The Beauty of Lake Como & Lake Maggiore – All-Inclusive

7 days from £529 pp.


Lake Maggiore

Visit: Lake Maggiore, Italy

About the Tour

We have combined the beautiful lakeside scenery of two of Italy’s most stunning lakes, with the culture of Milan and an amazing Alpine experience, to make the perfect holiday for those looking for a bit more than just stunning scenery. From our base on the shores of Lake Como we offer many fabulous excursions. See the opulent resort of Stresa on Lake Maggiore, and join a boat trip passing the famous Borromean Islands. Experience magnificent Milan, where culture and fashion go hand in hand. With the added opportunity to cruise the waters of Lake Como, as well as a visit to the fashionable St. Moritz resort and the chance to board the Bernina Region Railway for a spectacular journey filled with breathtaking scenery, you’ll return home with nothing but magical memories.

Tour Includes


  • 6 or 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 or 6 evening meals & 3 or 5 lunches (packed lunch on excursions)
  • 'Silver' All Inclusive basis at hotel in Cadenabbia, including local drinks (beer, selected spirits, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee) from 8.00am-11.30pm each day, whilst in resort
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service
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 travel to northern France for an overnight stay.

After an early breakfast, we commence our journey south into Italy and to Lake Como for a four-night stay on a 'Silver' all inclusive basis.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Lake Maggiore & Lake Cruise

Lake Maggiore & Lake Cruise

Our included excursion takes us to Lake Maggiore and the resort of Baveno. Here we take a short boat ride on the lake and sail past the beautiful Borromean Islands. The islands lie at the centre of the lake and are fine examples of natural beauty enhanced by landscaped gardens and parks.

We return to the opulent resort town of Stresa and then continue by coach to Arona, where you will have time at leisure to explore the grand architecture and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Milan

Milan

Today, our included excursion takes us to Milan, where you can spend the day at leisure exploring all the city has to offer. Milan shares its title as one of the Fashion Capitals of the world with London, New York, Paris and Tokyo.

To get the most from your visit, why not join our optional guided walking tour? Accompanied by our local guide we see sights such as the Castello Sforzesco and the magnificent gothic style Duomo Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Milan. We also see the Galleria, a covered double arcade connecting Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Scala. Finally we conclude our tour with a short visit to La Scala Theatre, one of the world’s most famous opera houses (entrance included).

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bernina Region Railway

Bernina Region Railway

Today, for those passengers who have pre-booked, our optional excursion takes you to the world famous resort of St. Moritz. Sporting life has always been an important part of St. Moritz, and over 100 years ago the first British visitors use to stage Toboggan races in the streets.

There will be a short amount of time for you to explore before we board the Bernina Region Railway and cross one of the highest railroad lines in the Alps. As we approach the Swiss / Italian border, we travel over the Brusio spiral viaduct, an amazing feat of engineering that allows the train to gradually descend 20 metres in a relatively short distance.

We arrive in Tirano, a quaint Italian town, where we spend a short amount of free time before returning to our hotel.

A ride on the Bernina Region Railway is highly recommended and extremely popular, therefore we recommend that this excursion is booked in advance. The cost is £39 per person. Please ask for details when booking this holiday.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We leave our hotel and commence our journey north into France and to our hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

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

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Como Market & Lugano (9-day tour) - Ideal for souvenirs
  • St. Moritz & Bernina Region Railway - Fantastic Alpine railway ride
  • Milan Sightseeing Tour - A great way to see the city
  • Lake Como Cruise (9-day tour)

Notes


 Room Upgrade Costs (per person)

 7 Days9 Days 
 Deluxe Twin £20£29 
 Comfort Twin with Lake View £41£59 

 Deluxe Twin with Lake View

 £54£82 
 Comfort Twin with Lake View & Balcony £63£94 
 Deluxe Twin with Lake View & Balcony £79£119 
 Deluxe Single (on request only) £60 £85

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

Whilst in resort, you will have the standard Silver All Inclusive package. We also offer a Gold and Platinum upgrade package – see below for details. 

Standard Silver All Inclusive (included)

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 Package (upgrade from only £10 per person per day)

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 ba

            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 Package (upgrade from only £20 per person per day)

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

Please note: snack menu not included – always payable extra. Access to Lido and Pool areas is subject to weather conditions.   

Travel Insurance from £35.00 (7 days), £35.00 (9 days). Single Room Supplement from £69.00 (7 days), £69.00 (9 days).

