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North Lakes & Liguria

4.5
(3 Reviews)
From $3,621 AUD
  • 7 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Milan, Lake Orta, Orta San Giulio, Stresa, Como, Bellagio, Bergamo, Lake Garda, Sirmione, Riva del Garda, Verona, Iseo, Genoa, Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Porto Venere, Cinque Terre, Laigueglia, Finalborgo

    Group Size:
    2 to 50
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Group Tours, Packages & Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

See the highlights of the Italy North Lakes and Liguria on this action-packed 7-day fully escorted tour

  • 7-day tour with the choice of 4-star or 5-star hotel accommodation
  • Discover Italy’s famous lakes including Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda, Lake Como and Lake Orta
  • Visits the beautiful towns of Como, Bellagio, Bergamo and Verona
  • Visit the Ancient Port of Genoa
  • Admire the seaside scenery of the Riviera di Levante on your travel to Santa Margherita
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Departure at 8:30 am from Starhotel Ritz in Milan to the 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. Then, tour by private boat to reach the island of San Giulio, just in front of the village: it is the pearl of the lake, almost entirely occupied by the Monastery Mater Ecclesie, famous for studies on antique books. After a short visit, back to Orta and departure by bus to Stresa, on Lake Maggiore, one of the largest Italian ones. Wedged between the foothills, and of clear glacial origin, it is framed in its lower section by the soft hills of the region of Novara, and in the upper section, by high mountain peaks, some of which with perpetual snow. These features make possible an average temperature during all seasons, milder in winter than in the inner areas and cooled down in summer by the breezes that blow on the water’s surface changing its colour. Due to its mild climate, many species of flowers and plants typical to the sub-tropical climate could adapt to the lake areas climate. Arrival in Stresa, an international tourist resort situated in a central but also panoramic and picturesque position along the lakeside roadway, stands just in front of the ‘Borromee’ islands. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, tour of the Pescatori island (Fishermen island) by private boat. The island was named after the main activity which over the centuries has characterized this fishermen town. Although only few families still maintain the original activity, the identity of the small community appears intact. Tourists are fascinated by its simple houses, the narrow lanes, the stone portals, and the attractive underpasses. We will continue to the Bella Island. Return to Stresa. At the end of the visit, departure to Como. Overnight in Como.

Breakfast at the hotel. Short visit of Como. An amazing small province rich of atmospheres, panoramas, and human takeovers. In little kilometres you can admire the high mountains over the lake, the wild alpine valley and the industrialized brianzola area, the city area of Como and the villages of little houses. Lake Como. It 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. Divided in three branches, is situated on the most renowned beach on the Italian landscape. It is a picturesque village with small streets, luxury hotels and villas and gardens. Visit. Before lunch, we invite you to try a Prosecco as a welcome drink to Bellagio in a typical wine cellar.  Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, departure with panoramic route along the lake side. to Bergamo. City characterized by a division of the urban structure on two levels, the “Lower town” (Città bassa), modern and dynamic and the famous “Upper town” (Città alta), a truly historic and artistic jewel. After a short walking tour inside the old town with many beautiful churches and monuments, transfer to the modern town, with the best shops, restaurants, and museums. Overnight in Bergano.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Lake Garda, the largest Italian one. Lake Garda offers the visitor a 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. A rich vegetation flourishes thanks to the Mediterranean climate: lemon trees, oleanders, magnolias and bougainvilleas. The cultivation of vineyards and olive groves produces good wines and olive oil. Arrival in Sirmione where the lake offers its best panorama, sunny with the blue of its waters and the green of its trees. Boat tour to have a nice view of the Sirmione Cape, the castle and the Catullo’s ruins. Next, 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 outgoing to Verona. Overnight in Verona.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel and visit of this famous city, Verona. This town is known all around the world for its Coliseum called Arena and main symbol as Juliet balcony, that represents the most important love-story of the literature, written by Shakespeare and inspired to real facts of the two enemy Verona families. We’ll visit the old square of the market, Piazza delle Erbe, surrounded by some of the most famous buildings, like Torre Lamberti, the City Hall, the tribunal.  Continuation to Lake Iseo, an amazing place surrounded by hills and nice villages. We stop in Iseo, the main city to have free time for lunch. In the afternoon, departure to Genoa via Milan with a panoramic itinerary on the South-west side of the lake. Arrival to Genoa. Seaport, one of the largest of the Southern Europe, the first in Italy; 6th city of the country, this town has an important history, as a Maritime Republic. Its historical centre has grown around the dock, is full of narrow and characteristic streets and has a medieval origin. Overnight in Genoa.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Indicative city tour of Genoa in the morning and later, departure to Rapallo, famous tourist centre. Visit of the old town where a long promenade ends with the beautiful castle of Dragut. Then, road to Santa Margherita, beautiful seaside city of Riviera di Levante (Eastern Riviera), located in the Tigullio Gulf. Lunch at your own. In the afternoon, visit of Portofino. Around a little square, you can have a nice view of a group of high, coloured and picturesque houses. In the small port, during the high season, you can see expensive yachts from every part of the world. Finally, return to Genoa with a panoramic road. Overnight in Genoa.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Portovenere, a fishermen village located at the end of La Spezia Gulf. Visit. Ferry to Cinque Terre (if the atmospheric conditions doesn’t permit the boarding, the visit will be done with a panoramic itinerary in minibus). Heritage of the Unesco, these 5 fishermen villages, symbolize a group unique in the World for its beautiful landscape and the medieval style of their buildings. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon coming back to Genoa. Overnight in Genoa.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel before travelling to the western coast of Liguria. Arrival to Laigueglia, a picturesque and little village of fishermen with its nice corners and small beaches. Visit. Later, departure to Finalborgo, a typical medieval village at the bottom of the mountains where the Alps meets the Apennines. Lunch at your own. Return to Milan. End of services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation options in superior (4*) hotels

