The Splendours of Lake Maggiore

9 days from £1089pp.


Lake Maggiore

Visit: Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Como

Visit: Lake Como, Italy

Lake Lugano

Visit: Lake Lugano, Italy

Borromean Islands

Visit: Borromean Islands, Italy

Milan

Visit: Milan, Italy

Lake Orta

Visit: Lake Orta, Italy

Enjoy a six-night stay on Lake Maggiore in a 4-star superior hotel with stunning lakeside views combined with spectacular sightseeing and culture.

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

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lake Maggiore

    Lake Maggiore

    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
    Borromean Islands

    Borromean Islands

    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
    Milan

    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

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lake Orta

    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

    Travel to northern France for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 8 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
    • 6 evening meals
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service coach or upgrade to Luxuria

    Included Excursions

    • Three Lakes Tour - A scenic tour featuring Maggiore, Lugano and Como
    • Milan - Italian fashion capital

    Optional Excursions

    • Borromean Islands - Beautiful islands of Lake Maggiore
    • Milan Sightseeing
    • Lake Orta - Hidden gem of the Italian lakes

    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £349.00 (9 days). Single Room Saver from £249.00 (9 days).

    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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    Accommodation

    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. 

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    Grand Hotel Dino Exterior

    Grand Hotel Dino

    Grand Hotel Dino


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    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.

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      Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

      Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

      Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

      If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

      Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

      We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
      Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

      Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

      With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

      All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
      All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
      We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
      One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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