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We have combined the beautiful lakeside scenery of two of Italy’s most stunning lakes, to make this short break a charming getaway. From our base on the shores of Lake Como we offer many fabulous excursions. See the opulent resort of Stresa on Lake Maggiore, and join a boat trip to the elegant Borromean Islands.
You will return home with nothing but magical memories!

Tour program

Day 1: Thursday: Como

Arrival at Milan airport. Private transfer to the hotel. Meet the rest of the participants. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Friday: Como – COMO LAKE (BELLAGIO - CERNOBBIO) - COMO

Buffet breakfast at hotel.Enjoy some time to visit the city of Como which lays on the lake viewing beautiful mountains. At the scheduled time, depart by public ferry for our marvelous excursion.
First stop in Bellagio, at the top of the "Larian triangle", on the promontory that divides the Como branch from that of Lecco.
Both the historic center situated at a higher level dominated by the Romanesque Basilica Of San Giacomo (enlarged in the Baroque Age) and the more recent arcade lake-front are all preserved intact. Among the aristocratic villas let´s remember Villa Serbelloni, first castle, then country residence and transformed into villa at the end of the 15th century. Later once again restructured in the 17th and turned into a hotel during the last decade of the 19th century, it is presently appointed headquarters of conventions and study tours.
The park - the lake´s largest- extends all over the entire promontory to the small town´s mount with a splendid view onto the two branches of the Lake. Then embark again to Cernobbio: an important center for tourism situated at the foot of Monte Bisbino. At 1325 meters, the summit of the mountain offers a magnificent panorama of the Lake.
Above all, this small town is celebrated for the grandiose Villa D´Este (15565-70), the residence of Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio designed by Pellegrino Tibaldi.
Situated on the lake with a splendid view, the villa has a spacious Italian-style garden with a famous perspective boulevard- which rises to the top of hills- lined with cypress trees and intervals of water games making it one of the Italy´s most beautiful Renaissance roads.

Day 3: Saturday: Como – MAGGIORE LAKE (STRESA – BORROMEE ISLANDS) - COMO

Buffet breakfast at hotel. Today we will depart to Stresa. Lying on the western flank of thin, wispy Lake Maggiore, Stresa is an elegant resort backed by the Alpine foothills of Monte Mottarone and beloved of travellers for the grandiose hotels spread along its tree-lined promenade. Visit the little village and enjoy some time at leisure to relax viewing the lake as well as the Alps. In the afternoon, Lake Maggiore, the second-largest lake in Italy, is the border between two regions in Italy: Lombardy and Piedmont, and readers of classic literature may recognize the lake as a setting in Ernest Hemingway´s novel, A Farewell to Arms. With your guide pointing out land- marks and points of interest, enjoy the cruise around the large lake. Gawk at islands, such as the verdant Isola Madre (Mother Island), and then pull up to Isola dei Pescatori, the Island of the Fishermen. Take some time to explore the island at your own leisure, strolling down the narrow streets or sitting down to enjoy a coffee at a cafe. Once you´re back on the boat, head to Isola Bella (Beautiful Is- land), where you´ll find the Borromeo Palace, a beautiful Baroque structure from the 17th century. Explore the gardens and study the ornate facade or perhaps wander around town and do some shopping. Back on the boat again, head to the last stop: the lakeside town of Stresa, home to many artists and writers in the 19th century. Back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight

Day 4: Sunday: Como

Buffet breakfast at hotel and check out. Private transfer to the airport.


 

DEPARTURE DATES:

SEPTEMBER 2019: 05, 12, 19, 26
OCTOBER 2019: 03, 10, 17


 

What’s included

  • 3 nights half board in a 4* hotel in Como
  • Half day excursion by public ferry from Como to Bellagio – Cernobbio – Como
  • Guided tour of Bellagio
  • Half day excursion by public ferry from Stresa – Borromean Islands – Stresa
  • Entrance at Isola Bella and Isola Pescatori (Borromean Islands)
  • Tourist taxes
  • Transportation on private bus

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Beverages during meals
  • Entrance fees except those indicated as per included
  • Tips and personal extras
  • Porterage
  • Anything else not mentioned in the "What´s included" section

SELECTED 4* HOTELS

Como : Hotel Como / Hotel Cruise

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