Tour of the Lakes and Prosecco Hills
8 NIGHT ANNIVERSARY TRIP
Visit Lakes Maggiore, Como, and Garda, then make your way to the Prosecco Hills in the Veneto region.
- Lake Maggiore’s Baroque villas and amazing botanical gardens
- The breathtaking gardens of Villa Carlotta
- Lake Garda and Thermal Spa
- The Prosecco Road
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN LAKE MAGGIORE
Upon arrival at Milan airport, meet your private driver for transfer to Lake Maggiore. Check in at your hotel. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 2: GEMS OF LAKE MAGGIORE: BORROMEAN ISLANDS
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a guided day tour by private boat as well as discovering the three Borromean Islands: Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Madre. Isola Bella was named after Isabella, countess Borromeo, originally a largely barren rock; Isola dei Pescatori (Fisherman’s Island) is the most picturesque of the Borromean Islands, as well as the only one to be permanently inhabited
Finally a visit to Isola Madre, the biggest of the three, is a little green Eden renowned all over the world for the refined botanical collections. Overnight stay.
DAY 3: TREASURES OF LAKE MAGGIORE
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning guided excursion starting with Santa Caterina del Sasso, a spectacular convent, where you will admire frescoes dating back to 300 AD. You will continue to Lake Orta, the most westerly and charming of the Italian Lakes as well as visiting the Island of San Giulio and its ancient monastery. Transfer to lake Como. Check in and Overnight stay.
DAY 4: SHORES OF LAKE COMO
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a private boat tour of the lake to admire the most suggestive villas: Villa Olmo, Villa d’Este, Villa Balbianello and many others. Stop in Bellagio to walk through narrow streets and picturesque staircases. If you wish, you can stop to visit the elegant Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo, a gorgeous villa dated back to XVII and famous for its botanical garden. Return to your accommodation. Overnight stay.
DAY 5: LAKE GARDA: THE COUNTRY’S BIGGEST LAKE
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Lake Garda, the biggest of Italy. Arrive at your hotel in Sirmione and check in. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay.
DAY 6: BOAT TOUR ON LAKE GARDA
Breakfast at the hotel. Today join an unforgettable boat trip discovering the stunning Lake Garda featuring Garda Island, where you will admire the neo-gothic Venetian palace Villa Borghese. Pass by the Tower of San Marco, reaching the Bay of Sirens and Punta San Vigilio, where you will stop in a local restaurant on an historic little pier.
Continue to the Gulf of Garda where you can enjoy swimming in the Lake’s emerald waters. On your way back you will also stop in a typical small village for a nice walk. Back to your hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 7: FROM LAKE GARDA TO PROSECCO HILLS
Breakfast at the hotel. Today join a lovely excursion to the rolling Prosecco Hills, one of the most beautiful area in the whole Italy. While walking through the vineyard and visiting some villages in the Prosecco country, enjoy some delicious local food and reward yourself with a tasting of the famous bubbles. Return to your hotel. Overnight stay.
DAY 8: DAY AT LEISURE
Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day to visit Sirmione and surroundings or to relax in its thermal spa. Overnight stay.
DAY 9: DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel. Private transfer to Venice airport and departure. Arrivederci!
NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change based on the availability of the services/tours/activities listed at the time of your traveling.