Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda: best of Italy's Lake district Semi-Escored Tour
4 Days/3 Nights
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Lake Maggiore, Stresa, Lake Lugano, Lugano, Lake Como, Como, Bellagio, Varenna, Bergamo, Brescia, Lake Garda, Sirmione, Riva Del Garda, Verona
DAY 1: MILAN, LAKE MAGGIORE, STRESA, LAKE LUGANO, LUGANO, LAKE COMO, COMO
Meet and greet with your group early morning at a designated meeting point in the historical center and by motor coach will depart in the morning for the Maggiore Lake, nestled in the mountains and surrounds by lush vegetation. You'll stop in Stresa, a charming tourist town, where you'll take a boat tour of the Pescatori Island, an old fisherman's center, and the Bella Island, home of the Borromeo Palace with its magnificent gardens. You'll have free time for lunch in Stresa (not included). Later we will board our motor coach and enjoying another panoramic tour of the lake along the way we will pass the borders into Switzerland and will reach Lugano and its lake. There are plenty of fashionable stores to tempt you in Lugano, offering the best Swiss luxury goods and delicious chocolate, as well the casino’. You'll end the day by traveling to the famous Lake Como, where you'll spend the night in the town of Como.
DAY 2: LAKE COMO, BELLAGIO, VARENNA, BERGAMO, BRESCIA
After breakfast, you'll take a brief tour of Como, a nice town on the lake where the snow capped Alps encounters the lake, famous for its silk factories and the elegant villas with beautiful gardens. You'll then take a boat to reach the lovely town of Bellagio, where you'll have free time to wander the streets and enjoy lunch (not included). The boat will then depart for Varenna, where you will enjoy a panoramic tour before departing to Bergamo. Bergamo is a lovely small town characterized by a division of the urban structure on two levels, the “Lower town” (Città bassa), modern and dynamic and the famous “Upper town” (Città alta), a truly historic and artistic jewel. After a short walking tour of the historical center of the town, your day will conclude in Brescia, where you will spend the night.
DAY 3: BRESCIA, LAKE GARDA, SIRMIONE, RIVA DEL GARDA, VERONA
You'll enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and depart for Garda Lake, the largest lake in Italy, surrounded by the Dolomites of Brenta in the north and gentle hills in the south. Thanks to its Mediterranean mild climate the territory is rich of lemon trees, oleanders, bougainvilleas, olives groves and vineyards. There'll be a boat tour from Sirmione, offering you spectacular views of Sirmione Cape, the Castle and the Catullo's ruins. You'll be able to continue enjoy the panorama of the lake while at lunch (not included). Afterward, you'll depart for the town of Riva Del Garda and tour its Venetian inspired historical center. You'll leave to spend the night in Verona.
DAY 4: VERONA, MILAN
The day will start with breakfast and a walking tour of Verona. You'll be shown the conjunction of cultures and time periods as you traverse the narrow streets from the Ancient Rome time origins to the Medieval walls and Renaissance palaces. You will want to take plenty of pictures and maybe also one at the Romeo and Juliet balcony. After enjoying lunch on your own (not included), you'll return to Milan, where the tour, and our services, will end.