Saturday 02 Sep | 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).
Sunday 03 Sep | 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).
Monday 04 Sep | Full day optional excursion to Pontresina. From Tirano in Italy, we ride one of the world’s most famous and beautiful train journeys – the Bernina Express. The slow-moving red train from Tirano to Pontresina, is an unforgettable journey, winding through mountains, across a glacier and passing magnificent lakes. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
Tuesday 05 Sep | Full day optional excursion to St Moritz. Today we enjoy the view from Muottas Muragl by taking the funicular rattling its way up the panoramic mountain. Those not wishing to go up the funicular can remain in the pretty town of Samedan for some free time and shopping. We then proceed to St Moritz for lunch and free time to relax in this beautiful Alpine resort town. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
Wednesday 06 Sep | 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 streets with cobbled stones. Afternoon free to explore the unique charms of Livigno and for some duty-free shopping. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
Thursday 07 Sep | Optional full-day excursion to Sondrio, located in the heart of the Valtellina. This city has an ancient heart, where old bottegas face the streets that lead to Piazza Garibaldi, surrounded by 19th century buildings. Sondrio will be followed by Tirano, where even the most secluded corners conceal some fascinating memories of days gone by. Dinner at the hotel (extra).
Friday 08 Sep | 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).
Saturday 09 Sep | 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..