Italian Lakes: Pure Enchantment
11 NIGHT TRIP
Be enchanted by the beautiful lake region, including Lake Garda, Lake Iseo, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, and Lake Orta. Explore Verona and Bellaggio as well.
- 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 IN VERONA
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, and Piazza delle Erbe. See if you can write your name on the Lover’s wall. Optional: in the evening special performance at the Arena. Overnight stay.
DAY 2: SHORESIDE VILLAGES OF LAKE GARDA
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will enjoy a full day excursion to visit Lake Garda, the biggest lake 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 stay.
DAY 3: LAKE ISEO AND FRANCIACORTA WINE REGION
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer to Lake Iseo area, in the province of Brescia, and check in at your hotel. Lake iseo is the lesser known of the Italian lakes but equally stunning. In 2016 hosted the outdoor installation floating piers that connected Lake Iseo’s islands with the shores. Before reaching the lake, stop for lunch and wine tasting at a Franciacorta winery, famous for its sparkling wine produced in this area. Overnight stay.
DAY 4: SCOOTER RIDING IN LAKE ISEO
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning guided tour of Lake Iseo and the island of Monte Isola, a charming place with a bucolic atmosphere. After lunch, drive a scooter around the island. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 5: LAKESIDE VILLAGES OF LAKE MAGGIORE
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure 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. Stop for lunch in a typical restaurant and in the afternoon return to your hotel. Overnight stay.
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 stay.
DAY 7: LAKE ORTA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer to Lake Orta, the little sisters of the northern lakes and the most known among Italians. Check-in at the hotel. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight stay.
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 stay.
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 stay.
DAY 10: CRUISING AMONG THE VILLAS AND GARDENS
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a 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 stay.
DAY 11: LAKE COMO AS YOU WISH
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 12: DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to the airport and departure. Goodbye!
NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change based on the availability of the services/tours/activities listed at the time of your traveling.