The Magic of the Italian Lakes
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Discover the beauty of the Italian Lakes on this magnificent vacation. With the Alps for a backdrop, youll enjoy nature at its finestwith overnights in Lake Garda, Lake Como, and Lake Maggiore. Plus, on this affordable Italian Lakes tour, youll spend one night in Milan, known as one of the worlds fashion capitals to visit medieval Verona, where youll see Juliets balcony of Shakespearian fame.
Situated at the foot of the Alps, Lake Garda is Italys 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 Europes deepest lakes. Lake Como is lined with elegant 17th-century villas and lush gardens; its 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, youll travel to Lugano, set on gorgeous Lake Lugano, a lake that lies between Italy and Switzerland. Herewith a Mediterranean ambianceyou can stroll along the lakeside promenade or simply unwind as you enjoy a delicious gelato.
Over centuries, Italys lakes have been among Europes favourite vacation destinations, providing enchanting landscapes and a relaxing ambience; nows your time to enjoy them on this affordable Italian Lakes tour. Its a lovely vacation perfect for savvy, value-minded travellers.
UK – Milan, Italy
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
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.
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.
Lake Garda – Verona – Lake Como
This morning, visit the romantic, medieval city of Verona. See Juliets balcony and enjoy some time at leisure. Continue to fascinating Lake Como, where youll spend two nights.
Lake Como. Excursion to Bellagio
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.
Lake Como – Lugano, Switzerland – Lake Maggiore, Italy
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.
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.
Lake Maggiore – UK
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.