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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
You will stay for six nights at the 4-star superior Grand Hotel Dino in Baveno. This superb hotel enjoys an outstanding location with lake views and boasts style, tradition and high standards of service. The hotel offers excellent dining facilities, bar, lounge areas and a terrace.
Overnight stays in northern France will be in city-style hotels.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not
generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests
at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
"The Splendours of Lake Maggiore was an amazing holiday"