Lake Maggiore, Italy

10 Days £1079 per person

TUESDAY 13TH JUNE 2017

Perhaps the most glamorous of the Italian Lakes, Maggiore lies amidst an enchanting landscape of mountain peaks and picture post card villages. Be transported back in time and experience the elegance of a bygone era following in the footsteps of Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria who regularly strolled the flower decked promenade of Stresa. Today the same classical charm, labyrinth of cobbled streets and bustling restaurants, cafes and shops all go to make a wonderful holiday destination.

ASTORIA HOTEL ****

This superb modern family run hotel is centrally situated on Stresa’s promenade and enjoys views of the islands and mountains of Borromean Gulf. The hotel boasts a heated swimming pool and rooms which overlook the magnificent lake or the lovely secluded rear garden. The restaurant has lake views and the lounge and bars are spacious and welcoming with a level of service which has survived since the extravagant days of the Victorians. Bedrooms are fully air-conditioned with en-suite facilities, hairdryer, minibar, satellite TV, radio and telephone.

Itinerary

TUESDAY This morning we travel to Hull with comfort breaks en route to join our overnight ferry crossing to Rotterdam.
WEDNESDAY A leisurely day as we travel to our overnight hotel in the German town of Offenburg at the edge of the Black Forest.
THURSDAY After a leisurely breakfast we continue our journey to Lake Maggiore arriving mid afternoon with free time to relax before dinner.
FRIDAY Today is free day to relax in resort or explore Lake Maggiore at leisure.
SATURDAY Today we head to Como, the popular lakeside town on Lake Como. The town is probably best known for the Gothic Cathedral, scenic  funicular railway and waterfront promenade. It also boasts many shops, museums, cafes, bars and restaurants.
SUNDAY Today we enjoy a full day excursion to the medieval town of Orta, on Lake Orta, with its narrow streets of faded elegance and baroque charm. Travelling back to Maggiore we’ll pause in Palanza to visit the beautiful gardens at Villa Taranto.

MONDAY Today is a free day to do your own thing. Relax in resort or join us on an optional boat trip to Lake Maggiore’s Borromean Islands with free time on the islands.
TUESDAY Today we leave Stresa and make our way through magnificent scenery over the Simplon Pass as we return to our overnight hotel in Offenburg.
WEDNESDAY After breakfast we return to Rotterdam to join our overnight ferry crossing to Hull
THURSDAY After breakfast we disembark and start the final part of the journey expecting to arrive home midafternoon.

Inclusions

Return overnight ferry crossings in outside cabins with low berths (single cabins are inside). Meals included.
2 nights bed and breakfast in Offenburg.
5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at Astoria Hotel with choice of dinner menu with tea & coffee.
Excursions as listed including Como, Orta and Villa Taranto
Porterage.
Door to Door collection from selected areas
City tax
This tour is operated by two members of staff, with frequent comfort breaks.Door to Door

Not included

Travel Insurance £62.00 per person (Incl. IPT)
Single Room Supplement £200.00
Optional boat trips available in resort.
Dinner at Offenburg

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