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The Magic of the Italian Lakes (6320)

8 Day Tour from Milan to Lake Maggiore

2017 Tour Details

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

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 and 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 and cobbled stairways filled with 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 maybe 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 Italian Lakes tour. It’s a lovely vacation perfect for savvy, value-minded travelers.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

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Sightseeing:
Visits to Milan, Sirmione, Verona, Bellagio, Lugano (Switzerland). Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable

Guides:

Professional Tour Director while touring

Scenic Highlights:
Lake Garda, Lake Como, Lake Lugano, Lake Maggiore

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • City of Verona

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; boat trip to Bellagio

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfast daily; 4 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Milan, Italy

Check into your hotel in the Milan area. 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.

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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. Alternatively, join an optional excursion.

Breakfast 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 before continuing to Lake Como, where you’ll spend two nights.

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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 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.

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

Leave Lake Como, 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.

Breakfast 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.

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Day 8 Lake Maggiore

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

FLORA ANFUSO

Years of Experience: 10

In my 10 years of experience with Cosmos, I have escorted many multi-country European tours but there's no place like home. I am now proud to share with our passengers the passion that I have for my "bella Italia". Italy is a pleasure for the eyes with its enchanting art and architecture, but also a pleasure for the palate. I love introducing our guests to the flavors of my country through visits to vineyards or rolling olive groves. Come have a taste of Italy!

Tour Director - FLORA ANFUSO

 Accommodations

MILAN Holiday Inn Garibaldi Station (F)
LAKE GARDA Club Hotel La Vela (ST) at Torbole or Caravel (ST) at Torbole
LAKE COMO Lario (ST) at Mezzegra
LAKE MAGGIORE Simplon (F) at Baveno

 Know Before You Go

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