Holiday Itinerary Magnificent Maggiore and Lake Como

Day 1 UK/Milan

Travelsphere’s Private Chauffeur Service collects you from home for your flight to Milan today. On arrival, we'll transfer you to the pretty resort of Baveno on the western shore of Lake Maggiore, where your hotel boasts a lovely lakeside setting. (D)

Day 2 Baveno - at Leisure

You've come here to see the beauty of Lake Maggiore, and a great way to do this is by taking to the waters. We've arranged an optional private cruise today that takes in two of the Borromean Islands known as 'the sisters', set between soaring mountains and the sparkling lake.
Firstly we'll step ashore on Isola Madre, which is home to the magnificent English Garden, where many rare species of plant thrive. As you explore, keep a lookout too for white peacocks, golden pheasants and parrots, which also inhabit the island.
Next stop is the diminutive Isola Bella, which is wholly occupied by the spectacular Palazzo Borromeo. Admire its stunning façade before we step inside to see its richly furnished rooms. Outside is equally enticing, with extravagant landscaped gardens spread over 10 terraces forming a pyramid decorated with hedges, obelisks and statues. Another interesting highlight is a series of artificial grottoes which form a connecting passageway between the palace and the gardens. The six rooms were built to provide a cool refuge from the heat during the hot summer months. (B, D)

Day 3 Lake Como

We're going to introduce you to another spectacular lake today on a full-day excursion to Lake Como. As you explore the charming town of Como with your Tour Manager you'll understand why it has long been a popular destination for Italians. They head here to escape the stifling heat of the cities in the summer months, so you'll see many an impressive villa lining the mountain-backed shores.
Together we'll explore the town's historic centre to see enticing shops, little squares, picturesque lanes and an attractive promenade.
This afternoon we venture further around the lake to Tremezzo, where our own private boat is waiting to whisk us to the elegant town of Bellagio. Once on dry land, you can head off and do your own thing. A network of cobbled lanes will lead you to a selection of upmarket boutiques and pretty gardens. Or perhaps you'll find a seat at a café or bar and simply take it all in. (B, D)

Day 4 Baveno - at Leisure

A day of quiet relaxation lies ahead, so maybe you'll choose to enjoy the facilities at your hotel, which include lovely gardens and an inviting swimming pool. However, if you're keen to discover more, you could join an optional excursion across the Centovalli, or Hundred Valleys, on a 90-minute scenic train journey. On the way to Locarno, you'll pass through hillside villages and over high bridges, and see waterfalls, vineyards and chestnut forests from your window. Disembark to explore this Swiss town, where, thanks to its mild climate, palms and citrus trees flourish. We'll stroll to its heart, Piazza Grande, and during free time, you can discover its 12th century castle, now an archaeological museum. We'll make our way back to Baveno via a relaxing cruise. (B, D)

Day 5 Macugnaga and Mount Rosa

An included excursion today gives you the chance to discover the Anzasca Valley and the Alpine resort of Macugnaga, a popular destination for winter sport enthusiasts. There's plenty of time here to revel in the glorious setting, which includes spectacular views of nearby Mount Rosa, the second-tallest mountain in Europe. This evening we include a special dinner on the smallest of the Borromean Islands, Isola dei Pescatori. As you cruise to the island, you can enjoy lovely views of Isola Bella too, which is dominated by a grand Baroque palace surrounded by stunning Italian-style terraced gardens.​ (B, D)

Day 6 Baveno - at Leisure

If you would like to venture further afield today, we offer an optional excursion into Switzerland. You'll board a coach for a scenic journey across the Simplon Pass, a mountain pass linking the Pennine and Lepontine Alps and affording breathtaking views. In Switzerland, a train will take you from Tasch in the Matter Valley to the mountain resort of Zermatt. The sight that greets you here is the towering near-symmetrical peak of the Matterhorn. You can choose to go even further, up to 3,089 metres, by boarding the Gornergrat train to enjoy one of the most beautiful mountain panoramas, with views of the Matterhorn and 29 Alps peaks. Or admire the majestic views on an helicopter ride over the Matterhorn and mountains. (B, D)

Day 7 Baveno - at Leisure

Spend the day relaxing before your journey home, or you could squeeze in a few more scenic sights on an optional tour to Lake Orta. Nestled at the foothills of the Alps, the village of Orta is utterly picturesque. This day out also features a visit to a traditional market and a cruise to St Julius Island, in the middle of the lake. (B, D)

Day 8 - Milan/UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home. (B)

Meals included B = Breakfast. L = Lunch. D = Dinner

Departure dates and prices 2022 Magnificent Maggiore and Lake Como

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Departure Dates & Airport
Prices from Departure Dates & Airport Prices from
15 May - Heathrow
£1099 17 July - Bristol £1298
15 May - Bristol
£1198 21 August - Heathrow
£1199
12 June - Heathrow £1199 21 August - Bristol £298
12 June - Bristol £1298 18 September - Heathrow
£1199
17 July - Heathrow £1199 18 September - Bristol £1298

The holiday price may be subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of booking.  Airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.  Alternative dates may be available but not yet guaranteed, call for details. Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents. All holidays subject to Travelsphere Terms & Conditions. 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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Magnificent Maggiore and Lake Como

Holidays by Air 8 Days 2022

Prices from £999

Relax and enjoy the beauty of Lake Maggiore, flower-filled islands and charming Lake Como. Enjoy an optional private cruise of Lake Maggiore and discover the beautiful gardens on the Borromean ‘sister’ islands, before heading to the charming town of Como to explore its historic centre and attractive promenade.

Cruise the villa-lined, mountain-backed shores of Lake Como to the elegant town of Bellagio with its network of cobbled lanes and perhaps embark on an optional scenic train journey through stunning scenery to the Swiss town of Locarno, home of the 12th century Visconteo Castle and where palm and citrus trees flourish.

With an abundance of dramatic mountain landscapes, stunning lakes and historic towns, this is the holiday of idylls.​

Magnificent Maggiore & Lake Como

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Lake Como, Como town and cruise to Bellagio 
  • Explore the Alpine resort of Macugnaga​ ​
  • Cruise and dinner on Isola dei Pescatori​​

What's Included

  • Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service
  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 7 nights half-board in a 3-star hotel
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions

More flight choices are available, see price panel for details. Supplements may apply

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