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

£957

per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 07/05/2017 from London Gatwick Airport

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

This morning, explore Milan, home to the fifth largest cathedral in the world and other historical highlights. This afternoon includes a visit Sirmione. Why not stroll around the narrow cobbled streets exploring in the many shops and ice cream parlours? Later to your hotel on Lake Garda for two nights. Includes Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 : Lake Garda area.

The 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 today? Includes Breakfast

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

Enjoy a visit to this delightful town where you will spend some time at leisure. Why not take the chance to do some shopping on one of the most elegant streets in Italy. 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 Swiss town of Lugano with time to admire the small, charming Lake Ceresio. Continue your journey to Baveno 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 area - Milan - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, or extend your stay on the Italian Discovery tour. Includes Breakfast

Hotels on Tour

  • Lake Maggiore area:Simplon at Baveno (4*)
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard
  • Milan:Holiday Inn Garibaldi (4*)
  • Lake Garda area:Club La Vela or Caravel at Trobole (4*)
  • Lake Como area:Lario at Mezzegra (3*)

Excursion to The Dolomites

All departures on the The Magic of the Italian Lakes tour in 2017 will include an additional excursion to the Dolomites on day 3.

NOTE: This offer only applicable to bookings made between the 15th December 2016 & 28th February 2017. Offers can be withdrawn at any time & are subject to availability.

What's Included

  • Return flights UK - Milan
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Meals on tour - 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners
  • Services of a tour director
  • Porterage (for one suitcase per person)
  • Individual Audio System
  • Transfers
  • All airport taxes/service charges
  • Single share option

Holiday Highlights

  • Milan
  • Sirmione
  • Lake Garda
  • Verona
  • Lake Como
  • Lake Maggiore
  • Lugano

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

Our Customers Rate this holiday 100% (11 reviews)

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27-Oct-2016

Excellent

19-Oct-2016

we loved the interesting people we met on the tour from cosmos and we like the standard of the hotels - it was a lovely holiday in such a lovely place

22-Sep-2016

After our plane being cancelled and we lost a day of our holiday and also a tour on the Monday Morning plus having to pay out for a taxi we must admit the holiday was very good loved the sights the hotels were good our tour guide Andrea .B was brill...

17-Sep-2016

Excellent hotels all bar one. Can't remember name but was at Lake Garda. The walls and curtains in our room were a little grubby and air con didn't work so was extremely hot.

14-Sep-2016

Excellent

14-Sep-2016

Excellent tour guide and coach driver. Included and optional tours were good value.

11-Aug-2016

Apart from 1 poor hotel, holiday very good

10-Aug-2016

Fantastic holiday

17-Jun-2016

the tour could be a little long (10 days)

31-May-2016

very easy paced tour -- a thoroughly enjoyable week.

21-May-2016

Excellent

We love to hear from you and all your experiences whilst you’ve been travelling with us and to be able to share your experiences with other travellers. Below we’ve published the letters and emails we’ve received, if you’d like to add your own experience please email us at marketing@archersholidays.co.uk

The Italian Lakes

June Fenwick 22/07/2015

 I would like to thank you for yet again a wonderful holiday. This time my friend and I went to the Italian lakes, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

From the moment we were picked up at the airport in a private car, everything was organised perfectly.  I must say a special "Thank You" to Andrea our courier, who we met 2 years ago, and also our driver Luca. They were brilliant. We declined the optional excursions as we had been on most of them before, but the included ones were excellent.

All of the hotels were lovely, but in particularly the Hotel Du Lac at Lake Garda. We  would have been perfectly happy to spend a full week there relaxing in the beautiful garden.

Only one thing could have improved the holiday for us, and that is if we could have flown from Newcastle upon Tyne airport instead of having to go to Edinburgh. We have an international airport on our doorstep and it is a bit bothersome to have to travel by train to Edinburgh to fly to Italy.

However, the holiday made it all worthwhile, and we look forward to planning another in the future.

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