Iitinerary - Lake Maggiore Via The Alps

Day 1 - London to Geneva

Your adventure begins in London's St Pancras station, where you'll board the Eurostar from London to Paris. Change onto a high-speed train and whiz through France towards Switzerland in just over three hours. On arrival in French-speaking Geneva, make your way to your hotel for an overnight stay. Spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local lakeside restaurant, or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake and admire the city's cosmopolitan feel and the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains. (Overnight in Geneva).

Day 2 - Geneva to Stresa

After breakfast, take the train from Geneva to Stresa, travelling through snowy passes, over vast viaducts, and past mountain villages where cows graze with their distinctive tinkling cloche bells. On arrival in Stresa, check into your hotel for a three-night stay. Like other northern Italian lakes, Lake Maggiore's credentials as a tourist destination go back hundreds of years. This idyllic spot has attracted visitors since the beginning of the 18th century, who come to soak up the sun, relax and enjoy the many attractions the area has to offer. Lakeside gardens bloom with a profusion of camelias, azaleas and rhodedendrons and the lake's azure waters are home to numerous species of freshwater fish, some of which can be sampled in the local restaurants. (Overnight in Stresa).

Day 3 - Stresa

On the shores of the Borromean Gulf, Stresa is ideally situated as a base to explore the lake's villages, islands and natural beauty. A regular ferry runs from the town around the lake and the Isola Bella, the most well-known of the Borromean Islands, is only ten minutes away by boat. Stresa itself is a lovely little lakeside town with many markets, churches and botanical gardens to explore. Take the cable car up to Monte Mottarone for stunning views of the Alps and glimpses of the other lakes in the region. (Overnight in Stresa).

Day 4 - Stresa

Stroll along the lake front to the Villa Pallavicino, a 19th century villa surrounded by landscaped parkland with beautiful plants, flowers and trees and a small zoo. Or just sit and relax in a café on the waterfront. (Overnight in Stresa). 

Day 5 - Depart Stresa

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and catch a bus to Milan Airport (payable locally). Catch your flight back to the UK from here. Prefer to return home by rail with a night in Lausanne? One of our Rail Experts will be happy to help you make these arrangements.

Featured Accommodation

  • Geneva - Cornavin
  • Hotel Cristal Geneva
  • Hotel Les Nations Geneva
  • Stresa - Hotel la Palma

Hotels are subject to availability. Alternatives may be used.

Departure dates and prices 2020 - Lake Maggiore Via The Alps

Railbookers brochure pricee in Black from £839

Travel 55 discount prices in Red from £798 

Tel Railbookers reservations on 0203 780 2110 and quote Travel code TR55RB

Book with confidence. Railbookers is a member of ABTA Y6401 and ATOL 7579. Which means you have the benefit ofABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct, as well as financial protection for your holiday. All packages inclusive of flights will be financially protected by the ATOL scheme.’ Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code TR55RB to receive your 5% discount. Tel Railbookers reservations on 0203 780 2110

Holiday Includes:

  • Eurostar to Paris and onward train travel as specified in the itinerary
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Geneva
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Stresa
  • Flight from Milan to the UK (return rail via Lausanne option available)

January - February 

£839 - £798


£889 - £845


£939 - £893


£989 - £940


£1039 - £988

July - August

£989 - £940


£1039 - £988


£939 - £893


£889 - £845


£1139 - £1083

Prices are based on two people sharing a standard room, and are subject to availability and change. Single occupancy supplements apply. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival

Lake Maggiore Via The Alps

Outbound by rail with return flights

5% discount 2020 prices from only £750

Your journey begins in London. Travel by rail through the stunning Swiss Alps and spend 3 nights in Stresa before flying back to the UK from Milan

To book this scenic rail holiday with Railbookers call them direct on 0203 780 2110 and quote code TR55RB you will then recieve a 5% discount saving per person on this rail holiday to Switzerland and Italy.

Travel 55 in association with Railbookers. To book call direct on 0203 780 2110 and quote Travel 55 code TR55RB you will then receive a 5% discount from the Railbookers brochure price.

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