About the tour: The Beauty of Lake Como & Lake Maggiore by Air

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 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals & 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 starting from the first evening meal
  • Return flights to Milan Malpensa or Bergamo with one checked in suitcase and airport transfers in Italy

7 days from £1049 pp

Departure Dates

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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Tour Itinerary

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

    • Included meals: Dinner

    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
    Lake Maggiore
    Lake Maggiore

    Included Highlights

    • Lake Maggiore & Lake Cruise

    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 stroll along and soak up your surroundings.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020 2021
    • Como Market & Lugano Shopping
    £14.00 £15.00
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Today's 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.

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

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020 2021
    • St. Moritz & the Bernina Region Railway*
    £51.95 £54.00
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.
    * This excursion is extremely popular and must be pre-booked before your departure – please call to request your place.

    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, the seat of the Archbishop of Milan.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Milan

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020 2021
    • Milan Guided Sightseeing Tour
    £29.00 £30.00
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    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 (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 there being a degree of walking involved and the amount of steps at Villa Balbianello.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Cadenabbia
    • Villa Balbianello, Lake Como

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020 2021
    • Lake Como Cruise
    £42.00 £44.00
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast

     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.

    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

    Drinks at the Bubbles Bar from 10.00 until closing at 24.00 (last order 23.45)

    Drinks (except spirits) at the Lido and Infinity pool until 18.00

    Lido Bar - must pay for drinks at night and get €20 discount on food only

    Drinks at the Bazzoni cocktail bar until closing at 24.00 (last order 23.45)

    Dining at:

    Queen Victoria Buffet Restaurant – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Lido’s Pizzeria – Lunch and Dinner

    The Simply Pasta (Bazzoni Hotel) – Dinner

    The Bazzoni Buffet (Bazzoni Hotel) – Breakfast and Dinner

    20% discount at all other restaurants in the resort. Shuttle boat Rospo is included at prefixed times. 


    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:

    Drinks at the Bubbles Bar from 10.00 until closing at 24.00 (last order 23.45)

    Cocktails, selected brands of spirits and liquors (subject to availability) at the Lido, Infinity pool until closing at 24.00

    Drinks, cocktails, selected brands of spirits and liquors (subject to availability) at the Bazzoni cocktail bar until closing at 24.00 (last order 23.45)

    The Lido also has an à la carte restaurant with a bar free drinks

    Dining at: 

    Queen Victoria Buffet Restaurant – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Lido’s Pizzeria – Lunch & Dinner

    The Simply Pasta (Bazzoni Hotel) – Dinner

    The Bazzoni Buffet (Bazzoni Hotel) – Breakfast and Dinner

    20% discount in all the other restaurants in the resort. Shuttle boat Rospo is included at prefixed times)


    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: 

    Drinks at the Bubbles Bar from 10.00 until closing at 24.00 (last order 23.45)

    Cocktails, selected brands of spirits and liquors (subject to availability) at the Lido, Infinity pool until closing at 24.00

    Drinks, cocktails, selected brands of spirits and liquors (subject to availability) at the Bazzoni cocktail bar until closing at 24.00 (last order 23.45)

    The Lido also has an à la carte restaurant with a bar free drinks

    Dining at: 

    Queen Victoria Buffet Restaurant – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Lido Restaurant – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Cove Restaurant – Dinner

    The Bazzoni Buffet (Bazzoni Hotel) – Breakfast and Dinner

    The Bistro Restaurant (Bazzoni Hotel) – Lunch and Dinner

    The Simply Pasta (Bazzoni Hotel) – Dinner


    Please note: Snack menu is not included – always payable extra. Access to Lido and Pool areas is subject to weather conditions.  All Inclusive will start from the first evening meal at the Britannia Excelsior, if you arrive earlier than this time then meals will be an additional cost payable at resort.

    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (7 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person).

    The Beauty of Lake Como & Lake Maggiore by Air 7 days from £1049pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    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.

    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.


    Britannia Excelsior

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

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.
    Can I pre-book my coach seat?

    Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days' duration), £24pp (7 & 8 days' duration), £26pp (9, 10 and 11 days' duration) and £30pp (12 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 £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 & 8 days duration), £18pp (9, 10 and 11 days' duration) and £22pp (12 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.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Your Flights

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

    Return flight to Milan are available from Birmingham, Belfast, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Luton, Manchester & Stansted. 

    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.

    Flight supplements may apply for some airports. If your chosen airport carries a supplement, we will contact you to discuss. Airport transfers maybe operated as a group and may incur a waiting time.

    All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.

    This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880. 


    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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