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Lake Maggiore & Lake Orta

Lake Maggiore & Lake Orta

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On the south side of the Alps, Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake in Italy. Since the climate is mild year-round, the area is filled with Mediterranean vegetation and exotic plants. Lake Maggiore was featured in Ernest Hemingway’s infamous novel, ‘A Farewell to Arms’, when the protagonist and his lover must row across the lake in order to escape the Italian Carabinieri (think police in military uniforms). Here’s hoping you won’t have any run-ins of that nature. Lake Orta is a lake in northern Italy, west of Lake Maggiore. It has been so named since the 16th century, but was previously called the Lago di San Giulio, after the patron saint of the region. The scenery is characteristically Italian, while the San Giulio Island has some very picturesque buildings. 

Day 1

Travel to Folkestone for the Eurotunnel crossing, through France then across the border to Germany for our overnight stay at the Mercure Hotel Saarbrücken Süd.

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Day 2

After breakfast we travel through France via Basel, in Switzerland, and over the Gottard Pass then cross the border into Italy. Arriving at our hotel in time to freshen up before our evening meal.

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Day 3

After breakfast enjoy a half day excursion to Lake Orta. This is the smallest of the Italian Lakes, one of the most untouched of the great lakes. Return to the hotel for free time to relax around the outdoor swimming pool or take a walk into town before our evening meal.

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Day 4

After breakfast visit Lake Como. Dramatic mountains and ink-blue waters make Lake Como the most spectacular of the Italian Lakes.

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Day 5

Today we have a day at leisure in Stresa. The hotel is ideally situated within walking distance to places of interest.

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Day 6

After breakfast we have an optional coach excursion to Domodossola where we embark on a panoramic 2-hour train journey on the Centovalli Railway through the picturesque ‘100 Valleys’, featuring waterfall cascades and chestnut tree orchards, to pretty Locarno, after some time at leisure we then board a 2 1/2 hour boat trip across the lake back to Stresa (prices not included).

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Day 7

Today we spend a relaxing day in Stresa. Luxury villas and opulent Art Nouveau hotels line the elegant lakeside, which is ideal for a tranquil stroll. The elegant and attractive waterfront offers unforgettable views of the Gulf of Borromeo.

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Day 8

After breakfast check out of main stay hotel and return to our overnight hotel in Germany.

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Day 9

After breakfast head to Calais for the Eurotunnel crossing, making suitable comfort stops. Arrive back to home area early evening.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

HOTEL MILAN SPERANZA AU LAC ****

This superb 4-star hotel is 2 minutes’ walk from the beach. Only 150 yards from the shores of Lake Maggiore and next to the pier for boat trips to the Borromeo Islands. It has a popular restaurant and rooms featuring views of Lake Maggiore or Stresa and the surrounding mountains. Stresa’s pedestrian area is just a few steps from the property. You can enjoy relaxing moments in the free outdoor pool of the Regina Palace Hotel, 150 yards away. The Milan Au Lac restaurant is perfect for a dinner with a superb lake view.

 

AT A GLANCE

  • Return Eurotunnel crossing

  • Outward and return overnight accommodation

  • 6 nights at the Hotel Milan Speranza Au Lac

  • Dinner, bed & breakfast throughout

  • Porterage at Hotel Milan Speranza only

  • Tea/coffee after dinner at Hotel Milan Speranza only

  • Free use of the hotel leisure facilities at the Milan Speranza

  • Coach excursions as described

  • Fully escorted throughout

 

Passport required.

 

GROUP BOOKINGS

If you book 20 places all together on a day excursion, short break or holiday ONE GOES FREE

 

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Upgrade your room (subject to availability). Supplements apply, call 01268 777 777

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