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Magical Lake Maggiore

by First Class Coach
9 Days / 8 Nights

Lake Maggiore is the second largest and most scenic of the Italian lakes.  It boasts a year-round Mediterranean climate and a spectacular alpine backdrop. On this First Class coach holiday, enjoy stunning scenery as we visit crystal clear lakes of Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Switzerland's Lake Lugano and the surrounding villages.  In contrast we also pay a visit to marvellous Milan with its famous sights.  You are in for a wonderful time.

Price Includes:

  • Coach travel by ‘First Class’ Harry Shaw coach and Channel crossing by ferry or Eurotunnel
  • 2 nights bed and Continental breakfast accommodation at overnight ‘stopover’ hotels in France / Germany en route
  • 6 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at a good class hotel in Lake Garda area. Typical of the hotels we use is the Hotel Campagna at Cannobio

 Not Included:

  • Personal expenditure, gratuities or admission fees other than specified
  • Any charges hotels may make for use of facilities
  • Tourist Tax – payable in cash on arrival at hotel in Italy
  • Travel insurance
  • Single room supplement

Your Itinerary:

We start with a local departure, by First Class coach, for our journey via the cross Channel ferry or Eurotunnel to France.  From here we continue to our overnight stopover where accommodation has been reserved on a bed and Continental breakfast basis. 

On day 2 we continue our journey to Lake Maggiore, arriving at our hotel during the evening.  Accommodation has been reserved at 3* Hotel Campagna at Cannobio.  This is set a few minutes walk from the beach and within walking distance of the centre of town.  All rooms have private facilities and features include a private beach.  There is a sun terrace and garden overlooking the lake. 

During your stay we have included the following excursions:

  • Three lakes tour – Lake Como, Lugano and Maggiore. Today we introduce you to    3 of the great lakes.  Our route takes us via the western shores of Lake Maggiore towards Switzerland and into the lakeside city of Lugano, sited between the peaks of San Salvatore and Monte Bre.  Enjoy the colourful Piazzas, terrace cafes and flower adorned lakeside promenades.  Continue to Lake Como.  This is over 50 km long and 1350 feet deep, making it one of the deepest lakes in Europe.  We visit the resorts of Menaggio and Tremezzo, both popular holiday destinations.
  • Milan – we take you to one of the fashion capitals of the world. To get the most from your visit join our optional guided tour.  It will show the city’s famous sights including the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the magnificent la Scala Opera House.  Price – including admission to la Scala - £29.95 per person.

As well we have this great optional excursion available:

  • A cruise to see the famous Borromean Islands which lie in the centre of Lake Maggiore. We visit Isola Bella, offering unparalleled views of the lake and its surroundings. 

The island is dominated by a sumptuous Baroque palace along with a luxuriant Italian style garden.  The Borromean Islands are a ‘must see’ destination for every visitor to Lake Maggiore.  Price – including admission to Isola Bella Palace - £49.95 per person

On day 8, after breakfast, we bid a fond farewell to Lake Maggiore and make our way to our overnight stopover in France / Germany.  Here our final night stopover has been included on a bed and Continental breakfast basis.

Day 9 – continue our journey home arriving back later on.

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