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Lake Maggiore & Como

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TOME8317

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

8 days

Europe 2018

PRICE FROM ? £909 per person
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Description

Join us for this super holiday to the Italian Lake District, based in Stresa, the main town on Lake Maggiore. It's made up of three main piazzas and cobbled, traffic-free streets, each with a string of individual shops, bars and cafés. There's a cable car to the top of Monte Mottarone, and ferry boats going from Piazza Marconi to other lake resorts such as Baveno, Pallenza and Ascona. If you're keen on horticulture don't miss the Villa Taranto Gardens, one of the region's most famous attractions.

Air Itinerary

Day 1: Check in for your flight to Milan. On arrival we will transfer you to your hotel near the centre of Stresa for check-in and free time until dinner and your first night’s stay.

Day 2:  After breakfast the day is free to explore your resort.

Day 3: Breakfast today and then we embark on a Lake Maggiore cruise visiting Isola Pescatori (Fishermen's Island), a lovely island with simple, quaint houses lining the cobbled lanes and fishing boats bobbing around gently in the harbour, and Isola Bella, the most famous of the Borromean Islands, with its gorgeous Palace and Gardens, featuring ornate rooms, grottoes and spectacular formal terraces (admission is included in the tour). We'll return to the hotel in time for dinner.

Day 4:  After breakfast we go on a tour of three beautiful lakes in two different countries, starting with Lake Maggiore itself, and then heading north past the snow-capped peaks of the Alps to Lake Lugano in Switzerland. Lugano town nestles between the peaks of San Salvatore and Monte Brè; where you can take a stroll along the palm-lined promenade, or enjoy a coffee in the delightful Piazza Riforma. We continue on to Lake Como, a former glacier lake, generally regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe.


Como town has an attractive 14th-century Duomo (cathedral) and a vast array of silk shops. You'll also have a chance to visit Villa Carlotta (admission not included) and its terrace gardens, featuring over 500 plant species from giant sequoia to camellias, overlooking beautiful Bellagio.

Day 5: A day at leisure, perhaps to do a bit of souvenir hunting. If you're feeling in expeditionary mood though, you can get to Milan by rail in just under an hour.

Day 6: Today we take the train from Stresa to Domodossola then transfer to the narrow gauge Centovalli ('Hundred Valleys') train for one of Switzerland and Italy's most scenic Alpine railway journeys, winding eastwards up to Locarno across many bridges, viaducts and vertiginous drops. Locarno is well known for its International Film Festival, and has an attractive harbour and a castle thought to have been designed by none other than Leonardo da Vinci. You'll have some free time in Locarno before returning to Stresa in the late afternoon.

Day 7:  Another day at leisure today.

Day 8:  Breakfast first, then we transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Flight Information

*Air holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. Other regional airports may be available and the final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. This will be advised at the time of booking.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

Hotel transfers may be in shared vehicles. You may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum.

Holiday operated by Omega Holidays under ATOL No.6081

Air Bullets

  • Return flight to Milan
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers in Italy
  • 7 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Flora, Stresa
  • Lake Maggiore cruise with visits to Isola Bella & Isola Pescatori
  • Three Lakes tour of Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano & Lake Como
  • Centovalli narrow-gauge scenic railway excursion to Locarno, Switzerland
  • Services of an English-speaking resort representative

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  • 7 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Flora, Stresa
  • Lake Maggiore cruise with visits to Isola Bella & Isola Pescatori
  • Three Lakes tour of Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano & Lake Como
  • Centovalli narrow-gauge scenic railway excursion to Locarno, Switzerland

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