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Summer is an ideal time to visit beautiful Lake Como; marvel at the dramatic lake scenery during the hot Italian summer whilst enjoying an all inclusive holiday. We'll get to explore the impressive city of Bergamo, as well as venturing to stunning Lake Maggiore and discovering the fantastic sights of St Mortiz.
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 trip to picture-postcard Lake Maggiore, the second largest lake in Italy, and enjoy some time in Stresa which offers a wealth of attractions plus panoramic views of the lake. We'll also explore the exclusive Swiss resort of St Moritz, famous for its amazing mountain scenery.
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.
Platinum All Inclusive
As per Gold All Inclusive plus a la carte dining at the Lido, dining at the Nikki beach grill or Cover restaurant for £26 per person per night.
(Please note: outdoor dining is subject to weather conditions.)
Day One - UK to Northern France
We’ll make our way from the UK to Calais, before travelling onwards to Northern France for our overnight stay.
Day Two - Northern France to Cadenabbia
Today, we’ll continue south into Italy for an early evening arrival at the Hotel Britannia Excelsior. All Inclusive basis will start from evening meal tonight. (B,D)
Days Three to Eight - Cadenabbia
Enjoy the wonderful lakeside setting on our All Inclusive holiday, as we explore the surrounding area with our exciting excursions to St Moritz, Lake Maggiore and Bergamo. (B,L,D)
Day Nine - Cadenabbia to Northern France
It’s time to say goodbye to beautiful Cadenabbia today, as we travel back to the Northern France area for an overnight stay. (B,D)
Day Ten - Northern France to UK
We’ll journey to Calais today, and will then make our way home. (B)
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.
Upgrade to Gold or Platinum All Inclusive
From May to September, why not upgrade to our Gold All Inclusive (£15 per person, per night) or Platinum All Inclusive (£26 per person, per night) package?
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 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.
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.
Bergamo Guided Walking Tour
Explore Bergamo more with our optional guided walking tour, including a ride on the funicular railway.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.