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The Magic of the Italian Lakes with Extended Stay in Lake Maggiore (6325) - 2014 / 2015

11 Day Tour from Milan to Lake Maggiore

Itinerary




Day 1Arrive in Milan, Italy

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to see some of Milan. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2Milan–Sirmione–Lake Garda Area

Start the day with an orientation tour of Milan, stopping to admire the famous gothic-style Duomo. Catch the 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 the shores of Lake Garda. (Breakfast)

Day 3Lake Garda Area

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. Alternatively, join an optional excursion. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4Lake Garda Area–Verona–Lake Como

This morning, visit the romantic medieval city of Verona. See Juliet’s balcony and enjoy some time at leisure before continuing to Lake Como, where you'll spend two nights. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5Lake 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 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 6Lake Como–Lugano, Switzerland–Lake Maggiore, Italy

Leave Lake Como and cross the border into Switzerland, and 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 to reach your accommodation in the late afternoon. (Breakfast)

Day 7Lake 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)

Days 8-10Lake Maggiore

Relax in Baveno, on the shores of one of Italy’s largest lakes and located on the very edge of Alpine Switzerland. Take advantage of the many facilities offered. Ask your local host for more information. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 11Lake Maggiore

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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