The Beautiful Italian Lakes

Suggested Itinerary

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.

Tour Features

Half board accommodation

Full programme of included excursions

Professional tour manager

Scheduled flights to Italy

Executive coach in Italy


Lake Maggiore & the Borromean Islands

Villa Cicogna Mozzoni on Lake Lugano

Lake Como & cruise to Villa Balbianello

Lake Orta

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.

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.

Tour Reviews

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.

MW, Reigate

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor this tour
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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
for your group