The Magic of the Italian Lakes

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The Magic of the Italian Lakes

A wonderful tour which combines the truly stunning scenery and the old-world charm of Italy's premier lakes, with visits to two contrasting cities.

8 days from

£980

per person*

(based on 20/09/2015 departure date from London Gatwick Apt)

* Price is based on 2 people travelling.

  • Lake Maggiore
  • Lake Maggiore
  • Sirmione, Lake Garda
  • Sirmione, Lake Garda
  • Sirmione, Lake Garda
  • Malcesine, Lake Garda
  • Lugano
  • Duomo, Milan
  • Juliets balcony, Verona
  • Verona
  • Castelvecchio Bridge, Verona, Italy
  • Menaggio, Lake Como
  • Bellagio, Lake Como
  • Lake Como

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : UK - Milan.

Fly to Milan where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Milan. The rest of the day is free for you to get acquainted with this fashionable city.

DAY 2 : Milan - Sirmione - Lake Garda Area.

Visit the Gothic Duomo in Milan before heading towards Lake Garda and Sirmione, its picturesque spa town. Why not stroll around the narrow cobbled streets taking in the many shops and ice cream parlours. Continue to your hotel on Lake Garda for two nights. Includes Breakfast

DAY 3 : Lake Garda Area.

A whole day is yours to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and charming villages, surrounded by the mountains to the north and the gentle slopes of the morainic hills to the south. Alternatively, why not join an optional excursion? Includes Breakfast

DAY 4 : Lake Garda Area - Verona - Lake Como Area.

This morning visit the delightfully romantic city of Verona. See Juliet's balcony and enjoy some time at leisure before heading to Lake Como. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 : Lake Como Area.

Inspiring everyone from Roman Senators to great composers and Hollywood actors, Lake Como is the romantic image of the Italian lake district, with its cobalt blue waters lined with magnificent mountains, lush gardens and grand villas. Today, get to know the area and join the included boat trip to Bellagio, which occupies one of the most scenic positions in the whole of Italy. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 : Lake Como Area - Lake Maggiore Area.

Leave the picturesque resort of Lake Como en route to Lake Maggiore, stopping in the small Swiss town of Lugano with time to admire the small, charming Lake Ceresio. Continue your journey to Stresa for two nights. Includes Breakfast

DAY 7 : Lake Maggiore Area.

Set between Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. The day is yours to relax or enjoy some of the many activities available around Lake Maggiore. Perhaps join an optional excursion that takes in the delightful Borromean Islands. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 : Lake Maggiore - Milan - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay in Lake Como or Lake Maggiore. Includes Breakfast

Hotels on Tour

  • Lake Como Area:Lario at Mezzegra (3*) or similar
  • Lake Maggiore Area:Grand Hotel Dino (4*) or similar
  • Milan:Holiday Inn Garibaldi (4*) or similar (3*)
  • Lake Garda Area:Du Lac et du Parc (4*) or similar

What's Included

  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Meals on tour - 7 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage
  • Individual Audio System You will be given headphones and a receiver so you can clearly hear the tour director/local guide during your visits.
  • Transfers
  • All airport taxes/service charges
  • Single share option - see page 13

Holiday Highlights

  • Milan Visit
  • Sirmione Visit
  • Lake Garda Scenic drive
  • Verona Visit and see Juliet's balcony
  • Lake Como Boat trip to Bellagio
  • Lugano Visit

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • Greater flexibility, with tailor made options
  • Expert staff both at home and overseas
  • UK Call Centre

Our Customers Rate this holiday 92% (13 reviews)

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21-Oct-2014

Wonderfull!

21-Oct-2014

Good

07-Oct-2014

Enjoyed the trip very much.

30-Sep-2014

We enjoyed the holiday overall but it could have been much better if we were served quality food on the tour. The impression is of things being done on the cheap. I would prefer the pay a bit more and get better quality. You should never be disappoin...

26-Sep-2014

Very poor hotel locations.
One hotel (Lario) with very dangerous -could have been fatal- emergency response.

09-Sep-2014

Good tour but hotel service poor. leave Lugano off your itinery.

28-Aug-2014

able to see all the main areas without any hassle.

27-Aug-2014

Generally good value. Optional excursions are often very poor value for money.

13-Aug-2014

Excellent says it all

28-Jul-2014

This was a very good tour, both our guide Andreas and driver Luca were excellent. Airline - Flybe were delayed on both journeys and check in at Milan was poor.

26-Jul-2014

The Tour Director and Driver were excellent. It was disappointing that there were no tea and coffee making facilities in any of the hotels other than the 1 night in Milan.

22-Jul-2014

Would have been good if the local guide forVerona was included in the price.

06-Jul-2014

Some aspects were disappointing such as hotel locations, feeling of having to book extra tours. Tour director and driver were fantastic.

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