|Travel by Express Coach|
|3 Included Excursions|
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 Lake Como
Today, we’ll continue south into Italy for an early evening arrival at the Hotel Britannia Excelsior. The All Inclusive basis will start from evening meal tonight. (D)
Days Three to Seven: Cadenabbia
Over the next five days we will enjoy a relaxing time in a lakeside setting where we will enjoy a number of included excursions and the possibility of extra optional excursions are available. We take a full day trip to Como market where you will find handmade crafts and gourmet food. We will also take a tour of the lake taking in the scenic mountains and pretty villages along the way. Our third excursion is to Milan, one of the fashion capitals of the world, which also contains historic gothic buildings. It will also be possible to take optional excursions to St Moritz on the Bernina Railway, take a cruise on Lake Como, visit Lugano and take a guided tour of Milan during our included excursion. Our other days will be free to enjoy at leisure taking in the beauty of the lake and relaxing around the resort. (B,L,D/B,D)
Day Eight: Depart Cadenabbia
It’s time to say goodbye to beautiful Cadenabbia today, as we travel through the night to Calais. (B, L)
Day Nine: France
We leave Calais and travel back to the UK.
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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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: Lake Como Tour
We'll leave from our base at Tremezzina 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.
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.
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.
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 Pescatori.
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.
Lake Como Guided 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.
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.
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.