From the Piedmont and the Swiss border in the northern part of Italy across to the east, the lakes region lies at the foot of the Lombardy Alps. Blue waters flow at the foot of mountains reflecting mansions and villages in a rare harmony appreciated as much by artists and photographers as by the tourists. Small ports, villas with sumptuous gardens, flower-lined shores, good Italian cooking and local wines are some of the pleasures on the shores of Lake Como.
Transfer from Milan Malpensa airport or train station on arrival
Transfer to Milan Malpensa or train station on departure
7 nights in 3* or 4* accommodation plus visitor's taxes
7 breakfasts, 6 x 3-course meals (either lunch or dinner) with a glass of wine or beer
Excursions as per itinerary
Bike or canoe hire (for the energetic)
Boat trips as per the itinerary
Meals not mentioned above
Drinks not mentioned above
Travel to Milan for arrival
Travel from Milan on departure
Travel is in a comfortable new vehicle
Maximum 14 passengers
This tour is preceded by a 13 day tour of Alsace and Burgundy from 8-20 September and is followed by a 15 day Health and Wellness tour in Austria from 1-15 October 2019.
Pick-up from Milan airport, enjoy a 2-hour drive arriving at your hotel to relax before a welcome dinner
Discover Lake Maggiore by car and ferry boat, a scenic drive and ferry across this magnificent lake
After a leisurely breakfast, we take a short drive from the hotel, then a boat trip to the islands in the centre of Lake Maggiore from Stresa or Verbania
Drive to Varese and climb to the famous Sacre Monte for a magnificent view across the lake, then on to our hotel near Lake Como
After breakfast, we enjoy a leisurely lakeside walk and lunch at Lenno then visit the Villa Balbianello and its stunning gardens
We take a ferry boat to cross the lake Como and explore Bellagio and Varenna. Lunch in Bellagio
Walk or take 2 stops on the ferry to the lakeside Villa Carlotta at Tremezzina. This villa, open to the public, has an interesting history and with its acres of magnificent gardens, invites walking along many paths with magnificent views of the lake and mountains. Free afternoon and dinner at the hotel
Transfer and depart from Milan airport or train station or stay on for the French Riviera tour
The Italian Lakes Tour was spectacular; beautiful scenery combined with so much history and art. Having the opportunity to stay in Lenno on Lake Como and travel the lake to other villages by ferry ensured a memorable, cultural experience enhanced with wonderful cuisine and wines. The same applies to our time on Lake Maggiore, staying in Verbania; we particularly enjoyed our nights dining in the Plaza watching families and friends come together to dine, meet and listen to the music and/or musicians performing for the evening. The various palaces, stunning villas and their respective histories, their beautiful art and gardens were unbelievably beautiful. Our favourites were: Villa Carlotta, Villa Del Balbianello and Villa Taranto. Thank you Slow Tours; the tours we experienced were memorable, fun, interactive with community and personal.
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|May 14 2019||May 21 2019||14||Single rooms||2,510€|
|Sep 22 2019||Sep 29 2019||14||Single rooms||2,510€|
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