The Splendours of Lake Maggiore

9 days from £1,259 pp.


Lake Maggiore

Visit: Lake Maggiore, Italy

About the Tour

We bring together Italy’s most beautiful lakes with the fashion capital of Milan, to create this spectacular Italian experience. On this escorted coach holiday enjoy stunning scenery, as we visit the crystal clear lakes of Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Switzerland’s Lake Lugano and their surrounding villages, including the famous area of Tremezzo on Lake Como, where the Villa Carlotta stands. In contrast to this, we also pay a visit to the marvellous Milan, where you can join a guided tour of the city and see the most famous sights. With the opportunity to visit Lake Maggiore’s pretty Borromean Islands and quaint village of Orta, with its lake of the same name plus a 6 night stay at the 4-star superior Grand Hotel Dino in Baveno, you’re in for a wonderful time on this tour.

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach or upgrade to Luxuria
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    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
    Borromean Islands

    Borromean Islands

    Today’s optional excursion takes us on a cruise to the famous Borromean Islands, which lie at the centre of Lake Maggiore. They are fine examples of natural beauty, enhanced by landscaped gardens and parks. The islands take their name from the aristocratic Borromean family, who took ownership of the land in the 16th and 17th centuries. Only the best architects and gardeners were called on by the family, to breathe life into their ambitious projects. We visit Isola Bella, which was completely transformed by its occupants, and its palace and gardens (entrance included) are the epitome of opulence and luxury. We also visit Isola dei Pescatori, a complete contrast to Isola Bella, but equally captivating. Its narrow cobbled streets, pretty harbor and charming houses make it an enchanting place to visit. The Borromean Islands are a must-see destination for every visitor to Lake Maggiore.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lake Como

    Lake Como

    Today’s included excursion will introduce you to the 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 continue to one of Italy’s most famous lakes, Lake Como. The lake itself is 50km long and 1350 feet deep, making it one of the deepest lakes in Europe. We visit the resorts of Menaggio and Tremezzo, both popular holiday destinations. There will be free time for you to explore at your leisure, perhaps visiting the famous Villa Carlotta (at additional cost).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Milan

    Milan

    Today our included excursion takes us to Milan where you can spend the day at leisure exploring all the city has to offer. Milan shares its title as one of the Fashion Capitals of the world with London, New York, Paris and Tokyo. To get the most from your visit, why not join our optional guided walking tour? Accompanied by our local guide we see sights such as the Castello Sforzesco and the magnificent gothic style Duomo Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Milan. We also see the Galleria, a covered double arcade connecting Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Scala. Finally we conclude our sightseeing tour with a visit to La Scala Theatre, one of the world’s most famous opera houses (entrance included).

    • 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

    Day at leisure or join our optional excursion 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

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

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

    Optional Excursions & Visits

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

    Notes


    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (9 days). Single Room Supplement from £349.00 (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 - Baveno

    Grand Hotel Dino - Baveno


    The Grand hotel Dino is situated on Baveno's lakeshore and offers panoramic views across Lake Maggiore. This elegant hotel features both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a wellness centre, games room, large garden areas, restaurants and bars, some of which overlook the lake. Rooms have a fridge, satellite TV, safe, telephone and hairdryer.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • 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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    Travel Information

    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 £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    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 interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers 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 vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air 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.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is 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 should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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