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Lake Maggiore

NEW FOR 2024 - Enjoy a wonderful tour to Lake Maggiore including 5 or 7 nights in Stresa. Wedged between mountains, Lake Maggiore is the second largest lake in Italy and extends for about 50km across the Swiss border

Lake Maggiore straddles both Italy and Switzerland, it offers a peaceful and serene location is known as the ‘aristocrat of the Italian lakes’. 
A glacial basin fed by rivers on the Italian side of the Alps and enjoys a mild Mediterranean micro-climate where beautiful gardens and exotic plants flourish. Visit some of these glorious green lands, many of them attached to lavish villas.

Stresa is, without doubt, the jewel of the lake, this is most evident in the string of belle-époque confections along the waterfront, a legacy of the town’s easy access from Milan, which has made it a favourite for artists and writers since the late 19th century.
Its stunning lakeside promenade overlooking the beautiful Borromean islands and charismatic historic centre provides a perfect base. 
This is most evident in the string of belle-époque confections along the waterfront, a legacy of the town’s easy access from Milan, which has made it a favourite for artists and writers since the late 19th century.

The Borromean Islands are located just offshore from the centre of Stresa. Take a boat trip out to Isola Bella, which houses a beautiful stately home and elegant Italianate gardens, and Isola dei Pescatori (Fishermen’s Island), the only island which is currently inhabited.
The islands take their name from the aristocratic Borromean family, who took ownership of the land in the 16th and 17th centuries. Only the best architects and gardeners were called on by the famous members of the family. The islands of Bella and Madre were transformed into grand, luxurious residences, while the third island, named “dei Pescatori” after its age-old fishing community, was left to continue its traditional way of life.

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Lake Maggiore
Tour Itinerary

Drive to your chosen port of departure for the crossing to Europe followed by the drive to your first overnight hotel, where a welcome dinner is included.

 

2 Stopover Option - Port to Châlons-en-Champagne

Calais - 200 miles / Rotterdam - 275 miles

 

3 Stopover option Port to Pétange 

Calais - 250 miles / Rotterdam - 210 miles

Look What’s Included

  • Return Ferry Crossing from Dover to Calais
    - see other crossing options above

  • Choice of 2 or 3 Stopovers on the Outward journey to Lake Maggiore

  • 5 or 7 Nights at the 4 Star Hotel La Palma Hotel in Stresa in June

  • or 4 Nights at the Regina Palace Hotel, Stresa in September

  • Choice of 2 or 3 stopovers on the Return journey

  • Breakfast each morning & dinners as meal basis below

  • Detailed Road Book featuring Great Drives, Maps & Local Attractions

  • Commemorative Tour Rally Plate

  • Car Parking at all Hotels (Charges may apply locally)

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OUR TOUR

HOTELS

The hotels on this tour have been hand-picked for their quality, facilities and location. 

Dates & Prices

Staying at the 4 Star Hotel La Palma, Stresa 
including 5 Nights on Lake Maggiore & 2 overnights stops each way
Staying at the 4 Star Hotel La Palma, Stresa 
including 7 Nights on Lake Maggiore & 2 overnights stops each way
Staying at the 4 Star Hotel La Palma, Stresa 
including 5 Nights on Lake Maggiore & 3 overnights stops each way
Staying at the 4 Star Hotel La Palma, Stresa 
including 7 Nights on Lake Maggiore & 3 overnights stops each way
Staying at the 4 Star Regina Palace Hotel, Stresa 
including 4 Nights on Lake Maggiore & 3 overnights stops each way

*Please note: All prices shown above are per person and based on 2 persons sharing a car and a twin/double room
Meal Basis -​

2 Overnight Tours – Breakfast each morning & 4 dinners

3 Overnights Tours – Breakfast each morning & 7 dinners
Single Occupancy Supplements - On Request

Other Italian Tours include

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THE ITALIAN LAKES

GARDA & COMO

June & September

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JUST

LAKE COMO

June & September

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JUST
LAKE GARDA

June & September

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