Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly to Italy

Our holiday begins with the flight to Milan from your chosen UK airport. On arrival it’s just a short transfer to our hotel at Lake Como, where we stay for the next four nights.

Day 2 - Lake Como

From Roman Emperors to today’s Hollywood film stars, Lake Como has always been one of Italy’s most popular destinations. Lying between the Alps and Lombardy, Lake Como’s scenery is magnificent and full of contrasts. This morning, we have an included excursion to one of Lake Como’s most famous villas, the Villa Carlotta. We have also included a boat trip across the lake to Bellagio, said to be the prettiest village in the whole of Italy. The village is a jumble of cobbled lanes and steep streets lined with stylish boutiques, wine bars and craft shops selling locally produced handicrafts.

Day 3 - Lake Maggiore

Today we have an included excursion to Lake Maggiore and the delightful resort of Stresa, from where we take a private launch to the Borromean Islands. Lake Maggiore has much to offer visitors, but for many the  Borromean Islands are the Lake’s biggest attraction. This cluster of small islands, in Pallanza Bay, are
famous throughout the world. The most beautiful is the enchanting Isola Bella which, during the 17th Century, was transformed into a fabulous “garden isle” with a magnificent palace and terraced gardens leading down to the shore. Our second visit is to the Isola dei Pescatori which is a bustling fishing community, with a picturesque jumble of fishermens cottages. After our visits we’ll sail back to Stresa where we will have time at leisure before making our way back to Lake Como.

Day 4 - Switzerland and Lake Lugano

Today’s excursion takes us across the nearby border into Switzerland and the charming Swiss resort of
Lugano. There is free time to explore and you could take the funicular railway to the top of Monte Bre for some breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps.

Day 5 - Lake Como - Lake Garda

This morning after breakfast we leave Lake Como behind and travel across the fertile Lombardy Plain towards Lake Garda and Sirmione, a charming lakeside town renowned for its thermal baths and the ancient Scagligera castle. There will be time here for a stroll around the cobblestone streets and to enjoy a drink in one of the many pavement cafes before continuing on to our hotel further along the lake, where we stay for three nights.

Day 6 - Lake Garda

A full day to enjoy Italy’s largest lake, which is some 30 miles long and 10 miles across at its widest point.
We have included an excursion by coach to explore the contrasting scenery around the lake, from the 
sunny plains of the southern shores to the spectacular mountainous region to the north. We’ll visit lakeside
Malcesine, said to be one of the finest towns on the lake, and there will also be an opportunity to take an 
optional steamer trip on the lake.

Day 7 - Verona

Today we visit the romantic city of Verona – one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Made famous by
Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, life in Verona centres around the ‘Old Town’, with its magnificent Roman Arena and the Via Mazzini lined with colourful shops and department stores. You also won’t want to miss ‘Juliet’s Balcony’ and you will be able to enjoy some time at leisure too.

Day 8 - Homeward Bound

It’s ’Arriverderci Italia today when we return to the airport for our flight back to the UK. If your flight is in the morning or over the lunchtime period, we will take you to the airport after breakfast. If your flight is in the late afternoon or evening, there will be time at leisure before leaving for the airport.

NB. On certain dates or with high demand the itinerary may operate in reverse.

Departure dates and prices 2019 : 7 nights return flights to Milan

Mistral Holidays brochure prices from £1129

Travel 55 discount prices from  £1050*

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*Price based on flights from Gatwick - Travel 55 discount of 7% will apply on all holidays, whichever airport and date

Departure dates from Aberdeen* : Birmingham : Bristol : Dublin : East Midlands : Edinburgh : Gatwick : Heathrow : Liverpool : Luton : Manchester : Stansted

4 June

17 September

Single supplement £149. *Plese nlote Aberdeen flights are usually indirect. Prices shown are subject to flight and accommodation availability. Prices are correct as of 22/02/2019 and are subject to change and will be confirmed upon enquiry. Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing in a standard twin bedroom. All holidays subject to Mistral Holidays Terms & Conditions

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The Magic of the Italian Lakes

Holidays by air 8 Days - 7% Discount

Prices from only £1050

This is a wonderful, relaxing tour which combines truly stunning scenery and the old-world charm of Italy’s premier lakes, together with visits to two contrasting cities and a visit in to Switzerland too.

Book direct with Mistral on 01352 756 864, quote the Travel 55 discount code T55 and receive the Travel 55 money saving offer of 7% discount on all Mistral holidays.

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Your holiday

The Great Lakes of Italy are world renowned for their beauty - crystal clear Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake, fringed with delightful resorts and extravagant villas; fjord-like Lake Como with picturesque villages and colourful gardens; and breathtaking Lake Maggiore, Italy’s second largest lake, Mediterranean in climate and dotted with idyllic, flower filled islands. Isola Bella, with the ancient Borromeo Palace and its splendid terraced gardens is, perhaps, the most famous; and tranquil Lake Lugano, in the Italian speaking region of Switzerland, is a magnificent lake in a breathtaking setting, its shores lined with chic resorts and sub-tropical gardens.

Included in the price

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation with continental breakfast
  • 7 evening dinners
  • Twin bedrooms with private facilities
  • Good standard 3-star hotels
  • Visits to Sirmione and Lake Lugano
  • Scenic Drive on Lake Garda
  • Visit to Verona including Juliet’s Balcony
  • Lake Como and boat trip to Bellagio
  • Lake Maggiore boat trip to the Borromean Islands
  • Return flights to Milan
  • One piece of hold luggage and one piece of hand luggage per person
  • Transfers between Airport and Hotel
  • Air-conditioned Coach in Italy
  • Services of a Mistral Holidays Tour Manager


We have reserved accommodation for the holiday in good standard 3 star hotels, with all bedrooms having en-suite private bathroom. Evening dinner and continental breakfast are included every day.

Typical of the hotels we use are the Hotel Sole at Lake Garda, the Hotel Bazzoni at Lake Como or similar.

Hotel details will be sent to you with your travel tickets, approximately seven days before departure.


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