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Highlights of the Italian Lakes

8 Days 2 Countries 5 Cities

You'll be awe-struck by views of Alpine peaks and sparkling waters on this CostSaver trip.

"An experience of a lifetime"

Hsiao Ling Caroline Chai

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8 Days 2 Countries 5 Cities

Highlights of the Italian Lakes

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      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      About this trip

      The Italian Lakes take centre stage on this journey through northern Italy. Peaceful lakeside villages and deep blue waters set against the foothills of the Alps combine with a visit to the fashion capital of Milan and Lugano in Switzerland.

      Please note: All Preview 2018 itineraries are subject to change. Booked guests will be contacted about any changes to their trip upon the release of the 2018 Europe & Britain brochure.


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      Trip code: IHLKA

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      10 Meals
      • 7 buffet breakfasts

      • 3 three course dinners

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Bergamo
          Visit this fascinating historic city with two distinct centres

        • Lake Como
          Enjoy the alpine peaks and sparkling waters of this scenic lake as well as an included cruise to Bellagio

        • Lake Garda
          Visit Italy's largest lake and enjoy breathtaking scenery on an included scenic drive

        • Lake Lugano
          Visit the Swiss city of Lugano located on the shores of this spectacular lake

        • Lake Maggiore
          Visit Italy's second-largest lake and see the beautiful towns, villages and gardens

        • Milan
          Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Milan with your Local Specialist including the Duomo, Galleria and La Scala

        • Verona
          Orientation walk including views of Juliet's Balcony and the Roman Arena


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 buffet breakfasts

        • 3 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Highlights of the Italian Lakes

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Milan – Saronno (2 Nights)

      Welcome to the Italian Lakes region. Airport transfers will be provided from Milan Malpensa Airport to your hotel in Saronno. Well known for its almond or apricot kernel biscuits (amaretti), the sweet, almond-flavoured Italian liqueur called Amaretto is also produced in this town. After check-in relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an included dinner at the hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Starhotels Grand Milan

      2. Lake Como Excursion

      After breakfast enjoy a short drive to Lake Como and an included cruise to Bellagio known as 'the pearl of Lake Como'. The legendary beauty of this tiny lakeside village has attracted the rich and famous throughout the centuries.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Discover The Borromean Islands

      We've organised a private launch to take you to the beautiful islands of Lake Maggiore. Here you'll see the Isola Madre, the Isola dei Pescatori, and on the Isola Bella we visit the magnificent palace of the Borromean Princes (this optional is only operated between mid March and the end of October).

      Adult Price: €41.00

      Experience Varese And Sacro Monte

      Come with us to the city of Varese, on the border with Switzerland. Enjoy wonderful views from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sacro Monte as we take you to Estense Gardens. We'll end the tour of Varese's main sights and monuments with free time for shopping and relaxation.

      Adult Price: €23.00

      3. Saronno – Lugano (Switzerland) – Varese (2 Nights)

      This morning make your way to the Swiss city of Lugano which is also known as the 'Monte Carlo of Switzerland'. An ever-growing number of celebrities, entertainers and successful athletes have residences along the shores of this scenic lake. Enjoy free time to walk along the lake or do a little shopping for Swiss souvenirs. Later travel back to Italy for a two-night stay in the Lake District region.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Capolago

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner In Saronno

      Join us for a delightful dinner, drinks and music at a beautifully converted farmhouse in Saronno.

      Adult Price: €60.00

      4. Lake Maggiore Excursion

      After breakfast a short drive brings you to Lake Maggiore which is the second-largest lake in Italy after Lake Garda and one of the most scenic. Immortalised in American writer Ernest Hemingway's novel 'A Farewell To Arms', you will have free time to explore or perhaps take an excursion to the Borromean Islands. Later return to your hotel for an included dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Mount San Salvatore and Lake Cruise

      Enjoy a scenic lake cruise to view villas and villages on the shores of Lugano lake. After we wil board the funicular which will take us gradually up to the summit of Lugano’s most well known mountain and to the balcony of the Swiss Alps! Here you will have time to explore and admire the beautiful views and breathe the fresh mountain air.

