Italian Lakes Discovery Overview

A superb sojourn that winds through the splendid lakes of Italy’s lake district and St Moritz’s spectacular mountain peaks.

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      USD $2,076
      CAD $2,212
      AUD $2,296
      EUR €1,596
      GBP £1,372
      NZD $2,720
      ZAR R20,900
      CHF FR1,968
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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Journey through the Italian Lake District and St. Moritz, from Milan to Verona.

Pamper the appetite and treat the senses on this exquisite journey through Italy’s Lake District and the staggering peaks of Switzerland’s St. Moritz. Stroll the forested paths around Lakes Como and Garda, unwind through the Dolomite highlands and just keep whetting and sating that appetite with classic Italian delicacies. Shop til you drop among Milan’s famous fashionistas, ferry to and fro between lake villages and villas that keep getting prettier, and clamber about the crumbling ruins of medieval castles. Idyllic in setting, laid-back in lifestyle, and a gastronomist’s delight, this jaunt through one of Europe’s most charming nooks shouldn’t disappoint. And if it does, take the issue up with one of the local residents – like Sting or George Clooney.

  • Potter among the rooftop sculptures of Milan’s Gothic Duomo.
  • Take the rails through St. Moritz’s staggering mountain scenery on the Bernina Express.
  • Prowl the superb grounds of Villa Melzi.
  • Traipse along the forested paths of Lake Garda’s Singol Valley.
  • Enjoy a picnic perched atop Mount Grona.
  • Indulge in some ambrosial Italian fare in Tirano.

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Milan, Italy
  • Finish:

    Verona, Italy
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Private Bus, Train
  • Included activities:

    Bernina Express Scenic Train Ride, Lake Como Day Trip, Lake Garda Boat Tour, Milan Walking Tour, Morteratsch Glacier Excursion, Walk to Mount Grona Viewpoint

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    270kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $2,076
    CAD $2,212
    AUD $2,296
    EUR €1,596
    GBP £1,372
    NZD $2,720
    ZAR R20,900
    CHF FR1,968
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $259
    CAD $276
    AUD $287
    EUR €199
    GBP £171
    NZD $340
    ZAR R2,612
    CHF FR246
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Italian Lakes Discovery Summary

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Day 1 Milan

Arrive in Milan and be seduced and smitten by this ever-stylish, always-on-display city of food and fashion.

Day 2 Lake Como/Breglia

Delve into Milan’s past and present on a guided morning walking tour. Head out to Lake Como for a stroll through this lakeside slice of pictorial perfection.

Day 3 Menaggio/Lake Como/Varenna

Set out on an optional hike up Mount Grona for unrivalled vistas, or amble your way around Menaggio. Catch a ferry over to Varenna – considered by many to be Italy’s most romantic town. Explore the equally charming lakeside villages of Tremezzo and Bellagio.

Day 4 Lake Como

Hop on a boat to discover some beautiful villages, villas and gardens in and around Lake Como. Visit the grand white Villa Melzi, stop by the lakeside village of Tremezzo, explore the charming village of Varenna, deemed by some as the most romantic town in all of Italy and take a trip to see Fiumelatte, the curious ‘River of Milk’.

Day 5 St. Moritz/Tirano

Kick back with a chinotto in Chiavenna before continuing on to Switzerland’s St. Moritz area. Travel out to the Morteratsch Glacier for a picnic lunch with incredible views, before heading to Tirano via one of the world’s most stunning train journeys.

Days 6-7 Riva del Garda

Drive through more sensational mountain ranges – including the Dolomites – on the way to Riva del Garda. Meander the cobbled streets and splendid scenery of Lake Garda’s Limone, explore the ruins of Garda’s medieval castle, and wander along San Vigilio’s peninsula.

Day 8 Verona

After breakfast, drive to Verona where this spectacular adventure draws to a close.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,076
      CAD $2,212
      AUD $2,296
      EUR €1,596
      GBP £1,372
      NZD $2,720
      ZAR R20,900
      CHF FR1,968
      *
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    • Walking
    • Comfort
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