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Italian Lakes & St. Moritz Tour

Italian Lakes & St. Moritz Tour Photo
Dates fromMay 2019 - Oct 2019
DestinationItalian Lakes, Lake Como, Lake Maggiore
Duration7 Nights
Price€969 WAS €1099
ReferenceTOP.6819

Day 1 -Arrival

Fly from Dublin to Milan where you will be met at the airport by your representative. You will be transferred comfortably by coach to Mezzegra where you will stay for seven nights in the Hotel Lario on a half board basis.

Overlooking Lake Como, Hotel Lario enjoys a perfect location from which to experience all that this magnificent lake has to offer. The hotel offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and of course the lake itself from its many balconies. Enjoy a drink on the lovely veranda or sample the local Lombardy cuisine in the restaurant all whilst enjoying the most modern comforts and a service level that’s hard to beat.

Day 2 – At your leisure

Day 3 – Lake Orta & Lake Maggiore

Today, you will be picked up from your hotel, by coach, to venture out on your full day tour. We will start with a drive to Lake Orta, where you will have time to take a stroll around the village of San Julio. Continue to the elegant town of Stresa, situated on Lake Maggiore, where you can enjoy lunch in one of the many fantastic restaurants and explore its beautiful features at your own leisure.

Next stop? A boat trip to Isola Bella, an achingly beautiful island, dominated by its exquisite Baroque palace and luxuriant Italian-style gardens, brimming with varieties of flowers and exotic plants. You will have time to wander its beautiful landscapes and discover just why this island is adored. Return to your hotel by coach.

Day 4 -At your leisure

Day 5 – Lake Como Boat Trip & Villa Balbianello

This afternoon, you will be picked up by coach from your hotel and brought to the Lake where you will embark on a guided tour by boat. View the sumptuous villas of Lake Como on this leisurely cruise along its picturesque shores. Marvel at the sheer opulence of the architecture, and the beauty of the ancient monuments you see en route.

This is followed by a visit to the Villa Balbianello, one of the most spectacular spots on the lake. A number of well-known movies have been shot at this grand Lake Como villa, including Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Casino Royale. Originally built in 1787, and owned today by the National Trust of Italy, it’s a real treat to visit! You will have time to explore its great gardens and the villa itself at your own leisure, before returning back to your hotel by coach.

Day 6 – Bernina Express & St Moritz tour

This morning, we will travel by coach along the northern part of Lake Como to the town of Tirano, where we stop for coffee before proceeding into Switzerland and reaching Poschiavo, where we board the Bernina Express train. All aboard this breathtaking one hour journey through alpine woods, lush green valleys, waterfalls and glaciers, until we reach Diavolezza.

Here, we will board the bus to one of the glitziest ski resort in Switzerland – St. Moritz, where you can explore the town and enjoy lunch at your leisure. The birthplace of the Winter Olympics – and host of it on two occasions – this chic resort is also an alpine playground for the rich and famous. Filled with designer boutiques, ultra chic bars and, of course natural landscape that looks like a million dollars, walking through dashing St. Moritz is nothing short of mesmerising. On the return coach journey, we stop in the pretty mountain town of Chiavenna, to enjoy some free time before we return to Lake Como.

Day 7 – At your leisure

Day 8 – Return Home

Transfer to Milan airport for your return flight back to Dublin.

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Accommodation Information

Lario

Lario 3 Star

Mezzegra

Located in the lovely Mezzegra, in the Tremezzina area

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