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Walking in Italy: The Italian Lakes

Starts: Milan, Italy
Finishes: Verona, Germany

Visit: Milan, Verona

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Overview

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For centuries, the Italian lakes have inspired poets, artists and travellers with their majestic beauty. You’ll find it hard to resist the charm of this region as you walk through vineyards, olive groves, and past luxurious villas – oh and maybe George Clooney!

Highlights

    • After exploring Switzerland's St Moritz area, experience one of the most spectacular alpine train trips in the world – the Bernina Express to Tirano
    • A cruise on Lake Como takes you to the picturesque waterfront villages of Bellagio and Tremezzo, home to the must-see Villa Melzi and Villa Carlotta
    • There are several guided hikes included, but not without opportunities to unwind. The walk to Morteratsch Glacier is easy, and there's flexibility on some days if you'd rather spend more time relaxing
    • Explore Lake Garda from many angles. In the north, it's bordered by impressive rocky cliffs; in the south, by vineyards and olive groves
    • Verona is one of Italy's most romantic old towns – the perfect balance to the pulsing modernity of Milan
    • Visit the local acetaia in the hamlet of Cologna di Tenno, a farm which produces balsamic vinegar. Taste their produce whilst taking in the panorama of Lake Garda spread out in front of you

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 144857
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: User Defined##Boat,Local bus,Private vehicle,Train
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Milan, Italy
Finishes: Verona, Germany
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

Meals: Breakfasts (7), Dinner (1)
Accommodation: Comfortable hotel (7 nights)

Price

Price person (sharing double) $3,498 ($437/day)

Deposit:

$600 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Itinerary

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Lynette - Australia  

Wonderful experience due to the most helpful local guide I have ever experienced. She went out of her way to assist everyone and ensure all went well for everyone.

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Jacquie - Australia  

We felt we were able to see a lot through our trip, probably more than we could have by ourselves. Particularly the lakes areas were really well done and a real highlight was the 5 hour walk at lake como. Alessandro did an excellent job as tour leader and it was fantastic to be guided by someone who is from the local region and has all that local knowledge. His interest in good food and wine was an added bonus! The only criticism would be with the accommodation in Milan where they mucked up our booking on arrival and we were placed in separate rooms. Also the accommodation after the big 5 hour walk was too far from town and restaurants and was a bit of a strange place to stay with funiculars etc. Otherwise a great tour well lead by alessandro.

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Mike D  

We enjoyed our trip immensely. However the choice of hotel after a strenuous hike on day 3 leaves a lot to be desired! A unique hotel for sure but not truly appreciated after the biggest hike of the program.

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Cara B  

Such a great trip through a stunning region! The first hike was the hardest and you really do need proper hiking shoes for this. Be prepared for full days of walks and sightseeing, with amazing views surrounding you in every direction. This is definitely an active walking trip where you there is no need to feel guilty about all the wine and pizza you are consuming at night!

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Rosemary June H  

The range of places visited and experiences were great and we had a knowledgeable guide. Travellers need to be well aware of their fitness levels and confident they can manage the activities. There is a variety of things to do and one does sleep well at night mainly through tiredness. A well worth tour with a small number of people and a great guide.

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Anne W  

Spectacular scenery, enough time to get a taste of the places you visit and interesting information to interpret and understand . Great opportunities to get a taste of local travel.Opportunities to listen to Italian and Italian accents.

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Susan P  

My tours in Italy gave me a wonderful opportunity to see the most wonderful places and enjoy wonderful experiences in a safe and fun filled way. Love every day!

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Roger B  

THis is a walking tour. Please be prepared to participate. Otherwise it wastes the energy and time of the rest of the group as we make allowances for non-walkers.

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Bonnie L 

The Lake District is fabulous but it would be difficult to put together a trip like this from a logistics perspective so this trip solves that for a good sampler of the area.

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Robyn B 

Good level of general fitness and mobility is required for this trip. There are options if group members have overestimated their capability in this area.

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Julie T 

This was an absolutely amazing trip with spectacular scenery and adventure. The accommodation was generally excellent. A great experience but you do need to have a high level of fitness to really enjoy it and fully participate in all the activities.

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Barry J 

The Italian Lakes Discovery tour requires a good level of fitness and you need to be comfortable with heights and walking up and down uneven terrain to fully enjoy the trip.

Tour Operator

Peregrine Adventures

Our name stems from the word 'Peregrinate’, meaning to migrate, walk or take a pilgrimage – very fitting for our beginnings as a trekking company. Since our inception, we've broadened our horizons and now offer small group journeys in over 80 countries across all seven continents, which can be enjoyed by anyone with an enquiring mind who enjoys getting off the beaten track (without forgoing some of the comforts of home).

We are a company built by travellers for travellers. Take a walk around our offices and you’ll see the empty desks of people out on trips, or hear people swapping stories about a place they have just visited. Land at your destination and discover your tour leader is local to the region.

Wherever you travel with us we’ll take you to the major highlights as well as along the route less taken. This gets you closer to the local people and the culture you came to discover. We promise to share our knowledge and expertise with you, and ensure you will come home with stories you will tell for years to come.

In Business Since 1977

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http://www.peregrineadventures.com

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