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The Magic of the Italian Lakes (6320)

8 days from Milan to Lake Maggiore

2018 Tour Details

Discover the beauty of the Italian Lakes on this magnificent vacation. With the Alps for a backdrop, you’ll enjoy nature at its finest—with overnights in Lake Garda, Lake Como, and Lake Maggiore. Plus, on this affordable Italian Lakes tour, you’ll spend one night in Milan, known as one of the world’s fashion capitals to visit medieval Verona, where you’ll see Juliet’s balcony of Shakespearian fame.

Situated at the foot of the Alps, Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake. With a temperate climate, you can relax and restore harmony to your life, participate in optional excursions, and enjoy the local specialties, such as wine and extra virgin olive oil. With its cobalt-blue waters surrounded by majestic mountains, Lake Como is one of Europe’s deepest lakes. Lake Como is lined with elegant 17th-century villas and lush gardens; it’s the perfect destination. You will enjoy a scenic boat trip to Bellagio, known as the “Pearl of Lake Como.” In this wonderful town where nature and culture come together, explore the centuries-old buildings, cobbled stairways, and shops.

Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. With its prestigious Italian gardens, intriguing palaces, and scenic landscapes, you can choose to relax or enjoy some of the many activities available. On the way to Lake Maggiore, you’ll travel to Lugano, set on gorgeous Lake Lugano, a lake that lies between Italy and Switzerland. Here—with a Mediterranean ambiance—you can stroll along the lakeside promenade or simply unwind as you enjoy a delicious gelato.

Over centuries, Italy’s lakes have been among Europe’s favorite vacation destinations, providing enchanting landscapes and a relaxing ambiance; now’s your time to enjoy them on this affordable Italian Lakes tour. It’s a lovely vacation perfect for savvy, value-minded travelers.

 Destinations & Sightseeing

Visits to Milan, Sirmione, Verona, Bellagio, Lugano (Switzerland).

Guides:

Professional Tour Director while touring

Lake Garda, Lake Como, Lake Lugano, Lake Maggiore

Transportation:

Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; boat trip to Bellagio

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfast daily; 4 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN MILAN, ITALY. Check into your hotel in Milan. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2

MILAN–SIRMIONE–LAKE GARDA. Start the day with an orientation tour of Milan, stopping to admire the famous gothic-style Duomo. Travel east through the Po Valley, then catch your first glimpses of Lake Garda as you stop in Sirmione, the picturesque spa town on the south shore of Lake Garda. Stroll among the many shops and ice cream parlors that line the narrow cobblestone streets. Continue to your hotel on Lake Garda. (B,D)

Day 3

LAKE GARDA. A whole day at leisure to enjoy this beautiful area, situated at the foot of the Alps and surrounded by mountains to the north and the gentle slopes of moraine hills to the south. Alternatively, join an optional excursion. (B)

Day 4

LAKE GARDA–VERONA–LAKE COMO. This morning, visit the romantic, medieval city of Verona. See Juliet’s balcony and enjoy some time at leisure before continuing to fascinating Lake Como, where you’ll spend two nights. (B,D)

Day 5

LAKE COMO. EXCURSION TO BELLAGIO. Inspiring everyone from Roman senators and great composers to Hollywood actors, Como is the romantic image of the lakes, its cobalt-blue waters lined with magnificent mountains, lush gardens, and grand villas. Join the included BOAT TRIP to Bellagio, which occupies one of the most scenic positions in all of Italy. (B,D)

Day 6

LAKE COMO–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND–LAKE MAGGIORE, ITALY. Leave Lake Como, cross the border into Switzerland, and head towards beautiful Lake Lugano and the stylish city that bears its name. Time to stroll along the lakeside promenade, window shop on refined Via Nassa, or sip an espresso on the Piazza Riforma. Leave Switzerland and cross back into Italy, driving to Lake Maggiore. (B)

Day 7

LAKE MAGGIORE. Set between Piedmont, Lombardy, and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. The day is yours to relax or to enjoy some of the many activities available around the lake. Maybe join an optional boat trip to the Borromean Islands of Pescatori and Isola Bella, with time to visit the extravagant Borromeo Palace, built like a ship anchored just off the shoreline. (B,D)

Day 8

LAKE MAGGIORE. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Milan). (B)

 Accommodations

MILAN Holiday Inn Garibaldi Station (SF)
LAKE GARDA Caravel (ST)
LAKE GARDA Club La Vela (ST)
LAKE COMO Lario Azzano Di Mezzegra (ST)
LAKE MAGGIORE Simplon (SF)

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Cosmos).
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