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"A great time"
We had a great time. The tour included a nice variety of rural and city experiences. We would recommend GET. This was our second trip with them.
Welcome to the Italian Lakes region. Airport transfers are provided from Milan Malpensa Airport to your hotel in Saronno. Well known for its almond or apricot kernel biscuits (amaretti), the sweet, almond-flavoured Italian liqueur called Amaretto is also produced in this town. After checking in, relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an included dinner at the hotel.
After breakfast, enjoy a short drive to Lake Como and an included cruise to Bellagio known as 'the pearl of the Lake'. The legendary beauty of this tiny lakeside village has attracted the rich and famous throughout the centuries.
This morning, make your way to the Swiss city of Lugano which is also known as the 'Monte Carlo of Switzerland'. An ever-growing number of celebrities, entertainers and successful athletes have residences along the shores of this scenic lake. Enjoy free time to walk along the lake or do a little shopping for Swiss souvenirs. Later, travel back to Italy for a two-night stay at your hotel on the western shores of Lake Maggiore. This evening, enjoy an included dinner at your hotel.
Lake Maggiore is the second-largest lake in Italy after Lake Garda and one of the most scenic. Immortalised in Ernest Hemingway's novel 'A Farewell To Arms'. You will have a free day to explore or perhaps take an excursion to the Borromean Islands.
This morning, travel to Shakespeare's romantic Verona where you enjoy an orientation tour of the town including sights such as the Roman Arena and Juliet's Balcony. Afterwards, you will have free time to savour the atmosphere of this historic city. This afternoon, take a scenic drive along Lake Garda, before arriving at your hotel for a two-night stay.
Consider joining a full-day Optional Experience into the Dolomite Mountains where you can ride a cable car up one of the mountain peaks for spectacular views.
En route to Milan, stop and visit the attractive town of Bergamo by funicular. Ascend to the upper town enjoying the breathtaking views. On arrival in Milan, enjoy a walking tour of the city centre with your Local Specialist including views of the Gothic Duomo, the 19th-century Galleria and La Scala Opera House. This evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel with your companions.
This morning, say 'arrivederci' to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available to Milan Malpensa Airport. Conditions apply.
Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.
Explore Como town before joining us for a delightful dinner with drinks at a local restaurant.
Adult Price: €59
Enjoy a scenic lake cruise to view villas and villages on the shores of Lake Lugano. After, we’ll board the funicular to gradually take us to the summit of Lugano’s most well-known mountain and to the balcony of the Swiss Alps! Here you'll have time to explore and admire the beautiful views and breathe the fresh mountain air.
Adult Price: CHF.56
We've organized a private launch to take you to the beautiful islands of Lake Maggiore. Here you'll see the Isola Madre, the Isola dei Pescatori, and on the Isola Bella we visit the magnificent palace of the Borromean Princes (this optional is only operated between mid-March and the end of October).
Adult Price: €43
Come with us to Pettenasco, on the shores of Lake Orta, to experience northern Italy's best-kept secret with a Local Specialist. After you've had some time to stroll and take in the area's beauty, you'll cruise to the island of San Giulio, famous for its peaceful atmosphere and delightful church.
Adult Price: €38
Come with us to the city of Varese, on the border with Switzerland. Enjoy wonderful views from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sacro Monte as we take you to Estense Gardens. We'll end the tour of Varese's main sights and monuments with free time for shopping and relaxation.
Adult Price: €23
Discover the largest of the Italian Lakes as we take a route along its scenic shoreline. You’ll get to enjoy views of mountains, lush countryside and its glistening blue waters as you cross the lake, taking in historical towns along the way.
Adult Price: €43
Come with us and follow the Adige Valley to Bolzano, capital of the southern part of the Tyrol. Here you'll have time to shop in the arcaded streets, take a cable car to the top of the Renon and ride on the century-old Tramvia, or Funivia in the local parlance, where you can enjoy incredible panoramas from this famous mountain plateau.
Adult Price: €62
You will have the opportunity to visit some of the highlights of Milan, including the famous La Scala Opera House, which is still the World's most famous for performing artists and public alike. Afterward, you’ll visit another of the city’s highlights with our Local Specialist who will bring to life Milan’s eventful history.
Adult Price: €45
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