THE ITALIAN LAKES ADVENTURE - 5D/4N Lake Como, Lake Garda and Verona

Visit 2 of the most beautiful lakes in Italy; Lake Como and Lake Garda. Get some luck from Juliet's statue in Verona, spots the many villas and palaces on the Lake Como of the famous and wealthy people such as Madonna, George Clooney & Gianni Versace, swim on the Lake Garda and get impressed in Como by the best Duomo of the the north of Italy.

 

DAY 1  MILAN TO LAKE COMO - STOP IN COMO

Meet our tour leader in the morning in Milan and travel with your new friends to Como. After a 1h30 minutes ride, arrive to Como, situated on the banks of the lake, encircled by enchanting hills and famours for being the birthplace of many historically notable figures including the scientist Alessandro Volta. Here you you will have free time to check out the many interesting sites whilst meandering through the streets of Como, visit the historical monuments, beautiful villas and breath-taking sights. In the afternoon reach our hostel located right on the lake Como.

DAY 2 BELLAGIO AND VARENNA DAY TOUR

After breakfast take a ferry across the lake Como towards Bellagio, a small village at the tip of a long hilly promontory between the two southern branches of Lake Como. This elegant but tiny town is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the lovely views, classy boutiques, two gardens to visit, picturesque lanes, a choice of restaurants and bars. After Bellagio catch a ferry to Varenna, an attractive village on the eastern shore of Lake Como with the picturesque lanes and old fishermen's houses for a perfect gelato or cold drink with amazing views.

Spend a free afternoon relaxing at the beach of the hostel and for the more adventurous hire a kayak or hire a bike to explore the area.

DAY 3 VERONA

It is time to say goodbye to the lake Como and head to one of the most romantic Italian city Verona, home of the famous Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet and well know for its spectacular Roman Amphitheatre.Once in Verona, you will have a full day of free time to visit the famous balcony of Romeo and Juliet, do some shopping and sightseeing.

DAY 4 LAKE GARDA DAY TOUR

Today is beach day! Bring your suimsuit because the lake Garda is the perfect stop to go for a swim and relax in one of the many beaches along the lake. Visit Sirmione, the pearl of the lake with its castle and take a ferry across the lake to some local villages.

DAY 5 THE TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

Four days went really fast and now it is time to say goodbye. Check out your hostel in the morning to your next destination. The tour ends officially in Verona and from here you can either continue to Venice or going back to Milan by fast speed. If you select if you are returning to Milan or Venice and we will organise the train tickets for you in advance.

DETAILS:

WHEN

Every Thursday

Every Thursday and Sunday in June, July and August

PERIOD From April to end of October
START Milan
MEETING POINT 09:15 Milan Central Station
FINISH Verona.
CITIES VISITED Como, Menaggio, Varenna, Bellagio, Lake Como, Sirmione, Verona, Lake Garda
MIN/MX Guaranteed departure with a min of 4 people. Max 15 pax
PAYMENT OPTION Pay only a 50% deposit when booking the trip and the remaining balance 60 days before the trip.
NOTE

- A week before the trip, the full details will be sent to the passengers

- We finish the tour in Verona at 10am. People can choose to spend the full day in Verona, continue their trip to a different destination such as Venice which is only 30mins train ride from Verona or return back to Milan. Our team can help you organising the train tickets to any Italian destination if necessary.


INCLUDED:

ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights in our favourite budget accommodations. 2 nights in a 6/8 bed shared dorm hostels on the Lake Como, 2 nights in Verona

MEALS: 4 breakfasts ( B )

TOUR LEADER: Full time expertise and service of our awesome Italy on a Budget tours guides. We are lall local guides for a real Italian experience

ORIENTATION WALKS in Como and Verona led by the Italy on a Budget tours tour leaders

TRANSPORT: Ferry tickets to Bellaggio and Verenna, public bus tickets to Lake Garda, boat tour on the Lake Garda,  transport from Milan to Como, transport from Como to Verona.

MAPS, info and tips about all places

 

WHAT TO BRING:

Passport
Insurance Documents
Camera
Weather appropiate clothes. Please keep in mind that in churches shoulders and nees must be covered
Swimming suit
Comfortable shoes
Warm jumper/jacket. Nights could be cold on the lake
Some nice clothes for a night out ... remember Italians have a dressing code when going to restaurants.
Beach towel
Bath towel
Locks
Moskito repellent
Sunscream lotion


GOING SOUTH AFTER THE TRIP? Combine it with our Best of Tuscany 4D/3N in Florence


 

Highlights

  • New in 2016!!!
  • The best places of the northern Italy:

Lake Como
Bellagio
Varenna
Como
Verona
Lake Como

  • Profess your love in Romeo and Juliet's home of Verona
  • Visit the ancient village of Sirmione, guarded by one of the world's most picturesque castles.
  • Explore Como with its charming historic centre
  • Take a boat ride in the Lake Como to discover the many little villages
  • Swim in the clear water of the Lake Garda
  • Visit the north of Italy as a local would do
  • Small groups

 

Route

  1. Milano
  2. Como
  3. Menaggio
  4. Verona
  5. Lago di Garda
  6. Milano