The Top Five Nothern Lakes
Milan, Garda Lake, Sirmione, Iseo Lake, Franciacorta, Maggiore Lake, Orta Lake, Como Lake

  • Orta Lake
    Orta Lake
  • Como Lake
    Como Lake
  • Maggiore Lake
    Maggiore Lake
  • Iseo Lake
    Iseo Lake
  • Garda Lake
    Garda Lake

Overview:

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This tour will take you to the top 5 lakes of Nothern Italy.

MILAN - GARDA LAKE - SIRMIONE - ISEO LAKE - FRANCIACORTA - MAGGIORE LAKE - ORTA LAKE - COMO LAKE - MILAN

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Accommodations in 3*/4* hotels
  • Half board treatment
  • One lunch in local restaurant including forfiat drinks (1/2 water + 1/4 wine)
  • English speaking tour escort
  • Local English speaking guides for visits
  • Coach at disposal from Day 1 to Day 4
  • One wine tasting in Franciacorta
  • Entrance fees ( Villa Taranto, Borromean Islands, Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello)
  • Boat/Ferry transfer on each lake
  • Complimentary transfer to Milan Rail Station (Day 6)
  • All taxes

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
  • Travel insurance
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities



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Itinerary

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1st Day: Milan - Garda Lake - Sirmione - Gardine Riviera
Meeting with your Tour Leader in Milan and depart by coach to Garda Lake. Visit the small village of Sirmione with the important Roman and medieval ruins. Free time on your own in the pretty town for lunch. Depart for a boat cruise along the lake and arriving in Gardone Riviera. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
2nd Day: Iseo Lake - Franciacorta - Maggiore Lake
After breakfast, departure to Iseo Lake. Enjoy a boat trip to the three islands including Monte Isola, the greatest lake island in Europe. Proceed for the visit of a local wine cellar with tasting of the famous "Franciacorta" Wine. Wine tasting and snack. Transfer to Maggiore Lake. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
3rd Day: Maggiore Lake
Breakfast in the hotel. Enjoy a full day tour visiting the magnificent Borromean Islands with two splendid palaces and their gardens. Famous throughout world these gardens are known for the quality of the landscape, the care and the variety of plant architectures, which consists of over 2000 varieties of different species. Lunch in a typical restaurant on Pescatori's Island. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
4th Day: Orta Lake - Como Lake
After breakfast enjoy a tour visiting the ebautiful Villa Taranto in Pallanza, where you will find a real explosion of flowers, colors and scents. Then departure to Orta Lake. Free time for lunch on your own in Orta. Transfer by boat and visit of the pretty St Giulio's Island. In the afternoon departure for Como Lake, arriving in Tremezzo. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
5th Day: Como Lake - Bellagio
After breakfast, transfer by ferry to Lenno and visit of the marvellous Villa Balbianello a spectacular peninsula located on the western shore of Como Lake. Transfer by ferry to Bellagio where you will have free time for lunch on your own. Early afternoon back to Tremezzo and visit Villa Carlotta, famous for its art collections and for its botanical garden. Dinner and overnight.
6th Day: Como Lake - Milan
After breakfast, transfer to Milan Rail Station. End of the services.

HIGHLIGHTS DAY BY DAY:
  • Unknown but pretty Iseo Lake
  • Unknown and enchanting Orta Lake
  • Magnificent and spectacular gardens of Villa Taranto in Pallanza
  • The precious and elegant Villa Balbianello with breathtaking views of the Como Lake
  • Small groups of max 30 pax
  • Only English speaking operated
  • All the hotels are on the Lakes
SCENIC DRIVES THROUGH:
The Glacial Lakes are set among the magnificent alpine peaks of Nothern Italy which are sure to take your breath away. Giuseppe Verdi, Henri Stendhal, George Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and William Wordsworth were all captivated by the Lake's deep blue water, alpine peaks and flourishing flora. Curiosus offers you a wonderful tour which combines the truly stunning scenery and charm of Italy' premier lakes. Lake Garda, a Mediterranean oasis with its ancient olive groves and exotic palms. Lake Iseo, with vineyards and cellars of Franciacorta. Lake Maggiore, repository of the wealth and cultural patrimony left by the Borromeo family, is still testimony to their prestige and refinement. Lake Orta with the quit beaty of the landscape, its fascinating history and artistic treasures. Lake Como is a jewel-like oasis of peace, a magical combination of lush Mediterranean foliage and snowy alpines peaks.

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Optional Tours

Vatican Museums Walking Tour
 
Your knowledgeable guide will escort you into the Vatican Museums to explore the world's most extensive collection of art. Brilliantly decorated and lined with masterpieces, the museums are brimming with treasures and history. Your guide will lead you through the 2000 rooms that stretch over almost nine miles, and share the stories and secrets contained within the Vatican's walls.
Highlights of the museums are Michelangelo's famous Creation of Adam fresco in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Rooms. After taking in the Vatican Museums, you will encounter another of Michelangelo's masterpieces, La Pieta, in St Peter's Basilica. For a fascinating finish to your small group guided walking tour, stop to admire magnificent St Peter's Square, as your guide points out Bernini's ingenious use of optical illusion.

Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour
 
Perfect for first-time visitors, this guided morning tour is the ideal introduction to Ancient Rome, leaving you with the afternoon free to explore Rome at your leisure. Several major sites are covered in just three hours, and you'll receive enlightening insights into Rome's millennia of history as you stroll, without wasting time waiting in line.
Your tour begins atop the Colle Oppio with a panoramic view of the Colosseum, Rome's most recognizable landmark. Next, you will skip the long lines and gain special access to the Colosseum. Once inside, your expert official guide will take you through the bloody past of the amphitheater as you listen to tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. After a brief rest at the Arch of Constantine, you will arrive at the Palatine Hill, the most famous of the seven hills of Rome.

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