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Highlights of the Italian Lakes

8 Days 1 Country 4 Cities

Quaint lakeside villages combined with the backdrop of the Alps, the sheer beauty of these landscapes will be one to remember.



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      • Single Rooms: On all itineraries single rooms are available to book at a supplement.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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. 

      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.


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      Trip code: IHLK

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      10 Meals
      • 7 Buffet breakfasts

      • 3 Three course dinners

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      Lake Como, Italy
        • Bergamo
          Visit this fascinating historic city with two distinct centres. Enjoy a funicular ride with spectacular views

        • 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


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

      Isolabella, Lake Maggiore, Italy
        • 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

      3. Saronno – Lugano (Switzerland) – Lake Maggiore (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 at your lakeside hotel on the western shores of Lake Maggiore. This evening enjoy an included dinner at your hotel.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Villa Carlotta

      4. Lake Maggiore Free Day

      Lake Maggiore is the second-largest lake in Italy after Lake Garda and one of the most scenic. Immortalised in the American writer Ernest Hemingway's novel 'A Farewell To Arms', you will have a free day to explore or perhaps take an excursion to the Borromean Islands.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      5. Lake Maggiore – 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, before arriving at your hotel for a two-night stay.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Mercure Nerocubo

      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

      7. Rovereto – Bergamo – Milan

      En route to Milan stop and visit the attractive town of Bergamo by funicular. Move from the lower town to the upper town enjoying the breathtaking views. 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

      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

      Lake Como, Italy
        • Bergamo
          Visit this fascinating historic city with two distinct centres. Enjoy a funicular ride with spectacular views

        • 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


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

      Isolabella, Lake Maggiore, Italy
        • 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 100 Reviews

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : We had a really good travel director - Anthony was the best! The itinerary of the Italian Lakes was good with not too much travel time which left more time to enjoy the little towns next to the lakes and the optional tours which were offered.Product : The itinerary was great -

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Some hotels breakfast were not good. Two different tours were accomodated at one hotel. Our tours breakfast were not of the some variety as the others with fruit salad, joghurt, etcProduct : Beautiful places visited together with our tour director Antonio Bruzzese. His knowledge

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : The tour director is professional, very knowledgeable in history and background information of the trip. He is very experienced and organized, the trip and excursion is seamless. He is also attentive, taking care of our concerns without delay. Driver has excellent skill and

      • Trip:

        Service:

        The tour itself was amazing and the tour guide was perfecto, the bus driver was an excellent driver. He kept us all safe throughout the trip.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        Service rating : Had a great time, would totally recommend themProduct : Professionally run, felt safe with the professional way they handled things. Drive was exceptional

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