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Lake Como: Stopover, Getaway

Duration
4 Days
Prices:
On request

Succumb to the exceptional beauty of Lake Como just north of Milan with a 3 night stay in the charming picturesque town of Como. Your stay includes private car tours, a private helicopter ride and a ferry ride to absorb all attractions of this lake.


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AT YOUR SERVICE. This is a great idea for experiencing Lake Como where you can choose your preferred level of accommodation. It can, of course, be modified and/or extended. As we are experts in customizing itineraries to suit your personal interests, time available and budget, we at Goway are at your service!

The principal town on Lake Como is Como which is situated only 40 kilometres/25 miles north of Milan. It is the perfect starting point from which to enjoy the beauty and charms of Lake Como.
The following morning, after arrival in Como, you will be taken by private car with a guide along a panoramic route to the town of Bellagio known as the “Pearl of the Lake” which is tuated on a promontory. It has been an inspiration to many artists, poets, writers and musicians who have lived here and have succumbed to its beauty. Visit the Villa Melzi d’Eril and its English garden and views of the lake. Then take a 15 minute ferry ride from Bellagio to Menaggio, a Roman walled city. Remnants of the wall are still in evidence today. Later, your private car will return you to Como and your hotel.

The next day brings a private helicopter tour which will provide you with amazing aerial views of Lake Como and will fly over Bellagio, Varenna, an attractive fishing village and resort, Menaggio and the small wooded Comacina Island.

Your final full day on Lake Como takes you on a walking tour of Tremezzo, a town surrounded on 3 sides by medieval walls. You will see the impressive Romanesque cathedral here after which enjoy a wine and food tasting at a wine concern in the town centre. In the afternoon, have a cable car ride to the attractive village of Brunate where you will have excellent panoramic views of the lake. Return back to your hotel.

 


STAY LONGER IN LAKE COMO. This idea can be extended and/or modified: Go to Day Trips for some ideas. They are just a sample as we can personalize your stay according to your interests, time available and budget. We look forward to being of service and organizing an awesome travel experience…for you!

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Accommodation in COMO

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    Hotel Albergo Terminus



    The Hotel Terminus was born of the complete restructuring of an early 19th-century palazzo, whose Liberty style and tasteful elegance, typical of the Lombard aristocracy, has been artfully preserved. In addition to revitalizing the architectural splendour of the historic edifice, the restoration has radically reconfigured ...

    The Hotel Terminus was born of the complete restructuring of an early 19th-century palazzo, whose Liberty style and tasteful elegance, typical of the Lombard aristocracy, has been artfully preserved. In addition to revitalizing the architectural splendour of the historic edifice, the restoration has radically reconfigured its infrastructure and service facilities in order to ensure maximum comfort and convenience for our guests.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lounge Bar
    • Massage Treatments
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Parking
    • Restaurant

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    Barchetta Excelsior



    Como, renowned for its breathtaking landscape, historical villas with picturesque gardens, stone hamlets, sailing boats and little wooden fishing boats, which have inspired artists and poets countless times to feature it in their works. The first thing you will notice when you come into the ...

    Como, renowned for its breathtaking landscape, historical villas with picturesque gardens, stone hamlets, sailing boats and little wooden fishing boats, which have inspired artists and poets countless times to feature it in their works. The first thing you will notice when you come into the Hotel Barchetta Excelsior is the modern entrance hall. After a warm welcome and a speedy check-in, you can enjoy a coffee or an aperitif in our American Bar before being shown to your room. The Bistro is open for light lunches and snacks where you can take in what's happening in the square outside.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24- Hour Business Centre
    • 84 Smoke Free Guestrooms
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Daily Housekeeping
    • Deli
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Snack Bar

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    Hotel Metropole Suisse



    The Hotel Metropole Suisse has been personally managed by the Cassani family for four generations, since 1892 in fact. The family assures that you will be welcomed here as a home away from home. Relax and take in the warm atmosphere where the team of ...

    The Hotel Metropole Suisse has been personally managed by the Cassani family for four generations, since 1892 in fact. The family assures that you will be welcomed here as a home away from home. Relax and take in the warm atmosphere where the team of staff will see to all of your needs and help you best organize your stay!

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    Palace Hotel



    In the centre of Como, overlooking the lakefront, this historical Art Nouveau palace is composed of the Plinius building and the Pianella wing. An enchanting view of one of the world's most famous landscapes. The streets in the town centre are lively crossroads of encounters, ...

    In the centre of Como, overlooking the lakefront, this historical Art Nouveau palace is composed of the Plinius building and the Pianella wing. An enchanting view of one of the world's most famous landscapes. The streets in the town centre are lively crossroads of encounters, shops, silk, cashmere, restaurants, antique dealers and jewellery stores. A refined lifestyle in a city rich of culture and workmanship. The Palace Hotel is the ideal starting point for visiting the antique and modern architectural splendours of Como: the Cathedral, the Social Theatre and the rationalist style buildings.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Business Centre
    • Daily Housekeeping
    • Front desk safe
    • Garden
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi

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    Hotel Villa Flori



    The hotel occupies a historic villa, one of the most beautiful on Lake Como. Built in the 19th century by the Marchese Raimondi and subsequently the coveted residence of a series of noble Lombard families, it was transformed into a hotel in 1958 and then ...

