Best of the Italian Lakes First Look 2019

Tour Type: At Leisure
Brochure Type: First Look 2019 USA

Once the popular holiday retreat of Europe's nobility, today a stylish sojourn for those who enjoy an idyllic setting of pretty lakeside villages and deep blue waters set against the foothills of the Alps. Enjoy a tasty cappuccino on Como's lakeside promenade and explore 14th century Marostica, the rich flavours of Modena, and Milan, the world's fashion and design capital.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Verona and Modena
  • Orientation of Bergamo and Milan
  • See the Roman Arena in Verona
  • View the Piazza del Duomo in Bergamo, Juliet's Balcony in Verona, the Romanesque Cathedral in Modena and the Duomo and La Scala Opera House in Milan
  • Visit beautiful Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda, the towns of Bassano del Grappa, Marostica and the Ferrari Museum in Maranello
Dining Highlights
  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer valid through 12/31/2018
9 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1MilanArrive Milan - Lake Maggiore (Baveno) (2 Nights): The favourite summer retreat for the who's who of Italy for centuries provides an enchanting backdrop for your first day in Italy. Airport transfers will be provided at set times from Milan Malpensa Airport to your hotel in the picturesque thermal resort of Baveno on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Enjoy a Welcome Reception this evening to meet your fellow travel companions and Travel Director before embarking on your At Leisure jaunt through this picture-perfect region.Welcome Reception
Day 2Lake MaggioreLake Maggiore (Baveno) At Leisure and Como Excursion: Ease into la dolce vita, ambling along the glamorous Baveno Marina - the gentle sounds of this picturesque lakeside a soulful way to start your day before enjoying some free time to explore Baveno with its Romanesque bell tower and octagonal baptistery. Meander through Italy's exquisite Lake District to scenic Lake Como, for centuries the link between Central Europe and the Mediterranean. Its historic atmosphere is palpable as you walk through the beautiful waterfront of Como town or relax alongside the lake sipping cappuccinos and indulging in a tasty gelato before returning to your hotel this afternoon. Buffet Breakfast
Day 3Lake GardaLake Maggiore (Baveno) - Bergamo - Lake Garda (5 Nights): The enchanting cobblestone lanes of Bergamo, near the foothills of the Alps, yield architectural and artistic treasures which we will have an opportunity to explore this morning. Wander past centuries-old Renaissance facades and into the exquisite Piazza Vecchia built on the site of an ancient Roman Forum to see the ornate Contarini Fountain and 12th century Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica. We continue our love affair with the Italian Lakes, travelling to Lake Garda for a relaxing five-night stay. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Be My Guest dining experience with a local family.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Villa Maria
Day 4Lake GardaVerona Excursion: Romance in the air, we meander to Verona, engaging in the tragic tale of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers at Juliet's Balcony during a walking tour of the town with a Local Specialist which will also take us past the Roman Arena, still in use today. We have time to enjoy a gentle exploration of the city on your own terms. See the seven medieval towers of Castelvecchio, relax under the shady trees in Verona's expansive Piazza Bra or clamber up Lamberti's Tower for magnificent views of this beguiling city.Buffet Breakfast
Day 5Lake GardaMarostica and Bassano del Grappa Excursion: We embark on a full-day excursion today to the ancient walled town of Marostica, most renowned for its living chess event held every second year, although the gigantic chessboard is visible in the Piazza Castello all year round. We enjoy a leisurely exploration of the city's fascinating sights, including its old city walls, Lower and Upper Castles and Romanesque bell tower. We venture to the banks of the River Brenta for an unhurried visit to Bassano del Grappa, renowned for its white brandy (Grappa) and magnificent scenery. This evening we return to the picturesque lakeside setting of Lake Garda.Buffet Breakfast
Day 6Lake GardaLake Garda At Leisure: Indulge in a full day at leisure to soak up the picture-perfect setting of Italy's largest lake. Meander along its tranquil shores, stopping at quaint lakeside villages and breathing in the intoxicating aroma of lemons around every turn. Enjoy the flavours of delicious local olive oils and cheese at bustling markets, amble along flower-lined lakeside paths or visit the lake's extraordinary sights, including the 13th century Scaliger Castle, Grottoes of Catullus or the 5th century wooden statue of St. Peter near Bogliaco. Perhaps take an Optional Experience to visit the magnificent Dolomite mountain range, a World Heritage Site comprising 18 peaks at an altitude of over 3,000 metres.Buffet Breakfast
Day 7Lake GardaModena Excursion: Sparkling Lambrusco, salty prosciutto and the intense aromas of parmigiano await us in the gastronomic paradise of Modena, which we explore today in the company of a Local Specialist. Amble past pastel-hued facades in Modena's Old Town into the magnificent Piazza Grande which, along with its 12th century cathedral and Torre Civica, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sample the intoxicating flavours, including their world famous balsamic vinegar, of a city that was the birthplace of Ferrari and Pavarotti, home to Michelin Star restaurants, and tortellini. Our gourmet interlude at an end, we take a short drive to the Ferrari Museum for a Cultural Insight into the history of this luxurious Italian icon founded by Enzo Ferrari. This evening, we enjoy a leisurely dinner at our hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
Day 8MilanLake Garda - Milan: In search of spires that reach the sky, we leave our tranquil lakeside setting behind for the chic northern capital of Milan. Admire the extraordinary Gothic Duomo, ornate La Scala Opera House and 19th century Galleria with its impressive glass and iron domed roof before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at leisure to jostle with the ambitious Milanese for your spot on the runways of Via Montenapoleone, Via della Spiga and Via Sant'Andrea. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner, joining our fellow travellers to celebrate the end of an exquisite holiday together. Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Starhotels Business Palace
Day 9DEPART MILANDepart Milan: Our leisurely jaunt through the Italian Lakes as come to an end. We say arrivederci to Italy and your companions. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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