      Adult Price: Fr.57.00

      5. Varese – Verona – Lake Garda Scenic Drive – Rovereto (2 Nights)

      This morning travel to Shakespeare's romantic Verona where you enjoy an orientation tour of the town including sights such as the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony. Afterwards you will have free time to savour the atmosphere of this historic city. This afternoon take a scenic drive along Lake Garda. Later check into your hotel for a two-night stay.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Mercure Nerocubo

      Optional Experiences

      Lake Garda Discovery

      Discover the largest of the Italian Lakes as we take a route along its scenic shoreline. You’ll get to enjoy views of mountains, lush countryside and its glistening blue waters as you cross the lake, taking in historical towns along the way.

      Adult Price: €43.00

      6. Lake District Free Day

      Consider taking a boat trip across Lake Garda or maybe join a full-day Optional Experience into the Dolomite Mountains where you can ride a cable car up one of the mountain peaks for spectacular views.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Bolzano and the Dolomite Mountains

      Come with us and follow the Adige Valley to Bolzano, capital of the southern part of the Tyrol. Here you'll have time to shop in the arcaded streets, take a cable car to the top of the Renon and ride on the century-old Tramvia, or Funivia in the local parlance, where you can enjoy incredible panoramas from this famous mountain plateau.

      Adult Price: €62.00

      7. Rovereto – Bergamo – Milan

      En route to Milan stop and visit the attractive town of Bergamo for some free time. On arrival in Milan, enjoy a walking tour of the city centre with your Local Specialist including views of the Gothic Duomo, the 19th century Galleria and La Scala Opera House. This evening enjoy a final dinner at the hotel with your companions.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Novotel Milano Nord Ca Granda

      Optional Experiences

      Treasures Of Milan

      Join our Local Specialist at the impressive Castello Sforza museum, where you’ll see the 'Pieta of Rondanini' by Michelangelo, among other great works. Your tour finishes with a visit to the world renowned 'La Scala' opera house and museum. When La Scala or the Castello is unavailable, you’ll visit the Museum of Milan.

      Adult Price: €45.00

      8. Depart Milan

      This morning, say 'arrivederci' to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Milan Malpensa Airport. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Available Departures

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Bergamo
          Visit this fascinating historic city with two distinct centres

        • Lake Como
          Enjoy the alpine peaks and sparkling waters of this scenic lake as well as an included cruise to Bellagio

        • Lake Garda
          Visit Italy's largest lake and enjoy breathtaking scenery on an included scenic drive

        • Lake Lugano
          Visit the Swiss city of Lugano located on the shores of this spectacular lake

        • Lake Maggiore
          Visit Italy's second-largest lake and see the beautiful towns, villages and gardens

        • Milan
          Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Milan with your Local Specialist including the Duomo, Galleria and La Scala

        • Verona
          Orientation walk including views of Juliet's Balcony and the Roman Arena


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 buffet breakfasts

        • 3 three course dinners


      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Daily breakfast

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

        • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 65 Reviews

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : The additional excusions were amazing and the charming tour guide was easy to listen to. The Highlights of the Italian Lakes is a ´must do´and is very good value for money.Product : The additional excusions were amazing. The boat trips on the lakes were stunning. My only

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Definitely would buy cost saver tour again . As we got to see amazing sites at reasonable pricesProduct : Best sites at best prices and a very experienced guide makes a perfect holiday

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Coach and Driver excellant. Hotels good value for Cost Saver tour, maybe not central city but good value. Italian lakes tour itinery was better than expected.Product : areas covered and tour directors knowledge of area and the local guides etc all very good.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Getting a group together to share the highlights of Italy's lake district in the spirit of companionship and courtesy, on an affordable budget.Product : All the highlights were presented, however a little flexibility to allow travellers to take advantage of seasonal highlights,

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Professional and friendly tour guide. Well paced tour with a good range of activities. Fantastic villages around the Italian Lakes.Product : All of the optional tours were goood value and enhanced the overall experienced. Highly recommend.

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