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  • 5 Northern Lakes – 6 Days / 5 Nights

    Lake Como/Baveno/Gardone Riviera


    • Unknown but pretty Lake Iseo
    • Well preserved and enchanting Lake Orta
    • Assisi: View of the Churches of St. Francis and St. Claire
    • Magnificent and spectacular gardens of Villa Taranto in Pallanza
    • The precious and elegant Villa Balbianello with breaktaking views of Lake Como
    • Small groups of max 30 people
    • Only English speaking operated
    • All the hotels are on the lakes
    • Scenic drives through the glacial lakes which are set amongst the magnificent alpine peaks of Northern Italy; they are sure to take your breath away.  Giuseppe Verdi, Henri Stendhal, George Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelly and William Wordsworth were all captivated by the Lake’s deep blue water, alpine peaks and flourishing flora
    • Lake Garda, a Mediterranean oasis with its ancient olive groves and exotic palms
    • Lake Iseo, with its vineyards and cellars of Franciacorta
    • Lake Maggiore, repository of the wealth and cultural patrimony left by the Borromeo family, is still testimony to their prestige and refinement
    • Lake Orta with its quiet beauty of the landscape, its fascinating history and artistic treasures
    • Lake Como is a jewel-like oasis of peace; a magical combination of lush Mediterranean foliage and snowy alpine breaks
  • 5 Northern Lakes Itinerary

    Milan – Lake Garda – Sirmione – Lake Iseo – Franciacorta – Lake Maggiore – Lake Orta – Lake Como – Milan

    Day 1 – Milan – Lake Garda – Sirmione – Gardone Riviera. 

    Meeting with your Tour Leader at the hotel and departure by coach to Lake Garda.  Visit the small village of Sirmione with its important Roman and medieval ruins.  Free time on your own in this pretty town for lunch.  Depart for a boat cruise along the lake and arriving at Gardone Riviera.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

    Day 2 – Lake Iseo – Franciacorta – Lake Maggiore. 

    After breakfast, departure to Lake Iseo.  Enjoy a boat trip to the three islands including Monte Isola, the greatest lake island in Europe.  Proceed for the visit of a local wine cellar with a tasting of the famous “Franciacorta” wine.  Wine tasting and snack.  Transfer to Lake Maggiore.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

    Day 3 – Lake Maggiore. 

    After breakfast, enjoy a full day tour visiting the magnificent Borromean Islands with two splendid palaces and their gardens.  Famous throughout the world, these gardens are known for the quality of their landscape, the care and the variety of plant architectures, which consists of over 2000 varieties of different species.  Lunch in a typical restaurant on Pescatori’s Island.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

    Day 4 – Lake Orto – Lake Como. 

    After breakfast, enjoy a tour visiting the beautiful Villa Taranto in Pallanza, where you will find a real explosion of flowers, colours and scents.  Then departure to Lake Orta.  Free time for lunch on your own in Orta.  Transfer by boat and a visit to the pretty St. Giulio’s Island.  In the afternoon, departure for Lake Como, arriving in Tremezzo.   Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

    Day 5 – Lake Como – Bellagio. 

    After breakfast, transfer by ferry to Lenno and a visit to the marvellous Villa Balbianello.  A spectacular peninsula located on the western shore of Lake Como.  Transfer by ferry to Bellagio where you will have free time for lunch on your own.  Early afternoon coming back to Tremezzo and a visit to Villa Carlotta, famous for its art collections and its botanical garden.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

    Day 6 – Lake Como – Milan. 

    After breakfast, transfer to Milan rail station.  End of the services.

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    Hotel Splendid Baveno

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    Hotel Bazzoni et du Lac Tremezzo

    The hotel has two elevators, a wide garden for pleasant walks, a new open air swimming-pool, wide…

  • 5 Northern Lakes Features

    • Return Flights
    • Accommodation as shown in the hotel section (or of a similar standard).
    • Half board treatment.
    • One lunch in a local restaurant including half a bottle of water and a glass of wine.
    • English speaking tour escort.
    • Local English speaking guides for visits.
    • Coach at your disposal from day 1 to day 4.
    • One wine tasting session in Franciamorta.
    • Entrance fees (Villa Taranto, Borromean Islands, Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello).
    • Boat and ferry transfers on each lake.
    • Complimentary transfer to Milan rail station (Day 6).

    City taxes to be paid directly in the hotels

    May to October 2012

    May: 13, 19
    June: 3, 9, 15
    September: 14, 23

    Guaranteed departures with no minimum number of passengers required.

    About Our 5 Northern Lakes Tour Holiday Packages

    Prices are per person based on full occupancy of rooms departing from London

    Prices may vary subject to availability, flight/room supplements and/or changes

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