Italian Lakes: Pure Enchantment
11 NIGHTS ANNIVERSARY TRIP
Be enchanted by the beautiful lake region, including Lake Garda, Lake Iseo, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta.
- Verona, the city of Rome and Juliet
- Franciacorta wine region and Scooter tour around Lake Iseo
- Bellagio, the Pearl of Lake Como
- Lake Maggiore’s Baroque villas and amazing botanical gardens
DAY 1: ARRIVE VENICE
Upon arrival at Venice airport, meet your private driver for transfer to your hotel accommodation in Verona. Check in followed by afternoon tour of the Roman Arena, Juliet's balcony, Piazza delle Erbe. See if you can write your name on the Lover's wall. Get ready for tonight special performance at the Arena di Verona. Overnight.
DAY 2: SHORESIDE VILLAGES OF LAKE GARDA
Today you will enjoy a full day excursion to visit Lake Garda, the biggest in Italy. Stop in the charming town of Lazise for lunch and continue with a boat cruise to Sirmione, famous since ancient times for its thermal waters and its Roman and Medieval ruins. Return to your hotel. Overnight.
DAY 3: LAKE ISEO AND FRANCIACORTA WINE REGION
Departure transfer to Lake Iseo area, in the province of Brescia. The lesser know of the Italian lakes but equally stunning. In 2016 hosted the outdoor installation floating piers that connected Lake Iseo’s islands with the shores. Stop for lunch and wine tasting at a Franciacorta wine, a sparkling wine produced in this area. Overnight.
DAY 4: SCOOTER RIDING IN LAKE ISEO
Morning guided tour Lake Iseo and the island Monte Isola, a charming place with a bucolic atmosphere. After lunch, drive a scooter around the island. Evening at leisure. Overnight.
DAY 5: LAKESIDE VILLAGES OF LAKE MAGGIORE
Deparure transfer to Lake Maggiore and check in at your hotel. Enjoy a guided tour of the lake by boat, including the Borromean Islands with their splendid baroque palaces and gardens: Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori. Lunch. Return to your hotel. Overnight.
DAY 6: BOTANICAL GARDENS OF VILLA TARANTO
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit of Villa Taranto in Pallanza. The villa's botanical gardens host an amazing collection of plants and flowers from all over the planet. Enjoy the amazing colors and the scents. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight.
DAY 7: LAKE ORTA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer to Lake Orta, the little sisters of the northern lakes and for the most, known among italians. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight.
DAY 8: SAN GIULIO ISLAND AND BENEDECTINE MONASTERY
Breakfast at the hotel. Guided tour of Lake Orta and the island of San Giulio, with its Benedectine Monastery Mater Ecclesiae. The island is also the seat of an international poetry festival, 'Poetry on the Lake'. Many artists and mystics love this island for its magical energy. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight.
DAY 9: LAKE COMO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer to Lake Como. Check in at the hotel. Time to relax or to take a walk along the lake and admire the beautiful view. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Hiking and biking on request. Overnight.
DAY 10: CRUISING AMONG THE VILLAS AND GARDENS
Breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon guided tour of Lake Como and its “pearl” Bellagio. Lined with stunning 19th century villas and scenery that will leave you breathless, Lake Como is undoubtedly the most romantic lake in northern Italy. Enjoy the fantastic views and the beautiful villas and gardens. Overnight.
DAY 11: LAKE COMO AS YOU WISH
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight.
DAY 12: DEPART ITALY
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer to the airport. Good-bye!