Travel by train to beautiful Lake Como, located just a short drive from Milan in the foothills of the Alps. Lake Como is home to pretty villages, historic villas and extraordinarily beautiful gardens which are easily reached by ferry and hydrofoil.
Take the Eurostar from London to Paris, before continuing on an overnight train to Milan. Travel by car to Lake Como, where we recommend staying at either the Grand Hotel Tremezzo or Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio. DAY BY DAY ITINERARYDay oneLeave London mid afternoon on the Eurostar to Paris, where you arrive at about 6pm before changing stations and continuing on a sleeper train to Milan.Day twoArrive in Milan at about 6am, and travel by car to your hotel on Lake Como where you spend seven nights.Days three to eightExplore Lake Como and the surrounding area at your leisure.Day nineCheck out of your hotel and return to Milan, where you catch an overnight sleeper train to Paris, departing at about 11pm.Day tenArrive in Paris at about 9.30. Change stations in Paris and end your rail holiday by taking a midday Eurostar back to London.HOTELSGrand Hotel Tremezzo – 5 star – Tremezzo, Lake ComoA traditional grand hotel overlooking the lake, offering luxurious accommodation and excellent value for money.Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni – 5 star deluxe – Bellagio, Lake ComoAn elegant five star hotel on the banks of Lake Como offering a relaxing environment with beautiful views.PRICESGrand Hotel Tremezzo – First class rail travel from £2,025 per person in low season or from £2,750 per person in high season.Second class rail travel from £1,975 per person in low season, or from £2700 per person in high season.Prices based on two sharing a double or twin room.Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni - First class rail travel from £2,320 per person in low season or from £2,620 per person in high season.Second class rail travel from £2,270 per person in low season, or from £2,570 per person in high season.Prices based on two sharing a double or twin room.
What’s included?Private return transfers from Milan to the hotelOn the train journey:Standard premier tickets on EurostarDouble sleeper compartment on Thello sleeper trainAt 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 hotelsTransfers in Paris.Early check in or late check outs at hotels, although we can arrange this on request.Any services not mentioned aboveDatesThis 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.
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