Christmas on Lake Como & Lake Maggiore – All-Inclusive

8 days from £849 pp.


Bellagio, Como Lake, Italy

Visit: Bellagio, Como Lake, Italy, Italy

About the Tour

Have a Christmas all taken care of on this all-inclusive festive coach holiday to Italy. Staying on the shores of Lake Como, enjoy your Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, whilst surrounded by spectacular lakeside scenery. With visits to the luxurious resort of Stresa on Lake Maggiore, plus, the option to explore Milan and the world-famous resort of St. Moritz in Switzerland. 'X' really does mark the spot, on this magical Xmas holiday.

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast, 5 evening meals and 4 lunches (packed lunch on excursions)
  • Local drinks (beer, selected spirits, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee) from 08:00-23:30 whilst in resort in Cadenabbia
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
  • Convenient local joining points
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

    Continue south to Lake Como for a five-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lake Maggiore

    Lake Maggiore

    Our included excursion takes us to Lake Maggiore and the opulent resort town of Stresa. Here you will have time at leisure to explore the grand architecture and cosmopolitan atmosphere or perhaps relax in a café and enjoy the stunning scenery towards the Borromean Islands. The islands lie at the centre of the lake and are fine examples of natural beauty enhanced by landscaped gardens and parks.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Milan; Milan Walking Tour

    Milan; Milan Walking Tour

    A fantastic optional excursion to beautiful Milan where there will be free time for you to explore the city that shares its title as one of the Fashion Capitals of the world with London, New York, Paris and Tokyo. The city was once the capital of the Western Roman Empire for a short but significant 109 years. Its position at the top was reconfirmed by Napoleon in 1786, when he declared the city his centre of the Cisalpine Republic. Rome was chosen as Italy’s capital in 1861 but for many northern Italians, Milan is the country’s heart. Today Milan is the business capital and home to the country’s stock exchange as well as being renowned for its fashion and design industries.

    To introduce you to the sights why not join our optional sightseeing tour where you will discover the historical and artistic heart of Milan. Accompanied by our local guide we start by coach on a panoramic tour passing by the Monumental Cemetery, Porta Garibaldi and Corso di Porta Venezia. We stop at Via Verdi where we then continue on foot to La Scala Theatre, one of the world’s most famous opera houses (entrance included). We then continue to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a covered double arcade connecting Piazza della Scala to Piazza Duomo. Finally we conclude our tour outside of the magnificent gothic style Duomo Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Milan.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Merry Christmas! Enjoy a leisurely day in resort perhaps taking a stroll along the lakeside seeing the beautiful villas and houses that dot the shoreline.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    St. Moritz

    St. Moritz

    Today, our pre-booked optional excursion takes you to the town of Tirano where we board the Bernina Region Railway and cross one of the highest railroad lines in the Alps, to the world famous resort of St. Moritz. Sporting life has always been an important part of San Moritz, 100 years ago the first British visitors use to stage Toboggan races in the streets. The city has also been the host of two winter Olympic Games and today has a multitude of winter sports taking place including alpine and cross country skiing, figure skating, hockey, curling and bobsledding.

    Please note: This excursion must be pre-booked before departure and cannot be purchased on tour.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We leave Lake Como and travel to northern France for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Lake Maggiore

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Milan
    • St. Moritz & Bernina Region Railway

    Notes

    Room Upgrade Costs (per person) 

     Comfort Twin with Lake View£48 
     Deluxe Twin with Lake View£69 
     Comfort Twin with Lake View & Balcony£85 
     Deluxe Twin with Lake View & Balcony£109 

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

    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (8 days). Single Room Supplement from £105.00 (8 days).

    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 five nights fully-inclusive at the 3-star Hotel Britannia Excelsior in Cadenabbia. Enjoying a superb setting facing the lake-shore, the hotel has a restaurant featuring buffet meals (except Christmas Day lunch), large lounge area, bar and lifts. Enjoy the superb views across the lake to Bellagio.

    This large and lively hotel is managed and owned by the Whieldon family who are on hand to make sure your stay is enjoyable. Room upgrades are available.

    Overnight stays in northern France will be in city-style hotels.

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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 hotel also includes a free daily transfer by boat to the popular resort of 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.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • 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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    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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