English speaking guide

Touring as per itinerary

6 Breakfasts

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling are not included in the tour price

Entrance fees to sights are not included and are to be paid locally

Drinks are not included in meals

Other meals, snacks and drinks

Passport or visa Fees

Pre and post tour accommodation

Any other items of personal nature

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Hotel List (or similar)

Le Due Corti Hotel Como
Piazza Vittoria, 12, 22100 Como CO, Italy
Tel: +39 031 537 5150
Rating
3.5
Le Due Corti Hotel Como
Best Western Hotel Cappello D'Oro Bergamo
Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII, 12, 24121 Bergamo BG, Italy
Tel: +39 035 422 2711
Rating
4
Best Western Hotel Cappello D'Oro Bergamo
Hotel Mastino Verona
Corso Porta Nuova, 16, 37122 Verona VR, Italy
Tel: +39 045 595388
Rating
4
Hotel Mastino Verona
Best Western Moderno Verdi Hotel Genoa
Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 5, 16121 Genova GE, Italy
Tel: +39 010 553 2104
Rating
4
Best Western Moderno Verdi Hotel Genoa
Terminus Hotel Como
Lungo Lario Trieste, 14, 22100 Como CO, Italy
Tel: +39 031 329111
Rating
4
Terminus Hotel Como
Best Western Hotel Cappello D'Oro Bergamo
Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII, 12, 24121 Bergamo BG, Italy
Tel: +39 035 422 2711
Rating
4
Best Western Hotel Cappello D'Oro Bergamo
Due Torri Hotel Verona
Piazza Sant'anastasia, 4, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
Tel: +39 045 595044
Rating
4.5
Due Torri Hotel Verona
Grand Hotel Savoia Genoa
Via Arsenale di Terra, 5, 16126 Genova GE, Italy
Tel: +39 010 27721
Rating
4.5
Grand Hotel Savoia Genoa

Important things to note

Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes, but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.

Accommodation in Verona is based on 3-star hotel.

Tour can be a combination of regular tours; therefore coach changes may be required.

The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour.

A government tourist tax may need to be paid locally upon arrival at your hotels.

Between November 1st and March 31st, the ferry service at Lake Como does not operate. The route from Como and Bellagio will be by bus/minivan through panoramic road.

Between November 1st and March 31st, the ferry service at Cinque Terre does not operate. The itinerary will be by bus/minivan between La Spezia and Manarola (in place of Portovenere) and by train from Manarola to Monterosso via Vernazza.

Please note, services that include a private boat (Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda) are subject to weather conditions. If the weather is unfavourable, an alternative activity on land will be offered.

During the high season between April and October, the ferry services will operate weather permitting. In case conditions are unfavourable, the activity will be replaced with the low season alternative as specified above.

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Reviews for North Lakes & Liguria

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Tim
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We were lucky to have such an amazing tour director- really the best of the 3 trips we had with Sun Island!
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Annette
Rome to Venice

Review for: Rome to Venice

I had the pleasure of taking this tour over 4 days departing from Rome taking in Assisi, Siena, Florence, Bologna, Padua and ending in Venice. All destinations were beautiful with incredible history. Sabrina was our wonderful tour guide and was very knowledgeable, professional and kind. Alberto our lovely bus driver delivered us safely to our destinations and they were a great team.
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Jodie
We booked a short 5 day tour

Review for: Amalfi & Capri

We booked a short 5 day tour through Sun Island Tours. Rome return (Visiting the Amalfi Coast with a stop in Pompeii. The guide was great, She even helped us with the next leg of our trip (different operator). I forgot the bus driver name but he was very good and helpful. Guide Paula leaded the group through Naples and Pompeii, she was great. The drivers to and from Amalfi were very good. Amalfi Coast & Capri were incredible as imagined.

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North Lakes & Liguria

4.5
(3 Reviews)
From $3,621 AUD
  • 7 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Milan, Lake Orta, Orta San Giulio, Stresa, Como, Bellagio, Bergamo, Lake Garda, Sirmione, Riva del Garda, Verona, Iseo, Genoa, Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Porto Venere, Cinque Terre, Laigueglia, Finalborgo

    Group Size:
    2 to 50
    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Group Tours, Packages & Tours

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Italy
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