The Magic of the Italian Lakes

Description

Vacation Overview

Discover the beauty of the Italian Lakes on this magnificent vacation. With the Alps for a backdrop, you’ll enjoy nature at its finest—with overnights in Lake Garda, Lake Como, and Lake Maggiore. Plus, on this affordable Italian Lakes tour, you’ll spend one night in Milan, known as one of the world’s fashion capitals and you’ll visit medieval Verona, where you’ll see Juliet’s balcony of Shakespearian fame.

Situated at the foot of the Alps, Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake. With a temperate climate, you can relax and restore harmony to your life, participate in optional excursions, and enjoy the local specialties, such as wine and extra virgin olive oil. With its cobalt-blue waters surrounded by majestic mountains, Lake Como is one of Europe’s deepest lakes. Lake Como is lined with elegant 17th-century villas and lush gardens; it’s the perfect destination. You will enjoy a scenic boat trip to Bellagio, known as the “Pearl of Lake Como.” In this wonderful town where nature and culture come together, explore the centuries-old buildings, cobbled stairways, and shops.

Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. With its prestigious Italian gardens, intriguing palaces, and scenic landscapes, you can choose to relax or enjoy some of the many activities available. On the way to Lake Maggiore, you’ll travel to Lugano, set on gorgeous Lake Lugano, a lake that lies between Italy and Switzerland. Here—with a Mediterranean ambiance—you can stroll along the lakeside promenade or simply unwind as you enjoy a delicious gelato.

Over centuries, Italy’s lakes have been among Europe’s favorite vacation destinations, providing enchanting landscapes and a relaxing ambiance; now’s your time to enjoy them on this affordable Italian Lakes tour. It’s a lovely vacation perfect for savvy, value-minded travelers.

Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MILAN, ITALY

Check into your hotel in Milan. Start exploring with the help of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2 MILAN–SIRMIONE–LAKE GARDA

Start the day with an orientation tour of Milan, stopping to admire the famous gothic-style Duomo. Travel east through the Po Valley, then catch your first glimpses of Lake Garda as you stop in Sirmione, the picturesque spa town on the south shore of Lake Garda. Stroll among the many shops and ice cream parlors that line the narrow cobblestone streets. Continue to your hotel on Lake Garda.

Breakfast             Dinner

Day 3 LAKE GARDA

A whole day at leisure to enjoy this beautiful area, situated at the foot of the Alps and surrounded by mountains to the north and the gentle slopes of moraine hills to the south. Log on to MyCosmos to check out the optional excursions available to get to know the area.

Breakfast

Day 4 LAKE GARDA–VERONA–LAKE COMO

This morning, visit the romantic, medieval city of Verona. See Juliet’s balcony and enjoy some time at leisure. Continue to fascinating Lake Como, where you’ll spend two nights.

Breakfast             Dinner

Day 5 LAKE COMO. EXCURSION TO BELLAGIO

Inspiring everyone from Roman senators and great composers to Hollywood actors, Como is the romantic image of the lakes. Its cobalt-blue waters are lined with magnificent mountains, lush gardens, and grand villas. Join the included BOAT TRIP to Bellagio, which occupies one of the most scenic positions in all of Italy.

Breakfast             Dinner

Day 6 LAKE COMO–LUGANO, SWITZERLAND–LAKE MAGGIORE, ITALY

Depart Lake Como and cross the border into Switzerland. Head towards beautiful Lake Lugano and the stylish city that bears its name. Time to stroll along the lakeside promenade, window shop on refined Via Nassa, or sip an espresso on the Piazza Riforma. Leave Switzerland and cross back into Italy, driving to Lake Maggiore.

Breakfast

Day 7 LAKE MAGGIORE

Set between Piedmont, Lombardy, and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. The day is yours to relax or to enjoy some of the many activities available around the lake. Maybe join an optional boat trip to the Borromean Islands of Pescatori and Isola Bella, with time to visit the extravagant Borromeo Palace, built like a ship anchored just off the shoreline.

Breakfast             Dinner

Day 8 LAKE MAGGIORE

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Milan.)

Breakfast

Vacation Highlights

MILAN

Visit

SIRMIONE

Visit

LAKE GARDA

VERONA

See Juliet’s balcony

LAKE COMO

BELLAGIO

Boat trip

LUGANO

Visit

LAKE MAGGIORE

Headsets throughout the tour.

Meals

Buffet breakfast daily; 4 dinners

Hotels

Milan

The hotel is located 2 minutes from Corso Como and from the fashion district. It is only 5 minutes on foot from the Porta Garibaldi train and underground station (300 m away) where the passerby railway begins.

Lake Garda

Poiano Resort

This resort hotel enjoys a wonderful picturesque position, set on a hilltop, in 60 hectares of greenery above Lake Garda and features an olympic-size seasonal swimming pool, 6 clay tennis courts, a wellness centre and a gym. Morning meals are served in the breakfast room, while evening meals can be enjoyed in the hotel’s main restaurant, there is a lobby bar, a piano bar and seasonal pool bar and Free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the property. The guestrooms are styled in a classic design with earth tones, wooden floors and either a furnished balcony or terrace.

Club La Vela

Club Hotel Residence La Vela**** is located in Torbole sul Garda and it is 2 minute walk from the Lake Garda and the city centre.

Caravel

Lake Como

Lario Mezzegra

Hotel Lario is an excellent three star hotel, situated in the so called “Tremezzina”, an international place famous for its historical villas and gardens and for the traditional hotel hospitality, facing Lake Como. TV room,elegant restaurant with the new and bright veranda.

Lake Maggiore

Simplon

Nestling in a magnificent ancient park of twenty thousand square meters, with its characteristic pink façade recalling the color of the famous local marble, the Simplon is the ideal solution for guests looking for a relaxing stay

Pricing

Tour
Start Date
Return
Date
Land/Cruise
Price Only
4/7/2019 4/14/2019 $1,229
4/21/2019 4/28/2019 $1,279
5/5/2019 5/12/2019 $1,299
5/12/2019 5/19/2019 $1,299
5/19/2019 5/26/2019 $1,299
5/26/2019 6/2/2019 $1,299
6/2/2019 6/9/2019 $1,349
6/9/2019 6/16/2019 $1,349
6/16/2019 6/23/2019 $1,349
6/23/2019 6/30/2019 $1,359
7/7/2019 7/14/2019 $1,299
7/21/2019 7/28/2019 $1,299
8/4/2019 8/11/2019 $1,299
8/18/2019 8/25/2019 $1,299
9/1/2019 9/8/2019 $1,399
9/8/2019 9/15/2019 $1,399
9/15/2019 9/22/2019 $1,399
9/22/2019 9/29/2019 $1,399
9/29/2019 10/6/2019 $1,329
10/6/2019 10/13/2019 $1,229

Get A Quote

We can make planning your tour easy – all you need to do is complete the following information. An agent consultant will get in touch with you to provide you a quote on your escorted tour. You can also call us at 281-530-4979 to speak to someone right away.