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$1,299+ 9-Day Italian Lakes Tour Package

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The Italian Lakes Tour includes visits to three northern Italian Lakes in the regions of Lombardy and Veneto. You’ll visit Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Maggiore.  Your vacation to the Italian Lakes begins in Milan. From there you’ll travel through the Italian Lake District’s most beautiful scenery to Verona, Sirmione, Bellagio and Lugano. For the daily Italian Lakes tour itinerary click here.

Highlights

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Northern Italy’s Lakes Tour Map

This vacation to the Italian Lakes begins in Milan. Here you’ll see the Duomo. From Milan you’ll travel to the spa town of Sirmione on Lake Garda. Located at the foot of the southern Alps from here you’ll enjoy exquisite lake views. Relax at one of the lakeside cafés. After two overnights in the Lake Garda area your tour continues on to Lake Como. Along the way you’ll visit the romantic and charming northern Italian town Verona. This beautiful city is full of ancient Roman architecture, great shopping and is where Romeo and Juliet’s balcony is located. Later you’ll arrive in Como where you’ll have two relaxing nights to explore. Take the ferry boat around Lake Como to the lakeside towns. Here you’ll enjoy breathing the fresh mountain air while your eyes will feast on the natural beauty. On the way to enchanting Lake Maggiore, cross the border into Switzerland for free time in beautiful Lake Lugano, which stretches its borders on both Italian and Swiss soil. Stroll along Lugano’s lakeside promenade, shop on Via Nassa, or explore the Piazza Riforma. Once you reach Lake Maggiore, you may choose to join a boat trip to its islands filled with quaint fishing villages and aristocratic villas. Click here for day by day tour itinerary. Submit the form to book and for the price of the Italian Lakes Tour with airfare from your preferred departure city.

Italian Lakes Tour Sightseeing Highlights:

Visits to Milan, Sirmione, Verona, Bellagio, Lugano (Switzerland)

Scenic Highlights: Lake Garda, Lake Como, Lake Lugano, Lake Maggiore

Meals: Breakfast included daily and 4 dinners.

For a day-by-day tour itinerary click here.

Optional Tours

Examples of optional tours that may or may not be available subject to days of operation and seasonality. Price is subject to change anytime due to currency fluctuation and is not guaranteed until purchased.

Lake Garda

THE DOLOMITES – 7 hours – $43 per person

Depart from the hotel after breakfast and travel by coach winding your way towards the Dolomites – Italy’s most eminent mountain – with its highest peaks of the Marmolada, the Sella and the Catinaccio shimmering most of the year round with snow-capped elegance. A stop will be made in the quaint market town of Ortisei, which is 1,236 m. above sea level, where you will have time for lunch, a stroll in the pedestrian area or even take the comfortable lift up to the Alpe di Siusi. Later in the afternoon return to Lake Garda area.

Lake Maggiore

THE BORROMEAN ISLANDS AND STRESA – 5 hours – $52 per person

Don’t miss a chance to see the three Borromean Islands – Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori, which lie in a wide gulf surrounded by mountains on the western side of Lake Maggiore. The islands take their name from the aristocratic Borromean family who owned the land in the 16th and 17th centuries and each island offers a very different experience. After boarding the boat in Baveno you will first cruise around Isola Madre, with its exotic and lush gardens which almost totally cover the island. Proceed to Isola Bella, which is perhaps the most well-known of the islands. Here you will have a guided visit of the Palazzo which offers visitors an elegant setting and contains priceless works of art. After the visit of the Palace there will be time to wander around the stunning gardens, which form an extraordinary flowering monument laid out over a series of ornate and overlapping terraces. Embark again on the boat and cruise around Isola dei Pescatori before reaching Stresa. A stop will be made here to give you time to wander around and have time for lunch. Cruise back to the mainland.
Transportation: Transportation is provided with this excursion.

