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Italian Lakes, Maggiore, Lugano, Como from £939pp

Italian Lakes, Maggiore, Lugano, Como from £939pp

Sunday 29th September to Monday 7th October 2019 - Travel through France and the Alps to the beautiful and spectacular Italian Lakes, based in the relaxing resort of Stresa.

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Hotel Astoria, Stresa****

This is a good 4 star hotel with a great location.  Found in the center of Stresa overlooking the promenade and the lake. This hotel offers modern comforts and traditional hospitality. Guest bedrooms are well appointed and all with air conditioning. As well as a bar and restaurant the hotel has a garden, terrace and outdoor swimming pool. Guaranteed lake view rooms are available and a supplement applies.

Mercure Forbach Centre***, Overnight hotel each way.


Your holiday includes


  • 8 nights dinner, bed & Continental breakfast

  • Overnight hotel each way in Forbach

  • Scenic route through Switzerland

  • 3 lakes excursion

  • Anzasca Valley day trip

  • Two free days to explore Lake Maggiore

  • Day trip to Lake Orta

  • Return Euro Tunnel crossing from Folkstone to Calais

  • Travel by Tally Ho Pullman coach

  • Accompanied by our Tour Manager


*Price based on two people sharing a twin/double room.  Single supplement - £228pp.


Sunday 29 September

After an early start we depart Devon & travel to Folkstone to catch the Euro Tunnel to Calais and then head south through France for an overnight stay in Forbach.


Monday 30 September

We journey into Switzerland, past Lake Lucerne and through the Gotthard Pass to Bellinzona. Arriving at Lake Maggiore we pass through Locarno en route to Stresa for a 6 night stay.


Tuesday 1 October

A full day to relax and enjoy beautiful Stresa. Follow the town trail and learn about the history of Stresa seeing its most famous buildings en route. There is a long promenade along the lakeside and those who wish can take a short boat ride to the nearby Borromean Islands, which are home to small villages and wonderful gardens.


Wednesday 2 October

Three Lakes excursion, starting with a drive through Italy and into Switzerland to pass through Locarno, at the northern tip of Lake Maggiore. From here we travel to the beautiful Lake Lugano, where the town's wonderful tree lined promenade is overlooked by the surrounding peaks. Our next stop will be Lake Como with a little time at leisure in historic Como City before returning to Stresa in time for dinner.


Thursday 3 October

A full day excursion through the wild mountainous scenery of the Anzasca Valley, once famous for its gold mines. Travel to Macugnaga which is overlooked by the mighty Monte Rosa, one of the highest peaks in the Alps. There will be time to relax here and see the typical old house and the town square. Return to Stresa late afternoon.


Friday 4 October

To start the day climb up from Lake Maggiore and through Omegna to arrive at Lake Orta. This unspoilt area comes complete with towering peaks, lush forests, sparkling waters and historic towns. Orta San Giulio is well worth some exploration with its narrow, cobbled streets, cafés, restaurants and views across the lake to the neighbouring island. Return to Stresa via Borgomanero.


Saturday 5 October

Another full day to relax & enjoy the beauty of Stresa.


Sunday 6 October

After breakfast we leave Italy & travel through Switzerland, to our overnight hotel in Forbach.


Monday 7 October

Today we make our way to Calais to catch the Euro tunnel to Folkstone and home.


D=Dinner, FE=Full English Breakfast, CB=Continental Breakfast

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Brixham Brixham - Bank lane opposite Baptist Church
Buckfastleigh Lay by on old Buckfastleigh - Ashburton Rd
Nr Furzeleigh Mill
Dartmouth Dartmouth Marks & Spencer
Ivybridge Ivybridge Town Hall opp Garage
Kingsbridge Quay Kingsbridge Quay
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot opp Railway Station
Others Other pick up points are available
Paignton Paignton Great Western Road Car Park by Library
Plympton Plympton St Marys opp Church
Plymstock Plymstock Elburton bus stop opp Elburton Hotel
Torquay Torquay coach bay outside Princess Theatre
Totnes 7 Stars 2 Totnes 7 Stars opp. Morrisons
Wembury Wembury Odd Wheel Pub
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