A medley of lakes! From our secret hideaway on Lake Orta we are in a perfect setting to explore the beautiful Italian Lakes as well as a neighbouring Swiss one!
Staying on the enchanting shores of tranquil Lake Orta, with a truly Italian feel, we visit the famous lake resort of Bellagio, said to be the pearl of Lake Como and Stresa, on the Southern shores of Lake Maggiore.
We have boat trips to enchanting Islands set in the sparkling lake waters and a hop over the border to Lugano in Switzerland.
Day 1 Overnight hotel
Departing early in the morning from the travel centre we travel to Dover and take the ferry to Calais where we continue to our overnight hotel in the Saarbrucken area.
We have dinner at the hotel tonight.
Day 2 To Lake Orta
We leave the hotel after an early breakfast and continue to Italy and our hotel on Lake Orta
Dinner at the hotel on arrival
Day 3 Lake Orta
Breakfast at the hotel this morning and then we explore our beautiful surroundings.
Lake Orta is one of the most untouched great lakes. The people of Milan have named the Lake Cinderella as they consider it to be more beautiful than its sister lakes of Como and Maggiore
From the hotel we take the boat over to the San Giulio Island, considered to be the third most beautiful island in the world. After some time on the Island , we have time to relax before dinner at the hotel
Day 4 Lake Como
After breakfast at the hotel, we board our coach for a visit to Bellagio, the Pearl of Lake Como.
Situated on a peninsular halfway between the two southern branches, this lovely town is famous worldwide for its beautiful villas overlooking the waterfont of bobbing boats.
We have time to explore the pretty little streets. Some of the streets are quite steep and lead to intriguing shops selling local products and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to take a rest.
Dinner is back at the hotel this evening.
Day 5 Lake Lugano
Breakfast at the Hotel and then a hop over the border to Lugano, a Swiss town on the lake of the same name. The Town is in Ticino, the Italian speaking area of Switzerland and lies in a bay on the northern side of the Lake surrounded by mountains offering splendid views. Soak up the atmosphere of the traffic-free historic town centre with its buildings in Italianate Lombardy style, and enjoy the Swiss quality with Italian flair!
We return to our hotel for our evening meal.
Day 6 Lake Maggiore
Breakfast at the hotel
Our fourth lake is Lake Maggiore and we visit the lovely resort of Stresa on the western shores before taking a boat trip to one of the Borromean Islands.
Enjoy the atmosphere of the belle époque period, stroll along the promenade passing lovely grand villas, many of which also have beautifully maintained gardens before we take the boat to visit Isola Bella (Beautiful Island) where the Palace and Gardens are a sight not to be missed .
We have dinner at the hotel this evening
Day 7 Overnight Hotel
An early start as we say ‘ciao’ to the lovely lakes and begin our return journey, staying overnight in the Saarbrucken area
Day 8 Return Journey
After breakfast we continue our return journey, travelling to Calais and taking the ferry to Dover and onward to The Roberts Travel centre
We expect to arrive back in the mid evening
Hotel Giardinetto, Lake Orta
This 3 star family run hotel is in a tranquil setting on the shores of Lake Orta with its very own pier!
It is 1.2 miles from the medieval village of Orta San Giulio
The restaurant and Terrace have panoramic views of the lake.
There is an outdoor pool and sun terrace as well as a rooftop bar. Indoors there is a small lounge and bar. The comfortable rooms have a private bathroom with shower, TV, free WiFi and direct dial telephone.
Lake view and air conditioned rooms are available at a supplement.
Mercure Saarbrücken Süd
The 3-star r Mercure Hotel Saarbrücken Süd is ideally located for our en-route hotel on the German / French border .The hotel has a restaurant and bar. The en-suite rooms are air-conditioned rooms with free WIFI, hairdryer, safe and TV
- 8 days coach
- 5 nights half board accommodation on the shore of Lake Orta
- 2 overnight stays half board in?
- Free time at Lake Orta
- A boat trip and visit to the San Giulio Island on Lake Orta
- Excursion to Lake Como
- Excursion to Lake Maggiore
- Excursion to Lake Lugano – Switzerland
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