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BOTANICO - Tour Magnolia – The Art of Gardening on Lake Como and Maggiore - 7 Days

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From 729 € per person

Stresa - Lake Maggiore- Lake Como - Milan - Switzerland and Como


Day 1: Arrive in Milan – Stresa
Arrival and transfer from Milan Airport to the hotel. Check-in, welcome drink and rest of the day at leisure.
Hotel in the Stresa/Baveno area MEALS D

Day 2: Lake Maggiore
Garden of Villa Taranto and Villa della Porta Bozzolo
Today we will first take a ferry boat-ride to the beautiful Garden of Villa Taranto. Set between terraces, ponds, fountains and waterfalls this wonderful botanical garden, with more than 20.000 different varieties of plants, boasts a wonderful display of lavish blooms from spring to fall. We will then continue by bus to Laveno where we will discover Villa della Porta Bozzolo, an outstanding example of refined landscaping. In addition to the garden the magnificent paintings inside the Villa, the fantastic old kitchen, the bed-chambers and the galleries are also very interesting.
Hotel in the Stresa/Baveno area MEALS B, D

Day 3: Lake Como
Villa Carlotta and Villa del Balbianello
Today’s excursion will take us to Lake Como where we will first visit Villa Carlotta. These magnificent gardens with their exotic vegetation are well worth a visit and the view of the lake from here is quite breathtaking. In the afternoon we will discover a very special jewel: Villa del Balbianello with its unique park. The garden consists of terraces and parapets and its structure follows the lie of the land. For film-lovers, scenes from the Bond movie “Casino Royale” where filmed here.
Hotel in the Stresa/Baveno area MEALS B, D

Day 4: Milan
Milan guided tour and free time
The metropolitan capital of Lombardy has a lot to offer apart from fashion. On our guided tour we will discover the main sights such as the imposing Cathedral, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, and the world-famous opera theatre, Teatro alla Scala. Afternoon at leisure.
Hotel in the Stresa/Baveno area MEALS B, D

Day 5: Switzerland
Locarno and Verzasca Valley
Today we will enjoy the Mediterranean climate of Locarno and stroll through the picturesque old-town and the flower-filled parks. The heart of the town is formed by Piazza Grande, one of the most beautiful squares in Switzerland with its many cafes and restaurants. In the afternoon we will travel through the impressive landscape of the Verzasca Valley and reach the Verzasca Dam that became famous through the James Bond film “Golden Eye”. We will then make our way to Sonogno, located almost at the end of the valley, where we may stroll through the village with its antique-shops and narrow alleys at leisure.
Hotel in the Stresa/Baveno area MEALS B, D

Our suggestion:
- Marvel at the beauty of camellias in bloom during the Camellia Festival on Lake Maggiore in spring (further information on

Day 6: Lake Maggiore
The Borromean Islands
From Stresa we will reach the islands by boat, starting with Isola Bella, the most famous of the Borromean Islands, with its magnificent palace and spectacular gardens. We then continue to Isola Madre and its spectacular botanical garden (one of the oldest of Italy) where you can admire the Glycine, a rare subtropical plant, as well as exotic flowers and colorful birds.
Hotel in the Stresa/Baveno area MEALS B, D

Day 7: Como
After breakfast, transfer to Milan Airport and departure.

Transportation and Hotels

  • Arrival transfer from Milan Airport MIL/MXP to the hotel on Lake Maggiore
  • Departure transfer from the hotel to Milan Airport LIN/MXP
  • Transportation by deluxe AC motor-coach as per itinerary
  • 6 nights in 4* in the Stresa/Baveno area

Food and Drinks

  • Welcome drink at the hotel
  • 6 buffet breakfasts
  • 6 4-course dinners at the hotel

Experiences and Services

  • Entrance fee to Villa Taranto
  • Entrance fee to Villa Porta Bozzolo
  • Boat trip from Stresa to Villa Taranto
  • Boat trip from Villa Taranto to Laveno
  • Entrance to Villa Carlotta
  • Entrance fee to Villa Balbianello
  • Boat trip from Cadenabbia to Villa Balbianello
  • Entrance fee to the Camellia Gardens (April only)
  • Boat-trip from Stresa to the Borromean Islands (Isola Bella and Isola Madre)
  • Entrance fee to Isola Bella (Garden and Palace)
  • Entrance fee to Isola Madre
  • 3-hour city tour of Milan with English speaking guide
  • Visit of Locarno and Verzasca valley
  • English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour
  • Porterage on arrival and departure at the hotel
  • Headsets throughout the tour

    The tour does not include:
  • Tips, Everything not listed under “the tour includes”
  • Tourist tax

Please note the city taxes are not included and have to be paid by the guest directly to the hotel at the time of check in. The amount of the taxes depends on the category of the hotel and length of stay. Please check our web-site for additional information about the rates and cities where the taxes are applied.


Choose your dates
7 Days
03-01-2021 - 06-30-2021 | 7 Days

4* Hotel

  • per person in a double room (10 to 18 passengers) from
    1084 €
  • per person in a double room (19 to 30 passengers) from
    854 €
  • per person in a double room (31 to 45 passengers) from
    729 €

Additional Services

  • Single room supplement from
    154 €

4* Hotel


Accomodation in 4* Hotel

Hotel Milan Speranza au Lac 4* -Stresa or similar

The prices are per person sharing a double/twin room
Tours are on request and rates are subject to the availability at the time of booking. If travel dates occur during the trade-show season, Bank Holidays, or particular events a supplement will apply.
Prices are subject to change based on the 2021 trade-show calendar.

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