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Highlights of the Italian Lakes (8 Days) - Costsaver
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Highlights of the Italian Lakes (8 Days)

Start and end in Milan
Tour Operator:
Costsaver
Max group size:
45
Age range:
5 to 80
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
82984
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Highlights

  • Relax on the pristine waters of Lake Como
  • Admire the alpine scenery at picturesque Lugano
  • Jump into a fairytale on Juliet's Balcony in Verona
  • Wander the streets like a fashionista in Milan

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Itinerary

Start and end in Milan! With the In-depth Cultural tour Highlights of the Italian Lakes (8 Days), you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Milan, Italy and 14 other destinations in Italy. Highlights of the Italian Lakes (8 Days) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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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 (1 Night)
  8. Day 8: Depart Milan
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  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.8
  • Food
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  • CM
    · October 9th, 2019
    The overall experience was great. The vistas were wonderful. The first hotel was fine, the second was inconsistent among guests. While our room was fine, others did not have the same experience. Both dinners provided were poorly organized and... Show more
    Costsaver commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing with us what an excellent time you had in Italy with Costsaver. We are elated to hear that your experience was a memorable one and we look forward to welcoming you back for more amazing destinations in the near future.
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    Trip date: September 2019
  • Highlights of the Italian Lakes (8 Days) reviewer 2
    · September 12th, 2019
    Firstly, our travel director was excellent - don't forget the driver also excellent Hotels - too far out from city centre - not good if you need to go anywhere If you do not do optional excursions, you are stuck in your hotel and not being central its... Show more
    Costsaver commented on this review
    We are delighted to learn that your experience on the Highlights of the Italian Lakes tour with Costsaver exceeded your expectations. Nonetheless, we have taken note of your observations which will be shared with our team for further review to see where... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
  • MF
    · July 26th, 2019
    Would have liked more time to browse in the village and improve the food in the hotels or change the hotels. Would have prefered the hotel close to the village which would make eay to visit.
    Costsaver commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing this with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your complete experience in Italy with CostSaver. However, we acknowledge your observations which will be shared with our team for further review. Nevertheless, we still hope... Show more
    Trip date: June 2019
  • HE
    · June 17th, 2019
    Great trip. Great travel director
    Costsaver commented on this review
    It certainly pleases us to learn that your overall experience in Italy with CostSaver was a successful one. Furthermore, we truly look forward to our next journey together soon.
    Trip date: June 2019
  • GG
    · June 16th, 2019
    Great Destinations, loved the scenery.
    Costsaver commented on this review
    We are very pleased to hear that your time on the road through Italy exceeded all of your expectations. Moreover, we are extremely happy to hear that you saw all that you wanted to see and more and to we look forward to journeying with you again soon.
    Trip date: June 2019
  • RL
    · April 30th, 2019
    A great tour with good optionals.
    Costsaver commented on this review
    Thanks for having taken the time to share your thoughts along with your fantastic photos. It’s great to know that you enjoyed the carefully crafted itinerary on the Highlights of the Italian Lakes guided holiday, and that the Optional Experiences added... Show more
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    Trip date: April 2019
  • JF
    · April 25th, 2019
    Only negative is that the accommodation at all places was a fair way out of town and if you didn’t want to go on one of the optional tours you were stuck at the hotel with nowhere to go
    Costsaver commented on this review
    It certainly pleases us to learn that our staff’s professionalism and passion helped make your time on the road a memorable one. However, we regret to find out that not all the accommodations provided matched your expectations. As such, your concerns... Show more
    Trip date: April 2019
  • FC
    · September 23rd, 2018
    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.
    Trip date: September 2018
  • Highlights of the Italian Lakes (8 Days) reviewer 9
    · September 16th, 2018
    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... Show more
    Trip date: September 2018
  • EV
    · August 20th, 2018
    Well organised,!!!!!
    Trip date: July 2018

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Highlights of the Italian Lakes (8 Days)
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Dinner In Saronno. Adult Price: €60.00
      Mount San Salvatore and Lake Cruise. Adult Price: FR.57.00
      Discover The Borromean Islands. Adult Price: €42.00
      Experience Varese And Sacro Monte. Adult Price: €23.00
      Lake Garda Discovery. Adult Price: €43.00
      Bolzano and the Dolomite Mountains. Adult Price: €62.00
      Treasures Of Milan. Adult Price: €45.00

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and all prices are subject to change.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • What is the age range?

      Costsaver, the tour operator for this tour, will happily carry passengers between 5 and 80 years old. That means that this tour is not suitable for small children under 5 years of age.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      If you are a solo traveller and you don't mind sharing you will be roomed with a fellow traveller of the same gender for no additional cost. If you would prefer your own private room this can be arranged for an additional cost, please contact our customer support team for more information.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details. This is a list of accommodations that they typically stay at, but please be advised that they are subject to change:

      Starhotels Grand Milan
      Villa Carlotta
      Mercure Nerocubo
      Novotel Milano Nord Ca Granda

      Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

    • Are the flights included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

    • Do I need a visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot organise visas for you on your behalf as the visa requirements are regularly being updated and vary for the nationality of one traveller to the next. It is for this reason that we recommend checking with your local embassy or consulate website for the latest up to date information.

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      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
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      • For any tour departing before June 7th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 7th, 2021, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Costsaver. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 50 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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