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Combine the beauty of Lake Como with the beauty of Swiss Alps on this five-night holiday by rail. Travel to Geneva and spend two nights in this cosmopolitan lakeside city, enjoying the sights and delicious meals in the many gourmet restaurants. Continue via the famous Simplon Pass, with stunning views of the Alps, to picturesque Lake Como. Perhaps take a boat across the lake or visit some of the historic architecture in the Centro Storico, home to Como's impressive Gothic cathedral

Highlights

  • Spend two nights enjoying the lakeside sights in cosmopolitan Geneva
  • Travel to Como by rail via the scenic Simplon Pass and through the Swiss Alps
  • Spend three nights exploring Lake Como and its stunning surroundings

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Geneva
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Como
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN GENEVA
Your vacation begins in Geneva, where you will check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Make the most of your time in Geneva - spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local lakeside restaurant, or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake and admire the city's cosmopolitan feel and the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains. (Overnight in Geneva)

DAY 2 - GENEVA
After breakfast this morning, enjoy an additional day discovering Geneva. Not to be missed are the world's highest fountain, the Jet d'Eau, which fires water into the sky on the beautiful lakefront, and the Museum of the International Committee of the Red Cross, one of the best museums of its kind in Europe. (Overnight in Geneva) B

DAY 3 - GENEVA TO COMO
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel this morning and then make your way to the train station for your train to Como. This journey takes you along the spectacular route of the Simplon Pass, following the shores of Lake Leman and across Swiss vineyards, with stunning views of the Alps in the background. Travel further south after crossing the border into Italy with a change in Milan, before arriving in Como. On arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy a three-night stay. (Overnight in Como) B

DAY 4 - COMO
Spend two full days enjoying the scenery of Lake Como. The town of Como is one that combines beautiful historic architecture with stunning natural beauty. The Centro Storico, or old town, is a maze of picturesque little streets, squares and pavement cafés. Wander around the shops and boutiques or visit one of the many cultural monuments the city has to offer. (Overnight in Como) B

DAY 5 - COMO
Enjoy a second day in beautiful Como. The lake itself offers numerous opportunities for watersports, boat trips and even a bit of swimming. Perhaps take the funicular railway up to Brunate for panoramic views, or why not just sit at a lakeside bar and take in the striking scenery? (Overnight in Como) B

DAY 6 - DEPART COMO
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Vacation Experts will be happy to assist you with the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Hotel Cornavin Geneva

The superior Cornavin Hotel in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district offers cozy rooms with views over Lake Geneva. Built in 1932, the hotel is a combination of traditional architecture and contemporary facilities. The hotel is nestled in the heart of Geneva, steps away from Gare de Cornavin train station. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.

Hôtel Cristal Geneva

Hotel Cristal welcomes guests in the heart of Geneva meters away from a cathedral and a museum. The hotel occupies 7 floors and was renovated in 2001.The property is located in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district, 3.5 km from PalExpo. Hotel Cristal is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Geneva. Offering climate control, high-speed internet, a laptop-size safe, TV and a refrigerator, modern guestrooms boast an English interior. Hotel Cristal offers rooms with the lake view. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.

Metropole and Suisse Hotel Como

The Metropole & Suisse Como is a traditional property owned by the Cassani family. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and decorated with wood furnishings and classical artwork. Guests can enjoy a drink in the wine bar or dinner at the Imbarcadero Restaurant which features a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake. The hotel benefits from a fantastic location on the shores of Lake Como, close to the town's main attractions.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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