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Christmas with an Italian Touch

Christmas with an Italian Touch

5 nights from
AU$2,193 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Winter Escape
  • STC Main Accommodation
    Hotel Belvedere
  • Travel From
    21 Dec 2019
  • Travel Until
    22 Dec 2019
5 nights from
AU$2,193 Per person twin share
 
  • Package Type
    Winter Escape
  • STC Main Accommodation
    Hotel Belvedere
  • Travel From
    21 Dec 2019
  • Travel Until
    22 Dec 2019
Description 
  • Package Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 5-night accommodationInclusionInclusion 2 tickets per person for historical funicular to Madonna del SassoInclusionInclusion Afternoon tea with Panettone & Christmas biscuitsInclusionInclusion Free use of spa facilities (where applicable)InclusionInclusion Rail tickets in 2nd or 1st class as per itinerary (Swiss Card included - half fare discount)InclusionInclusion Ticino transport ticketMealsMeals Christmas Eve & Christmas Day gala dinnersMealsMeals Daily breakfast and dinner

Summary

Unwrap the festive delights of Switzerland’s Italian-speaking resort city through this 6-day package in Locarno.  Stay in a 4-star hotel overlooking the breathtaking Lake Maggiore and experience upscale services and amenities, including daily breakfast and a sumptuous 4-course dinner every night at its world-class Restaurant La Fontana. A day before Christmas Eve, unwind and pamper yourself at the Oasi Spa, swim into a heated pool or perhaps regenerate your body and mind in a classic sauna. Nibble some Christmas biscuits, together with a panettone, an Italian sweet bread loaf, while warming up in an afternoon tea. A very special gala dinner with live music awaits on the eve of the 24th.

Merry Christmas! Attend the holy mass at Madonna del Sasso, a sanctuary and pilgrimage church in Orselina. In the evening, indulge in a Christmas Day feast filled with delicious food and live entertainment. The fun continues the next day with an exciting journey around the beautiful canton of Ticino. Take advantage of your Ticino Ticket, which gives you free access to all local transportation, and explore the region by visiting lovely places offering extraordinary sights and experiences that are worth sharing back home.

2019 Departure dates: December 21 or 22 only

Inclusions

  • Rail transfers in 2nd or 1st class as per itinerary with half fare card
  • 5-night accommodation - extra nights possible up to 28th December
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily 4-course dinner at hotel restaurant Fontana
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day gala dinners
  • One afternoon tea with panettone & Christmas biscuits
  • Christmas gift (small panettone cake to take home)
  • 2 tickets per person for historical funicular to Madonna del Sasso
  • Voucher for Locarno Casino
  • 20% discount voucher on massages and treatments at hotel spa area
  • Free use of spa area
  • All tickets as per itinerary
  • Ticino Ticket for public transport in the region
  • Local taxes
  • Detailed itinerary and travel documentation

Exclusions

  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary or list of inclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Itinerary

Day 1 (December 22), Arrival in Switzerland and transfer to Locarno
Arrive in Switzerland. Rail transfer to Locarno.

Check into the Hotel Belvedere. Located on a hill, which overlooks the small city of Locarno, the hotel offers breathtaking views of Lake Maggiore and its surrounding mountains and only a short stroll from the heart of the town at Piazza Grande, the train station and the lake side. The beautifully renovated rooms are all south-facing offering panoramic views.

As a welcome treat, a panettone (the typical Ticino Christmas cake) will be in the guest room as a Christmas gift.

Later in the evening, be enchanted by the flavours of Ticino as you enjoy a 4-course dinner at the La Fontana Restaurant. The trendy atmosphere with show kitchen will be a hub for festive merriment (excluding drinks).

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2 (December 23), Locarno
Breakfast at your hotel.

At any time during your stay, you may use the Oasi Spa area. Enjoy a relaxing day here with massages, wellness and treatments (surcharge) – take advantage of the 20% discount on massage and other treatments available exclusively with this package. The heated pool, Finnish sauna, steam bath and laconium also offer the perfect opportunity to unwind.

Enjoy a 4-course dinner at the la Fontana Restaurant.

In the later evening, take rest in the lounge bar where you may enjoy a host of creative cocktails (surcharge) or simply visit the hotel’s library to read a book or newspaper.

Suggestion: Included in the package is a surprise voucher to be used at the Locarno Casino. A visit here might prove lucky! (The voucher may be used at any time during your time in Locarno.)

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 3 (December 24), Locarno
Breakfast at your hotel.

Suggestion: You may enjoy one afternoon tea with Panettone and Christmas biscuits – choose any afternoon during your stay.

A special Christmas Eve gala dinner awaits in the evening, where a festive 4-course dinner with live music will be enjoyed.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 4 (December 25), Locarno
Breakfast at your hotel.

Suggestion: Included with the package are 2 tickets per person to be used on the historical funicular to Madonna del Sasso in Orselina, which is one of the most important religious and historical sites in the canton of Ticino. It is recommended to visit this special site to take part in the holy mass (10:00 am in Italian and 11:00 am in German).

Later in the evening, enjoy your second evening of entertainment as you celebrate Christmas Day gala with a 4-course dinner with live music.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 5 (December 26), Locarno
Breakfast at your hotel.

Included with the package is the Ticino Ticket – this gives guests free use of all local transportation in the Canton of Ticino. Use it at any time during your stay. You may decide at your choosing to explore the region further by visiting such places as Ascona, Bellinzona or Lugano.

Enjoy a 4-course dinner at the La Fontana Restaurant.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 6 (December 27), Departure
Breakfast at your hotel.

Depart Locarno - rail transfer to the airport or continue your holiday in Switzerland.

Accommodation

Superior Package (4-star)
Hotel Belvedere, Locarno
Double Comfort Chic*

*As a special promotion, guests will be upgraded on arrival to a Superior Chic with balcony.

Important Notes

  • Extension nights or room upgrades available on request
  • Combinable with other arrangements (pre-/post extensions)
  • Upgrade to 1st class rail is available. Contact us for pricing and information.
  • Extra night, child rate and triple room on request. Children under 6 years travel free when sharing room with their parents (no extra bedding).

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