Validity: April to October 2017
Discover the beauty of the Italian Lakes on this magnificent vacation. With the Alps in the background, enjoy nature at its finest—with overnights in Lake Garda, Lake Como, and Lake Maggiore. Plus, on this Italian Lakes tour, you’ll spend one night in Milan, known as one of the world’s fashion capitals, and you’ll stop in medieval Verona, where you’ll see Juliet’s balcony.
Arrive in Milan, Italy
Check into your hotel in the Milan area. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
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.
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.
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 Lake Como, where you’ll spend two nights.
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.
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.
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.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.