7 Day 6 Night package to one of the most romantic destinations of Italy, the Lake Region.
In 2018 due to our valued clients’ requests for alternative itineraries, Donna Franca Tours is offering a 7 Day 6 Night package to one of the most romantic destinations of Italy, the Lake Region. Enjoy the quaint beauty of Stresa hugging the banks of Lake Maggiore, the longest and deepest of the Alpine Lakes. Experience the peaceful atmosphere of Lake Como famous for its surrounding treasures which inspired many of our Italian writers and today the favorite destination for many movie stars and celebrities. Indulge in one overnight in Lugano, Switzerland, the largest resort town of the Region of Ticino and one of the most important banking business and financial centers. Ask one of our vacation specialists how to reserve your all-inclusive “Dream Vacation” to the fabulous Lake Region.
- Buffet breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service
- Full day guided excursion by boat on Lake Maggiore including Lunch in a typical restaurant on Isola Madre located in the midst of the Lake
- Full day guided excursion on Lake Como with Lunch and visits to Tremezzo and Bellaggio to marvel Villa Carlotta and Villa Melzi. Entrance fee and ferry transfers included
- Welcome Fruit Basket in your room at the Deluxe Splendide Royal Hotel in Lugano
- Round trip Airport transfers from Milano Malpensa to Hotels
DAY 1 - Milan/Stresa
Upon arrival at Milan’s Malpensa Airport, our private car or van service is waiting for you outside the Customs Barrier to escort you to the quaint town of Stresa located on the banks of romantic Lake Maggiore. In less than a forty minutes ride, you will arrive at the lovely superior first class Regina Palace Hotel. Check in and room assignment in a classic double room. Time to freshen up and relax and adjust to the time difference. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2 - Stresa/Lake Maggiore Excursion/Stresa
Buffet breakfast at hotel and this morning depart for an motor launch excursion of Lake Maggiore with Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori. From the dock near the hotel departs the cruise to discover the lake`s most significant places. The Borromean Islands are a major local tourist attraction because of their picturesque setting. The sumptuous Borromean Palace on Isola Bella holds inestimable art works, tapestries, furniture and pictures, and features gardens created in adorned and superimposed terraces. The Isola Madre is the largest of the Borromean Islands. It is considered a tropical botanical garden, rich in plants and exotic animals, due to its microclimate and human care. Isola dei Pescatori (Fishermen’s Island) is a small and characteristic village full of small boats along its shores. After skirting the Isola Madre, a stop is made in Isola Bella to visit the baroque palace and the famous Italian-style gardens. Transfer by boat to Fishermen’s Island, lunch in a typical restaurant and then free time to walk around. Late in the afternoon, transfer to the town of Stresa, called the “Pearl of Lake Maggiore,” to enjoy a wonderful view from the “sky bar” of one of the elegant hotels. Free time and return to the hotel.
DAY 3 – Stresa
Buffet breakfast at hotel and enjoy a full day at leisure to relax and enjoy this resort town’s amenities. Perhaps visit the Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto, hop the cable car to the top of Mount. Mottarone or venture over to nearby Lake Iseo. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4 – STRESA/LOCARNO/LUGANO
Buffet breakfast at hotel and check out. Private car / van with English speaking driver will transfer you to neighboring Switzerland. Stop in Locarno for independent visit and lunch on your own arrangement before continuing to Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is not only Switzerland's third most important financial center and a conference, banking and business center, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. With Mediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the cachet of a small town. Check in and room assignment at the deluxe five star Hotel Splendid Royale situated on the lake across from the promenade , walking distance to the town center and casino. Welcome Fruit Basket in your room. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 – LUGANO/VALTELLINA/CADENABBIA/COMACINA/ARGENIO/LAGLIO/MOLTRASIO/CERNOBBIO/COMO
Buffet breakfast at hotel and check out. Meet your English speaking driver and transfer via private car or van to Lake Como passing by some of the most breathtaking lake towns and villages. The mountains give way to verdant alpine valleys, pass George Clooney’s Estate and arrive in the mid afternoon to Como. Check in and room assignment at the Barchetta Excelsior Hotel situated in the city center and facing the lake. Dinner on own arrangements and overnight.
Day 6 – Como/Lake Como Excursion with Tremezzo and Bellagio/Lake Como
Buffet Breakfast & Lunch
Buffet breakfast at hotel and meet your local licensed English speaking guide in the hotel lobby. Depart for a full day private guided lake tour. Embark via lake ferry to Tremezzo. Stop to visit Villa Carlotta with its Canova Collection and formal Italian Gardens. We cross the lake by ferry to Bellagio. Stop to visit the Villa Melzi with its formal Italian Gardens. Enjoy lunch at a local lake view restaurant (beverages not included). Lake ferry transfer to Como. Balance of the day is at leisure and overnight.
Day 7 – Como/USA
Buffet breakfast at hotel and check out. Private car/van transfer to Milan’s Malepensa Airport for your return flight to the States. Arrivederci!!!
Accommodation, Departure Dates and Prices
3 nights in Stresa at the Superior First Class Regina Palace Hotel 4* (or similar)
1 night in Lugano at the five star Deluxe Splendide Royal Hotel 5* (or similar)
2 nights in Como at the Superior First Class Hotel Barchetta Excelsior 4* (or similar)
April 01 – July 31, 2018 & August 28 – October 16, 2018
$2,299.00 per person, double occupancy
$1,799.00 per person, triple occupancy
$1,740.00 single supplement (Dbl. for single use)