    The hotel occupies a historic villa, one of the most beautiful on Lake Como. Built in the 19th century by the Marchese Raimondi and subsequently the coveted residence of a series of noble Lombard families, it was transformed into a hotel in 1958 and then completely renovated in 2011. Firstly, the aim of the restructuring was to preserve the nuances of the 19th-century atmosphere through the careful restoration of the delicate stucco work and enchanting floral frescoes, the gorgeous parquet floors and the details of the antique furnishings and fixtures. Secondly, the renovation made it possible to enhance the quality of hospitality with the most up-to-date comforts and facilities, from the lounge bar on the lake's edge and hi-tech services in every room and suite to the fitness centre and Turkish bath.

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Duration
4 Days
Prices:
On request

Itinerary

Day 1

Como Train Station to Como Hotel

Duration1 Hour

Hotel La Darsena

The Hotel La Darsena is located on the western shore of Lake Como, in the charming Tremezzina. This hotel with views of Lake Como enjoys a wonderful location to admire the Bellagio promontory. Tremezzo is one of the main towns of Lake Como and is a perfect starting point to visit all main cultural and natural tourist attractions of the Lake during your holidays. There are many tourist attractions, besides the constellation of historical villas which enrich Lake Como such as Villa Carlotta with its famous garden, Villa Balbianello located on a strip of land overlooking the lake and the Mayer park. The villages themselves like Bellagio will surprise you with the charm that only few places can hide.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel La Darsena

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    Hotel La Darsena



    The Hotel La Darsena is located on the western shore of Lake Como, in the charming Tremezzina. This hotel with views of Lake Como enjoys a wonderful location to admire the Bellagio promontory. Tremezzo is one of the main towns of Lake Como and is ...

    The Hotel La Darsena is located on the western shore of Lake Como, in the charming Tremezzina. This hotel with views of Lake Como enjoys a wonderful location to admire the Bellagio promontory. Tremezzo is one of the main towns of Lake Como and is a perfect starting point to visit all main cultural and natural tourist attractions of the Lake during your holidays. There are many tourist attractions, besides the constellation of historical villas which enrich Lake Como such as Villa Carlotta with its famous garden, Villa Balbianello located on a strip of land overlooking the lake and the Mayer park. The villages themselves like Bellagio will surprise you with the charm that only few places can hide.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Bellagio and Lakeside Villages

Today you will be met by your English speaking guide at your hotel, and transfer by private car to Bellagio along the panoramic route (approx. 1 hour). Upon arrival you will receive a guided visit of Bellagio, "the pearl of the lake", situated on the tip of a promontory at the end of the chain of mountains. Known as the summer residence of the Roman patricians, it enchanted many artists, poets writers and musicians from all over the world, thanks to its mild climate and luxuriant vegetation. You will then have a guided visit to Villa Melzi d'Eril, built between 1808 and 1810 for Francesco Melzi d'Eril, Duke of Lodi, Vice President of Italian Republic under Napoleon, and afterwards Gran Chancellor of the Napoleonic Reign of Italy. The Villa was decorated and furnished by some of the most famous artists of the age such as the painters Andrea Appiani and Giuseppe Bossi, and the sculptor Antonio Canova. The English gardens were designed by the architect Luigi Canonica and by the botanist Luigi Villoresi. You will then be transferred by ferryboat (public service) from Bellagio to Menaggio for a 15 minute sail. Your journey ends with your private car transfer back to you hotel in Como.

Duration4 Hours

Helicopter Flight on Lake Como

On your private helicopter journey you can enjoy an aerial view of Lake Como. This is a unique experience to admire the two branches of the lake and the smallest Brianza sheets of water, surrounded by mountains rich in history and poetry. You will fly above the lake and the terrain around the lake, you will overfly quaint villages, famous towns such as Bellagio with its villas and ancient alleys, pass over Roman Varenna, bustling Menaggio, all the historical houses, churches, luxury villas, Comacina Island and wonderful lake shores.

Duration30 Minutes
Day 3

Panoramas and Wine Tasting on Lake Como

Today you will be met at your hotel by your English speaking guide in Como. The excursion begins with a walking tour to the historical center to discover the jewels of this beautiful lakeside town. Established by the ancient Romans, the town is surrounded on three sides by medieval walls. The Cathedral is the well-known monument, thanks to its Romanesque and gothic features. You will then experience Italian wine and food tasting at a cute wine concern in the city center, followed by time at your disposal for lunch (own acount). In the afternoon you will rise by a cableway up to the village of Brunate, to enjoy the panorama over the lake. During a pleasant stroll, you will reach the Volta Lighthouse Tower. It is an octagonal tower 29 meters high built in 1927 on the summit of Monte Tre Croci (location Brunate San Maurizio) to mark the centenary of the death of Alessandro Volta.

Duration7 Hours
Day 4

Como Hotel to Como Train Station

Duration1 Hour

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DEPARTURES:

2017: Departure Dates On Request

PRICE INCLUDES:

Round trip transfers, 3 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, and sightseeing as per the itinerary. 

PRICE EXCLUDES:

All other meals and beverages, items of a personal nature and gratuities. Subject to availability at the time of booking.

OTHER INFORMATION:

Not exactly what you are looking for?  Let us know!  We can customize this itinerary. This can also be done on a private basis (please enquire).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin/double share and include all taxes. Subject to availability.

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30 Apr 2017
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