Staying at Hotel Milan Speranza Au Lac, Stresa
Saturday 20th - Sunday 28th July 2019
Following an early start, we travel to Dover for a short sea crossing to Calais. From Calais we make our way to Forbach for an overnight stay at the Mercure Hotel Forbach Centre, Forbach.
Following our overnight stop in Forbach we continue our journey through France, passing Strasbourg and onto the Swiss border at Basel. From here we travel via Lucerne and on through the St Gotthard tunnel towards Bellizona and Locarno. We continue along the shore of Lake Maggiore to Stresa. Here we spend six nights at the Hotel Milan Speranza.
A day at leisure in Stresa or enjoy a visit to the Borromean Islands located just off shore from the centre of Stresa. Isola Bella has a beautiful stately home and elegant Italianate gardens. After a visit here, you can continue by boat to Isola del Pescatori, the only island that is currently inhabited.
Today we have a full day scenic excursion travelling along the lakeside to Locarno and then onto the beautiful Lake Lugano where the town’s wonderful, tree lined promenade is overlooked by surrounding peaks. After some time in Lugano we proceed to Lake Como with some time in Como city before returning to Stresa in time for dinner.
Another memorable excursion today through the mountainous scenery of the Anzasca Valley, once famous for its gold mines. On then to Macugnaga overlooked by Monte Rosa one of the highest peaks in the Alps. We will have time here to enjoy the town’s square before returning to Stresa late afternoon.
Today we take the Lake Maggiore Express to Domodosola and then change onto the scenic high-level railway, the Centoralli. This takes us through the mountains and down to Locarno where we take a boat ride from the Swiss section of Lake Maggiore back to Stresa.
Today we have a shorter excursion to Lake Orta, one of Italy’s best kept secrets. We make a stop in Orta San Guilio with a delightful medieval centre, narrow cobbled streets, cafes, restaurants and views across the lake to the neighbouring island. We return to Stresa during the early afternoon.
We leave Stresa this morning and make our way back to Forbach for our overnight stay.
From Forbach we travel to Calais for our short sea crossing to Dover. We re-join the coach for the final leg of our journey arriving late afternoon.
Included In The Price
• Luxury Coach Travel
• Return Ferry Crossing
• 8 Nights Half Board
• Excursions as Stated
• Porterage in Italy
• Welcome Drink in Italy
£756.00 per person (Twin/Double)
£923.00 per person (Single)