Talk about romantic! The lakeside villas, elegant towns, and glacial lakes set among the magnificent alpine peaks of northern Italy are sure to take your breath away. This is a tour full of variety, from grand cable-car rides to walks on mountain meadows to boat cruises among islands brooded over by sumptuous mansions and palaces. And each town has its particular charm: Stresa's flower-filled squares, Orta San Giulio's narrow, cobblestone streets, Lugano's cosmopolitan good looks, and Bellagio's restful quays – a region long favored by European poets and artists.
Here is an outline of a suggested daily itinerary. You can shorten or lengthen this tour to fit your travel dates. For further information, please request a detailed itinerary.
We suggest the following inclusions based on the proposed itinerary (above) and prices (below). Keep in mind that you can modify these as per your own preferences.
(Not included are airfare, wine and other beverages with alcohol, personal purchases such as laundry, phone calls, frigobar items etc., and anything not specifically included above.)
We price this tour for the following categories of accommodation. We also tier-price based on your group's size. You can keep your tour private to your own group or you can open your tour for other travelers to join, thereby taking advantage of our tier discounts. All prices are quoted per person in USD.
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You can schedule this tour to start on any day of the week, all year long. As with all our tours, you tell us the dates you would like to start your tour, allowing you the maximum in flexibility and convenience (full explanation).
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6 days / 5 nights
Any day of the week, all year long
We had a great trip and very much enjoyed Michelangelo. He was extremely knowledgeable on so many things (geography, biology, history, foods and wines). Plus, his sense of humor always kept us laughing. We also thank him for being flexible as we were not quite into as much hiking but rather enjoyed more site seeing and taking pictures. Thank you for arranging the personal tour of the Villa Balbianello, that and the Isola Bella were highlights. Girosole was great to work with and afforded us the opportunity to see parts of the real Italy without getting lost. We had a great trip and would recommend your group to anyone.
Eric and Laurie Lombardo
Jean and I and the girls had a wonderful and memorable experience in Italy this summer. Peter and Claudia were great guides and put up with our chatter and silliness admirably! Thanks for a great vacation. I have a new appreciation for Italy's beauty and diversity.