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Summer in Lake Como

 

Houses on the side of the lake
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Take in beautiful scenery in St Moritz
    • See the scenic splendour of Lake Maggiore
    • Explore the sacred town of Varese
    • Visit the exclusive and beautiful town of Bellagio
    • Enjoy lively evening entertainment in your hotel
    • Great value all inclusive package

    This exceedingly popular 10-day tour presents the best that Lake Como has to offer, staying at the family-run Hotel Britannia Excelsior. With our included excursions, you can venture to beautiful Lake Maggiore and discover the fantastic sights of St Moritz. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - Food & Drink
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Scenery
    • Great for - Walking


    Cobbled village street, Bellagio
      
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    About Your Resort
    You'll stay in Cadenabbia - a quiet village on the west shore of Lake Como. This idyllic location is perfect for relaxation. Here you can forget about the stresses of home and enjoy the lush countryside, sunny days and peace and quiet.

    Free Water Shuttle to Bellagio
    Enjoy the complimentary water shuttle transfers across the lake from your hotel to Bellagio each day. Known as the 'Pearl of the Lake', the beautiful village of Bellagio has traditional stone lanes lined with interesting shops, cafes and gelato bars. You'll find lots to see and do here, with many picturesque gardens and ancient buildings to admire.

    The shuttle is free for Shearings guests (subject to sailing schedule and weather conditions)

    Upgrade to our Gold All Inclusive or Platinum All Inclusive package from May to September

    Gold All Inclusive
    Selected brand spirits, cocktails, prosecco, speciality tea and coffee, served in all bars between 08.30 and midnight for £10 per person, per night

    Platinum All Inclusive

    Selected brand spirits, cocktails, prosecco, speciality tea and coffee, served in all bars between 08.30 and midnight, plus a la carte dining in all restaurants for £20 per person, per night. (Please note: outdoor dining is subject to weather conditions.)
  • 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


    Bergamo Castle Hill
    Full Day: Bergamo

    Bergamo can be found in Lombardy, situated in the foothills of the Alps and with a wonderful atmosphere that combines the city’s heritage with its modern attitude. There’s so much to do here - Bergamo boasts two centres, the Upper City (Citta alta) and the Lower City (Citta bassa). In the Upper City we’ll find Bergamo’s history, with the 14th-century Citadel, Bergamo Cathedral and numerous museums.

    In the Lower City, we’ll discover Bergamo’s cosmopolitan heart. Here, there’s an art gallery dedicated to modern and contemporary art, as well as an excellent shopping district ideal for buying souvenirs and gifts.

    Lake Maggiore
    Full Day: Lake Maggiore

    Lake Maggiore is another of the famous Italian lakes and is perfect for those who simply cannot get enough of this beautiful scenery. The lake is known for being the second largest of all the lakes in Italy, and is famous for its superb climate which allows a wide assortment of flora to grow. We’ll visit Lake Maggiore during our holiday and will be able to relax by the lakeshore for an entire day.

    St Moritz, lake
    Full Day: St Moritz

    Sit back and relax during our drive through amazing scenery, travelling to the exclusive Swiss resort of St Moritz. Thought of as the home of Alpine tourism, St Moritz is a favourite with numerous celebrities and royals. Take in the views over Lake St Moritz, stroll along the lakeshore, or go shopping in the town centre. 

    Lake Maggiore
    Full Day: Lake Maggiore

    Lake Maggiore is another of the famous Italian lakes and is perfect for those who simply cannot get enough of this beautiful scenery. The lake is known for being the second largest of all the lakes in Italy, and is famous for its superb climate which allows a wide assortment of flora to grow. We’ll visit Lake Maggiore during our holiday and will be able to relax by the lakeshore for an entire day.

    St Moritz, lake
    Full Day: St Moritz

    Sit back and relax during our drive through amazing scenery, travelling to the exclusive Swiss resort of St Moritz. Thought of as the home of Alpine tourism, St Moritz is a favourite with numerous celebrities and royals. Take in the views over Lake St Moritz, stroll along the lakeshore, or go shopping in the town centre. 

    Palazzo Estense, Varese
    Full Day: Varese
    Discover the sacred city of Varese located at the  base of the Alpine foothills. Be sure to visit Corso Matteotti, known as the ‘drawing room’, with its elegant buildings and a delightful pedestrian quarter filled with city center   shops. The Basilica of San Vittore is also worth a visit, with its famous bell tower and Baptistery of St. John. 