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

We leave our hotel early this morning and commence our journey south through France and Switzerland. We cross into Italy and continue to our hotel in the beautiful lakeside resort of Cadenabbia where we stay for six nights on a 'Silver' all-inclusive basis.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore

Our included excursion takes us to Lake Maggiore and 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.

We travel first to the town of Baveno from where a boat will take us past the famous Borromean Islands.

We return to shore in the opulent resort town of Stresa where you will have time at leisure to explore the grand architecture and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lugano

Lugano

We travel to the centre of Como town on our optional excursion. With a long history you can see many highlights from the town's past' including medieval walls, towers and streets and a cathedral that took almost 400 years to complete! Como produces 80% of Europe’s silk and there are many boutiques in the centre selling high quality silk merchandise. There is also the regular market, which takes place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. We continue over the border into Switzerland and to the beautiful town of Lugano. Be sure to visit Via Nassa, one of town’s historical streets and Lugano’s number one shopping destination. Its elegant and sophisticated atmosphere is not to be missed.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bernina Region Railway

Bernina Region Railway

Today, for those passengers who have pre-booked, our optional excursion takes you to the world-famous resort of St. Moritz. Sporting life has always been an important part of St. Moritz, and over 100 years ago the first British visitors used to stage Toboggan races in the streets. There will be a short amount of time for you to explore before we board the Bernina Region Railway and cross one of the highest railroad lines in the Alps. As we approach the Swiss / Italian border, we travel over the Brusio spiral viaduct, an amazing feat of engineering that allows the train to gradually descend 20 metres in a relatively short distance.

We arrive in Tirano, a quaint Italian town, where we spend a short amount of free time before returning to our hotel.

Please note: a ride on the Bernina Region Railway is highly recommended and extremely popular, therefore we recommend that this excursion is booked in advance. The cost is £39 per person. Please ask for details when booking this holiday.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Milan

Milan

A fantastic included 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. 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 with the magnificent Gothic style Duomo Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Milan.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lake Como Cruise

Lake Como Cruise

Why not join our optional half-day excursion with a cruise on Lake Como? This excursion will show you two of the loveliest villas and gardens of the area, Villa del Balbianello and Villa Carlotta. We start by boarding the boat in Cadenabbia and sail across the lake to Villa del Balbianello, situated on the Lavedo promontory in the central and most beautiful part of the Lake (entrance to the gardens included). After a visit to its beautiful gardens we continue to the resort of Bellagio where there will be free time for you to explore the town. We return, by boat, to Cadenabbia where we visit the beautiful Villa Carlotta in neighbouring Tremezzo (entrance included). Villa Carlotta attracts visitors from all over the world with its wonderful collection of flowers, trees and shrubs. After the visit, take a stroll along the lakeside back to the hotel. * Please note that this excursion is not suitable for passengers with mobility issues due to the degree of walking involved and the amount of steps at Villa Balbianello.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel to northern France for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

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

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Como Market & Lugano (9-day tour) - Ideal for souvenirs
  • St. Moritz & Bernina Region Railway - Fantastic Alpine railway ride
  • Milan Sightseeing Tour - A great way to see the city
  • Lake Como Cruise (9-day tour)

Notes


 Room Upgrade Costs (per person)

 7 Days9 Days 
 Deluxe Twin £20£29 
 Comfort Twin with Lake View £41£59 

 Deluxe Twin with Lake View

 £54£82 
 Comfort Twin with Lake View & Balcony £63£94 
 Deluxe Twin with Lake View & Balcony £79£119 
 Deluxe Single (on request only) £60 £85

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

Whilst in resort, you will have the standard Silver All Inclusive package. We also offer a Gold and Platinum upgrade package – see below for details. 

Standard Silver All Inclusive (included)

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 Package (upgrade from only £10 per person per day)

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 ba

            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 Package (upgrade from only £20 per person per day)

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

Please note: snack menu not included – always payable extra. Access to Lido and Pool areas is subject to weather conditions.   

Travel Insurance from £35.00 (7 days), £35.00 (9 days). Single Room Supplement from £69.00 (7 days), £69.00 (9 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 four or six nights, 'Silver' All-Inclusive at the 3-star Hotel Britannia Excelsior in Cadenabbia.  Room upgrades and upgrades to 'Gold' or 'Platinum' all-inclusive are available – call for details.

Overnight stays in northern France will be in city-style hotels, such as Ibis Reims Tinqueux, or Cottage Hotel Reims.

Italy

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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