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Best of the Italian Lakes

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Discover the beauty of the Italian lakes on this At Leisure trip that combines culture with style.

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      About this trip

      Enjoy a stylish lakeside sojourn in Italy - explore 14th-century Marostica, sip a tasty cappuccino on Como's lakeside promenade and visit Milan, one of the world's design capitals.


      Trip type: At Leisure i

      Trip code: ITMI

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      12 Meals
      • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Verona and Modena

        • ORIENTATION of Bergamo and Milan

        • SEE the Roman Arena in Verona

        • VIEW the Piazza del Duomo in Bergamo, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the Cathedral in Modena and the Duomo and La Scala Opera House in Milan

        • VISIT Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda, Bassano del Grappa, Marostica, the Ferrari Museum in Maranello


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Best of the Italian Lakes

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Milan – Lake Maggiore (Baveno) (2 Nights)

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      Day 2

      Como Excursion and Lake Maggiore (Baveno) At Leisure

      Lake Garda, Italy

      Day 3

      Lake Maggiore (Baveno) – Bergamo – Lake Garda (5 Nights)

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      Verona Excursion

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      Marostica and Bassano del Grappa Excursion

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      Lake Garda At Leisure

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      Modena Excursion

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      Lake Garda – Milan Free Time

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      Depart Milan

      Day 1

      Arrive Milan – Lake Maggiore (Baveno) (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Milan – Lake Maggiore (Baveno) (2 Nights)

      The favourite summer retreat for the who's who of Italy for centuries provides an enchanting backdrop for your first day in Italy. Airport transfers will be provided at set times from Milan Malpensa Airport to your hotel in the charming resort of Baveno on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Enjoy a Welcome Reception this evening to meet your fellow travel companions and Travel Director before embarking on your At Leisure jaunt.

      Hotel

      Simplon/Grand Dino

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Simplon/Grand Dino

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Day 2

      Como Excursion and Lake Maggiore (Baveno) At Leisure Day 2 - Como Excursion and Lake Maggiore (Baveno) At Leisure

      Journey through Italy's exquisite Lake District to scenic Lake Como. Walk through the beautiful Como waterfront or relax alongside the lake indulging in a tasty gelato. Then it's time to ease into la dolce vita, ambling along the glamorous Baveno Marina - the gentle sounds of this lakeside setting are a soulful way to enjoy your afternoon. Spend free time exploring Baveno with its Romanesque bell tower and octagonal baptistery.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Discover The Borromean Islands

      We've organised a private launch to take you to the beautiful islands of Lake Maggiore. Here you'll see the Isola Madre, the Isola dei Pescatori, and on the Isola Bella we visit the magnificent palace of the Borromean Princes (this optional is only operated between mid March and the end of October).

      Adult Price: €43.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Discover Lake Como

      Enjoy views of elegant villas and gardens as you cruise with your Local Specialist along Lake Como, one of the most beautiful spots in the Italian Lake District.

      Adult Price: €41.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Lake Maggiore (Baveno) – Bergamo – Lake Garda (5 Nights) Day 3 - Lake Maggiore (Baveno) – Bergamo – Lake Garda (5 Nights)

      The enchanting lanes of Bergamo, near the foothills of the Alps, yield architectural and artistic treasures which we will have an opportunity to explore this morning. Wander past centuries-old Renaissance façades and into the exquisite Piazza Vecchia built on the site of an ancient Roman Forum. See the ornate Contarini Fountain and 12th-century Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica. We continue our love affair with the Italian Lakes, travelling to Lake Garda for a relaxing five-night stay. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals' over a Be My Guest dinner featuring local fare.

      Hotel

      Villa Maria

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Villa Maria

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Verona Excursion Day 4 - Verona Excursion

      Romance in the air, we journey to Verona engaging in the tragic tale of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers at Juliet's Balcony. Our walking tour with a Local Specialist will also take us past the Roman Arena, still in use today, followed by some free time to explore the city alone. See the seven medieval towers of Castelvecchio, relax under the shady trees in Verona's expansive Piazza Bra or clamber up Lamberti's Tower for magnificent views.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Lake Garda Discovery

      Discover the largest of the Italian Lakes as we take a route along its scenic shoreline. You’ll get to enjoy views of mountains, lush countryside and its glistening blue waters as you cross the lake, taking in historical towns along the way.

