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Italian Lakes

8 days from £729*
Departing: September 2017 - October 2018
* Price shown: 08 October 2017 from London Gatwick - LGW
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OFFER ENDS 31st JULY*

Where the Mediterranean meets the Alps

Join us to discover some of the most alluring and contrasting lakes and mountains scenery in the world as you stay on the shores of mighty Lake Garda and beautiful Lake Maggiore. Sail out to the exquisite Borromean Islands, visit Lake Como, explore Garda's varied shoreline, and perhaps join optional excursions into Switzerland or to historic Mantova, "the world's most romantic city".

Italian Lakes Holiday Highlights

  • Stay in charming Sirmione on Garda's sun-kissed southern shore
  • Enjoy a full-day tour of glorious Lake Garda
  • Take a guided tour of Maggiore and the beautiful Borromean Islands
  • Spend a day exploring Lake Como

What does the price include?

  • Seven nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation in four-star hotels in Sirmione, Lake Garda (3 nights) and Meina, Lake Maggiore (4)
  • Tours of Lake Garda, Maggiore and the Borromean Islands
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Italy
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Resort Information

This escorted holiday sees us based in two resorts - on the shores of Lake Garda and beside Lake Maggiore.

Sirmione, Lake Garda

On the southern shore of Lake Garda, the small, charming, historic town of Sirmione is one of the lake's most popular holiday resorts. The town has a good selection of bars, restaurants and shops lining cobbled, pedestrian streets, and the town's 13th-century castle, Rocca Scaligera, is certainly worth a visit.

Meina, Lake Maggiore

Meina sits on Maggiore's western shoreline, a little way south from Stresa and the Gulf of Borromeo. Sumptuous villas and hotels line the lake shore, while the piazzas and tree-lined squares are filled with the bustle of the cafes and shops. In the distance, the view is framed by the surrounding Southern Alps.

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Italy and board the coach for the scenic journey to the shores of Lake Garda. Check in to your hotel base in Sirmione, one of the lake's most celebrated resorts, perched on a rocky promontory jutting into the blue waters, and famed for its fairy-tale Rocca Scaligera castle, with its turrets and towers. Dinner will be served this evening.

Day Two

Today's included tour offers the chance to get to know beautiful Lake Garda, as you journey by coach around its sun-kissed shores. Hemmed in by steep hillsides on its eastern shore, backed by the craggy peaks of the Dolomites to the north, and surrounded on its western shores by vineyards and olive groves, which in turn give way to the tree-lined southern shore, the lake is the setting for several attractive resorts, at some of which you'll call during an enjoyable day.

Day Three

Enjoy the opportunity to rest and relax at the hotel, perhaps to head to the lake shore - a short bus ride away - or join a half day optional excursion, to discover stunning Mantova, which has often been called "the world's most romantic city". Surrounded on three sides by beautiful lakes, and with a skyline of turrets and towers straight out of an 'Arabian Nights' fantasy, Mantova, or Mantua, offers a wealth of interest in its ancient cobbled streets and squares, including an ornate Palazzo Ducale - once Europe's largest palace - and the exotic Renaissance Palazzo Te, a true Italian gem.

Day Four

Transfer to the shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore, in its idyllic setting amongst gently contoured hills. Enjoy your first evening in the hotel and its surroundings.

Day Five

Join our Tour Manager for a guided introduction to Maggiore's shores, where elegant villas are surrounded by beautiful gardens famed for their colours and scents, and resort towns like Arona, Baveno and Stresa exude a Mediterranean-like charm. Stopping in elegant Stresa, the most celebrated of all the shore-side settlements, you'll board a boat for the short journey to the tiny, idyllic Borromean Islands. Here, you can choose to visit stunning Isola Bella, with its 17th-century Baroque palace; picturesque Isola dei Pescatori, still inhabited by local fishermen; and Isola Madre, with its Renaissance villa and superb botanical gardens, which are as delightful to explore as they are to view from the shore or the water. After a wonderful day, you'll return to the hotel in time to relax before dinner.

Day Six

Today's wonderful included excursion takes in one of the most beautiful of the Alpine lakes, as you journey to the wooded shores of idyllic Como, elegant playground of the Milanese. Backed by steep mountains, with a shoreline dotted with elegant villas and glorious gardens - a scene that has inspired artists and writers for generations - Como combines Italian sophistication with stunning scenery.

