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From Lake Garda to Lake Bled

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Lakeside Holidays

Join us on one of our relaxing lakeside holidays to some of Europe’s most stunning lakes. Feel at peace by the water and at one with nature with our guided tours through amazing landscapes and striking scenery.

Holidays in the Lakes

If you’re looking for a new way to see some of Europe’s renowned destinations, then our holidays in the lakes are perfect for you. Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and embrace the calm surrounded by rippling waters and fresh air.

We have a wide range of lakes holidays for you to choose from. Enjoy the historical background and ancient origins of beautiful cities like Venice and Verona whilst staying in a quaint lakeside town. From the Italian and Swiss Alps to cosmopolitan areas, we’ve got Italian lake holidays for everyone.

Discover Italy’s lesser known lakes too with Travel Department. Take scenic boat tours of the Borromean Islands Lake Maggiore and explore Lake Orta with its crystal blue waters. Feel free to dip your toes in the water on the Italian lakes holidays, delve deep into Italian culture and experience true relaxation.

Our Italian lakes holidays include return flights, hotel accommodation, guided transfers and excursions. Our experienced local guide will also provide recommendations for what to do in your free time based on your interests.

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Lake Garda

Lake Garda

When travelling with us to Italy’s Lake Garda, we’ll experience crystal clear water, soaring mountains, dramatic scenery and plenty of time to soak it all in. Our Lake Garda holidays also include a private boat tour of the some of the most fascinating and beautiful towns along the lake. Enjoy stops at Limone, a small village backed by lemon groves; Malcesine, famed for its medieval Scaligero Castle; and Riva del Garda, a picturesque cobblestoned village. On our tours to Lake Garda, we’ll also take day trips to nearby Venice, Verona, and the Dolomite mountains.

Lake Como

Lake Como

Arguably Italy’s most famous lake, Lake Como is known for its beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery and luxurious celebrity villas. On our holidays, we’ll enjoy plenty of free time to relax on the numerous beaches or ‘Lidos’ along the shore of the lake. Though our holidays give us plenty of time at leisure, we also provide sightseeing and excursions to make sure everyone gets the most out of their holiday. We’ll enjoy a boat tour of Lake Como, an excursion to the nearby buzzing city of Milan and a scenic train ride through the Swiss Alps.

Lake Bled

Lake Bled

Nestled in the Julian Alps, the glacial Lake Bled has been a popular tourist destination for decades. On our holidays to Slovenia, we’ll have time to explore the town of Bled at a leisurely pace and take in the stunning scenery and blue-green waters of the lake. We’ll also enjoy a guided tour of Bled including medieval Bled Castle and a boat trip to Bled Island, which lies in the centre of the lake’s glacial blue waters. The small island is home to a church, small museum and the historic South Staircase, a set of 99 steps built in 1655.

Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore may not be quite as famous as Garda or Como, but this Italian lake makes up for it in its tranquillity. With our holiday base in one of Lake Maggiore’s quaint waterside towns, we’ll have plenty of free time to soak up the peaceful atmosphere and enjoy incredible scenic views out onto the water. On our guided holidays to Maggiore, we’ll take a full day excursion to explore the lake’s Borromean Islands by boat and enjoy a scenic rail journey to the Swiss side of the lake, for a day in the town of Locarno.

A Lakeside Destination Holiday Experience

Looking for glamourous surroundings and beautiful scenery? Consider exploring the Italian Lake District on one of our holidays to Lake Garda, Lake Como or Lake Maggiore. Whether walking the shores of these enchanting lakes, admiring the stunning Italian villas or relaxing with a coffee on a nearby terrace, the Italian Lake District is sure to enthral. Our holidays to the Italian Lake District also include guided sightseeing, so we’ll get the most out of our trip. We’ll explore quaint medieval villages and highlights of both historical and cultural significance. Other Lakeside Holidays available include places like Slovenia’s Lake Bled. This incredible glacial lake is a must-see when visiting Slovenia. On our holidays to Lake Bled, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the lake’s famous island by traditional Pletna boat.

Lakeside Holiday FAQs

What is included in my holiday?


Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.

All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.

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.

What is the deposit and when is full payment due?


Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type and starts at €100pp for city breaks. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book.

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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