The Beauty of Lake Como & Lake Maggiore by Air

7 days from £949pp.


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

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 to the 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 Railway for a spectacular journey filled with breathtaking scenery, you’ll return home with nothing but magical memories.

Tour Includes


  • Silver All-Inclusive basis at your Lake Como hotel - including drinks between 8am and 11.30pm whilst in resort (beer, selected spirits, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee)
  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals & 5 lunches (packed lunch on excursions)
  • Return flights to Milan Malpensa or Bergamo
  • Airport transfers in Italy
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

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

    • Included meals: 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 you across to Isola Bella. Here there will be free time to allow you to visit the Palazzo Borromeo and its splendid gardens (entrance included).

    From here we continue to 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

    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
    Brusio Viaduct

    Brusio Viaduct

    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.

    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
    Duomo of Milan

    Duomo of 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

    Lake Como

    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

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

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

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • 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 £69.00 (7 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 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 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

    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.

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