The Beauty of Lake Como & Lake Maggiore by Air

7 days from £919pp.


Isola Bella

Visit: Isola Bella, Italy

Borromean Islands

Visit: Borromean Islands, Italy

Milan

Visit: Milan, Italy

Villa del Balbianello

Visit: Villa del Balbianello, Italy

Lake Como

Visit: Lake Como, Italy

Enjoy the beautiful lakeland scenery of two of Italy's stunning lakes combined with the culture of Milan and an amazing Alpine Experience.

    Fly to Milan or Bergamo where you will be transferred to your hotel on Lake Como for a six-night stay.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Today’s included excursion takes us to the resort of Stresa on Lake Maggiore. Here, we board a boat to the famous Borromean Islands which lie at the centre of the lake and are fine examples of natural beauty, enhanced by landscaped gardens and parks. On Isola Bella visit the Palazzo Borromeo and its splendid gardens.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Join our optional excursion giving you a chance to buy those all-important presents for loved ones, with a full day’s shopping experience. If shopping is not for you, the lakeside city of Lugano also offers its visitors wonderful views of the mountains of Monte San Salvatore and Monte Bre, plus a picturesque, flower-adorned lakeside promenade which you can take a stroll along and soak up your surroundings.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included excursion to Milan, home of one of the world’s most elegant shopping arcades. Our optional sightseeing tour will introduce you to the Sforza Palace, the marvellous Gothic cathedral, the glittering La Scala Opera House and much, much more.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Join our optional excursion to the world-famous resort of St. Moritz. From here you will join the Bernina Region Railway, the highest rail crossing of the Alps, for a journey through the peaks and glaciers of the Bernina Alps. Don’t forget your camera, as we experience the fantastic sights from the Alpine wonderland to the palm trees of Italy. We rejoin our coach for the journey back to Como.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    The best way to appreciate the beauty of Lake Como is by taking to the water. On this optional excursion, you sail to Villa Carlotta and Villa del Balbianello, two of the loveliest villas on the lake, both set in magnificent gardens.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Transfer to Milan or Bergamo airport for your return flight to the U.K.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 6 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast, 6 evening meals and 5 lunches (packed lunch on excursions
    • Silver All-Incluse drinks between 8am and 11.30pm whilst in resort (beer, selected spirits, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee)
    • Return flights to/from Milan Malpensa or Bergamo
    • Airport transfers in Italy

    Included Excursions

    • Milan - Culture and fashion
    • Lake Maggiore & Lake Cruise - Lakeside beauty

    Optional Excursions

    • Como Market & Lugano Shopping - Ideal for souvenirs
    • Milan Sightseeing Tour - A great way to see the city
    • St. Moritz & Bernina Railway - Fantastic Alpine railway ride
    • Lake Como Cruise

    Notes


     Room Upgrade Costs (per person)

     9 Days 
     Deluxe Twin£29 
     Comfort Twin with Lake View£59 

     Deluxe Twin with Lake View

    £82 
     Comfort Twin with Lake View & Balcony£94 
     Deluxe Twin with Lake View & Balcony£119 
     Deluxe Single (on request only)£85

    Please Note: The difference between comfort and deluxe rooms relates to the furnishings/décor and not the size of the room.

    All-Inclusive Package Options

    Standard ‘Silver’ All Inclusive

    The All Inclusive ‘Silver’ bracelet includes the following:

    - Drinks include local brand spirits, wines, beers, soft drinks, tea and coffee - Liberty Central Bar -  Lido Pool Street Bar from 10:00-18:30hrs

    - Dining at:  Queen Victoria Buffet Restaurant

    - 20% discount at Niki Beach, Cove and Lido à la carte restaurants

    ‘Gold’ All Inclusive

    The All Inclusive ‘Gold’ bracelet includes the following:

    - Drinks include local and selected brand spirits, cocktails, Prosecco, wines, beers, soft drinks, tea and speciality coffee at: - Hotel Liberty Central Bar - Lido Pool Street Bar - Lido Terrace Bar - Floating Pool Sunset Bar • Dining at: - Queen Victoria Buffet Restaurant

    - 20% discount at Niki Beach, Cove and Lido à la carte restaurants

    All inclusive until closing at all the Lido and Pool Bars (ie: after 18.30)

    ‘Platinum’ All Inclusive

    The All Inclusive ‘Platinum’ bracelet includes the following:

    - Drinks include local and selected brand spirits, cocktails, Prosecco, wines, beers, soft drinks, tea and speciality coffee until closing (ie: after 18.30) at: - Hotel Liberty Central Bar - Lido Pool Street Bar - Lido Terrace Bar - Floating Pool Sunset Bar

    - Dining at:  Queen Victoria Buffet Restaurant - Lido A La Carte Restaurant - Niki Beach Grill - Cove Restaurant

    *NB - (snack menu not included – always payable extra). Access to Lido and Pool areas is subject to weather conditions.

    Single Room Supplement from £59.00 (7 days).

    Flight Information

    Return flight to Milan are available from Gatwick, Luton, Manchester, Stansted, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Glasgow & Belfast. All airports are subject to availability. Call for more details. Flight supplements where applicable. This tour is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880.

    We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.

    If your chosen airport indicates a supplement may apply, we will contact you shortly to discuss.
     

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for six nights, 'Silver' All-Inclusive at the 3-star Hotel Britannia Excelsior in Cadenabbia. Enjoying a splendid lakeside setting with superb views across the lake to Bellagio, the hotel has a restaurant featuring buffet meals and show cooking, a large lounge area, bar, terrace and lifts. Across the road its own lakeside lido area with outdoor pool (open subject to season) and bar, where a limited selection of drinks are available. In 2014 the Britannia Excelsior opened its floating infinity pool - where guests can enjoy a bar, restaurant, bathrooms, cabins and showers at the complex which is situated directly opposite the hotel.

