• Prepaid gratuities for tour manager and coach driver

• Destination transfers

• CAA Host (requires a minimum number of participants)

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