DINNER ON PESCATORI ISLAND – 3 hours – $55 per person

There’s no better way to get to know this lovely Borromean island of Isola dei Pescatori than by dining in one of the picturesque restaurants dating from 1905. Already in the year ‘900 there was a small tavern, where the locals met, with the men narrating their fishing adventures and the women dedicating themselves to the darning of the nets. In time the tavern was extended and nowadays the restaurant has a large room with a fireplace and also a lovely big terrace which stretches towards the lake. You will be taken to the island by boat from the mainland to enjoy a three course dinner with local specialiaties plus wine, mineral water and coffee. At the end of the evening return to the mainland by boat.

Lugano

LUNCH ON MONTE TAMARO – 4 hours – $61 per person

After your orientation tour of Lugano, rejoin your coach which will take you to Rivera from where a 20 minute cable car ride will take you to Monte Tamaro. Not to be missed is a visit to the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli (designed by the worldwide famous architect Mario Botta) and then enjoy a lunch inside the mountain top restaurant or outside on the open terrace.

Verona

MAGIC OF VERONA – 3 hours – $27 per person

Verona is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy due to its artistic heritage and shows and operas which are often held in the beautiful ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans – the Arena. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status because of its architecture and urban structure. On the sightseeing tour of this fascinating city the local guide will take you first on a panoramic drive with the coach to see the Scaliger Bridge and Castle, the Roman Gavi-arch, the Roman city gate, Roman bridge and theatre and various churches. Then disembark from the coach and proceed on foot through the historical city centre to include sites such as Juliet’s House, Romeo’s house, Piazza “Erbe” and Piazza “Signori” and the Scaglier tombs and last, but not least, Piazza Bra with the beautiful Arena.

Accommodations

Italian Lakes Tour Accommodations:

  • 1 Night MILAN – Holiday Inn Garibaldi (F)
  • 2 Nights LAKE GARDA AREA – Caravel (ST) or Club La Vela (ST)
  • 2 Nights LAKE COMO – Lario Azzano Di Mezzegra (ST)
  • 2 Nights LAKE MAGGIORE – Simplon (F) at Baveno

9 Day Italian Lakes Tour Package

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Italian Lakes Tour Itinerary 2018 & 2019

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Day 1 Depart the United States for your Italian Lakes tour.

Day 2 Arrive in Milan, Italy

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to see some of Milan. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 3 Milan–Sirmione–Lake Garda

Start the day with an orientation tour of Milan, stopping to admire the famous gothic-style Duomo. Catch the first glimpses of Lake Garda as you stop in Sirmione, the picturesque spa town on the south shore of Lake Garda. Stroll among the many shops and ice cream parlors that line the narrow cobblestone streets. Continue to your hotel on the shores of Lake Garda.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 Lake Garda

A whole day at leisure to enjoy this beautiful area, situated at the foot of the Alps and surrounded by mountains to the north and the gentle slopes of moraine hills to the south. Alternatively, join an optional excursion.

Optional Lake Garda Tours

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Lake Garda–Verona–Lake Como

This morning, visit the romantic medieval city of Verona. See Juliet’s balcony and enjoy some time at leisure before continuing to Lake Como, where you’ll spend two nights.

Optional Verona Tour

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 Lake Como. Excursion to Bellagio

Inspiring everyone from Roman senators and great composers to Hollywood actors, Como is the romantic image of the lakes, its cobalt-blue waters lined with magnificent mountains, lush gardens, and grand villas. Join the included boat trip to Bellagio, which occupies one of the most scenic positions in all of Italy.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7 Lake Como–Lugano, Switzerland–Lake Maggiore, Italy

Leave Lake Como and cross the border into Switzerland, and head towards beautiful Lake Lugano and the stylish city that bears its name. Time to stroll along the lakeside promenade, window shop on refined Via Nassa, or sip an espresso on the Piazza Riforma. Leave Switzerland and cross back into Italy, driving to Lake Maggiore to reach your accommodation in the late afternoon.

Lugano Optional Tour

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Lake Maggiore

Set between Piedmont, Lombardy, and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. The day is yours to relax or to enjoy some of the many activities available around the lake. Maybe join an optional boat trip to the Borromean Islands of Pescatori and Isola Bella, with time to visit the extravagant Borromeo Palace, built like a ship anchored just off the shoreline.

Optional Lake Maggiore Tours

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

 Day 9 Lake Maggiore

Your Italian Lakes vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals: Breakfast

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