The Lakes of Northern Italy - 2024

The Lakes of Northern Italy - 2024

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The Lakes of Northern Italy - 2024

7 Days Starting in 22100 Como, Province of Como, Italy and ending in Verona, VR, Italy

Visiting: Como, Bellagio, Lake Maggiore, Borromean Islands, Verona, Sirmione, Lake Garda

Tour operator:

Omega Tours

Tour code:

1596

Group Type:

Independent

Guide Type:

Self Guided

Physical rating:

Low, All Ages / Not applicable

Age range:

7-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Activities:

Walking, Wine Tasting

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NB: Prices correct on 15-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Begin your adventure in the picturesque town of Como, nestled on the shores of the eponymous lake. Marvel at the surrounding mountains that provide a dramatic backdrop to the crystal-clear waters. Explore the charming streets, visit the elegant villas, and take a boat ride to truly absorb the serenity of this idyllic setting. Next, venture to the captivating Lake Maggiore, a true gem in northern Italy. Continue your journey to the enchanting Lake Garda, Italy's largest lake, where azure waters meet picturesque towns. End your trip in Verona, a city steeped in history and romance.

Highlights

  • The charming streets, visit the elegant villas, and take a boat ride to truly absorb the serenity of this idyllic setting.

  • The beauty of Como, a city that seamlessly blends its rich art heritage with a bustling modern center.

  • Lake Maggiore unveils breathtaking landscapes, abundant nature, and an abundance of remarkable art.

  • The beauty of Valpolicella valleys, where sprawling vineyards and picturesque hilly landscapes create a mesmerizing backdrop.

  • Lake Garda, nestled like a Mediterranean oasis amidst the grandeur of the Alps and the gentle Po River Plain, is also celebrated for producing superb wines and exquisite olive oil.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Como Arrival

Location: Como

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Avenue Hotel, DBH Como Hotel, Centrale Cernobbio, Hotel Como, or similar

Welcome to the enchanting region of Northern Italy! Upon your arrival, you have the option to enjoy a private transfer to your hotel from either the Milan airport or Como train station. This personalized service ensures a comfortable start to your journey.

After settling in, take the day to explore the picturesque town of Como at your own leisurely pace. Stroll along the lakeside promenade, admire the charming architecture, or perhaps visit the stunning Como Cathedral.

Day 2 : Lake Como & Bellagio

Location: Como, Bellagio

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Avenue Hotel, DBH Como Hotel, Centrale Cernobbio, Hotel Como, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today experience the beauty of Como, a city that seamlessly blends its rich art heritage with a bustling modern center. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you on a private walking tour, unveiling the treasures of this enchanting city.

Following your walking tour, your guide will advise you with all the necessary information you need for an independent excursion around the picturesque Lake Como, allowing you to set your own pace and discover its breathtaking beauty.

We recommend embarking on a scenic Vaporetto (ferry) ride, where you'll be treated to a mesmerizing panorama of the majestic Alps, opulent lakeside villas, and meticulously manicured gardens. Be sure not to overlook the gem of Bellagio, a town steeped in history, where an ancient city wall cradles a charming historic heart. Meander through the labyrinthine lakeside streets, lined with opulent hotels and sophisticated boutiques.

After a day of immersing yourself in Como's rich tapestry of past and present, return to your hotel, where you can reflect on the day's discoveries and anticipate the adventures yet to come.

Day 3 : Lake Maggiore Exploration Ands Borromean Island Cruise

Location: Lake Maggiore, Borromean Islands

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Avenue Hotel, DBH Como Hotel, Centrale Cernobbio, Hotel Como, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Embark on a captivating full-day tour to Lake Maggiore with your knowledgeable driver guide from your hotel. Immerse yourself in the aristocratic charm of Stresa and set out on a scenic cruise through the Borromean Islands. Nestled between Lombardy, Piedmont, and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore unveils breathtaking landscapes, abundant nature, and an abundance of remarkable art. Shielded by the Alps, the lake enjoys a Mediterranean-like microclimate, offering respite from harsh winds.

Following some leisure time in Stresa, relish a two-hour independent panoramic boat cruise to explore the Borromean Islands: Isola Bella, Isola Madre, and Isola dei Pescatori. Stroll through its captivating streets and corners, each revealing a unique character.

After a day filled with exploration and enchantment, return to Como, cherishing the memories of Lake Maggiore's captivating allure.

Day 4 : Como To Verona With Amarone Wine Tour

Location: Como, Verona

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Indigo Grand Hotel des Arts, Verona, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, you'll meet your private driver for a comfortable transfer to Milan. From there, board a high-speed train to Verona, a city steeped in history and romance. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel in town, enjoying the picturesque surroundings.

In the early afternoon, meet your guide in a central location and embark on a delightful wine tour in the renowned Valpolicella region. This tour promises a truly unforgettable experience, filled with lush gardens, captivating wineries, and enchanting stories. Discover the beauty of Valpolicella valleys, where sprawling vineyards and picturesque hilly landscapes create a mesmerizing backdrop.

Visit two carefully chosen wineries in the Valpolicella region. Here, you'll have the opportunity to sample a selection of traditional wines. Let your senses dance with the rich flavors and aromas. Led by a professional sommelier, local winemakers will unveil the secrets of Amarone wine production during an enlightening and enjoyable wine-tasting session. After a day filled with exploration, indulgence, and discovery, return to Verona.

