The Northern Italian Lakes offer some of the most stunning scenery in Italy: placid waters, centuries old villas draped with bougainvillea and views of snow-capped Alps in the distance.
Day 1: Milan > Stresa On arrival transfer to Lake Maggiore. Lake Maggiore is framed below by soft hills, and above by high mountain peaks, some of which have snow throughout the year. These features create a unique microclimate. Thanks to its mild climate, many species of flowers and plants typical to the sub-tropical area have adapted to the coastal areas.
Day 2: Lake Maggiore Cruise to Pescatori Island, named after the fishermen who made this area their home, to explore the simple houses, narrow lanes, stone portals and attractive underpasses typical of the area. After lunch in a local restaurant, continue to Isola Bella to visit Borromeo Palace with its magnificent gardens.
Day 3: Stresa > Lake Como > Menaggio Depart for Como and enjoy a guided walking tour of Como's city centre: a walk through the walled city allows you to admire the various artistic monuments that have made Como such an interesting place. Continue to Cernobbio to visit the gardens of Villa d'Este and also visit Villa Balbianello before checking in to the hotel in Menaggio.
Day 4: St. Moritz Travel to St. Moritz in Switzerland today. Drive with a guide to Tirano before joining the Bernina Express, the highest railway in Europe. Experience the breathtaking landscapes of the Alps and enjoy a tour of exquisite St. Moritz before returning to Menaggio by car.
Day 5: Bellagio Transfer by boat to Bellagio, a picturesque village with small streets, luxury hotels, villas and gardens. Visit Villa Melzi and its beautiful gardens before some time at leisure and a return to Menaggio by public ferry.
Day 6: Menaggio > Milan Transfer to Milan.
• Tailor made journey with English speaking local guides • 5 Nights accommodation • Train and boat tickets • Sightseeing and transfers as shown • 5 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions Price is based on 4 people travelling together. Enquire for other prices.
Price is based on 4 people travelling together. Enquire for other prices.