The Five Lakes Escorted Tour

Itinerary: Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Sirmione, Brescia, Lake Iseo, Franciacorta, Lago Maggiore, Lake Orta, Lake Como and Bellagio.

The Glacial Lakes are set among the magnificent mountains of Northern Italy, a landscape that will surely take your breath away. Giuseppe Verdi, Henri Stendhal, George Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and William Wordsworth were all captivated by the Lake's deep blue water, alpine peaks and flourishing flora. Curiosus offers you a wonderful tour which combines the truly stunning scenery and charm of Italy's premier lakes. Lake Garda, a Mediterranean oasis with its ancient olive groves and exotic palms. Lake Iseo, with vineyards and cellars of Franciacorta. Lake Maggiore, repository of the wealth and cultural patrimony left by the Borromeo family, is still testimony to their prestige and refinement. Lake Orta with the quiet beauty of the landscape, its fascinating history and artistic treasures. Lake Como is a jewel-like oasis of peace, a magical combination of lush Mediterranean foliage and snowy alpine peaks

Guaranteed Departure – Limited to 20 passengers
2014 Departures & Prices in Euro – Meeting point Marco Polo Venice Airport

Departure Monday
Double per person
Triple Per Person
 April  28 1470   1630 upon request
upon request
09 & 23
 upon request
01 & 15
upon request

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Featured Properties

Brescia: Hotel Villa Fenaroli

Baveno: Zacchera Hotels

Mezzegra: Hotel Lario

What is included

  • FOUR STAR HOTELS accommodation in Stresa/Baveno (2 night) and Brescia (1 night)
  • THREE STAR HOTEL accommodation in Mezzegra (2 nights)
  • HALF BOARD treatment
  • One LUNCH in local restaurant including drinks package (1/2 lt mineral water and 1/4 lt wine)
  • One WINE TASTING in Franciacorta
  • English speaking TOUR ESCORT
  • Local English speaking GUIDES for visits
  • BOAT/FERRY transfers on each lake
  • COACH at disposal from Day 1 to Day 4
  • Complimentary TRANSFER to Milan Rail Station (Day 6)

What is not included

  • DRINKS at dinners
  • CITY TAXES at Baveno/Stresa € 1,50 per day per person and at Mezzegra € 0,50 per day per person (estimated 2013)
  • TIPS
  • Personal EXTRAS
  • Everything not included in "The tour includes"

Daily Itinerary

day 1: venice / verona / garda lake / sirmione / brescia

Meeting with your Tour Leader at AIRPORTMARCOPOLOVENICE-TESSERA, Arrival Hall and depart by coach to VERONA. Visit of Verona with its famous highlights: ROMAN ARENA, PIAZZA DELLE ERBE and the Shakespearian “JULIET’S BALCONY”. Then stop in LAZISE, a pretty town on the GARDA LAKE, and free time on your own for lunch. Depart for a boat cruise along the lake and arrival in SIRMIONE. Visit of the important Roman and medieval ruins. Transfer by coach to BRESCIA. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

day 2: iseo lake / franciacorta / maggiore lake

After breakfast, departure to ISEO LAKE. Enjoy a boat trip to the three islands including MONTE ISOLA, the highest lake island in Europe.
Afterward visit of a local wine cellar with tasting of the famous “FRANCIACORTA” WINE. Wine tasting and light snack. Transfer to MAGGIORELAKE. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

day 3 maggiore lake

After breakfast enjoy a full day tour visiting the magnificent BORROMEAN ISLANDS, with their splendid palaces and gardens. These gardens are world-renowned for the amazing landscape planning and the rich variety of different types of vegetation, including more than 2000 species.
Lunch in a typical restaurant on PESCATORI'S ISLAND. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

day 4: orta lake / como lake

After breakfast visit of the beautiful VILLA TARANTO in PALLANZA (*), where you will find a real explosion of flowers, colors and scents.
Then departure to ORTALAKE. Free time for lunch on your own in ORTA. Transfer by boat and visit of the pretty ST GIULIO’S ISLAND.
In the afternoon departure to COMOLAKE and arrival in MEZZEGRA. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

day 5: como lake / bellagio

After breakfast, transfer by private boat to LENNO and visit of the marvelous VILLA BALBIANELLO, located on a spectacular peninsula on the western shore of Como Lake.
Transfer by private boat to BELLAGIO where you will have free time for lunch on your own.
In the early afternoon transfer by private boat to TREMEZZO and visit VILLA CARLOTTA, which is famous for its art collections and for its botanical garden.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

day 6: como lake / milan

After breakfast, transfer to MILAN Railway Station (arrival in Milan not before 12.00 pm). End of the services.

Conclusion of Tour

Claudia Tortorelli

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