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 to the very top for a spectacular 360 degrees view of the mountains (entrance – extra). In the afternoon, free time to explore Livigno with the option to visit the Alpine Museum of Livigno. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
DAY 3 | Full day optional excursion to Switzerland. We visit the impressive towns of Davos and Klosters and walk around Lake Davos. There will be a photo stop at the top of the Fluela pass. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
DAY 4 | Full day optional excursion to the beautiful neighbouring country of Austria. 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. Then we proceed to the small fortified town of Glorenza. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
DAY 5 | Full day optional excursion to St Moritz. From Poschiavo in Switzerland, we ride one of the world’s most famous and beautiful train journeys (entrance – 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 continue to Celerina, then on to the world-famous St. Moritz, the playground of the rich and famous. From St. Moritz, we drive past the beautiful lakes of Chamfer, Sils and Silvaplana. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
DAY 6 | Optional half-day excursion to the nearby Italian town of Bormio, with its charming medieval centre. Bormio has a sense of sophistication about it with its chic shops and streets with cobbled stones. Afternoon free to explore the unique charms of Livigno and for some duty-free shopping. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
DAY 7 | An optional guided visit (on foot), to the ‘Latteria’ in Livigno, where fresh dairy products including cheese, yoghurt and ice-cream are produced. Tasting their delicious products is also possible. Another optional guided visit (on foot), to the ‘Birrificio’ in Livigno, where the local beer – La Birra di Livigno 1816 – is produced (entrance – extra). During this visit we will also be able to taste four of their typical beers along with accompanying savouries. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
DAY 8 | Morning departure from Livigno to Milan for our flight back to Malta leaving 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..