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Lake Como, Castles & the Venice Carnival

 

Venice Carnival
  • Overview

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    • Enjoy a wonderful Lake Como tour to admire this beautiful lake’s scenery
    • Explore Venice with a local expert guide during carnival time, and absorb the lively atmosphere with many masked Venetians in fancy costumes and events taking place throughout the city
    • Take a trip to the stunning city of Lugano, situated on Lake Lugano

    Combine a Lake Como All Inclusive holiday with the awe-inspiring Venice Carnival. Our escorted tour enjoys a six-night stay at the Hotel Britannia Excelsior and includes a full day excursion to the carnival and a walking tour of Venice with a local expert guide. We’ll also take a relaxing lake cruise to discover Como’s beautiful scenery, and will explore charming Lugano. Read More

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    • Great for - Entertainment
    • Great for - Food & Drink
    • Great for - Railway
    • Great for - Scenery


    Venice Carnival
      
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    Staying in Cadenabbia on the shores of Lake Como, we’ll be perfectly placed for enjoying all this amazing destination has to offer. We’ll be able to relax and take in the splendid scenery here, while also making the most of our three included excursions. 

    We’ll begin with a relaxing tour of Lake Como. Sit back and watch as we take in the splendid sights here, from the charming lakeside towns and villages, to its placid waters and stunning mountain scenery. 

    We then make our way to nearby Venice, which we’ll be able to enjoy during the fantastic Venice Carnival. With its exciting atmosphere and incredible sights, Venice is made even more astounding during this important event, as Venetians don masks and elaborate costumes and there’s an air of celebration in the city. We’ll take a guided tour of Venice to see its many attractions. 

    On our final day in Cadenabbia, we’ll take a trip across the border into Switzerland, as we make our way to Lugano. Here, we’ll get to discover a picturesque city set on Lake Lugano, and offering incredible views over this magnificent lake.

    Your Inclusive Package Includes
    FREE local brand spirits, wines, beers, soft drinks, tea and coffee between 8.30am and midnight.

  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Hotel Britannia Excelsior

    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, pool
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, pool
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, exterior
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, pool
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, exterior restaurant
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, exterior restaurant
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, Lido with drinks
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, pool with drinks
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior interior
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior restaurant
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior pool
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, comfort lake view bedroom
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, bedroom
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, night
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, pool
    • Britannia Excelsior Restaurant
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, night
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, exterior restaurant
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, pool
    • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, pool
    • Britannia Excelsior Hotel

    The Britannia Excelsior Hotel is situated at the side of beautiful Lake Como. The hotel is built and furnished in a traditional Italian style and offers stunning views across the lake to pretty Bellagio from the front rooms, dining room and sun terrace area.

    This family-run hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere and excellent facilities with swimming pools, a lakeside bar and restaurant and a free water shuttle service.

    • All bedrooms have a flat screen satellite TV, telephone, fridge, hairdryer, safe, air-conditioning and a ceiling fan
    • Beautifully decorated hotel lounges with impressive marble floors
    • Large elegant restaurant
    • Spacious bar area
    • Large terrace area with panoramic lake views
    • Lido area with outdoor swimming pool May- September)
    • Floating swiming pool (May to September)
    • Free water shuttle service to Bellagio (May to September)
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Lake Como
    Full Day: Lake Como Tour
    Enjoy the scenic delights of Lake Como from the comfort of our coach with photo stops and free time along the way in some of the most delightful villages. Relax and enjoy the views of quaint lakeside ports, pretty villages, magnificent mountain scenery and splendid lakeside villages.
    Venice Carnival
    Full Day: Venice Guided Tour During Carnival Time
    Discover the incredible sights and sounds of the Venice Carnival, as we make our way to this fantastic city for a guided tour. Our experienced guide will take us through the city, showing us the superb sights and telling us more about this interesting city. We’ll find out about its history, as well as admiring the vast array of Venetians we’ll see along the way, all dressed in amazing costumes and with exquisite masks to match!
    Lugano
    Half Day: Lugano

    Lugano is a city in southern Switzerland's Italian speaking region. The city stands on the northern shore of the beautiful Lake Lugano and is famous for its bustling atmosphere, amazing attractions and - of course - stunning location.

    In Lugano, we’ll find narrow cobblestone streets lined with boutiques and excellent little shops where we can purchase souvenirs and mementos of our time here. We’ll also be able to take advantage of the many pavement cafes with superb views out over the lake, so we can admire the scenery here.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Bernina Express
    Full Day: St Moritz and the Bernina Railway
    St Moritz is a magnificent winter wonderland that always makes for an exciting day out. Thought of as the home of Alpine tourism, St Moritz is a favourite with numerous celebrities and royals, and we’ll find lots to see and do here.

    Aside from admiring the splendid location, we’ll also be able to take in the views over St Moritz, visit the many museums in the town, and take a ride on the famous Bernina Railway. This incredible train journey stops at St Moritz and travels through some of the most spectacular Alpine scenery available.
    Lake Como
    Como Market
    A trip to the bustling town of Como, with its old streets, to sample the atmosphere, products and aromas of the weekly market.
    Lugano
    Half Day: Lake Lugano Cruise
    Lake Lugano is famous for its mesmerising scenery, and we'll be able to soak up these beautiful vistas during our fantastic optional lake cruise. Sit back, relax, and admire the splendour of this location.



    EXTRAS

    Free drinks between 8.30am and midnight

    Enjoy a wonderful included drinks package at the Hotel Britannia Excelsior during your holiday, with FREE local brand spirits, wines, beers, soft drinks, tea and coffee between 8.30am and midnight.



 


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What's included

  • Two nights overnight express coach travel
  • Six nights all inclusive accommodation
  • FREE local brand spirits, wines, beers, soft drinks, tea and coffee between 8.30am and midnight
  • Packed lunches available on request
  • Live music every evening
  • Porterage
  • Three included excursions
  • Three optional excursions
Hotel Britannia Excelsior, pool

Hotel Britannia Excelsior

The family-run Britannia Excelsior Hotel is situated at the side of Lake Como, enjoying an enviable position with stunning views across to pretty Bellagio. With its Italian style and the warm, friendly welcome you’re sure to receive here, this hotel is the ideal place to stay for a relaxing holiday in this magnificent location.

Learn more about the hotel

Hotel Britannia Excelsior

  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, pool
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, pool
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, exterior
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, pool
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, exterior restaurant
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, exterior restaurant
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, Lido with drinks
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, pool with drinks
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior interior
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior restaurant
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior pool
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, comfort lake view bedroom
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, bedroom
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, night
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, pool
  • Britannia Excelsior Restaurant
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, night
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, exterior restaurant
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, pool
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior, pool
  • Britannia Excelsior Hotel

The Britannia Excelsior Hotel is situated at the side of beautiful Lake Como. The hotel is built and furnished in a traditional Italian style and offers stunning views across the lake to pretty Bellagio from the front rooms, dining room and sun terrace area.

This family-run hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere and excellent facilities with swimming pools, a lakeside bar and restaurant and a free water shuttle service.

  • All bedrooms have a flat screen satellite TV, telephone, fridge, hairdryer, safe, air-conditioning and a ceiling fan
  • Beautifully decorated hotel lounges with impressive marble floors
  • Large elegant restaurant
  • Spacious bar area
  • Large terrace area with panoramic lake views
  • Lido area with outdoor swimming pool May- September)
  • Floating swiming pool (May to September)
  • Free water shuttle service to Bellagio (May to September)
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