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The Beauty Of Lake Como & Lake Maggiore By Air

Europe
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGKICM

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
Fly to Italy’s most picturesque lake regions and enjoy the natural beauty of lakes Maggiore and Como, with visits available to Milan and St. Moritz.
PRICE FROM ? £999 per person
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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Fly to Milan or Bergamo where you will be transferred to your hotel on Lake Como for a six-night stay.

    Meals - Dinner

  • Day 2 - Lake Maggiore & Lake Cruise

    Our included excursion takes us to Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands. The islands lie at the centre of the lake and are fine examples of natural beauty enhanced by landscaped gardens and parks.

    We travel first to the town of Baveno from where a boat will take us past the famous Borromean Islands.

    We return to shore in the opulent resort town of Stresa where you will have time at leisure to explore the grand architecture and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3 - Free Time or Como Market & Lugano Shopping

    Join our optional excursion giving you a chance to buy those all-important presents for loved ones, with a full day’s shopping experience.

    If shopping is not for you, the lakeside city of Lugano also offers its visitors wonderful views of the mountains of Monte San Salvatore and Monte Bre, plus a picturesque, flower-adorned lakeside promenade which you can stroll along and soak up your surroundings.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 - Free Time or St. Moritz & Bernina Region Railway

    Today's optional excursion takes you to the world-famous resort of St. Moritz. Sporting life has always been an important part of St. Moritz, and over 100 years ago the first British visitors used to stage Toboggan races in the streets. There will be a short amount of time for you to explore before we board the Bernina Region Railway and cross one of the highest railroad lines in the Alps.

    As we approach the Swiss / Italian border, we travel over the Brusio spiral viaduct, an amazing feat of engineering that allows the train to gradually descend 20 metres in a relatively short distance.

    We arrive in Tirano, a quaint Italian town, where we spend a short amount of free time before returning to our hotel.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 - Milan

    A fantastic included excursion to beautiful Milan where there will be free time for you to explore the city that shares its title as one of the Fashion Capitals of the world with London, New York, Paris and Tokyo.

    To introduce you to the sights, why not join our optional sightseeing tour where you will discover the historical and artistic heart of Milan. Accompanied by our local guide we start by coach on a panoramic tour passing by the Monumental Cemetery, Porta Garibaldi and Corso di Porta Venezia. We stop at Via Verdi where we then continue on foot to La Scala Theatre, one of the world’s most famous opera houses (entrance included). We then continue to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a covered double arcade connecting Piazza della Scala to Piazza Duomo. Finally we conclude our tour with the magnificent Gothic-style Duomo, the seat of the Archbishop of Milan.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6 - Lake Como Cruise

    Why not join our optional half-day excursion with a cruise on Lake Como? This excursion will show you two of the loveliest villas and gardens of the area, Villa del Balbianello and Villa Carlotta.

    We start by boarding the boat in Cadenabbia and sail across the lake to Villa del Balbianello, situated on the Lavedo promontory in the central and most beautiful part of the Lake (entrance to the gardens included).

    After a visit to its beautiful gardens we continue to the resort of Bellagio where there will be free time for you to explore the town.

    We return, by boat, to Cadenabbia where we visit the beautiful Villa Carlotta (entrance included). Villa Carlotta attracts visitors from all over the world with its wonderful collection of flowers, trees and shrubs. After the visit, take a stroll along the lakeside back to the hotel.

    Please note that this excursion is not suitable for passengers with mobility issues due to there being a degree of walking involved and the amount of steps at Villa Balbianello.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7

    Transfer to Milan or Bergamo airport for your return flight to the UK.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Accommodation

You will stay for six nights, 'Silver' All-Inclusive at the 3-star Hotel Britannia Excelsior in Cadenabbia. Enjoying a splendid lakeside setting with superb views across the lake to Bellagio, the hotel has a restaurant featuring buffet meals and show cooking, a large lounge area, bar, terrace and lifts. Across the road its own lakeside lido area with outdoor pool (open subject to season) and bar, where a limited selection of drinks are available. In 2014 the Britannia Excelsior opened its floating infinity pool - where guests can enjoy a bar, restaurant, bathrooms, cabins and showers at the complex which is situated directly opposite the hotel.

This large and lively hotel is managed and owned by the Whieldon family, who are on hand to make sure your stay is enjoyable. The hotel also includes a free daily transfer by boat to Bellagio on the opposite side of the lake (June to September and subject to weather conditions). Room upgrades are available. Upgrades to 'Gold' or 'Platinum' all-inclusive are available - call for details.

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