16th October 2017
Monday - P & O Ferries
We leave from our local departure points and drive south to Hull where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Rotterdam. Twin-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
Tuesday - Ludwigsburg
We drive south east to the German border and continue to the region of Baden Wurtemberg and Ludwigsburg for the night.
Wednesday - Cadenabbia
After breakfast, we travel south to Switzerland, where majestic alpine scenery awaits. Soon we cross the border to Italy, beautiful Lake Como and Cadenabbia for six nights. Gran Hotel Cadenabbia.
Thursday - Monday - Cadenabbia
The jewel in the crown of Italy's famous northern lakes, Lake Como was favoured by the romantic 19th century poets, Wordsworth, Shelly and Byron and famous composers such as Liszt and Verdi. In more recent times, the same tranquil lake attracts royalty and film stars alike, who have all been captivated by its splendour. Numerous small towns and villages line the shores with their lakeside promenades, cafes and magnificent villas and gardens and we include a cruise on Lake Como and a visit to the magnificent Villa Carlotta. Built for the Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici in 1690, this beautiful villa boasts fabulous botanic gardens and art masterpieces. We visit Como, boasting a beautiful lakeside promenade and an interesting old town. Our programme takes us to historic Bergamo, said by many to be the most beautiful town in northern Italy, where we amble the cobbled streets lines with a wealth of thriving traditional shops. We allow ample time to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of our elegant hotel.
Tuesday - Colmar
Arrivederci Italy, as we travel north through Switzerland and the southern Swiss region of Tecino. We continue to the French border and our overnight hotel in Colmar. Hotel Ibis Styles.
Wednesday - Zeebrugge
We return via Luxembourg to Zeebrugge where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Hull. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
Thursday - Scotland
We return to Scotland late afternoon after a fabulous Italian holiday.
Ferry Single Supplement £40
Lake view available at a supplement
Our four star hotel enjoys a prime location on the lakeside. It exudes historic charm and elegance, whilst constant refurbishment ensures all modern comforts. Air-conditioned bedrooms, classic public rooms, a restaurant boasting stunning lakeside views and terrace will ensure an unforgettable holiday.