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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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9 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

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      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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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      About this trip

      Once the popular holiday retreat of Europe's nobility, today a stylish sojourn for those who enjoy an idyllic setting of pretty lakeside villages and deep blue waters set against the foothills of the Alps. Enjoy a tasty cappuccino on Como's lakeside promenade and explore 14th century Marostica, the rich flavours of Modena, and Milan, the world's fashion and design capital.


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      Trip code: ITMI

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      12 Meals
      • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      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 Romanesque Cathedral in Modena and the Duomo and La Scala Opera House in Milan

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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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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      Lake Maggiore, Italy

      Day 1

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

      Lake Como, Italy

      Day 2

      Lake Maggiore (Baveno) At Leisure and Como Excursion

      Lake Garda, Italy

      Day 3

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

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      Day 4

      Verona Excursion

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      Day 5

      Marostica and Bassano del Grappa Excursion

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      Lake Garda At Leisure

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      Day 7

      Modena Excursion

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      Day 8

      Lake Garda – Milan

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      Day 9

      Depart Milan

      Day 1

      Arrive Milan – Lake Maggiore (Baveno) (2 Nights) Day 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 the picturesque thermal resort of Baveno on the shore of Lake Maggiore. This evening meet and get to know your companions and Travel Director at a Welcome Reception.

      Hotel

      Simplon

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Simplon

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

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

      After a leisurely start enjoy free time this morning to explore Baveno with its Romanesque bell tower and octagonal baptistery. Later travel to scenic Lake Como, a popular retreat for aristocrats and celebrities since Roman times, and visit Como town. Walk along its beautiful waterfront with a gelato in hand, or relax with a cappuccino in this picturesque lakeside setting before returning to your hotel later in the afternoon.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • 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: €41.00

      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: €38.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

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

      Visit the ancient town of Bergamo near the foothills of the Alps. Explore the streets of the medieval old town with its Renaissance architecture reflected in the exquisite Piazza Vecchia at the heart of the city and the 12th century Santa Maria Maggiore basilica. Continue your journey to Lake Garda for a relaxing five-night stay. Dine at your hotel this evening.

      Hotel

      Villa Maria

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      Hotel

      Villa Maria

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

      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

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Verona Excursion Day 4 - 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, with suggested visits to the 1st century Arena, Castelvecchio's city art museum with its rich collection of medieval sculpture and Renaissance paintings, or Lamberti's Tower offers spectacular views of the city. Join your companions this evening for a delicious Be My Guest dining experience with a local family.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Marostica and Bassano del Grappa Excursion Day 5 - Marostica and Bassano del Grappa Excursion

      Your full day excursion starts by visiting Marostica, a beautiful 14th century town renowned for its annual living chess event held in September, although the acclaimed festival's chessboard is visible in the Piazza Castello all year round. See the town's old city walls, two castles and take in the beautiful city views. Finish this leisurely day by visiting Bassano del Grappa, renowned for its white brandy (Grappa) and magnificent scenery. Return later to Lake Garda.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Lake Garda At Leisure Day 6 - Lake Garda At Leisure

      You have a whole day to do as you please - explore the largest lake in Italy or spend the day relaxing. Visit one of the quaint lakeside towns and their markets to shop for local produce such as olive oil and cheese, take a leisurely walk along the lakeside path or venture further afield and see some of the lake's sights including the 13th century Scaliger Castle, Grottoes of Catullus the 5th century wooden statue of St. Peter near Bogliaco. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to visit the magnificent Dolomite mountain range, a World Heritage Site comprising 18 peaks at an altitude of over 3,000 metres.

      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

      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

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      Day 7

      Modena Excursion Day 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Lake Garda – Milan Day 8 - Lake Garda – 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 on Milan's famous boulevards, Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Via Sant'Andrea. This evening join your fellow travellers to celebrate the end of your holiday at a Farewell Dinner.

      Hotel

      Starhotels Business Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Hotel

      Starhotels Business Palace

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Treasures Of Milan

      Join our Local Specialist at the impressive Castello Sforza museum, where you’ll see the 'Pieta of Rondanini' by Michelangelo, among other great works. Your tour finishes with a visit to the world renowned 'La Scala' opera house and museum. When La Scala or the Castello is unavailable, you’ll visit the Museum of Milan.

      Adult Price: €45.00

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Depart Milan Day 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/gsa/tours/best-of-the-italian-lakes for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Meet Giovanna and her family for a traditional dinner and tales of Lake Garda life in the quaint town of lakeside town of Lazise

      • Cultural Insights
        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

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Verona and Modena

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      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 Romanesque Cathedral in Modena and the Duomo and La Scala Opera House in Milan

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      What's Included

      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


      Why Trafalgar?

      The Trafalgar Experience

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      Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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      Guest Reviews and Ratings

      • Guest Service Rating from 83 Reviews

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        Service rating : Trafalgar tour experience was great. Well organized overall !Product : Itinerary was generally good--coach and hotels were generally good. The hotel in del garda(Villa Maria) was too far away from the core area of the town. Would have liked Venice included in the tour--we took an

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        Service rating : Well organised, upbeat when appropriate, many varied travels, and also incorporated 'chill out' time.English speaking extrovert tour guide. Nice modern bus.Product : Experienced operator makes a difference.

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        Service rating : Excellent tour guide - Romeo Melone and driver Guiseppi. Very nice hotels, well thought out excursions.Product : The only thing I would have changed would be to spend more time in the Dolomites. That place was breathtaking.

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        Service rating : I have and would travel with Trafalgar again and would recommendProduct : The excursions were delightful experiences into Italian culture

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        Service rating : our 2nd trip with Trafalgaras always impressed with our tour guide Sally, last tour we had Clare (yes age does give experience) Also a BIG thank you to Andrea our driver who was exceptional in his skills, was courteous and polite and kept us safe on our journey.Last time we

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