      Adult Price: €43.00
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      Marostica and Bassano del Grappa Excursion Day 5 - Marostica and Bassano del Grappa Excursion

      We embark on a full-day excursion today to the ancient walled town of Marostica, most renowned for its living chess event held every second year, although the gigantic chessboard is visible in the Piazza Castello all year round. We enjoy a leisurely exploration of the city's iconic sights, including its old city walls, Castles and Romanesque bell tower. We venture to the banks of the River Brenta for an unhurried visit to Bassano del Grappa, celebrated for its white brandy (Grappa) and magnificent scenery. This evening we return to Lake Garda.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Spectacular Countryside and Dinner

      We take a scenic drive from Lake Garda to the tiny village of Borghetto on the banks of the River Mincio, famous for it’s medieval bridge and ancient water mills. In this idyllic location, we'll enjoy a delicious meal of local specialities with wine and soft drinks included.

      Adult Price: €65.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Lake Garda At Leisure Day 6 - Lake Garda At Leisure

      Indulge in a full day at leisure to soak up the picture-perfect setting of Italy's largest lake. Journey along its tranquil shores, stopping at lakeside villages to savour the intoxicating aroma of lemons around every turn. Enjoy the flavours of delicious local olive oils and cheese at local markets, stroll along flower-lined lakeside paths or visit the lake's extraordinary sights, including the 13th-century Scaliger Castle, Grottoes of Catullus or the 5th-century wooden statue of St. Peter near Bogliaco. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to visit the magnificent Dolomite mountain range, a World Heritage Site comprising 18 peaks over 3,000 metres high.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Bolzano and the Dolomite Mountains

      Come with us and follow the Adige Valley to Bolzano, capital of the southern part of the Tyrol. Here you'll have time to shop in the arcaded streets, take a cable car to the top of the Renon and ride on the century-old Tramvia, or Funivia in the local parlance, where you can enjoy incredible panoramas from this famous mountain plateau.

      Adult Price: €62.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Modena Excursion Day 7 - Modena Excursion

      Sparkling Lambrusco, salty prosciutto and the intense aromas of parmigiano await in the gastronomic hub of Modena, which we explore today in the company of a Local Specialist. Wander past pastel-hued façades in Modena's Old Town into the magnificent Piazza Grande which, along with its 12th-century cathedral and Torre Civica, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sample the intoxicating flavours, including their world famous balsamic vinegar, of a city that was the birthplace of Ferrari and Pavarotti, home to Michelin Star restaurants and tortellini. Our gourmet interlude nearing its an end, we take a short drive to the Ferrari Museum where we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and explore the history of this Italian icon founded by Enzo Ferrari. This evening, we enjoy a leisurely dinner at our hotel.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Lake Garda – Milan Free Time Day 8 - Lake Garda – Milan Free Time

      In search of spires that reach the sky, we leave our tranquil lakeside setting behind for the chic northern capital of Milan. Admire the extraordinary Gothic Duomo, ornate La Scala Opera House and 19th-century Galleria with its impressive glass and iron-domed roof. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure to jostle with the ambitious Milanese for your spot on the runways of Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Via Sant'Andrea. This evening we indulge in a Farewell Dinner, joining our fellow travellers to celebrate the end of an exquisite holiday together.

      Hotel

      Starhotels Business Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Starhotels Business Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Treasures Of Milan

      You will have the opportunity to visit some of the highlights of Milan, including the famous La Scala Opera House, which is still the World's most famous for performing artists and public alike. Afterwards, you’ll visit another of the city’s highlights with our Local Specialist who will bring to life Milan’s eventful history.

      Adult Price: €45.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 9

      Depart Milan Day 9 - Depart Milan

      Our leisurely jaunt through the Italian Lakes has come to an end. We say arrivederci to Italy and your companions. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        On the shores of Lake Garda, enjoy a traditional Be My Guest dinner featuring flavours of olive oil, wine and lemons for which the region is famous. (Day 3)

      • Dive into Culture
        A celebration of all things Ferrari - present and future - the Ferrari Museum in Maranello includes a permanent exhibition dedicated to Formula 1 complete with cars and a pit stop wall. (Day 7)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Verona and Modena

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

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      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Verona and Modena

        • ORIENTATION of Bergamo and Milan

        • SEE the Roman Arena in Verona

        • VIEW the Piazza del Duomo in Bergamo, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the Cathedral in Modena and the Duomo and La Scala Opera House in Milan

        • VISIT Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda, Bassano del Grappa, Marostica, the Ferrari Museum in Maranello


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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