6 days from £759 – £799 per person*
*Depending on the number of people travelling
Renowned for its peace and serenity, Lake Maggiore is nestled against the dramatic snow-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps. Basking within the centre of Lake Maggiore are the beautiful Borromean Islands. This archipelago of tiny islets has been a paradise retreat for centuries and boasts landscaped parks, elaborate 17th-century architecture and fascinating botanical gardens. Nestled on the western shores of Lake Maggiore, our base for 5 nights is the lovely town of Stresa. A favourite of travellers to the lake region, Stresa has much to offer including the vast tree lined Piazza Marconi and the famous Villa Ducale dating back to 1770 – the former residence of the famous philosopher Antonio Rosmini.
Day 1 – Our flight departs selected UK airports for our flight to Italy. Upon arrival we are met by our guide and transferred to our hotel for the next 5 nights. Upon arrival perhaps take a lakeside stroll and sip an aperitif in this incredibly scenic setting before enjoying the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 2 – Today we enjoy a leisurely day visiting the stunning Borromean Islands, located just offshore from our hotel. We take the boat out to Isola Bella, which houses a beautiful stately home and elegant Italianate gardens. We continue by boat to Isola Pescatore, the only island which is currently inhabited. The remainder of the day will be at leisure.
Day 3 – Today we will experience a magical day which starts with a train journey up to Domodossola, at which point we change onto the scenic high level railway, the Centovalli, taking us through the mountains and down to Locarno, a bustling town on the Swiss shores of Lake Maggiore. After revelling in the fabulous views during our ride, we will then sit back and relax by taking a boat cruise from this Swiss corner of Lake Maggiore back down to Stresa. This truly will be a memorable day.
Day 4 – Today we enjoy the day at leisure to explore this elegant resort.
Day 5 – Today we’ll travel east to beautiful Lake Como, the prettiest lake in northern Italy. Its breath-taking mountains provide a stunning backdrop to the magnificent gardens with their vast array of colour. We’ll enjoy a scenic drive up the west coast, passing quaint villages with plenty of stops for photo opportunities and time at leisure.
Day 6 – Today we say farewell to the beautiful lake as we board our coach and travel back to the airport for our flight back to the UK.
The exact order of excursions may be subject to change
Extra nights available
Hotel Milan Speranza
This 4 star hotel has a superb position located close to the town’s shopping area overlooking the lake, the Borromean Islands and the Alps. All guest bedrooms have ensuite facilities, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, satellite colour TV and air conditioning. Public areas include lounges and meeting rooms, swimming pool, tennis court and a restaurant with a large veranda.
• Return flights from the UK
• Return airport transfers
• Half board accommodation
• Welcome drink
• Itinerary as detailed
What’s not included
• Single supplement
• Travel insurance
Any of our tours can be tailored to suit your particular groups requirements.
For further details please contact one of the team on 01225 764205 or firstname.lastname@example.org