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Secret Lakes Of Italy

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAFISL

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

Soak up the stunning scenery at six "secret" beauty spots, and sample the wonderful wines and cuisine of northern Italy.

Soak up the stunning scenery at six "secret" beauty spots, and sample the wonderful wines and cuisine of northern Italy.

PRICE FROM ? £929 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 7 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners 
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
  • ​Explore the elegant spa town of Levico
  • Lake Molveno, Lake Caldaro, lunch and wine-tasting
  • Lake Idro and Lake Ledro
  • Medieval Bergamo with funicular ride and ice-cream 
  • Scenic cruise around Lake Iseo
  • Sample the cuisine of each Italian region visited
  • Farewell gala dinner of local specialities and wine tasting

Not Included

Itinerary

  • Day 1 UK/Levico Terme
  • Today you'll depart on your scheduled flight to Milan, and on arrival we'll transfer you to the spa town of Levico Terme. Your hotel here is located close to the shores of Lake Levico, a picturesque mountain lake surrounded by lush forests. ​
  • Day 2 Lake Molveno & Lake Caldaro
  • Today you're heading off to discover picturesquemountain lakes and take in exceptional views of the Italian Alps and Dolomites.The first stop on your included tour is Lake Molveno, whichis located in a hidden valley at the base of the Dolomite Mountains and isnoted for its clear waters. You'll be allowed plenty of time to explore thesurroundings of the lake, which hide an entire prehistoric forest.We'll then move on to Lake Caldaro. This is the warmestbathing lake in the Alps and is surrounded by green meadows and toweringmountains. The area also boasts a long tradition of wine-making, and is knownfor the red Teroldego grape which produces deep, dark, fruity wines. Of course,a tasting is included as the finalé to our day of exploration.​​ 
  • Day 3 Trento
  • Levico Terme is an elegant town renowned for itstherapeutic springs. A day at leisure gives you the chance to make yourown discoveries. You could simply enjoy some 'me' time as you relax by thehotel's swimming pool. Alternatively, maybe you'll embark on a hill walk amongthe town's castles, or perhaps take a more leisurely stroll into the Old Townto discover local crafts.  If you want to discover more, why not join our optional excursion to Trento. This lovely town boasts a dramatic mountain setting and is surrounded by the southern part of the Alps and the Dolomites. 
  • Day 4 Arte Sella Park
  • Today is yours to spend just as you wish. You might spend a lazy day soaking upthe sun by the swimming pool, or perhaps you'll stroll into Levico Terme. Thepublic spa in town offers a huge choice of pampering treatments, so maybetoday's the day to treat yourself. ​ Alternatively, we offer an optional excursion to Arte Sella Park, an outdoor gallery where the incredible sculptures on display have been made using the natural materials found in the forests of the Sella Valley. This evening we're going to get together as a group and head to a restaurant for dinner, where regional specialities will be on the menu.
  • Day 5 Lake Idro & Lake Ledro
  • We're on the road today, heading to our new base, the pretty resort of Lovere on the northern coast of Lake Iseo, squeezing in two more 'secret' lakes as we go. We'll make a stop at Lake Ledro, whose deep-blue waters are surrounded by alpine scenery. This makes the perfect setting for our included lunch of local specialities at a trattoria in the resort of Pieve di Ledro.  Renowned for its beauty, Lake Idro is tucked away in the valley of Sabbia between Lakes Garda and Iseo. We'll stretch our legs along its shores and have time to take in the spectacular views from a lakeside café. Your hotel in Lovere boasts a great position right on the lake, offering fantastic views.​
  • Day 6 Lake Iseo
  • After breakfast we're going to discover thebeauty of Lake Iseo on an included scenic cruise around its islands. We'lljourney across the shimmering waters, past privately-owned Loreto and SanPaolo, before stepping ashore on Monte Isola. The unspoilt 'island mountain'towers to 600 metres above sea level and is home to many pretty villages andhamlets. It is also famous for the Feast of the Holy Cross – a magnificentcelebration held every five years when the villages are decorated withthousands of paper flowers.You'll have plenty of time to explore at yourown pace before we make our way back to Lovere.
  • Day 7 Bergamo & Franciacorta
  • You have plenty of free time this morning to explore your base, which is nestled between mountains and the lake. Amongst the attractions you'll find in Lovere are a picturesque promenade, a medieval Old Town and a renowned art gallery. You might choose to take lunch in one of the many pavement cafés before we head off to the Lombardy region for an afternoon excursion. First we'll enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the Accademia Carrara, one of Italy's main picture galleries, which is home to 1,800 works of art. After this, we'll take the funicular to the medieval town of Bergamo, whose upper and lower sections are separated by impressive Venetian walls. Our tour ends at an historic ice-cream parlour, famous for the creation of stracciatella. This milk-based ice cream has chocolate shavings running through it, and of course, we'll sample a scoop or two. This evening, our farewell dinner is a three-course meal of local produce, which we'll enjoy at the Al Rocol farmhouse. Our day comes to a sparkling end with a tasting of Franciacorta, widely regarded as the country's finest sparkling wine and Italy's answer to Champagne.​
  • Day 8 Lovere/UK
  • Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
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Accommodation

    • Hotel Bellavista
    • Located in Valsugana, in the corner of trentino at the foot of the Dolomites. Hotel facilities include Belle Vue Bar, several sitting areas, Umberto I Restaurant, fitness centre and heated swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities.
    • Hotel Lovere Resort & Spa
    • Located in Lovere, village at Lake Iseo. Hotels facilities include a restaurant and Spa. Bedrooms have private facilities.
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Optional Excursions

  • ​​Visit Trento, surrounded by majestic mountains
  • Discover the incredible sculptures at ​​Arte Sella Park
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Further Information

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