Italian Lakes Maggiore, Como & Lugano
12 Day Select Holiday
Discover the breathtaking beauty of lakes Maggiore, Como and Lugano along with the history and culture of the majestic cities of Milan and Turin. Based in Lake Maggiore’s fashionable Stresa, a lovely resort with landmark buildings such as the Villa Pallavicino, a nineteenth century palace set in a fifty acre park with flower-lined avenues and a zoo. Catch the cable car to the summit of Monte Mottarone to visit Alpinia Botanical Gardens and take in the panoramic views. Head to the waterfront where you’ll find a ferry service to glide you across to the unique Borromean Islands, home to stunning palazzos, ornamental gardens and a museum housing paintings and tapestries alongside a collection of dolls and china. Out and about, Lake Lugano is bordered by mountains and its historic pedestrianised centre features sacred architecture. Lake Como boasts a walled town with a historic hub and lively squares. Milan presents an alluring blend of medieval and modern whilst Turin features the domed Basilica di Superga and arcaded shopping promenades.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Door to Door* Service
- Luxury coach travel throughout
- Return overnight ferry crossings
- Morning coffee & pastry on outward journey
- Guided tour on one day of the holiday
- Full holiday itinerary
- Select welcome pack
Holiday Highlights & Inclusions• Guided tour of Milan
• Excursions to Lake Lugano, Lake Como and Turin
• Free time in Stresa
• Eleven nights dinner, bed & breakfast
• Select extras: Door to Door* service, Morning coffee & pastry on outward journey, Guided tour on one day of the holiday, Select welcome pack
• Luxury coach travel throughout
• Return overnight ferry crossings
• ABTA bonded for your peace of mind
Day One. We head to our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Two. We continue to our overnight hotel where we have a dinner, bed and breakfast stop.
Day Three. We travel to Stresa and check into the Hotel Moderno for our seven night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.
Day Four. Our treat today is lovely Lake Lugano. Relax in the Mediterranean-style squares or stroll along the promenade where you’ll find the sub-tropical Belvedere Gardens featuring modern works of art.
Day Five. A wonderful day as we enjoy a guided walking tour of sophisticated Milan where must see attractions include the magnificent cathedral, the red brick Castello Sforzesco and the Teatro alla Scala.
Days Six & Seven. Two free days to explore at your own pace. Why not sail to Isola Madre, home to an elegant villa with rambling grounds? Maybe visit one of the quirky museums, stroll around the beautiful lakeside or hop aboard the little land train to see the sights.
Day Eight. Our outing today takes us to shimmering Lake Como. This stunning region is characterised by its network of Roman roads which are overlooked by towers and castles.
Day Nine. A taste of undiscovered Italy today with our visit to Turin, home to extraordinary Baroque architecture and great shopping. Perhaps visit the Museo Nazionale del Cinema where you’ll find exhibits like Marilyn Monroe’s lace bustier, Peter O’Toole’s robe from Lawrence of Arabia and Bela Lugosi’s coffin from Dracula!
Day Ten. Sadly, it’s arrivederci to Italy as we journey north to our dinner, bed and breakfast overnight stop.
Day Eleven. We continue to our overnight ferry back to the UK with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Twelve. We make our way home after a magical holiday.
Select by Glenton
ALL GLENTON SELECT HOLIDAYS INCLUDE:
Luxury travel in GLENTON Select coaches, extra leg room, reclining seats, climate control, panoramic windows, satellite navigation and USB charging points.
- Door to Door* service
- Select welcome pack
- Guided tour on one day of your holiday
- Coffee and pastry on outward journey
Door to Door* Service for Select HolidaysSelect
For added convenience and comfort you can now enjoy Door to Door* service on all our Select holidays. Our transfer vehicle will pick you up at your own front door, chauffeuring you to our pick
up point to join our luxury Select coach.
Collect 500 Coach Miles
COACH MILES is our fantastic reward scheme, allowing you to save money the more you travel with us. On this holiday you can collect 500 coach miles.
Overnight Ferry to Continent
Your holiday moves up a gear when you board your overnight ferry for your sailing to the continent. Drop your overnight bag in your cabin then explore the ship or unwind with an aperitif in one of the bars.
On Board Dining
All GLENTON continental holidays include dinner and breakfast onboard. Head to buffet restaurant where your waiter will show you to your table and take your order if you wish to purchase any drinks. Then you’re free to help yourself from the wide selection of tasty dishes from around the world. At breakfast, choose from continental or a fully cooked menu. Alternatively if you fancy treating yourself, why not upgrade to the à la carte restaurant and enjoy fine dining with full waiter service?
Make your way to the show lounge and enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening – or take your place on the dance floor for a wee boogie! Perhaps you’d like to catch a blockbuster movie at the cinema or try your luck at the casino.
Your GLENTON continental holiday includes an air conditioned inside en suite cabin with bunk beds. However, you can upgrade to a cabin with level beds and/or sea view for a small supplement. Please ask your holiday advisor when booking.
Grab a bargain during your crossing where we leave the mainland prices behind! With special offers on treats such as alcohol and perfume.Back to top
Hotel Moderno - Stresa
Perfectly situated on a quiet square in a pedestrianised area, the Hotel Moderno is just metres from the jetty on Lake Maggiore. The restaurant has seating both inside and outside under a gazebo as well as in the charming internal courtyard.Back to top