Day 5 : Sirmione & Lake Garda

Location: Sirmione, Lake Garda

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Indigo Grand Hotel des Arts, Verona, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Meet your guide in a central location and enjoy a delightful journey to the stunning Lake Garda, arriving at the enchanting medieval village of Sirmione. This picturesque locale is renowned for its crystal-clear waters, magnificent castles, and palaces adorned with vibrant flowers. Take your time to leisurely explore the narrow cobblestone streets and soak in the rich history that permeates every corner.

Next, step aboard a panoramic boat tour to uncover the hidden gems of Lake Garda. Along its shores, you'll be greeted by the graceful sway of palm trees, flourishing olive groves, and lush vineyards. The inviting beaches beckon, inviting you to bask in the tranquil ambiance. Lake Garda, nestled like a Mediterranean oasis amidst the grandeur of the Alps and the gentle Po River Plain, is also celebrated for producing superb wines and exquisite olive oil.

Day 6 : Verona Highlights

Location: Verona

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Indigo Grand Hotel des Arts, Verona, or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Meet your guide in a central location and enjoy a delightful journey to the stunning Lake Garda, arriving at the enchanting medieval village of Sirmione. This picturesque locale is renowned for its crystal-clear waters, magnificent castles, and palaces adorned with vibrant flowers. Take your time to leisurely explore the narrow cobblestone streets and soak in the rich history that permeates every corner.

Next, step aboard a panoramic boat tour to uncover the hidden gems of Lake Garda. Along its shores, you'll be greeted by the graceful sway of palm trees, flourishing olive groves, and lush vineyards. The inviting beaches beckon, inviting you to bask in the tranquil ambiance. Lake Garda, nestled like a Mediterranean oasis amidst the grandeur of the Alps and the gentle Po River Plain, is also celebrated for producing superb wines and exquisite olive oil.

Day 7 : Verona Departure

Location: Verona

Meals Included: Breakfast

Indulge in a final breakfast at the hotel, savoring the last moments of your Northern Italian Lakes adventure. If you wish, you can opt for a private transfer to the airport. Arrivederci!

What's Included

  • • 3 nights in Como

  • • 3 nights in Verona

  • • Daily Breakfast

  • • 2-Hour Private Guided Tour of Como

  • • Full-Day Driver-Guide Tour to Lake Maggiore

  • • Public Boat Pass to Borromee Islands

  • • Transfer from Hotel in Como to Milan Train Station

  • • Skip-the-Line Tickets to Isola Bella and Isola Madre

  • • High-Speed Train from Milan to Verona (1st Class, Reserved Seats)

  • • 4-Hour Afternoon Small Group Amarone Wine Tour with Tasting

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What's Not Included

  • • Unless otherwise specified, transportation to the designated meeting point and back to your hotel for guided tours is not included

  • • International or domestic airfare

  • • Gratuities to guides and drivers

  • • Travel insurance

  • • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary

  • • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary

  • • Local city tax for overnight stays

  • • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary

  • • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    5 People Maximum.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    No, solo travellers are required to book a Single (Private) room.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 2005

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, please enquire for details, we'll be happy to assist wherever we can.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Electronic Vouchers. These will be provided and attached to your booking (within the Documents section) aprox. 2 weeks prior to travel.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, unfortunately that is not possible on our trips.

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Joe F  

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01-Mar-2020

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We used Omega Tours for a trip to Rome & the Amalfi Coast. Michael Rizzo did an outstanding job and answered all of my never ending questions. Planning and arrangements were easy with lots of suggestions and good advice. The drivers they arranged were on time, friendly and informative. The tours that they arranged were on time and the guides were well versed, our only issue was with one of the guides which isn’t a reflection on Omega. The hotels that were selected were very nice. The communication with Omega was good including when we needed some information while on the trip. I would definitely recommend them.

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15-Jun-2024

We totally enjoyed our tour and it was certainly more than we expected. Our tour guide and our driver were excellent. Our hotels were great and Connie Astarita, our travel agent was outstanding. We will definitely recommend your company to our friends as we have already done so.

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Guido P  

Had a great time and an amazing experience!

01-Mar-2020

Had a great time and an amazing experience. The touring company was excellent, punctual with clean buses and friendly and well informed tour guides. Hotels were nice, clean with good location, great service and good breakfast. We are recommending it to everyone and hoping one day we can repeat it.

Adair R  

Very pleased with this well organized tour of Italy

30-Apr-2022

Very pleased with this well organized tour of Italy. A great balance of sightseeing and free time. Exceptional local guide and driver. I’m not sure I would consider the hotels chosen to be 4 star - with the exception of Hotel St Martin in Rome which was great - but the others were very clean and well located. Would definitely choose Omega tours again when booking group travel.

Lisa M  

Most beautiful trip I've ever taken.

07-Jun-2022

Most beautiful trip I've ever taken. Having all my hotels and pickup and drop- offs taken care of by Omega Tours made this trip so easy to enjoy! Michael was amazing. He was always available to answer all of our questions and he made sure we had everything we needed in order to travel internationally during a crazy pandemic!

Joseph L  

Everything we experienced was exactly as described

25-Oct-2022

We took the Italy Deluxe Tour in September of 2022. Everything we experienced was exactly as described. Exceptional accommodations, travel and guides were provided in each city. Michael, our booking agent, gave us complete confidence that we had chosen the right tour operator by his attention to detail and prompt correspondence. We are delighted with Omega Tours and have already recommended them to many friends.

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