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Holiday type Tours
Country Italy
Travel type Fly
Price range From £599
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 Lake Garda (three) and Lake Mergozzo (four)
  • A tour around Lake Garda
  • A visit to Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands
  • A tour of Lakes Como and Lugano
  • The services of a Newmarket tour manager
  • Single rooms are available for a supplement
Day one

Fly to Italy, meet your tour manager and board the coach for your journey to Lake Garda. Dinner will be served in the hotel this evening.

Day two

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. And today's coach tour is a great way to see the area's scenery.

Day three

Join today's half-day optional excursion to Mantova. Surrounded on three sides by beautiful 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 exotic Renaissance Palazzo Te.

Day four

Today you'll leave Lake Garda behind and journey west across the Lombardy Plain, and then north towards Lake Maggiore. Stopping in Stresa, you'll board a boat for the short journey to the tiny Borromean Islands. Isola Bella, with its 17th-century Baroque palace, Isola dei Pescatori, still inhabited by local fishermen, and Isola Madre with its Renaissance villa and botanical gardens. Later this afternoon, you'll continue to Lake Mergozzo and your hotel.

Day five

This morning's optional excursion takes us to Lake Orta, and the medieval town of Orta San Giulio, with its narrow streets, wrought-iron balconies and lakeside piazzas. There'll also be a visit to the lakeside town of Omegna to wander around its weekly produce market.

Day six

Today's included excursion takes in two of the most beautiful of the Alpine lakes. Journey across the border to the Swiss resort of Lugano, with its villages dotted around the lake. Explore the town centre before heading to Lake Como, backed by steep mountains, and lined with villas and gardens. Head to Tremezzo, on the lake's eastern shore, to visit the botanical gardens and museum of the famed Villa Carlotta (entrance payable locally), before returning to Mergozzo in time for dinner.

Day seven

Enjoy a last day in Mergozzo, or join our final optional excursion and cross into Switzerland, this time on the Cento Valli train from alpine Domodossola, through the "hundred valleys", to Locarno. Take in the views from the train, and soak up the atmosphere of colourful, Swiss Locarno before returning to the hotel.

Day eight

Transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

Italian Lakes Touring Hotels 2013

You will be staying in two good, three-star hotels, first in Sirmione and then in Lake Mergozzo.

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