25. Italy and a Trio of Lakes

Sat 21 - Sat 28 September
8 Days
(Single Supplement £259)

Sat 21 - Sat 28 September 2024

The Italian Lakes offer a bit of everything; pretty towns and villages perched on the water’s edge, a backdrop of mountains, fine buildings and of course, stunning scenery. During this holiday we visit glamorous Como, picturesque Maggiore and cosmopolitan Lugano.

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Your Holiday Includes

  • 7 nights dinner bed & breakfast
  • Eurotunnel/Ferry crossing
  • Complimentary tea/coffee on coach
  • Driver & courier throughout tour
  • All coach travel & excursions

Hotel Information

The luxury 4 star Hotel Grand Hotel Bristol is set on the edge of Lake Maggiore, surrounded by its own attractive gardens. All rooms are well appointed, ensuite with television, safe and hairdryer. Leisure facilities include indoor & outdoor pools, sauna whirlpool and gym. The hotel has a lift and Wi-Fi.

STRESA was once a small fishing village and now is a delightful town set on the glistening shores of LAKE MAGGIORE. The elegant promenade gives Stresa a seaside feel, add to this the array of parks, gardens, shops and trattorias for a true holiday atmosphere.                     With TWO FREE DAYS TO EXPLORE STRESA there is plenty to do and see from the historical town centre to the Mottarone Cable Car for panoramic views, not forgetting, the magnificent Borromean Islands, where you’ll discover stunning gardens and an opulent palace!



COMO surrounded by green hills, is set on the southern edge of LAKE COMO and has the perfect combination of architecture, history and culture. The historic ’quadrangle’ formed by the old town walls, is impressive, its full of picturesque piazzas and lanes each with its own personality and often with Romanesque or Gothic style churches. A walk along the beautiful waterfront will take you past lakeside gardens, monuments, a museum and Villa Olmo. For spectacular ariel views of Como, its possible to take a ride on the funicular railway to Brunate.



LUGANO, located in Switzerland is surrounded by mountains and has a beautiful setting on the edge of enormous LAKE LUGANO. Its a cosmopolitan city with a wonderful blend of Italian, Swiss and Mediterranean influences. You may be in Switzerland, but it looks and tastes a lot more like Italy and is sometimes referred to as the ‘Rio’ or ‘Monte Carlo’ of Switzerland. You’ll find palm-fringed promenades, baroque architecture, medieval castles, quaint historic streets, high end shops and grand gardens all just waiting to be explored.


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