Charms of the Italian Lakes – 2023

There is no better way to experience the Italian Lakes than by high-speed train!
Enjoy breathtaking natural landscapes in the North of Italy. You will start from Stresa and visit the magnificent Isole Borromee on Lake Maggiore. Then, you will take the panorama train Treno Panoramico Centovalli to reach the beautiful Locarno, in Switzerland, and you will continue to Como. Enjoy a boat cruise to Bellagio and back. The next morning, on your way to Verona, you will hop off and take a tour to discover Milan’s best authentic places, along with a tram tour and a walking tour of the city center. Then, it’s time for Veneto - Verona, Lake Garda, and Venice
9 Days from $4799/person CAD
Guided
Premium
Rail & Train
Romantic
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Departures

2023 dates: April 23, May 14, 28, June 4, 25, July 9, 23, August 6, 20, September 3, 10, 17, October 1, 15, 29

Included:

  • 8-night accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • High-speed train travel in First class
  • 8 continental buffet breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Professional multilingual guide for the entire trip
  • Full day visit to the Isola Bella, Isola Madre, and Isola dei Pescatori (Borromean Islands)
  • Scenic train between Domodossola to Locarno
  • Walking tour of Locarno
  • Lake of Como and Bellagio full-day discovery
  • Verona guided walking tour
  • Sirmione & Lake Garda half-day excursion
  • Vaporetto Pass in Venice (48 hours)
  • Luggage bus porterage service (your luggage will be delivered from hotel to hotel, making train travel stress-free)

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • Escorted Rail & Train Tour with a maximum of 18 travellers
  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • The Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays and the Museums in Florence are closed on Mondays

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • Upon arrival in Italy, the Tour Leader will offer optional excursions you can book locally to enhance your tour
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability
  • Option to start the tour in Como is also available (rates and dates are subject to change)

Travel Privately

You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO STRESA

Upon arrival make your way to your hotel in Stresa (optional train station transfer or airport transfer from Milan is also available). Take your time to settle and chill out in the relaxing environment of Lake Maggiore. Enjoy time at leisure, then at night take pleasure in a welcome dinner and meet your Tour Leader and group. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Hotel Bristol, Stresa, or similar

DAY 2: BORROMEAN ISLANDS

After breakfast board a ferry to explore the beauties of the lake and its island, the Isole Borromee. You will stop at Isola Bella and Isola Madre, famous for their baroque palaces and enchanting gardens. Let these tiny islands enchant you with their idyllic atmosphere. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Bristol, Stresa, or similar

DAY 3: STRESA TO COMO

Today depart with your group to discover the Centovalli railway. Its name (one hundred valleys) suggests that you will travel on one of the most spectacular European railways. This old route will take you across endless valleys and unforgettable landscapes while traveling from Domodossola to Locarno, where you will stop to enjoy this beautiful Swiss town on the lake. Depart then to Como by train, where your luggage will be waiting for you. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Palace Villa, Como, or similar

DAY 4: LAKE COMO & BELLAGIO

Follow your guide and enjoy a walking tour of Como city center, then admire the splendid lakeside villas and gardens on a boat cruise across the lake. Reach by boat the famous village of Bellagio, the so-called “Pearl of the Lake”, and enjoy your time in this idyllic and relaxing place. Return to your hotel overnight. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Palace Villa, Como, or similar

DAY 5: COMO TO VERONA VIA MILAN

After breakfast, board a regional train that will take you to the lively city of Milan, the fashion capital of Italian style. Follow your guide across the city center and see the most famous attractions like the Duomo, a masterpiece of gothic architecture, as well as the Sforzesco Castle and the Fashion Quadrilatero. You’ll also have the chance to travel on a historic tram, a real Milanese experience! In the afternoon take a train to Verona, reach your hotel where you will find your luggage. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Indigo, Verona, or similar

DAY 6: VERONA & LAKE GARDA

Welcome to Verona! This morning explore the romantic city of Romeo and Juliet with the help of your tour leader. See its must-see attractions like the Arena, Piazza Delle Erbe, and the houses of Juliet and Romeo. In the afternoon depart for an excursion to discover lake Garda and its pearl, Sirmione, a medieval jewel-like town on the turquoise waters. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Indigo, Verona, or similar

DAY 7: VERONA TO VENICE

This morning board your high-speed train heading to Venezia! Reach your hotel on the colorful Murano Island, where your luggage will be already waiting for you. In the afternoon follow your tour leader who will let you discover the ancient and precious glass-blowing art in a traditional Venetian furnace. Meals: B

Accommodation at the NH Collection Murano Villa, Venice, or similar

DAY 8: VENICE HIGHLIGHTS

Today explore the floating city! Taking advantage of the Vaporetto Pass, move freely across the Historical center of Venice. Your guide will take you through narrow alleys, canals, and small bridges to discover the main attraction, witnessing the mighty power of the city across the centuries. You’ll see the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark's with its Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. Time at leisure to stroll on your own and buy local souvenirs. Meals: B

Accommodation at the NH Collection Murano Villa, Venice, or similar

DAY 9: VENICE DEPARTURE

After breakfast, our trip to the discovery of the Italian beauties comes to an end, hoping you always keep this unique experience in your heart. Feel free to book some extra nights in Venice or a private water taxi to the airport, port, or railway station. Meals: B


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