Saturday | Meet at the airport at 10.15am in the morning 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.
Sunday | Visit 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. Optional stop at Bormio Thermal Baths (entrance fee would need to be paid on site). Dinner at the hotel. (*December group shall also enjoy the Christmas Market).
Monday | 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 Alpine Museum of Livigno (extra). Dinner at the hotel. (*December group shall also enjoy the Christmas Market).
Tuesday | Full day optional excursion to the beautiful neighbouring South Tyrol. We start our day by first travelling to Merano, one of the most spectacular places in South Tyrol. (*December group shall also enjoy the Christmas Market). Then we proceed to the small fortified town of Glorenza. Dinner at the hotel.
Wednesday | Full day optional excursion as we cross into Switzerland. Enjoy the view from the Muottas Muragl (extra) by taking the funicular 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.
Thursday | 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 (extra). 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.
Friday | An optional guided visit (on foot), to the Latteria in Livigno, where fresh dairy products including cheese, yoghurt and ice-cream are produced. Sampling their delicious products is also possible against a small fee. Free time in the afternoon for sledging, jet biking, tyres and other activities. Dinner at hotel.
Saturday | Morning departure from Livigno to Milan for our flight back to Malta leaving at 3.15pm.
NOTE: The sequence of the excursions on 13-20 January group shall differ.