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Reflections of the Italian Lakes

Italy

from £1,459 per person
2 passengers 13 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required
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Delight in exquisite scenery on this seductive tour of the ribbon of Italian lakes

For astounding scenery, northern Italy’s lake district is hard to beat. Our tours of Italian lakes contrasts some of the famous with the lesser-known lakes, where landscapes are painted in a variety of vibrant hues, and diverse cultures have shaped the region.

Including...

13 nights in hotels

26 meals: 13 breakfasts (B) and 13 dinners (D)

Excursions and visits

  • Tours of Lakes Tenno, Ledro and Toblino
  • Visit the island of San Guilio, Lake Orta
  • Explore the gardens of Villa Taranto
  • Visit the lakeside towns of Malcesine and Riva
  • Discover the heart of Trento – a medieval city
  • Visit to Locarno in Switzerland and a scenic train ride on the Centovalli Railway

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Day 1 UK-Bergamo-Lake Orta

Lake Orta

Fly to Bergamo and transfer to Lake Orta. Stay three nights at the locally rated 4-star Hotel L’Approdo, which has a peaceful setting on the lake shore. D


Day 2 Lake Orta

San Giulio Island

Today you explore this delightful lake by public boat, visiting the charming town of Orta and the island of San Giulio. Spend this afternoon at leisure. B, D


Day 3 Lake Orta

Undercolor Arona, Italy

Spend the day at leisure, or enjoy an optional relaxing day in the lake town of Arona where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the quaint Umbrella Museum for a glimpse of a bygone era. B, D


Day 4 Lake Orta-Lake Maggiore

Beautiful Baveno

Travel to Baveno, a typical Italian town on the shores of Lake Maggiore, where you'll spend the next three nights at the locally-rated 4-star Hotel Simplon or similar. In the afternoon take a short drive to the market town of Omegna and explore the small shops and pretty lakeside promenade. Later you'll stop to explore elegant Stresa, one of Italy's oldest tourist hotspots with a beautiful setting overlooking the historic Borromean Islands. An optional excursion visits the stunning garden island of Isola Bella, that rises from the lake. B, D


Day 5 Locarno

Locarno

Cross the border into Switzerland on an included full-day excursion to the resort town of Locarno. From here you'll enjoy an included trip on the Centovalli Scenic Railway, stopping at Domodossola. B, D


Day 6 Lake Maggiore

Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto

This morning you head to Villa Taranto to stroll through its immaculate botanical gardens. Scotsman Neil McEacharn established the gardens in 1931 with a view to having a little sliver of Britain on the Italian coast. Nowadays thousands of plant, flower and tree specimens from all corners of the globe flourish in the beautiful surroundings, nestled between the mountains and the sea. After returning to your hotel, this afternoon is at leisure. B, D


Day 7 Lake Maggiore to Lake Garda

Lake Garda

This morning transfer to Lake Garda where you spend the next three nights at the Palace Hotel Cittá in Arco, two kilometres from the lake.

En route, you'll stop to explore the town of Como, whose history of silk production goes back over 4000 years, with fashion houses in Milan and New York being supplied with Como silk still today. B, D


Day 8 Malcesine and Riva del Garde

Riva del Garda

A scenic drive takes you to the pretty towns of Riva del Garda, at the northern tip of the lake, and the town of Malcesine. If weather permits, you can travel up Monte Baldo by cable car for more heavenly panoramic views (extra charge). B, D


Day 9 Lake Garda

Castle Rocca Scaligera in Sirmione

Today an optional excursion visits the pretty, lakeside town of Bardolino. Take time to explore independently before taking a scenic boat trip to the historic peninsula town of Sirmione. B, D


Day 10 Lake Garda-Molveno

Trento

Travel to Molveno, pausing en route in the town of Trento. Continue for a four-night stay at the locally rated 3-star Hotel Ariston or locally rated 4-star Hotel Du Lac, depending on departure date. This is a seasonal resort and may be quieter during early spring and late autumn. B, D


Day 11 Molveno

Bolzano

Soak up the culture of medieval Bolzano on an optional full-day excursion that includes entrance to the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, home to Ötzi the Iceman. B, D


Day 12 Molveno

Beautiful view of Saint Anthony's Chapel in Ortisei

Join an optional full-day excursion to the mountain village of Ortisei. B, D


Day 13 Three lake tour

Toblino

Enjoy an included excursion to the smaller mountain lakes of Tenno, Ledro and Toblino where there will be time to stroll around each and take in the stupendous views. B, D


Day 14 Molveno-Milan-UK

Enjoy your flight

Transfer to Milan for your flight to the UK. B


Reflections of the Italian Lakes

Italy

from £1,459 per person
2 passengers
13 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required
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Reflections of the Italian Lakes

Italy

from £1,459 per person
2 passengers
13 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required