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Jewels of Lake Maggiore







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  • Discover some of Italy’s most enchanting lakes on this guided holiday to Lake Maggiore & Orta.
  • Stay 7-nights in one of the region's quaint lakeside towns.
  • Relax on a scenic boat tour of the Borromean Islands with a stop to explore Isola Bella.
  • Explore Lake Orta by boat on a guided day trip.
  • Take a scenic ride on the Centovalli Railway & visit the Swiss town of Locarno.
  • Unwind with plenty of free time to soak up the sun or immerse yourself in Italian culture.

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2 Adults

Your Guided Group Holiday To Lake Maggiore 

Let’s explore Italy’s lesser known lakes on this 7-night holiday that offers the perfect combination of activity, exploration and recreation. We’ll take in the crystal blue waters of Lake Maggiore and Orta with panoramic boat rides, stopping to explore some of the lakeside towns and the famous summer palace on Isola Bella, one of the Borromean Islands. We will also visit Lake Orta, considered a hidden gem by locals who refer to it as “La Cenerentola” or Cinderella, because it’s even more beautiful than its sisters Como and Maggiore. We’ll take a scenic train journey, between Locarno and Domodossola which runs through the magical “Hundred Valleys”. This holiday also offers plenty of free time to stroll around the Lake Maggiore, relax with a gelato or explore the surrounding area with tips from your expert guide.,8.653259,45.950895,7.963406,45.906606,8.536809,45.811931,8.399998,46.113222,8.291975,&w=600&h=1000&poifc=red&poitxc=white&poixs=16&key=AIzaSyAF2sHawtcyYV8BRsxCcinHjIeORzGG3Ow

Trip Itinerary


Activity Level: Moderate


Travel to Italy

Arrive in Lake Maggiore

Upon arrival in Italy, you will be met by our local representative and transferred by coach to your hotel.


Excursion to Macugnaga

Half Day

After breakfast depart for a scenic drive through the rugged Anza valley for a half day excursion to Macugnaga. Lying at the foot of Mount Rosa this charming Alpine village offers wonderful views of the mountain meadows and glaciers. You will have free time for shopping and sightseeing before returning to your hotel in the afternoon.

At Leisure

Free Time in Lake Maggiore

Full Day

You will have a full day to relax and take it easy. Your guide will be happy to offer suggestions for activities and places to see in the surrounding area.

Borromean Islands

Full Day Excursion to Borromean Islands

Full Day

Depart your hotel this morning for a full day excursion, by boat, visiting the Borromean Islands. Isola Bella is one of the most admired destinations on Lake Maggiore and here you will visit the famous Baroque Palace and Italian style terraced gardens famous for its white peacocks. After some free time at leisure your next visit will be to Fisherman's Island (Isola Dei Pescatori), the only permanently inhabited island and famed for its narrow lanes and Church of San Vittore. Enjoy free time in the afternoon for lunch at leisure before continuing on to Isola Madre, which is the largest of the three islands. With its 20 acre park the rare plants and exotic flowers in the English styled botanical gardens will enchant before finally visiting the 16th century home where the Borromean family spent their summers.

Lake Orta

Trip to Lake Orta

Half Day

Following breakfast travel by coach to Omegna at the northern tip of Lake Orta before continuing onwards through quaint villages to the southern end of the lake where you will board a boat and sail to the medieval village of Orta. Known as the 'Venice without water' Orta is a maze of picturesque streets and narrow cobbled lanes with many chapels dedicated to St Francis of Assisi. Return to your hotel in the afternoon.

At Leisure

Explore Lake Maggiore at Your Own Pace

Full Day

Today is free to enjoy as you please. Ask your guide to recommend some places of interest for you according to your tastes.

Centovalli Railway

Experience Scenic rail journey

Full Day

After breakfast travel by coach along the Ossola Valley floor towards Domodossola where you will board a narrow gauge railway for your scenic rail journey travelling over 83 bridges and through 31 tunnels into the Swiss town of Locarno at the northern tip of Lake Maggiore. You will have free time for lunch at your leisure, shopping and sightseeing in Locarno before returning to your hotel by coach in the afternoon.

Return Home

Depart Italy

Time to say 'arrivederci' to Italy. Transfer from your hotel, with guide assistance, for your return flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excusions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Know before you go

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a Visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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