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Centovalli Panoramic Train
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Venice Lagoon
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Northern Italian Lakes by Train (Tour code: 12952)

Starts and Ends
Stresa to
Venice
Travel Periods
20 Apr 24 - 12 Oct 24
Experience
Travel Style
Rail Escorted Tours
For those seeking a memorable adventure, embark on a thrilling 9-day tour across the lakes of Northern Italy. Travel comfortably via Regional Trains from the picturesque Lake Maggiore & Como to the mesmerizing Lake Garda and the magical city of Venice.

Highlights

Small group sizes of max 20 passengers. Professional English speaking guide for the entire duration of the tour

Worry-free luggage porterage service at railway stations and/or “luggage bus” (that delivers luggage from hotel to hotel)

Stay in charming 4-star luxury boutique hotels

Explore the unique floating city of Venice, using the Vaporetto Pass to navigate its historical center.

Take a ride on the Panoramic Centovalli train from Domodossola to Locarno

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Overview

Enjoy breathtaking natural landscapes in the North of Italy. You will start from Stresa and visit the magnificent Isole Borromee on Lake Maggiore. Then, you will take the panorama train “Treno Panoramico Centovalli” to reach the beautiful Locarno, in Switzerland, and you will continue to Como. Enjoy a boat cruise to Bellagio and back. The next morning, on your way to Verona, you will hop off and take a tour to discover Milan’s best authentic places, along with a tram tour and a walking tour of the city center. Then, it’s time for Veneto: Verona and Lake Garda, and Venezia, the pearl of this region, await you. Take a walk between the beautiful canals and discover a unique artisanal experience in Murano, the homeland of the finest Italian glass. Relax in a charming hotel located right on the island.

 

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Inclusions

8-nights accommodation in 4-star hotels
Worry-free luggage porterage service at railway stations
Train transfers in First class
Vaporetto Pass 48H in Venice
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Professional English speaking guide for the entire duration of the tour
Guided visits in Stresa, Centovalli Train, Locarno, Como, Verona and Venice

Intro Map

Day 1 Stresa

Upon arrival make your way to your hotel in Stresa. Take your time to settle and chill out in the relaxing environment of Lake Maggiore.

Enjoy time at leisure, then at night take pleasure in a welcome dinner and meet your Tour Leader and group.

Overnight stay in Stresa at Hotel Bristol in a Standard Room City View.

Dinner
Stresa
Lake Maggiore

Day 2 Stresa

After breakfast board a ferry to explore the beauties of the lake and its island, the Isole Borromee. You will stop at Isola Bella and Isola Madre, famous for their baroque palaces and enchanting gardens. Let these tiny islands enchant you with their idyllic atmosphere.

Overnight stay in Stresa at Hotel Bristol in a Standard Room City View.

Breakfast
Stresa
Isola Bella

Day 3 Stresa Centovalli Panoramic Train Como

Today depart with your group to discover the Centovalli railway.

Its names (“one hundred valleys”) suggests that you will travel on one of the most spectacular European railways. This old route will take you across endless valleys and unforgettable landscapes while traveling from Domodossola to Locarno, where you will stop to enjoy this beautiful Swiss town on the lake.

Depart then to Como by train, where your luggage will be waiting for you.

Overnight stay in Como at Hotel Terminus in a Classic Room City View.

Breakfast
Stresa → Centovalli Panoramic Train→ Como
Bellagio, Como

Day 4 Como

Follow your guide and enjoy a walking tour of Como city center, then admire the splendid lakeside villas and gardens on a boat cruise across the lake. Reach by boat the famous village of Bellagio, the so-called “Pearl of the Lake”, and enjoy your time in this idyllic and relaxing place. Return to your hotel overnight.

Overnight stay in Como at Hotel Terminus in a Classic Room City View.

Breakfast
Como
Lake of Como

Day 5 Como Milan Verona

After breakfast board a regional train that will take you to the lively city of Milan, the fashion capital of Italian style.

Follow your guide across the city center and see the most famous attractions like the Duomo, a masterpiece of gothic architecture, as well as the Sforzesco Castle and the Fashion “Quadrilatero”. You’ll also have the chance to Travel on a historic “tram”, a real “Milanese” experience!

In the afternoon take a train to Verona, reach your hotel where you will find your luggage.

Overnight stay in Verona at Hotel Indigo in a Standard Room. 

