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Holiday type Escorted tours
Country Italy
Travel type Fly
Price range From £719
Travel partner Newmarket Holidays
Duration 7 nights
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Italian lakes

Join us to discover some of the most alluring and contrasting lakes and mountain scenery in the world. See Garda's varied shoreline, visit Lake Como, and explore the Swiss resort of Lugano on optional excursions as you stay on the shores of Lake Garda and Lake Mergozzo.

Included

  • Return flights from your local airport to Italy
  • Return airport-to-hotel transfers
  • One suitcase allowance per person
  • Seven nights half-board accommodation at three-star hotels in Meina, Lake Maggiore (four nights) and Moniga del Garda, Lake Garda (three)
  • A tour around Lake Garda
  • A visit to Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands
  • A tour of Lakes Como and Sirmione
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Single rooms are available for a supplement

Day one

Fly to Italy, meet your tour manager and board the coach for the journey to Lake Maggiore, in its idyllic setting amid gently rolling hills.

Day two

Join our tour manager for a guided introduction to Maggiore's shores, today. Here villas are surrounded by gardens, and resort towns like Arona, Baveno and Stresa exude a Mediterranean-like charm. Stopping in Stresa, you'll board a boat for the short journey to the tiny Borromean Islands. Among them are Isola Bella, with its 17th-century Baroque palace, picturesque Isola dei Pescatori, still inhabited by local fishermen, and Isola Madre with its Renaissance villa and botanical gardens.

Day three
Today's included tour takes in one of the most beautiful of the Alpine lakes. Backed by steep mountains, with a shoreline dotted with villas and gardens, Como combines Italian sophistication with scenery. Head to Tremezzo, on the lake's eastern shore, to visit the museum and gardens of the Villa Carlotta (entry payable locally), then sail across the calm waters to Bellagio, said to be one of the most beautiful towns in Italy.

Day four

Enjoy a day relaxing in the hotel, or join our optional excursion and cross into Switzerland, heading to alpine Domodossola. Ride the Cento Valli train, through the "hundred valleys", to sun-kissed Locarno. Take in the views from the train, and soak up the atmosphere of the colourful, Swiss resort before journeying back along the lake to the hotel.

Day five

Bid farewell to Maggiore and cross the Lombardy Plain to Lake Garda. We'll stop in the resort of Sirmione, perched on a promontory jutting into the lake, and famed for its Rocca Scaligera castle. Take in the views from the battlements, or even take to the water on a lake steamer, before continuing to our hotel in Moniga del Garda, close to Garda's south west corner.

Day six

Hemmed in by steep hillsides to the east, the craggy Dolomites to the north, and vineyards, olive groves and woodland on its western and southern shores, Lake Garda is the setting for some of Italy's most attractive resorts. Today's coach tour is the perfect way to enjoy the area's scenery.

Day seven

Join today's optional excursion and experience 'the world's most romantic city'. Surrounded on three sides by lakes, and with a skyline of turrets and towers, Mantova offers a wealth of interest in its ancient cobbled streets and squares, including an ornate Palazzo Ducale - once Europe's largest palace - and the Renaissance Palazzo Te.

Day eight

Transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

Italian Lakes Touring Hotels 2015

You will be staying in two good, four-star hotels, first in Meina on Lake Maggiore and then in Moniga del Garda.

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22-Apr-2015 Birmingham 7 799.00 book
22-Apr-2015 London Stansted 7 749.00 book
29-Apr-2015 London Gatwick 7 769.00 book
29-Apr-2015 London Luton 7 769.00 book
29-Apr-2015 London Stansted 7 769.00 book
06-May-2015 London Gatwick 7 789.00 book
06-May-2015 London Luton 7 789.00 book
06-May-2015 Manchester 7 819.00 book
06-May-2015 London Stansted 7 789.00 book
13-May-2015 Birmingham 7 839.00 book
13-May-2015 London Gatwick 7 789.00 book
13-May-2015 Edinburgh 7 839.00 book
20-May-2015 London Gatwick 7 789.00 book
20-May-2015 London Luton 7 789.00 book
20-May-2015 London Stansted 7 789.00 book
20-May-2015 Liverpool John Lennon 7 929.00 book
20-May-2015 Leeds Bradford 7 849.00 book
27-May-2015 Birmingham 7 849.00 book
27-May-2015 Durham Tees Valley 7 929.00 book
27-May-2015 Edinburgh 7 849.00 book
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