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Highlights of the Italian Lakes 2019

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Kate "Loved this tour except for Verona...I wish there was one that did all the lakes but left out the wasted time and energy going to that busy hot town just to see a balcony. We missed out on Lake Guada because this side trip was so exhausting we had no energy left for it. Apparently it was the best. The rest of the tour was fabulous and very reasonably priced. Verona would only work for us if the Ope..."
Excellent
12 reviews
Starts
Milan
+12 Destinations
Italian Lakes District
Ends
Milan
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Highlights

  • Relax at Lake Como
  • Visit the Swiss city of Lugano
  • See Juliet's Balcony in Verona
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour in Milan
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
45
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Start and end in Milan! With the in-depth cultural tour Highlights of the Italian Lakes 2019, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Milan, Italy and 10 other destinations in Italy. Highlights of the Italian Lakes 2019 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

12 Reviews

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  • FC
    Written on September 23, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour met, if not exceeded, my high expectations. It was great value for money, being a superb balance between quality and price. The standard of the coach was excellent and our tour director, Terri Marshall, was simply marvellous.
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  • Highlights of the Italian Lakes 2019 reviewer 2
    Written on September 16, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had never taken a tour before, but had wanted to visit the Italian Lakes (and Dolomites) for decades. I found that there just aren’t many tours that focus on that region without making it an after-thought to places I’m not interested in. This was a very good week. Muris is so knowledgeable and fun, while being laid back. Giuseppe drove us up hill and down, on hair-raising narrow, twisting roads as well as navigating motorway speeds and city congestion. You have a gem of a package here, as well as crew. The only thing that could be improved pn is the included dinners. They just weren’t very good.
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  • EV
    Written on August 20, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Well organised,!!!!!
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  • LL
    Written on August 19, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The tour itinerary was good for seeing the lake region of Italy. We did almost all of the optional excursions and were very happy with them. Lino, our tour guide, was very helpful and informative. The weather was hot and humid during the week we were there. While we knew it may happen, unfortunately, one hotel did not have air conditioning but was right on Lake Maggiore. We saw a beautiful sunrise there. The other hotels all had a/c. Breakfast offerings provided good variety but we were disappointed in the included dinners. Tour Radar was also very helpful when one member of my family had to cancel at the last minute due to a serious injury that prevented her from traveling.
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  • A
    Written on July 21, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The excursions were great a bit expensive but hotels to far from anywhere
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  • AD
    Written on July 15, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The itinerary was interesting however most of the hotels are not centrally located. Villa Carlotta could be a real disappointment for clients who are used to 4 star accommodations. Breakfasts were acceptable everywhere except for Villa Carlotta and the included dinners were poor to average quality. If you do not buy the optional tours, be prepared to do your own research for something else that you can do or visit on your own because you will not receive any assistance or guidance from your tour guide.
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  • J(
    Written on June 25, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Giuseppe is an excellent guide, Beppe an excellent driver, and the other travellers were lovely people and lots of fun. I only took one of the Optional Experiences so I can't comment on them. More time in Verona and Milan would have been appreciated but traffic conspired against us.
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  • KW
    Written on May 15, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Muris and Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and the Dolomites were the best parts of this tour. The "drive by" Lake Garda was lacking as an offered part of the tour. The optional cruise/visit should have been included as a part of the tour. Also, staying in a hotel on the highway was not convenient or suitable. Costsaver as part of Trafalgar should try harder to find a hotel that is more convenient to where we are going. The Lake accommodation at Maggiore was the perfect location, they just need to do a little upgrading (not to modernize) but to fix the things that require maintenance, including A/C. Now, back to Muris our guide, he was extremely patient and pleasant all the time and thoroughly enjoyed his comments about Italy, etc. Any case I do intend to book another tour with Costsaver in the future. Regards, Karen Webb
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  • KM
    Written on February 5, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Loved this tour except for Verona...I wish there was one that did all the lakes but left out the wasted time and energy going to that busy hot town just to see a balcony. We missed out on Lake Guada because this side trip was so exhausting we had no energy left for it. Apparently it was the best. The rest of the tour was fabulous and very reasonably priced. Verona would only work for us if the Opera was included - happy to pay extra for that.
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  • RM
    Written on June 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip was e cellent value for the money! Lovely hotels, great food, and our guide was excellent !! Informative, fun, and very helpful....would do it again, and recommend it to anyone !
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Milan – Saronno (2 Nights)
  2. Day 2: Lake Como Excursion
  3. Day 3: Saronno – Lugano (Switzerland) – Lake Maggiore (2 Nights)
  4. Day 4: Lake Maggiore Free Day
  5. Day 5: Lake Maggiore – Verona – Lake Garda Scenic Drive – Rovereto (2 Nights)
  6. Day 6: Lake District Free Day
  7. Day 7: Rovereto – Bergamo – Milan
  8. Day 8: Depart Milan

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  • Accommodation

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  • Meals

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

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    • When and where does the tour end?

      It's time to say 'arrivederci' to Italy, your Travel Director and newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Transfers are available from Novotel Milano Nord Ca Granda to Milan Malpensa Airport at 7.30 am and 10.30 am. Please be aware the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of the tour generally starts from Starhotels Grand Milan and as the first day is just an arrivals day you can arrive at any time. Airport transfers will be provided from Milan Malpensa Airport to your hotel in Saronno. After check-in, you can relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an included dinner at the hotel. Please be aware the starting hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are included in the tour price from and to Milan Malpensa Airport at the following times:

      Inbound: 9.30 am, 1 pm and 3.30 pm
      Outbound: 7.30 am and 10.30 am

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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 621 km.
    • Milan (Italy)
    • 21 km
    • Saronno (Italy)
    • 21 km
    • Como (Italy)
    • 23 km
    • Bellagio (Italy)
    • 43 km
    • Saronno (Italy)
    • 43 km
    • Lugano (Italy)
    • 22 km
    • Varese (Italy)
    • 20 km
    • Lake Maggiore (Italy)
    • 20 km
    • Varese (Italy)
    • 174 km
    • Verona (Italy)
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