Breakfast
Como → Milan → Verona
Duomo

Day 6 Verona Lake Garda Verona

Welcome to Verona! This morning explore the romantic city of Romeo and Juliet with the help of your tour leader. See its must-see attractions like the Arena, Piazza delle Erbe and the houses of Juliet and Romeo.

In the afternoon depart for an excursion to discover lake Garda and its pearl: Sirimione, a medieval jewel-like town on the turquoise waters of the lake.

Overnight stay in Verona at Hotel Indigo in a Standard Room. 

Breakfast
Verona → Lake Garda→  Verona
Lake Garda

Day 7 Verona Venice

This morning board your high-speed train heading to Venezia!

Reach your hotel on the colorful Murano Island, where your luggage will be already waiting for you.

In the afternoon follow your tour leader who will let you discover the ancient and precious glass-blowing art in a traditional “furnace”. Return to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Venice at NH Collection Murano Villa in a Superior Room. 

Breakfast
Verona → Venice
Murano island

Day 8 Venice

Today explore the floating City!

Taking advantage of the Vaporetto Pass, move freely across the Historical center of Venice. Your guide will take you through narrow alleys, canals, and small bridges to discover the main attraction, witnessing the mighty power of the city across the centuries. You’ll see the Rialto Bridge, Piazza S. Marco with its Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs, that leads to the prisons.

Time at leisure to stroll on your own and buy local glass-made souvenirs.

Overnight stay in Venice at NH Collection Murano Villa in a Superior Room. 

Breakfast
Venice
Venice

Day 9 Venice

After breakfast, our trip to the discovery of the Italian beauties comes to an end, hoping you always keep this unique experience in your heart. Feel free to book some extra nights in Venice or a private water taxi to the airport, port, or railway station (not included).

Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotel Bristol

Stresa
Nestled at the foot of the majestic Alps, the Grand Hotel Bristol boasts a breathtaking location overlooking the serene Lake Maggiore and the enchanting Borromean Islands. Housed within a historic building, the hotel exudes elegance and offers a host of luxurious amenities. Guests can bask in the stunning views from the panoramic swimming pool and explore the sprawling, lush garden. The rooms, adorned in a classic style, emanate sophistication and provide a choice of mountain or lake views, with some offering private balconies. Inside, the marbled lobby adorned with Bohemian-style crystal chandeliers welcomes visitors, while additional features such as the indoor swimming pool, fitness corner, and bars serving delightful drinks and cocktails enhance the experience. For those with business needs, the hotel provides state-of-the-art meeting rooms. Conveniently situated, the property is only 800 meters away from Stresa town centre and a short 10-minute walk from the train station.

Hotel Terminus

Como
The Terminus Hotel was built in 1900 on the Lungo Lario di Levante, today Lungo Lario Trieste, by the architect Italo Zanolin. The amazement of entering a hotel in the centre of Como and feeling transported to the height of the Belle Epoque. The entrance into the hall of the Hotel Terminus has this effect. With its spectacular loggia and furnishings in pure Liberty style, the cast iron railings and lamps, the delicate stuccoes on the walls, the quiet 20th century Lombard paintings.

Hotel Indigo

Verona
This hotel, which provides 62 nicely remodelled rooms, is tucked away on Corso Porta Nuova, just far enough from the city's bustle but ideally accessible to the centre of the action. For travellers seeking a well-balanced fusion of pragmatism, friendly hospitality, and chic sophistication, it is the ideal option. With options like Standard, Premium, or Junior Suites, all of which are non-smoking, you may luxuriate in a private SPA-style bathroom, soft bedding, and spectacular views of the city or the tranquil inner garden. While staying at the Hotel Indigo Verona - Grand Hotel des Arts, give in to the relaxing and rejuvenating atmosphere and make lifelong memories.

NH Collection Murano Villa

Venice
The quaint boutique hotel known as the NH Collection Venezia Murano Villa is located on the alluring island of Murano in the Venetian Lagoon. The hotel, which was formerly the location of the well-known De Majo glass factory, emits the fascination of classic hand-blown Murano glass through its magnificent architecture. At the hotel's gourmet restaurant, which serves delectable meals all day, indulge in a great culinary experience. The two chic bars provide the ideal atmosphere for relaxing with a drink. The hotel offers a private 4-berth pier on the picturesque lagoon as well as five well-equipped conference rooms that can hold up to 130 guests for those who require event spaces.

Additional information

Official language
Italian
Local currency
EURO
  • This trip can be enjoyed by just about anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Average physical ability is required such as long walks of a few hours

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