Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodations: Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees
Breakfast at the Hotel
Start the day off with a hearty breakfast and get ready to head for Como.
Arrive at Como
Travel by motor coach to romantic Como at the southern tip of Lake Como in the foothills of the Alps, known for its wonderful art, palaces, churches, theaters, gardens and museums.
Italian Cooking Class
Study the art of pasta-making at a beautiful villa on the banks of Lake Como with hands-on instruction by a professional Italian chef. During this private cooking class, your Adventure Guides translate to connect you with the mind of this culinary master. Receive a personalized Certificate of Completion when you finish the class!
Lunch at a Lake Como Villa
After class, enjoy a classic Italian meal—with a new understanding of what makes the pasta so delicious!
Lake Como Boat Cruise
Embark on an exclusive boat tour of one of Italy's most famous lakes and drink in the poetic scenery, dotted with Baroque and Neoclassic villas, Romanesque churches, lush gardens and small medieval villages—all under the proud reach of the magnificent Alps. Adventurers will also visit the Gardens of Villa del Balbianello, famous for its elaborate terraced gardens. Built on the site of a monastery in 1787, this gorgeous spot has served as a location for feature films, including Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, where it was the lake retreat where the clandestine marriage of Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker took place.
Casual Italian Dining Experience
Join your fellow Adventurers for a family-style Italian diner at a local shop. Select delicious dishes from food stations that feature local fare in a casual and social atmosphere.