    This large and lively hotel is managed and owned by the Whieldon family, who are on hand to make sure your stay is enjoyable. The hotel also includes a free daily transfer by boat to Bellagio on the opposite side of the lake (June to September and subject to weather conditions). Room upgrades are available. Upgrades to 'Gold' or 'Platinum' all-inclusive are available - call for details.

    Resort Bars

    Hotel Liberty Central Bar (located in main hotel building)

    The Liberty Central Bar is a lovely place to relax and have fun, an environment that welcomes guests throughout the day until late at night to taste a wine, enjoy our selection of spirits and cocktails. The friendly staff are well-trained and helpful

    - Opening days and times: All Year 10:00 to 23:45hrs (open every day)

    - Live music is available at least 5 nights per week with a 60’s/70’s theme.

    Lido Pool Street Bar

    The Lido Pool Street Bar is the central bar of the lido beach club. A charming place to relax and enjoy an environment that welcomes guests throughout the day until late at night to sample the wine, enjoy our selection of cocktails, drinks and long drinks. The friendly staff are well-trained and helpful; just ask "Max" the bartender to prepare something special.

    - Opening days and times: May to September Monday to Friday 10:00 to 23:45hrs open every day in season

    - Live music is available 3 (Thu/Fri/Sat) nights per week with a classic Rock n Roll or DJ lounge music themes. Standard all inclusive ends at 18.30

    Lido Terrace Bar

    The Lido Terrace bar is on the roof of the lido, a relaxing elegant lounge bar that welcomes guests throughout the evening until late at night to sample the wine, enjoy our selection of cocktails, drinks and long drinks. It 'also a great place to try our famous appetizer buffet. The friendly staff are well-trained and helpful; just ask "Max" the bartender to prepare something special.

    - Opening days and times: May to September (weather permitting) Friday & Saturday 19:00 to 02:00hrs

    - Live music or DJ lounge music is available on a Fri/Sat nights.

    - Standard all incl. Ends at 18.30

    Floating Pool Sunset Bar

    The Sunset Bar positioned on the luxury floating pool invites you to a great and memorable evening above the shores of Lake Como with the most direct view of Bellagio. The sunset bar is the perfect bar to absorb the scenery, enjoy music and a wonderful selection of drinks and snacks throughout the day.

    - Opening days and times: May to September (weather permitting)  Monday to Friday 10:00 to 23:45hrs

    - Live music is available four (Wed/Fri/Sat/Sunday) nights per week with a classic Rock n Roll, DJ lounge music, and Argentinean Tango themes.

    - Standard all inclusive ends at 18.30

    Resort Restaurants

    Queen Victoria Buffet Restaurant (located in the main hotel building)

    The main dining room was originally built in the early 1900s. Although renovated the restaurant has a typical and grand Italian style with magnificent frescoes that cover the walls and a mounted master chandelier with Venetian Murano glass. The dining room also has a fabulous view of the lake. There is a buffet area, with an abundant variety of dishes to choose from including two styles of pasta, pizza and salads, entree, desert, and fruit buffet.

    - Opening days and times: All Year Monday to Sunday every day 7:00-10:00 Continental Breakfast 8.00-9:00 Hot Breakfast selection  12:00-14:00 Lunch  19:00-22:00 Dinner ( Kitchen closes at 21.00 )

    Niki Beach Grill

    Niki Beach Grill Restaurant is a special romantic restaurant set in a scenic position on the private beach of the lido. The Chef cooks a selection of fish dishes or meat directly on the grill served on a traditional hot stone slab. A romantic atmosphere with delicious grilled foods awaits you accompanied by a wonderful selection of wines, and a wonderful panoramic view.

    - Opening days and times: May to September (weather permitting) Thursday to Saturday (open on Sunday for snack menu only)  12:00-15:00 Snack menu (casual to eat on sunbeds, tables will not be laid on beach as the sun beds are there!)  19:00-23:00 Grill Restaurant

    Lido à la Carte Restaurant

    The restaurant is in the centre of Lido di Cadenabbia and is a vibrant and welcoming place for a meal and offers a spectacular view of Lake Bellagio. The main restaurant offers a light menu and snack menu for lunch and a full à la carte menu for the evening. • - Opening days and times: May to September Monday to Sunday 12:00-14:00 Snack menu & Lunch menu  19:00-22:00 A la carte menu

    Cove Restaurant

    The Cove restaurant situated on the floating pool offers an all you can eat Brazilian-style Churrasco, and salad buffet, accompanied by a delicious selection of wines, and soft drinks.

    - Opening days and times: May to September (weather permitting) Monday to Sunday 12:00-14:00 Snack menu & Lunch menu  19:00-23:00 All you can eat

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    Britannia Excelsior

    Britannia Excelsior

    Britannia Excelsior


    The 3-star Hotel Britannia Excelsior in Cadenabbia includes 'Silver'All-Inclusive package for all Leger guests. Enjoying a splendid lakeside setting with superb views across the lake to Bellagio, the hotel has a restaurant featuring buffet meals, a large lounge area, bar, terrace and lifts. Across the road, lies its own lakeside lido area with outdoor pool (open subject to season) and bar, where a limited selection of drinks are available. In addition, in 2014 the Britannia Excelsior opened its excellent floating infinity pool. This large and lively hotel is managed and owned by the Whieldon family, who are on hand to make sure your stay is enjoyable. The hotelalso includes a free daily transfer by boat to the popular resort of Bellagio on the opposite side of the lake (June to Septemberand subject toweather conditions).Room upgrades are available. Upgrades to 'Gold' or 'Platinum' all-inclusive are available - call for details.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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