Tremezzo, on the western shore, is one of its most delightful settings, and home to the famed Villa Carlotta, with its extensive botanical gardens. After the chance to explore, you'll enjoy a boat trip across the calm waters to stunning Bellagio, said to be "the most beautiful town in Italy". Nestled beneath beautiful hills and with an enchanting old town, Bellagio is also home to several exquisite fin de siecle villas, adding to the glory of the scene.

Day Seven

Rest and relax at the hotel and its surroundings, or join today's optional excursion, which heads into Switzerland and sun-kissed Locarno on Maggiore's northernmost shore. There will be plenty of time, upon arrival, to take in the atmosphere of this colourful Swiss resort town before you board the Cento Valli train to travel through the breathtaking scenery of the 'hundred valleys', from which it takes its name, and onward to the alpine town of Domodossola.

Day Eight

It's "arrivederci, Italia" as you make the transfer to the airport and the return flight to the UK, at the end of a wonderful week.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham
Birmingham 10 September 2017 £1039
Birmingham
Birmingham 08 October 2017 £809
Birmingham
Birmingham 13 May 2018 £935
Birmingham
Birmingham 20 May 2018 £959
Birmingham
Birmingham 03 June 2018 £1019
Birmingham
Birmingham 17 June 2018 £1019
Birmingham
Birmingham 01 July 2018 £1039
Birmingham
Birmingham 08 July 2018 £1039
Birmingham
Birmingham 26 August 2018 £1049
Birmingham
Birmingham 02 September 2018 £1059
Birmingham
Birmingham 16 September 2018 £1039
Birmingham
Birmingham 30 September 2018 £1009
Birmingham
Birmingham 14 October 2018 £899
Bristol
Bristol 27 May 2018 £989
Bristol
Bristol 10 June 2018 £1019
Bristol
Bristol 24 June 2018 £1039
Bristol
Bristol 08 July 2018 £1039
Bristol
Bristol 09 September 2018 £1059
Cardiff
Cardiff 17 September 2017 £1019
Cardiff
Cardiff 01 October 2017 £859
Cardiff
Cardiff 13 May 2018 £925
Cardiff
Cardiff 20 May 2018 £949
Cardiff
Cardiff 03 June 2018 £1009
Cardiff
Cardiff 17 June 2018 £1009
Cardiff
Cardiff 01 July 2018 £1029
Cardiff
Cardiff 26 August 2018 £969
Cardiff
Cardiff 02 September 2018 £1049
Cardiff
Cardiff 16 September 2018 £1029
Cardiff
Cardiff 30 September 2018 £999
Cardiff
Cardiff 14 October 2018 £889
Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley 17 September 2017 £1059
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 17 September 2017 £1079
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 01 October 2017 £879
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 13 May 2018 £935
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 27 May 2018 £989
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 June 2018 £1019
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 24 June 2018 £1039
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 July 2018 £1039
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 26 August 2018 £979
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 09 September 2018 £1059
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 23 September 2018 £1039
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 07 October 2018 £939
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 14 October 2018 £899
Exeter
Exeter 08 October 2017 £879
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 September 2017 £959
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 September 2017 £939
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 October 2017 £779
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 October 2017 £729
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 May 2018 £835
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 May 2018 £879
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 May 2018 £909
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 June 2018 £939
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 June 2018 £939
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 June 2018 £939
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 June 2018 £959
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 July 2018 £959
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 September 2018 £979
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 September 2018 £979
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 September 2018 £959
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 September 2018 £959
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 September 2018 £929
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 October 2018 £859
London Luton
London Luton 10 September 2017 £959
London Luton
London Luton 08 October 2017 £729
London Luton
London Luton 27 May 2018 £919
London Luton
London Luton 10 June 2018 £949
London Luton
London Luton 24 June 2018 £969
London Luton
London Luton 01 July 2018 £969
London Luton
London Luton 26 August 2018 £899
London Luton
London Luton 09 September 2018 £989
London Luton
London Luton 23 September 2018 £969
London Luton
London Luton 07 October 2018 £869
London Luton
London Luton 14 October 2018 £799
London Stansted
London Stansted 10 September 2017 £959
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 September 2017 £939
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 October 2017 £779
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 October 2017 £729
London Stansted
London Stansted 20 May 2018 £889
London Stansted
London Stansted 27 May 2018 £919
London Stansted
London Stansted 03 June 2018 £949
London Stansted
London Stansted 10 June 2018 £949
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 June 2018 £949
London Stansted
London Stansted 24 June 2018 £969
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 July 2018 £969
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 July 2018 £899
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 September 2018 £989
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 September 2018 £989
London Stansted
London Stansted 16 September 2018 £969
London Stansted
London Stansted 23 September 2018 £969
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 September 2018 £939
London Stansted
London Stansted 07 October 2018 £869
Manchester
Manchester 10 September 2017 £999
Manchester
Manchester 17 September 2017 £979
Manchester
Manchester 01 October 2017 £819
Manchester
Manchester 08 October 2017 £769
Manchester
Manchester 13 May 2018 £915
Manchester
Manchester 20 May 2018 £939
Manchester
Manchester 03 June 2018 £999
Manchester
Manchester 17 June 2018 £999
Manchester
Manchester 01 July 2018 £1019
Manchester
Manchester 08 July 2018 £1019
Manchester
Manchester 26 August 2018 £1039
Manchester
Manchester 02 September 2018 £1039
Manchester
Manchester 16 September 2018 £1019
Manchester
Manchester 30 September 2018 £989
Manchester
Manchester 14 October 2018 £879
Norwich
Norwich 01 October 2017 £919

