DAY 1 | Meet at the airport at 10.30am for our flight to Milan. Transfer by coach to Livigno, along the magnificent Lake Como, through the vineyards of the Valtellina and past the beautiful Basilica in Tirano. Our hotel is located right in the centre of the village. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
DAY 2 | Today we explore the unique charms of Livigno on foot. A very gentle walk with no hills to climb, during which we admire the towering peaks of Mt. Mottolino and Mt. Carosello (3000m) on either side of the valley. You can take a cable car ride (extra) to the very top for a spectacular 360 degrees view of the mountains. In the afternoon we visit the new Alpine Museum of Livigno (entrance extra). Dinner at the hotel (extra).
DAY 3 | Optional half-day excursion to the nearby town of Bormio, with its charming medieval centre. Bormio has a sense of sophistication about it with its chic shops and cobble stone streets. Afternoon free to explore the unique charms of Livigno and for some duty-free shopping. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
DAY 4 | Full day optional excursion to St Moritz. From Poschiavo in Switzerland, we ride one of the world’s most famous and beautiful train journeys (extra), the Bernina Express. The slow-moving red train from Poschiavo to the Morteratsch glacier is an unforgettable journey, winding through mountains, across a glacier and passing magnificent lakes. At Morteratsch, we re-board our coach and stop for lunch (extra) in St. Moritz. On our way back to Livino, we drive past the beautiful lakes of Champfèr, Sils, and Silvaplana. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
DAY 5 | Full day optional excursion to the beautiful neighbouring countries of Austria and Switzerland. The drive goes past the beautiful castle of Tarasp and then onto Landeck in Austria with free time for shopping and to explore this alpine village. We stop to see the submerged village of Curon, with only the church steeple visible above the surface of the beautiful Lago di Resia. We then visit the small fortified town to Glorenz in Switzerland then continue on our way through the Rezia Pass. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
DAY 6 | Morning departure from Livigno to Milan for our flight back to Malta departing at 3.40pm.
The hotels we use on this tour are small alpine family-run hotels, so our guests on each group will be assigned in one or two close-by hotels.