Highlights of the Italian Lakes 2014

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MilanLake MaggioreVerona Arena in Verona, ItalyJuliet's Balcony
Milan
Lake Maggiore
Verona Arena in Verona, Italy
Juliet's Balcony
  • Duration: 9 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
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    Italy 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Welcome to the Italian Lakes region! From Lake Maggiore in Italy to Lake Lugano in Switzerland you'll be awe-struck by spectacular views of Alpine peaks and sparkling waters. Enjoy a cruise to Bellagio 'the pearl of Lake Como', stand on Juliet's balcony in Shakespeare's romantic city of Verona and enjoy a walking tour of Milan to end your scenic Italian adventure.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    DEPART USA

    Overnight flight to Milan.

  • Day 2

    ARRIVE MILAN – ITALIAN LAKES (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to the Italian Lakes region! Airport transfers will be provided from Milan Malpensa Airport to your hotel. After check-in, relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an included dinner at the Hotel.


    Meal(s): (Dinner)

    Hotel: Capolago

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  • Day 3

    LAKE MAGGIORE EXCURSION

    After breakfast a short drive brings you to Lake Maggiore which is the second largest lake after Garda and one of the most scenic. Immortalised in American writer Ernest Hemingway's novel ‘A Farewell To Arms', you will have free time to explore or perhaps take an excursion to the Borromean Islands.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 4

    ITALIAN LAKES – LUGANO – SARONNO (2 NIGHTS)

    This morning make your way to the Swiss city of Lugano which is also known as the ‘Monte Carlo of Switzerland'. An ever growing number of celebrities, entertainers and successful athletes have residences along the shores of this scenic lake. Later travel back into Italy where your two night stay near Como is in the town of Saronno. Well known for its almond or apricot kernel biscuits (amaretti), the sweet, almond-flavoured Italian liqueur called Amaretto is also produced here.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Starhotels Grand Milan

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  • Day 5

    LAKE COMO EXCURSION

    After breakfast enjoy a short drive to Lake Como and an included cruise to Bellagio called “the pearl of Lake Como”. The illustrious history of Bellagio dates back to Roman times, and to this day, continues to attract the rich and famous to its beautiful shores. Later return to the hotel for an included dinner.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 6

    SARONNO – VERONA – LAKE GARDA SCENIC DRIVE – RIVA DEL GARDA (2 NIGHTS)

    This morning travel to Shakespeare's romantic Verona where you enjoy an orientation tour of the town including sights such as the Roman arena and Juliet's balcony. Later you will have free time to savour the atmosphere of this historic city. This afternoon take a scenic drive around Lake Garda. Later check into your hotel in Riva del Garda for a two night stay.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Forte Charme - Michelangelo International

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  • Day 7

    FREE DAY – LAKE GARDA

    Relax and enjoy these peaceful and serene surroundings. Perhaps consider taking a boat trip across the lake or maybe join a full day excursion into the Dolomite Mountains where you can ride a cable car up one of the mountain peaks for spectacular views.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 8

    RIVA DEL GARDA – BRESCIA – MILAN

    En route to Milan stop and visit the attractive town of Brescia for some free time. On arrival in Milan, enjoy a walking tour of the city centre with your Local Guide including the Gothic Duomo, the 19th century Galleria and La Scala Opera House. This evening enjoy a final dinner at the hotel with your companions.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Milton

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  • Day 9

    MILAN - USA

    This morning, say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable vacation. Transfers are available to Milan Malpensa Airport. Conditions apply.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Lake MaggioreVisit Italy's second largest lake and see towns dating back to Roman times.
  • Lake LuganoVisit the Swiss city of Lugano located on the shores of this spectacular lake.
  • Lake ComoEnjoy the Alpine peaks and sparkling waters of this scenic lake as well as an included cruise to Bellagio.
  • VeronaOrientation walk including views of Juliet's Balcony and the Roman arena.
  • Lake GardaVisit Italy's largest lake and enjoy breathtaking scenery on an included scenic drive.
  • BresciaVisit the the second largest city in Lombardy after the capital, Milan.
  • MilanEnjoy a sightseeing tour in Milan with your Local Guide including the Duomo, Galleria and La Scala.

Dining

  • 7 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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