Italian Lakes Touring Hotels ★★★★

You will be staying in good four-star hotels - first in Sirmione on Lake Garda and then in Meina on Lake Maggiore.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes from Verona, one hour and 30 minutes from Milan Bergamo and two hours and 30 minutes hour from Milan Malpensa. The transfer back to the airport at the end of your holiday is approximately two hours and 30 minutes to Verona, one hour 30 minutes to Milan Bergamo and one hour to Milan Malpensa.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Meals in Italy

Guests on half-board arrangements will be served a three-course evening meal, and can expect a first course of traditional pasta or soup, a main meat or fish course accompanied by one or two types of vegetable, and a simple dessert of fruit, cake or Italian ice cream. Breakfasts will usually consist of bread rolls, jam, cereal, ham, cheese, fruit juice, tea and coffee. Menus will vary from hotel to hotel, but choice will be more limited than in a normal restaurant. In some instances, individual guests who have booked with the hotel independently may be offered a different menu from those who are staying at the hotel as part of a package tour.

Entrance fees

Since some attractions visited offer free admission to visitors at certain times of year, we do not include entrance fees. These will be payable locally where applicable. This applies to excursions that are included in the price of your holiday and to excursions booked as optional extras.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Italian hotel room tax

Some regions of Italy have introduced a room tax of between 1 € and 3 € per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your Tour Manager in resort if a particular hotel is implementing this charge.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 21st June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Italian Lakes reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Italian LakesScores 7.8 out of 10 based on 337 reviews
(8 out of 10)

JEAN

BURY ST EDMUNDS Single traveller
The optional excursions did not run and still awaiting reimbursement for prepaid trip.
Tour Operator helpful if asked but not forthcoming initially but improved as the holiday progressed and individual arrangements made for trip to Switzerland excellent and much appreciated. Location of hotels not the best for inactive people as too far away from any activities. Food arrangements could be better as not much fun choosing supper at breakfast. Lunch stop on way to Lake Maggiore not good - a service station. The beauty of the Lakes and timeliness of all transfers and trips made a pleasant holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 11 June 2017
Published on: 25 June 2017
(8 out of 10)

DAVID

London Family
The first hotel was very good,but the second,Villa Paradiso was not so good
It was rather run down,in fact one day the hot water was not
working,and the breakfast was very poor..boiled eggs every day
with no other choice.
The family that owned it and run gave,rather gave us the impression
we were in the way!!
Not at all welcoming
Confirmed traveller: 28 May 2017
Published on: 23 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

REX

Crawley, West Sussex Couple
A good way to see 3 Italian lakes.
Confirmed traveller: 28 May 2017
Published on: 23 June 2017