The Magic of the Italian Lakes

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Price per person
from £1,058

Price based on
London Luton
6th May 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 8 days

  • Italy

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tour

A tour of stunning contrasts that combines the serenity and old-world charm of Italy's lake towns, with the bustle and grandeur of Milan and Verona.

At a glance


  • Milan Visit one of the fashion capitals of the world.
  • Lake Como Spend a day in the romantic lake town that inspired several cultural figures and visit Bellagio.
  • Sirmione Roam the town’s quirky boutiques.
  • Lake Garda Experience the natural beauty of this region for yourself on a free day of leisure.
The Magic of the Italian Lakes

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

lakes great lovely views....

20th September 2017
Trusted Customer

lakes great lovely views.

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22nd June 2017
Trusted Customer

Good overview of the area, a taster of the four...

22nd June 2017
Trusted Customer

Good overview of the area, a taster of the four different lakes, which is what we wanted. Hotel accommodation mixed and not always equivalent for everyone in the group. Food provided - breakfasts very good, plenty of choice. Evening meals mediocre. Full of praise for tour leader and driver, and also excursions we chose.

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21st June 2017
Mrs Jean Nobles

There wasn`t a bad purchase on the trip....

14th June 2017
Mr David Morgan

There wasn`t a bad purchase on the trip.

the holiday was lovely and relaxing. Two of the...

28th May 2017
Trusted Customer

the holiday was lovely and relaxing. Two of the hotels were changed and I along with others on the tour we not advised until we were on our way to the first lake, I didn't mind so much but it would of been nice to have been advised of this before we departed, as I like to look into locations and hotels before I go. Also, please..please..please send a list of the optional excursions before people go on holiday, i would of liked to off look into each of them before my holiday rather than it being dumped on me on day 2 of the holiday. The one excursion I chose was not worth the money i paid, and if I had the time to look into the excursions I more than likely not of done this one.

The price for this tour was good, but some of...

20th April 2017
Trusted Customer

The price for this tour was good, but some of the optional tours were expensive for what they were. Otherwise meals at the Hotels were o.k. But don t bother with the picnic breakfast on the last day, if you have an early flight that is.

Overview

A tour of stunning contrasts that combines the serenity and old-world charm of Italy's lake towns, with the bustle and grandeur of Milan and Verona.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Milan

Day
1

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.

No meals included

Milan - Sirmione - Lake Garda area

Day
2

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Garda

Day
3

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?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Garda - Verona - Lake Como area

Day
4

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Como area

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Como - Lugano - Lake Maggiore

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Maggiore

Day
7

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Maggiore - Milan - UK

Day
8

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Accommodation as stated or similar standard.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Milan: Holiday Inn Garibaldi
  • Lake Garda area: Club La Vela or Caravel at Torbole
  • Lake Como area: Lario at Mezzegra
  • Lake Maggiore area: Simplon at Baveno

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