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Lakes & Villages of Northern Italy: Sep. 17-25, 2022


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Plus: Alpine Switzerland

9 Days: Saturday, September 17 - Sunday, September 25, 2022

NORTHERN ITALY is a gorgeous landscape of deep blue lakes, smart resort towns, ancient villages, fortified castles and lush gardens. Lake Maggiore's charm and sophistication are the perfect setting for Baveno, a small lake-side resort flanked by cypress trees, dotted with villas and lake-side promenades brimming with cafe's and bars overlooking the Borromean Islands. From our accommodations directly on the lake-front in a converted 18th-century villa, we'll enjoy excursions to Isola Bella's magnificent Baroque palace and terraced gardens, quiet and secluded Lake Orta, romantic Bellagio on Lake Como and see the highlights of Milan -- including the Duomo and La Scala theater -- in a half-day tour. A highlight of this holiday may be the full-day excursion to Lugano -- called "the sunny side of Switzerland" by Rick Steves, with a splashy, zesty, Mediterranean ambience. Lake Maggiore is one of Italy's most elegant destinations with old world charm, flower-decked lake islands and shores spanning two countries.

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Round-trip regularly scheduled ITA flights from Boston to Milan, via Rome. Airline subject to change. (land only pricing available if you prefer to make your own air arrangements)

Seven nights' four-star accommodations: Hotel Simplon, Baveno (or similar)

Eleven meals: seven buffet breakfasts, four dinners with wine

Escorted, private, round-trip airport/hotel transfers

Services of professional local Tour Manager

Cruise to Isola Bella, tour of Palazzo Borromeo, free time. Free time in Stresa. Full-day excursion to Lugano. Excursion to Lake Como including tour of Villa Carlotta, mini-cruise of Lake Como, free time in Bellagio. Excursion to Lake Orta, market at Omegna, mini-cruise to Orta San Giulio. Full-day excursion to Milan including guided tour and free time.

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $515. We have a limited number of single supplements available at just $350. Call to reserve. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.

No Test Required to Enter Italy


Starting from June 1, 2022, travelers to Italy are no longer required to show a negative viral COVID-19 test result, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19, in order to enter Italy.



No Test Required for U.S. Re-Entry


As of June 12, 2022 all air passengers, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, are no longer required to show a negative viral COVID-19 test result, or documentation of recovery from COVID-19, before boarding a flight to the U.S.


This means that all guests may return to the United States when their tour concludes and do NOT need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before they board their flight home!


Now that the testing requirements are's time to book! Luckily we still have five fabulous Fall trips to Italy with availability! Take a look at the departures below and call us to book today!


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