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Magical Lake Maggiore & the Matterhorn

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy our wonderful hotel location, on the shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore
  • Take in the tranquil scenery along picturesque Lake Orta
  • Visit the pretty Swiss village of Zermatt
  • See the famous Matterhorn mountain
  • Discover the Borromean Islands

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Holiday details

What is Included?

  • Luxury return coach travel
  • 9 nights room & breakfast (including weekly candlelit dinner & glass of Italian champagne)
  • 8 evening meals (including weekly candlelit dinner & glass of Italian champagne)
  • Choice of menu for evening meals with tea or coffee afterwards
  • 3 excursions

Join us for a wonderful holiday, based in the pretty village of Baveno on the tranquil shores of Lake Maggiore, looking out towards the lovely Borromean Islands. This is a relaxing break, enjoying the area's superb scenery.

Must See: Borromean Islands

Situated on the western side of Lake Maggiore are the Borromean Islands, which take their names from the aristocratic Borromean family, who took ownership of the land in the 16th and 17th centuries.

The islands of Bella and Madre were transformed into grand, luxurious residences, while the third island was left to continue its traditional way of life, a must-see destination for every visitor to Lake Maggiore.

Included Excursions

Full day: Zermatt and the Matterhorn
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Full day: Lake Maggiore Express
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Half day: Borromean Islands
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Optional Excursions

Three Lakes Tour
Macugnaga and Monte Rosa
Evening cruise on Lake Maggiore

Holiday Details

Day 1: UK to Reims
Dover to Calais, then on to Reims for our overnight hotel stay.
Day 2: Reims to Baveno
We drive into Italy past some beautiful countryside to reach Baveno in time for dinner. (B,D)
Days 3-8: Baveno
A chance to relax in your picturesque resort and enjoy some of the surrounding area's best sights on our included excursions. (B,D)
Day 9: Baveno to Reims
We head back north into France for our overnight hotel. (B,D)
Day 10: Reims to UK
Calais, Dover, then home. (B)


Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK

4 August 2012

Fabulous Holiday!

This was my second time here (and my mum's 4th!). It's a beautiful resort with some wonderful excursions.Everywhere is so easy to get to as well by ferry across the lake.The Islands are so pretty - Isola Bella with its' fabulous palace and gardens are well worth a visit, as is Isola Pescatori (Fisherman's Island).Although Isola Madre is said to be just a nature reserve, there's still some wonderful gardens to see!For those who prefer towns, Stresa, Pallanza and Intra are just short ferry rides away and if you like market shopping, you really can't get better than the Intra market on a Saturday - there's something for everyone.The Beau Rivage is a beautiful hotel right on the lakeside, with very helpful and pleasant staff. The rooms are more than adequate with fridges, though air-con is chargeable. The swimming pool is clean and has lifeguard cover whenever it's open. You can 'hire' towels, so you might want to pack your own.The food is really nice, with a standard continental breakfast. The evening meals are 3 course and if there's nothing you like from the choices, the restaurant staff are very accommodating and will arrange for something else for you.We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday and would definitely recommend Baveno - so much so, we'll be going back next year!

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