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Where better than to spend a Summer week than by hopping along the lakes of Northern Italy. From scenery to stunning villas with boat trips and a sprinkling of beautiful islands, our new twin-centre Italian Lakes holiday showcases some of the best of this marvellous region that’s good enough even for George Clooney!

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Why go to Italy?

  • It’s fabulous Italy!
  • Breathtaking Villas and Gardens
  • Some of the best loved scenes in Europe
  • Charming villages & gothic architecture
  • Glamorous lakeside lifestyle
  • Warm Italian sunshine

Itinerary

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Welcome to the fabulous lake region of Italy. Overnight Verbania on Lake Maggiore

  • Accommodation 3* Hotel Europa
  • MEALS Dinner included

From the town of Stresa today, our guide takes us by boat visiting the three Borromean Islands, starting with Isola Bella. This charming island even though is 320m long and 400m, features a small fishing village, beautiful Baroque Palace and stunning gardens that slope down to the lake. Isola Pescatori, or Upper Island due to its northerly location and picturesque ancient little village with narrow lanes is next before we move on to Isola Madre; the largest of the islands with its enchanting gardens. Back in Stresa we have some free time this elegant lake town. Overnight Verbania

  • Accommodation 3* Hotel Europa
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

The day is yours to explore Verbania or alternatively why not head over to Lake Orta and San Giulio Island. This afternoon why not visit the stunning botanical gardens of the Villa Taranto. Overnight Verbania

  • Accommodation 3* Hotel Europa
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

Straddling the border between southern Switzerland and northern Italy, we stop for a visit of the city named after its’ Lake; Lugano. It’s then on to Cadenabbia on the western shores of Lake Como where we can stroll along the promenade or perhaps visit the magnificent Villa Carlotta museum and gardens. A boat trip then takes us over to the breathtaking town of Bellagio with its surrounding mountains. Our tour is complete in the historical city of Como with its lively narrow streets and classic town square. Overnight Verbania

  • Accommodation 3* Hotel Europa
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Today we head out to Bergamo where we can admire the views on the way up by funicular up to Bergamo Alta. We visit this charming old town, the Colleoni Chapel and the glorious Basilica; built in 1137 by the towns’ citizens in answer to the prayers to protect them from the plague. This afternoon we proceed by boat over Lake Iseo and the ‘green’ island Montisola. Overnight Desanzano

  • Accommodation 3* Hotel Il Chiostro
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

A full day excursion today around Lake Garda as we discover its natural beauty. We visit Sirmione before taking a boat north to Limone, a typical village so named after its ancient production of lemons. We then continue through Riva del Garda, Malcesine, Bardolino and finally Garda where we stop at a local wine-cellar and a delicious wine tasting. Overnight Desanzano

  • Accommodation 3* Hotel Il Chiostro
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

One of the best ways to get to know a new place is through a guided tour. Awash with squares, bridges and the odd creative masterpiece, Verona has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Explore the city of Romeo and Juliet with its squares, Churches and fantastic shopping. Overnight Desanzano

  • Accommodation 3* Hotel Il Chiostro
  • MEALS Breakfast included
  • Accommodation 3* Hotel Il Chiostro
  • MEALS No meals included
TEMPERATURE

Average daily maximum: 
Lake Maggiore 23°C Jun 23°C Sep
Lake Garda 26°C Jun 26°C Sep

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

2 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hour

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb 08°C, Mar 10°C,
Apr 13°C, May 17°C,
Jun 20°C, Jul, Aug 24°C,
Sep 20°C, Oct 17°C,
Nov 11°C, Dec 8°C

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Useful Information

Whats Included 

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Single Room with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Private coach throughout the tour
  • Full day guided tour of the Borromean Islands with boat trip
  • Full day guided tours of Lakes Lugano, Como & Garda
  • Tour of Bergamo and Lake Iseo
  • Guided visit of Verona
  • Entrance fee for Isola Bella & Isola Madre
  • Return Boat trip from Cadenabbia to Bellagio
  • Funicular ticket Bergamo Bassa to Bergamo Alta
  • Return boat trip from Iseo to Montisola
  • Cruise on Lake Garda
  • Wine cellar visit with wine tasting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

 Solos Board

Breakfast daily & 5 dinners

Optional excursions

Visit the village of Orta and San Giulio Island

Excursion to Villa Taranto 
*Subject to availability

Whats extra

Upgrade to twin/double room in Lake Garda

Entrance to Villa Carlotta – approximately €10.00

Insurance see here

Temperature 

Average daily maximum: 
Lake Maggiore 23°C Jun 23°C Sep
Lake Garda 26°C Jun 26°C Sep

N.B 

A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required as we include plenty of sightseeing/travelling, sometimes with early starts. Please refer to Medical Conditions in Important Information.

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
13 Sep 2018 20 Sep 2018 7 All Ages £ 1629 BOOK

What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Single Room with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Private coach throughout the tour
  • Full day guided tour of the Borromean Islands with boat trip
  • Full day guided tours of Lakes Lugano, Como & Garda
  • Tour of Bergamo and Lake Iseo
  • Guided visit of Verona
  • Entrance fee for Isola Bella & Isola Madre
  • Return Boat trip from Cadenabbia to Bellagio
  • Funicular ticket Bergamo Bassa to Bergamo Alta
  • Return boat trip from Iseo to Montisola
  • Cruise on Lake Garda
  • Wine cellar visit with wine tasting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

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