Northern Italy is a gorgeous landscape of deep blue lakes, smart resort towns, ancient villages, fortified castles and lush gardens. Lake Maggiore's charm and sophistication are the perfect setting for Baveno, a small lake-side resort flanked by cypress trees, dotted with villas and lake-side promenades brimming with café's and bars overlooking the Borromean Islands. From our accommodations directly on the lake-front in a converted 18th-century villa, we'll enjoy excursions to Isola Bella, quiet and secluded Lake Orta, romantic Bellagio on Lake Como and see the highlights of Milan in a half-day tour. The highlight of this holiday may be the full-day excursion to Switzerland's Alpine jewels: Ascona, with its charming old town and promenade overlooking Lake Maggiore and Bellinzona, the “most Italian Swiss town” with picturesque squares and courtyards and a trio of castles. Lake Maggiore is one of Italy's most elegant destinations with old world charm, flower-decked lake islands and shores spanning two countries.
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- Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Milan, via Rome
- Seven nights’ four-star accommodations: Hotel Simplon, Baveno
- Eleven meals: seven buffet breakfasts, four dinners with wine
- Escorted, private, round-trip airport/hotel transfers
- Services of professional local Tour Manager
Cruise to Isola Bella, tour of Palazzo Borromeo, free time. Free time in Stresa. Full-day excursion to Ascona and Bellinzona including Castelgrande in Bellinzona. Excursion to Lake Como including tour of Villa Carlotta, mini-cruise of Lake Como, free time in Bellagio. Excursion to Lake Orta, market at Omegna, mini-cruise to Orta San Giulio, wine tasting and snack. Full-day excursion to Milan including guided tour and free time.
Pricing and Deposit
Prices are per person double occupancy. Single supplement is $315. We have a limited number of single suppplements available at just $250. Call to reserve. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.