Lakes of Northern Italy

Slow down and enjoy life, Italian style
Slow down and enjoy life, Italian style. This seven-day itinerary is a blur of deep blue lakes, flowing hills, snowy mountain peaks, breezy days, wild alpine valleys, and the fresh scent of Mediterranean oleanders, magnolias, and lemon trees. From the simple beauty of Pescatori and Bella Islands to the idyllic view of Lake Maggiore from Stresa, you’ll love this region. Como offers stunning natural views, and charms with its blend of modernity and Medieval history, and Sirmione inspires with its tree-lined shores along Lake Garda!
7 Days from $3599/person CAD
Guided
Honeymoon & Anniversary
Off The Beaten Path
Premium
Romantic
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Private

TRAVEL YOUR WAY, ON YOUR OWN TERMS!

Accommodation
Choose from a range of places to stay, from premium four to luxury five-star hotels, beautiful villas, and charming boutique properties.
Experiences
Tailor your trip to include a wide variety of activities, from the must-see to the off-the-beaten-track, on a small-group tour or with a private driver and guide.
Flexibility
Travel whenever you want and escape the tour bus crowds! With no fixed dates or set schedules, you can travel whenever you want, on your own terms.
Expertise
With in-country knowledge, we are specialists in creating unique experiences, due to a personal and direct relationship with our local partners.

Primary Location

Italian Lakes, Italy

Departures

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday start dates from April to October 2023

Included:

  • 3-nights in Lake Como based on 4-star accommodation
  • 3-nights in Verona based on 4-star accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Private Guided Visit of Lake Como (2-hours)
  • Private Full-Day Driver-Guided Tour to Lake Maggiore
  • Public pass Boat to Borromean Islands
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Isola Bella and Isola Madre
  • Private Transfer from Como to Milan Station
  • High-speed train from Milan to Verona in First-Class
  • Small Group Afternoon Amarone Wine Tour including wine tasting (4-hours)
  • Small Group Morning Tour to Sirmione and Lake Garda (4-hours)
  • Small Group Tour of Verona including entrance to the Arena (3 hours)

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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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The routing may be modified according to the availability of tours
  • Single occupancy rate is available upon request
  • All pricing is subject to change and is based on availability at the time of booking
  • Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel

Optional Extras:

  • Private airport and train station transfers to and from the hotel
  • With many accommodations and touring options in Italy, we can mix and match different hotel and activity options to your liking!

Custom Itinerary

This pre-designed itinerary can be booked as is or our specialists can take away the stress and create a custom trip tailored to your tastes. We can arrange an itinerary around your budget, interests, dates, and special requests.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: COMO ARRIVAL

Welcome to Como! Upon arrival at the airport or train station make your way to your hotel in Lake Como. An optional private transfer is available from Milan. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring the romantic city on your own.

Accommodation at DBH Hotel Duomo Boutique or Hotel Avenue, Como, or similar

DAY 2: COMO, BELLAGIO & THE LAKE

In the morning, meet your guide for a private walking tour of Como, a city full of history, and an active center buzzing with modern life. At the end of your visit, your guide will provide you with all the information you need to ride and explore the beautiful Lake Como at your own pace. You will enjoy the ride in a Vaporetto (ferry), the views of the Alps, the villas, and the gardens erected on the shore of the lake.

Do not forget to visit Bellagio and experience its charming historic heart, surrounded by antique city walls; the narrow roads start at Lake Como's shores and run through the hills to a series of lakeside luxury hotels and elegant shopping streets. Meals: B

Accommodation at DBH Hotel Duomo Boutique or Hotel Avenue, Como, or similar

DAY 3: LAKE MAGGIORE

Meet your driver guide for a full-day tour of Lake Maggiore. Explore the aristocratic glamour of Stresa and cruise through the splendid Borromean Islands. Between Lombardy, Piedmont, and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is a stunning lake with breathtaking landscapes, lush nature, and art masterpieces.

After some free time in Stresa, you will enjoy an independent two-hour panoramic boat cruise on the lake, visiting the Borromean Islands, Isola Bella, Isola Madre, and Isola dei Pescatori. Isola Bella is an island shaped like a ship where a sumptuous Palace built in the 1500s bow represented the bow. Your relaxing walking will pass through rich Baroque art and architecture, precious Venetian furniture, the ground floor caves, a unique collection of puppets, and scenic botanical gardens.

The second island of a boat trip on Lake Maggiore is Isola dei Pescatori, the Fishermen island. Smaller than Isola Bella, this is the only one to be inhabited all year round. You will have time to explore its narrow streets and scenic corners. Meals: B

Accommodation at DBH Hotel Duomo Boutique or Hotel Avenue, Como, or similar

DAY 4: VERONA & AMARONE WINE TOUR

This morning, meet your private driver and transfer to the Milan train station, where you will take a high-speed train to Verona. Upon arrival in Verona, make your way to your hotel (optional private transfer is available).

In the early afternoon, meet your guide for an excellent wine tour. You will start from the old town of Verona on board a comfortable air-conditioned van, ready to live this relaxing half-day tour in the Valpolicella wine region. Luxuriant gardens, fascinating wineries, and enchanting stories will spice up this tour and make it truly unforgettable.

Explore the Valpolicella valleys and taste traditional wines like the great Amarone and Ripasso in two selected wineries of the Valpolicella region, stopping along the way to see the vineyards and the beautiful hilly landscape. Local winemakers will show you the secrets of Amarone wine production during a wine-tasting session led by a professional sommelier. Meals: B

Accommodation at Hotel Leon d'Oro or Hotel Firenze, Verona, or similar

DAY 5: SIRMIONE & LAKE GARDA

Today meet the local guide in the Verona city center for a relaxing experience at Lake Garda. Reach Sirmione, a breathtaking medieval hamlet famous for the clear waters, the beautiful castle, and the charming palaces full of flowers. After some time to explore the village, you will embark on a panoramic boat tour to enjoy the best of Lake Garda. The medieval castles, the Romanesque churches, the small harbors filled with colored fishing boats, and a variety of flowers and trees will enchant you to no end. Meals: B

Accommodation at Hotel Leon d'Oro or Hotel Firenze, Verona, or similar

DAY 6: VERONA

Today follow your guide through the old town and uncover the Best of Verona, including the famous Roman amphitheater, and the most beautiful squares and palaces. Delving into the charming streets of Verona and gaze upon the highlights of the city including the Medieval
castle, and Juliet’s balcony, said to have inspired Shakespeare. Meals: B

Accommodation at Hotel Leon d'Oro or Hotel Firenze, Verona, or similar

DAY 7: VERONA DEPARTURE

After breakfast, make your way to the airport or train station for your onward journey. Optional private transfers are available. Meals: B

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