Italian Lakes - Como & Maggiore by Air

7 Days

May - Oct 2019 - From £1149 pp



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Lake Como





Come with us to our favourite Italian lakes – Como and Maggiore. Enjoy an all-inclusive stay at a Como waterfront hotel, visit Como’s Bellagio and Varenna by ferry and have the option to visit Vila Meltzi gardens. We also visit Lake Maggiore and its stunning Borromeo Islands including Isola Bella. A ride on the amazing Bernina Express train is also included.


Villa Meltzi

Day 1: UK to Como
Check in at your chosen airport for the flight to Milan – flight duration around 2 hours. On arrival we transfer by coach to Cadenabbia where we check into our hotel. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Lake Como
Free day to relax at the hotel or explore on your own. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and drinks at the hotel.

Day 3: Bellagio & Varenna
Today we explore Lake Como by ferry, visiting the beautiful resorts of Bellagio and Varenna. There will also be an option to visit the Gardens of Vila Meltzi, one of the best Japanese gardens in Italy (entry payable locally). Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Day 4: Lake Maggiore
Full day excursion to Lake Maggiore including a visit to the Borromeo Islands and Isola Bella (garden entrance payable locally). Return to the hotel for dinner and free drinks.

Day 5: Bernina Express
Full day excursion to the Bernina Express, an amazing train ride from the cool north of St Moritz to the temperate south. Along its route the distinctive red train climbs to 2,253 metres above sea level where glaciers lie. We take a seat in one of the modern panorama coaches,and relax as the train travels through incredible scenic beauty: romantic forests in the Albula valley and, traversing bridges and viaducts, it will take you high above gorges and wild streams to see the snow and the glacier above the Bernina Pass. This is one of the most stunning rail journeys in the world (Bernina Express may operate from south to north depending on timing). We return to the hotel late afternoon for dinner and free drinks.

Day 6: Lake Como
Free day to explore on your own or relax at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Day 7: Lake Como to Milan to London
Early Morning transfer from Como to Milan to check in at Milan airport for your return flight to the UK.

Note: Order of excursions may be subject to change.


Hotel Britannia Excelsior -3 star-Lake Como
Your lakeside hotel

The hotel is located in the centre of the small lakeside town of Cadenabbia with stunning views across the lake to Bellagio, Varenna and the mountains beyond. Popular with British visitors since the 18th century, Cadenabbia has excellent ferry links to all of Como’s attractions. Just a few metres from the hotel, directly on the lake, are the outdoor pool and lido area - a perfect spot to relax and take in the magnificent views.
The hotel offers excellent value with its ‘all inclusive’ facilities and quality accommodation. All bedrooms are en-suite with a shower (some have bath but this cannot be guaranteed), fully air-conditioned and have TV with English satellite channels, fridge and hairdryer.
All meals are self-service and offer choices for starters, main courses and desserts. The inclusive bar includes beers, spirits, some liqueurs, and wine by the glass. The bar is open from 10.00 to 23.45hrs daily.


  • Escorted throughout

  • Return flight with luggage to Milan - Supp’t may apply - see flight options below

  • 6 nights sharing a comfort room at the 3-Star Britannia Excelsior Hotel on an all-inclusive basis - includes breakfast, lunch (or packed lunch) and dinner, free house wine, beers, spirits, tea/coffee from 10.00 until 23.45 every day. Soft drinks, wine, beer and coffee are free at the swimming pool from 09.30 until 17.30

  • Excursions as stated

  • All transfers abroad


  • Single room at supp’t £20pppn

  • Deluxe room at Hotel Britannia Excelsior supp’t £60pp

  • Comfort room at Hotel Britannia Excelsior supp’t £90pp

Flight Information & Options

Flights to Milan are possible from Bristol, Gatwick, Edinburgh, Birmingam & Manchester airports. All are subject to availability at time of booking and some may have a supplement. Flight time around 2 hrs each way. Flights include 1 checked in bag (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person - weight & size of each subject to airline restrictions. Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

Help Us to Help You

In our experience, clients who discuss with us their concerns over mobility limitations and⁄or health issues (including visibility, hearing etc) when booking, are far more satisfied with the level of service we provide and enjoy a more relaxed and fun holiday, compared to those who attempt to cope without the benefit of our expert advice.
We must stress that these holidays are not suitable for users of mobility scooters, wheelchairs or walking aids (frames, sticks, etc).