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2018 President's Trip
Lakes & Villages of Northern Italy
Plus: Alpine Switzerland
9 Days: Saturday, September 15–Sunday, September 23, 2018

per person double occupancy

*INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

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Northern Italy is a gorgeous landscape of deep blue lakes, smart resort towns, ancient villages, fortified castles and lush gardens. Explore this beautiful region with The Travel Club president, Tim Montgomery. 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.

You're Invited to Join Me on a Special Italian Adventure!

A recent picture of Travel Club President Tim Montgomery There's no question that Travel Club members love Italy, so when we started to think about this year's "President's Trip," Italy was, as always, at the top of the list! But where would we go on that glorious Mediterranean boot? I wanted a small group, warm weather, a charming, waterside hotel, no packing and unpacking, great food and breathtaking scenery. And that’s how we decided on picture-book perfect Lake Maggiore and the lakeside resort of Baveno. With that as our home base, we’ll take leisurely excursions to legendary Bellagio on Lake Como; a cruise to the island of Isola Bella; a day trip to fashionable Milan; and a day to cross into nearby Switzerland to visit Ascona and Bellinzona, “the most Italian Swiss town.” It will be a September week of exploration and discovery interrupted by long lunches, relaxing dinners and the company of new friends. I hope you can join me!

-- Tim Montgomery
President, The Travel Club

$2,899 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.

*After deadline, call 617.338.1111 for availability


  • 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.

Last updated 3/28/2018 3:10:14 PM

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