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Best of the Italian Lakes

9 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

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

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About this trip

The lush backdrop of Lake Garda, your home for five nights, the poetic beauty of the towns of the great Italian lakes is revealed in this enjoyable exploration of culture and style.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... strolling past a 16th century convent, you'll explore the organic vineyards and meet present-day owner Lorenzo. He'll share his passion for wine as you savour some of his finest blends at an exclusive tasting.

Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: ITMI

8 Nights


12 Meals
  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest).

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Best of the Italian Lakes

Your Itinerary

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

Welcome to the Italian Lakes region. Airport transfers will be provided at set times from Milan Malpensa Airport to your hotel in picturesque Baveno on the shore of Lake Maggiore. This evening meet and get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception.

Welcome Reception

2. Lake Maggiore (Baveno) At Leisure and Como Excursion

After a leisurely start enjoy free time this morning to explore Baveno. Later travel to scenic Lake Como and visit Como town. Enjoy a cappuccino or gelato in this picturesque lakeside setting before returning to your hotel later in the afternoon.

Buffet Breakfast

3. Lake Maggiore (Baveno) – Bergamo – Lake Garda (Sirmione) (5 Nights)

Visit the ancient town of Bergamo near the foothills of the Alps. Explore the streets of the old town before continuing your journey to Lake Garda for a relaxing five night stay. Dine at your hotel this evening.

Buffet Breakfast
Dinner with wine
Du Parc

4. Marostica and Bassano del Grappa Excursion

Your full day excursion starts by visiting Marostica, a beautiful 14th century town. Finish this leisurely day by visiting Bassano del Grappa, renowned for its white brandy and magnificent scenery. Return later to Sirmione and relax at your hotel.

Buffet Breakfast

5. Verona Excursion

In Shakespeare's romantic city of Verona, view the Roman arena and Juliet's balcony during your walking tour of the town with a Local Specialist. Spend time exploring this city at your own pace. Join your companions this evening for delicious Be My Guest dining experience with a local family.

Buffet Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

6. Lake Garda At Leisure

You have a whole day to do as you please. Take a stroll along the sparkling lakeside, relax surrounded by beautiful scenery or perhaps take an Optional Experience to visit the magnificent Dolomite mountain range.

Buffet Breakfast

7. Modena Excursion

Enjoy today's excursion to the interesting gastronomic city of Modena. A Local Specialist will walk you through the Old Town and show you the Piazza Grande including views of the Ghirlandina Tower. You will also see the magnificent 12th century Romanesque cathedral. Sample some of the local speciality balsamic vinegars. After a short drive visit the Ferrari Museum for a Cultural Insight into the history of this luxurious Italian icon founded by Enzo Ferrari.

Buffet Breakfast

8. Lake Garda (Sirmione) – Milan

This morning leave the lakes behind and travel towards the major world fashion and design capital of Milan. On arrival, see the sights during an orientation of the city centre including the Gothic Duomo, 19th century Galleria and La Scala Opera House. Enjoy free time to do some last minute shopping. This evening join your fellow travellers to celebrate the end of your holiday at a Farewell Dinner.

Buffet Breakfast
Farewell Dinner
Starhotels Business Palace

9. Depart Milan

Say ‘arrivederci' this morning to Italy and your companions at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Buffet Breakfast

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Verona and Modena

    • Orientation of Bergamo and Milan

    • Visit beautiful Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda, the towns of Bassano del Grappa, Marostica and the Ferrari Museum in Maranello

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

    • See the Roman Arena in Verona

What's Included


    • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 4 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).

What's Included

Travel Highlights

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

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • 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

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    Airport Transfers

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

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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 21 Reviews

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    Service rating : Exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide, Romeo, was outstanding: amiable, knowledgeable, and full of surprises he called hidden treasures. Our driver, Danilo, was an expert at handling the curves and mountain switchbacks. He even subbed for Romeo one day as host due to a family

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    Service rating : Tour director Franconwas excellentProduct : Good crowd on the Tour, Hotels good, no issues

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    Service rating : Good service but not really a well thought out experience.Product : Not enough of the actual lakes experience.

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    Service rating : The service we received was excellent in every way.In every hotel, the staff aimed to please. Our driver, Guiseppe, was careful and always happy to help. He greeted us each day with a smile. We cannot praise Antonella Perfetto enough!! Not only was she incredibly efficient,

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Best of the Italian Lakes

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    TransferAirport transfer: On arrival at Milan Malpensa Airport, transfers will operate at 8.30am, 12noon and 4pm to Baveno, Lake Maggiore. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Milan Malpensa Airport at 7.30am and 10.30am.GratuitiesGratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, XXXXX per person.WifiWiFi: See pages 250-251 for details.
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