Day 1 – Lake Maggiore
Scheduled flight to Italy from your preferred airport – transfer with our tour manager in our private executive coach to the 3* Hotel Della Torre in Stresa.
Day 2 – Borromean Islands
Depart from Stresa on Lake Maggiore for our trip to the Borromean Islands – stop at Isola Madre, home to botanical gardens with exotic trees, azaleas and rhododendrons, and a beautiful villa dating back to 1590 – Isola dei Pescatori is a pretty fishing village – finish at beautiful Isola Bella with its 17th century palazzo and Baroque gardens built on ten terraces.
Day 3 – Villa Cicogna Mozzoni & Villa del Balbianello
The gardens and villa at Villa Cicogna Mozzoni in the hillside village of Bisuschio are a hidden Renaissance treasure and have wonderful views of Lake Lugano and the Brevio Valley – at Lake Como we take a boat to Villa del Balbianello, which dates back to 1787 and offers splendid views across the Lake.
Day 4 – Lake Maggiore
A free day at leisure on Lake Maggiore with a chance to relax by the lake or take the local boat service to explore this enchanting lake.
Day 5 – Lake Orta & Omegna
Half day visit to picturesque Lake Orta at the foot of the Alps, probably the prettiest of the Italian lakes and yet one of the least known – continue on to Omegna at the north end of the Lake for free time to relax.
Day 6 – Centovalli Railway & Locarno
Optional 90 minute train ride along the Centovalli Railway from the Italian town of Domodossola passing through breathtaking scenery to Locarno in Switzerland – on a broad sweeping curve of a bay in Lake Maggiore, the arcades and piazzas of Locarno overlook subtropical gardens which flourish on the lakeside promenades and cover the wooded slopes above the town.
Day 7 – Lake Maggiore
Morning free at leisure before we transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight home.
Half board accommodation
Full programme of included excursions
Professional tour manager
Scheduled flights to Italy
Executive coach in Italy
ONE FREE PLACE PER 10 PAYING PASSENGERS
Lake Maggiore & the Borromean Islands
Villa Cicogna Mozzoni on Lake Lugano
Lake Como & cruise to Villa Balbianello
Market day at Omegna
Six nights on half board basis at the family owned 3* Hotel Della Torre in Stresa, a short walk from the shores of Lake Maggiore and then along the promenade to the old town centre. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, lounge area and outdoor swimming pool. All rooms are en suite.
Single room supplement £169
Entrance fees to places of interest
Optional Centovalli Railway trip & Locarno trip
Tailor-make this tour
Remember that this tour is just our suggestion to provide inspiration and whet your appetite. Every one of our tours is tailor made exclusively for your group and your group alone. So if you like the look of this tour but want to alter it to suit your group, that’s fine. Tell us how you want to change it and we’ll send you a proposal that meets the exact requirements for your group tour. Then, combining our experience with your understanding of the profile and interests of your members, together we can fine tune the itinerary so that you get the perfect tour at the right price for your group.
Reviews for The Beautiful Italian Lakes
Date of tour: May 2012
We had a wonderful holiday to the Italian Lakes. It was an excellent holiday and one which everyone should have - especially with Ludo. He was wonderful and we all loved him.
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Tailor make your group tour
Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:
- stay at a 4* hotel
- with less dinners included
- for fewer days
- include different excursions
- include UK airport coach transfers
- bring a specialist lecturer
- include all entrance fees & gratuities
Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
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