THE MAGIC OF THE ITALIAN LAKES
A wonderful tour which combines the truly stunning scenery and old-world charm of Italy's premier lakes, with visits to two contrasting cities.
The Magic of the Italian Lakes
PRICE: €1049 PPS PLUS TAX | DATE: APRIL 2013 | COUNTRY: ITALY | DURATION: 8 DAYS
Return Flights ex Cork/Dublin - Milan • Return Airport Transfers • Accommodation on tour in twin room with private facilities as per hotel details • Services of a tour director and local representive at times • Porterage at hotels during tour
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing, various departure dates available.
DAY 1: Dublin - Milan.
Fly to Milan where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Milan. The rest of the day is free for you to get acquainted with this fashionable city.
DAY 2: Milan - Sirmione - Lake Garda.
Visit the Gothic Duomo in Milan before heading towards Lake Garda and Sirmione, its picturesque spa town. Why not stroll around the narrow cobbled streets taking in the many shops and ice cream parlours. Continue to your hotel on Lake Garda for two nights. (B)
DAY 3: Lake Garda.
A whole day is yours to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and charming villages, surrounded by the mountains to the north and the gentle slopes of the morainic hills to the south. Alternatively, why not join an optional excursion ? (B, D)
DAY 4: Lake Garda - Verona - Lake Como.
This morning visit the delightfully romantic city of Verona. See Juliet's balcony and enjoy some time at leisure before heading to Lake Como. (B, D)
DAY 5: Lake Como.
Inspiring everyone from Roman Senators to great composers and Hollywood actors, Lake Como is the romantic image of the Italian lake district, with its cobalt blue waters lined with magnificent mountains, lush gardens and grand villas. Today, get to know the area and join the included boat trip to Bellagio, which occupies one of the most scenic positions in the whole of Italy. (B, D)
DAY 6: Lake Como - Lake Maggiore.
Leave the picturesque resort of Lake Como en route to Lake Maggiore, stopping in the small Swiss town of Lugano with time to admire the small, charming Lake Ceresio. Continue your journey to Baveno for two nights. (B)
DAY 7: Lake Maggiore.
Set between Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is a paradise of crystal waters, backed by towering mountains and surrounded by lush countryside. The day is yours to relax or enjoy some of the many activities available around Lake Maggiore. Perhaps join an optional excursion that takes in the delightful Borromean Islands. (B, D)
DAY 8: Lake Maggiore - Milan - Dublin.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the Dublin, or extend your stay in Lake Como or Lake Maggiore. (B)
Accomodation on Tour
Milan: Ibis (3*); Lake Garda: Ramada or Riva del Sole at Moniga del Garda (4*); Lake Maggiore: Milan & Speranza at Stresa (4*); Lake Como: Lario at Mezzegra (3*).
For all enquiries you can contact our Cosmos Escorted Tours Expert Ger in Little Island freephone on 1890 98 98 02 or email Ger at