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Italian Lakes Tour: Lake Como, Lake Garda & Verona
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Italian Lakes Tour: Lake Como, Lake Garda & Verona

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Garda, Como, Orta... discover the beautiful north Italian lakes and enjoy a guided tour of Verona on this 4-day tour from Milan.

Italian Lakes Tour

Day 1: Milan - Lake Orta & San Giulio Island - Lake Maggiore - Como

At 8:30 am we'll leave the centre of Milan and head off to our first stop, the picturesque town of Orta de San Giulio. After a panoramic tour of the town, we'll set sail on Lake Orta in a private speedboat until we get to San Giulio Island. Here, not only can you admire the breathtaking views of the lake, but also visit the Benedictine monastery. We'll take the speedboat back to the port of Orta and from there we'll hit the road until we get to Stressa, lying on the shore of Lake Maggiore. Here, you'll have free time to have lunch and explore the town.

In the afternoon we'll meet at Stressa port to take a cruise around the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore. First, we'll stop at Isola dei Pescatori (Fisherman's Island), where you'll see the charm of its narrow streets. Then, we'll continue to Isola Bella, where you'll have a fantastic view of Borromeo Palace. Once we get back to Strassa, we'll make our way to Como for the night.

Day 2: Como - Bellagio - Varenna - Bergamo - Brescia

We'll start the day with a delicious breakfast in the hotel, and from there we'll take a panoramic tour of the city before heading to Bellagio to take a cruise on Lake Como. This luxurious town has inspired the creativity of numerous artists and writers, and here you'll have free time to have lunch before we set sail to Varenna, which boasts incredible views of Lake Como.

From Varenna, we'll make our way to Bergamo. We'll visit the city centre to explore its Renaincense past and its artistic heyday. We'll finish the day in Brescia, and you'll have free time to have dinner before getting a good night's sleep at the hotel.

Day 3: Brescia - Sirmione & Lake Garda - Verona

Today we'll travel to Sirmione, a medieval town on the shores of Lake Garda. With a castle and enchanting winding streets, you'll have free time to explore and have lunch.

In the afternoon, we'll take a panoramic tour of Riva de Garda, before heading to Verona for the evening.

Day 4: Verona - Milan

First thing in the morning, we'll have breakfast in our hotel in Verona. With our energy replenished, we'll take you on a guided tour of Verona, where you'll see the famous Juliet's Balcony and the awe-inspiring Roman amphitheatre. We'll also walk along the main streets in the historical centre, where you'll see incredible Renaincense-era palaces and experience the atmosphere of this beautiful city.

You'll have free time to have lunch, and then we'll board our bus and return to the centre of Milan.

Accommodation

This tour includes 3 nights bed and breakfast accommodation. Generally, we stay in the following hotels, but if that is not possible, we'll stay in a similar quality hotel:

  • Day 1 - Como: Hotel Como.
  • Day 2 - Brescia: Hotel Igea.
  • Day 3 - Verona: Hotel Montresor Palace.

Important Information

  • The prices stated are per person in a double or triple room. People travelling alone or who wish to stay in an individual room will have to pay a supplement.
  • From November to March the tourist ferry on Lake Como is not in service, therefore the trip from Como to Bellagio will be taken by bus.

Price

Per person
US$ 1,125
  • Per person

    US$ 1,125

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

More Information

Duration

4 days.

Language English

The tour is carried out in several languages at the same time, including in English.

Included

Transport in an air conditioned coach.

English speaking multilingual guide.

3 nights bed and breakfast accommodation.

Private speedboat ride to San Giulio Island on Lake Orta.

Cruise around the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore.

Boat trip from Como to Bellagio and from Bellagio to Varenna.

Not included

Food (lunches and dinners) and drinks.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 15 days before (Milan local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

US$ 1,125
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 25 days before

Meeting point

Starhotels Ritz.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 25 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel 16 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 70%. If you cancel 6 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel 3 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 30%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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