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9-Day Italian Lakes Highlights Tour

This 9-Day Italian Lakes Highlights tour visits Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, and Lake Garda. This trip travels through Northern Italy round trip from Milan. This escorted northern Italy tour includes 2 nights in Saronno, 2 nights on Lake Maggiore, and 2 nights in Rovereto north of Lake Garda.

This Italian Lakes Highlights tour itinerary visits the charming Northern Italian city Verona and the sophisticated Northern Italian city Milan. You’ll enjoy peaceful lakeside villages and deep blue waters set against the foothills of the Italian Alps.

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Italian Lakes Highlights Sightseeing Highlights

  • BERGAMO – Visit this fascinating historic city with two distinct centers; one at the top of the mountain and one on the plains below. 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 Bellagi
  • 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

Italian Lakes Highlights Tour Package Includes

  • 7-nights fist class accommodations
  • 7 buffet breakfasts and 3 authentic northern Italian dinners
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • An expert Tour Director
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure days


Italian Lakes Highlights Tour Accommodations

Saronno 2 Nights: Starhotels Grand Milan

Well known for its almond or apricot kernel biscuits (amaretti), the sweet, almond-flavored Italian liqueur called Amaretto is also produced in this town.

Lake Maggiore 2 Nights: Villa Carlotta

Lake Maggiore is the second-largest lake in Italy after Lake Garda and one of the most scenic.

Rovereto 2 Nights: Mercure Nerocubo

Located in northern Italy on the Adige River in the Vallagarina Valley.

Milan 1 Night: Holiday Inn Nord Zara

Optional Tours

Optional tours are subject to change. Optional tours are arranged directly with the tour director while traveling.

Dinner In Saronno

Join us for a delightful dinner, drinks and music at a beautifully converted farmhouse in Saronno.

Mount San Salvatore and Lake Cruise

Enjoy a scenic lake cruise to view villas and villages on the shores of Lugano lake. After we wil board the funicular which will take us gradually up to the summit of Lugano’s most well known mountain and to the balcony of the Swiss Alps! Here you will have time to explore and admire the beautiful views and breathe the fresh mountain air.

Discover The Borromean Islands

We’ve organised a private launch to take you to the beautiful islands of Lake Maggiore. Here you’ll see the Isola Madre, the Isola dei Pescatori, and on the Isola Bella we visit the magnicent palace of the Borromean Princes (this optional is only operated between mid March and the end of October).

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.

Bolzano and the Dolomite Mountains

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 Tramvia, or Funivia in the local parlance, where you can enjoy incredible panoramas from this famous mountain plateau.

Treasures Of Milan

Join our Local Specialist at the impressive Castello Sforza museum, where you’ll see the ‘Pieta of Rondanini’ by Michelangelo, among other great works. Your tour finishes with a visit to the world renowned ‘La Scala’ opera house and museum. When La Scala or the Castello is unavailable, you’ll visit the Museum of Milan.

Italian Lakes Highlights Tour Daily Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart the United States

Day 2 Arrive in Milan, Italy transfer to Saronno

Transfer from Milan airport to Saronno. Enjoy this peaceful northern Italian town. After check-in relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for an included dinner at the hotel.
MEAL(S): Dinner
HOTEL: Starhotels Grand Milan

Day 3 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.throughout the centuries.
MEAL(S): Breakfast
HOTEL: Starhotels Grand Milan
OPTIONAL: Dinner in Saronno


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): Breakfast & Dinner
HOTEL: Villa Carlotta

Day 5 Free Day to Explore Lake Maggiore

Free day to explore or perhaps take an excursion to the Borromean Islands.
MEAL(S): Breakfast
HOTEL: Villa Carlotta

Day 6 Lake Maggiore to Lake Garda and Rovereto

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 savor 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 in Rovereto.
MEAL(S): Breakfast
HOTEL: Mercure Nerocubo

Day 7 At Leisure Italian Lakes

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): Breakfast
HOTEL: Mercure Nerocubo

Day 8 Rovereto to 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 nal
dinner at the hotel with your companions.
MEAL(S): Breakfast & Dinner
HOTEL: Holiday Inn Nord Zara

Day 9 Milan

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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