The Splendours of Lake Maggiore

  • 9 Day Tour
  • 8 Sights Visited
  • 4 Star Rating

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then travel to northern France for an overnight stay.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

Continue to Lake Maggiore and our lakeside 4-star hotel in Baveno for a six-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Borromean Islands

Today’s optional excursion takes us on a cruise to the famous Borromean Islands, which lie at the centre of the Lake Maggiore and are fine examples of natural beauty, enhanced by landscaped gardens and parks. On Isola Bella you can visit Palazzo Borromeo and its splendid gardens, before we later continue our cruise to its pretty neighbour, Isola Pescatori.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Lake Maggiore

Lake Como

Menaggio

Tremezzo

Day 4 - Three Lakes Tour

Today’s included excursion will introduce you to three of the great lakes: Como, Lugano and Maggiore. Our route takes us along the western shore of Lake Maggiore towards Switzerland, and to the lakeside city of Lugano, magnificently sited between the peaks of San Salvatore and Monte Bre. Explore the colourful piazzas, terrace cafés and flower-adorned lakeside promenades. We later continue to Lake Como, visiting the resorts of Menaggio and Tremezzo, where you may wish to visit Villa Carlotta (admission is extra).

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Borromean Islands

Day 5 - Milan

Join our included excursion to Milan, home to one of the world’s most elegant shopping arcades. Our optional sightseeing tour will introduce you to the Sforza Palace, the marvellous Gothic cathedral, the glittering La Scala Opera House and so, much more. Stroll around the streets between Corso Buenos Aires and Via Monte Napoleone for a unique shopping experience in the capital of Italian fashion.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Milan

Day 6 - Free Time

Day at leisure to relax and explore the resort at your own pace.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 - Lake Orta

Our optional excursion takes us to pretty Lake Orta, which is one of Italy’s smallest lakes. Spend time exploring the pretty village of Orta, with its quaint, narrow cobbled streets, rich in history, aristocratic houses, courtyards and elaborate palaces. You may wish to take a short boat trip to the San Giulio Island, dominated by its Romanesque basilica.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Lake Orta

Day 8

Travel to northern France for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £349; travel insurance from £47.95. 



FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.

We accept collapsible wheelchairs and we can also accommodate Electric Scooters however they must be easily dismantled by the customer and each component must weigh less than 20kg and the scooter no more than 60kg in total. The scooter must also have a dry cell battery. Please call before booking so we can make sure the tour suits any extra requirements.