Holiday Itinerary - The Magic of the Italian Lakes

Day 1: Arrive in Milan, Italy.

Check into your hotel in Milan. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Day 2: Milan - Sirmione - Lake Garda.

Start the day with an orientation tour of Milan, stopping to admire the famous gothic-style Duomo. Travel east through the Po Valley, then catch your first glimpses of Lake Garda as you stop in Sirmione, the picturesque spa town on the south shore of Lake Garda. Stroll among the many shops and ice cream parlours that line the narrow cobblestone streets. Continue to your hotel on Lake Garda. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Lake Garda.

A whole day at leisure to enjoy this beautiful area, situated at the foot of the Alps and surrounded by mountains to the north and the gentle slopes of moraine hills to the south. Log on to 'Manage My Booking' to check out the optional excursions available to get to know the area. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Lake Garda - Verona - Lake Como.

This morning, visit the romantic, medieval city of Verona. See Juliet’s balcony and enjoy some time at leisure. Continue to fascinating Lake Como, where  you’ll spend two nights. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Lake Como. Excursion to Bellagio.

Inspiring everyone from Roman senators and great composers to Hollywood actors, Como is the romantic image of the lakes. Its cobalt-blue waters are lined with magnificent mountains, lush gardens, and grand villas. Join the included BOAT TRIP to Bellagio, which occupies one of the most scenic positions in all of Italy. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Lake Como- Lugano, Switzerland - Lake Maggiore, Italy.

Depart Lake Como and cross the border into Switzerland. Head towards beautiful Lake Lugano and the stylish city that bears its name. Time to stroll along the lakeside promenade, window shop on refined Via Nassa, or sip an espresso on the Piazza Riforma. Leave Switzerland and cross back into Italy, driving to Lake Maggiore. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Lake Maggiore.

Set between Piedmont, Lombardy, and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. The day is yours to relax or to enjoy some of the many activities available around the lake. Maybe join an optional boat trip to the Borromean Islands of Pescatori and Isola Bella, with time to visit the extravagant Borromeo Palace, built like a ship anchored just off the shoreline. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Lake Maggiore - Milan - UK.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Departure dates 2021 The Magic of the Italian Lakes : 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Cosmos brochure price in black from £914

Travel 55 discount price in red from £851

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote code TRAVEL55

Tour 6320 starts in Milan and ends in Lake Maggiore - Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Dates

Prices from

Dates

Prices from

May 2, 9, 16, 23

£974
£906

August 29

£1034
£962

May 30

£994
£925

September 5, 12

£1034
£962

June 6, 13, 20

£994
£925

September 19, 26

£1034
£962

July 4, 18

£974
£906

October 3

£944
£878

August 1, 15

£974
£906

October 10

£914
£851

Prices above do not include international air travel. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Single room supplement from £258; Extra nights before and after your tour may be available, call Cosmos. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

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Lake Garda

Cosmos Tours
The Magic of the Italian Lakes

8 Days fully escorted touring holiday - 7% discount

2021 discount prices from only £851

Discover the beauty of the Italian Lakes on this magnificent vacation. With the Alps for a backdrop, you’ll enjoy nature at its finest—with overnights in Lake Garda, Lake Como, and Lake Maggiore. Plus, on this affordable Italian Lakes tour, you’ll spend one night in Milan, known as one of the world’s fashion capitals and you’ll visit medieval Verona, where you’ll see the famous Roman Arena, home of the summer Opera Festival.

Situated at the foot of the Alps, Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake. With a temperate climate, you can relax and restore harmony to your life, participate in optional excursions, and enjoy the local specialties, such as wine and extra virgin olive oil.

With its cobalt-blue waters surrounded by majestic mountains, Lake Como is one of Europe’s deepest lakes. Lake Como is lined with elegant 17th-century villas and lush gardens; it’s the perfect destination. You will enjoy a scenic boat trip to Bellagio and Varenna, both picturesque towns on Lake Como’s shores, where nature and culture come together. Explore the centuries-old buildings, cobbled stairways, cafes and shops.

Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. With its prestigious Italian gardens, intriguing palaces, and scenic landscapes, you can choose to relax or enjoy some of the many activities available. On the way to Lake Maggiore, you’ll travel to Lugano, set on gorgeous Lake Lugano, a lake that lies between Italy and Switzerland. Here—with a Mediterranean ambiance—you can stroll along the lakeside promenade or simply unwind as you enjoy a delicious gelato.

Over centuries, Italy’s great lakes have been among Europe’s favorite vacation destinations, providing enchanting landscapes and a relaxing ambiance; now’s your time to enjoy them on this affordable Italian Lakes tour. It’s a lovely vacation, perfect for savvy, value-minded travelers.

To receive your 7% discount, book this The Magic of the Italian Lakes holiday direct with Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price. 

At a glance - Tour Highlights

  • MILAN Visit
  • SIRMIONE Visit
  • LAKE GARDA
  • VERONA Visit
  • LAKE COMO
  • BELLAGIO and VARENNA Boat trip
  • LUGANO Visit
  • LAKE MAGGIORE

PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR and Host Service in London

TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; boat trip to Bellagio and Varenna

HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent; includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.

  • MILAN Holiday Inn Garibaldi Station (F)
  • GARDA Poiano Resort (F) at Garda
  • LAKE COMO Lario (ST) at Mezzegra
  • LAKE MAGGIORE Simplon (F) at Baveno

MEALS: Buffet breakfast (B) daily; 4 dinners (D)

HEADSETS: throughout the tour.

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