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Spring and autumn are excellent times to visit beautiful Lake Como; marvel at the dramatic lake scenery as the seasons change whilst enjoying an all inclusive holiday. Travelling by express coach means you’ll have as much time as possible to enjoy the many delights of this wonderful location. We’ll get to explore the beautiful city of Bergamo, as well as taking a Lake Como tour and visiting the bustling Como Market.
During our wonderful holiday we’ll stay in Cadenabbia, a quiet village on the western shore of Lake Como. This idyllic location is perfect for relaxation, where you can forget about the stresses of home and enjoy the lush countryside, sunny days, and peace and quiet.
We’ll be treated to three superb included excursions while we’re away, so we can explore the local and nearby areas to their fullest extent. This includes a tour of Lake Como, so we can take in the amazing sights here. Admire the stunning scenery and absorb the relaxed atmosphere as we explore, before we make our way to the bustling Como Market, where we’ll be able to pick ourselves up a bargain or two! Buy souvenirs of your time here, to why not treat family and friends at home to something special?
Our final included excursion will take us to brilliant Bergamo, a city located in the foothills of the Alps and with some excellent attractions to take in. Explore at leisure to see sights such as Bergamo Cathedral, the Piazza Vecchia, and Bergamo’s upper city, which is surrounded by ancient Venetian walls dating from the 16th century.
Day One: Depart UK
We'll make our way from the UK to Calais, before travelling onwards through the night on our overnight express coach.
Day Two: Arrive in Cadenabbia
We arrive in Cadenabbia late morning and have time to settle into our hotel, the Britannia Excelsior, for our first night in this stunning destination. All Inclusive basis will start from evening meal tonight.(D)
Days Three to Seven: Cadenabbia
We'll spend another five days in wonderful Cadenabbia, with an opportunity to explore the stunning countryside and beautiful Lake Como on our included tour. We've also included excursions to the town of Como, with an opportunity to visit the traditional market there and to enchanting Bergamo, seated in the foothills of the Alps. Explore at leisure on the other days, or join us for optional excursions with destinations including, chic Milan and separate trips to the beautiful Swiss destinations of St. Moritz and Lugano. (B,L,D)
Day Eight: Depart Cadenabbia
As our holiday draws to a close, we'll say goodbye to Cadenabbia and will travel through the night on our overnight express coach, returning to the UK via Calais, and will take the coach back to our local joining points.
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.
Hotel Britannia Excelsior
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.
You'll enjoy fine foods and delicious drinks in one of our four bars and four restaurants. Relax in the luxurious surroundings of our lakefront lido with sunbeds and live entertainment and nightlife with great views over the lake and pretty towns that hug its coastline.
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.
Full Day: Lake Como Tour
We'll leave from our base at Cadenabbia to 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 views.
Half Day: Como Market
Today we explore the local area of Como, allowing us to discover this incredible destination’s stunning scenery. Take in the bustling town, with free time to sample the atmosphere, products and specialities of the weekly market. Other than the market the town of Como is a pretty place to walk around in itself with wonderful old buildings and a beautiful walkway along the water which is dotted with ice cream stalls from which you can buy a tasty treat.
Bergamo Guided Walking Tour
Explore Bergamo more with our optional guided walking tour, including a ride on the funicular railway.
Full Day: Milan
Milan is known across the world as a major fashion capital, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint on this front. Cosmopolitan, modern and filled with everything expected of a metropolis such as this, Milan is an amazing place to visit.
Aside from its fashion sense, Milan is also known for its grand Gothic cathedral, the UNESCO Santa Maria delle Grazie containing Leonardo da Vinci’s magnificent artwork - including The Last Supper, and numerous fascinating museums.
Full Day: St Moritz and the Bernina Railway
Join our wonderful optional excursion for the opportunity to sit back and take in the superb alpine scenery as we take a trip on the acclaimed Bernina Express Railway, travelling up past beautiful lake and mountain landscapes to reach St Moritz in Switzerland. We’ll have chace to explore this luxury alpine resort town in the Engadin Valley, before returning back into Italy by coach.
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.
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.
Milan Guided Walking Tour
Enjoy the cosmopolitan city of Milan with us. Discover the fascinating cathedral, the red brick castle and monumental cemetery - and of course there's plenty of time to shop ‘til you drop in the exciting fashion capital of Europe! We’ll take a delightful guided walking tour to discover all of Milan’s best sights during our time here.