The Magic of the Italian Lakes

  • 8 Days

  • Western Europe

  • Steady pace

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.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

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
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

of 8 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 6th May 2018

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners

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.

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.

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Lake Garda

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

Day 4

Lake Garda - 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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Lake Como - Lugano - Lake Maggiore

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

Day 7

Lake Maggiore

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

Day 8

Lake Maggiore - Milan - UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • 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

Notes

Accommodation as stated or similar standard.

Latest customer reviews

22nd June 2017

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.

14th June 2017

There wasn`t a bad purchase on the trip.

28th May 2017

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.

20th April 2017

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.

27th October 2016

Excellent

19th October 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

22nd September 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 brilliant and very knowledgable also the coach driver if i was to say anything spoilt it it was the food it was not very nice in the hotels or on an excursion.

17th September 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.

14th September 2016

Excellent

14th September 2016

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

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