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Tour Mimosa – Flowers, Villas and Parks of the Italian Lakes - 7 Days

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From 709 € per person

Lake Garda - Bellagio - Milan - Lake Como and Maggiore

The Italian Lake District offers amazing landscapes and the most beautiful gardens.

Day 1: Arrive in Verona - Gardone Riviera
Arrival at Verona Airport and transfer to the hotel. Check-in, welcome drink and rest of the day at leisure.
Hotel on Lake Garda MEALS B

Day 2: Gardone Riviera – Lake Garda
Heller Garden and Sigurtà Park
In Gardone Riviera we will visit the famous Heller Garden created by the Austrian artist Andre’ Heller; a hundred-year-old paradise of plants, many of which are said to have magical powers: sessile oaks, pines, cypresses, magnolias and yew trees, in whose shadows bamboo-plants, ferns and moss cushions evoke nature's spirits. The combination of plants and small statues from India and Morocco surround the artist’s Venetian-style villa and transmit meditative vibes and instill silence. In the afternoon we will continue to the Sigurtà Park in Valeggio sul Mincio, south of Lake Garda. 600.000 sq. m. of sheer delights of nature! Amongst the attractions are the five seasons of flowers- tulips, roses, iris, asters, and water lilies- the great lawn, and a total of eighteen ponds with tropical fish. This is both a place of fun and peace, spread over a vast area. The park is considered to be one of the most beautiful nature parks in the world.
Hotel on Lake Garda MEALS B, D

Day 3: Franciacorta and Lainate
Franciacorta, Quistini Castle and Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta
Today we will travel to the famous wine-area of Franciacorta where we will discover ancient monasteries and castles in an unspoilt hilly landscape. We will visit the gardens of Quistini Castle, a 1500-year-old country villa. Walking through the wonderful gardens of tulips and hydrangeas we will discover a collection of medical herbs and an old fruit garden, too. We will then continue to Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta in Lainate and its lovely park with the Nymphaeum. We will be able to admire grottoes with frescos, mosaics and 53 different fountains. This display of fountains and waterfalls was a first in Northern Italy. Between the Nymphaeum and the Exedra, we will find an Italian Renaissance-style garden with an imposing multi-level fountain built with Candoglia marble.
Hotel on Lake Como MEALS B, D

Day 4: Varenna and Bellagio – Lake Como
The garden of Villa Cipressi and the garden of Villa Monastero
Colorful little houses, a charming old fishing harbor, blooming cypresses, dainty cobblestone streets and a beautiful view of the lake characterize Varenna. Worth a visit is the Church of San Giorgio, located on the main piazza of the village, accessible up a flight of steps. The magnificent park of Villa Monastero invites us to take a walk amid oleanders, agaves and palm trees. The park of Villa Cipressi, nowadays a hotel, remains open to the public. Built between 1400 and 1800, this villa has a complex of buildings and gardens with a long history. Afterwards we will board the boat to Bellagio where we may visit the gardens of Villa Melzi.
Hotel on Lake Como MEALS B, D

Day 5: Milan
Milan guided tour and time at leisure
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. The capital of Lombardy has a lot to offer apart from fashion. On our guided tour you will discover the main sights, such as the imposing Cathedral, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, and the world-famous La Scala Opera House. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel on Lake Como.
Hotel on Lake Como MEALS B, D

Day 6: Lake Maggiore
The Borromean Islands
From Stresa we will reach the islands by boat. Our first stop will be at Isola Bella, the most famous of the Borromean islands, with its magnificent palace and spectacular gardens. We then continue to Isola Madre and its wonderful botanical gardens (one of the oldest in Italy) where we will be able to admire the glycine, a rare subtropical plant, as well as many exotic flowers and colorful birds.
Hotel on Lake Como MEALS B, D

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

Transportation and Hotels

  • Arrival transfer from Verona VRN Airport to the hotel on Lake Garda
  • Departure transfer from the hotel on Lake Como to Milan LIN/MXP Airport
  • Transport by deluxe AC motor-coach as per the itinerary
  • 2 nights at a 4* hotel on Lake Garda
  • 4 nights at a 3* hotel on Lake Como

Food and Drinks 

  • Welcome drink on arrival day
  • 6 buffet breakfasts
  • 2 4-course dinners on Lake Garda
  • 4 4-course dinners on Lake Como

Experiences and Services

  • Entrance fee to the Heller Garden in Gardone
  • Entrance fee to the Sigurtà Park in Valeggio sul Mincio
  • Entrance fee to Quistini Castle
  • Entrance fee to the Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta
  • Boat-ride from Cadenabbia to Varenna and Bellagio
  • Entrance fee to the gardens of Villa Cipressi
  • Entrance fee to Villa Monastero
  • 3-hour city-tour of Milan with English speaking guide
  • Boat-ride from Stresa to the Borromean Islands (Isola Bella and Isola Madre)
  • Entrance fee to the gardens and palace on Isola Bella
  • Entrance fee to Isola Madre
  • English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour
  • Porterage on arrival and departure at each hotel
  • Headphones throughout the tour

The tour does not include

  • Tips, Everything not listed under “the tour includes”
  • Tourist taxes

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.

OUR HOTELS or similar

Park Hotel Casimiro 4* - San Felice del Benaco - Lake Garda

Hotel Britannia Excelsior 3 * - Cadenabbia Lake Como

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 2017 trade-show calendar.

3* or 4* Hotel

Details
  • per person in a twin/double room (10 - 18 pax)
    1029 €
  • per person in a twin/double room (19 - 30 pax)
    824 €
  • per person in a twin/double room (31 - 45 pax)
    709 €

Additional services

  • Single room supplement from
    149 €

3* or 4* Hotel

 Accomodation in a 3* or 4* hotel 

Dates and prices between 10-18 pax between 19-30 pax between 31-45 pax
       
03.01.-06.30.17 954 749 639
06.30.-08.31.17 1029 824 709
08.31.-10.31.17 954 749 639
Single room suppl. from 149 149 149