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North Lakes Short Visit

Milan – Orta Lake – Stresa – Como – Bellagio – Varenna – Bergamo – Lake Garda italy northern lakes tour to Lake Como Bellagio, Varenna and Lake Garda Sirmione

4days/3nights guided program

Apr – Nov 2013

Visit the Northern Lakes of Italy from Milan

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Departures on Fridays: Apr 5, 19, May 3, 17**, 31, Jun 14, 28, Jul 12, 26, Aug 23,Sep 6, 20, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 29 2013FIRST CLASS ITINERARY

Day 1 Friday MILAN – ORTA LAKE – STRESA – COMO
Morning departure for LAKE ORTA, a small and charming lake situated in the North Eastern side of the region Piedmont. Stop in the beautiful village of orta San Giulio for a short visit. Than you will take a panoramic boat and see the Monastery of San Giulio. Then continue to STRESA, a town on the shores of LAKE MAGGIORE, you will board a boat for Pescatori Island. Next continue to Bella Island where you enjoy the visit Borromeo Palace and gardens. Departure for Como, overnight in Como.
Day 2 Saturday COMO – BELLAGIO – VARENNA – BERGAMO- BRESCIA
Breakfast at the hotel. Short visit of Como. Lake Como has been famous for its setting at the intersection of the three branches of the Y-shaped lake, and it is also known as Lario. Board the boat we reach Bellagio, situated at the tip of the peninsula separating the lake’s two southern arms, with the Alps visible across the lake to the north. It is a picturesque village with small streets, luxury hotels and villas and gardens. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, departure by boat to Varenna. Panoramic sightseeing and departure to Bergamo. After a short visit on foot inside the city centre, departure to Brescia. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 3 Sunday BRESCIA – SIRMIONE – RIVA DEL GARDA – VERONA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Lake Garda, the largest Italian Lake. Panoramic visit on the West Coast. Lake Garda offers the visitor splendid natural scenery, full of colours, surrounded by the Dolomites of Brenta in the north and the gentle slopes of the hills in the south. Arrival in Sirmione where the lake offers its best panorama. Boat trip to have a nice view of the
Sirmione Cape, the castle and the Catullo’s ruins. Departure to Riva del Garda on the North side of the Lake. Its historic centre shows the signs of the Venetian domain. Free time for lunch and then on to Verona. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4 Monday VERONA – MILAN
Breakfast at the hotel and visit of famous city Verona. A walk through its narrow streets allows we to get in touch with its varied and fascinating past: traces of its splendid Roman origins, its prevailing medieval structure dating back to the time of
knights and castles, its magnificent Renaissance palaces as well as the impressive fortifications which protect it. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon departure to Milan. End of services.

* Tour Including:
* Accommodation at 4 Star hotels
* Buffet breakfast daily
* Service charges and taxes included (except city tax)
* Ground transportation by deluxe motorcoach, English /Spanish speaking Assistant
* Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary
(if less than 9 people program is with driver guide and minivan)

HOTELS (4-star):

* In Como: Le Due Corti or similar
* In Brescia: NH Brescia or similar
* In Verona: Mastino or similar

Price per person in Euro or US$* (US$ rate varies depending the exchange rate at the time of payment):

Departure datesAll prices in Euro Per person in double Per person in single
First Class – Apr-Nov 2013 890 998

* From November to March the touristic ferry service from Como to Bellagio does not operate. The ititnerary will be changed using a panoramic road.
** (may 17 departure: Due to the mille Brescia car race, the overnight in Brescia should be in another 4star hotel in the surroundings)

Extra nights in Milan before or after the itinerary – 2013

Hotel Per person based
on double
Per person based on single Per person based on triple
First Class
Hotel NH Machiavelli
1Apr-5May/22Jul-1Sep’13
All weekends (Fri/Sat/Sun)
49 88 46
6may-21Jul’13 77 131 64
2Sep-31Oct’13 85 144 69
Fair dates (prices on RQ) :
Apr 8-13, Sep 6-7 , Sep 15-18 2013
Standard
Hotel Cervo

1Apr-30jun/1oct-31Oct’13
54 85 45
1Jul-31Aug’12 & weekends 1apr-30Jun’13 46 70 41
1Sep – 30Sep’13 66 100 53
Fair dates (prices on RQ): Apr 9-14/May 10-22/ Jun 22-25/Sep 5-12/Oct 16-19’13

Private car transfer in Milan:

Station to Hotel or v.v. : Euro 54 per car (1-2pax)
Linate Airport to Hotel or v.v : Euro 61 per car (1-2Pax)
Malpensa Airport to Hotel or v.v.: Euro 138 per car (1-2Pax)