Italian Lakes Maggiore, Como & Lugano
12 Day Select Holiday
- 12 days
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- Dinner, bed and breakfast
- Luxury coach travel throughout
- Excursions as stated
- Premium welcome pack
||Mon 22 Jul, 2019
||Hotel Moderno - ITALY
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Discover the breathtaking beauty of lakes Maggiore, Como and Lugano along with the history and culture of the majestic cities of Milan and Turin. Based in Lake Maggiore’s fashionable Stresa, this lovely town has woodland walks and a regular ferry service to glide you around the unique islands. Out and about, Lake Lugano is surrounded by mountains and its historic pedestrianised centre features sacred architecture. Lake Como boasts a walled town with a historic hub and lively squares. Elsewhere, majestic Milan presents an alluring blend of medieval and modern whilst the often overlooked city of Turin features monuments like the domed Basilica di Superga and arcaded shopping promenades.
Your Holiday Itinerary
Day One. We head to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Two. We continue to our overnight hotel where we have a dinner, bed and breakfast stop.
Day Three. We travel to Stresa and check into the Hotel Moderno for our seven night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.
Day Four. Our treat today is lovely Lake Lugano. Relax in the Mediterranean-style squares or stroll along the promenade where you’ll find the sub-tropical Belvedere Gardens featuring modern works of art.
Day Five. A wonderful day as we enjoy a guided walking tour of sophisticated Milan where must see attractions include the magnificent cathedral, the red brick Castello Sforzesco and the Teatro alla Scala.
Days Six & Seven. Two free days to explore at your own pace. Why not sail to Isola Madre, home to an elegant villa with rambling grounds? Maybe visit the Transport Museum or ascend Mount Mottarone in the cable car and view the lake from the summit.
Day Eight. Our outing today takes us to shimmering Lake Como. This stunning region is characterised by its network of Roman roads which are overlooked by towers and castles.
Day Nine. A taste of undiscovered Italy today with our visit to Turin, home to extraordinary Baroque architecture and great shopping. Perhaps visit the Museo Nazionale del Cinema where you’ll find exhibits like Marilyn Monroe’s lace bustier, Peter O’Toole’s robe from Lawrence of Arabia and Bela Lugosi’s coffin from Dracula!
Day Ten. Sadly, it’s arrivederci to Italy as we journey north to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop.
Day Eleven. We continue to our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Twelve. We make our way home.
Hotel Moderno - Stresa
Perfectly situated on a quiet square in a pedestrianised area, the Hotel Moderno is just metres from the jetty on Lake Maggiore. The restaurant has seating both inside and outside under a gazebo as well as in the charming internal courtyard.
GLENTON customers who rate the hotel either good or excellent:
Comfort & cleanliness: 100%
Overnight Ferry to the Continent
Your holiday moves up a gear when you board your P&O ferry at Hull for your sailing to the continent. drop your overnight bag in your cabin then explore the ship or unwind with an aperitif in one of the bars.
On Board Dining
All GLENTON continental holidays include dinner and breakfast onboard. Head to ‘The Kitchen’ buffet restaurant where your waiter will show you to your table and take your order if you wish to purchase any drinks. Then you’re free to help yourself from the wide selection of tasty dishes from around the world. At breakfast, choose from continental or a fully cooked menu. Alternatively if you fancy treating yourself, why not upgrade to The Brasserie Restaurant and enjoy fine dining with full waiter service?
Make your way to the Show Lounge and enjoy live bands throughout the evening – there’s even a dance floor if you fancy a wee boogie! Or slow the pace down at the Piano Bar where you can sip a cocktail as you listen to mellow music. Perhaps you’d like to catch a blockbuster movie at the cinema or try your luck at the casino.
Your GLENTON continental holiday includes an air conditioned inside en suite cabin with bunk beds. However, you can upgrade to a cabin with level beds and/or sea view for a small supplement. Please ask your holiday advisor when booking.
Grab a bargain during your crossing with duty fee offers on treats such as alcohol and perfume.
Door to Door* Service
For departures from Scotland (Glenton)
Where advertised our door to door service is available to customers living within ten miles of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Hamilton. On our AIR & CRUISE holidays we offer an extended service with a radius of 35 miles from the listed points, for departures from Scottish ports and airports. Please call 08000 24 24 24 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
For departures from England (Glenton Palmer)
Our much-loved free Door to Door service is available on all Glenton Palmer Select coach tours of four days or longer and many of our AIR & CRUISE holidays. Available to customers living in the collection area. Please click here to view maps of the pick up areas. Please call 01924 895 849 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
A home collection may still be available from outside these areas but a supplement will apply.
Where advertised this free service it may be necessary to share your vehicle with other passengers on your tour. The pick-up will be at the address of the lead name on your booking. Additional pick-ups may be requested at a supplement of £20 per person. You will be driven from your home to a coach pick-up point and, on occasion, you may have to transfer to another vehicle before boarding the coach. Unfortunately, for operational and administrative reasons, Door to Door service may not be available for bookings made within 21 days of departure.
Select Extras (Continental Holidays)
Enjoy luxury travel in Select coaches, featuring:- extra leg room - reclining leather seats - climate control - panoramic windows - satellite navigation.
For clients traveling from Scotland:
Select extras include: morning coffee on the outward journey & a meal on the return.
For clients traveling from England:
Select extras include: Door to Door* service. (For details on eligible pick up areas please click here)