Como, once the capital of the
silk industry in Italy, is today an inviting tourist destination. The city center is small and intimate, very
enjoyable to stroll. Peer into its silk fabric or gourmand shops, enjoy a drink
or lunch in one of the cafes and pastry shops on the lake esplanade. You can
also board a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus and spend a day visiting the
elegant villas and romantic surroundings on the western side of the lake. Two of the most beautiful lake cities in Switzerland
are just 20 to 50 minutes away: A short train ride will take you to Lugano and you’ll be back by evening.
Available only with the Air Inclusive Package.
Single Supplement: $145
*Please note: For those traveling in 2015, the Pre-trip Lake Como is $345, single supplement is $145.
Day 1 - Depart U.S. / Fly overnight to Milan
Depart from the U.S.
The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight
itinerary and airline tickets.
Day 2 - Arrive in Milan / Transfer to Como / Begin your Trip Extension
Arrive at the Malpensa airport in Milan, Italy, where a VBT
representative meets you and helps you transfer (approximately 1 hour) to your
centrally located hotel in Como. The rest of the day is
free to explore and dine on your own with your VBT City Information as your
guide. The area is full of wonderful options for shopping and dinner. If you are going to be delayed meeting our transfer representative for more than 15 minutes due to delayed or lost luggage, please have airport staff page our driver with your last name so they may be notified of your delay. You may also contact our One Call travel assistance to advise of your delay and they will contact our transfer service. Our drivers are only able to wait for up to 45 minutes from the time your flight lands after which you would be responsible for your own transfer.
Please note: If you arrive early, your hotel room may not be
available until 2:00 pm. You may store your luggage with the reception desk.
Please note: VBT transfer times and departure points are
finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you fly
in earlier than the scheduled program dates, transportation from the airport
will be at your own expense.
Day 3 - Independent exploration of Como
This morning, enjoy an Italian breakfast and then meet our VBT representative at 9:00 am at the hotel. Our local guide will be happy to answer your questions and offer a pleasant orientation walk. On clear days our guide will recommend you take a funicular ride up to Brunate to enjoy spectacular views of the region, and then enjoy a leisurely walk back downhill. In the afternoon continue to explore Como
on your own.
Day 4 - Independent exploration of Como / Begin Main Tour
Continue to explore Como on your own. Board a hop-on-hop-off
sightseeing bus and discover the beautiful villas and gardens on the western
bank at your own pace. Or perhaps you'll take a 20-minute train ride to Lugano and spend some time discovering this beautiful Swiss city.
Air Package guests will be arriving throughout the day.