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Bergamo Castle Hill
    Bergamo Guided Walking Tour
    Enjoy a guided walking tour of Bergamo, in Lombardy, situated in the foothills of the Alps. This destination is known for its wonderful atmosphere that combines the city’s heritage with its modern attitude. Bergamo boasts two centres, the Upper City (Citta alta) and the Lower City (Citta bassa). In the Upper City we’ll find Bergamo’s history, with the 14th-century Citadel, Bergamo Cathedral and numerous museums. In the Lower City, we’ll discover Bergamo’s cosmopolitan heart. 
    Bernina Train
    Experience a once in a lifetime journey on the Bernina railway, travelling from St Moritz and taking in breath-taking mountain scenery. Sit back and relax as we make our way over peaks and passes, soaking in the mesmerising views.
    Isola Pescatore
    Half Day: Chiavenna
    With its interesting history, splendid town squares, intricate palaces and amazing setting encapsulated by dramatic mountains, Chiavenna is not to be missed. We’ll spend a short while here to explore at leisure, taking in the historical architecture which has been perfectly paired with its traditional atmosphere.
    Lake Como
    Half Day: Como Market
    An optional excursion to the bustling town of Como, with its old streets, to sample the atmosphere, products and aromas of the weekly market.
    Lake Como harbour
    Half Day: Lake Cruise

    Lake Como is thought of as one of the Italian Lakes’ most beautiful locations. The third largest lake in Italy, Lake Como is surrounded by opulent villas and mountains offering spectacular alpine scenery as well as having a relaxing atmosphere that’s impossible to resist.

    We’ll take a lake cruise to explore this magical location and to take in the wonderful scenery on all sides. Sit back and allow yourself to be guided around this enchanting lake, all the while wondering at the dramatic scenery.

    Lugano
    Half Day: Lugano
    Lugano is one of the most popular lakeside cities in Switzerland. Named after the lake it sits on the banks of, Lugano 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.
     
    Bernina Train
    Experience a once in a lifetime journey on the Bernina railway, travelling from St Moritz and taking in breath-taking mountain scenery. Sit back and relax as we make our way over peaks and passes, soaking in the mesmerising views.
    Borromean Gulf
    Borromean Islands

    The unique Borromean Islands, located off the coast of Stresa, are a highly popular feature of the Italian Lakes. We’ll take the time to explore the wonderful Isola Bella, with its ornate royal palace and gardens, and will also enjoy entrance into the palace itself.

    Undoubtedly the most famous of the Borromean Islands, Count Vitaliano Borromeo began the transformation in 1662 with the construction of the palace and the ornamental gardens.

    The palace is full of ornate rooms, which are sure to remind you of a past full of grand receptions and sumptuous feasts. The most curious part of the palace is its grottoes; the walls are adorned with a mosaic of shells and pebbles and are a welcome retreat on a hot day!

    We’ll also look forward to a visit to the island’s small fishing village, Isola Pescaton.

    Isola Pescatore
    Half Day: Chiavenna
    With its interesting history, splendid town squares, intricate palaces and amazing setting encapsulated by dramatic mountains, Chiavenna is not to be missed. We’ll spend a short while here to explore at leisure, taking in the historical architecture which has been perfectly paired with its traditional atmosphere.
    Lake Como
    Half Day: Como Market
    An optional excursion to the bustling town of Como, with its old streets, to sample the atmosphere, products and aromas of the weekly market.
    Villa Carlotta
    Half Day: Entrance to Villa Carlotta
    Enjoy a visit to Villa Carlotta, located in Tremezzo. The Villa Carlotta welcomes you with its magnificent botanic garden and art masterpieces in over 70.000 square metres of gardens and museum.
    Lake Como harbour
    Half Day: Lake Cruise

    Lake Como is thought of as one of the Italian Lakes’ most beautiful locations. The third largest lake in Italy, Lake Como is surrounded by opulent villas and mountains offering spectacular alpine scenery as well as having a relaxing atmosphere that’s impossible to resist.

    We’ll take a lake cruise to explore this magical location and to take in the wonderful scenery on all sides. Sit back and allow yourself to be guided around this enchanting lake, all the while wondering at the dramatic scenery.

    Lugano
    Half Day: Lugano
    Lugano is one of the most popular lakeside cities in Switzerland. Named after the lake it sits on the banks of, Lugano 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.
     
    Lake Como
    Visit to the Sacred Mountain
    Take in spectacular views as we pay a visit to the Sacro Monte di Ossuccio (Sacred Mount of Ossuccio) during this fascinating excursion. 



    EXTRAS

    Upgrade to Gold or Platinum All Inclusive

    From May to September, why not upgrade to our Gold All Inclusive (£10 per person, per night) or Platinum All Inclusive (£20 per person, per night) package?

     



 


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What's included

  • Return coach travel
  • Overnight hotel stays in France on outbound and return journeys
  • Seven nights all inclusive accommodation at Lake Como
  • Hot and cold buffet for breakfast and lunch
  • Packed lunches available on request
  • Silver All Inclusive Package: Free drinks from 8.30 am - midnight (local spirits, wines, beers, soft drinks, tea & coffee)
  • Music and singing most evenings
  • Three included excursions
  • Eight 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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