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The Magic of the Italian Lakes

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Price per person
from £1,057

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Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 8 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Discover the beauty of the Italian Lakes on this magnificent vacation. With the Alps for a backdrop, you’ll enjoy nature at its finest—with overnights in Lake Garda, Lake Como, and Lake Maggiore. Plus, on this affordable Italian Lakes tour, you’ll spend one night in Milan, known as one of the world’s fashion capitals to visit medieval Verona, where you’ll see Juliet’s balcony of Shakespearian fame. 

Situated at the foot of the Alps, Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake. With a temperate climate, you can relax and restore harmony to your life, participate in optional excursions, and enjoy the local specialities, such as wine and extra virgin olive oil. With its cobalt-blue waters surrounded by majestic mountains, Lake Como is one of Europe’s deepest lakes. Lake Como is lined with elegant 17th-century villas and lush gardens; it’s the perfect destination. You will enjoy a scenic boat trip to Bellagio, known as the “Pearl of Lake Como.” In this wonderful town where nature and culture come together, explore the centuries-old buildings, cobbled stairways, and shops. 

Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. With its prestigious Italian gardens, intriguing palaces, and scenic landscapes, you can choose to relax or enjoy some of the many activities available. On the way to Lake Maggiore, you’ll travel to Lugano, set on gorgeous Lake Lugano, a lake that lies between Italy and Switzerland. Here—with a Mediterranean ambiance—you can stroll along the lakeside promenade or simply unwind as you enjoy a delicious gelato.

Over centuries, Italy’s lakes have been among Europe’s favourite vacation destinations, providing enchanting landscapes and a relaxing ambience; now’s your time to enjoy them on this affordable Italian Lakes tour. It’s a lovely vacation perfect for savvy, value-minded travellers.

At a glance

  • Milan Visit this vibrant metropolis, one of the fashion capitals of the world.
  • Lake Como Spend a day in the romantic lake town that has inspired several cultural figures, including Winston Churchill and George Clooney.
  • Bellagio Join a boat trip to this elegant village and explore its cobbled lanes and 18th-century gardens.
  • Sirmione Roam the picturesque spa town and shop for souvenirs and clothing in its quirky boutiques.
  • Lake Garda Experience the natural beauty of this region for yourself on a free day.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private 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.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

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.

Customer Reviews

Good Itinerary. Beautiful locations. Tour Director Andrea very good, went above...

7th June 2018
Mrs Valerie Bates

Good Itinerary. Beautiful locations. Tour Director Andrea very good, went above and beyond when we lost a bag.

Fantastic tour, great itinerary, good balance of excursions and free...

2nd June 2018
Trusted Customer

Fantastic tour, great itinerary, good balance of excursions and free time, good hotels in suitable locations, brilliant guide and driver!

It was very good the tour operator and driver were...

30th May 2018
Trusted Customer

It was very good the tour operator and driver were very good. Everything went as per schedule. The hotel were good

iv written to explain,dont know how....

16th May 2018
Miss Pamela Harris

iv written to explain,dont know how.

lakes great lovely views....

20th September 2017
Trusted Customer

lakes great lovely views.

...

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.

...

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.

Overview

Discover the beauty of the Italian Lakes on this magnificent vacation. With the Alps for a backdrop, you’ll enjoy nature at its finest—with overnights in Lake Garda, Lake Como, and Lake Maggiore. Plus, on this affordable Italian Lakes tour, you’ll spend one night in Milan, known as one of the world’s fashion capitals to visit medieval Verona, where you’ll see Juliet’s balcony of Shakespearian fame. 

Situated at the foot of the Alps, Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake. With a temperate climate, you can relax and restore harmony to your life, participate in optional excursions, and enjoy the local specialities, such as wine and extra virgin olive oil. With its cobalt-blue waters surrounded by majestic mountains, Lake Como is one of Europe’s deepest lakes. Lake Como is lined with elegant 17th-century villas and lush gardens; it’s the perfect destination. You will enjoy a scenic boat trip to Bellagio, known as the “Pearl of Lake Como.” In this wonderful town where nature and culture come together, explore the centuries-old buildings, cobbled stairways, and shops. 

Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. With its prestigious Italian gardens, intriguing palaces, and scenic landscapes, you can choose to relax or enjoy some of the many activities available. On the way to Lake Maggiore, you’ll travel to Lugano, set on gorgeous Lake Lugano, a lake that lies between Italy and Switzerland. Here—with a Mediterranean ambiance—you can stroll along the lakeside promenade or simply unwind as you enjoy a delicious gelato.

Over centuries, Italy’s lakes have been among Europe’s favourite vacation destinations, providing enchanting landscapes and a relaxing ambience; now’s your time to enjoy them on this affordable Italian Lakes tour. It’s a lovely vacation perfect for savvy, value-minded travellers.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Milan, Italy

Day
1

Fly to Milan where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Check into your hotel in Milan. Start exploring with the help of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Milan - Sirmione - Lake Garda

Day
2

Start the day with an orientation tour of Milan, stopping to admire the famous gothic-style Duomo. Travel east through the Po Valley, then catch your first glimpses of Lake Garda as you stop in Sirmione, the picturesque spa town on the south shore of Lake Garda. Stroll among the many shops and ice cream parlours that line the narrow cobblestone streets. Continue to your hotel on Lake Garda.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lake Garda

Day
3

A whole day at leisure to enjoy this beautiful area, situated at the foot of the Alps and surrounded by mountains to the north and the gentle slopes of moraine hills to the south. Alternatively, join an optional excursion.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lake Garda - Verona - Lake Como

Day
4

This morning, visit the romantic, medieval city of Verona. See Juliet’s balcony and enjoy some time at leisure. Continue to fascinating Lake Como, where you’ll spend two nights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lake Como. Excursion to Bellagio

Day
5

Inspiring everyone from Roman senators and great composers to Hollywood actors, Como is the romantic image of the lakes. Its cobalt-blue waters are lined with magnificent mountains, lush gardens, and grand villas. Join the included BOAT TRIP to Bellagio, which occupies one of the most scenic positions in all of Italy.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lake Como - Lugano, Switzerland - Lake Maggiore, Italy

Day
6

Depart Lake Como, and cross the border into Switzerland. Head towards beautiful Lake Lugano and the stylish city that bears its name. Time to stroll along the lakeside promenade, window shop on refined Via Nassa, or sip an espresso on the Piazza Riforma. Leave Switzerland and cross back into Italy, driving to Lake Maggiore.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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 to enjoy some of the many activities available around the lake. Maybe join an optional boat trip to the Borromean Islands of Pescatori and Isola Bella, with time to visit the extravagant Borromeo Palace, built like a ship anchored just off the shoreline.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lake Maggiore - UK

Day
8

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Holiday Inn Garibaldi Station

Located in a fashion and business district, 350 yards from Porta Garibaldi Station, the Holiday Inn Milan Garibaldi Station is 2 Metro stops from Milan Central Station.

  • Location

    Via Ugo Bassi 1/A Ang. Via C. Farini, Stazione Garibaldi, 20159 Milan, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant

Poiano Resort at Garda

Set on a hillside in Garda, Poiano Resort is surrounded by 60 hectares of greenery and features an olympic-size pool, 6 clay tennis courts, and a gym. Garda town centre is 1.2 miles from the resort.

  • Location

    Via Poiano, 37016 Garda, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Fitness centre

Lario at Mezzegra

Hotel Lario is situated in "Tremezzina", an international place famous for its historical villas and gardens and for the traditional hotel hospitality.

  • Location

    Via Regina Teodolinda 48 Tremezzina, 22010 Mezzegra, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Free Wifi
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • AC

Simplon at Baveno

This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Located between the mountains and the Borromean Gulf, Hotel Simplon is set in its own sub-tropical gardens, close to the centre of Baveno.

  • Location

    Corso Garibaldi 20, 28831 Baveno, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Sauna
    • Fitness centre

Club Hotel La Vela at Torbole

This property is 4 minutes walk from the beach. Centrally located in Torbole sul Garda, Hotel La Vela offers a large outdoor pool and spacious rooms and apartments. Lake Garda is just 550 yards away.

  • Location

    Via Strada Granda 2, 38069 Nago-Torbole, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Outdoor swimming pool

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