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Day 1 Arrival
Check-in to your hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Borromean Islands and Stresa
Take a boat trip to the famous Borromean Islands, enjoy ornate gardens, magnificent buildings, elegant villas and subtropical vegetation
Visit the sumptuous Baroque Palace on Isola Bella
Enjoy time out for lunch at leisure on the fishing village of Isola dei Pescatori
Discover historic Stresa with its elegant promenades and picturesque old town district
Day 3 At leisure
Optional excursion: Lake Orta and Island of San Giulio
Discover beautiful Lake Orta’s enchanting little villages, embedded in the picturesque surrounding hills, radiating peacefulness and Mediterranean flair.
Make your way across the old Market Square in Orta village and stroll through the
narrow medieval alleyways passing by quaint secluded gardens along the way.
A short 5 minute boat ride takes us to the island of San Giulio, home to the oldest church in the region.
Full-day tour escort for excursion to Lake Orta: € 220,-
Return boat-ride to the Island of San Giulio: € 5,- pp
Day 4 Centovalli Train and Locarno
Travel through Italy’s largest wilderness area, the picturesque ‘Val Grande’ national park to Domodossola, where we board the Centovalli train for a 2 hour journey through the fascinating ‘valley of one hundred valleys’. Crossing no fewer than 83 bridges and viaducts and passing quaint mountain villages we reach the charming Locarno in neighbouring Switzerland. Don’t forget your passports!
Day 5 Lake Como
The city of Como, centre of an ancient silk industry and built on the shores of the lake is our first port of call on today’s programme. A guided tour will introduce us to the fascinating historic centre including the Cathedral and the magnificent lakeside promenade.
In the afternoon, a one hour boat ride on the Gulf of Como will showcase beautiful scenery and the impressive villas of the rich and famous who have homes in this area.
Day 6 Departure
The programme and hotels detailed here merely represent our suggestion for a great tour. We will gladly provide a quotation based on your specific requirements.
• Family-run hotel offering excellent, home cooked meals
• Peaceful location surrounded by fields
• Wonderful panoramic view of the lake
Location: The family run Hotel Colli Fioriti is in Fosseno, a small town above Meina about 6km from the shores of the lake, offering magnificent views of Lake Maggiore
Rooms: All 44 rooms are comfortably appointed and have TV and telephone
Facilities: Cosy communal room, hotel bar and restaurant offering excellent cuisine and a great view
Coach parking: Directly at the Hotel
GOOD REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK THIS HOTEL:
• Rooms with lake view
• Hotel in a lovely position in the centre of the village
• Just 300m to the jetty for the Borromean Islands
Location: Directly on the promenade of Lake Maggiore, close to the boat-jetty and approx. 5 minutes walk from the centre
Rooms: 45 rooms with hairdryer, telephone, satellite TV and safe
Facilities: Restaurant with lake-view, banqueting room, bar, lounge, TV room, lift, public swimming pool, tennis courts and golf-course are all close by
Coach parking: Drop off and pick up at the hotel, public coach park approx. 5 minutes walk from the hotel (currently free of charge)