Italy’s Beautiful Lake Como & a Swiss Highlight

Italy’s Beautiful Lake Como & a Swiss Highlight

Staying at The 3* Britannia Excelsior, Cadenabbia

  • Luxury coach travel
  • Return short sea crossing
  • 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at overnight hotels
  • 5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in resort
  • 2 crew on-board the coach
  • Porterage
  • Free bar from 10.00 to 23.45 hrs each day (Local beers, wines and spirits)

Excursion Information

Wordsworth described Lake Como as ‘a treasure which the earth keeps to itself’. It is not simply the natural beauty of the mountain framed waters of Como that is so attractive; it is the sophisticated ambience of the towns and villages that hug its shores… and its proximity to Lake Lugano that makes it a fabulous touring base.

No wonder Mr and Mrs George Clooney choose to live here!

 After an early start we travel to Dover for an early afternoon crossing. We continue our journey in Europe to our overnight hotel in time for a three course dinner. Following a good night’s rest, we head on through France and Switzerland to Italy where we check into our hotel for the next five nights.

Overnight Hotel: Will be minimum three stars standard such as Novotel, Mercure, Ibis or similar. The hotel will have a restaurant and bar. All rooms will offer en-suite facilities and TV. The hotel will offer a lift or ground floor rooms.

 

Villa Balbianello and Bellagio

This morning, we will visit Villa Balbianello in Tremezzino with its amazing history and stunning location jutting out into the lake.

You may choose to take a water bus from the jetty to the village of Lenno.

Cadenabbia

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax in our stunning resort or talk a walk in to Cadenabbia with all the perks that come with walking…sightseeing, stopping for gelatos and coffees, shopping and people watching!

You may like to visit the first Anglican church in Italy (Church of the Ascension), built in the 1800s and located close to the ferry that goes to Bellagio or the little, white, 16th century San Martino church requiring a more rigorous walk is worth a visit.

Lugano, Switzerland

Today, we will cross the Swiss border (remembering to bring our passports!) and visit the stylish city of Lugano situated on the shores of lake Lugano with its grand promenade, chic shops and cafés and amazing yachts.

Como & Villa Carlotta

This morning we make our way to the elegant and bustling town of Como. Grand villas, palazzi, and churches show the city's splendour, while intriguing lanes and colourful piazzas show off its charm.

Market day is held each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, the market stretches along the old city wall and near the "torre" tower.

Como is a lovely walking city and if you tire of the market you can head to the nearby lakefront park to sit and enjoy an ice cream.

After lunch, we make out way to the magnificent neo classical villa Carlotta and Gardens, dating back to 1690  and covering over 70,000 square meters take time to soak in and admire the beautiful art collections and splendid botanical gardens.

With lifts to different levels you can take in the breathtaking views.

 

Modern Coach Travel

Our comfortable coaches offer:

  • Air conditioning
  • Toilet / washroom
  • Reclining seats
  • Hot & cold drink facilities
  • TV/DVD/CD
  • Friendly informative staff

 

The 3* Hotel Britannia Excelsior

Hotel Britannia Excelsior is located on the shore of Lake Como, within a former 19th century inn.

The beautiful guest rooms are decorated with luxurious fabrics and fine antique furniture.

Only 51 meters from the pier of Cadenabbia, the Britannia Excelsior offers a beautiful view of Bellagio and the centre of Griante is located a short 10 minute walk away.

Guestrooms are equipped with satellite TV and private bathrooms with a shower and hairdryer.

The hotel has a lift and free Wi-Fi is available in the hotel

lobby.

Departure DateTitleHotelDaysPrice (from)Pick Up Points 
22 Aug 2018Italy's Beautiful Lake Como & Swiss HighlightBritannia Excelsior 8 days £939.00 Ashington , Billingham , Bishop Auckland , Blyth , Chester le Street , Cramlington , Darlington , Durham , Ferryhill , Hartlepool , Middlesbrough , Morpeth , Newbiggin-by-the-Sea , Newcastle , Newton Aycliffe , Northallerton , Peterlee , Self Drive , South Shields , Spennymoor , Stockton-on-Tees , Sunderland , Thirsk , Washington , Whitley Bay Book Now