Discover Italian nature in all its springtime glory with a guided tour of Milan, a half day guided tour to the Borromean Islands and a full day excursion to Lake Orta with a return boat ride to San Giulo. The highlight will be a visit to the Camellia Park in Locarno Switzerland.
Discover Italian nature in all its springtime glory with a guided tour of Milan, a half day guided tour to the Borromean Islands and a full day excursion to Lake Orta with a return boat ride to San Giulio. The highlight will be a visit to the Camellia Park in Locarno Switzerland.
At a glance:
Camellia Park Switzerland
Half day guided boat trip of Borromean Islands and Stresa
Guided day to Lake Orta including return boat ride to San Giulio
Home pick up
This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.
Following collection from home, travel to Dover for the crossing to Calais and the journey south to France for the overnight hotel, arriving in time for dinner.D
Today, continue the journey to Italy and arrive at the Hotel Dei Tigli with time to settle in before dinner.B, D
After breakfast, travel to Milan the capital of Lombardy for a three hour guided tour. Among the city's many historical attractions are La Scala Opera, the Milan Cathedral, the National Museum of Science and Technology and Santa Maria della Grazie, the church that preserves da Vinci's "Last Supper". The elegant and sophisticated city is perfect for a shopping spree. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II arcade, with its elegant shops and cafes, is the most visited meeting point of the Milanese and makes a perfect coffee shop visit.B, D
Travel to Switzerland, with a stop at the elegant village of Ascona before journeying on to visit the historical area of Locarno. The highlight of the day is a visit to the Camellia Park with over 500 varieties of camellia in 30 flowerbeds spread over 10,000 square metres. The park is formed into a series of beds creating a kind of labyrinth trail, stroll happily among these wonders of nature, lulled by the relaxing sound of birdsong and waves lapping on the shore of the lake.B, D
Enjoy a half day guided boat trip to the Borromean Islands, including Isola Bella entrance. One of three magical islands on Lake Maggiore, Isola Bella charms visitors with its magnificent Baroque palace and terraced gardens sloping to the lake.B, D
After breakfast, head to Lake Orta, the smallest pre-Alpine lake, set amid picturesque hilly landscape, embedded with small villages radiating peace and tranquility. In the village of Orta, located on the shores of the lake, explore the old market square, narrow medieval alleyways and romantic secluded gardens. Travel to the island of San Giulio by boat to visit the oldest church of this region.B, D
Say goodbye to the Hotel Dei Tigli and journey back to France for the overnight stop.B, D
Enjoy a final breakfast before starting the journey back to Calais and the ferry home. Once back in East Anglia, the home collection service will be waiting to return you home.
B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included
Hotel Dei Tigli
The Hotel Dei Tigli is a comfortable 3 star hotel, 50 yards from the shores of Italy's Lake Maggiore.
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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Ardleigh Crown|| Ardleigh Crown Public House |
|Bramford, Angel PH|| Bramford, Angel Public House |
|Brentwood George & Dragon|| George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing |
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
|Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn|| Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9 |
|Capel St Mary (South)|| Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound |
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
|Chelmsford Services|| Chelmsford Springfield Services |
Lorry Park (Off A12)
|Claydon Crown|| Claydon Crown Public House Lay By |
|Colchester North Rail Stn|| Colchester North Rail Station |
|Combs Bus Shelter|| Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage) |
|Copdock - Tescos|| Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop |
|Debenham Angel|| Debenham Angel Public House |
|Diss Bus Station|| Diss Bus Station |
|Eye Town Hall|| Eye Town Hall |
|Felixstowe Coach Park|| Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe, |
|Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq|| Felixstowe Great Eastern Square |
|Ipswich, West End Rd|| Ipswich,West End Road Car Park |
|Kelvedon - The Tavern|| Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road |
|Long Stratton|| Long Stratton Police Station |
|Mendlesham Kings Head|| Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House, |
|Mendlesham, Denters Hill|| Mendlesham, Denters Hill |
|Needham Market - Swan|| Needham Market, Swan Public House, |
|Norwich - Castle Meadow|| Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office) |
|Redenhall/Station Road|| Junction of Redenhall Road & Station Road |
(Where Duke William Public House Used to Be)
|Scole - Scole Engineering|| Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole |
|Sproughton|| Sproughton, Wild Man Public House |
|Stowmarket Railway Stn.|| Stowmarket Railway Station. |
|Stowupland Dents Corner|| Stowupland, Dents Corner, |
|Tollgate McDonalds|| Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG |
|Witham Old Post Office|| Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office |
(NOT McColls Store)
|Woolpit Church|| Woolpit Church |
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