Discovery Tours - Italian Lakes

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Discovery Tours - Italian Lakes

Italy • 7 Nights • Solos Board • NEW


EARLY BOOKING OFFER: The first 5 bookings receive a free upgrade to a double room for single occupancy in Lake Garda.


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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Day 1 - Arrive Milan! Welcome to the fabulous lake region of Italy. Overnight Verbania on Lake Maggiore (D).

Day 2 – The Borromean Islands. 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 (B, D).

Day 3 – Explore at your leisure. 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 (B, D).

Day 4 – Lake Lugano and Como. 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 (B).

Day 5 – Bergamo & Lake Iseo. . 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 (B, D).

Day 6 – Lake Garda. 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 (B, D).

Day 7 – Verona. 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 (B).

Day 8 – Depart for the UK.

Why Go?

• 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


Our accommodation


Hotel Europa

 

With its picturesque position on the shores of Lake Garda, our hotel is just short walk from the town centre of Desenzano and its beach.

Facilities include

The restaurant with bar facilities overlooks the lake and serves traditional lakeside dishes.

Rooms include

Most of the rooms have views of the lake with all featuring satellite TV, air-conditioning, safe, minibar, hairdryer and Wi-Fi (charges may apply).


Hotel Il Chiostro

 

Set in the Old Town of Verbania this renovated monastery is just a short 12 minute walk to the beach and the lake promenade.

Facilities include

The hotel has peaceful gardens as well as a restaurant, bar and gym.

Rooms include

The recently refreshed rooms are equipped with satellite TV, air-conditioning, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi.

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Date Duration Holiday Notes Age group Price
01 Jun 18 7 nights Italian Lakes Guaranteed Departure All Ages From £1,649
13 Sep 18 7 nights Italian Lakes All Ages From £1,629

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