The Magic of the Italian Lakes

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Price per person
from £1,079

Price based on
London Luton
13th May 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Italy

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

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 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 villlage 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

  • 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
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.

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.

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

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.

The day is yours to relax or explore Milan at your own pace.

Milan - Sirmione - Lake Garda area

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 area

Day
4

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lake Como area

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 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 - Lake Maggiore

Day
6

Leave Lake Como, cross the border into Switzerland, and 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 - Milan - UK

Day
8

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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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