Best of the Italian Lakes 2017

Tour Type: At Leisure
Brochure Type: Europe At Leisure 2017

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.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • 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
Dining Highlights
  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • 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

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
9 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1Lake MaggioreArrive 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.Welcome Reception
Day 2Lake MaggioreLake Maggiore (Baveno) At Leisure and Como Excursion: After a leisurely start enjoy free time this morning to explore Baveno with its Romanesque bell 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.Buffet Breakfast
Day 3Lake GardaLake 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.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Villa Maria
Day 4Lake GardaMarostica 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 and magnificent scenery. Return later to Lake Garda.Buffet Breakfast
Day 5Lake GardaVerona 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, and Lamberti's Tower offering spectacular views of the city. Join your companions this evening for a delicious Be My Guest dining experience with a local family.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 6Lake GardaLake 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 Scalinger Castle, Catullo's Grotto or 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. Buffet Breakfast
Day 7Lake GardaModena 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
Day 8MilanLake 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 Montenapoleano, Via della Spiga and Via Sant'Andrea. This evening join your fellow travellers to celebrate the end of your holiday at a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Starhotels Business Palace
Day 9DEPART MILANDepart 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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