The Best Italian Lakes Tour includes two nights on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy’s Lombardy region and five nights on Lake Garda in northern Italy’s Veneto region. Lake Como is also included on the tour itinerary. This tour of the Italian Lakes concludes with the last night in Northern Italy’s sophisticated city Milan. Click here for the Best Italian Lakes tour day-by-day itinerary.
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Best Italian Lakes Tour Sightseeing Highlights
- City tour in Verona and Modena
- Orientation of Bergamo and Milan
- Visit beautiful Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda
- Visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello
- View the Piazza del Duomo in Bergamo
- View Juliet’s Balcony in Verona
- View the Romanesque Cathedral in Modena
- View Duomo and La Scala Opera House in Milan
- See the Roman Arena in Verona
- Add experiences with optional tours
All-inclusive Best Italian Lakes Tour Includes
- 12 meals: 8 breakfasts & 4 dinners
- Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
- Sightseeing per itinerary
- Hand-picked accommodation
- Hand-picked Insider Experiences
- Optional Experiences and free time
- All portage and restaurant gratuities
- Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
- An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
- All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
- VIP entry to many sights
- Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Optional Best Italian Lakes Tour Experiences
Optional Experiences may be purchased at additional charge during your trip through your Travel Director. Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip.
Discover The Borromean Islands
Enjoy a private launch to take you to the beautiful Isola Bella, one of Borromean Islands in Lake Maggiore. Visit Isola Bella and its magnificent palace of the Borromean Princes. Along the way you’ll have views of Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori.
Discover Lake Como
Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Como, where you can sit back and enjoy views of elegant gardens and villas. Lake Como is where George Clooney among other notables have villas overlooking the lake.
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.
Lake Garda Countryside Dinner
We take a scenic drive from Lake Garda talking in tiny towns along the way. the tiny village of Borghetto on the banks of the River Mincio, famous for it’s medieval bridge and ancient water mills. In this idyllic location, we’ll enjoy a delicious meal of local specialties with wine and soft drinks included.
Dolomite Mountains Discovery
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 Tramvai, where you can enjoy incredible panoramas from this famous mountain plateau.
Treasures Of Milan
Join our Local Specialist to visit some of Milan’s sightseeing highlights, typically including a visit to the world renowned ‘La Scala’ opera house and museum.
Best Italian Lakes Tour Accommodations
2 Nights Baveno – Simplon
5 Nights Desenzano Del Garda – Hotel Oliveto
1 Night Milan – Starhotels Business Palace
10 Day Best Italian Lakes Tour Itinerary
The Best Italian Lakes Tour vanic foods, sipping local wines, and meeting the timeless people, you’ll have the time to savor the Lombardy and Veneto regions on the tour of the Italian Lakes. The tour itinerary includes excursions to Bergamo, Como, Modena, Verona, and Mantua. Click here for Best Italian Lakes tour map.
Day 1: Depart overnight flight for Milan
Day 2: Arrive Milan and transfer to Baveno on Lake Maggiore (2 NIGHTS)
Today you arrive in Baveno in the stunning Italian Lakes region. Airport transfers will be provided at set times from Milan Malpensa Airport to your hotel in picturesque Baveno on the shore of Lake Maggiore. This evening meet and get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception.
Meal: Welcome Reception
Day 3: Baveno and Lake Como Excursion
Today’s Italian Lakes main attractions are both Lake Maggiore and Lake Como. You’ll have time on both lakes to leisurely settle into the tranquil Italian Lakes lifestyle. You will travel from Baveno on Lake Maggiore to the town of Como located on the shores of Lake Como. You’ll have time to enjoy the town, have an espresso or gelato while taking in Lake Como’s sights. Stroll around and shop in the authentic Made in Italy boutiques. You may also join an optional tour of Lake Como by boat. In Baveno located on the banks of Lake Maggiore you’ll free tome explore its town and even the Marina full of the elegant Italian lake boats. There is an optional excursion to the Borromean Islands. This evening enjoy Baveno on your own. Drop into a local trattoria and indulge in the delicious Northern Italian food.
Optional Tours: Discover The Borromean Islands or Lake Como Cruise
Day 4: Bergamo Excursion and then on to Lake Garda (5 NIGHTS)
Visit the ancient town of Bergamo near the foothills of the Alps. Bergamo is known for its Renaissance architecture. Explore the streets of the old town before continuing your journey to Lake Garda for a relaxing five night stay. This evening a unique and authentic northern Italian dinner experience is included
Meals: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
Day 5: Verona Excursion
In Shakespeare’s romantic city of Verona, view the Roman arena and Juliet’s balcony during your walking tour of the town with a Local Specialist. Spend time exploring this city at your own pace. This evening you’re free to enjoy the shores of Lake Garda and the town of Desenzano on your own.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast
Optional Tour: Lake Garda Discovery
Day 6: Mantua Excursion
You have a leisurely start to the day. Take a stroll along the sparkling lakeside, relax surrounded by beautiful scenery. Sip an espresso. Later today, you’ll embark on a half-day excursion to Mantua, a European Capital of Gastronomy renowned for its significant role in the history of opera. Surrounded by lakes, this historic city with its UNESCO-listed center is a delight to explore as you’ll come to discover during your sightseeing tour. See architectural treasures and artifacts, elegant palaces and Renaissance city scapes before returning to the picturesque lakeside setting of Lake Garda.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast
Optional Tour: Countryside and Dinner
Day 7: Full Day Leisure
Indulge in a full day at leisure to soak up the picture-perfect setting of Italy’s largest lake. Journey along its tranquil shores, stopping at lakeside villages to savor the intoxicating aroma of lemons around every turn. Enjoy the flavors of delicious local olive oils and cheese at local markets, stroll along flower-lined lakeside paths or visit the lake’s extraordinary sights, including the 13th-century Scaliger Castle or the Grottoes of Catullus. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to visit the magnificent Dolomite mountain range, a World Heritage Site comprising 18 peaks over 10,000 feet high.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast
Optional Tour: Dolomite Mountains
Day 8: Modena Excursion
Enjoy today’s excursion to the interesting gastronomic city of Modena, located in the Emilia-Romagna region. A Local Specialist will walk you through the Old Town and show you the Piazza Grande including views of the Ghirlandina Tower. You will also see the magnificent 12th century Romanesque cathedral. Sample some of the local specialty balsamic vinegar. After a short drive visit the Ferrari Museum for a Cultural Insight into the history of this luxurious Italian icon founded by Enzo Ferrari.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast & Dinner
Day 9: Milan (1 NIGHT)
This morning leave the lakes behind and travel towards the major world fashion and design capital of Milan. On arrival, see the sights during an orientation of the city center including the Gothic Duomo, 19th century Galleria and La Scala Opera House. Enjoy free time to do some last minute shopping. This evening join your fellow travelers to celebrate the end of your holiday at a Farewell Dinner.
Meal(s) Buffet Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
Hotel: Starhotels Business Palace
Optional Tour: Treasures of Milan
Day 10 – Depart Milan
Say ‘arrivederci’ this morning to Italy and your companions at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.
Meal(s): Buffet Breakfast