Lake Maggiore - Milan Speranza
The timeless attractions of Lake Maggiore are well known to generations of visitors. Backed by the distant snow capped Alps the mesmerising scenery virtually compels visitors to lounge at the many lakeside cafés, admire the elegant villas and wander through the many lush tropical gardens.
Hotel Milan Speranza au Lac * * *
Milan Speranza au Lac consists of two buildings located next to each other Close to the boat landing stage and shopping area Overlooking the lake En-suite bedrooms Telephone Satellite television Air conditioning Hairdryer Restaurants Lounges Bar Lift. www.milansperanza.it
Regina Palace (On Request basis - subject to availability) * * * *
Set in superb gardens overlooking the lake and Borromean Islands, this opulent and elegant hotel is furnished in grand style with high ceilings and ornate crystal chandeliers Grand en-suite bedrooms Air conditioning Hairdryer Telephone Satellite television Bar Dining room Extensive gardens Sun terraces Lift Outdoor pool Pool bar Deck chairs and sun loungers Indoor pool with invigorating water features Sauna Solarium Fitness room Tennis courts. www.regina-palace.it
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE - NEW ITALY STAY TAX - Hotels may charge you a tax during your tour which is beyond the control of Edwards Coaches and is entirely at the discretion of each hotel.
The Italian Government has given the ability for each municipalities in Italy to decide if they wish to introduce a stay tax levied on tourists. This has been implemented sporadically throughout Italy with each municipalities deciding how they collect this. The tax broadly ranges from €1-€5 per person per night and is generally collected from each passenger on arrival. Due to the uncertain nature of collection and the decision being made by the municipalities we are recommending that all passengers are made aware of this on booking to ensure that any tax can be paid on arrival at their hotel if you are asked for it.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Following our Channel crossing we continue to our overnight bed and breakfast accommodation.
Enjoy the scenery as we complete the journey to Italy arriving in Stresa and your chosen hotel.
We travel to the Swiss resort of Lugano, set on its own lake, partly in Italy and partly in Switzerland. With its compact piazzas and extensive tree-lined promenades, Lugano is the most alluring of Ticino’s lake resorts. The centre of town is the Piazza della Riforma, a huge café lined square near the lake.
Today we travel to Lake Como. At the heart of Como’s walled Old Town, the Piazza San Fedele has many 400-year old buildings and the basilica, one of the masterpieces of the masters of Como. At the top of Via Contu, you will see the old wall’s most spectacular standing tower, the Porta Vittoria with the very austere church of San Abbandio next door. Climb the hill behind it and go to the top of Barodello Tower for a lovely view of the entire lake.
Today we enjoy a leisurely excursion to Lake Orta, one of the smallest of northern Italy’s Alpine lakes. We travel via Omega to the charming car free lakeside village of Orta San Giulio. The picturesque lakeside central square, with its frescoed 16th century town hall, overlooks the island of San Giulio. (The land train from the coach park is unable to gain access to the lakeside promenade so you have to walk down to the square from the new stop)
We travel to our overnight bed and breakfast accommodation.
Continue to Calais and complete the journey home.
Executive coach travel
Door to door pick up
Short sea ferry / shuttle crossing
2 overnights bed and breakfast accommodation.
5 nights 3 course dinner with choice (except arrival night), bed and buffet breakfast#
Porterage at the Hotel Milan Speranza au Lac
Excursions as described in the itinerary
Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated